Hindsight Perspectives for a Safer World Project

This project, based at King’s College London and led by Professor Andrew Blick and Alix Mortimer and is funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. We work with professional historians researching maritime topics to provide historical context and insight to contemporary maritime safety challenges. The goal of the project is to deepen understanding of these issues and provoke creative solutions in an era of huge technological and organisational change for the industry. Working with the materials in the Lloyds Register Foundation Heritage Education Centre (HEC), historians will produce “Hindsight Reports” within the scope of the challenges of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

PUBLICATION: Local knowledge, global change - how sail-to-steam can help us frame decarbonisation

Publication of a new report in the Hindsight Perspectives for a Safer World series

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Lloyd’s Register publications in research - how historians have reconstructed the maritime industry

This article (the first of two) takes a look at articles published in the International Journal of Maritime History over recent years that make use of Lloyd’s Register publications. How have historians used these resources and what might still be left to explore?

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Local knowledge, global change: a study of Lloyd’s Register surveyors 1834-1860

The first report in the Hindsight for a Safer World series will explore the stresses on surveyors during a time of technological revolution - how could they maintain safety standards, satisfy the central committee and maintain relationships with local shipping communities?

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“Natural experiments”: archival researchers reveal insights into contemporary maritime challenges

Four interns on the Hindsight Perspectives project unlock insights from the Lloyds Register Foundation archives on containerisation, supply-chain bottlenecks, decarbonisation and more

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Call for historians to write papers for Hindsight Perspectives

Moving into the project's second phase, we are looking to commission three more reports, with particular focus on the history of ports and of engineering education

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About Us

H&P is based at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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