Coastal Connections

The first three ‘Coastal Connections’ IHR Partnership Seminars announced!

The IHR Partnership Seminar ‘Coastal Connections’ series is excited to announce its first three webinars. All welcome, the seminars are free to attend but booking is required. Webinars Coastal Brexit – 21st Jan 7pm GMT https://www.history.ac.uk/events/coastal-brexit This event explores the complexities of Brexit for the coastal communities spanning the Irish Sea Basin. What coastal connections will strengthen […]

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The Coastal History Blog No.52: The Fresh and the Salt – Ann Lingard’s Solway

The Solway—originally sol + wath, the muddy ford—forms part of the border region between England and Scotland.[1] Its precise boundaries have vexed lawyers at times, “for the channels and sandbanks can change even within a day,” but perhaps two other descriptions can fill out the picture: it is “the most under-researched estuary in the UK” […]

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Event: John Gillis Tribute Roundtable. Presented by the Coastal History Network

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Please join us on December 3 from 11 am to 12:30 pm EST (4 pm – 5.30pm UK) —see Zoom link below—for a roundtable discussion celebrating the career and scholarship of historian John Gillis. John’s work has been wide-ranging, examining German, British, and American social and cultural history. His most recent […]

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Larger type of the early German magnetic mine, recovered in 1939, with rule alongside to show its size. © IWM A 30292.

The Coastal War, 1939

When war was declared on Germany on 3 September 1939 Britain immediately began to mobilise its forces. Whilst the bulk of the Royal Navy was focused on convoy protection and controlling the North Sea the Royal Navy Patrol Service (RNPS), comprised reservists from both the Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) and Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), […]

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The Coastal History Network announces a new IHR Partnership Seminar: Coastal Connections

The Coastal History Network are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their application for one of the Institute of Historical Research’s series of new online Partnership Seminars. ‘Coastal Connections’ will build upon the gathering momentum behind the Coastal History Network which was established earlier this year. Since its launch in April 2020 […]

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Book launch: Gunboats, Empire, and the China Station by Dr Matthew Heaslip, 22 October 4.30pm

Join us online in marking the launch of Gunboats, Empire, and the China Station – a book that ‘transforms our understanding of the Royal Navy in the 1920s’. 22nd October from 4.30 to 5.30 pm. Please book via Eventbrite. Professor Joe Maiolo (King’s College London) will open the event with a short introduction, after which the author […]

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View of the waterfront at Canton with the paddle steamer 'Spark'. Copyright Hong Kong Maritime Museum. https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/canton-trade/BAKChKKXSKUpJg

Call For Manuscripts – The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange

The Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research (CMHCR) at Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology at Helsinki University, invites manuscripts for consideration in a unique edited volume which focuses on the Materiality of the Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange and its theoretical underpinnings. The volume seeks to promote research that evidences, […]

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Nile Delta at night, NASA Earth Observatory 2010. Public Domain.

The Coastal History Blog 51: Following the Nile to Coastal History

The first Coastal History Blog post to engage with rivers was in 2014, when I blogged about the “Rivers of the Anthropocene” conference that I attended in Indianapolis. This conference later resulted in a fine interdisciplinary volume edited by the historian Jason Kelly and the other organizers. More recent scholarship on rivers includes the widely […]

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