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Saving the children’ and ‘creating new citizens’ The impact of nineteenth-century welfare on working-class children’s lives in Britain and the Anglo-World 

Gillian Lamb is a final year PhD student at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on working-class life in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.  

Molluscs and Men: Reading Pearl Diving Labour in the Indian Ocean 1880-1925

Tamara Fernando is a historian of the nineteenth and early twentieth century Indian Ocean. Her research has three main focal points: the construction of scientific knowledge about the ocean, the connected scientific, intellectual, and labour histories of the Indian Ocean between the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and the question of how the scientific archive addresses histories of the non-human.

All welcome- this seminar is free to attend, but booking is required.