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Cultural, Socio-economic

Dr Paul Atkinson

Dr Paul Atkinson

Senior Research Associate

Bowland College
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594660

I am a social and cultural historian with an interest in numerical techniques. I am employed on the ERC-funded Spatial Humanities project. I currently study influences on infant mortality in nineteenth-century England and Wales. My work uses geographical information systems (GIS) to examine patterns in Victorian statistics. I also use corpus linguistics to explore large corpora of digitised Victorian documents such as the British Library Nineteenth Century Newspapers collection.

In Press

Explaining geographical variations in English rural infant mortality decline using place-centred reading

Hastings, S., Gregory, I. & Atkinson, P. 2015 In: Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Review of: Victoria Kelley, Soap and Water: Cleanliness, Dirt and the Working Classes in Victorian and Edwardian Britain (London: I. B. Tauris, 2010)

Atkinson, P. 2013 In: Labour History Review. 78, 2, p. 237-238 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


“Isn’t it time you were finishing?”: fertility and female labor-force participation in England,1860-1920

Atkinson, P. 10/2012 In: Feminist Economics. 18, 4, p. 145-164 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Family size and expectations about housing in the later nineteenth century: three Yorkshire towns

Atkinson, P. 2011 In: Local Population Studies. 87, p. 13-28 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Electronic communications and communicable disease surveillance at the national level in the European Union

Weinberg, J., Newton, L., English, P. M. B., Vandenberghe, A., Atkinson, P. & Catchpole, M. 12/1997 In: European Journal of Public Health. 7, 4, p. 454-456 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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