Division: History and Politics
Title of Research Topic
Writing Britain’s Ruins – The Effect of Gothic Ideology on the Perception of Ruins (Temporary Title)
BA (Hons) in History from the University of Stirling
My research looks at how Gothic Ideology, in literature and art, has come to shape the perception of ruins on the landscape in Britain. Studying the process of the Reformation in sixteenth-century England, and how this event was used in the eighteenth-century to spread anti-Catholic ideology. This will tie into studying the progression of antiquarianism from the sixteenth to the eighteenth-century. I also have a keen interest in ruins of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries found in edgelands, wildscapes and industrial ruins.