About

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Emma Copestake
PhD History student at the University of Liverpool.
AHRC funded.

I am a twentieth-century cultural historian interested in emotions, class and everyday life. My doctoral thesis examines the humour and wellbeing of dock workers and their families in Liverpool and Glasgow 1964-89. My research focuses on changes in the port industry relating to modernisation, containerisation and occupational health. This blog is a space where I can explore my thoughts whilst I am researching. Hopefully, this will help me to focus, reflect and conjure new ideas. I also believe that writing history requires the use of the historian’s emotions and so I think that it is only fair that mine can be accessed.

Twitter: @em_copestake 

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