Contraband and Commerce

IPPMSN Event: ‘Contraband and Commerce’, Liverpool, 21 July 2017

The International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network (IPPMSN) are hosting an event exploring the worlds of legal and elicit trade on 21 July 2017. Liverpool John Moores University. Free entry. Speakers are: Alex Taylor (University of Sheffield) – ‘Bristol’s first tawny age: the tobacco trade to Bristol in the seventeenth century.’ Benjamin Jennings (Swansea University) […]

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Kobe Workshop

PTUC and Kobe University’s (Japan) Port Cities Study Centre Networking Event

The University of Portsmouth’s PTUC project is very pleased to announce its forthcoming collaboration with Kobe University, Japan. PTUC were successfully awarded a sum of £3,000 from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, which aims to support closer links between the UK and Japan. Members of the team are travelling to Japan on Tuesday 20 June 2017 […]

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Thomas Falcon Marshall, 'Emigration - the parting day' (1852).  Art Gallery of South Australia

CFP: Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World (Grenoble, 15-16 February 2018)

  In close collaboration with Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) is organizing an international conference on seas and oceans in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. This conference will examine how seas and oceans have shaped and reshaped cultural identities, spurred stories of reunion and separation and redefined entire nations. […]

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Portsea Sounds_John Pounds

Portsea Sound: A collaborative community sound project coming to Portsmouth this summer

Contemporary Connections presents a community sound project, Portsea Sound, from June to September 2017, exploring the sounds and stories of Portsea. We are particularly interested in what it means to live in a contemporary port town. The project has been funded by Arts Council England and Portsmouth City Council to undertake a series of community […]

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The Naval History Blog: No. 7

Why Maritime History Matters Maritime history can be broadly defined as the study of humanity and its relationship to the seas and oceans of the world in the past.  It is a huge topic with tendrils creeping into many nooks and crannies of other, seemingly far removed, branches of the historian’s craft.  It ambit includes […]

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Fighting Sailors_Crop

Inaugural lecture: Exploring Sailortown: Civic culture, slums and scandal in 19th century Britain

Brad Beaven’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Social and Cultural History, University of Portsmouth, took place on Wednesday 29 March 2017. In his well-received lecture, Beaven argued that the cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history due to the focus of conventional histories of ports on their global and imperial networks. […]

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