Dr Helen Baker

Newby Research Fellow

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.