Honorary Professorship granted to Maritime Historian

Published: 24 August 2012

The School of Social and Political Science has granted an Honorary Professorship to Dr Hugh Murphy, the first Visiting Reader in Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum.

Greenock-born Professor Hugh Murphy has been granted the status of Honorary Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences from 1 June 2012 until 30 April 2017.

Professor Hugh Murphy is the first Visiting Reader in Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the only scholar to have held both the Caird Junior and Senior Research Fellowships there. He has been Editor of The Mariner's Mirror, the International Quarterly Journal of the Society of Nautical Research since August 2005 and is a previous winner of The Anderson Medal for Research in Maritime History. His research specialism is the British shipbuilding industry.

He is the co-author, with Lewis Johnman, of British Shipbuilding and the State since 1918: A Political Economy of Decline (University of Exeter Press, 2002) and Scott Lithgow: Deja Vu All Over Again! The Rise and Fall of a Shipbuilding Company (International Maritime History Association, St John's, Newfoundland, 2005), and, with Anthony Slaven, Emeritus Professor of Business History at the University of Glasgow, a forthcoming book, Crossing the Bar: an oral history of the British shipbuiding, reparing and marine engine building industries in the age of decline: 1956-1990 (International Maritime Economic History Association, St John's Newfoundland, June 2013), several chapters in books and numerous articles on shipbuilding and business history, primarily in the Twentieth Century.

First published: 24 August 2012

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