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EMDG: Nigel Cavanagh: Elsecar: Lordship and Community in a Georgian Industrial Village 1750-1860

19 November, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Elsecar village, as seen from Elsecar park. Photo (c) Dave Pickersgill.
Elsecar village, as seen from Elsecar park. Photo (c) Dave Pickersgill. (Click the image for its Creative Commons license.)

Nigel Cavanagh first studied at the University of Sheffield from 1993 to 1998, gaining a BA (Hons) in Archaeology, Prehistory and Medieval History and a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Historical Archaeology. He went on to pursue a successful career as a professional field archaeologist, rising to managerial level, working at and researching sites across Britain.

Nigel returned to the University in 2012 to pursue a doctoral research project looking at the development of Elsecar as a focal point for a number of industries (coal, gas, steel, railways) and the concomitant development of the planned worker’s housing, schools and other facilities related to those industries. His research focuses upon the existing archives of the local landowning family, the Fitzwilliams, in order to fully understand their role in stimulating, regulating, controlling and exploiting the industrial development of the settlement.

Read more about Nigel on the History department webpages.

This event is organised by the Early Modern Discussion Group, and is also part of the Early Modern Forum series.


19 November, 2015
12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
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