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The Coastal History Blog 12: “Women as Tavern Keepers”

Taverns and other drinking establishments occupy a privileged place in the iconography of ports and sailortowns.  Who could forget the free-and-easy multicultural egalitarianism of ALL-MAX, the East End dive immortalized by Pierce Egan? [1] In The Many-Headed Hydra, Marcus Rediker and Peter Linebaugh speculated about what sorts of conversations sailors, slaves, sex workers, and assorted […]

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BSSH Seminar: Uncharted Waters: Researching Sounds, Ships and Sailortowns

The British Society of Sports History, South of England Network, London Branch present their next History Seminar. Dr Catherine Tackley (Open University), will be giving a paper entitled ‘Uncharted Waters: Researching Sounds, Ships, and Sailortowns.’ The seminar will take place on Monday, 31st March at 5:15 pm, in Room STB8 in the basement of Stewart […]

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Tattoos, Tars and Sailortown Culture

Middle-England seemingly went into shock when it was announced that David Dimbleby, broadcaster and establishment figure par excellence had succumbed to having a tattoo. Although some time has now elapsed since Dimbleby’s tattoo made headline news, getting the tattoo whilst filming a documentary about ‘Britain and the Seas’ taps into something that time has not weakened. […]

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PTUC PhD Bursary Available at the University of Portsmouth!

PTUC is looking for new researchers. The School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies are offering a full time PhD bursary for a study connected with the History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures. Title: PhD Bursary – History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures Application deadline: Wednesday 26 February 2014 Start date: October 2014 Project description: The Port Towns […]

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Sixth Swedish Historians Meeting in Stockholm

PTUC’s Brad Beaven and Louise Moon, alongside colleagues at the University of Gothenburg will be attending and delivering a session panel entitled “Work, leisure and living Mapping the Port Town, c. 1800-1950,” 8th – 10th May at the Sixth Swedish Historians Meeting held in Stockholm. This session will look at two European port towns – Gothenburg in […]

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The Culture of a Victorian Coaling Station

It is well known that the late-Victorian navy was immensely popular in the public imagination and celebrated as a symbol of Britain’s power and empire. This link between the navy and the Empire very real, and the most obvious manifestation of this link was at overseas naval stations. British seamen would often seek British and […]

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