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David Beckingham

Associate Professor in Cultural and Historical Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

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My research explores the relationship between liberal government and moral regulation. The primary focus of my work has been the regulation of drinking and drunkenness through pub licensing, looking… read more

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My research explores the relationship between liberal government and moral regulation. The primary focus of my work has been the regulation of drinking and drunkenness through pub licensing, looking at the ways in which everyday urban life is shaped by municipal governance.

My ongoing research includes an examination of the relationship between alcoholism and mental ill-health in the early years of the twentieth century, together with eugenics. I am also working on the regulation of drinking during the First World War. Common to all these projects is an interest in the balancing of the reach of the liberal state and the right to regulate with the promotion of the responsibilities of citizens.

I am co-curator of an exhibition, Last Orders: Stories of Alcohol and Abstinence in the East Midlands. It runs from 16 June to 9 October 2022 at the Weston Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham.

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