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Kathryn Ferry is a historian who likes to be beside the sea. She has a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Cambridge and is an expert on nineteenth and twentieth century design. As the author of ten books she is passionate about sh...

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Sasha Rasmussen has recently completed her DPhil in History at the University of Oxford. She is a cultural historian of France and Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and her current research sits at the intersections of g...

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Dr Elizabeth Norton is a British historian, specialising in the Queens of England and the Tudor period. She has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford and a PhD from King's College London. She has taught History at K...

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Ella Sbaraini is a second-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Her current works looks at the experience of suicide in England and Wales, from 1700 to 1850. She is very interested in social history, and in telling the stories of people...

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Alice Raw is a historian of medieval gender and sexuality, with a focus on sex acts, consent, and pleasure. She is a College and Departmental Lecturer in History at St John’s College, Oxford, and has held research fellowships at the University o...

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As a historian of twentieth century east-central Europe, displacement, and international humanitarianism I am interested in the interconnectedness of social, cultural, political, and organisational histories, often focusing on those "in the middle...

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Dr Rosie Whitcombe is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Birmingham City University. She submitted her doctoral thesis, 'John Keats and the Literary Letter', in January 2021 and passed her viva in March. Her essay, 'Connection, Consolation, and the Powe...

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I am a historian of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. My research primarily focuses on the history of gender and sexuality, and I have published articles on prostitution, venereal diseases, and pornography in the Russian imperial and Soviet...

Marianna Janowicz is an architect, researcher and member of feminist design collective Edit. Her project about foraging and rights to land was selected for the main exhibition at Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2019 and her writing on subjects arou...

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Dr Sophie Cooper is a social and cultural historian of Ireland and Irish migrant communities elsewhere in the world (often known as the Irish diaspora). She focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries and her research ranges from bombing campaigns to n...

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Catherine Oliver is a geographer, who is interested in the world of animals and plants beyond the human, working at the University of Cambridge. Currently, she is researching the lives of urban chickens, their keepers, and the new industries sprou...

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Dr John Price is a social and cultural historian who takes a ‘People’s History’ approach to nineteenth and twentieth-century British history and the history of London. He is a Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at Goldsmiths, Universi...

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Tamsin is a musician and historian. She studied violin at the Florence Conservatoire and read Classics & Italian at Oxford. As an early music consultant for film and television, her recent work includes documentaries with Lucy Worsley, Gareth...

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Erika Denise Edwards is an associate professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has recently published the book Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republ...

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I've always been enthralled by curious places and mad stories. I found them in fantasy first, then I discovered history. So I took a BA from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MPhil from Cambridge University. Still not sated, I'm currently researchin...

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I am a historian of crime and punishment in the British Empire in the nineteenth century. I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Liverpool. I have researched prison islands in colonial Australia, punishment of Aborig...

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I am a historian and writer and my research interests include The British Army of the Rhine, Anglo-German political, cultural and social relations since 1945 and the history of London. My most recent publication on the history of London is 'Soho -...

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I am a social and cultural historian of gender and objects in eighteenth-century England. I am particularly interested in how examining material goods can reveal how men and women experienced their gender identity and enabled them to display key g...

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Dr George Gosling is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton, where his teaching and research focus on the history of charities and campaign groups in modern Britain. Much of his work has looked at the role of medical chariti...

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Dr Dan O’Brien is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath. His research focuses on funerals and the undertaking trade in eighteenth century England. This has included a detailed analysis of the early tr...

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Sarah Mead Leonard is an art historian specializing in the design, material culture, and human landscapes of Victorian Britain. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware and an MA in Historic Landscape Studies (Archaeology) fr...

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I'm a social and cultural historian with a particular interest in the history of sport, leisure and popular culture. I teach and research at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester, where I am P...

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Anna Cusack recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London she researches the marginalised dead of London, c.1600-1800. Exploring how the bodies of executed criminals, suicide, and religious outsiders were treated. She has a general in...

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Joshua Abbott is a writer, photographer and tour guide focusing on the art deco and modernist architecture of London’s suburbs. Since 2011 he has run the Modernism in Metro-Land website and has just published “A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Lan...

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Dr Tom Almeroth-Williams is a social historian of 18th- and early 19th-century Britain. He published his first book 'City of Beasts: How Animals Shaped Georgian London' in 2019. Tom was awarded a PhD by the University of York in 2014 and remains a...

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Anna Lawrence is a cultural and historical geographer at the University of Cambridge, interested in plant histories and vegetal nature. Her PhD focuses on the social and political lives of flowers in Victorian Britain, considering the rise of the ...

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Dr Sarah Kenny is a historian of youth, leisure, and popular culture in the twentieth century. She has published on urban regeneration and the night time economy, and is currently writing a book about youth culture and urban leisure in post-war Br...

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Ashley Maher is an Assistant Professor in Modern English Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Before being appointed to that position, she was the Stevenson Junior Research Fellow in English at University Colle...

