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Exploring Sailortown: Civic culture, slums and scandal in 19th century Brit...
Wed 29 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Inaugural lecture by Brad Beaven, Professor of Social and Cultural History, University of Portsmouth
The cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history. Conventional histories of ports have focused on their global and imperial networks. In this talk, Brad Beaven explores these liminal urban spaces and the communities and sailors who lived in them. He reveals an urban district that was unconventional and often cosmopolitan, and one which visitors found both exotic and dangerous.
Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Time: 6-7pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Park Building, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