Caird Library Research Seminars Programme 2017
A series of seminars convened by the Greenwich Maritime Centre and the National Maritime Museum
Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD student
THE HISTORY OF BRITISH PRISON HULKS, 1776-1864
The history of British prison hulks has been largely overlooked, despite the fact that they housed two types of inmate; prisoners of war and convicts. Furthermore, their image as ‘hell on water’ has undermined our understanding of these floating prisons as lived experiences. With reference to NMM collections, this paper will examine regime, defiance and productivity on board the hulks, ultimately restoring the lives of prisoners to their complex history.
ALL SEMINARS ARE ON MONDAYS HELD BETWEEN 15:30 and 16:30
THE CAIRD LIBRARY, SAMMY OFER WING,
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
GREENWICH, LONDON SE10 9NF
NO BOOKING NECESSARY!