The King’s Maritime History Seminars for 2021-22 will begin with four, fully-online events in the autumn term. Rest assured that the expectation is that we will return to face-to-face meetings from January 2022 whilst maintaining some form of online presence, and a full programme for the Spring will be distributed in due course. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you back online for our usual experience of maritime and naval historical discussion and debate.
21 October 2021
Recruiting a naval reserve: the Royal Naval Coast Volunteers in Britain and Ireland, 1854–6
Paul Huddie, University College Dublin
4 November 2021
North Atlantic Air Cover: Convoys in WWII
Capt. Rodney G. Brown, The Shipwrights’ Livery Company
18 November 2021
The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (22-25 July, 1797): Horatio Nelson vs. Antonio Gutiérrez
Justo Hernandez, Universidad de La Laguna
2 December 2021
The London Naval Conference (Precise Title to be Determined)
Alan M. Anderson, King’s College London
As always, attendance is free and open to all. To take part, you must register on Eventbrite by visiting the KCL School of Security Studies Events page, here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/security-studies/events . Shortly before the event, you will receive instructions, by email, about how to join by Zoom. Papers will begin, as usual, 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).