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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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Book launch: Gunboats, Empire, and the China Station by Dr Matthew Heaslip, 22 October 4.30pm

Join us online in marking the launch of Gunboats, Empire, and the China Station – a book that ‘transforms our understanding of the Royal Navy in the 1920s’. 22nd October from 4.30 to 5.30 pm. Please book via Eventbrite. Professor Joe Maiolo (King’s College London) will open the event with a short introduction, after which the author […]

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View of the waterfront at Canton with the paddle steamer 'Spark'. Copyright Hong Kong Maritime Museum. https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/canton-trade/BAKChKKXSKUpJg

Call For Manuscripts – The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange

The Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research (CMHCR) at Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology at Helsinki University, invites manuscripts for consideration in a unique edited volume which focuses on the Materiality of the Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange and its theoretical underpinnings. The volume seeks to promote research that evidences, […]

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Nile Delta at night, NASA Earth Observatory 2010. Public Domain.

The Coastal History Blog 51: Following the Nile to Coastal History

The first Coastal History Blog post to engage with rivers was in 2014, when I blogged about the “Rivers of the Anthropocene” conference that I attended in Indianapolis. This conference later resulted in a fine interdisciplinary volume edited by the historian Jason Kelly and the other organizers. More recent scholarship on rivers includes the widely […]

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Paper to Pixels: Digitising Lloyd’s Register’s Historic Ship Plan and Survey Report Collection

The Heritage & Education Centre (HEC) is cataloguing, digitising and facilitating free online access to over 1.25 million documents! Who are we? Founded in 1760, Lloyd’s Register is the oldest ship classification society in the world, ensuring the safety of vessels following professional survey. Today, this is continued by the Lloyd’s Register Group providing professional […]

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Vittore Carpaccio, “Hunting on the lagoon,” ca. 1490. [Getty Museum: public domain image] According to the Getty’s caption, these Venetian archers “use clay pellets rather than arrows in order to stun the birds and not damage their plumage.”

The Coastal History Blog No.50: Catching a Wave – Seven Years of the Coastal History Blog

Most academic blogs are about an individual researcher’s particular work and interests. What I sought to do here, instead, was to use the blog as a placeholder or “proof of concept” for a possible journal and for a new network of professionals. This, necessarily, meant that I frequently read, and wrote, outside my comfort zone, […]

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