PTUC Events Calendar

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





BGEAH Conference, August-Sept 2017

31st Aug – 3rd Sept – ‘Land and Water: Port Towns, Maritime Connections, and oceanic spaces of the Early Modern World’, British Group of Early American Historians, University of Portsmouth. For more details see





4th Sept – ‘‘Its work will never be done’: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, its task, legacies and future,’ Gateways to the First World War, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

4th Sept – ‘Graphic Satire and the UK in the Long Nineteenth Century’, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK.

5th Sept- ‘Ordering the margins of society: space, authority and control in early modern Britain.’  IHR, IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, London, UK.

6th-8th Sept – ‘1918 – 2018: The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century’, Centre for Historical Research, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

9th Sept – ‘The State of Maritime History Research’, University of Greenwich, UK.

15th Sept– Race and the Sea Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.  

15th -16th Sept – ‘Connections in Commerce and Consumption: Production, Distribution and Consumption in Britain and Europe, 1500-1800’, Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

18th Sept – ‘Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life’, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.



Marine Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden

6th Oct – ‘International Conference on the Centenary of the Abolition of Indentureship in the British Empire’, Centre for Postcolonial Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, London, UK.

10th Oct – ‘Temporary and Mobile Domesticities, 1600 to the present’, Centre for Studies of Home, The Geffrye Museum, London, UK

19th -20th Oct– ‘International Approaches to Naval Cities and Dockyards’, Swedish Naval Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden. For more details see

20th-21st Oct – ‘The Communities and Margins of Early Modern Scotland’, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

24th – 27th Oct – Conference on Mermaids, Maritime Folklore, and Modernity, Copenhagen, Denmark.

27th – 28th Oct – ‘Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique’, 2nd Annual Conference of the Oficina de História-Mozambique, Moputo, Mozambique.



8th – 12th Nov – ‘Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos‘, Funchal, Madeira.

17th Nov – ‘Animals and Emotions in History Workshop’, AHRC Pets and Family Life Project. Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.



1st – 2nd Dec – ‘Tattoo Iconologies. Body Writings and Identity-related Fluctuations’, University of Palermo, Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino, Palermo, Italy.

7th Dec – ‘Out of Place: Vagrancy and Settlement’, Centre for Metropolitan History, IHR, London, UK.





18th Jan – ‘Women’s Negotiations of Space, 1500-1900’, Women’s History Network, University of Hull, Hull, UK.



15th-16th Feb – ‘Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World.’ Université Grenoble Alpes (France),

Université de Terre-Neuve (Newfoundland, Canada), Grenoble, France.



19th Mar – ‘Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Christ Church, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.



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.

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


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