Dr Graeme Milne MA, PhD, FRHistS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Modern History History


    Seafarers and masculinity

    My current research explores what seafaring in the later age of sail tells us about masculinity. Stereotyped as strong but flawed examples of Victorian manliness, sailing-ship mariners were well aware of their image, and both perpetuated and resisted it. This project will be my next book, due for completion in 2023.

    Mapping Memory

    In 2010/11, I was Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded public history project called 'Mapping Memory on the Liverpool Waterfront since the 1950s', part of the AHRC Beyond Text research programme. This was a collaborative project involving Rachel Mulhearn (National Museums Liverpool), Laura Balderstone (University of Liverpool), film-makers Sam Meech and Tim Brunsden (Re-Dock), and the web designers Error Studio. See https://www.mappingmemory.org/

    This research now feeds into my teaching, both in my year 2 'Liverpool: History and heritage' module, and in 'Port cities in world history', my year 3 special subject module.

    Atlantic Sounds

    In 2012-14, I was Co-Investigator on 'Atlantic Sounds', led by Catherine Tackley, then of the Open University and now of the University of Liverpool. This AHRC-funded Research Network held meetings over eighteen months culminating in a major conference in 2014, and explored the role of music in cultural connections around the Atlantic rim from the early nineteenth-century to the mid-twentieth. The International Journal of Maritime History published a collection of papers from the project in 2017 (see my publications page).

    Research Grants

    Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns


    October 2012 - March 2014

    Mapping memory on the Liverpool waterfront since the 1950s


    April 2010 - September 2011