We are very excited to welcome Dr Margarette Lincoln to the University of Portsmouth as a Visiting Researcher. Margarette has had a significant impact on Maritime History and Heritage. She is Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where she was Deputy Director until 2015, and was a Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London from 2015 to 2020.
Her latest book, London and the 17th Century: The Making of the World’s Greatest City was published by Yale in 2021. Her previous books include Trading in War, about 18th-century maritime London, which was nominated for the 2019 Wolfson History Prize and named London Historians’ Book of the Year; British Pirates and Society, 1680–1730 (2014); and the catalogue for the Museum’s special exhibition, Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution, edited in 2015.
Her current research project, which she will be undertaking while at the University, focuses on women from 1650 to the present. A social and cultural history within an urban context, it explores the lives of women at all levels of society and looks at changes in British society through their experiences. It will touch on such topics as imperialism, working-class culture, leisure history, sea bathing, and the urban environment.
The Port Towns and Urban Cultures group is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the social and cultural impact of life in port towns from the eighteenth century to the modern period. Find out more.