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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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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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‘Power, presented in its latest and most potent forms’: Navy Weeks at the Home Ports, 1927–1938

In August 1927, nearly 50,000 people flocked to Portsmouth to attend the first Navy Week. Showcasing the power and prestige of the Royal Navy, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, mine-laying monitors, submarines, and an aircraft carrier were all either on view or available for close inspection. Attendees saw HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson, the two most modern […]

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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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The Coastal History Network announces a new IHR Partnership Seminar: Coastal Connections

The Coastal History Network are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their application for one of the Institute of Historical Research’s series of new online Partnership Seminars. ‘Coastal Connections’ will build upon the gathering momentum behind the Coastal History Network which was established earlier this year. Since its launch in April 2020 […]

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