Dr Martin Wilcox's research has encompassed various aspects of modern British maritime history. In particular, he has worked on the Royal Navy in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, especially in terms of logistics and organisation and the interaction of the Navy with wider society. He has also worked on the British fishing industry in the 19th and 20th centuries, and on maritime labour and the history of ports.
He gained his MA and PhD from the University of Hull, before joining Greenwich Maritime Institute as a postdoctoral fellow. He returned to the University of Hull in 2014.
He is Director of the North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities, a member of the Council of the Navy Records Society and Reviews Editor for the International Journal of Maritime History.
- Revolutions: Continuity and Change
- Communicating the Past
-The Bloody Code: Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-Century London
- Power, Authority and Freedom
- Modern Arts and Humanities: Interdisciplinary Research in the Digital Age
- Public Arts and Humanities: Research Impact and Entrepreneurship
Dock Development, 1778-1914
Wilcox, M. (2017). Dock Development, 1778-1914. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place (117-144). Liverpool University Press
The Lloyd's Register archive: An appraisal
Wilcox, M., Phillipson, P., Wright, S., Rapisarda, L., & Starkey, D. J. (2023). The Lloyd's Register archive: An appraisal. International Journal of Maritime History, https://doi.org/10.1177/08438714231159583
Philip Nicholas Trust Fellowship
Philip Nicholas Charitable Trust
1 July 2021
Dr Martin Wilcox welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduate students interested in any aspect of modern British maritime history.
Current PhD Supervisions
- Joe Varley, 'The effects of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on Cork 1790- 1830'
- Laura Burkinshaw, 'Naval and National Identity: the evolving character of popular naval enthusiasm in Britain from 1914 to 1939.'
- Matthew Pooley, 'Information and Intelligence in British Imperial Development 1700-1750'
- Stephen Baker, 'British Music Hall and the Criminal Law Amerndment Act, 1885' (co-supervision)