Author Archive | Louise Moon

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Tattoos, Tars and Sailortown Culture

Middle-England seemingly went into shock when it was announced that David Dimbleby, broadcaster and establishment figure par excellence had succumbed to having a tattoo. Although some time has now elapsed since Dimbleby’s tattoo made headline news, getting the tattoo whilst filming a documentary about ‘Britain and the Seas’ taps into something that time has not weakened. […]

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Sixth Swedish Historians Meeting in Stockholm

PTUC’s Brad Beaven and Louise Moon, alongside colleagues at the University of Gothenburg will be attending and delivering a session panel entitled “Work, leisure and living Mapping the Port Town, c. 1800-1950,” 8th – 10th May at the Sixth Swedish Historians Meeting held in Stockholm. This session will look at two European port towns – Gothenburg in […]

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Greenwich Maritime Institute Research Seminar

Dr Rob James, from the Port Towns and Urban Cultures project team, will be delivering a paper entitled, “If there’s one man that I admire, that man’s a British tar”: The Navy, Identity and Leisure in Early-Twentieth Century Britain,” at the Greenwich Maritime Institute on Wednesday the 6th of November, 2013. The paper analyses popular […]

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Coastal Approaches to Sailors and Sailortowns

Historiographical debates surrounding sailors and sailortowns, has often focussed heavily on Atlantic contexts and seldom have they been considered beyond this, with sailors and sailortowns often viewed as ‘separate’ to land.[1] However, new research has highlighted the extent to which sailors and sailortowns were as much a part of urban settings as they were maritime […]

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