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Dr William J. Ashworth Bsc (Hons), MA, PhD

Reader in History History


    Industrial history 1650-1850

    This includes the history of industry, trade, oeconomical and economic perspectives, and practical knowledge.

    History of science 1800-1860

    I am particularly interested in the breakdown of knowledge into disciplines during the early nineteenth century and the relationship of knowledge to social authority.

    Food adulteration 1790-1850

    How issues surrounding food adulteration informed debates over public health and taxation.