Tag Archives | ports

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 […]

Continue Reading 2
Sailor with a lion cub (Courtesy of Brain Witts, Curator of the HMS Excellent collection)

The Sailor Zoo and Farm in Portsmouth: Re-enchantment and Necessity (Part 1 of 2)

In 1832 the Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty suggested there was a need for ‘theoretical instruction’ in gunnery. Thus what had been previously considered an art became a science.[1] Marine artillery embraced the science and technology of the age, and this modernisation of gunnery was aligned with a transition from sail to steam ships. […]

Continue Reading 0
Außenansicht des Museums für Hamburgische Geschichte, Foto SHMH Sinje Hasheider

CfP: ICMM Regional Conference on ‘Ports. Nodes of Globalisation. History, Perspectives, Museums.’

Who: International Congress of Maritime Museums Where: Hamburg, Germany When: 17th to 19th October 2018    Background Ports have always been hubs of global economic and socio-cultural relationships. As interfaces between water and land, between seas, rivers and canals on the one hand and cities, roads, railways and the hinterland on the other hand, they have […]

Continue Reading 0
PTUC_Web_Logo

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

BGEAH Conference 2017: Land and Water.

The British Group of Early American Historians conference 2017, is open for registration! The theme this year is ‘Land and Water: Port Towns, Maritime Connections, and Oceanic Spaces of the Early Modern Atlantic World’ and will take place at the University of Portsmouth between 31 August – 3 September 2017. Event co-organiser, Dr Tom Rodgers describes the […]

Continue Reading 0