About

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Emma Copestake
MA student at the University of Liverpool.
Future PhD student.

I am a twentieth-century cultural historian focusing on class, emotions and occupational health. I am currently working towards my MA dissertation on the emotional history of the 1995-1998 lockout on Liverpool’s docks. Next year I hope to begin my doctoral project on the role of humour in the occupational health and wellbeing of dock workers in Liverpool and Glasgow. 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 it is only fair that mine can be accessed.