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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.
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.
- MSc Modernity Space and Place (UCL)
- BA (Hons) Human Geography, Queen Mary, University of London.
Graduate School Conference Fund (£750) to assist with costs to attend AAG in New York.
Graduate School Conference Fund (£500) to assist with costs to attend AAG in Seattle.
Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Award (funding for MSc and PhD)
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).
- 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).