Household Gods: Religious Domesticity in Britain, 1700 to the present day

Friday 15th July 2016 10.00-4.30 Geffrye Museum, London This one day symposium will explore the ways in which households were made, conceived and experienced as religious spaces in modern Britain. Religious faith was not tied only to formal sacred spaces in this period. The home also acted as an important site for formal and informal… Continue reading Household Gods: Religious Domesticity in Britain, 1700 to the present day

New Article: Blogging the Victorians

Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC) Online was established in 2009 as an interactive companion to the Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC). It is an innovative departure from static academic journal websites. My article considers how blogging complements traditional publishing. It argues that multi-authored sites, like JVC Online, offer scholars the chance to disseminate their research… Continue reading New Article: Blogging the Victorians

Billie-Gina Thomason, Creating a Diary of Thomas Son

by Billie-Gina Thomason. Billie has recently graduated from LJMU with a History and English degree. She will be returning to LJMU next year to take the MRes in History. She plans to research trans* identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century.  I chose to write a diary for a creative portfolio in my Victorian Cities… Continue reading Billie-Gina Thomason, Creating a Diary of Thomas Son

Laura Fitzpatrick, Slumming Account & the Middle-Class imagination

By Laura Fitzpatrick. Laura has recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores where she completed a dissertation on the Victorian circus and freak show performer. From next year she will be joining the University of Manchester where she plans to research disability, lesiure and performance in the 19th and 20th Centuries. She blogs here: lauralouisefitz.wordpress.com During the… Continue reading Laura Fitzpatrick, Slumming Account & the Middle-Class imagination

Students taking Ownership of Assessments: My Creative and Independent Project

 It’s funny how the things you end up really enjoy in teaching are the ones you have accidentally stumbled upon. This is certainly the case with the final assessment of my third-year Victorian Cities module. Having decided that the first two assessments for this module would be a 1,000 word source reflection (20%) and a… Continue reading Students taking Ownership of Assessments: My Creative and Independent Project

Teaching and Technology: Making Digital History event

I wrote this a few months ago for our press office. I thought I would share it here. I also write a blog on this day for HistoryLab Plus, which you can read here. Lucinda Matthews-Jones (History) co-organised ‘Teaching and Technology: Making Digital History’ with History Lab Plus, the Institute of Historical Research’s network for… Continue reading Teaching and Technology: Making Digital History event