We at PTUC are very pleased to announce the FREE event for community researchers interested in the role of BAME Seafarers in the First World War. We have a wealth of resources on the site for researchers, so please sign up for the event and explore the following webpages for more details! You can also […]
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Workshop Report: BAME Seafarers in the First World War
Full Report on the Event from Co-organiser, Antony Firth Workshop: BAME Seafarers in the First World War University of Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth 24 January 2018 The Port Towns & Urban Cultures project (University of Portsmouth) recently hosted a free workshop exploring the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) seafarers in the First World […]
Can you help to find the crew of HMS Ajax, Canada 1976?
An interesting story about how a town in Canada wish to honour their Royal Naval namesake has been unearthed by Port Towns and Urban Cultures. It is a perfect story about how maritime heritage, imperial sentiment, and urban identities can converge, but could you help them find out more? The town of Ajax, Ontario, Canada, […]
PhD Bursary Opportunity – Royal Naval Pursery in the Development of Accounting
Studentship title: ‘Nipcheese’ the Bean Counter: The Implications of Royal Naval Pursery in the Development of Accounting Closing date: Tuesday 21st April 2015 Preliminary explorations of maritime and accounting archives and historical literature in the Royal Navy [RN] Dockyard Library, Portsmouth, have considered the role and significance of pursers on RN ships (1600 to 1850) […]