Dr Katy Layton-Jones

Honorary Fellow

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Having completed my undergraduate degree in Fine Art and Art History at Goldsmiths College, London, I went on to complete a Ph.D. on nineteenth-century topographical imagery at the University of Cambridge. My interests in social and cultural history now range from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. In particula,r my research relates to urban history and involves analysing visual evidence such as prints, engravings and illustrations. I am currently engaged on two areas of research. The first combines a range of perspectives to research the social, political and cultural significance of urban public parks and open spaces from 1700 to 1990. The second focuses on visual sources to provide new insight into the representation and perception of urban England between 1770 and 1870. 


Most Recent Publications

  1. Crone, Gange and Layton-Jones (eds), New Perspectives in British Cultural History 1600-2000 (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press (July 2007). Editor and chapter author. Chapter: ‘The view from the viaduct’, 8-21.
  2. Layton-Jones and Lee, Places of Health and Amusement (Swindon: English Heritage, 2008). 
  3. Layton-Jones, ‘The Synthesis of Town and Trade: Visualising Provincial Urban Identity 1800-1851’. Urban History 35:1 (Spring 2008), pp.72-95.
  4. Layton-Jones, ‘Visual Quotations: Referencing Visual Sources as Historical Evidence’ and ‘Editorial: Visual Collections and Historical Research’. Visual Resources 24:2 (July 2008), pp.189-199.
  5. Layton-Jones, ‘Re-Presenting Manchester: The Art-Treasures Exhibition in Manchester 1857’. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 87:2 (August 2009).

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