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After longitude – modern navigation in context

Call for papers deadline extended to 20th October 2011

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, 22nd and 23rd March 2012

Following a successful meeting in 2010, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Institute of Navigation are planning a second symposium to bring together current research in the history of navigation.

The symposium will explore the wider impact of the ‘discovery’ of longitude and the ways in which navigation has evolved since then. In particular it will aim to investigate the connections between navigational advances and the development of exploration, surveying, commerce and empire from the 19th century to today.