The National Maritime Museum is hosting a major conference addressing the interconnections between the Royal Navy and Britain from 1688 to the present day.
The conference will explore the relationship between the Royal Navy and Britain from the broadest possible range of perspectives. From conflict, culture and science to society, economics and politics, this connection has always been complex and reflexive. The navy has been the nation's primary arm of defence and the means by which empire was expanded and sustained. In both peace and war, it has shaped and been shaped by the powers of the British state. It has driven and responded to commercial, industrial and technological forces. As an institution, it has defined and reflected not only the nature of Britishness, but its component notions of class, race and gender. As a workplace, it has generated lifestyles that mirror wider norms while also diverging from them.
Keynote speakers include:Professor Roger Knight – University of Greenwich; Professor Andrew Lambert – King’s College, London; N.A.M. Rodger – University of Oxford; Dr Jan Rüger – Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Kathleen Wilson – State University of New York, Stony Brook
For a full programme and booking form please contact:
Research Department Executive, Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 208 312 6716.
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