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Routledge History of the Working Class in the West (2024)
Book
Harrison, L. O. Betts, & L. Price (Eds.). Routledge History of the Working Class in the West. Routledge. Manuscript submitted for publication

The proverbial “interesting times” of the current shifting global landscape calls out, we believe, for a new edited collection that critically examines the working class. The UK’s vote to trigger Brexit, the surprise upset election of Donald Trump in... Read More about Routledge History of the Working Class in the West.

The Long Partition (2023)
Exhibition / Performance
Mulji, H. The Long Partition. [Watercolour on paper, audio score]. Exhibited at Philadelphia, USA. 3 July 2023 - 2 October 2023. (Unpublished)

Curators Note: Huma Mulji’s proposal consists of nine trompe l’oeil paintings of cassette tapes used by her mother to correspond with her closest female relatives. Each cassette carries an oral epistle, a Derridean “sendoff” pining for a reply, a lon... Read More about The Long Partition.

Windrush reluctance (provocation) (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2023, June). Windrush reluctance (provocation). Presented at Christ Church Windrush Celebration service, Christ Church. Bath

Expressing need to keep politics in the Windrush conversation, some of the unease about the label 'Windrush Generation', and questioning whether it is a history to celebrate, rather than reflect on more critically in the context of colonial exploitat... Read More about Windrush reluctance (provocation).

The Sherborne Riots of 1831 (2023)
Digital Artefact
Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). The Sherborne Riots of 1831. [Website content]

This case study covers the reform related riots in Sherborne in Dorset over the period 19-21 October 1831. It commences with an assessment of the demographics, economics and industry, and land ownership in the town and its environs. It considers the... Read More about The Sherborne Riots of 1831.

The Yeovil Riots of October 1831 (2023)
Digital Artefact
Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). The Yeovil Riots of October 1831. [Website content]

This case study covers the reform related riots in Yeovil, Somerset over the period 21-22 October 1831. The study commences with an assessment of the administration and government of the town with reference to the changes made by the 1830 Improvement... Read More about The Yeovil Riots of October 1831.

Bristol case study: The delivery of Bristol's New Gaol, 30 October 1831 (2023)
Digital Artefact
Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). Bristol case study: The delivery of Bristol's New Gaol, 30 October 1831. [Webpage content]

This case study considers an important escalation in the activities of the crowd on the second day of the riots in Bristol on Sunday, 30 October 1831. It begins by framing the events in Bristol in the context of the ‘great excarceration’ of Newgate p... Read More about Bristol case study: The delivery of Bristol's New Gaol, 30 October 1831.

Bristol case study: The attack on the Bishops Palace 1831 (2023)
Digital Artefact
Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). Bristol case study: The attack on the Bishops Palace 1831. [Website content]

This case study analyses the targeting, sacking and raising of the Bishop’s Palace by rioters in Bristol on 29 October 1831. It begins by considering the public disapproval of the Anglican Bishops for their role in the defeat of the Second Reform Bil... Read More about Bristol case study: The attack on the Bishops Palace 1831.

Preludes to the riots in Dorset and Somerset in 1831 (2023)
Digital Artefact
Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). Preludes to the riots in Dorset and Somerset in 1831. [Website paper]

This essay considers a series of preludes in 1830 and 1831 to the riots in Dorset and south Somerset in October 1831. Although written from the perspective of Sherborne in north Dorset this paper provides useful context for case studies of riots in B... Read More about Preludes to the riots in Dorset and Somerset in 1831.

In remembrance of the bloody fact: Coins, public execution and the gibbet in Hanoverian England (2023)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2023). In remembrance of the bloody fact: Coins, public execution and the gibbet in Hanoverian England. In S. Lloyd and T. Millet (Eds.), Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect, 1750-1850 (93-111). London: Paul Holberton Publishing

Noteworthy eighteenth and nineteenth century public hangings were often marked by the circulation of associative souvenirs, and sometimes of coins. Some, like those professionally minted to mark the execution of James Blomfield Rush in 1849, restrict... Read More about In remembrance of the bloody fact: Coins, public execution and the gibbet in Hanoverian England.

Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley (2023)
Book
Poole, S., & Rogers, N. (2023). Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley. Bristol: Redcliffe Press

In 1741, Sir John Dineley, a gentleman with substantial west country land holdings was abducted on the streets of Bristol in broad daylight, rowed down the Avon to the Channel and forced onto a warship captained by his own brother, Samuel Goodere. Th... Read More about Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley.

Material culture and the echoes and legacies of transatlantic enslavement - before and after the Colston statue (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2022, November). Material culture and the echoes and legacies of transatlantic enslavement - before and after the Colston statue

The Duldig Annual Lecture on Sculpture was inaugurated in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of the sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.  Now in its 36th year, the Duldig Annual Lecture has continued... Read More about Material culture and the echoes and legacies of transatlantic enslavement - before and after the Colston statue.

The Stories We Tell: Exploring the Folklore of Bees in an Age of Extinction (2022)
Digital Artefact
Portus, R. (2022). The Stories We Tell: Exploring the Folklore of Bees in an Age of Extinction. [Text]

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, a curious news story was circulated. This story reported that, following the Queen’s death, the royal beekeeper had paid an official visit to the hives at Buckingham Palace to inform the ho... Read More about The Stories We Tell: Exploring the Folklore of Bees in an Age of Extinction.