New Thinking: Flooding and Energy


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How decoding Erewash, Trent, Averham and other field, river and place names from old maps can help us understand flooding patterns in Britain. Dr Richard Jones, Associate Professor of Landscape History at the University of Leicester is one of Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough’s guests. Her second guest is Dr Rebecca Wright, a Social and Cultural Historian of Energy from Northumbria University. The research projects featured are: Flood and Flow: Forthcoming manuscript Moral Energy in America: From the Progressive Era to the Atomic Bomb which explores the birth of an ‘energy consciousness’ in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. This episode was made in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UKRI Producer: Paula McFarlane You can find more conversations about New Research gathering into a playlist on the Free Thinking programme website

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