Greenwich/London, England

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The National Maritime Museum launched its first electronic maritime journal for maritime research. The event occurred in April as part of a three-day international conference at the Museum.

The Journal for Maritime Research (JMR) is available on-line via subscription to the Museum. It aims to promote fresh approaches to the subject of maritime history and to become the leading international scholarly journal specializing in debate and discussion on maritime studies. For a preview of the JMR go to www jmr. nmr. ac. uk:

This unique and innovative journal will provide subscribers with new, fast and comprehensive issues to the political, economic, cultural and social aspects of maritime history. Subscribers will receive regular updates to the journal, which also includes conference reports, resumes of current work by leading scholars and extensive book reviews. All new articles will hit the journal's front pages before being archived online for the length of the subscription. The journal will also include audio and video footage. The JMR will encourage international research. JMR was launched at "The Oceans at the Millennium" conference.

"South: The Race to the Pole," is an upcoming exhibit at the Museum. It is billed as the world's first exhibition devoted to the story of three heroes of Antarctic exploration - Capt: Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Everett Shackleton and Capt. Roald Amundsen.

The exhibit displays Scott's sledging flag which was flown at the Pole in January 1912 and recovered from the tent near Scott's frozen body. …