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Promote your events via PTUC! If you have a Port Town, Urban, Maritime or Naval-themed event, we can include it on our website. Please contact PTUC@port.ac.uk with the details. See below for some of the events that may be of interest to you!           2018   January 8th Jan – Cathryn Pearce (University of Greenwich/University […]

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The Royal Dockyard Worker – Nationalism, Regionalism and British identity in early 20th century England

ICYMI – PTUC Research Associate, Melanie Bassett, contributed to History @ Portsmouth, the blog page of the University of Portsmouth’s history team. The site offers an exciting snapshot into the research interests of both staff and students, and showcases our various academic outputs and public history outreach. Dr Bassett detailed her contribution to a new […]

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CFP: BCMH New Researchers in Maritime History

Submission deadline: February 16th 2018 Conference dates: April 6th – 7th 2018, SS Great Britain Trust, Bristol, UK The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the ss Great Britain Trust invites contributions to its twenty-fourth conference for new researchers. Hosted at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, the conference provides a unique opportunity […]

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*** Extended Deadline *** CFP: The First World War at Sea: Conflict, culture and commemoration

Submission deadline: 1st March 2018 Conference: 8-10 November 2018, The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom The AHRC’s ‘Gateways to the First World War’ public engagement centre and the NMM are hosting a conference which will explore the First World War at sea through wide-ranging themes designed to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research and new perspectives on the […]

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Corsairs and Collaborators: The Tankas and Early Colonial Hong Kong

By the Qing (1644-1912 CE) dynasty, the term ‘Tanka’ (pinyin: Danjia) became a common designation for people who lived on boats in the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, and Fujian. Throughout the development of the term ‘Tanka’, its various usages and iterations were always denigrating and alienating. Considered a base people, the Tanka were largely excluded […]

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PTUC Battle of Jutland project features in Local History News

Professor Brad Beaven and Dr Mel Bassett of Port Towns and Urban Cultures at the University of Portsmouth have contributed to the current edition of Local History News with an article entitled “Mapping the national impact of the Jutland Battle: civic and community responses during the First World War project: a partnership project.” Brad and Mel were […]

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