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Please note that the PTUC email is no longer monitored. Thanks to all the fantastic work over the last decade PTUC has now been granted Centre status at the University of Portsmouth. The Centre for Port Cities and Maritime Cultures, like PTUC, focuses on the past, present and future importance of urban-maritime cultures and communities across the globe.

The interdisciplinary Centre’s four themes are:

  • Construction and experience of urban-maritime cultures
  • Representations of urban-maritime spaces and cultures
  • Coastal communities and maritime heritage
  • Conservation of tangible and intangible heritage

Launched in October 2023, the new research Centre at the University of Portsmouth has been created from two of the University’s former research groups (Port Towns and Urban Cultures, and Supernatural Cities).

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