The craft of writing maritime history

Essential information

Date and time: 
30 November 2019 | 9.30am
Admission: 
Ticketed
Price: 
£30 | £25 concessions
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
Discount for members

A writing workshop aimed at postgraduate students, Early Career Researchers, Independent Scholars and other interested folk to introduce them to various forms of writing and to connect with maritime historians who have been successful at their craft.

Schedule

09.30-10.00: 

Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.00-10.05

Welcome and Chair’s comments: introducing the British Commission for Maritime History.

10.05-10.30

James Davey, University of Exeter

Redefining and Extending the Maritime: The New Naval and Maritime History

Session 1: Writing for Academic Audiences

10.30-11.00

Peter Sowden, Boydell & Brewer Publishers

How to Turn Your Thesis into a Book

11.00-11.30

David J. Starkey, University of Hull and Editor: International Journal of Maritime History

Journal Article Writing from an Editor’s Perspective

11.30-12.00

Q&A and roundtable discussion

12.00-13.00

Lunch

Session 2: Writing for Public Audiences

13.00-13.30

Aaron Jaffer, Royal Museums Greenwich

Writing on Controversial Subjects and Difficult to Explain Objects: Gallery Text and Object Labels

13.30-14.00

Andrew Lambert, King’s College, University of London

How to Write Scholarly Non-fiction for a General Audience

14.00-14.15

Margarette Lincoln, Curator Emeritus, Royal Museums Greenwich

How to Find an Agent and Write a Book Proposal for Popular History

14.15-14.45

Coffee and tea

14.45-15.15

Helen Doe, University of Exeter

Social Media, Websites and Marketing Your Book

15.15-15.45

Q&A and roundtable discussion (all speakers have written successfully for a general audience).

15.45-16.30

Writing Surgery (not compulsory).

Participants need to indicate in advance that they wish to participate and share their work and/or ideas

Entrance fee includes all refreshments and a sandwich lunch.