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the guide to historical resources • Issue 1: The Victorian Era •

The Victorian Era

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Browse a list of PhD theses about the Victorian era and the list of university teachers who teach this era. Completed theses are available from the University library of the institution where the thesis was submitted.

History Online provides information on current and past research in the United Kingdom. It also lists the research interests of UK history teachers. Search History Online for further details of current and past research and for details of the research interests of history teachers.


Continuity and change in a mid Victorian resort: Ramsgate, 1851-71.

R.S. Holmes
Supervisor: W.A. Armstrong
Ph.D. Kent
Awarded 1977

'Generous and lofty sympathies': the Kensington Society, the 1866 Women's Suffrage Petition and the development of mid Victorian feminism.

Ann Dingsdale
Supervisor: Angela V. John, C. Brown
Ph.D. (Greenwich)
Awarded 1996

Ordering dinner: Victorian celebratory domestic dining in London.

Valerie R. Mars
Supervised by: William H. Brock
Ph.D. (Leicester)
Awarded 1997

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Daniel M. Pick, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.)

Research interests: Victorian thought & popular culture
Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (Dept. of History)

David A. McLean, B.A. (Hull), M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.)

Research interests: Educational change & ideas in early Victorian England
King's College, University of London (Dept. of History)

Simon Schaffer, M.A. (Harv.), M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.)

Research interests: Early modern natural philosophy; social history of Victorian physics & astronomy; historiography of natural science
University of Cambridge (Darwin College)

Bruce I. Coleman, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.)

Research interests: Victorian Conservative party
University of Exeter (Dept. of History)

Caroline H. Arscott, B.A. (Cantab.), M.A., Ph.D. (Leeds)

Research interests: British art & society in Victorian period, esp. urbanism & images of the city
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (Dept. of History of Art)

David Nicholls, B.A., Ph.D. (Kent)

Research interests: British middle classes; conflict & stability in mid-Victorian Britain 1850-70
Manchester Metropolitan University (Dept. of History & Economic History)

Susan Mumm, M.A. (Saskatchewan), D.Phil. (Sussex)

Research interests: Gender & religion in Victorian Britain
The Open University (Dept. of Religious Studies)

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