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.
The Seventh Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames
This symposium will follow the previous six symposia on this subject all of which were very successful and covered a wide range of subjects. These have ranged from the actual shipbuilding yards, Thames shipbuilders, the Royal Dockyards on the Thames, the histories of individual Thames-built ships, archaeological discoveries and how the shipyards have been represented in paintings.
The Medieval Port of London
This conference is in the planning-stage. The subjects covered will include the medieval waterfront, ships of the period, medieval merchants and patterns of trade, how the river was managed and settlements outside the City of London.