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Fees-Only PhD opportunity – Naval Heritage in Museums and Society: A Comparative International Study

Port Towns and Urban Cultures are pleased to announce an opportunity to study for a fees-only paid PhD with us at the University of Portsmouth.  The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and will be supervised by Dr Mathias Seiter, Dr Melanie Bassett and Professor Brad Beaven.. Successful applicants will receive a […]

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Nantucket’s Bid for Survival during the War of 1812

Residents of the island of Nantucket played a significant and prominent role in the development and control of much of the global whaling industry during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This narrative has dominated the history of this small New England island. Less researched, however, is an event that for a brief period of time […]

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BCMH ‘New Researchers in Maritime History Conference’, 2021 ONLINE EVENT, 12-13 March

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) invites you to join them for the twenty-sixth conference for new researchers. The event will be held virtually for the first time via Zoom. Registration is now open! About this Event The Conference gives new researchers a unique opportunity to present their work in a constructive and supportive […]

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Extended CfP: Canadian Coastal Histories

Deadline for proposals: February 12, 2021 Conference date: September 2021 Dialogues about Canadian coastal cultures, coastal places, and global oceanic connections have taken on a new tenor in a time of climate crisis that will dramatically and disproportionately reshape the future of such conversations. Growing international interest in coasts from a range of disciplines suggests […]

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Coastal Connections

The first three ‘Coastal Connections’ IHR Partnership Seminars announced!

The IHR Partnership Seminar ‘Coastal Connections’ series is excited to announce its first three webinars. All welcome, the seminars are free to attend but booking is required. Webinars Coastal Brexit – 21st Jan 7pm GMT https://www.history.ac.uk/events/coastal-brexit This event explores the complexities of Brexit for the coastal communities spanning the Irish Sea Basin. What coastal connections will strengthen […]

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The Coastal History Blog No.52: The Fresh and the Salt – Ann Lingard’s Solway

The Solway—originally sol + wath, the muddy ford—forms part of the border region between England and Scotland.[1] Its precise boundaries have vexed lawyers at times, “for the channels and sandbanks can change even within a day,” but perhaps two other descriptions can fill out the picture: it is “the most under-researched estuary in the UK” […]

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Event: John Gillis Tribute Roundtable. Presented by the Coastal History Network

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Please join us on December 3 from 11 am to 12:30 pm EST (4 pm – 5.30pm UK) —see Zoom link below—for a roundtable discussion celebrating the career and scholarship of historian John Gillis. John’s work has been wide-ranging, examining German, British, and American social and cultural history. His most recent […]

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Larger type of the early German magnetic mine, recovered in 1939, with rule alongside to show its size. © IWM A 30292.

The Coastal War, 1939

When war was declared on Germany on 3 September 1939 Britain immediately began to mobilise its forces. Whilst the bulk of the Royal Navy was focused on convoy protection and controlling the North Sea the Royal Navy Patrol Service (RNPS), comprised reservists from both the Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) and Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), […]

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