Author Archive | Melanie Bassett

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Coming Soon – the Beyond The Porthole Podcast!

PhD students from the University of Portsmouth, Suzanne Marie Taylor, Charlotte Steffen and Daisy Turnbull are embarking on an insightful new project looking ‘Beyond The Porthole’ at aspects of maritime and coastal history in a brand new podcast series!  This 7-part series will be diving into current themes of maritime history and talking to some […]

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Coastal Connections

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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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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The first LR Asian Office was opened on 
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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Victoria Harbour with Hong Kong Island in the background, c.1862. Unknown artist.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Postgraduate Online Workshop Call for Papers: Treaty Port China in World History c.1842-1930

Thursday 22 – Friday 23 July 2021, 08.30 to 13.00 (BST/UTC+1) or 15.30 to 20.00 (UTC+8) both days 2021年7月22日(星期四)-7月23日(星期五),08.30-13.00(英国夏令时间/世界协调世界+1)或15.30-20.00(世界协调世界 + 8)两天都是如此 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 University and Hong Kong Baptist University, invites papers from postgraduate […]

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