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Carry van Lieshout on London's Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply...
Thu 8 December 2016, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
London's Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century
The growth of the built-up area as a result of London's rapid expansion during the eighteenth century had a profound impact on the city's management of water. New areas had to be drained to prevent water flooding homes, while at the same time these houses required a water supply for household uses as well as for fire-fighting purposes. This talk evaluates the changes in London's visual and cultural waterscape as a result of the city's expansion further away from the Thames, and the extent to which these are still visible today.
Carry van Lieshout is a historical geographer based at Cambridge University. See here for more details http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/people/vanlieshout/. Follow Carry on Twitter @CarryvLieshout
These free public talks are part of the History and Environment series organized by the Raphael Samuel History Centre (http://raphael-samuel.org.uk/) and the University of Greenwich (Dept of History, Politics and Social Sciences & Greenwich Maritime Centre)
This year’s series theme is Water and the Sea. To find out more about the RSHC History and Environment talks in general, please contact George Yerby (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on these Greenwich RHSC seminars, please contact: Vanessa Taylor (V.J.Taylor@greenwich.ac.uk)
Date and Time
University of Greenwich
Room 075 (Edinburgh Room), Queen Anne Court
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row