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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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Portsmouth Poetry: Remembering Passchendaele

Local cultural organisation ‘Portsmouth Poetry’ has been awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project “I Died In Hell” which will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, 1917.  The project will focus on telling the story of Portsmouth people who participated in one of the worst conflicts of […]

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Following Henry’s lead: clothes and the construction of masculinity during the reign of Henry VIII

Andrew McCarthy, a current third year student in History and Politics, tells us about what attracted him towards his dissertation topic, what research challenges he faced along the way and what he was able conclude from his research.  Andrew is planning to study for an MA in Early Modern History at Birkbeck next year. The […]

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