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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, will take place on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 6-pm, Park Building, Portsmouth. The cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history. Conventional histories of ports have focused on their global and imperial networks. In this talk, Brad Beaven explores […]

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Passchendaele Centenary: PTUC helps Portsmouth Poetry to secure £10,000 HLF grant

Cultural organisation ‘Portsmouth Poetry’ has been awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s  ‘First World War: then and now’ programme for their “I Died In Hell” project. The project will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, 1917 by focusing on the stories of Portsmouth people who participated in one of the worst conflicts […]

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Theatre of War: PTUC works with the Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, on WW1 port town leisure

Port Towns and Urban Cultures is delighted to be working in partnership with the Kings Theatre.  With the help of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Gateways to the First World War public engagement centre Katrina Henderson, Learning and Community Engagement Officer, was put in touch with Gateways collaborators Professor Brad Beaven and Dr Melanie Bassett from the University […]

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On the 11th November Britain will be commemorating Remembrance Day. To mark the event Brad Beaven and Mel Bassett will be talking about their research project ‘Mapping Jutland casualties’ at a ‘Gateways to the First World War’ Conference at the University of Kent. See the programme here:  11th-november-programme This project investigates the impact of the Battle […]

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New: Port Towns & Urban Cultures Edited Book

Port Towns & Urban Cultures: International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700 – 2000, Eds. Brad Beaven, Karl Bell and Robert James, (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2016) Despite the port’s prominence in maritime history, its cultural significance has long been neglected in favour of its role within economic and imperial networks. Defined by their intersection of maritime […]

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