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Oil painting showing a train coming in to a multi-track railyard, with ships masts and smokestacks in the distance.

A Safe Port? Railway accidents in the dock

By now – after many years of work in the ‘Port Towns & Urban Cultures’ project – it’s probably old hat to say that port towns are important intersections between land and water, liminal zones and crossing points for people, goods and ideas. These transient places are of great interest to a range of historians, […]

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CFP: Firths and Fjords: A Coastal History Conference

The Firths and Fjords: A Coastal History Conference will be held from Thursday 31 March to Saturday 2 April 2016 at The Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands, Dornoch. This conference will explore the pasts of communities living near or along adjacent coastlines: firths, sea lochs, fjords, estuaries, inlets, sounds, narrow gulfs and […]

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