Iain Riddell

Iain Riddell


Doctoral Student

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Email: ier3@le.ac.uk


MA (History, Open University)

BA History with English, University of Wolverhampton

PhD Topic

Kinship Collation

Brief Description of PhD topic

Kinship collation a social history approach that can reveal the sense of community as experienced by past individuals from the mapping of their networks with related people across landscapes, social institutions and economic activity. Challenges the longstanding belief that British data does not carry information on the kinship behaviours of nineteenth-century actors beyond the domestic threshold primarily through a re-purposing of the British-sphere record base of enumeration returns and population records.

PhD Supervisors

Prof Steven King



· Riddell, Iain, ‘Family beyond the household: Constituting and re-constituting kinship’, Living the Family: A Study of Domestic Life, c.1650-1950’, edited by. Beardmore, Carole.,      and Dobbing, Cara., Palgrave-Macmillan (2019)

· Riddell, Iain, ‘To Alleviate or Elevate the Euroamerican Genealogy Fever’, Genealogy (2018)

· Riddell, Iain ‘Change and Continuity, Networking, Newspaper, Kinships and Twentieth Century Elite Women’ Family and Community History (2017)

Conference papers

The University of Leicester, New Directions in Media and Sociology Research , 19th Sept 2018, ‘Social media, charities and people with rare health conditions’

Swansea University, The All-Seeing Eye, Apr 11th 2018, Paper presented ‘Making a beginning Retinoblastoma in adulthood, psycho-social contexts and imperatives’

Ecclesiastical History Society, Postgraduate Colloquium, Mar 7th 2018 Newman University, Paper presented ‘Revolt and control; Church of Scotland relationships, elders, congregants, and ministers in southern Buchan 1870-1880’

Maison Française d'Oxford, Genealogy, social-status and the enlightenment, Jan 12th-13th 2017, Paper presented ‘Anglican Zadokism’

The University of Leicester, Centre for Medical Humanities, Living the Family, Nov 7th, 2016, Paper presented: ‘Family beyond the household, constituting and reconstituting as a kinship’

The University of Huddersfield, Perspectives Conference, July 2016, paper presented: ‘What’s wrong with the genealogical fever?



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