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Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Maritime History
Greenwich Maritime Institute
BA, MA, PhD
Dr Martin Wilcox joined the Greenwich Maritime Institute (GMI) in May 2006, after completing an MA in Maritime History and subsequently a PhD at the University of Hull, where he also taught and worked as a Research Assistant. From 2006 to 2009 he was employed as a postdoctoral fellow on the Leverhulme-funded project Sustaining the Empire: War, the Navy and the Contractor State. In 2010 he was apppointed Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Maritime History.
Dr Wilcox teaches two modules on the MA in Maritime History, and contributes seminars to other courses on GMI postgraduate degree programmes.
Dr Wilcox is a specialist in modern British and international maritime history. His research interests fall into three main categories:
(with Roger Knight) Sustaining the Fleet, 1793-1815: War, the British Navy and the Contractor State (Boydell and Brewer, 2010)
Fishing and Fishermen: A Guide for Family Historians. (Pen & Sword,2009)
'The "Poor Decayed Seamen" of Greenwich Hospital, 1705-1763, forthcoming.
(with Roger Knight), 'War, Government and the Market: The Direction of the Debate on the British Contractor State', in Richard Harding and Sergio Solbes Ferri (eds.), The contractor state and its implications: 1659-1815, (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2012).
'Railways, Roads and the British White Fish Industry, 1920–1970' in Business History 54 (2012).
'Beyond the North Atlantic' in David J. Starkey and Ingo Heidbrink (eds.) A History of the North Atlantic Fisheries, volume 2: The Modern Era (German Maritime Museum, 2012)
'The “Mystery and Business” of Navy Agents in the Eighteenth Century in International Journal of Maritime History (2011)
'"This Great Complex Concern": Victualing the Royal Navy on the East Indies Station, 1783–1815. Mariner’s Mirror 97 (2011).
'Maritime Business in 18th Century Cornwall: Zephaniah Job of Polperro' in Maritime Views (August 2010).
'The Role of Apprenticed Labour in the British Fisheries, 1850–1939' in Lars U. Scholl and David M. Williams (eds.) Crisis and Transition: Maritime Sectors in the North Sea Region 1790–1940 (German Maritime Museum, 2008)
'Concentration or Disintegration? Vessel Ownership, Fish Wholesaling and Processing in the British Trawl Fishery, 1850–1939' in James E. Candow and David J. Starkey (eds.) The North Atlantic Fisheries: Supply, Marketing and Consumption, 1560–1990 (North Atlantic Fisheries Association, 2006).
'Opportunity or exploitation? Apprenticeship in the British trawl fisheries, 1850–1936' Genealogists’ Magazine (December 2004)
'From Brixham to Hull; the diffusion of apprenticeship in the trawl fisheries, c1840–1914' Maritime South West, 17 (2004)