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The first LR Asian Office was opened on 
Nanking Road Shanghai. Nanking Road, 1911.

Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918

The Port Towns and Urban Cultures group are excited to see the enrolment of our PhD Candidate Corey Watson. Corey will be funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) for three years to embark on exciting research into the Foundation’s history and archival collection.[1] The research will be supervised by historians in the University of Portsmouth’s […]

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Matt's book pic

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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Commemorative Katori and Kashima postcard

New Research! Port Towns and Diplomacy: The British Empire and the Japanese Navy in the Early Twentieth Century

Dr Melanie Bassett, Faculty Research Fellow for Port Towns and Urban Cultures, has published an article which appears in the current edition of The International Journal of Maritime History. ‘Port Towns and Diplomacy: Japanese Naval Visits to Britain and Australia in the Early Twentieth Century’ explores the visits of the Imperial Japanese Navy to Portsmouth […]

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Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1856

CFP: ‘Myriad Materialities: Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities,’ Berlin 10-11 July 2020

Myriad Materialities is a two-day conference organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) Network at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It will be held at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin on 10 and 11 July 2020. This interdisciplinary conference draws attention to the materialities ‘beyond […]

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