This calendar lists maritime heritage-related conferences and other events that may be of interest to ICMM members. If you are speaking at or hosting a conference and would like us to share the details here and in our monthly newsletter, please email the Administrator

Due to the ongoing international situation with COVID-19, some museums and venues may be closed and events may be cancelled at short notice. We advise you to check with the organisers of the event before travelling.

Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for events not organised by ICMM.


JANUARY 2021

23 January, ONLINE
Nautical Archaeology Society: Archaeological Project Management
More info & to book

27 January, ONLINE
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston:
Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series: Dr. Erica Behrisch on Lady Franklin and the Lost Franklin Expedition
Register

FEBRUARY 2021

1 – 27 February, ONLINE – various events
The Mariners Museum and Park: Black History Month series
Read more & register

4 February, online
King’s Maritime History Seminars: ‘Historical Sections’ and ‘Battle Studies’: The British Influence Upon American Visions of ‘Sea Power’ and History
Register

4+11+18+25 February, ONLINE – various events
Tall Ships America: Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships: Navigating Uncharted Waters: Planning for Success in Challenging Times
More info & to register

6 February, ONLINE
Mystic Seaport Museum: Virtual Chantey Blast
Register

10 February, ONLINE
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston:
Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series: Jim McRae on Seaway Queens
Register

12-21 February, ONLINE – various events
Manchester Science Festival 2021: Climate and ideas for a better world
More details & to book

18 February, ONLINE
King’s Maritime History Seminars: The Blockade Legend: the Limitations on the British Empire’s Blockade of Germany, 1914-1917
Register

20 February, ONLINE
Nautical Archaeology Society: Hulk Recording: Knackered boats & how to record them
More info & to book

22- 26 February, ONLINE
MuseumNext: Digital Summit 2021
More info & to register

24 February, ONLINE
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston:
Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series: John Brebner on A History of the Sandbanks
Register

MARCH 2021

4 March, ONLINE
King’s Maritime History Seminars: Trafalgar. Temeraire. The Men.
Register

6 March, ONLINE
Nautical Archaeology Society: Discover the wreck of The London
Register

10 March, ONLINE
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston:
Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series: Stephen Medd: “If Lilacs Could Sing”
Register

13 March, ONLINE
Nautical Archaeology Society: Archaeological Illustration
More info & to book

24 March, ONLINE
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston:
Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series: Mark Bourrie: “Bush Runner”
Register

25 March, ONLINE
Nautical Archaeology Society: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Archaeology combined theory course
More info & to book

27 March, ONLINE
Naval Dockyards Society: 25th Annual Conference: Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations
Call for papers

APRIL 2021

5-9 April, Washington DC, USA & ONLINE
MuseWeb: 25th Annual Conference
More details & to register

7 April, ONLINE
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston:
Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series: Rob Mazza: Red Jacket
Register

22 April, ONLINE
King’s Maritime History Seminars: Commerce and Charters, Conflict and Contraband: the Norwegian Steamship Tungus and the Russo-Japanese War 1905-1905
Register

26-28 April, ONLINE
Council of American Maritime Museums:
Annual Conference 2021: Engagement and Inclusion
More info & Call for papers

MAY 2021

12 May 2021, ONLINE
CHERISH Project: Virtual Conference on Coastal Cultural Heritage and Climate Change
Details tbc

18 May 2021, ONLINE
ICOM (International Council of Museums):
International Museum Day 2021: The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine
Details tbc

JUNE 2021

10-11 June 2021, ONLINE
Canadian Nautical Research Society/Société Canadienne Pour la Recherche Nautique: Annual Conference 2020: Canada’s Pacific Gateway, Past Present and Future
Proposals & more info

16-18 June, Plymouth, UK and ONLINE
Britain and the World: Conference 2021
More info

26 June, aboard SS Shieldhall, Southampton, UK
Nautical Archaeology Society: Understanding Metal Wrecks
More info & to book

SEPTEMBER 2021

8-11 September, Kiel, Germany
European Association of Archaeologists (EAA):
27th Annual Conference 2021: Widening Horizons
Call for abstracts (Deadline – 11 February)

NOVEMBER 2021

1-5 November, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
(rescheduled from 2020)
The 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (APConf):
The Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Austronesian Diaspora
More details

12-13 November, Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, Perth, Western Australia
2021 Indian Ocean Studies Conference:
Continuity and Change in the Indian Ocean in an Age of Uncertainty
Call for abstracts (Deadline – 28 May 2021)

SEPTEMBER 2022

12-16 September, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia
(rescheduled from 2021)
ICMM Congress 2022
Details tbc