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Centre Seminar Series

Seminars will be hosted in person or on Zoom – please check the individual event information.

Please contact Dr Elin Jones ( to be added to the invitation list.

Centre seminar series - Winter-Spring 2023

Centre for Maritime Historical Studies

Research Seminars: Winter-Spring 2023

*All seminars are hybrid events held in Forum Seminar Room 12 (15:30 – 17:00) unless otherwise stated. Zoom links will be circulated ahead of seminars.*

Wednesday 25th January


Professor Steven Mentz (St. John’s University)

Error, Time, Water: Dynamic Ecologies in The Winter's Tale

*Co-hosted with the Centre for Early Modern Studies

Wednesday 15th February

Hybrid: online and Forum SR 5

Professor Helen Berry (University of Exeter)

Women, credit, and making shift at sea: the ‘amphibious economy’ of 18th century England

*Co-hosted with the Centre for Early Modern Studies

Wednesday 22nd February


Sarah von Hagen (University of Göttingen)

Violent Seas: Cultures of naval martial violence c.1660–1780

Wednesday 8th March


Professor Brad Beaven (University of Portsmouth)

Sailor contact zones and Victorian anxieties in London's Sailortown, 1850-1900.

Wednesday 29th March

Hybrid: online and Newman Green LT

Professor Kevin Dawson (University of California, Merced)

Title TBC

*Co-hosted with the Centre for Imperial and Global History

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