Lizelle de Jaeger has provided some updated information on future events at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Exploration and Memory
Thursday to Saturday, 13–15 September 2018
Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum
To mark the opening of its new exploration wing in September 2018, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, will host a conference centred on the role and significance of memory in histories of exploration. Over the last few decades maritime exploration in its broadest sense has become one of the most exciting fields of study, with researchers from many different disciplinary backgrounds enriching, questioning and reinterpreting the subject for contemporary audiences. Increasingly, indigenous voices are challenging long-held assumptions and introducing a greater complexity to histories of encounter, exchange and the legacies of exploration. This conference is intended to consider exploration from the equally vibrant perspective of memory studies
Cost: £100 (full) | £75 (concessions – students and people over 60). The cost includes refreshments and lunch (Thurs & Fri) as well as a wine reception.
https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/exploration-and-memory-conference For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8312 6716
Other upcoming conferences, seminars and talks
Meet the Experts- Wednesdays at 13.00 | The Queen’s House (Great Hall) | FREE
5 September Painting the Pacific Sophie Richards, Exhibitions Interpretation Curator
12 September Cobles, Scaffies, Wherries and Drifters: Alan Sorrell and Working Boats from Around the British Coast Simon Stephens, Curator of Ship Model and Boats Collection
19 September Pictorial Puzzles in Dutch and Flemish Seascapes Dr Pieter van der Merwe, Greenwich Curator Emeritus
26 September Hunting for Pirates in the Queen’s House Dr Aaron Jaffer, Curator of World Cultures
3 October Into the North: Arctic Convoys in the Second World War Lucy Dale, Assistant Curator
10 October Clocks Fit for a Queen Emily Akkermans, Curator of Time
17 October The Lure of the Sea: Works by Evelyn and William De Morgan Sarah Hardy, Curator of the De Morgan Foundation
Maritime History and Culture Seminars at the Institute of Historical Research
23 October at 17.15 ‘Ocean’s Love’: Sir Walter Ralegh and the Sea Dr Anna Beer (University of Oxford)
The First World War at Sea: Conflict, culture and commemoration
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 8-10 November 2018
A three-day conference with parallel sessions.
The conference will explore the First World War at sea through wide-ranging themes designed to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research and new perspectives on the subject. Focused on both naval and mercantile marine contexts, the conference will also place the experience of the maritime war within the historical settings of the years preceding and following the conflict. The conference is held in partnership with Gateways to the First World War, an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded centre for public engagement with the First World War Centenary.
Keynote speakers: Professors Andrew Lambert, King’s College London; Jan Rüger, Birkbeck, University of London and Matthew Seligmann, Brunel, University of London.
Cost: £150 (full) | £120 (concessions) and £75 (speakers). The cost includes lunch and refreshments on all three days as well as a reception on Thursday, 8 November 2018. To register you interest contact email@example.com . The conference will be open for online booking from 1 August 2018.