Ms Esther Janes

PhD Researcher

Literature and Languages - Division Stirling

Ms Esther Janes

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My PhD project is a social and cultural history of swimming in Glasgow, 1850 to 1950.

I am investigating and contextualising the cultural and social history of swimming as a popular leisure pursuit in Glasgow for 100 years from 1850 to 1950,

I'm using archive, literary and historical sources to uncover the intangible history of swimming culture, as well as investigating the surviving built heritage of sites of swimming

The work will assess the experiences of diverse men, women and children who swam in the River Clyde, private baths and clubs and public swimming pools.