Shhh Family Secrets

A friend of mine is hosted a conference at LJMU next month called Rethinking the Institution in the Long Nineteenth Century, it has several fantastic papers including fallen women and how they were institutionalised, trying to find solace in an institution, Sailor homes, mental health care and prison history. There are also excellent keynote speakers… Continue reading Shhh Family Secrets


Masses upon Masses of Mass Observation

I have not really engaged with Mass Observation before in my research but I have recently became engrossed in it! I am particularly looking at the Worktown Collection and I am mostly interested in 1937. This is because one of my gender passing individuals from the twentieth century Mr Colonel Barker appeared in a Luke… Continue reading Masses upon Masses of Mass Observation