GMC Partner: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

We are pleased to announce that the Greenwich Maritime Centre has a new partner: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

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Learn from the maritime industry’s top experts and network with professionals from around the world.

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is a highly respected name for professional development in the maritime sector. Their range of seminars, held year round, cover a range of niche topics relating to everything from the offshore industry to maritime law, environmental science and insurance. The unique approach LMA takes to learning in their seminars includes practical workshops, case studies, spotlight sessions, mock negotiations, site visits and interactive breakout sessions.

We look forward to working with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and bringing you news and information on their range of courses. Click on the link below to see what they have lined up for the rest of 2017!

LMA Events 2017

The GMC’s new Featured Artist!

We are very happy to announce that artist Lizzie Cannon is the new Greenwich Maritime Centre Featured Artist.

Lizzie completed a B.Sc. in Geography at The University of St. Andrews, after which she re-focused her interest in human-environment interactions into her art practice. Since graduating with a BA in Textiles at Goldsmiths in 2006, Cannon has exhibited both internationally and in the UK. She was short listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2007, Art of the Stitch in 2009 and Jerwood Makers in 2014. Cannon engages with opportunities to work with museum collections and archives, undertaking the residency ‘Made in Bow’ with the Bow Porcelain Collection at Newham Archive (2013), collaborating with the Curator of Lichens at the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, Natural History Museum, London (2011) and exhibiting at a ‘Behind the Scenes Event’ at the Horniman Museum, London (2009).

Lizzie will be exhibiting at the University of Greenwich later this year as part of the Featured Artist program and we will be sharing more details soon!

You can find out more about Lizzie and her work here:

and her own website:

The Greenwich Maritime Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank our previous Featured Artist, Theo Crutchley-Mack for his time with us and all of his hard work. We wish him all the very best with his new exhibition and hope to have Theo back on campus in the next academic year to exhibit his paintings but in the meantime please do follow him on social media and check out his current and upcoming exhibition on his website:


GMC Partner: The National Maritime Development Group

The Greenwich Maritime Centre is very pleased to announce we have a new partner. The National Maritime Development Group works with UK maritime industries and communities to promote and develop excellence in all maritime business activities. We look forward to working on a range of new seminars and promotional activities as well as developing longer term relationships with maritime organisations, linking research and teaching to industry and commerce.

We will be sharing more information on our website and social media pages so please do follow us there for news on future events.

You can find out more about the National Maritime Development Group and the events they are running, as well as find the links to follow their social media pages, here:


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:

Hope to see you there!



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:


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

Where you can also register – it’s free!

Keep up to date with the latest news from HPSS on their Twitter account: 

We look forward to seeing you there.


CALL FOR PAPERS – The State of Maritime History Research


University of Greenwich, 9 September 2017

Over the past few decades there has been significant debate as to the place and shape of maritime history. In January 2008, the Council of the American Historical Association approved unanimously to add ‘Maritime, including Naval’ to its taxonomy of academic specialties. But since then, it has been suggested that the field has been marginalised.  Or does the growth of new areas of interest – such as the study of port towns, the ‘Atlantic World,’ Coastal History, and the role of gender in maritime history – suggest a flourishing, if more diverse, environment? What is the state of health in other research-orientated maritime activities such as public history and heritage?

The Greenwich Maritime Centre and the Society for Nautical Research are excited to announce a major conference to be held at the University of Greenwich to consider these questions. The conference will bring together key contributors from within the broad field of maritime history, as well as those who write on maritime and coastal topics, but do not consider themselves maritime historians. Papers and key discussion points will be published in hard copy and/or online by the Society of Nautical Research.

Proposals are invited for papers on any of the following aspects, or on other related and relevant themes. The principal criterion for acceptance will be the extent to which a paper provides a broad overview of the current situation in a specific field, and of the prospects for the future, rather than narrow, descriptive accounts of a particular period of history or historic ship (to give two examples).

  • The study of maritime history in the university and school sectors
  • The state of maritime research in particular geographical regions and countries
  • The state of particular sub-disciplines within maritime history and research, e.g. naval history, nautical archaeology, port towns, coastal studies
  • The health of the maritime museums sector, and current and future challenges for it
  • The state of the historic ships and craft sector
  • ‘Sea blindness’: fact or fiction?

Proposals of 500 words, together with a short biography of no more than 150 words, should be submitted by 1 June 2017  to

NB: There will be a nominal fee of £25 for the conference. Please book  at, registration will open on 1 June 2017.

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

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

These free public talks are organized by the Raphael Samuel History Centre ( 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 ( For more information on these Greenwich RSHC seminars, please contact: Vanessa Taylor (