Mr Jonathan Moses

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I'm currently an AHRC funded PhD candidate based at Royal Holloway. My work explores the intersection of architecture, social history and politics.

My current research, supervised by Professors David Gilbert & Philip Crang, focuses on the transformation of the social sphere in postwar Britain, with emphasis on the period between 1979 and the present. In particular it explores the politics of architectural design in the public house, and how the emergence of giant commercial chains such as JD Wetherspoon, craft beer enterprises like BrewDog, and other, grassroots operations, such as community pubs and micropubs, have altered the landscape of social life in Britain. Its aim is to draw links between the fabric which envelops social life and broader dynamics of political and economic change.

These links are an ongoing concern of my work, and build thematically on research conducted for my MA thesis 'The Texture of Politics: London's Anarchist Clubs 1884-1914', which has since been shortlisted for the RIBA President's Award for Research in History.

I completed the MA in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) in 2015. Prior to this I was an undergraduate student in the UCL History department, where I specialised in the cultural history of modernity.

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