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Portus Project

Archaeology: The Portus Project

A University of Southampton study of Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, led by Professor Simon Keay, has had a significant influence on how the State authorities in Rome manage archaeological sites. Its findings show that commercial activity at the port was far greater than previously understood, enabling academics to reappraise the site’s significance and increase public awareness of it around the world. A three-phase programme of archaeological research, led by the University of Southampton, is the first sustained study of Portus, the port of Imperial Rome.

Its findings show that commercial activity at the port was far greater than previously understood, enabling academics to reappraise the site’s significance and increase public awareness of it around the world. A three-phase programme of archaeological research, led by the University of Southampton, is the first sustained study of Portus, the port of Imperial Rome.

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Mozart's Ghost
Mozart's Ghost

Investigating Mozarts Enduring Popularity

Research by Mark Everist, Professor of Music at the University of Southampton, examines 200 years’ worth of interpretation and reception of one of the world’s most famous composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Music and the Holocaust by Dr Shirli Gilbert
Music and the Holocaust

Music and the Holocaust

This website explores the role played by music in daily life in Europe under Nazism, both for those who supported the regime and those who were its victims.

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Vigiles du roi Charles VII
Vigiles du roi Charles VII

The Soldier in Later Medieval England

A free-to-use database containing the names of soldiers serving the English crown between 1369 and 1453. It was developed by Southampton historian Professor Anne Curry in collaboration with Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

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