This 3-day hybrid international conference will present 6 speakers and a plenary session each day, probing the following topics & themes.
Keynote speakers Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA, Professor Andrew Lambert FKC & Dr Antony Firth MCIfA
- Thursday 9 June 2022 Building a warship
Ship design: master shipwrights, naval architects
Recovering skills: repairing historic sailing ships and building replica ships/boats
Trades and crafts
Time-work-discipline, work organisation
Private yard/royal dockyard comparison
2. Friday 10 June 2022 Dockyards as heritage
Museum spaces or working dockyard spaces?
Fossilised or living archive of dockyard structures?
Tourism: costs and benefits
Repurposed dockyards as exemplars of regeneration
3. Sat 11 June 2022 Dockyards as global hubs and regional centres of maritime culture
Drivers of innovation and technology
Loci of national power projection
Unique urban landscapes
Distinct demographic communities
Alongside the conference, there will be ample opportunities to discover Portsmouth Harbour, the setting of Portsmouth naval base since the C3, and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, functioning continuously since the C15, with unique buildings surviving from the early C18.
Look out for optional specialist behind-the-scenes archive, ship, dockyard and harbour tours in the afternoons of 9 & 10 June 202, such as the Admiralty Library Naval Historical Branch Reading Room - Georgian Dockyard Walking Tour - Boathouse 4 - Harbour Tour - HMS Warrior - HMS Victory - some free, others chargeable.
Full details are at https://navaldockyards.org/conferences/
Dr Ann Coats