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Dr Helen Baker

Part-time Senior Research Associate

Helen Baker

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

I am a historian and my PhD thesis looked at popular reactions to the Khodynka disaster, a stampede which took place during the coronation celebrations of Nicholas II of Russia in 1896.

More recently, my research has explored the benefits of using large, digitised corpora in a wide range of historical studies, including examining the ways marginalised people were written about in early modern England; adding fresh insight to nineteenth-century drought events; and analysing how the Liberal prime minister, Gladstone, was depicted in contemporary British newspapers. 

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