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Conclusions

In this stage of the tutorial you have explored the gendered iconography of electricity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Having done so, you should have developed a good understanding of the following subjects:

Furthermore, you will also have developed your general historical skills.

These skills include:

These skills will be particularly valuable when it comes to researching essays and BA dissertations because they will enable you to use a much wider range of sources. Furthermore, these skills will help you with the next, more advanced stage of this tutorial, which builds on what you've done here by exploring the diversity of male, female, and non-human forms that were used to depict electricity in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. Like what you've done so far, the next stage of the tutorial should help you identify understudied subjects that are suitable for further historical research - a process that will be particularly helpful if you are looking for dissertation topics or questions that would make for a research proposal.

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