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More Sickly Slums and Sailortowns

Would you know how to survive in the slums of Portsmouth’s sailortown? Do you know a ‘Dockyard Tortoise’ from a ‘Crocadillapig’?[1] In the sweltering heat of late July a lucky group of participants took part in our specially-designed youth outreach workshop, ‘Sickly Slums and Sailortowns.’ The event was coordinated by the University of Portsmouth’s UP for […]

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Port Towns & Urban Cultures’ First Visiting Scholar

Below, Port Towns & Urban Cultures’ first-ever visiting scholar, Laura Mier Valerón from the University of Oviedo (Spain), explains how she came to be involved with the project, outlines her research and discusses how being a visiting scholar with Port Towns & Urban Cultures has enhanced her research, skills and academic experiences. First of all, let me […]

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Call for Papers: Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940

Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940 19th- 20th December, 2016, Oxford, UK Keynote speakers include: Dr Mary Conley, College of the Holy Cross, USA Prof. Joanne Begiato,  Oxford Brookes University Dr Isaac Land, Indiana State University, USA The Department of History, Philosophy & Religion, Oxford Brookes University, and the Port Towns and Urban Cultures group, University of Portsmouth, invite […]

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Social History Conference Comes to Portsmouth

The annual Social History Conference, the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK, will this year be held at the University of Portsmouth from 31st March to 2nd April 2015, with a plethora of stimulating and interesting papers, panels and roundtables, including contributions from the Port Towns and Urban Cultures project and colleagues […]

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Call for Participants for the Social History Conference Roundtable on Public History & Heritage

We are seeking contributors to a Roundtable on public history and heritage at this year’s Social History Society conference (March 31st – April 2nd, University of Portsmouth – more information here: https://www.socialhistory.org.uk/conference). Chairs: Dr Alix Green (Lecturer in Public History, University of Central Lancashire) and Dr Jessica Moody (Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage, University […]

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