Staff Profile:Dr Jeremy Burchardt

Name:
Dr Jeremy Burchardt
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:

I contribute to our Part I course on 'Approaches to History' and 'Landmarks in World History'.

Amongst the other courses I teach most have a rural focus, including 'Rural England 1800-2000: Agriculture, Countryside and Nation' (2nd year Period) and 'The Countryside in English Culture' (3rd year 'Special Subject').  My current administrative responsibilities include acting as convenor of the Department's Part One provision.

Postgraduate supervision:

I am currently supervising several PhD students working on a range of modern rural history topics.  I would be glad to hear from any potential research student with an interest in rural social change or the history of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century English countryside more generally.

Areas of Interest:

My research interests are in the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century English rural society. In particular, I am interested in land holding by rural workers and the allotment movement in the nineteenth century and in leisure provision in the countryside in the twentieth century. My interests also include related issues such as the changing balance of power in rural areas, the decline of the aristocracy, middle-class migration to the countryside, rural preservationism and attitudes to the countryside.  I am currently chair of the Interwar Rural History Research Group

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Pre-2003 Books:

  • The Allotment Movement in England, 1793-1873 (Woodbridge, 2002)

  • Paradise Lost? Rural Idyll and Social Change 1800-2000 (London, 2002)

Pre-2003 Articles and Book Sections:

  • 'Rural Social Relations, 1830-50: Opposition to Allotments for Labourers', Agricultural History Review, 45 (2), 1997, 165-75.
  • 'Reconstructing the Rural Community: Village Halls and the National Council of Social Service, 1919-39', Rural History, 10 (2), October 1999, 193-216.
  • 'Land and the Labourer: Potato grounds and Allotments in Nineteenth-century Southern England', Agricultural History, 74 (2), 2000, 667-684
  • 'Land, Labour and Politics: Parliament and Allotment Provision, 1830-70' in J.R.Wordie (ed.), Agriculture and Politics in England, 1815-1939 (London, 2000), 98-127.  

 

Buy a copy of The Allotment Movement in England, 1793-1873

http://www.boydell.co.uk/61932560.HTM

Reviews
A full and important study of allotments which addresses wider rural social issues and relationships. HISTORY [The book] is about more than the early allottment movement: it is a book about changing rural,social and class consciousness, [and] about the creation of a social consensus and about domestic and cultural life. GARDEN HISTORY An excellent study of the heretofore-almost-ignored allotment movement.. The value of [this] book, for having opened to scrutiny this little-studied facet of 19th century life, is incontrovertible. ALBION [Makes] a compelling case for locating allotments at the heart of the narrative of mid-nineteenth century social progress and stability. AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW [Makes] a compelling case for locating allotments at the heart of the narrative of mid-nineteenth century social progress and stability. AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW
Breaks new ground as the first substantial scholarly account of allotments in c19th England. [.] Rescue[s] allotments from their positions at the margins of historical inquiry. Burchardt's book makes a compelling case that allotments deserve more attention than they have hitherto received, and sets a high standard for the research that will surely follow. LANDSCAPE HISTORY

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Contact Details

Email:
j.burchardt@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 7735
Building:
Room 164, HUMSS

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