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Exploring London low life: The forgotten East End.

As academics, we are often asked to conduct reviews, do consultancy work, or write blogs. In the following blog, written for the Adam Matthew digital archive platform, our Professor Brad Beaven discusses London’s ‘low life’ in the nineteenth century. The original blog can be accessed at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-editorial-blog/exploring-london-low-life/ When we think of the East End in […]

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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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Image taken from Miskito Hatchet in British Museum collection httpwww.britishmuseum.orgresearchcollection_onlinecollection_object_details.aspxobjectId=669732&partId=1.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend: An examination of the relationship between the Miskito and the British.

“Abigail based her study on engagement with, and critical examination of, a wide range of sources, from secondary ones to printed Calendars of government records and original Treasury Papers which revealed expenses for gifts to the Miskito to ensure a positive relationship. Extant artefact and pictorial evidence, though scant, was also employed. There was adept […]

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Where the shadows lie: The Gothic in early-mid and late nineteenth-century London.

“Nilay’s dissertation demonstrated an excellent breadth of reading and a confident grasp of the historical and social issues. It made great use of the Gothic as a cultural lens, using it to explore the changing nature of urban anxieties in Victorian London. Based upon an impressive range of primary evidence, Nilay developed a compelling argument […]

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