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Chris Kent B.A., M.A., D.Phil., F.R.Hist.S.

History professor emeritus


My research areas are “Bohemia” in Britain 1815-1914 – that is the social history of the artistic and literary professions and their relationship to the idea of Bohemia as a social and cultural, as well as actual physical space (particularly in London). Other continuing and related research interests are Victorian journalism and journalists, and Victorian novels and novelists. I am currently completing a study of nineteenth century gentlemen’s, and ladies’, clubs, to be titled: “West-End Clubland: Sociability, Status, and Gender in London, 1815-1914.” I have commenced research on “Gentlemen and their Tailors: Clothing the Male Body, 1840-1914.”