English merchant shipping and early modern maritime communities, c.1588–c.1765

BALH Dymond Lecture 2024.

On Thursday 5th December 2024 between 7:00pm – 8:00pm Professors Craig Lambert and John McAleer will present the annual Dymond Lecture. This is an on-line event.

This lecture will introduce the early findings of a three-year, AHRC-funded project that will help us to answer these – and many more – questions. By undertaking a systematic investigation of records relating to maritime commercial activity around the country, the project sheds new light on the development of merchant shipping, maritime communities, and local networks of trade. In order to demonstrate the practical application of the project’s findings, the remainder of the lecture will explore some of the merchant and maritime communities along England’s south coast. Upon its completion, the project’s freely accessible digital resources will allow historians to undertake the same fine-grained analysis for other parts of the country. 

Craig Lambert is Professor of Maritime History at the University of Southampton. He is Principal Investigator on a number of research projects, including the AHRC-funded project, ‘English merchant shipping, trade and maritime communities from the Spanish Armada to the Seven Years War, c.1588–c.1765’. Craig’s recent research has focused on Medieval and Tudor merchant shipping and maritime communities.

John McAleer is Associate Professor of History at the University of Southampton and Co-Investigator on the AHRC project. His work explores the British encounter and engagement with the wider world, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts. John was previously Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Booking is open until Thursday 5th December 12:00pm

Please note that this content was not originated by FCELH but it has been posted here because it may be of interest to members and others interested in English local history. For any queries please visit the website https://www.balh.org.uk/dymond2024

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