Our free talks cover a range of fascinating subjects, from maritime art and naval strategy to Black History and museum exhibitions. 

Everyone is welcome at our Maritime History and Culture Seminars and there is no need to book. 

Seminars typically include a 45-minute talk followed by a short Q&A session. They provide an opportunity to hear from experts, find out about new research and meet people working in exciting fields.

Previous seminars in this series include:

  • Shakespeare and the sea (Anjna Chouhan, 2020-21)
  • An early Dutch account of Aboriginal Australia (Liam Benison, 2020-21)
  • Archival disputes between Britain, India and Pakistan (Rakesh Ankit, 2020-21)
  • Diversity aboard the Mary Rose (Alex Hildred, 2019-20)
  • Boredom and the British Empire (Jeffrey Auerbach, 2019-20)
  • Mental health at sea (Catherine Beck, 2018-19)
  • Tea drinking in British culture (Markman Ellis, 2018-19)
  • Finnish seamen and domesticity (Laika Nevalainen, 2017-18)
  • Benjamin Lay and abolition (Marcus Rediker, 2017-18)
  • Seafaring in the Mediterranean and Atlantic from prehistory to AD 1500 (Barry Cunliffe, 2017-18)
Please note

Currently all seminars are taking place online via Zoom webinars. Please check the event listings for links and information on how to join.

Main image: Cullercoats, Northumberland (G2417, © National Maritime Museum)