Friendship at a Distance: Technologies of Friendship, 1880-1920.

Project Details


This project explores how people of the late-nineteenth century used technologies available to them to build and maintain long-distances friendships. Specifically it is looking at two key case studies to explore different types of distance connection. The first uses the Edge Hill University archive to explore how the earliest cohorts remained friends and connected to Edge Hill after they left the College. The second looks at how the popular periodical 'Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday' built and sustained a community of loyal readers entirely at a distance.
Short titleFriendship at a Distance
StatusNot started

Research Centres

  • Research Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies

Research Groups

  • Research Catalyst


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