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Tattoos, Tars and Sailortown Culture

Middle-England seemingly went into shock when it was announced that David Dimbleby, broadcaster and establishment figure par excellence had succumbed to having a tattoo. Although some time has now elapsed since Dimbleby’s tattoo made headline news, getting the tattoo whilst filming a documentary about ‘Britain and the Seas’ taps into something that time has not weakened. […]

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The Coastal History Blog 9: “Coasts of the Anthropocene”

This posting follows close on the heels of the last one, which summarized an interdisciplinary conference I attended on “Rivers of the Anthropocene.”  The conference left me with a lot to consider.  There has been some informal discussion on Twitter about what an equivalent conference organized around coasts would look like.  What is the anthropocene […]

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The Coastal History Blog 8: “Rivers of the Anthropocene”

Last week I attended a remarkable two-day conference in Indianapolis that brought together earth scientists, life scientists, social scientists, artists, historians, and theologians in a wide-ranging program about people and rivers in the anthropocene.  The “anthropocene” is a new term expressing the idea that the human impact on the earth’s crust, the atmosphere, and the […]

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PTUC PhD Bursary Available at the University of Portsmouth!

PTUC is looking for new researchers. The School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies are offering a full time PhD bursary for a study connected with the History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures. Title: PhD Bursary – History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures Application deadline: Wednesday 26 February 2014 Start date: October 2014 Project description: The Port Towns […]

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