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The Naval History Blog: No. 7

Why Maritime History Matters Maritime history can be broadly defined as the study of humanity and its relationship to the seas and oceans of the world in the past.  It is a huge topic with tendrils creeping into many nooks and crannies of other, seemingly far removed, branches of the historian’s craft.  Its gambit includes […]

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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, took place on Wednesday 29 March 2017. In his well-received lecture, Beaven argued that the cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history due to the focus of conventional histories of ports on their global and imperial networks. […]

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The Naval History Blog: No. 6

The tide creeps in: why maritime history matters Can we even imagine a world without the sea and its influence? Trying to define maritime history in his introduction to ‘The Sea and Civilization’, Lincoln Paine asks the opposite question: what exactly is ‘terrestrial history’? He tries to re-imagine the story of mankind as a land-bound […]

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PTUC & Heritage Lottery Funded Bids: 20 Streets in Portsmouth – final event

Where: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street, Buckland, Portsmouth. When: 25th March, 10.30am-3pm The completed 20 Streets project is culminating in an event which will review the work which has taken place over the last year to research the lives of the men listed on the war memorials in St Wilfrid’s Church, Portsmouth. All are invited to […]

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