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Using Official sources – The Merchant Ship Movement Card of SS Athenia

Using Official sources – The Merchant Ship Movement Card of SS Athenia

Anna-Lena Schneider, second year history student at Portsmouth, wrote the following article on the use of merchant ship cards to shed light on the circumstances behind the sinking of merchant ships during World War One for the Introduction to Historical Research Module.  The module is coordinated by Dr Jessica Moody, Lecturer in Modern History and […]

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Spring Heeled Jack Illustration

Portsmouth Darkfest

Dr Karl Bell, Senior Lecturer in History, reports on the Portsmouth DarkFest held in October-November 2016.  Karl’s research area is ‘everything spooky’; his second book was on the Victorian legend of Spring-Heeled Jack and he’s now working on a book on proto-science fiction ideas in British culture between c.1750-1900. Long after the Halloween pumpkins had […]

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Brad Beaven Inaugural Lecture 29 March

Dr Brad Beaven is professor in social and cultural history at Portsmouth and leads the Port Towns and Urban cultures research project. On 29 March Professor Beaven will be giving his inaugural lecture exploring the cultural life of port towns. These were cosmopolitan places, where sailors mingled and fraternized with the towns’ inhabitants. Come along […]

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Visions of Empire: Patriotism, popular culture and the city, 1870-1939 by Brad Beaven

Dr Brad Beaven is professor in social and cultural history at Portsmouth and leads the Port Towns and Urban cultures research project. His book, Visions of Empire: Patriotism, popular culture and the city, 1870-1939, is out now in paperback with Manchester University Press. The book offers a fascinating insight into the ways in which ideas […]

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From the Fight for Britain to the Fight for Bread: Portsmouth and the Impact of the First World War, 1914-1925 – James Daley/Dan Kneller

Former University of Portsmouth history students, James Daly and Dan Kneller, have published a Portsmouth Paper that examines the impact of the First World War on the naval city of Portsmouth. ‘From the Fight for Britain to the Fight for Bread: Portsmouth and the Impact of the First World War, 1914-1925’ draws on a wealth […]

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Using Oral Sources; Recovering the History of the Roma Holocaust

Aron Fridvalszky, second year history student at Portsmouth, wrote the following article on the Hungarian Roma holocaust for the Introduction to Historical Research Module.  The module is coordinated by Dr Jessica Moody, Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage at Portsmouth. Using Oral Sources: Recovering the history of the Hungarian Roma Holocaust In a speech in […]

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