Taverns, locals and street corners: Cross-chronological studies in community drinking, regulation and public space is an AHRC Connected Communities pilot study on tavern culture (2012-13). The study ranges from early modern Europe to the present day, investigating whether today’s real and imagined patterns of drinking – people congregating in public spaces at night, sold alcohol and revelling – are recurring practices and representations of drinking and of competing communities. The participants, co-ordinated by Dr Fabrizio Nevola (PI), are investigating three separate periods and places : Florence in the 16th Century; London in the 18th Century and Bristol today. The audio slideshow introduces the work of this project (produced by Nicola Barranger)



Antonia Layard, University of Bristol. Contact.