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Students tour seventeenth-century Portsmouth

In this blog, Dr Fiona McCall, senior lecturer in early modern history at the University of Portsmouth, reports on a field trip undertaken as part of her Special Subject Module ‘Britain Divided: The impact of the Civil War 1637-1662’. Fiona teaches units on the British Civil Wars, and Crime, Sin and Punishment in early modern […]

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A Festival of Dark Delights: Portsmouth DarkFest 2018

Dr Karl Bell, Reader in Cultural and Social History, discusses the launch of this year’s Portsmouth DarkFest. Karl researches ‘everything spooky’, and his second book was on the Victorian legend of Spring-Heeled Jack. He’s now working on a book on proto-science fiction ideas in British culture between c.1750-1900. This weekend sees the return of Portsmouth DarkFest, […]

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Women’s Community Activism Project

Work has begun at the University of Portsmouth on ‘Women’s Community Activism in Portsmouth – The Hidden Heritage of a Naval Town”, a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This interdisciplinary project is led by Sue Bruley of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Laurel Forster of the Faculty of Creative and […]

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Historical Association (Portsmouth Branch) lecture programme 2018-19

Dr James Thomas, recently retired Reader in History at Portsmouth, coordinates lectures for the Portsmouth Branch of the Historical Association.  All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and finish by 8.30 p.m. and are held in Park Building, Room 2.07, University of Portsmouth, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ.  Details of parking, etc., can be found on […]

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