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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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HMS Resolution

CFP: A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Navy’s Continuous At Sea Deterrent

CFP deadline: 22 December 2017. Conference details: 15-16 June 2018. Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport, Hampshire, UK. Download a PDF copy of the Call For Papers Here   To submit a paper proposal please send a 300 word outline and a one page CV by 22 December 2017 to: Alexandra Geary, […]

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Cession of Kowloon

Corsairs and Collaborators: The Tankas and Early Colonial Hong Kong

By the Qing (1644-1912 CE) dynasty, the term ‘Tanka’ (pinyin: Danjia) became a common designation for people who lived on boats in the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, and Fujian. Throughout the development of the term ‘Tanka’, its various usages and iterations were always denigrating and alienating. Considered a base people, the Tanka were largely excluded […]

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