History@Portsmouth

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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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#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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Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944

Personal Experiences of D-Day: Told through the words of the veterans by Jessica Harper and Katy Hodges

Jessica Harper and Katy Hodges, third year history students at the University of Portsmouth, wrote the following blog entry on the research they conducted as part of a final year group research project. Along with fellow final year students Hannah Coulouras and Phillip Gerrish, Jessica and Katy looked into veterans’ experiences of D-Day in June […]

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Portsmouth Poetry: “The Angels Cry”: A performance in remembrance of the Battle of Passchendaele

Tuesday 20 June 2017 – 8:00 pm, Portsmouth Cathedral A specially commissioned performance inspired by the works of  Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and other WW1 poets, in The Cathedral on June 20th  which will present the human cost of Passchendaele through words, music  and images. The performance is supported by the New Theatre Royal and […]

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