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“The Sure Shield of Britain and of her Empire in the Hour of Trial”: sailors in the First World War

Given the upcoming centenary of the Great War this year it is understandable that we find ourselves saturated with discussions of the tragedy that befell the European empires in 1914. Yet, despite this wide and encouraging engagement with the topic, the key focus of popular debate is centred on the many millions who died fighting […]

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Unveiling of Portsmouth Cenotaph, October 1921

Lest We Forget – PTUC working in partnership with a local museum to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

  The Port Towns and Urban Cultures research hub is excited to be working in partnership with Portsmouth City Museums and Records Service on their forthcoming project to produce an exhibition and a series of community events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Portsmouth City Museum was awarded […]

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PTUC PhD Bursary Available at the University of Portsmouth!

PTUC is looking for new researchers. The School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies are offering a full time PhD bursary for a study connected with the History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures. Title: PhD Bursary – History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures Application deadline: Wednesday 26 February 2014 Start date: October 2014 Project description: The Port Towns […]

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Sixth Swedish Historians Meeting in Stockholm

PTUC’s Brad Beaven and Louise Moon, alongside colleagues at the University of Gothenburg will be attending and delivering a session panel entitled “Work, leisure and living Mapping the Port Town, c. 1800-1950,” 8th – 10th May at the Sixth Swedish Historians Meeting held in Stockholm. This session will look at two European port towns – Gothenburg in […]

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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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The End of Shipbuilding in Portsmouth

In recent days the news that shipbuilding is to end in Portsmouth has caused a sensation in both the local and national press. Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ Dr Brad Beaven, Reader in History at the University of Portsmouth, was interviewed by ITN’s Rageh Omaar to comment on the historical and cultural significance of shipbuilding […]

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