PTUC Events Calendar

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See below for some of the events that may be of interest to you!










5th-6th Apr – ‘Healthy or Unhealthy Cities?’, Urban History Group Conference, 2018. Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK.

5th Apr – ‘London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World II’, New College, University of Oxford, UK.

6th – 7th  Apr – BCMH New Researchers in Maritime History, SS Great Britain Trust, Bristol.

9th Apr – Jeremy Mitchell (National Maritime Museum) ‘“We trust in God”: searching for Franklin’s crew in the archives.” Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

13-14th Apr –  Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers – Connecting the Early Modern Seas. International Symposium, Bielefeld University, Germany

20- 21st Apr – Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

24th Apr – Laika Nevalainen (European University Institute) ‘From sailors’ chests to sailors’ homes: Finnish seamen and domesticity in the early 20th century.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

26th Apr – Tim Benbow (Kings College London) ‘Life before Death; the 1963 decision to build the aircraft carrier CVA01.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.



9th May – Gijs Dreijer, Jake Dyble and Lewis Wade (University of Exeter) ‘Worse things happen at sea: disasters, maritime laws and clashing jurisdictions in early modern Europe.’ Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seminar, University of Exeter, Harrison Building, Room 215, 5pm

10th May – Benjamin Redding (University of Warwick) ‘Pageantry and representation in the late-Henrician Navy: The Battle of the Solent and Admiral Claude d’Annebault’s visit to London.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

22nd May – Daniel Simpson (Royal Holloway and the British Museum) ‘“Cannibals”, “Savages” and pronouns: the strange world of the British Naval encounter in Australia and the Torres Strait, 1842-1850.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

24th May – Louis M Halewood (University of Oxford) ‘“An incomparable influence upon every shore”: Conceptions of naval power and world order on the eve of the Great War.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.



9th  Jun – The SAHGB Annual Symposium 2018: Architecture, the Built Environment, and the Aftermath of the First World War. Institute of Historical Research, London, Wolfson Conference Room.

19th June – Andrew Lambert (Kings College London) ‘ Constructing the seapower state: culture, identity and exceptionalism.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

21st -23rd June – Britain and the World Conference.  University of Exeter. *Note there will be a ‘Port Towns’ panel at the conference.


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29thAug-1st Sept – 14th International Conference on Urban History, Rome, Italy.



13-15th Sept – Maritime Exploration and Memory. The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.



17-19th – ICMM Regional Conference, ‘Ports. Nodes of Globalisation. History, Perspectives, Museums.’ Hamburg, Germany.



8-10th Nov – The First World War at Sea: Conflict, culture and commemoration. AHRC Gateways to the First World War. To be held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

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