Author Archive | Melanie Bassett

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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, will take place on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 6-pm, Park Building, Portsmouth. The cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history. Conventional histories of ports have focused on their global and imperial networks. In this talk, Brad Beaven explores […]

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Passchendaele Centenary: PTUC helps Portsmouth Poetry to secure £10,000 HLF grant

Cultural organisation ‘Portsmouth Poetry’ has been awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s  ‘First World War: then and now’ programme for their “I Died In Hell” project. The project will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, 1917 by focusing on the stories of Portsmouth people who participated in one of the worst conflicts […]

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CFP: International Approaches to Naval Cities and Dockyards

19-20 October 2017 Swedish Naval Museum, Karlskrona We invite proposals for papers related to naval cities and dockyards from any time period. Researchers in all fields are encouraged to participate, including ethnologists, archaeologists, sociologists, economists, and historians from any relevant sub-fields, including but not limited to social, cultural, urban, economic, strategic, and naval history. We […]

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CFP: Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18

University College Cork 5 – 7 July 2017 Industrial warfare during the First World War extended underwater, as submarines destroyed up to 5,000 vessels and altered the course of the conflict.  Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare in early 1917 brought the United States into the war and created severe Allied shipping loses and dangerous […]

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Dutch Attack on the Medway, June 1667 by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest,  c. 1667. Greenwich Museums. Public domain.

Major conference to mark 350th anniversary of Dutch attack on Chatham and the Medway, Amsterdam 23–24 June 2017

The Vrienden van de Witt (NL) and the Naval Dockyards Society (UK)[1] announce a major international conference to be held in on 23–24 June 2017, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Dutch attack on Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway. This action, which culminated in the capture of the flagship Royal Charles, has traditionally been […]

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