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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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Queen Street, Portsea. 'Sailortown' Territory

Greenwich Maritime Institute Research Seminar

Dr Rob James, from the Port Towns and Urban Cultures project team, will be delivering a paper entitled, “If there’s one man that I admire, that man’s a British tar”: The Navy, Identity and Leisure in Early-Twentieth Century Britain,” at the Greenwich Maritime Institute on Wednesday the 6th of November, 2013. The paper analyses popular […]

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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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Centre for Port & Maritime History, Liverpool, Conference on ‘The “Otherness” of Port Cities,’ – 12 to13 September 2013

Three members of the Port Towns and Urban Cultures project team are delighted to be giving papers at the Centre for Port & Maritime History, Liverpool, conference on ‘The “Otherness” of Port Cities,’ 2013. This is the second conference from the Centre for Port & Maritime History, which is a collaborative venture between The University […]

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Port Towns and Urban Cultures Conference – 25 to 27 July 2013

The increasing interest in ‘coastal and Atlantic histories’ have drawn historians’ attention to the importance of port towns. The waterfront was the intersection of maritime and urban space and the port town was often a unique site of cultural exchange that both reinforced and challenged local, national and imperial boundaries. The conference, organised by the […]

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