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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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The Culture of a Victorian Coaling Station

It is well known that the late-Victorian navy was immensely popular in the public imagination and celebrated as a symbol of Britain’s power and empire. This link between the navy and the Empire very real, and the most obvious manifestation of this link was at overseas naval stations. British seamen would often seek British and […]

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