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Kobe Workshop

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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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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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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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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Home of Captain William Kidd and Sarah Kidd,1699

The Pirate Next Door: Wives, Families and Communities in the ‘Golden Age’ of Piracy

Pirates have many names—freebooters, brethren of the coast, members of the company, buccaneers. Throughout the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, thousands of pirates stalked the seas, attacking merchant vessels trading in the West Indies, West Africa, and North America. This period of violence and thievery has been well documented and immortalized as the ‘Golden […]

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