Ideas in Movement: the Role of Conflict & Commerce in the History of Navigation
Location: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Starts: 03/04/2014 11:00:00
Ends: 04/04/2014 16:30:00
Following successful conferences in 2010 and 2012 the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Museums Greenwich have organised a third conference.
2014 sees the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. While this conflict provided a powerful stimulus for research and development in navigation, technological developments have also sprung from users and from commercial imperatives. Indeed 2014 is also the 100th anniversary of the daredevil Lawrence 'gyro' Sperry’s demonstration of the aircraft autopilot in Paris. These two centenaries offer the opportunity to reflect on how experiences and ideas about movement and navigation have been shaped through conflict and commerce.
Home of world-class collections in the fields of time, navigation, astronomy, cartography, and nautical technology, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK, invites historians and practitioners to examine the history of these ‘ideas in movement’ from the Armada to the present day.
A booking form booking form, full programme and a provisional portfolio of abstracts can be found below. For further information please contact:
Royal Museums Greenwich
London SE10 9NF
Tel: 020 8312 6716
Fax: 020 8312 6592