Professor David Turner (Swansea University)
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Principal Investigator and Director (2014-)
David Turner is Co-Investigator and Director (2011-2014) and Principal Investigator and Director (2014-) of the project. He is Professor of History at Swansea University. He has published widely on the social and cultural history of Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His most recent book, Disability in Eighteenth-Century England: Imagining Physical Impairment (Routledge, 2012), was the winner of the Disability History Association’s Outstanding Publication Award 2012. He is also the author of Fashioning Adultery: Gender, Sex and Civility in England 1660-1740 (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and editor (with Kevin Stagg) of Social Histories of Disability and Deformity (Routledge, 2006). In addition to co-directing the ‘Disability and Industrial Society’ project, he was also consultant on Disability: A New History, a major history of disability series for BBC Radio 4, broadcast in May 2013.