Author Archive | Melanie Bassett

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Launch of the Portsmouth Literature Interactive Map

  The English Literature section of the University of Portsmouth’s School of Areas Studies History Politics and Literature (SASHPL) are delighted to launch the ‘Portsmouth Literature Interactive Map’ You can explore notable locations from Portsmouth’s rich literary heritage and the vibrant contemporary writing scene of the city today; locate quotes from poetry, novels and plays […]

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Fully Funded PhD Opportunity! Shipwreck Shores: Wrecking and Coastal Cultures in Britain and Sweden, 1700-1850

We at Port Towns and Urban Cultures are excited to announce a fully funded “Coastal History” PhD opportunity. This split-site PhD will provide the successful candidate with the unique opportunity to research and teach in both Britain and Sweden, thanks to a new collaboration established between the University of Portsmouth and Halmstad University. The PhD […]

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CFP: NDS 25th Annual Conference. Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations

The Naval Dockyards Society has announced the theme for their 25th Annual Conference which will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich on 27 March 2021. This one-day conference will examine the role of the naval dockyards and bases that were closely associated with Baltic naval campaigns. 1721 was the year that the Great […]

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Rescheduled Conference: Where Empires Collide: Dockyards and Naval Bases in and around the Indian Ocean

The Naval Dockyards Society have unveiled the programme for their rescheduled 2020 conference, taking place at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, on 31 October 2020, 11am-4pm. This one-day conference will examine the role and scope of naval bases and naval support facilities in and around the Indian Ocean. Were bases built to defend colonies, control colonies, […]

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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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