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Social History Conference Comes to Portsmouth

The annual Social History Conference, the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK, will this year be held at the University of Portsmouth from 31st March to 2nd April 2015, with a plethora of stimulating and interesting papers, panels and roundtables, including contributions from the Port Towns and Urban Cultures project and colleagues […]

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Supernatural Cities: Narrated Geographies and Spectral Histories

Port Towns and Urban Culture’s Dr Karl Bell has launched a new project based at the University of Portsmouth entitled Supernatural Cities: Narrated Geographies and Spectral Histories. The project seeks to encourage the formation of a multi- and interdisciplinary network of researchers who will explore the relationships between urban environments, the supernatural, and the cultural […]

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PhD Bursary Opportunity – Royal Naval Pursery in the Development of Accounting

Studentship title: ‘Nipcheese’ the Bean Counter: The Implications of Royal Naval Pursery in the Development of Accounting Closing date: Tuesday 21st April 2015 Preliminary explorations of maritime and accounting archives and historical literature in the Royal Navy [RN] Dockyard Library, Portsmouth, have considered the role and significance of pursers on RN ships (1600 to 1850) […]

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Mapping the Waterfront: Life, Heritage and Visualization of the Port City

Department of Historical Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 9th September 2014 A recent workshop by the Universities of Gothenburg and Portsmouth brought together academics, archivists and heritage professionals to discuss the methodologies, data and potential beneficiaries of mapping port towns. Dr Tomas Nilson and Dr Brad Beaven opened proceedings and explained that the history of port […]

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