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Dr Ben Bethell

Associate Lecturer, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and BA Culture, Criticism and Curation
Central Saint Martins
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Ben  Bethell


I am a historian, teaching at Central Saint Martins on BA and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation. I lecture and run seminars on aspects of 19th and 20th Century cultural history, as well as cultural theory, urban theory, architectural history, psychogeography, archives, subcultures, popular culture, public and popular history, methods and sources for historical research, and the use of visual sources by historians. I have a PhD from the University of London, and my work has been published in collected volumes and academic journals. A monograph based on my doctoral research on English prison administration, ‘Star Men’ in English Convict Prisons, 1863-1948, will be published by Routledge in 2022.