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Pesticides, pollution and the UK's Silent Spring, 1963-64 : Poison in the garden of England
(2017-09-20) - Journal article
Despite being characterized as ‘one of the worst agricultural accidents in Britain in the 1960s’, the ‘Smarden incident’ has never been subjected to a complete historical analysis. In 1963, a toxic waste spill in Kent ...
'Noisy, restless and incoherent' : puerperal insanity at Dundee Lunatic Asylum
(2017-03) - Journal article
Puerperal insanity has been described as a nineteenth-century diagnosis, entrenched in contemporary expectations of proper womanly behaviour. Drawing on detailed study of establishment registers and patient case notes, ...
The Phillipsonian Enlightenment
(2014-04) - Journal article
Hume and Smith studies after Forbes and Trevor-Roper
(2018-10-04) - Journal item
The ‘Scottish Enlightenment’ has fostered a steadily growing academic industry since Duncan Forbes and Hugh Trevor-Roper put the subject on the map in the 1960s. David Hume and Adam Smith have from the start been widely ...
Thomas Gray and the Goths: philology, poetry, and the uses of the Norse past in eighteenth-century England
(2014-09) - Journal article
In 1761 Thomas Gray composed two loose translations of Old Norse poems: The Fatal Sisters and The Descent of Odin. This article reconstructs Gray’s complex engagement with the world of seventeenth-century Scandinavian ...
Explanations for death by suicide in northern Britain during the long eighteenth century
(2012-03) - Journal article
This article explores how professionals explicated and contextualised the deaths of their clients or subjects, delineated the relationship between madness and death, and advised and counselled families on the deaths of ...
The Anglo-Scottish war of 1558 and the Scottish Reformation
(2017-04) - Journal article
The year 1558 was one of open war between England and Scotland. Previous scholarly accounts of this period have glossed over this conflict. This article first establishes the contours of the war. The failure of peace ...
'Mod movement in Quality Street clothes' : British popular music and pantomime, 1955-1975
(2017-08) - Journal article
From the late 1950s onwards, young rock ‘n’ roll musicians and popular singers were introduced into commercial Christmas pantomime productions. While this practice, which constituted an extension of their involvement in ...
Keynes and the British academy
(2014-09) - Journal article
This account of Keynes's relationship with the British Academy begins with his early, perhaps premature, nomination as a Fellow and its sequel, an initial rejection by the Academy on political grounds in 1920. The event ...
Henry Hallam revisited
(2012-06) - Journal article
Although Henry Hallam (1777–1859) is best known for his Constitutional History of England (1827) and as a founder of ‘whig’ history, to situate him primarily as a mere critic of David Hume or as an apprentice to Thomas ...