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From personal accounts to bureaucratic standards: administration reform in nineteenth century asylums

Author(s): Katherine Fennelly

Year: 2013

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Summary

Utilising methods drawn from history, archaeology and codicology, this paper will consider the changes and challenges brought about by standardisation of administrative paperwork in public asylums in the nineteenth century. This is drawn from current PhD research based on asylum planning, management and administration in the British Isles.


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From personal accounts to bureaucratic standards: administration reform in nineteenth century asylums. Katherine Fennelly. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428308)


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asylums bureaucracy Paper

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
Nineteenth Century


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min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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PaperId(s): 552

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America