Port Towns and Urban Cultures Events Calendar

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

 

 

 

 

 

February

6th February – Navigating the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean: A Regretful Farewell to the Blackham Galley. Colin Heywood, University of Hull. The Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar Series, University of Hull, 6pm.

23rd February – The Manila Galleon, 1565-1815. Ian Wilkinson, Independent Researcher. King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College, London.

28th February – Ten things I hate about Edward Barlow: the life and journal of a 17th-century sailor. Dr Richard Blakemore, University of Reading. Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

 

March

6th March – British convoys and the maritime war for control of Europe, 1807-1814. Roger Knight, Institute of Historical Research. The Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar Series, University of Hull, 6pm.

9th March – The Manganese Trade from Cornwall and Industrial Activity in Liverpool in the Early Nineteenth Century. Peter Skidmore, Independent Researcher. King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College, London.

14th March – ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galleries’: challenges in curating permanent exhibitions. Dr Laura Humphreys and Dr Aaron Jaffer, National Maritime Museum. Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

30th March – Boundaries and Jurisdictions: Defining the Urban. Urban History Group 2017. Royal Holloway University of London.

 

April

shslogo-w3204th-6th April Social History Society Annual Conference. UCL Institute of Education.

6th April – Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home ConferenceBuenos Aires, Argentina.

6th April – Risk, Networks and Privateering in Liverpool during the Seven Years’ War. Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham. The Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar Series, University of Hull, 6pm.

6th-7th April – Supernatural Cities II: Gothic Cities. Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, Limerick, Ireland in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, UK.

20-21st April – International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network Annual Conference, University of Bristol

 

25th April – ‘From the Sailor to the Landsman’: nautical influences on tattooing and fashion. Amber Butchart, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and Dr Matt Lodder, University of Essex. Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

27th April – Shipbuilding: Information and Process. Roy Metcalfe, World Ship Society Library and Archive, Chatham Dockyard. King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College, London.

 

May

9th May – Australia’s prison islands: the impact of the sea on convict life and labour. Katy Roscoe, University of Leicester. Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

11th May – A Most Disagreeable Problem: The Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine Aircraft Carriers. Marcus Faulkner, King’s College London. King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College, London.

PortCityLives12th May – Jim McAdam (Queens, Belfast). Time and venue TBC, but the topic is on Archaeological preservation on the Falkland Islands. This is part of the CPMH‘s Stammers Lecture Series, in memory of our late colleague Mike Stammers. For further details please contact Simon Hill, LJMU – S.J.Hill1@ljmu.ac.uk

22-23rd May – Representations of the ‘Port Jew’  Conference, University of Southampton.

23rd May – Joint seminar with the London Group of Historical Geographers. Panel discussion of Professor Lauren Benton’s A Search for Sovereignty: law and geography in European Empires, 1400–1900. Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

25th May – The Cutting out of the French Corvette: La Chevrette during the Napoleonic Wars. Sim Comfort, independent researcher and publisher. King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College, London.

26th May –  Dr Chris Spackman will be giving a paper entitled ‘Music for the Empire? The Geographical Variances of Boys’ Brigade Bands, 1900-1940’ in the ‘Empire and Late Imperial Britain’ panel at the Writing Youth in the Modern World. 1800 to the Present conference at the University of Sheffield.

31st May-2nd June – ‘The Jutland Legacy Conference’, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. https://www.nmrn.org.uk/jutland-conference

 

June

6th June – Cook’s new clothes: redressing the legacy of Captain Cook’s first voyage in the Pacific. Dr Simon Layton, Queen Mary, University of London and Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, University of Birmingham. Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

22nd-25th June – ‘Drinking and Drug Policies in History: Contextualizing Causes and Consequences.’ Alcohol and Drugs History Society conference. Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

23rd – 24th June – Conference: ‘The Dutch Raid on Chatham Dockyard in 1667: its Anglo-Dutch Context and Legacy. For more details see http://porttowns.port.ac.uk/350th-anniversary-dutch-attack-chatham-conf/

 

July

5th-7th – ‘Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18’, University College Cork. For more details see http://porttowns.port.ac.uk/cfp-winning-western-approaches-unrestricted-submarine-warfare-us-navy-ireland-1917-18/

 

August

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 http://porttowns.port.ac.uk/cfp-land-and-water/

 

September

26th September – Race and the Sea Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool.  

 

October

19th 20th – ‘International Approaches to Naval Cities and Dockyards’, Swedish Naval Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden. For more details see http://porttowns.port.ac.uk/cfp-international-approaches-naval-cities-dockyards/

 

 

 

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