Cutty Sark

Event: Cutty Sark 150th anniversary conference, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 6-7 Feb 2020

Global trade, global lives: the maritime community since the nineteenth century Thursday and Friday, 6-7 February 2020 Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 2019 marked 150 years since the launch of Cutty Sark. Over her long life, the ship has formed part of Britain’s vast merchant fleet, and later provided the setting for training new […]

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Dr Mathias Seiter sharing his research into Wilhelmshaven and Kiel 'sailortowns' (photo credit: Hilde Sommerseth)

PTUC at the SHiP workshop, Ghent 2020

PTUC’s Dr Mathias Seiter and Dr Melanie Bassett were honoured to be invited to the SHiP network’s latest workshop, hosted by the University of Ghent. SHiP, or Studying the History of Health in Port Cities, is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). They are led by Professor Angelique Janssens (Radboud University, the Netherlands) and […]

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‘Where Empires Collide’- book your place at the Naval Dockyards Conference 2020

The Naval Dockyards Society have unveiled the programme for their 2020 conference, taking place at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, on 4 April. This one-day conference will examine the role and scope of naval bases and naval support facilities in and around the Indian Ocean. Were bases built to defend colonies, control colonies, or to […]

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CfP: Global Maritime History, ‘Maritime Languages Digital Conference’ (deadline 20 January 2020)

Global Maritime History are hosting their second online conference in April 2020. Whether through signals and semaphore or the particular terminologies of ship-board life, maritime communities have developed their own ways of communicating. Understanding or lack thereof, of these “maritime languages” could set communities apart or bring them together. This conference seeks to explore maritime […]

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West India Dock London

Event: CEISR Research Seminar, ‘City of Creoles: West Indian Absentees and the Re-imagining of Later Georgian London’

‘City of Creoles: West Indian Absentees and the Re-imagining of Later Georgian London’ Dr Natalie Zacek, University of Manchester This paper examines the ways in which the influx of absentee planters and their families from Britain’s West Indian colonies reshaped the urban development and elite society of London from the conclusion of the Seven Years’ […]

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The Coastal History Blog 47: Elevated Waterfronts: Bird’s-Eye View Maps and Urban Coastal History

Today’s guest post is from Sean Fraga, who recently received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University, where he is currently a postgraduate research associate with the Center for Digital Humanities and the Department of History. Here, he discusses the genre (and rhetoric) of bird’s-eye view maps.  Reconstructing how the different pieces of an urban […]

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PhD Student John Bolt in interview

PhD Research with PTUC

  PhD Candidates John D. Bolt and Elizabeth C. Libero discuss what it is like to study with the Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group. John’s research examines the development of the Royal Marines over the nineteenth century, and Elizabeth’s research looks at British South Atlantic expeditions in the early nineteenth century. For more […]

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