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Book Review: ‘The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities’

Book Review by James H Thomas on Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos, The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities (Carolina Academic Press: Durham, North Carolina, 2017), 147pp. £11-12 (Kindle and Paperback). This is a slim volume which promises much, delving ‘into the inner lives of pirates, focusing on their […]

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BGEAH Conference 2017: Land and Water.

The British Group of Early American Historians conference 2017, is open for registration! The theme this year is ‘Land and Water: Port Towns, Maritime Connections, and Oceanic Spaces of the Early Modern Atlantic World’ and will take place at the University of Portsmouth between 31 August – 3 September 2017. Event co-organiser, Dr Tom Rodgers describes the […]

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Contraband and Commerce

IPPMSN Event: ‘Contraband and Commerce’, Liverpool, 21 July 2017

The International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network (IPPMSN) are hosting an event exploring the worlds of legal and elicit trade on 21 July 2017. Liverpool John Moores University. Free entry. Speakers are: Alex Taylor (University of Sheffield) – ‘Bristol’s first tawny age: the tobacco trade to Bristol in the seventeenth century.’ Benjamin Jennings (Swansea University) […]

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PTUC and Kobe University’s (Japan) Port Cities Study Centre Networking Event

The University of Portsmouth’s PTUC project is very pleased to announce its forthcoming collaboration with Kobe University, Japan. PTUC were successfully awarded a sum of £3,000 from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, which aims to support closer links between the UK and Japan. Members of the team are travelling to Japan on Tuesday 20 June 2017 […]

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Thomas Falcon Marshall, 'Emigration - the parting day' (1852).  Art Gallery of South Australia

CFP: Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World (Grenoble, 15-16 February 2018)

  In close collaboration with Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) is organizing an international conference on seas and oceans in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. This conference will examine how seas and oceans have shaped and reshaped cultural identities, spurred stories of reunion and separation and redefined entire nations. […]

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Portsea Sound: A collaborative community sound project coming to Portsmouth this summer

Contemporary Connections presents a community sound project, Portsea Sound, from June to September 2017, exploring the sounds and stories of Portsea. We are particularly interested in what it means to live in a contemporary port town. The project has been funded by Arts Council England and Portsmouth City Council to undertake a series of community […]

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