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New Research! Port Towns and Diplomacy: The British Empire and the Japanese Navy in the Early Twentieth Century

Dr Melanie Bassett, Faculty Research Fellow for Port Towns and Urban Cultures, has published an article which appears in the current edition of The International Journal of Maritime History. ‘Port Towns and Diplomacy: Japanese Naval Visits to Britain and Australia in the Early Twentieth Century’ explores the visits of the Imperial Japanese Navy to Portsmouth […]

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CFP: ‘Myriad Materialities: Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities,’ Berlin 10-11 July 2020

Myriad Materialities is a two-day conference organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) Network at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It will be held at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin on 10 and 11 July 2020. This interdisciplinary conference draws attention to the materialities ‘beyond […]

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Event: ‘A Port City Between Hitler and Stalin: Borderland Geographies, Baltic Identities, and Siege Mentalities in Königsberg–Kaliningrad.’ March 10 2020

When: 10 March 2020, 6.30pm Where: University of Portsmouth, Studio 1 Theatre, White Swan Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT Free event: All welcome Free refreshments Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/96692191949 Port Towns and Urban Cultures and the School of Art, Design and Performance and are delighted to co-sponsor a free public talk by Assistant […]

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Liverpool Customs House, c.1849

CFP: ‘Liverpool – Music – Sea’, Liverpool John Moores University, April 2020

Liverpool John Moores University’s Institute for Literature and Cultural History, in association with the Department of Drama, are hosting a one-day multidisciplinary symposium on Thursday 30th April 2020 Liverpool is one of the great port-cities of the world. Part of the city’s cultural inheritance concerns an extremely eclectic musical history, drawing on influences from a […]

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

***This event is postponed due the COVID-19 outbreak. Efforts to reschedule in the autumn are taking place. We will keep you informed!*** 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 […]

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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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