The First World War at Sea, 1914-19
Conference at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
Friday 3 to Saturday 4 June, 2016
The National Maritime Museum, The British Commission for Military History, and The British Commission for Maritime History are jointly organizing an international conference on the First World War at sea to be held at Greenwich in June 2016.
While there have recently been a number of conferences and publications looking at land-based histories of the First World War, there has been relatively little consideration of the war at sea, its significance and its broader contexts. In the centenary year of the Battle of Jutland, The First World War at Sea seeks to address this lacuna through papers that will address the breadth and complexity of the maritime sphere between 1914–19. The organizers welcome proposals that explore political, strategic, tactical, operational, cultural, social, institutional, economic, and industrial contexts – the list is not definitive. The organizers would encourage proposals that move beyond solely British issues and perspectives.
Papers will be considered for publication in special issues of the British Journal of Military History and the Journal for Maritime History.
The deadline for paper proposals is 1st December 2015.
Further information here.