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The first LR Asian Office was opened on 
Nanking Road Shanghai. Nanking Road, 1911.

Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918

The Port Towns and Urban Cultures group are excited to see the enrolment of our PhD Candidate Corey Watson. Corey will be funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) for three years to embark on exciting research into the Foundation’s history and archival collection.[1] The research will be supervised by historians in the University of Portsmouth’s […]

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Fully-funded PTUC PhD Project with the University of Portsmouth and Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Port Towns and Urban Cultures are excited to announce an opportunity to study for a fully-funded three year PhD, with opportunities for visiting scholarships in Hong Kong and Mainland China, to commence in October 2021. Project Title: Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918 Project Code: SASH6300521 Department / Faculty for the Project:  School of Area […]

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CfP: Social Dynamics in Atlantic Ports, XIVth-XXIst Centuries

VIth International Colloquium of the Governance of the Atlantic Ports (XIVth-XXIst Centuries) Oostende, Belgium, 24-26 April 2019 Ports were the main nodes in the network that framed the Atlantic world since the XVIth century. They were the focus of commercial life, maritime activities and financial life. These activities created specific social dynamics which characterized port […]

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Men in the Sailors Rest, Tiger Bay. https://www.tigerbay.org.uk/image-collection

BAME Seafarers in the First World War – Tiger Bay Research

Following the success of the PTUC/Gateways to the First World War #BAMEseaWW1 workshop earlier in the year, it is fantastic to witness this previously under-explored area of history garnering more attention. One initiative which is having great success in engaging with the public and highlighting the important role played by Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) […]

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Gotham City - a representation of coastal history

The Coastal History Blog 45: Crime Alley? Port Cities and Batman’s Gotham

I’m delighted to introduce our seventh guest post, by Madison Heslop.  She is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Washington.  While there is a well-known and rich literature on “the idea of the city” or “the image of the city,” there’s a surprising shortage of smart, thoughtful pieces on where waterfronts and […]

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View from inside the 'Hot Walls' fortifications in Old Portsmouth.

PTUC Filming

The sun was shining in Portsmouth today, and provided the perfect conditions for our Port Towns filming! We have commissioned a series of short vignettes which will introduce our research and projects. Keep a look out for their launch on the website later this year! In the interim, here is a short report on the […]

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