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Baker, James

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James Baker is an Associate Lecturer in School of History at the University of Kent, Canterbury, Assistant Project Manager of the ESRC funded 'City and Region, 1400-1914' project (http://www.cityandregion.org/), collaborator with the British Cartoon Archive, contributor to The Comics Grid, OAR metadata assistant for the Kent Academic Repository, and lead investigator of 'Cradled in Caricature' (symposium June 2011; 27 April 2012). In September 2010 he completed a PhD in Cartoons and Caricature at the University of Kent, Canterbury, the title of which was 'Isaac Cruikshank and the notion of British Liberty, 1783-1811'. His thesis explored liberty through fashion, gender and custom, and sought to apply economic and technological approaches to the relationship between process and representation in Georgian print production. His research interests include the production of Georgian and Victorian visual satire, the Covent Garden old price riots of Autumn 1809, diachronic themes with respect to the construction and communication of humour in graphic discourses during the modern period, and the digital humanities.

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