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‘Crimes and Portside’ Beyond the Porthole’s next episode is now live! 

‘Crimes and Portside’ Beyond the Porthole’s next episode is now live!  Join us for this next episode of the Beyond the Porthole podcast where we discuss wrecking and smuggling, Charles Dickens and prison hulks, and dive into a wonderful interview about portside prisons with Portsmouth (UK) / Halmstad (SE)  PhD student Oscar Kaarlson that includes […]

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Beyond the Porthole’s first full length episode ‘When The Ship Has Sailed’ is now live!

Beyond the Porthole’s first full length episode ‘When The Ship Has Sailed’ is now live!  On this episode of Beyond the Porthole, join Daisy Turnbull, Charlotte Steffen and Suzanne Marie Taylor as they dive into aspects of maritime cultural history in this episode ‘When the Ship has Sailed’. Here they look at the histories of […]

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Recording now online: ‘Coast as Muse’ IHR Partnership Seminar Series ‘Coastal Connections’

On 3 February 2022 Coastal Connections, as part of the IHR’s Partnership Seminar Series, hosted ‘Coast as Muse’. The seminar asked: What makes ‘the coast’ the subject of so many creative and literary works? “Coast as Muse” will explore the cultural significance of the coast as a provocation for art, literary work and critique. The speakers represent […]

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A War in the Air and on the Coast: Civilian ‘Night Patrols’ and the Defence of Hull during the First World War

When we think of wartime bombing raids and attacks on civilians, we often conjure up images of ruined public buildings and homes during the Blitz of the Second World War. After all, this has become ‘one of the country’s most cherished and resilient national narratives’.[1] With public memories of the Blitz blending into broader evocations […]

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Abstracts and Event Programme: Treaty Port China in World History c.1842-1930. 27-28 January 2022.

                  Date and time: 27-28 January 2022, 08.30 to 12.30 (BST) both days. Attendance is free-of-charge but attendees must register in order to receive the event link.   Please register via Eventbrite by Tuesday 26 January. The University of Portsmouth’s ‘Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ group, in collaboration with its […]

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Rescheduled Event: Treaty Port China in World History c.1842-1930. 世界历史上的通商口岸中国 c.1842-1930。

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Online Workshop: 研究生和早期職業研究員在線研討會: Date and time: 27-28 January 2022, 08.30 to 12.30 (GMT+0) both days. 日期和时间:2022 年 1 月 27-28 日,08.30 至 12.30(GMT+0)两天。   About 關於 The University of Portsmouth’s ‘Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ group, in collaboration with its partners Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre, Dalian Maritime […]

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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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