King’s Maritime History Seminar Series
2022/2023 Spring Semester Schedule
12 January 2023, “The Peter Davies Memorial Lecture”
“Married to the Sea: The Norwegian Mermaid Association, 1964-1989″
Stig Tenold, NHH, Norwegian School of Economics
26 January 2023
“The Balance of Sea Power in the Early Modern Era: the Anglo-Dutch Wars”
I Izidor Janžekovič, Central European University
9 February 2023
“The Royal Naval Chaplaincy service since 1945: Change or Continuity from the Past”
Linda Parker, Independent Researcher
23 February 2023
The Continued Dependence of Global Prosperity on Seapower, (Title to be Confirmed)
Carl-Johan Hagman, former CEO of Stena Group Shipping
9 March 2023
“The role of an English skilled tradesman in the transatlantic diffusion of early steamboat and railway technology: the life and career of William Harmon (1804 – 1890): a study of individual adaptability and mobility”
Robb Robinson, University of Hull
27 April 2023
“Concealed in the Kill Chain: The WRNS, Naval Intelligence and the Emergence of Modern Warfare”
Sarah-Louise Miller, University of Oxford
11 May 2023
“The Royal Navy’s 1755 Pre-emptive Strike: ‘prize culture’, naval readiness, and Admiral Byng’s reputation”
Joseph J. Krulder, Butte College, California
Note: This session may be attended in person, as normal, but it will be delivered remotely from California.
25 May 2023
“Leander to Belfast: A look at the Royal Navy’s Light Cruisers from 1930 to 1945 and the Policy Behind Them”
Thomas Arnold, HMS Belfast
The King’s Maritime History Seminars for 2022-23 will continue as hybrid events which means that they may be attended in person or online. As always, attendance is free and open to all. To take part, though, you must register on Eventbrite by visiting the KCL School of Security Studies Events page, here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/security-studies/events . Note: the listings will not be made available on Eventbrite right away. You may have to wait for the papers you’re interested in to appear.
For those attending online, you will receive instructions shortly before the event, by email, about how to join by Zoom. Otherwise, we will meet in person as usual in the Dockrill Room, K6.07, King’s Building, at King’s College London. Papers will begin at 17:15 GMT.
The King’s Maritime History Seminar is hosted by the ‘Laughton Naval History Unit’ and the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’ in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. It is organised by the British Commission for Maritime History (www.maritimehistory.org.uk) in association with the Society for Nautical Research (https://snr.org.uk/).
For further information contact Dr Alan James, War Studies, KCL, WC2R 2LS (firstname.lastname@example.org).