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Troop embarkation onto SS Majestic at Southampton dock, either December 1899 or February 1900. Image attributed to http://www.titanic-titanic.com

Imperial Identity in Port Towns: a spotlight on Southampton and Liverpool, 1900

The provincial press of the late nineteenth-century provides a fascinating insight into how imperialistic sentiment was conveyed to a newly literate working-class.[1] The provincial press adopted the conventions of ‘new journalism’, catering for working-class tastes by prioritising the reporting of sport, sensationalist news and by placing a focus upon localised issues.[2] Its rise paralleled the […]

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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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Conference Report: WHA Barcelona Symposium, 26-28 March 2014

Barcelona – not just a beautiful and welcoming city, but with its own rich maritime history and flavour (quite literally, in the excellent seafood) – was an ideal setting for the World History Association‘s latest symposium, on ‘Port Cities in World History’, hosted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. As is usually the way at large international conferences, with […]

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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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Upper Clyde Shipyards: Scottish Industrial Heritage and Maritime Identity

Following the recent announcements of shipyard closures in Portsmouth it is pertinent to explore the significance of Royal Navy shipbuilding  in Britain. Although BAE Systems decided to retain its operations on the Clyde in November 2013, there was a fierce debate around whether it was Glasgow or Portsmouth who were best placed to emerge as the […]

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