Clare Maudling

Economic and Social History

PhD Researcher in Economic and Social History (ESRC 1+3)
College of Humanities, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2013

Research topic: Post-war reconstruction in the South West

I am researching the post-Second World War reconstruction of Bristol, Plymouth and Exeter and the challenges the cities faced in rebuilding. I am particularly interested in the political and architectural continuity between the inter-war and post-war eras and the economic and financial constraints placed on blitzed cities in the late 1940’s. I am also researching the interwar planning and housing projects undertaken in each city to demonstrate the continuity in planning seen in the 20th century. My other research interests include architectural history, the evolution of town planning and housing, local studies, and the history of Devon.

Research supervisors: Professor Richard Overy, Professor Richard Toye

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Royal Historical Society (post-graduate member)

International Planning History Society (student member)

Devon History Society