Each year, the History team at Portsmouth organise a series of research seminars that take place across the autumn, winter and spring terms. Historians are invited from a range of institutions, both in Britain and abroad, to talk about their latest research projects. The subjects presented cover a broad historical timespan and offer insight into a diverse range of topics. In this year’s programme there will be talks on schooling in interwar London, naval wives in the nineteenth century, life cycle rituals in the early modern period, European shipbuilding in the eighteenth century, and anti-racism campaigns in twentieth century Britain, and lots more besides. All are welcome to attend. The location of each seminar will be confirmed in promotional material nearer the time.
Autumn term 2019
October 9: Hester Barron, University of Sussex, ‘Classroom Communities: London’s Elementary Schools, 1918-39’
November 13: James Davey, University of Exeter, ‘A Tale of Two Sailors: Richard Parker, Jack Crawford and Britain’s Age of Revolution, 1793-1801’
December 11: Catherine Sloan, Oxford University, ‘The a-la mode style of writing: Writing, Race and Nationality in English Schools, 1850-1900′
Winter/Spring term 2020
January 15: Melanie Holihead, Cambridge University, ‘Sailors’ women’s survival in nineteenth-century society: “Enormous Void of Ignorance” and “remarkable naval effort”’
February 12: Christian Hogsbjerg, University of Brighton, ‘Remembering an anti-racist victory: The Stop The Tour campaign at 50’
March 11: Emily Vine, Queen Mary, ‘Birth, death and domestic religion in London, 1600-1800’
April 22: Katherine Parker, National Maritime Museum, ‘Charting and printing the Straits: The maps of the Narbourgh expedition (1669-1671)’
May 13: Ida Jorgensen, University of Portsmouth, ‘National navy, international shipbuilding: Technology transfer in 18th century European shipbuilding’
June 17: David Hope, University of Newcastle, ‘Consumption by a frozen sea: The Hudson’s Bay Company’s servants and material culture in the British Atlantic, c. 1780-1820’
We look forward to welcoming you to the seminars.