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British Pathé Archive: An invaluable resource for historical port town research

Earlier this month British Pathé created an invaluable resource for historians and the digital humanities when they released their entire archive of 85,000 historical films and newsreels on to their new YouTube channel. In a press release Alastair White, General Manager of British Pathé, said “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will […]

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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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National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Conference on the Anglo-German Naval Arms Race and the War At Sea

Registration is now open for the NMRN’s conference on the Anglo-German Naval Arms Race and the War At Sea up to the eve of the Battle of Jutland.  The conference keynote addresses will be given by Professor Nicholas Rodger,  Professor Norma Friedman and Rear-Admiral James Goldrick (RAN).  Conference speakers will cover: The arms race and […]

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Greenwich Maritime Institute Short Courses 2014

Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich are offering three new short courses for 2014: The following new course are available to book – Tuesday 3rd June 2014: China’s Seaborne Trade and Martime Defence in the Current Era This one-day course will investigate China’s rapid growth in seaborne trade of all types and the impact upon global maritime […]

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Naval and Maritime Power Conference

Global War Studies and the Greenwich Maritime Institute are pleased to announce an international conference on the naval and maritime history of the First and Second World Wars to be held on the 11th – 12th April 2014. On the centenary of the First World War, the conference seeks to promote an international and interdisciplinary dialogue […]

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The Coastal History Blog 3: “What Makes Coastal History Distinct?” (part 2 of 2)

In my last posting, I stated that coastal history already has some characteristic themes, concerns, and subject matter, and promised to offer examples.  This may seem an odd claim for a subfield that is so new. The overall thesis behind this blog, though, is that plenty of people are doing coastal history already and don’t […]

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