Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference

Mitchell Library, Glasgow


The programme for the Annual Scottish Maritime History conference is set out below.

The conference is being held in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
Please contact if you wish to attend and note that numbers are limited.

Professor Ray Stokes (Centre for Business History in Scotland, University of Glasgow)

10.05 Session 1, Chair: Dr Martin Bellamy
Christin Simons (University of St Andrews): The Swedish East India Company – a British steppingstone?
Rachel Blackman-Rogers (King’s College, London): Turning the Tide: British Strategic Evolution 1796-1798
J. D. Davies: “For Fear To Be Perished By The Tide’: The Scottish Maritime Presence In Carmarthen Bay

11.15 Coffee/Tea

11.45 Session 2, Chair: Professor Stig Tenold
Prof. Alan McKinlay (University of Newcastle) & Dr William Knox, (University of St Andrews): ‘Little Bees’: British Shipbuilding apprentices from the 1850s-1930s
Dr Nina Baker: Women in the Shipyards in Scotland (and elsewhere) in the 20th Century
Professor Michael Moss (University of Northumbria): ‘The lost art of Bill Finance: the case of William Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton, Shipbuilders’

13:00 Lunch
A selection of maritime documents from Glasgow City Archives will be available to view during lunch

14:00 Session 3, Chair: Professor Ray Stokes
Professor John R. Hume: The origins, development and decline of the marine side-lever steam engine
William Stewart Lindsay: ‘The first auxiliary screw ship of large size ever built’ by Scott & Co in 1854
Matthew Bellhouse Moran (Scottish Maritime Museum): Location Location Location – The Story of the Stephen of Linthouse Engine Shop

15.15 Coffee/Tea

15.45-17.00 Session 4, Chair: Professor Hugh Murphy
Professor Faye Hammill (University of Glasgow): Imagining the ocean liner: mechanism, modernity, magic
Professor Stig Tenold (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen): Globalization and the transformation of a maritime city: The case of Bergen since 1970
Dr Roy Fenton (Ships in Focus Publications): ‘Sex and Drink and Rock and Roll’: The sea shanty in its economic, social and cultural context

17:00 Concluding Remarks