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The Sea in the 20th – 21st Centuries and the ‘Forbidden Migrations’. Lisbon, 28-29 November 2019

Papers are sought for an upcoming conference in Lisbon, 28-29 November 2019 on the topic of ‘forbidden migrations’. Abstracts are due June 15th. See below for additional info: The Institute of Contemporary History is organizing the second edition of the conference “The Sea in the 20th – 21st Centuries”, having as topic the irregular human […]

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Oil painting showing a train coming in to a multi-track railyard, with ships masts and smokestacks in the distance.

A Safe Port? Railway accidents in the dock

By now – after many years of work in the ‘Port Towns & Urban Cultures’ project – it’s probably old hat to say that port towns are important intersections between land and water, liminal zones and crossing points for people, goods and ideas. These transient places are of great interest to a range of historians, […]

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