Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations

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Call for Papers
October 30, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Early Modern History and Period Studies, British History / Studies, European History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies

This one-day conference, to be held at the National Maritime Museum on 27 March 2021, will examine the role of the naval dockyards and bases that were closely associated with Baltic naval campaigns. 1721 was the year that the Great Northern War was finally concluded. The key dockyards in this war were Copenhagen, Karlskrona, Chatham, St Petersburg and Kronstadt. Britain’s concern was to maintain the balance of power, sending large squadrons into the Baltic to ensure the continued supply of naval stores: especially Russian hemp, Swedish iron and ‘East Country’ timber.

Other conflicts, such as those in the Thirty Years’ War 1618–48, the Second Baltic War 1655–60, the Russo-Swedish war 1788–90, the 1918–20 Russian civil war, two World Wars and the twentieth century Baltic states’ wars of liberation are also within the scope of this conference.

If your proposal is accepted, the NDS will pay standard UK travel expenses (not international flights), your conference fee and lunch, publish it in our Transactions and give you a complimentary copy.

The conference is organised by the Naval Dockyards Society


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Contact Info: 

Please send your title and 300-word synopsis by 30 October 2020 (and any booking enquiries) to: Dr Paul Brown,

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