David Starkey (maritime historian)
- Not to be confused with David Starkey, the British historian and specialist on the Tudors.
David J Starkey (born 1954) is a specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British maritime history. His research focuses on shipping, seafaring, privateering, fisheries and marine environmental history.
Starkey earned a degree in Economic History from the University of Leeds, and an MA in the History of the Atlantic Economy from the University of Exeter. He now works at the University of Hull, where he is director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre.
Starkey is co-president of the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA), and chairman of the British Commission for Maritime History.
In 2013 he became Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Maritime History,
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