Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Louise Moon

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) History (University of Winchester), MA History (University of Southampton)
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: louise.moon@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

My PhD research investigates sailors as a socio-cultural force in the urban, naval, port-town of Portsmouth c. 1850 – 1900. The research explores the little examined urban interface between sailors and inhabitants in terms of how they navigated, negotiated and balanced urban living. Particular focus is given to the street-life aspects of sailors’ urban experiences. The research also considers the urban-coastal space and culture of sailortown in Portsmouth, both as a demographic and social entity and imagined cultural projection. To this end, the project is situated within a coastal history framework, an emerging field of research, which aims to illuminate the differing experiences of peoples linked to urban, coastal borderlands and the sea.

  • First Supervisor, Dr Brad Beaven
  • Second Supervisor, Dr Karl Bell
  • Third Supervisor, Dr Rob James

I am currently a PT History Tutor at the University, teaching on core Level 4 and 5 units across the Undergraduate History Programme. I am also a Research Assistant working under the Port Towns and Urban Cultures Project based at the University and the Website and Social Media editor for the project. I previously worked in the UK Civil Service and as a historical researcher in the fields of local, family and community history. 

Research

Research Projects

       Port Towns and Urban Cultures www.porttowns.port.ac.uk

Research Clusters

       Social and Cultural History

Current Research Projects

       Thesis Project: Working Title – ‘Sailorhoods:’ Sailors, Sailortown and the Streets in the Port of Portsmouth c.1850 – 1900.