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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

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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

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A Blog about Blogging

I attended an interesting workshop yesterday at LJMU called "Getting Published". We looked at how to get published in journal publications, book publishing, presenting at conferences and the difficulty of publishing full stop etc. In addition, a good conversation developed around the importance and significance of blogging and the use of social media. I am… Continue reading A Blog about Blogging

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Genderless Awards?

MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. But to me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes. And that doesn't need to be separated into two different categories. Emma Watson. Asia Kate Dillon presented Emma with the award stating,… Continue reading Genderless Awards?

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Albert Nobbs

Last week I visited the Greater Manchester Police Museum - definitely worth a trip if you have not been already, it was fantastic! I went in search of my beloved Harry Stokes and some information about Special Constables in Manchester which he was a part of. I spoke to the curator who took me to… Continue reading Albert Nobbs