THE HISTORY OF BRITISH PRISON HULKS, 1776-1864

Caird Library Research Seminars Programme 2017

A series of seminars convened by the Greenwich Maritime Centre and the National Maritime Museum

27th MARCH

Anna McKay

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.

FURTHER INFO:

http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/gmc/seminar-series

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!

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