Author Archive | Melanie Bassett

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CFP: Representations of the ‘Port Jew’, University of Southampton, 22-23 May 2017

Representations of the ‘Port Jew’ is a conference organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, University of Southampton and the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town. The concept of the ‘Port Jew’ was developed in the late 1990s by Lois Dubin and David Sorkin […]

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Black Preachers in Georgian Portsmouth – Public Lecture, 31st October 2016

We are delighted to welcome Dr Ryan Handley of the University of Oxford to give a talk on Black Preachers in Georgian Portsmouth.  The talk is supported by Dr Jodi Burkett’s Citizenship, ‘Race’ and Belonging (CRaB) network and raises some interesting ideas about migration and cultural clashes in a naval port town. This is especially […]

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Maritime Masculinities conference – book now

Registration is open for the Maritime Masculinities conference which takes place at St Anne’s College Oxford on the 19th and 20th December.   Maritime Masculinities covers the period from 1815 – 1940, which saw the demise of the sail ship, the rise of steam and oil-powered ships, the erosion of British naval and maritime supremacy […]

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More Sickly Slums and Sailortowns

Would you know how to survive in the slums of Portsmouth’s sailortown? Do you know a ‘Dockyard Tortoise’ from a ‘Crocadillapig’?[1] In the sweltering heat of late July a lucky group of participants took part in our specially-designed youth outreach workshop, ‘Sickly Slums and Sailortowns.’ The event was coordinated by the University of Portsmouth’s UP for […]

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University of Portsmouth: Fees Only Bursaries Available

The Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth is offering fees-only studentships, available for a three-year period (full-time) or a five-year period (part-time) of doctoral study commencing in September 2014. The Centre welcomes applications from students wishing to work on projects in any of the areas indicated below. Please […]

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