CFP: Navigation, Heroism, History: National Maritime Museum

May 24-25, 2018, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

Call for papers

Continuing our successful 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.

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.

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

Research Department Executive
Royal Museums Greenwich
Romney Road
London SE10 9NF
Tel 020 8312 6716

Deadline: January 26, 2018

Posted: January 22, 2018