SHS Portsmouth 2015

Great write up of Social History Society Conference in Portsmouth including a pic of CHPHMBlog editor…

Musings

I arrived at the coach station early, thanks to the excellent fool-proof map a good friend drew me. So I took the opportunity to enjoy a Chai Latte and jot down a few thoughts on the past three days I’ve spent in Portsmouth at the annual Social History Society conference.

Professor Jonathan Hyslop delivers the plenary address on 'Navigating Empire' Professor Jonathan Hyslop delivers the plenary address on ‘Navigating Empire’

It was my second time at this sizeable yet friendly conference, which always seems to bring out a surprising number of common threads across a diverse range of topics. How well this worked is a testament to the last contribution made to the society by Dr Neil Armstrong, whose sad and sudden passing last week left many here stunned. He put together a programme that showed a real understanding for how ideas are shared in academic life. Although nobody could avoid the problem having to choose repeatedly between numerous fascinating papers…

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