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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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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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CfP: Land and Water: Port Towns, Maritime Connections, and oceanic spaces of the Early Modern World

The British Group of Early American Historians will hold its annual conference at the University of Portsmouth, 31 August – 3 September 2017. Drawing on Portsmouth’s historic significance as a port town this year’s conference theme is: “Land and Water: Port Towns, maritime connections, and oceanic spaces of the early modern Atlantic World.” Portsmouth was […]

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International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network Annual Conference 20-21st April 2017, University of Bristol*

Studying the history of port cities and their relationship to maritime endeavour and enterprise is a diverse and interdisciplinary practice, which draws on research methods from literary studies, sociology, anthropology and archaeology, and brings together aspects of social, economic and cultural history. In April 2017, the Centre for Port and Maritime History will hold its […]

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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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