Tag Archives | maritime history

Boat Building at Bridport Harbour, c.19th Century.
By Permission of Bridport Town Council

The Naval History Blog: No. 8

Why maritime history matters: Maritime highways – A personal journey. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book aptly titled The Prize, Daniel Yergin quotes Admiral ‘Jacky’ Fisher as telling Winston Churchill, on the latter’s appointment to First Lord of the Admiralty in September 1911, ‘east of Suez oil is cheaper than coal.’[1] It later became clear […]

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Workshop Report: BAME Seafarers in the First World War

Full Report on the Event from Co-organiser, Antony Firth Workshop: BAME Seafarers in the First World War University of Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth 24 January 2018 The Port Towns & Urban Cultures project (University of Portsmouth) recently hosted a free workshop exploring the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) seafarers in the First World […]

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PTUC Events Calendar

Promote your events via PTUC! If you have a Port Town, Urban, Maritime or Naval-themed event, we can include it on our website. Please contact PTUC@port.ac.uk with the details. See below for some of the events that may be of interest to you!           2018     April 5th-6th Apr – ‘Healthy or Unhealthy Cities?’, Urban […]

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CFP: BCMH New Researchers in Maritime History

Submission deadline: February 16th 2018 Conference dates: April 6th – 7th 2018, SS Great Britain Trust, Bristol, UK The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the ss Great Britain Trust invites contributions to its twenty-fourth conference for new researchers. Hosted at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, the conference provides a unique opportunity […]

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Bartholomew Roberts with his ship and captured merchant ships in the background. A copper engraving from 'A History of the Pyrates' by Captain Charles Johnson c. 1724

CFP: Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers – Connecting the Early Modern Seas. International Symposium, 13-14 April 2018

International Symposium, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg & University of Bielefeld Bielefeld University (Germany), 13-14 April 2018 Deadline for submissions: 9 August 2017 Until recently manifestations of piracy as well as of its state-sanctioned counterpart, privateering, were mostly discussed as geographically isolated cultural phenomena. Depictions of armed robbery at sea in the early modern period have traditionally tended to focus […]

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