In the Nineteenth Century with Lara Nicholls

by Lara Nicholls

'In the nineteenth century’ is a podcast series about the wild, wonderful, brave, eccentric, and at times dastardly, people who characterised this remarkable period. It looks at their inspiring discoveries and reforms, and the sometimes, shameful events and spectacles they created. Some historians have referred to it as ‘the long nineteenth century’ spanning 125 years between the French Revolution in 1789 through to the outbrea... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - Sarah Stone and the Holophusicon as a creative space

    S01 E06 - Sarah Stone and the Holophusicon as a creative space

    Based on my research to date, this recording explores the practice of British eighteenth-century natural history artist Sarah Stone. It suggests that her patron's eccentric museum located in Leicester Fields, London was a highly c...

    32:30
  • S01 E05 - Women and the Law (Australia) - Part II

    S01 E05 - Women and the Law (Australia) - Part II

    In this episode, I am joined by feminist legal scholar, Professor Kim Rubenstein who discusses women citizen activists and their influence on the drafting of the Australian Constitution.

    01:08:07
  • S01 E04 - Women and the Law (England) - Part I

    S01 E04 - Women and the Law (England) - Part I

    This episode examines the laws relating to women in England during the nineteenth century, and the reforms women sought as they advocated for greater equality and justice. We also look at how British law applied in the Australian ...

    44:44
  • S01 E03 - Portrait of the Piano

    S01 E03 - Portrait of the Piano

    In this episode, we are taken on an odyssey through the evolution of the piano and the revolution in new keyboard technology that changed the sound of this instrument and the way that it was played in both the home and on the conc...

    01:18:04
  • S01 E02 - The Chinese diaspora in the nineteenth century: Coming to Australia

    S01 E02 - The Chinese diaspora in the nineteenth century: Coming to Australia

    Recorded in the Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University, this podcast features an interview with the Chinese Australian artist John Zerunge Young. For 12 years he has been working on an episodic series o...

    01:19:19