Abstracts and Event Programme: Treaty Port China in World History c.1842-1930. 27-28 January 2022.

                  Date and time: 27-28 January 2022, 08.30 to 12.30 (BST) both days. Attendance is free-of-charge but attendees must register in order to receive the event link.   Please register via Eventbrite by Tuesday 26 January. The University of Portsmouth’s ‘Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ group, in collaboration with its […]

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Rescheduled Event: Treaty Port China in World History c.1842-1930. 世界历史上的通商口岸中国 c.1842-1930。

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Online Workshop: 研究生和早期職業研究員在線研討會: Date and time: 27-28 January 2022, 08.30 to 12.30 (GMT+0) both days. 日期和时间:2022 年 1 月 27-28 日,08.30 至 12.30(GMT+0)两天。   About 關於 The University of Portsmouth’s ‘Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ group, in collaboration with its partners Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre, Dalian Maritime […]

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The first LR Asian Office was opened on 
Nanking Road Shanghai. Nanking Road, 1911.

Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918

The Port Towns and Urban Cultures group are excited to see the enrolment of our PhD Candidate Corey Watson. Corey will be funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) for three years to embark on exciting research into the Foundation’s history and archival collection.[1] The research will be supervised by historians in the University of Portsmouth’s […]

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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, PBB9832: Chatham Navy Week: Official Guide and Souvenir, 1934. Courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

‘Power, presented in its latest and most potent forms’: Navy Weeks at the Home Ports, 1927–1938

In August 1927, nearly 50,000 people flocked to Portsmouth to attend the first Navy Week. Showcasing the power and prestige of the Royal Navy, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, mine-laying monitors, submarines, and an aircraft carrier were all either on view or available for close inspection. Attendees saw HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson, the two most modern […]

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Reproduced with permission from Daniel Reeve (www.danielreeve.co.nz)

Nantucket’s Bid for Survival during the War of 1812

Residents of the island of Nantucket played a significant and prominent role in the development and control of much of the global whaling industry during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This narrative has dominated the history of this small New England island. Less researched, however, is an event that for a brief period of time […]

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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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