History of Navigation Conference 2018: Call for papers

Continuing our well-respected series of conferences, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Royal Institute of Navigation are holding another event to bring together current research into the history of navigation.

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

24–25 May 2018

In the 250th anniversary year of James Cook’s departure in command of the Endeavour on the first of three famous voyages of exploration, this conference seeks to interrogate the way stories are told about heroism in the history of navigation, including land, sea, air and space.

Suggested areas for discussion might include, but need not be restricted to:

  • the construction of navigational heroism
  • alternative perspectives on the existing canon
  • gender and the heroic
  • new tales of navigational heroism

Proposals for papers on these or related themes are now being invited.

It is anticipated that speaking slots will be of maximum 25 minutes, including time for questions.

Deadline for proposals

To propose a paper, or for further information, please send the title and abstract (approximately 200 words) by 26 January 2018 to:

Research Department ExecutiveRoyal Museums GreenwichRomney RoadLondon SE10 9NFTel 020 8312 6716E-mail research@rmg.co.uk