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 an event and would like us to share the details here and in our monthly newsletter, please email the Administrator

Due to the ongoing international public health situation, 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.


2-3 December 2021, ONLINE
Royal Museums Greenwich and the University of Leeds: Arctic Photography, Film Exploration and the Archive Conference, including speakers from Royal Museums Greenwich and the Fram Museum, Norway

6 December 2021, ONLINE
Tall Ship Glenlee Anniversary Lecture: Speaker: Hannah Cunliffe, Director of National Historic Ships UK, on “.. a tall ship and a star to sail her by”: Setting a Course for the Future of Maritime Heritage

7 December 2021, ONLINE
Columbia River Maritime Museum lecture series: The Connecticut River: Past, Present, and Future

7 December 2021, ONLINE
Royal Museums Greenwich: Christmas at Sea: 400 years of the Festive Season Afloat – virtual talk

9 December 2021, ONLINE
The Mariners’ Museum: Author Andrea Pitzer talks about her book ‘Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World’, the story of William Barents’ three voyages to the Arctic in the 1590s – virtual talk

9 December 2021, ONLINE
Honor Frost Foundation 10th Annual Lecture: Advancing Maritime Archaeology: the Honor Frost Foundation Achievements Ten years on


8-10 February 2022, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, USA, and ONLINE
Tall Ships America: 49th Annual Conference on Tall Ships and Sail Training: Building Our Community: Ships, Sailors, Students

10-11 February 2022, ONLINE
University of Ljubljana
MERMAIDS: (En)Gendering Maritime Labor and Business Histories

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22 February 2022, ONLINE
Royal Museums Greenwich: “For the grandeur of this crown…”: The English and French Navies, 1500-1650 – virtual talk

MARCH 2022

1-3 March 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
9th Annual World Ocean Summit

5 March 2022, Liverpool, UK and ONLINE
CITiZAN Conference 2022: Connecting Coastal Heritage, Communities and Climate Change

APRIL 2022

6-10 April 2022, Valletta, Malta
The Honor Frost Foundation and the University of Malta:
Under the Mediterranean II Conference

26-30 April 2022, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Maryland, USA
Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM): Annual Conference 2022: Inspiring with Resilience and Relevance
Call for Proposals
Deadline: 13 December 2021

MAY 2022

18 May 2022, ONLINE
Royal Museums Greenwich: The Sky and Ocean Reconnected: Linking the Histories of Observatories and Oceans – virtual talk

JUNE 2022

15-17 June 2022, Plymouth, UK, and ONLINE
Britain and the World Conference 2022: Interactions between Britain and the wider world from the sixteenth century to the present, highlighting the importance of transnational perspectives
Call for Papers deadline: 7 January 2022
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27 June – 1 July 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
United Nations: UN Ocean Conference 2022
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20-28 August 2022, Prague, Czech Republic
International Council of Museums: 26th ICOM General Conference: The Power of Museums


12-16 September, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
International Congress of Maritime Museums: ICMM 50th Anniversary Congress 2022
Call For Papers

Deadline 3 December 2021