Author Archives: Ruth Slatter

Visit1862 Field Trip for the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

On Wednesday 8th July the editors of visit1862.com had the privilege of running a field trip as part of the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Comprised of seven historical geographers with a wide range interests including the development of museums, … Continue reading

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1862 Resources in the National Art Library

The National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum is home to a plethora of printed sources related to the 1862 International Exhibition. This material embraces a whole range of publications including the exhibition’s official catalogue, official programmes for … Continue reading

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Victorian London in Photographs

At the London Metropolitan Archives: 5th May 2015 – 8th October 2015 This free exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives creates a visual insight into the lives of Victorian Londoners. Collating images of people, places, buildings and things, the exhibition … Continue reading

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‘Taste’ and its creators: 1862 and beyond (Part 2)

Explanation  Welcome to the second week of Natalie Bradbury’s and Ruth Mason’s (one of the editors of Visit1862.com) conversation about the process of taste formation. Natalie is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Central Lancashire looking at Pictures … Continue reading

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‘Taste’ and its creators: 1862 and beyond (Part 1)

Explanation Over the next two weeks Natalie Bradbury and Ruth Mason (one of the editors of Visit1862.com) will be entering into a conversation about the process of taste formation. Natalie is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Central … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Materiality and Historical Geography – International Conference of Historical Geographers, London July 2015

As already announced the editors of visit1862 are going to be running a field visit to South Kensington as part of the 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers (ICHG) (click here to read this post) The ICHG provides an opportunity … Continue reading

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The Who’s Who of 1862

April 2014 Dedicated to the memory of Henry Cole (15th July 1808 – 18th April 1882) As researchers of the 1862 International Exhibition, there are certain dates which stand out in our calendar. Today is one of them: the 132rd … Continue reading

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Smells Like 1862

February, 2014 Location Tucked away between Piccadilly and Leicester Square is Jerymn Street.  A classy collection of smart shop fronts neighbouring the Royal Academy, Fortnum & Mason and the Ritz hotel, our historical trip this month has taken us to … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Exhibition of International Love

The 1860s are not a period well known for international peace and co-operation.  In 1859 the Austrian Empire and Sardiniar had engaged in the second War of Italian Independence; between 1861 and 1865 America was drawn into civil war; between … Continue reading

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