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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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CFP. Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference

Conference: 20 & 21 April 2018. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, UK CFP deadline: 1 December 2017 The National Museum of the Royal Navy are to host a symposium, held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on the weekend of the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine raid on the port of Zeebrugge. […]

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CFP: The SAHGB Annual Symposium 2018: Architecture, the Built Environment, and the Aftermath of the First World War

CFP deadline: 11 November 2017, 11am Symposium: 9 June 2018 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London in the Wolfson Conference Room The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) are keen to engage with urban and cultural historians who do not identify as architectural historians but whose work has obvious implications […]

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Front page of the Daily Sketch, 21 June 1916. By kind permission of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The National Impact of the Jutland Battle: Civic and Community Responses during the First World War

The Battle of Jutland The largest naval battle of the First World War was fought in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark, between 31 May and 1 June 1916.  Over 100,000 sailors were aboard 250 warships and it was the only full-scale encounter between steel battleships during the War. This naval battle was unlike any […]

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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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