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Buried Treasure? Valuing the Dead in Nineteenth-Century England

Dr David McAllister will discuss attitudes to burial in the years leading up to the birth of the Garden Cemetery movement in the early nineteenth century


Dr David McAllister will discuss attitudes to burial in the years leading up to the birth of the Garden Cemetery movement in the early nineteenth century and the establishment of Highgate Cemetery itself. His talk will focus on attempts by a series of writers including Wordsworth, Burke, Godwin and Bentham to identify the value of buried bodies, and to establish whether the grave was anything more than an inefficient dumping ground for human remains.

David McAllister is a lecturer in Victorian Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, and course director of its MA in Victorian Studies.


Speaker(s):

dr david McCalister | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 February 2015 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Highgate Cemetery
Swains Lane
Highgate
London
N6 6PJ
0208 340 1834
http://www.highgatecemetery.org

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Tickets:

£7

Available from:

www.highgatecemetery.org

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