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I am a writer and historian of healthcare, medicine, work, and the emotions. My research spans Europe and North America from the eighteenth century to the present day, but my main area of expertise is modern and contemporary British healthcare. I ...

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Dr Thomas Williams is a bestselling writer, historian and archaeologist. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, he was a curator of the major international exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend at the British Museum in 2014 and earned his...

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Madeleine Pelling is an art and cultural historian specialising in eighteenth-century Britain. She holds a PhD from the University of York and has held research fellowships at the universities of Yale, Edinburgh, Manchester and the Paul Mellon Cen...

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Joseph Thorne received his PhD from Liverpool John Moores University in 2019 where he researched late-Victorian decadence, social networks and material culture at the Fin de Siècle. He has presented his work at numerous academic and public confer...

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Isabella is a PhD candidate at King's College London, where she researches Quaker women's art before 1800, focusing on 17th-century London needlework and 18th-century Philadelphia wax and shellwork. She received her BA from Columbia University and...

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I am currently a PhD researcher at the University of Bath, in the department of Social Policy Sciences. My main research interests are prison architecture, design and technology, and the complex interaction between space, place and identity. Speci...

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My research and practice is situated at the intersection of art and human geography. My main research focus is on combining and collaging art and geographical methods as a way of re-imagining spatial experience, through virtual and physical perspe...

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Emma Bryning is a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. Her research project is entitled 'Making marks, changing values: The contemporary significance of graffiti at historic sites'. The project is being undertake...

Oscar Nearly is a writer, artist and researcher based between London and Cambridge. He studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge, staying on to complete an MPhil. His audio artwork 'Electropolis', exploring the early history of ele...

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I am a PhD researcher at the University of York where I study the society, culture and economics of early modern England. Alongside this I work as a freelance historian researching family and house histories. I am an Associate of the Association o...

I am a postgraduate researcher, specialising in architectural plastics and economic and environmental transformations. My articles have appeared in numerous publications including C20 Magazine and Bauhaus Zeitschrift. I am a CELTA-qualified Englis...

I am a social historian who researches and writes on council housing. My book 'Municipal Dreams: the Rise and Fall of Council Housing' was published by Verso in 2018. I am an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Architecture at the Un...

Rosamund Lily West is a curator, writer and historian. Having previously worked as Paul Mellon Research Curator at the Royal Society of Sculptors, Rosamund currently works both as Curator at Kingston Museum and as Documentary Curator at London T...

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Steve is a historian of culture in contemporary London. He teaches Queen Mary University of London.

Historian of invention.

Lauren Jane Barnett is a horror writer, walking guide and founder of the original London Horror Film walks. She has led walks for London City of the Dead and the WI. Her favourite walks are coming out in a book, "Death Lines: Walking London Throug...

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Rafaela Ferraz is a writer and researcher focused on strange, slightly macabre, and often overlooked chapters of Portuguese history. Her work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Catapult, The Order of the Good Death, and TalkDeath, among others.

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Adrian Fort is the author of three biographies focusing on Britain in the first half of the 20th century: Prof: The Life and Times of Frederick Lindemann; Archibald Wavell: The Life and Times of an Imperial Servant; and Nancy: The Story of Lady As...

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Author of Royal Witches: From Joan of Navarre to Elizabeth Woodville (History Press 2019), Gemma Hollman received her Masters in Medieval History at the University of York, works in the Heritage Service alongside running her blog, Just History Posts.

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As a child Anna lived both by the Cornish coast and on the Cornish moors. After teenage exile riding ponies in Dartmoor and reading English Literature at Bath Spa she returned to live on the edge of Bodmin Moor with her family. Anna is a writer of...

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Carolyne Haynes is an architect by training and a historian. She is currently working as a consultant to The Brickworks Museum near Southampton - the only steam driven brickworks left in the country. Previous projects include Buriton Chalk Pits, a...

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A sociologist who has travelled to and worked in many countries, simultaneously teaching and learning. An author with specific interest in working men's club movement, institutions of community value and leisure. Early academic work focussed on e...

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Christian Boulton is the author of Five Million Tides: A Biography of the Helford River (History Press, 2019).

Having graduated in Environmental Biology from the University of Liverpool, he went on to study Broadcast Journalism as a postgradua...

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I am a writer and researcher. I write books and essays about cities, places, landscape and culture. I am the author of five books: Low Country: Brexit on the Essex Coast; Camden Town: Dreams of Another London; Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighb...

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Órla Mc Govern is a Storyteller, Performer and Writer based in The West of Ireland. It was there that she founded Moth & Butterfly, an innovative arts night that combines the art forms of Storytelling & Improvisation. She teaches workshop...

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Dr Christina Faraday is a historian of art and ideas, with a special interest in how images and objects can communicate in powerful ways. She is a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, and specialises in the art a...

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Henry Eliot is the Creative Editor of Penguin Classics. He has written three books.

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Eleanor Janega is a medieval historian specialising in sexuality, gender, apocalypticism, propaganda, and the urban experience.

In addition to academic publications, she has written for various popular history magazines including BBC History, a...