Katrina Maydom is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her doctorate is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Her thesis examines the production, trade and consumption of New World drugs in the early English empire.
Portsmouth was an ideal city to hold a conference on the theme of port towns with its rich maritime history. The Roanoke colonists set sail from Portsmouth in 1587, and it has been a base for the navy since the early modern period. Continue reading