My name is Hannah Awcock, I am a University Teacher at the University of Edinburgh. My research interests include the historical, cultural, and social geographies of cities, particularly in relation to protest and dissent.
I completed my PhD in the department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. My thesis is about the historical geography of protest in London since 1780, with a particular focus on how events interact with space and place. My PhD has several key themes: communication and organisation; control of, and access to, public space; and memory and commemoration. I look at these themes using four case studies, which are:
- The Gordon Riots (1780)
- The Hyde Park Railings Affair (1866)
- The Battle of Cable Street (1936)
- The Student Tuition Fee Protests (2010)
This blog is about my research, both the subject matter and the process. It is also about the history of protest of London more generally.
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