Dr Andrew Jackson

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Dr Andrew Jackson is a Historian and Geographer and is the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange at BGU. Andrew’s current research interests include twentieth-century urban and rural change, and local and regional history. He also engages in consultancy and project work relating to public history and heritage. Andrew joined the staff of Bishop Grosseteste University in 2007, following ten years at the University of Exeter in the Department for Lifelong Learning.

Teaching

Andrew contributes to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in History, and Geography, and to the Doctoral programmes. Andrew’s teaching interests include: rural, urban and landscape history; local and regional history; historical and cultural geography; country houses and garden history; archives and history education; heritage and community identity; Lincolnshire’s history and heritage.

 

Andrew’s research background is in history and geography. Current research and publication interests include: nineteenth and twentieth-century rural and urban change; theory and practice in community, local and regional history; public history; history and heritage education, the significance of digitisation for archives, heritage and e-learning; newspaper and media history; and histories of Lincoln, Lincolnshire and Devon; and the Lincolnshire poet Bernard Samuel Gilbert. He is currently Reviews Editor for the International Journal of Regional and Local History. Andrew’s committee memberships include The Survey of Lincoln Project, Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, the City of Lincoln Council Historic Environment Advisory Panel and Lincolnshire County Council’s Extensive Urban Survey, and regularly gives public lectures for local and regional historical societies.

Current and recent research projects include:

  • Council estate centenary projects (City of Lincoln Council, Mansions of the Future and other partners)
  • ‘Celebrating women’s football: past and present’ (Lincoln Central Library, Lincoln Mystery Plays and other partners)
  • ‘Vote 100: A Lincolnshire view of women’s suffrage’ (Lincoln Central Library, Fawcett Society, Lincoln University and other partners)
  • Bernard Samuel Gilbert (1882 – 1927), Lincolnshire (home-front) poet, playwright, novelist and critic

Book chapters

2020, ‘The provincial, local and regional press’, in Finkelstein, D. (ed) Edinburgh history of the British and Irish press, II: 1800-1900, Edinburgh: EUP.

2019, ‘The provincial press and local and regional life in the first half of the nineteenth century’, in Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln vol. 16. The Lincoln of George Boole, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln.

2018, ‘Co-operative House: The Society post-war and its Central Store’, in Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 15. Shops and shopping, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, pp. 64-7 [Second author, with Hazel Kent].

2017, ‘Council estate public houses’, in Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 14. Lincoln public houses, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 68-71.

2016, ‘The Lincoln Cooperative Society and the Lower High Street’, in Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 13. The Lower High Street, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 60-3 with Hazel Kent.

2015, ‘The Lincoln Cooperative Society, Silver St and Free School Lane’, Walker, A. (ed) The Survey of Lincoln, vol 12. Lincoln’s city centre: north of the River Witham, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 51-4.

2014, ‘The Hartsholme Housing Estate’ in Walker, A. (ed) The Survey of Lincoln, vol.10. Birchwood, Hartsholme and Swanpool: Lincoln’s South-Western Suburbs, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 50-3.

2013, ‘The Boultham Housing Estate’, in Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 9. Boultham and Swallowbeck: Lincoln’s South-Western Suburbs, Lincoln; The Survey of Lincoln, 44-7.

2012, ‘The significance of the Devon country house: the end of the medieval and medieval revivalism’, in Turner, S. and Silvester, R. (eds) Life in medieval landscapes: people and places in medieval England, Oxford: Windgather, pp. 150-65.

2011, ‘Towards the late twentieth century and beyond: rural and urban change and the task of the historian’, in Brook, S., Walker, A. and Wheeler, R. (eds) Lincoln connections: aspects of city and county since 1700: a tribute to Dennis Mills, Lincoln: Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, 136-43.

2010, ‘Twentieth-century residential: the St Giles Estate’, in Walker, A (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 6. Uphill Lincoln II: The North-Eastern Suburbs, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 58-61.

2009, ‘Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln’, in Walker, A (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln vol. 5. Uphill Lincoln 1: Burton Road, Newport, and the Ermine Estate, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 33-8.

2009, ‘The development of the Ermine Estate in the 1950s and ’60s’, in Walker, A (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 5. Uphill Lincoln 1: Burton Road, Newport, and the Ermine Estate, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 65-7.

