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

Reflection ‘Is Gender Still Relevant?’ Part 2: Teaching Gender

A few months ago I was invited to organise a workshop on teaching gender in historical studies for the British Academy-sponsored event ‘Is Gender Still Relevant?’ hosted by the University of Bradford.  I found this event to be thought-provoking and highly stimulating. Some of my thoughts can be found here. What follows is really a… Continue reading Reflection ‘Is Gender Still Relevant?’ Part 2: Teaching Gender

Will the real historian please stand up….

My seminar yesterday considered the objective and subjective position of the historian. At the end of class I asked students to write down one question they thought was important to ask me to understand my identity as a historian. Most of the questions they asked focused on class and politics. But below also illustrates some… Continue reading Will the real historian please stand up….