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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 […]

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Front page of the Daily Sketch, 21 June 1916. By kind permission of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The National Impact of the Jutland Battle: Civic and Community Responses during the First World War

The Battle of Jutland The largest naval battle of the First World War was fought in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark, between 31 May and 1 June 1916.  Over 100,000 sailors were aboard 250 warships and it was the only full-scale encounter between steel battleships during the War. This naval battle was unlike any […]

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Portsea Sound: A collaborative community sound project coming to Portsmouth this summer

Contemporary Connections presents a community sound project, Portsea Sound, from June to September 2017, exploring the sounds and stories of Portsea. We are particularly interested in what it means to live in a contemporary port town. The project has been funded by Arts Council England and Portsmouth City Council to undertake a series of community […]

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Inaugural lecture: Exploring Sailortown: Civic culture, slums and scandal in 19th century Britain

Brad Beaven’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Social and Cultural History, University of Portsmouth, took place on Wednesday 29 March 2017. In his well-received lecture, Beaven argued that the cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history due to the focus of conventional histories of ports on their global and imperial networks. […]

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