PodhD Episode 9 Podcast
PodhD is the podcast chronicle of the world of PubhD – a revolutionary mix of pub entertainment and high-level academic research. It is produced and presented by Guy Kiddey.
The latest PodhD podcast featuring, Richard Fallon on dinosaurs in Victorian Britain, and Nicola Blacklaws on the Poor Law and its implications for the modern welfare state.
Richard Fallon researches the history of palaeontology in Britain and the United States during the first two-thirds of the nineteenth-century has seen considerable contextualisation. Most recently, innovative studies reveal that cultural developments like Romanticism, the form of the novel, and vogues for visual spectacle were sewn into the practices and writings of the earth sciences from their very birth. Turning to the end of the nineteenth century, historians of science have documented in detail the fierce disputes over bounteous fossil discoveries made in the American West, and the groundbreaking visual strategies of display developed in exhibitions at American museums.
Nicola Blacklaws aims to re-evaluate the role of out-door relief, and consequently also of the workhouse, across the period of the new poor law. I will consider the forms that out-door relief took during this period, its extent and generosity, motivating factors in its use and how local actors within the system felt about it.
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