King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2017-18

An outlook of what’s ahead for the King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2017-18. Our long running seminar series of Maritime & Naval history seminars in partnership with the British Commission for Maritime History and Society of Nautical Research.  Continue reading “King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2017-18”

The Naval Study: Nick Hewitt, National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The ‘naval study series’ invites naval and maritime researchers to reflect on the books that have shaped them as a historian and thinker. This includes the way they gain insight and perspectives on the past, and how they understand naval war, warfare and strategy. Limiting them to 1250 words and five entries the series sets a rigorously reflective yet beneficial challenge for author and reader. Continue reading “The Naval Study: Nick Hewitt, National Museum of the Royal Navy.”

Studying Naval History in the 21st Century Matters: Royal Navy Edition

In the 21st century we are questioning, debating, and even arguing over every aspect of the Royal Navy’s past or future.  In the United Kingdom maritime strategy, once the proven staple of British defence has been relegated to the side-lines. Meanwhile in the United States naval thinkers are a ball of anxious and nervous contention constantly looking over their shoulders wondering if what they are doing or planning is the correct course of action. Considering the generations of today, uniformed or otherwise have unparalleled access to the wisdom, knowledge and experiences of their forebears why do we find ourselves, on both sides of Atlantic more trusting of naval thinking in the past than today? Continue reading “Studying Naval History in the 21st Century Matters: Royal Navy Edition”