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Jutland Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

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Wednesday 31st May 2017
Morning from 10.00

Registration and Coffee

13.00 - 13.10

Professor Dominic Tweddle, National Museum of the Royal Navy

13.10 - 15.10

First Session - 'Material Culture #1. Maritime Archaeology Panel Debate'

The Archaeology of the Battle of Jutland and the first U-boat Campaign
Dr. Innes McCartney, University of Bournemouth

Hidden Heritage: The Jutland Survivor in Portsmouth Harbour  
Stephen Fisher, Maritime Archaeology Trust

The Fate that Sank a Thousand Ships: Archaeology of the East Coast War Channels
Dr. Anthony Firth, Freelance Historian and Marine Archaeologist, Fjordr

15.10 – 15.25 Coffee Break
15.25 – 16.40

Second Session - 'Cultural Responses'

The Battle of Jutland (1921): creating a record of the battle through cinema
Professor Mark Connelly, University of Kent

Staging Jutland
Dr. Helen BrooksUniversity of Kent

16.45 - 17.45


Dr. Andrew Gordon, King's College London

18.00 –19.30 

Drinks reception

36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War gallery


Thursday 1st June 2017


09.30 - 11.30

First Session - 'The German Response'

The weight of expectations. The German Imperial Navy's Press Office, the Battle of Jutland and the War at Sea, 1916-1918
Sebastian Rojek, Stuttgart University

A New Analysis of the Battle of Jutland through the Theoretical Framework of Anticipating Surprise
Prof. Dr. Bernd and Prof. Dr. Klaus Schünemann, University of München/University of Hamburg-Harburg

Lessons learnt? Continuity and discontinuity in German naval planning and operational thinking, 1919-1939
Fregattenkapitan Dr. phil Christian Jentzsch, Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr

11.30 - 13.30 Extended Lunch
13.30 - 15.00

Second Session - 'Naval War in the North Sea 1916-18'

The High Sea Fleet after Jutland 1916-1918
Fregattenkapitan Dr. phil Christian Jentzsch, Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr

'Weary Waiting is Hard Indeed: The Grand Fleet After Jutland.'  
Nick Hewitt, National Museum of the Royal Navy

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.30

Third Session - 'World War at Sea 1916-18'

'The Adriatic 1916-18: Naval Guerilla War in a Narrow Sea'

Richard Pogatschnigg, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

'Little or no satisfactory arrangement': The Admiralissimo Plan of 1918
Louis Halewood, 
Merton College, University of Oxford

Establishing a tradition: The Royal Australian Navy in the wake of Jutland
Dr. David Stevens,
Australian War Memorial

18.15 - 20.15

Screening of Die versunkene Flotte (1926) in Action Stations (Boathouse 6)

With introduction by Dr. Bryony Dixon of the British Film Institute and live piano accompaniment

Followed by Speakers Dinner in Old Customs House, Gunwharf Quays 20.30


Friday 2nd June 2017
09.00 - 10.00

Registration and Coffee

10.00- 12.00

First Session - 'Material Culture #2. Museum Responses'

The Jutland Short 184 Seaplane
Dave Morris,
National Museum of the Royal Navy

HMS Caroline
Andrew Baines,
National Museum of the Royal Navy

The Battle of Jutland: Exhibitions in British and German Museums
Dr. Stephan Huck,
Deutsches Marinemuseum, Wilhelmshaven

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (provided)
13.00 – 14.30

Second Session - 'Commemoration'

German Memorials on the War at Sea
Dr. Jan Witt,
Deutscher Marinebund, Laboe

British Memorials to the Battle of Jutland
Jane Furlong,
Freelance Historian


Conclusions and Summary

Matthew Sheldon, National Museum of the Royal Navy










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