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About drbenanderson

Lecturer in Twentieth Century European History at Keele University. My current research is on Urban culture and mountain leisure in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe. I've won some prizes for recent articles on the subject, and am now working on the book 'Modern Natures'. Take a look at my profiles at Keele and academia.edu for more info!

‘Sunburn’ – a new historical project.

How do historians think up their next project? For some, this is a political question, a desire to contribute to contemporary debates and policy; for others it is borne of a deepening intellectual engagement with their existing work, a more fundamental question … Continue reading

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The Nepal Earthquake, Class, and Mountaineering.

The recent earthquake in Nepal, the most severe in living memory, is unfolding as a tragic event that has, and still will, cause many thousands of deaths amongst some of the poorest in the Nepali population. Amongst those needing to be rescued … Continue reading

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The ‘Respectable’ Reaction – The Manchester Ramblers’ Federation and the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, 1932.

What was the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass?  Until the late-twentieth century, walkers and climbers in places like the Peak District and Scotland had to put up with being excluded from vast areas of mountains and moorlands, which were ‘protected’ by … Continue reading

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Second World Congress of Environmental History, Guimarães, Portugal, 8-12 July 2014

It is one of the real benefits of this line of employment that we can discover astonishing places that we would never otherwise have dreamed of visiting. My recent visit to the Second World Congress in Environmental History in Guimarães … Continue reading

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