Dead River: An Environmental History of the Tyne Improvement Commission 1850-1968CE

Download this article (includes footnotes and bibliography)Download For men may come and men may go,But I go on forever.- Alfred Tennyson, ‘The Brook’. Introduction The Significance of River History When searching for a location to build a home, the humans who founded the first settlements on the Tyne had several priorities in mind. First and … Continue reading Dead River: An Environmental History of the Tyne Improvement Commission 1850-1968CE

The Death of a New World: Disease and Population Decline In South America from 1492 to 1800CE

Download this article (includes footnotes and bibliography)Download Preface: A Subject of Scale In its whole, the story of population in South America from 1492 to 1800CE is one of demographic collapse. At the low point of this period the continent would be witness to a population that reached but 1/5th the size of its pre-Columbian … Continue reading The Death of a New World: Disease and Population Decline In South America from 1492 to 1800CE

Rebuilding the Old Tyne Bridge: The Victorians’ Relationship With Their Medieval Heritage

Download this article (includes footnotes, bibliography, and primary sources)Download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu841gWqa64 Our video presentation (above) gives a quick and accessible summary of our main arguments. An important aspect of how a civilisation defines its own identity rests on how it perceives its own history. In this article, we are looking at one aspect of how a … Continue reading Rebuilding the Old Tyne Bridge: The Victorians’ Relationship With Their Medieval Heritage