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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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Engaging with the Past Reading Group

Engaging with the Past is a heritage and public history reading group which aims to discuss, debate and share ideas concerning ‘heritage’ through contemporary cultural production and the representation of the past – through management, public engagement, and various methods of dissemination. It is hoped that this reading group can provide an opportunity for friendly […]

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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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Port Towns & Urban Cultures Events Calendar

April 2016 14th – 15th April – International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference, University of Strathclyde. The study of port cities and their relationship to maritime endeavour and enterprise is a diverse and interdisciplinary practice, which draws on research methods from sociology, anthropology and archaeology, and brings together aspects of social, economic and cultural […]

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 On 2 December 2011 I interviewed Dorrie, a former member of the WRNS (Women's Royal Naval Service) on board HMS Warrior in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Listening to Port Town People: the potential for oral history research

Oral History is now recognised as a valuable and credible method to engage with and learn about the past.[i] Oral historians indicate that oral history research requires a different set of interpretative practises as it is a source that necessitates historians to directly engage with subjectivity.[ii] The interview is a source created by a shared […]

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BSSH Seminar: Uncharted Waters: Researching Sounds, Ships and Sailortowns

The British Society of Sports History, South of England Network, London Branch present their next History Seminar. Dr Catherine Tackley (Open University), will be giving a paper entitled ‘Uncharted Waters: Researching Sounds, Ships, and Sailortowns.’ The seminar will take place on Monday, 31st March at 5:15 pm, in Room STB8 in the basement of Stewart […]

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