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Rachel Thorpe

History, Nottingham Trent University

Thesis title:

Me Grandad worra pit mon': The changing face of the South Derbyshire Mining Community, 1947-2022

My PhD explores individual and societal changes in the former coalmining area of South Derbyshire, capturing the heritage of the region and creating new interdisciplinary models for understanding the nature of community. In particular, I am exploring ideas around emotional and affective communities to ask new questions about the role of women in community building and the intergenerational transference of community beliefs through hierarchies of symbolism that link younger generations to regional pasts.

Research Area

  • History


NTU History Postgraduate Conference 2022