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CFP: Self, Other & Elsewhere: Images & Imagination in the Port Cities of Atlantic & Mediterranean Europe

Call for Papers for the following conference, Self, Other & Elsewhere: Images & Imagination in the Port Cities of Atlantic & Mediterranean Europe, held in Bordeaux 11th – 12th May. In these times when urban marketing is being applied to outline the identity of our cities with a view to promoting it more effectively, this […]

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North American Conference on British Studies

In his blog for North American Conference on British Studies, Port Towns & Urban Culture’s Simon Smith, explores the experiences of British Sailors during the First World War. “As we mark the centenary of the Great War this August it reveals just how much this episode of our history continues to interest and influence our […]

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Re-connecting Portsmouth to World War 1: Spies, Sea and the City.

Since the beginning of this February a research project re-connecting Portsmouth to First World War was carried out by the University of Portsmouth’s Psychology department. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s programme called ‘First World War: Then and Now‘, through which several grants were awarded to mark the centenary of the World […]

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Port Towns & Urban Cultures Events Calendar

April 2016 14th – 15th April – International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference, University of Strathclyde. The study of port cities and their relationship to maritime endeavour and enterprise is a diverse and interdisciplinary practice, which draws on research methods from sociology, anthropology and archaeology, and brings together aspects of social, economic and cultural […]

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Conference Report: WHA Barcelona Symposium, 26-28 March 2014

Barcelona – not just a beautiful and welcoming city, but with its own rich maritime history and flavour (quite literally, in the excellent seafood) – was an ideal setting for the World History Association‘s latest symposium, on ‘Port Cities in World History’, hosted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. As is usually the way at large international conferences, with […]

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