Professor of Digital History (History)

University of Sussex

Research expertise

Histories of gender, sexuality and poverty focussed primarily on eighteenth-century London



Street sociability

In a world of pedestrians, streets and roads formed the most demotic of social spaces. The streets demanded new rules of behaviour, new ‘rules of the road’. By reference to the practice of everyday life, the evolution of literary representations of street life, and the development of new forms of regulation, this article explores the street as a uniquely complex site of social exchange and sociability.