Recent presentations

'Place, mobility and class barriers: the perils and possibilities of nominal linkage in the metropolis', Jeremy Boulton, The Digital Panopticon Record Linkage Workshop: Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield, 4 November 2014.

'The first stages of the epidemiological transition in British cities: a comparison of Manchester and London, 1750-1820', Romola Davenport, Population Histories in Context: Past achievements and future directions. A conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Downing College, Cambridge, UK, 16-18 September 2014.

'Burial Practices in Manchester, 1750-1850', John Black, 2014 BSPS Conference, University of Winchester 8 - 10 September 2014.

'Exclusion, deviance or choice? Pauper burial in Westminster, 1725-1834', Jeremy Boulton, 8th April, 2014, Social History Society Annual Conference, University of Northumbria

'The first stage of the epidemiological transition in British cities', Romola Davenport, 29th March 2014, Economic History Society, University of Warwick.

'Infant mortality by social status in Georgian London', Romola Davenport, 17th March 2014, Workshop Cities as Epidemiological Drivers, Cambridge Population Group.

'Infant mortality by social status', Romola Davenport, 23rd October 2013, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

'Infant mortality by social status in St Martin in the Fields, 1750-1825', Romola Davenport, Glasgow Caledonian University, 6th November 2013.

The poor in crisis: Price shocks, mortality surges, economic depression, bankruptcies – and warfare: London “crises” and a parish workhouse, 1740-1825’, Jeremy Boulton, 'Coping with Crisis Conference: Re-evaluating the role of crises in economic and social history', Durham University, 26th July 2013.

'Food, drink and diet in the Georgian workhouse: St Martin in the Fields, 1725-1830', Jeremy Boulton & Romola Davenport, 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians, Senate House, 13th July, 2013.

‘Clerical policy and local population studies: christening fees in Georgian Westminster ‘, Jeremy Boulton, The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series, Dept of Geography, Monday 11th March 2013.

'New insights into urban mortality, 1750-1820', Romola Davenport & Jeremy Boulton, Mortality Past and Present: Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the publication of John Graunt’s Bills of Mortality, A one-day symposium at Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, 29 November 2012.

'Neonatal and maternal mortality in the workhouse of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 1725-1824', Romola Davenport , Jeremy Boulton and John Black, European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Saturday 14 April 2012.

'How to be duck food: Pauper burial in Georgian Westminster', Jeremy Boulton, seminar at Department of History, University of Edinburgh, 7th March 2012

Undertakers of the poor’? Death, disease and mortality in a Westminster workhouse, 1725-1824', Jeremy Boulton and Romola Davenport, LPSS ‘Death and Disease in the Community, 1400-2010’, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester, 12th November 2011

'Indoors or Outdoors? Welfare priorities and pauper choices in the metropolis under the Old Poor Law, 1718-1824', Jeremy Boulton, given at Population, economy and welfare, c. 1200-2000: a conference in honour of Richard M. Smith, A conference to be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 16-18 September 2011.

'The Almshouses and Almswomen of St Martin in the Fields, 1683-1818', Jeremy Boulton, Almshouses in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the Present – Comparisons and Peculiarities, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 7-9 September 2011, Venue: Doopsgezinde Kerk (Mennonite Church), Frankestraat 24.

'Domestic service and the law of settlement in the West End, 1725-1824', Jeremy Boulton and Leonard Schwarz, LPSS CONFERENCE Domestic Service in England, 1600-2000, Saturday 16th April 2011

'Welfare, accounting and financial priorities in a London parish, 1725-1824', Jeremy Boulton, Economic History Society Annual Conference, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, 2nd April 2011

'Inhabiting an institution: St Martin’s workhouse, 1725-1824', John Black and Jeremy Boulton, paper given to Inhabiting Institutions in Britain, 1700-1950, 11 Bedford Square, Royal Holloway, 14th and 15th of September 2010.

Romola Davenport and Jeremy Boulton, ‘Stillbirths and neonatal mortality in eighteenth century London’, BSPS 2010,University of Exeter, 13-15 September 2010.

'The examined poor in Georgian London: the “super parish” and the poor migrant', Jeremy Boulton and Leonard Schwarz, MIGRANTS, ENTITLEMENTS AND WELFARE, 1500-2000: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES, Dates: 6-7 September 2010, Location: Paleis der Academiën, Hertogstraat 1, 1000 Brussels – Ockegemzaal.

‘Saving the poor worms from starving? Traffic in corpses in Georgian Westminster’, British Society for Population Studies (BSPS), 7th July 2010, London.

‘These ANTE-CHAMBERS OF THE GRAVE’: The London Workhouse as a “diagnostic space”’, Jeremy Boulton, Social History of Medicine, Durham, 8th July 2010.

‘The disappearance of adult smallpox in eighteenth-century London’, with Romola Davenport, Economic History Society, Durham University .Friday 26 - Sunday 28 March, 2010

With Romola Davenport, ‘Reassessing the decline of smallpox in later Georgian London’, Economic History Society, 3-5 April 2009, University of Warwick.

Four papers by Davenport; Basten; Boulton and Schwarz given as part of two workshops funded from the Wellcome Grant and organised by the PI’s:

'Medicine and the Workhouse', Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham, October 2008.

‘Death, disease, environment and social status: new approaches to mortality in England 1380-1860’, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, May 22nd, 2009.

‘The Early Epidemic Streets? Workhouses and the environment in Georgian London’, International Urban History Conference, Lyons, August 2008. Click here for the PowerPoint presentation of the spread of Whooping cough in the parish

‘Understanding Mortality in the Eighteenth-Century City: London at Street Level’, American Association for the History of Medicine, April 10–13, 2008, Rochester, NYU.

‘The pre-industrial urban environment and the pattern of disease in eighteenth-century Westminster’, 2008 Economic History Society, 28 – 30 March 2008, University of Nottingham

‘Disease and the environment in eighteenth-century Westminster’, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, September 12-15, 2007

2007  Economic History conference EHS 2007 paper

2007  Social History conference Social History 2007 presentation 


2006  Economic History conference 2006  University of Manchester  2006  IHR British history in the Long Eighteenth Century seminar 2006  Pre-modern towns conference 2005  University of Birmingham  2005  Economic History Society 2005  IHR  Metropolitan History seminar 


2004 Anglo-American conference of historians




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