Dr Timothy Cooper

Head of Humanities Penryn, Senior Lecturer


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I am a social historian of modern Britain. My research explores the changing relationship between society, nature and the environment in twentieth-century Britain, and the expression of this relationship in culture and politics. I use a range of methodological approaches to these issues, including the use of oral history. Much of my work tries to blend empirical historical practice and social theory.

My current research is grappling with the problem of how the environment relates to everyday life. My previous research has studied urban change and popular politics in nineteenth-century London, and the historical political ecology of waste as both a material and an ideological issue in modernity.

I am presently Head of the Discipline of Humanites at the Penryn Campus.