The National Museum for the Royal Navy is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2015 Statesmen and Seapower Conference. This conference addresses the vital connections between seapower and politics. It will examine the ways in which seapower has interacted with the political process and the personalities who wielded it to greater or lesser effect. The conference organisers welcome panel proposals (2 – 3 papers), or individual paper proposals, covering any aspect of the relationship between politics, politicians, seapower and their use of it, experienced by any state, from the age of sail to today. Papers covering the following areas will be especially welcome:
- Theories of seapower, their use and implications, past, present or future.
- Personalities & seapower.
- Non-western approaches to seapower, past and present.
- Churchill & the Royal Navy.
- National or cultural differences in political attitudes to seapower and its use, past or present.
- Politics, economics and seapower.
- Geography, geopolitics and the creation, sustenance and use of seapower.
- The wider maritime sphere and policy or policy makers, past or present.
To submit a proposal, please send a 300 word outline of the paper and a copy of your CV (panel proposals to include outlines of all papers and CVs for all speakers) to: research@NMRN.org.uk
Or write to:
Dr Duncan Redford or Mr Simon Williams
National Museum of the Royal Navy
HM Naval Base PP66