Project Description

In January 2018 'Port Towns and Urban Cultures' at the University of Portsmouth, and 'Gateways to the First World War', held a workshop which explored the contribution of “non-white” mariners and service personnel. It was a popular and well-attended event which has revealed the deficit in the public’s knowledge of, and hitherto under-explored research into, Black and Minority Ethnic personnel who served or died at sea between 1914-1918. Established in 2010 by members of the History Department at the University, the 'Port Towns and Urban Cultures' group is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the social and cultural contexts of ports across the globe from the early modern period.
Asif Shakoor being interviewed by Georgie Wemyss (University of East London)

Organisation

Organised by

University of Portsmouth

Location

PO1 3AS

Event

Date

2018-01-18, 2018-01-18

Venue

University of Portsmouth

Location

PO1 2ST

Focus and Research

Resources used for research

CWGC, personal stories, British Library, National Archives.

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