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Dr. Beaven and Dr. Bell look over the waters of the Solent

A Walk Through Sailortown with the Sailortown App

Join PTUC’s Brad Beaven and Karl Bell on a walk through Portsmouth’s ‘Sailortown’. Professor Beaven and Dr. Bell discussed the Sailortown app and some episodes from our city’s rich history. The Sailortown app charts two walks that highlight several Portsmouth landmarks and monuments. It also allows users to access a database of historical locations such […]

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View from inside the 'Hot Walls' fortifications in Old Portsmouth.

PTUC Filming

The sun was shining in Portsmouth today, and provided the perfect conditions for our Port Towns filming! We have commissioned a series of short vignettes which will introduce our research and projects. Keep a look out for their launch on the website later this year! In the interim, here is a short report on the […]

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PTUC Battle of Jutland project features in Local History News

Professor Brad Beaven and Dr Mel Bassett of Port Towns and Urban Cultures at the University of Portsmouth have contributed to the current edition of Local History News with an article entitled “Mapping the national impact of the Jutland Battle: civic and community responses during the First World War project: a partnership project.” Brad and Mel were […]

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The PTUC team with PCRC's Daisuke Higuchi, and University of Kobe postgrad students Thomas and Cory

Intersecting port cities: PTUC members collaborate with the Port Cities Research Centre, Kobe, Japan

In June, four members of the history team at Portsmouth participated in a series of field trips, presentations, and workshops with academics from Kobe University in Japan. In this blog, one of the founding members of the Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group, Dr Rob James, who is a senior lecturer in history, discusses the […]

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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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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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