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Events - April 2014

Ideas in Movement: the Role of Conflict & Commerce in the History of Navigation - RIN
03 Apr 2014 11:00 - 04 Apr 2014 16:30

Following successful conferences in 2010 and 2012 the Royal ...more

The Origins of the Helicopter and its Pioneers - Scottish Branch
08 Apr 2014 18:00 - 21:00

Nigel Gardner discusses helicopters from the first successful ...more

European Navigation Conference 2014 - Other
15 Apr 2014 09:00 - 17 Apr 2014 17:00

ENC-GNSS 2014 Technology – Innovation – Business

Visit to Rolls Royce Heritage Trust Derby - East Midlands Branch
16 Apr 2014 10:30 - 16:00

A drive there yourself visit

Apollo Space Flight Programme - Anglian Branch
17 Apr 2014 14:00 - 17:00

John Wright will describe the impressive Apollo programme.

Thorney Island - then and now - HANG
23 Apr 2014 11:00 - 17:00

Thorney Island was one the home of the RAF No2 School of Navigation. ...more

NAV Series: Autonomous Road Vehicles - RIN
29 Apr 2014 09:45 - 17:30

We move into the realms of the sci-fi future, today, to look ...more

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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

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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:

Research Administrator
Royal Museums Greenwich
Romney Road
London SE10 9NF

Tel: 020 8312 6716
Fax: 020 8312 6592
E-mail: research@rmg.co.uk.