Kent History and Library Centre: New exhibition!

We would like to bring to your attention to a free exhibition opening in August at the Kent History and Library Centre:

Bawleys, Barbels and Owlers

Life along the Kent coast

Please take a look at the poster Exhibition Poster.

And for more information visit their website: http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/kent-history-and-library-centre#

Hope to see you there!

GMC.

DISCFEST 2017!

The Greenwich Maritime Centre will be contributing to the Department of History, Politics and Social Science DISCFEST Festival at the University of Greenwich next week. There will be talks by members of the GMC including Tim Acott, Adriana Ford, Cathryn Pearce and Chris Ware.

Download the flyer below:

DISCFEST2017

And for more information and a timetable of events please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/disc-fest-2017-registration-33302494658

Where you can also register – it’s free!

Keep up to date with the latest news from HPSS on their Twitter account: https://twitter.com/UOG_HPSS 

We look forward to seeing you there.

GMC.

Free Public Talk: Raphael Samuel History Centre, History & Environment/Water and the Sea Series

Free Public TalkRaphael Samuel History Centre, History & Environment/Water and the Sea Series

Stephen Mosley (Leeds Beckett University) will be talking about ‘Blue and Green: Coastal Cities and Environmental History’

Download Flyer Here

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017   Time: 6.00pm

Venue: University of Greenwich, Room KW002, King William Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row London SE10 9LS. 

Web address for event: Eventbrite at https://coastalcities.eventbrite.co.uk

This talk explores the complex environmental relationships of coastal cities with the sea. Using examples of different types of coastal cities, it surveys how growing urbanisation, trade, industrialisation and tourism impacted on shorelines and the sea over time. It asks how communities have adapted to the challenges and risks of living in coastal cities and offers some suggestions for further research.

Stephen Mosley is an environmental historian based at Leeds Beckett University http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-stephen-mosley/.

These free public talks are organized by the Raphael Samuel History Centre (http://raphael-samuel.org.uk/) and the University of Greenwich (Dept of History, Politics and Social Sciences & Greenwich Maritime Centre). To find out more about the RSHC History and Environment talks in general, please contact George Yerby (george.yerby@googlemail.com). For more information on these Greenwich RSHC seminars, please contact: Vanessa Taylor (V.J.Taylor@greenwich.ac.uk)

Wellington Trust’s temporary exhibition: Abandon Ship!

The Wellington Trust is a charity established to support the historic ship, the HQS Wellington, moored on the Thames since 1948. With a focus on the history of the Merchant Navy and plans to develop the existing collections into a formal museum, the Trust has been presenting temporary exhibitions for the past few years. It has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop an exhibition and events programme between May and November 2017, exploring the experiences of Merchant Navy sailors in the First & Second World Wars.

There are a range of roles on the Wellington Trust’s temporary exhibition, Abandon Ship!, which is currently in development. There are opportunities to research and write exhibition texts, to present mini lectures, or be involved in stewarding the exhibition or developing informal learning workshops and events.

This opportunity would be particularly suitable for students with an interest in maritime history, heritage engagement, and museum studies.

Click here for more details: Abandon Ship

THE HISTORY OF BRITISH PRISON HULKS, 1776-1864

Caird Library Research Seminars Programme 2017
A series of seminars convened by the Greenwich Maritime Centre and the National Maritime Museum

27th MARCH

Anna McKay
Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD student

THE HISTORY OF BRITISH PRISON HULKS, 1776-1864

The history of British prison hulks has been largely overlooked, despite the fact that they housed two types of inmate; prisoners of war and convicts. Furthermore, their image as ‘hell on water’ has undermined our understanding of these floating prisons as lived experiences. With reference to NMM collections, this paper will examine regime, defiance and productivity on board the hulks, ultimately restoring the lives of prisoners to their complex history.

MORE INFO: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/gmc/seminar-series

ALL SEMINARS ARE ON MONDAYS HELD BETWEEN 15:30 and 16:30

THE CAIRD LIBRARY, SAMMY OFER WING,

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

GREENWICH, LONDON SE10 9NF

NO BOOKING NECESSARY!

Caird Library Research Seminars Programme 2017

The 2017 programme series has now been confirmed! The full programme will be uploaded shortly but we can announce the first seminar of the year:

27th FEBRUARY

Katherine Gazzard

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD student

SELLING ‘SHADES’ BY THE SEA SHORE: PORTRAITURE IN 18TH CENTURY NAVAL PORTS

From Grandiose oil paintings by Joshua Reynolds to rapid cut-paper silhouettes and intricate miniatures, a diverse variety of portraits were produced in naval ports over the course of the 18th century. This seminar will explore examples of these artworks and the businesses of their producers, revealing how naval officers used portraiture to negotiate the emotional demands of their profession while on duty and when preparing to sail.

ALL SEMINARS ARE ON MONDAYS HELD BETWEEN 15:30 and 16:30

THE CAIRD LIBRARY, SAMMY OFER WING,

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

GREENWICH, LONDON SE10 9NF

NO BOOKING NECESSARY!

For further information please contact the Research Administrator on 020 8312 6716 or email: research@rmg.co.uk