Conference sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research
National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth 9-11 June 2022
This 3-day hybrid international conference will present 6 speakers and a plenary session each day,probing these topics & themes
Keynote speakers Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA, Professor Andrew Lambert FKC & Dr Antony Firth MCIfA
- Thursday 9 June 2022 Building a warship
Ship design: master shipwrights, naval architects
Recovering skills: repairing historic sailing ships and building replica ships/boats
Trades and crafts
Time-work-discipline, work organisation
Private yard/royal dockyard comparison
2. Friday 10 June 2022 Dockyards as heritage
Museum spaces or working dockyard spaces?
Fossilised or living archive of dockyard structures?
Tourism: costs and benefits
Repurposed dockyards as exemplars of regeneration
- Sat 11 June 2022 Dockyards as global hubs and regional centres of maritime culture
Drivers of innovation and technology
Loci of national power projection
Unique urban landscapes
Distinct demographic communities
- ‘Naval architecture’ encompassesthe characteristics of dockyard structures and adjacent artisanal housing, as well as ship design. Ship timbers reused in dockyards create both tangible and intangible circles.
- ‘Nodes’ are entanglements, central points in a complex or system.
Optionalspecialist behind-the-scenes archive, ship, dockyard and harbour tours in the afternoons of 9 & 10 June 2022 will be advertised separately when finalised, such as the Admiralty Library Naval Historical Branch Reading Room – Georgian Dockyard Walking Tour – Boathouse 4 – Harbour Tour – HMS Warrior– HMS Victory– some free, others chargeable.
Accommodation:!!book directly yourself. EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED!!
Holiday Inn Express Gunwharf Quays PO1 3FD,email@example.com
40 rooms reserved for 4 nights. The negotiated rate of £110.00 B&B applies to the nights of 9th & 10th June 2022. The 2 shoulder nights (8th & 11th) are at our Best Available Rate at the time the booking was confirmed, which are £109.00 B&B on the 8th and £189.00 B&B on the 11th.
Book online directly yourself quoting reference Naval Dockyards Society – June 2022
Mercer Collection Hotels 4 Malvern Rd, Southsea PO5 2NA Wed 8th, Thurs 9th & Fri 10th June: https://www.themercercollection.co.uk/ 023 9200 9009
Standard Double Room – £429 total with A La Carte Breakfast (£364.65 discounted)
Executive King Room – £469 total with A La Carte Breakfast (£398.65 discounted)
Superior Superking Room – £495 total with A La Carte Breakfast (£420.75 discounted
We have endeavoured to satisfy all individual requirements.
The Conference will take place in Action Stations, Boathouse No.6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ.
Conference Reception 9 June HMS Victory: vegetarian, meat & fish canapés, prosecco & wine included
Conference Hot Fork Buffet 10 June in Princess Royal Gallery: 2 courses, sparkling wine, wine, tea & coffee
Conference fees include a buffet lunch and refreshment teas and coffees.
Member: NDS, SNR, PRDHT, SNR(S) member, full-time student from an ‘ac’ email address.
Please completeone form per delegate. Select choice by underlining, making bold or colouring.
Purchasing membership of the Naval Dockyards Society for one year will give you the conference member price plus our journal Transactions and two Dockyards newsletters for one year.
*If the physical Conference has to be cancelled due to government Covid regulations or by the Museum, it will be run as an online Conference and the fee difference will be refunded.
Note: This conference will dovetail with the SNR AGM, so SNR members can attend both.
Please return booking form (and cheque) to Treasurer:David Jenkins, 5 Beeby Way, Carlton, Bedfordshire, MK43 7LW, UK by post or email (below)
BACS: Account NameNaval Dockyards Society, Sort Code 60-09-16, Account No. 51358719; PayPal:Go to the website and ask to send money. Enter email: firstname.lastname@example.org; enter amount; Payee Reference: Portsmouth Dockyard CONFERENCE A/B/C/D/E/F/G (and H), click OK; and confirm your details to this email.
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