Talks and publications

Upcoming talks

Publications and profiles

My forthcoming book (working title: Forging Ahead) on the history of the Black Country post-World War Two is expected to be published by History West Midlands in 2019.

Past talks

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 21 August 2015: “Carribee Island”
  • Wolverhampton City Archives, 9 September 2015: “Carribee Island”
  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 25 September 2015: “Carribee Island”
  • University of Birmingham, 23 November 2015: “Carribee Island”
  • Guided walk, starting at the Art Gallery, 19th March 2016
  • Friends of the Black Country Museum, Black Country Living Museum, 12 October 2016 (7:30pm): “Carribee Island”
  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 21 October 2016: “Fever nests”: Carribee Island and the ‘slums’ of the Black Country (2pm)
  • Black Country Living Museum, 5 November 2016: “Putting houses in their place”, part of Secret Lives of Old Houses
  • Wolverhampton City Archives, 16 November 2016: “Fever nests”: Carribee Island and the ‘slums’ of the Black Country (5:30pm)
  • Black Country Society, Black Country Living Museum. 26 April 2017 (7:30pm): “Carribee Island”
  • Black Country Society walk, May 2017
  • Victorian Society day school: “Houses for all classes of society in the Victorian Midlands“, 18 November 2017
  • Friends of Wolverhampton Archives, Wolverhampton City Archives, 1 February 2018: “Carribee Island”
  • Albrighton Historical Society, 5 February 2018: “Carribee Island”
  • Wednesfield Ladies’ Guild, 21 March 2018: “Carribee Island”
  • Wolverhampton City Archives, 9 May 2018: “Finding the Irish in the Victorian Black Country”

Past conference papers

  • Social History Society conference, Lancaster University, 22 March 2016: “Storying The Past”
  • Urban History Group conference, Robinson College, Cambridge, 31 March 2016: “Urban space and the everyday life of the poor: Wolverhampton 1848-1880”
  • New Researchers in Urban History, Institute for Historical Research, London, 7 July 2016: “Urban space and the everyday life of the poor: Wolverhampton 1848-1880”
  • Modern British Studies 2017, University of Birmingham,  July 2017: “’Ravening wolves after their prey’: Dudley’s 1962 ‘race riots’ and the interpretation of uncomfortable histories”
  • Urban History Group conference, Keele University, 5-6 April 2018:”‘Improving them away altogether’: imagining an unhealthy area in the Victorian town”
  • CHORD Workshop, University of Wolverhampton: ‘Retailing, Architecture and Material Culture: Historical Perspectives’, 22 May 2018: “Forging Ahead at Black Country Living Museum”
  • Urban History Beyond The Academy, Leeds Beckett University, 25 May 2018: “Forging Ahead at Black Country Living Museum”
  • Victorian Fears colloquium, Newman University, 18 June 2018: “‘Improving them away altogether’: imagining an unhealthy area in the Victorian town”
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