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CFP: Exploring the Urban Mindscape

Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ Dr Karl Bell is organising a Supernatural Cities conference ‘Exploring the Urban Mindscape’, to be held on Saturday 30th April 2016 at the University of Portsmouth. Please see the CFP below for details. Exploring the Urban Mindscape  Saturday 30th April 2016  University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK Keynote Speaker: Professor Steve Pile, […]

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Dead Men Telling Tales: Maritime Gibbet Lore in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

The practice of gibbeting, also known more specifically as hanging in irons, or hanging in chains, was a particularly macabre punishment for a variety of convicted felons, and yet it is the image of the pirate cadaver swinging eerily in the breeze, which appears to have become most engrained in popular culture since the eighteenth […]

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Supernatural Cities: Narrated Geographies and Spectral Histories

Port Towns and Urban Culture’s Dr Karl Bell has launched a new project based at the University of Portsmouth entitled Supernatural Cities: Narrated Geographies and Spectral Histories. The project seeks to encourage the formation of a multi- and interdisciplinary network of researchers who will explore the relationships between urban environments, the supernatural, and the cultural […]

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Mapping the Waterfront: Life, Heritage and Visualization of the Port City

Department of Historical Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 9th September 2014 A recent workshop by the Universities of Gothenburg and Portsmouth brought together academics, archivists and heritage professionals to discuss the methodologies, data and potential beneficiaries of mapping port towns. Dr Tomas Nilson and Dr Brad Beaven opened proceedings and explained that the history of port […]

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