School of Geography

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David Beckingham

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


Research Summary

The primary focus of my work has been the regulation of drinking and drunkenness, looking at the ways in which everyday urban life is shaped by forms of municipal governance such as alcohol licensing.

Ongoing research topics include the temperance movement, the regulation of drinking during the First World War, and the links between alcoholism and mental ill-health in the early years of the twentieth century.

In 2022 I was co-curator of Last Orders: Stories of Alcohol and Abstinence in the East Midlands, displayed at the Weston Gallery, Lakeside Arts.

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