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#Archives

Okay, so I have been a little lax recently - I have been submersing myself in the wonder, exciting world of archives! Or are they? So, what is it like to be in the company of the archives? Thought provoking? Engaging? Hungry for more? Exciting? For me... not so much. My experience has always been… Continue reading #Archives

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Man to Man

Last night I attended the play Man to Man starring Maggie Bain as the main character at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. Man to Man was written by Manfred Karge and was translated by Alexandra Wood. Man to Man has been travelling in the UK since September and is touring New York City after this week.… Continue reading Man to Man

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#LGBTTalesFromTheCity

So, last night was the opening of the brand new exhibition part of the Museum of Liverpool called Tales from the City. What a fabulous turn out! It was so busy with so many people all there to celebrate the same thing. And I got to spend the evening with Caroline Paige and her cousin… Continue reading #LGBTTalesFromTheCity

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Overshadowed

Yes, I have been extremely lax with my publishing recently... But I have been super busy! I presented at the British Association of Victorian Studies in August, submitted my transfer report, worked on 2 potential publications (watch this space). Oh and I went on an incredible holiday just to round off my first year of… Continue reading Overshadowed

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John Merrick.

This week I have been researching freakshows, sideshows and onstage performance in the nineteenth century. I have read a fascinating article by Nadja Durbach that investigates John Merrick's life.(1) It specifically looks at the relationship between freakshows and science/medicine. Although I initially did not consider that there was a relationship between the pair, by the… Continue reading John Merrick.