UCL Department of Geography
Room 117
26 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AP

c.l.jones@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5500

Charlotte Jones

Research topic

The Revival of the Turkish bath in mid-Victorian Britain (ESRC funded)
My thesis examines the revival of the Turkish bath in 1856 and its subsequent movement in relation to health, reform and the body.

Supervisors

Richard Dennis
James Kneale

Research Interests and Future research

On completion of the PhD, I am keen to undertaken further research on the revival of the Turkish bath from a geopolitical perspective, examining in greater detail the role of David Urquhart and the 'Eastern Question' and Crimea.

My broader research areas fall into three distinct areas. First, nineteenth century heterodox medical practices (e.g. hydropathy) and how developments in 'cutaneous science' (dermatology) can be explored under the rubric of the body-space nexus and 'technologies of the self'. Second, the role geopolitics played in the revival of the Turkish bath; and third, the history of the Turkish bath pre- 1856.

Academic background

  • MSc Modernity Space and Place (UCL)
  • BA (Hons) Human Geography, Queen Mary, University of London.

Awards

Jan 2012
Graduate School Conference Fund (£750) to assist with costs to attend AAG in New York.

Apr 2011
Graduate School Conference Fund (£500) to assist with costs to attend AAG in Seattle.

Sept 2007-11
Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Award (funding for MSc and PhD)

Sept 2009
European Science Foundation Bursary (€1000) to attend a GIS workshop at the Digital Resources for the Arts and Humanities Conference (held at Queen's University, Belfast).

Teaching

  • Human geography undergraduate tutor
  • Teaching assistant GEO1001 London: A geographical Introduction
  • Teaching assistant GEO2024 Cultural and Historical Geography

Conference Presentations

'The Turkish bath as an institute of moral and hygienic reform in 19th century Britain[, presented at the AAG, April 2011 (Seattle).

'Trollope's Turkish bath: Exploring the social history of the Turkish bath in Victorian popular Fiction' presented at the Victorian Popular Novelists Conference, September 2010 (London).

'An historical geography of the Turkish bath in Victorian London', presented at the RGS annual conference, August 2010 (Manchester).