Original post : 9 June 2017

Conference at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham 30th June to 2nd July 2017

Conference commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Raid  

With the civic commemorative events now in full swing, here is a reminder about the conference being hosted by the University of Kent and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust in the Royal Dockyard Church in three weeks’ time.  

The conference will begin at 6pm on Friday 30 June with an open, illustrated lecture by Jeroen Van Der Vliet, Curator of Maritime Collections at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, exploring the impact of the Battle of Medway in art and culture. At the Rijksmuseum, Jeroen is responsible for many of the objects in the museum’s collections related to the Dutch Raid, including the stern carving from the Royal Charles which remains a highlight of the museum. The Friday evening lecture will be followed by a reception in the Royal Dockyard Church.

Anyone wishing to attend just the Friday evening lecture and reception, please proceed through the registration process via the link below and select that event alone for just £5.00.

On the Saturday and Sunday, speakers will address the naval, strategic, political, ideological, economic and legal aspects of the Anglo-Dutch wars at local, national and global levels. There will also be discussion of historical commemorations and public history, and the contribution of naval archaeology, material culture studies and the visual arts. 

Prices range from £5.00 to attend the Friday evening lecture and reception to £125.00 for full attendance throughout the conference.  Please follow this link to the conference registration website: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Dutch Raid.  You will be very welcome!      


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