Category Archives: Spaces

Healthy Cities: Medical practitioners and the creation of public parks & garden cities

By Clare Hickman In 1907, London County Councillor, George Haw asserted that If the parks are the lungs of London, the lungs must have been in a very weak condition before the London County Council (LCC) was created [in 1889].

Healthy Cities: Medical practitioners and the creation of public parks & garden cities

By Clare Hickman In 1907, London County Councillor, George Haw asserted that If the parks are the lungs of London, the lungs must have been in a very weak condition before the London County Council (LCC) was created [in 1889].

Rehabilitating the Disabled Miner

By Mike Mantin The history of British coalmining in the 20th century is full of spaces which are inextricably linked to health. Miners’ crowded homes, the newly-installed pit-head baths and entire villages became political sites which affected the health of the

Rehabilitating the Disabled Miner

By Mike Mantin The history of British coalmining in the 20th century is full of spaces which are inextricably linked to health. Miners’ crowded homes, the newly-installed pit-head baths and entire villages became political sites which affected the health of the

Locating Convalescence in Victorian England

By Eli Anders Imagine the process of recovering from an illness or surgery. Certain activities probably come to mind: plenty of rest, taking time off work, eating nourishing food, perhaps binge-watching a television series on Netflix. Just as important, you

Locating Convalescence in Victorian England

By Eli Anders Imagine the process of recovering from an illness or surgery. Certain activities probably come to mind: plenty of rest, taking time off work, eating nourishing food, perhaps binge-watching a television series on Netflix. Just as important, you

Anxious Places

By Caterina Albano In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Freud observes that ‘fear represents a certain kind of inner state amounting to expectation of, and preparation for, danger of some kind, even though the nature of the danger may well

Anxious Places

By Caterina Albano In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Freud observes that ‘fear represents a certain kind of inner state amounting to expectation of, and preparation for, danger of some kind, even though the nature of the danger may well

Abilities first? Institutions for disabled children in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

By Lesley Hulonce In 2001, Douglas Baynton observed that ‘disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent from the histories we write’.[1] Of course, since then, historians have begun to fill these lacunae, and

Abilities first? Institutions for disabled children in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

By Lesley Hulonce In 2001, Douglas Baynton observed that ‘disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent from the histories we write’.[1] Of course, since then, historians have begun to fill these lacunae, and

‘No man’s land’: Rural / urban boundaries and public health

By Keir Waddington Writing about the county of Glamorgan, Wales in 1894, the Western Mail noted, ‘No places ought to be more charming and healthful than our pretty villages; but some of them are sadly deceptive’. If reformers came to

‘No man’s land’: Rural / urban boundaries and public health

By Keir Waddington Writing about the county of Glamorgan, Wales in 1894, the Western Mail noted, ‘No places ought to be more charming and healthful than our pretty villages; but some of them are sadly deceptive’. If reformers came to

Ebola: Epidemics, Pandemics and the Mapping of their Containment

By Tom Koch “It was about the Beginning of September, 1664, that I, amongst the Rest of my Neighbours, heard in ordinary Discourse, that the Plague was returned in Holland, for it had been very violent there, and particularly at

Ebola: Epidemics, Pandemics and the Mapping of their Containment

By Tom Koch “It was about the Beginning of September, 1664, that I, amongst the Rest of my Neighbours, heard in ordinary Discourse, that the Plague was returned in Holland, for it had been very violent there, and particularly at