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Fully Funded PhD Opportunity! Shipwreck Shores: Wrecking and Coastal Cultures in Britain and Sweden, 1700-1850

We at Port Towns and Urban Cultures are excited to announce a fully funded “Coastal History” PhD opportunity. This split-site PhD will provide the successful candidate with the unique opportunity to research and teach in both Britain and Sweden, thanks to a new collaboration established between the University of Portsmouth and Halmstad University. The PhD […]

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CFP: NDS 25th Annual Conference. Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations

The Naval Dockyards Society has announced the theme for their 25th Annual Conference which will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich on 27 March 2021. This one-day conference will examine the role of the naval dockyards and bases that were closely associated with Baltic naval campaigns. 1721 was the year that the Great […]

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Rescheduled Conference: Where Empires Collide: Dockyards and Naval Bases in and around the Indian Ocean

The Naval Dockyards Society have unveiled the programme for their rescheduled 2020 conference, taking place at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, on 31 October 2020, 11am-4pm. This one-day conference will examine the role and scope of naval bases and naval support facilities in and around the Indian Ocean. Were bases built to defend colonies, control colonies, […]

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CFP: ‘Myriad Materialities: Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities,’ Berlin 10-11 July 2020

Myriad Materialities is a two-day conference organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) Network at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It will be held at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin on 10 and 11 July 2020. This interdisciplinary conference draws attention to the materialities ‘beyond […]

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