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The Centre for Port Cities and Maritime Cultures website is LIVE!

The new Centre for Port Cities and Maritime Cultures at the University of Portsmouth 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 […]

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Hong Kong ‘Port Cities in Comparative Global History: Potentials and Issues’ Conference, 15-16 June

We are excited to announce the tentative programme for our conference ‘Port Cities in Comparative Global History: Potentials and Issues‘ which takes place in Hong Kong on the 15th and 16th June 2023. The event is funded by the History Department and Modern History Research Centre at the Hong Kong Baptist University and Lloyd’s Register […]

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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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Front page of the Daily Sketch, 21 June 1916. By kind permission of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The National Impact of the Jutland Battle: Civic and Community Responses during the First World War

The Battle of Jutland The largest naval battle of the First World War was fought in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark, between 31 May and 1 June 1916.  Over 100,000 sailors were aboard 250 warships and it was the only full-scale encounter between steel battleships during the War. This naval battle was unlike any […]

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Study with us! MA in Naval History

The Masters Degree in Naval History was established in 2016 and offers a unique opportunity to study the history of the Royal Navy at postgraduate level. It is an online course which offers flexible distance learning. However, as it is located at the home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, and we have established a strong partnership with […]

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