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The Group is organising an ongoing programme of conferences for the coming years.    Researchers who consider that they might be able to deliver a paper on a subject relevant to any of the coming conferences are invited to write to the Docklands History Group with a brief synopsis of the proposed paper.  Papers should be written so that they can be given in half an hour.  It is intended that proceedings of the conferences will be published and contributors should confirm that thy will be able to deliver their final papers to the editorial team within six months of the conferences.



This will be the eighth symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames and the fourth organised by the Docklands History Group.  The Group is interested in hearing from those who might be able to contribute a short paper on a relevant subject and be prepared to prepare a written version for publication in the proceedings.  If you would like to send a proposal for such a paper, please Click Here to email this to the conference organiser.

May 2021


Following a programme review, the DHG Annual Conference for May 2020 will now be: London’s Sailortowns:  People, Communities and the Thames.  The programme, which is now being actively developed, will include talks ranging from various Thameside sailortowns and their communities, to marine lives, press gangs, Greenwich pensioners, and depictions of London sailors in pictures, ballads and songs.

May 2020