Author Archive | Melanie Bassett

West India Dock London

Event: CEISR Research Seminar, ‘City of Creoles: West Indian Absentees and the Re-imagining of Later Georgian London’

‘City of Creoles: West Indian Absentees and the Re-imagining of Later Georgian London’ Dr Natalie Zacek, University of Manchester This paper examines the ways in which the influx of absentee planters and their families from Britain’s West Indian colonies reshaped the urban development and elite society of London from the conclusion of the Seven Years’ […]

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Uncertain Futures

Event: ‘Uncertain Futures: Child migration to Canada, 1870-1970’, Liverpool, 26 November

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History Research Seminar Where: LJMU, Mount Pleasant, John Foster Building, room 1.27 When: Tuesday 26 November, 5.30-7.00pm Dr Steven J. Taylor (University of Leicester) ‘ ‘Uncertain Futures: Child migration to Canada, 1870-1970.’ All welcome      

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CfP: ‘Where Empires Collide: Dockyards and Naval Bases in and around the Indian Ocean’. Naval Dockyards Society

CfP deadline: 30 November 2019 Conference: 4 April 2020 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich This one-day conference will examine the role of naval bases and naval support facilities in and around the Indian Ocean. Some suggested themes follow but submissions are invited on new research or a new interpretation of related topics. Were bases built to […]

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EXTENDED DEADLINE! CfP: Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference, ‘Labour and the Sea’

Liverpool, Thursday 13th September 2018 Maritime labour remains central to our understanding of port and shipboard life. Turns towards global, transnational and postcolonial histories have all variously reinvigorated these discussions, showing how practices of resistance, antagonism, internationalism and much more were embedded within the maritime world. For the 2018 CPMH Conference, we return to these […]

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CfP: Social Dynamics in Atlantic Ports, XIVth-XXIst Centuries

VIth International Colloquium of the Governance of the Atlantic Ports (XIVth-XXIst Centuries) Oostende, Belgium, 24-26 April 2019 Ports were the main nodes in the network that framed the Atlantic world since the XVIth century. They were the focus of commercial life, maritime activities and financial life. These activities created specific social dynamics which characterized port […]

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