Author Archive | Melanie Bassett

Unveiling of Portsmouth Cenotaph, October 1921

Lest We Forget – PTUC working in partnership with a local museum to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

  The Port Towns and Urban Cultures research hub is excited to be working in partnership with Portsmouth City Museums and Records Service on their forthcoming project to produce an exhibition and a series of community events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Portsmouth City Museum was awarded […]

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PTUC PhD Bursary Available at the University of Portsmouth!

PTUC is looking for new researchers. The School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies are offering a full time PhD bursary for a study connected with the History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures. Title: PhD Bursary – History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures Application deadline: Wednesday 26 February 2014 Start date: October 2014 Project description: The Port Towns […]

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CFP: National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar Programme 2014-2015

The National Museum of the Royal Navy runs a research seminar programme from October to June each academic year.  This seminar programme gives new and established scholars the opportunity to present their latest research to a research active and supportive audience.  All areas and aspects of naval history, British or foreign, strategic, technological, social or […]

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CFP: British Waters and Beyond: The cultural significance of the sea since 1800

The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and Leeds Metropolitan University are holding a one-day, interdisciplinary symposium on Monday 12th May 2014. They are inviting abstract proposals of 250 words in length for 20 minute papers. Deadline: By December 31st 2013 For more information please see http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/events/2013/10/symposium/

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The End of Shipbuilding in Portsmouth

In recent days the news that shipbuilding is to end in Portsmouth has caused a sensation in both the local and national press. Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ Dr Brad Beaven, Reader in History at the University of Portsmouth, was interviewed by ITN’s Rageh Omaar to comment on the historical and cultural significance of shipbuilding […]

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Call For Articles

The PTUC team at the University of Portsmouth welcome contributions to the new Port Towns and Urban Cultures website. We are seeking to expand knowledge and partnerships about life in port towns and cities in Britain and across the globe. The website provides a great opportunity for researchers to contribute to this growing discourse and […]

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