 

Journal articles

2019, ‘1918: the perspectives of a Lincolnshire Home Front Poet’, East Midlands History & Heritage, 8, 27-9. [view article]

2018, ‘TEF, REF, and KEF; and the “research-informed” teaching and co-production traditions in local history: indexing and analysing provincial newspapers’, International Journal of Regional and Local History, 13, 1, 68-85, [view article].

2017, ‘On improving Ilfracombe, 1860-1: the fortunes of Bright’s Intelligencer’, Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, 64, forthcoming. With Arran Hart, Tracey Jones and Rachel Maxey.

2016, ‘1915-1916: the perspectives of a Lincolnshire Home Front Poet’, East Midlands History, 4, 6-7.

2016, ‘The cooperative movement and the education of working men and women: provision by a local society in Lincoln, England, 1861-1914’, International Labor and Working Class History, 90, 2, 28-51 [view article]

2016, ‘Climate change, local historians and public history’, Local History News, 121, 18-9.

2016, ‘The early twentieth-century countryside of Bernard Samuel Gilbert: Lincolnshire poet, novelist, playwright, pamphleteer and correspondent, 1911-14’, Midland History, 22, 2, 224-39. [view article]

2015, ‘Cultural conflict in Ilfracombe: fern-collecting, and the Cottage Garden Society’s prize-giving controversy of 1860’, The Devon Historian, 84, 117-25. With Arran Hart, Tracey Jones and Rachel Maxey. [view article]

2015, ‘The history and heritage of Lincoln’s council estates: local history and “critical” public history in practice’, The Local Historian, 45, 2, 115-25. [view article]

2015, ‘Civic identity, municipal governance and provincial newspapers: the Lincoln of Bernard Gilbert, poet, critic and “booster”, 1914’, Urban History, 42, 1, 113-29. [view article]

2014, ‘Lincoln on the eve of war: the observations of Bernard Gilbert in the Lincolnshire Echo during 1914′, Lincolnshire Past & Present, 95, 3-5.

2014, ‘On the weather, in Bright’s Intelligencer, Ilfracombe’s Newspaper for 1860-1’, Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, 61, 5, 131-4. With Arran Hart, Tracey Jones and Rachel Maxey. [view article]

2014, ‘The Ermine News, 1957-65: understanding a Lincoln council estate through a neighbourhood newspaper’, The Lincoln Enquirer, 26, 9-11.

2014, ‘The Lincoln of Bernard Gilbert, poet and critic, 1914’, The Lincolnshire Poacher, Spring, 35-7.

2013, ‘Read all about it! Ermine News – the Ermine estate’s community newspaper, 1957-1965’, Lincolnshire Past & Present, 92, 19-22.

2012, ‘150 years of history: on using the digitised, open-access archive of the Lincolnshire Cooperative’, Lincolnshire Past & Present, 89, 9-10.

2012, ‘The “open-closed” settlement model and the interdisciplinary formulations of Dennis Mills: conceptualising local rural change’, Rural History, 23, 2, 121-36. [view article]

2012, ‘On the preconditions for council-estate building in Lincoln: some contemporary observations by Bernard Gilbert’, The Lincoln Enquirer, 6-8.

2012, ‘Approaching the local history of the twentieth century: problems and possibilities’, Local History News, 102, 12-3.

2010, ‘Researching and writing local histories of the twentieth century: an introduction’, International Journal of Regional and Local Studies, 6, 2, pp. 7-15. [view article]

2010, ‘Problems and practice in “community-focused” local history: on the Ermine, a council estate in 1950s and ’60s Lincoln’, International Journal of Regional and Local Studies, 6, 2, 48-71. [view article]

2010, ‘Provincial newspapers and the development of local communities: the creation of a seaside resort newspaper for Ilfracombe, Devon, 1860-1’, Family and Community History, 13, 2, 101-13. [view article]

2009, ‘Decline and survival – in and of local history’, Local History News, 90, 9-10.

2008 ‘Devon History Online: Brights Intelligencer – a year in the life of Ilfracombe, 1860-1, Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, 90, 4, 104-12.

2008, ‘Harold Fox (1948-2007): Devon and Leicester; landscape and locality’, The Devon Historian, 76, 2-5; with Robert Higham and Robin Stanes.

2008, ‘Local history and local history education in the early twenty-first century: organisational and intellectual challenges’, The Local Historian, 38, 4, 266-73. [view article]

2008, ‘Local and regional history as heritage: the heritage process and conceptualising the purpose and practice of local historians’ International Journal of Heritage Studies, 14, 4, 362-79. [view article]

2007, ‘An EPE-like project in a Devon seaside town’, England’s Past for Everyone News, Summer, 3.

