Carry van Lieshout
School of Geography, University of Nottingham
Carry studied Geography at University College Utrecht before moving to London to pursue an MA in Urban Geography at King’s College London. During her dissertation she realized that it was possible to combine history and geography and she has been doing this ever since, first as a research assistant on the ESRC project, ‘Women Investors in England and Wales’, and later during her AHRC-funded PhD (Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme) on the management of water in eighteenth-century London. Carry now continues her work on water history within the context of the Derbyshire soughs at the University of Nottingham. Her academic interests include historical geographies of investment as well as the environmental history of man-made water features. When she is not researching in archives and libraries, Carry likes to explore these features out in the open, either on foot or by bike. She also enjoys running, reading, and carrot cake.