Taylor Aucoin

Ludicrus Histories is the website and blog of Taylor Aucoin.

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I’m a social and cultural historian of medieval and early modern Britain, particularly interested in Carnival, festivity, and play (‘ludicrus’ being Latin for playful, sportive, theatrical, dramatic, etc.) and how these intersected with social relations, identities, and politics. 

Currently, I’m a doctoral candidate at the University of Bristol, completing a thesis on medieval and early modern Shrovetide, or the British pre-Lenten Carnival.

Read more about that research here, or in my blog posts, and come along to Merry Shrovetide, an annual festival of events about the premodern history of Pancake Day and Carnival in England, Scotland and Wales.