2007, ‘In search of an “England’s past for everyone” in Ilfracombe, Devon: a digital history and heritage project’, The Regional Historian, 17, 32-4.

2007, ‘On the centenary of the dormancy of the Devon Victoria County History (1906-2006), and new beginnings’, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, 40, 1, 1-4.

2006, ‘Process and synthesis in the rethinking of local history: perspectives in essays for a county history society’, International Journal of Regional and Local Studies, 2, 2, 1, 5-19. [view article]

2006, ‘Published parish and community histories: a starting point in adult learning and the retheorising of local history’, The Local Historian, 36, 1, 42-50. [view article]

2006, ‘The Exeter experience: identifying a strategic vision for local history’, Bulletin of the Association of Local History Tutors, July, 2.

2005, ‘A future for academic local history? The Exeter experience’, Bulletin of the Association of Local History Tutors, October/November, 1.

2005, ‘A landed estate in mid-twentieth century Devon: insights from the 1941-3 National Farm Survey’, Family and Community History, 8, 11, 5-20.

2005, ‘On local history, history, heritage and The Devon Historian’, The Devon Historian, 70, 4-5.

Media articles

2020, ‘How long do influenza pandemics normally last?’, The Lincolnite, 30 March.

2020, ‘Government influenza advice repeated 102 years on’, The Lincolnite, 24 March.

2020, ‘Rationing returns to Lincoln stores 106 years on’, The Lincolnite, 17 March.

2018, ‘Celebrating votes for women 100 years on’, The Lincolnite, 5 February. [view article]

2017, ‘Wonder at our marvellous, often messy, history at exhibition’, Lincolnshire Echo, 20 July, 46-7.

2017, ‘As long as I get me bit er land, an orse and an owd age pension’, Lincolnshire Echo, 8 June, 46-7.

2017, ‘Imps vs. Gunners over a century ago’, BG&You, 18, 41.

2017, ‘Lincoln City upsetting Arsenal? It’s been done before……twice!’, Non League Daily, 9 March.

2017, ‘They swaggered in like gods’, Lincolnshire Echo, 9 March, 46-7.

2017, ‘On this day: 1915, Lincoln City defeats Arsenal’, The Lincolnite, 6 March 2017 [view article]

2016, ‘Front line war poet who captured agony of war widows back home in Lincolnshire’, Lincolnshire Echo, 13 November.

2016, ‘Poet’s feel for the frontline’, Lincolnshire Echo, 10 November, 46-7.

2016, ‘1916 – A Lincolnshire poet’s view’, BG&You, 16, 47.

2016, ‘First World War poems invoke life on the land’, Lincolnshire Echo, 14 July, 36-7.

2016, ‘Just a piece of old wall?’, BG&You, 15, 26.

2016, ‘Revealed: the burial ground of Lincoln’s workhouse where 70 poor souls still lay hidden’, Lincolnshire Echo, 5 March.

2016, ‘Beyond the walls where poor souls still stir…’, Lincolnshire Echo, 3 March, 34-5.

2015, ‘The Germans here could shoot the head off a pin’, Nostalgia, Lincolnshire Echo, 13 August, 34-5

2015, ‘Wartime wife and Belgian farmer given poetic voice’, Nostalgia, Lincolnshire Echo, 12 March, 32-3.

2014, ‘How the sights and sounds of the city made an impression on one writer’, Features: Nostalgia, Lincolnshire Echo, 12 Jun, 60-1. With Tracey Jones.

2014, ‘Looking for leisure back in 1914’ Features: Nostalgia, Lincolnshire Echo, 26 Jun, 64-5. With Rachel Maxey.

2014, ‘Why our city’s municipal buildings were a delight for one urban critic’ Features: Nostalgia, Lincolnshire Echo, 5 Jun, 64-5. With Arran Hart.

2014, ‘Pre-war prose in 1914 still connects a century later’, BG&You, 8, 27-8.

2014, (ed.) ‘Visions of conflict’, in Lincolnshire Echo, ‘Lincolnshire’s role in the First World War’, Lincolnshire Nostalgia, edition 2, 3 April, 20-1.

2014, ‘What will the war be like?’, in (ed.) ‘Visions of conflict’, in Lincolnshire Echo, ‘Lincolnshire’s role in the First World War’ Lincolnshire Nostalgia, edition 2, 3 April, 20-1.