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Dr Richard Gorski

Philip Nicholas Senior Lecturer in Maritime History/ Head of History Subject Group

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures

Summary

Richard Gorski was appointed as the Philip Nicholas Memorial Lecturer in Maritime History in 1998, having taught and researched in various fields beforehand. He graduated from the University and remained at Hull to complete his PhD on medieval local administration. Since then he has worked in the field of 19th- and 20th-century maritime history. His teaching interests include medieval maritime history, overseas outreach and encounter, the slave trade, and modern seafaring and labour history. Although the surname is Polish, Richard was born and raised in County Durham.

Postgraduate

Richard is happy to supervise research in the field of maritime history (19th and early 20th centuries), with particular interests in maritime labour, health/welfare, working life at sea, and the administration of merchant seafaring.

Book

Roles of the sea in medieval England

R. Gorski (Ed.), (2012). Roles of the sea in medieval England

Book Chapter

Protecting British Seafarers on the Continent: The Export of Attitudes, Ideals and Systems in the Late Nineteenth Century

Gorski, R. (2012). Protecting British Seafarers on the Continent: The Export of Attitudes, Ideals and Systems in the Late Nineteenth Century. The Parallel Worlds of the Seafarer: Ashore, Afloat and Abroad. Papers from the 10th North Sea History Conference, 71 - 95. Maritime Museum & Aquarium Gothenburg

Roles of the Sea: Views from the Shore

Gorski, R. (2012). Roles of the Sea: Views from the Shore. Roles of the Sea in Medieval England, 44927. Boydell Press

Journal Article

Seafarers, seafaring, and occupational identity : 'Jack Tar' and its contemporary uses in Britain c.1815-1914

Gorski, R. (2016). Seafarers, seafaring, and occupational identity : 'Jack Tar' and its contemporary uses in Britain c.1815-1914

Employers' Liability and the Victorian Seaman

Gorski, R. (2009). Employers' Liability and the Victorian Seaman. Mariner's Mirror, 95(1), (62-75). ISSN 0025-3359

Research interests

Maritime History, broadly defined, but with a focus on the maritime social and labour history of the 19th and 20th centuries.