Bah Humbug! Dickens, Charity and the Victorian Christmas Spirit

Dr Strange gives a talk about Dickens and the nature of the Victorians' attitude to Christmas.

Dr Julie-Marie Strange is Senior Lecturer in Modern British at the University of Manchester. She is a leading social and cultural historian of 19th and 20th century British history, whose research interests include death and bereavement, working-class fathers, menstruation, puberty and the menopause.

Current research projects include ‘The invention of the dog fancy and the fancy dog, 1840–1914’ and ‘Charitable fund raising in the late Victorian marketplace’. Recent publications include Fatherhood, Attachment and the British Working Class, c.18701–1914 (2103) and Death, Grief and Poverty in Britain 1870–1914 (2005). Her talk looks at charitable giving, the impact of Dickens and the Victorian Christmas spirit.

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