We who hang out a lot in cemeteries are Aaron Columbus and Anna Cusack. We are both PhD students at Birkbeck, University of London.
Aaron's research is focused on plague and the poor in the suburban environs of seventeenth-century London. He is generally interested in social history of the early modern period.
Anna's research is on the marginalised dead of London during the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. She has a general interest in the social and economic history of the early modern period.
This blog is just a fun way of sharing some of the stories we find while carrying out our research and other musings along the bumpy road of a PhD.
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18 January 2022
A joint post. This blog has lain dormant for a while, but it has not been forgotten. For those new to our site, it was initially just a small way of sharing a few bits and pieces...
4 August 2021
Aaron’s contribution to the #MonsterTakeover from a few weeks back. There are many other wonderful PhD and ECR posts to be explored on their site. the many-headed monster We are...
28 June 2021
Anna’s contribution to the #MonsterTakeover from a few weeks back. There are many other wonderful PhD and ECR posts to be explored on their site. the many-headed monster Our latest...
21 February 2021
Historians have attempted to elucidate some sense of the spatial tendencies of plague in the suburban parish. Paul Slack revealed the strong influence that the urban environment played...