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About the Project

This three year research project is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.

There are two strands to this project. The first explores the lives of British sailors and missions to seamen, while the second looks at lascars – the mostly South Asian seafarers who became an increasingly significant labour force within the merchant marine throughout the nineteenth century.

We are proud to be partnering with the Anglican Mission to Seafarers and the Hull History Centre, who hold their archives.