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Student Photography Competition – Winners Announced!

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of 2017’s student photography competition. We received over 40 entries and were blown away by the creativity and standard of these. There were so many which showed different and dynamic sides to Portsmouth and student life. We’d like to thank everyone who entered. The winners are […]

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History Newsletter – Out Now!

Read the latest edition of History Matters, the newsletter of the History team here at the University of Portsmouth. This edition of the newsletter has updates on new publications, public engagement activities, student projects and interviews with current students, and our strategic research projects including the Port Towns and Urban Cultures and Citizenship, ‘Race’ and Belonging projects. Click […]

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#Outreach: A case study of the Portsmouth History Centre’s Outreach.

“Nicola’s dissertation was a fantastic piece of original and innovative research. Drawing on a wide base of archival and museums literature, Nicola’s dissertation shone a light on the outreach initiatives of local authority archives (an area which has not received a great deal of attention in comparison to community archives) and used the Portsmouth History […]

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Using Visual Sources: Edward Armitage’s Retribution (1858)

Rozene Smith, a second year history student at the University of Portsmouth, wrote the following blog entry on how historians can use Retribution (1858) to reflect on representations of the British Empire for the Introduction to Historical Research Unit.  The unit is co-ordinated by Dr Jessica Moody, Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage at Portsmouth. Studying a “Museum […]

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How to ‘forget’ difficult pasts: slavery, memory, and the maritime frame

In Theresa May’s ‘Brexit speech’, on January 17th 2017, the prime minister suggested that Britain’s “history and culture is profoundly internationalist” [1]. This is certainly one way of framing Britain’s historic relationship with the rest of the world. Alternatively, you might suggest that May spelt “centuries of colonial rule, oppression, slavery and genocide” wrong. As […]

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Using Official Sources: The Chadwick Report (1843)

Rozene Smith, a second year history student at the University of Portsmouth, wrote the following blog entry on how historians can use The Chadwick Report (1843) to understand 19th century social reform for the Introduction to Historical Research Unit.  The unit is co-ordinated by Dr Jessica Moody, Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage at Portsmouth. The […]

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