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University of Derby
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British History, gender history, material culture, country house, family, aristocracy, eighteenth century, letters, home
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About Me

I am an experienced academic who has taught history in HE settings for over twenty years. I have presented my work to academic and public audiences on a regular basis throughout this period. I have some media experience (regional radio interviews, interviews for press, writing blog posts).

  • BA (Hons) Archaeology, University of York
  • MA Medieval Studies, University of York
  • PhD on Elite Women in the Yorkshire Country House, 1685-1858, University of York
Recent conference Papers

Let’s talk about sex: gender, bodies and erotica in the classroom, in Innovations in teaching eighteenth-century history workshop, University of Northampton, June 2020

Duchesses, radicals and rioters: women and politics in Georgian England, at Buxton International Festival, July 2019

Re-empowering the country house family? Domestic life in the country house guidebook 1945-2010, at Powering the Powerhouse, University of Sheffield and Chatsworth, June 2018

Beyond the withdrawing room: exploring notions of gendered spaces in the eighteenth-century country house, at Telling Her Story: Women’s History, Heritage and the Built Environment, Wrest Park, co-hosted by Historic England and University of Leicester, March 2018

“Upon my Lady Carlisle’s walking”: agency and the aristocratic woman’s negotiation of space. Keynote Lecture at Women’s Negotiations of Space, 1500-1900 conference, University of Hull, January 2018

Recent Publications

Gender and the Home’ in C. Edwards (ed.) A Cultural History of Home: Enlightenment. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming

‘An Archaeology of Letter Writing: the correspondence of aristocratic women in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England’, C. Archer-Parré and M. Dick (eds) Pen and Print: communication in the Enlightenment. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, forthcoming.

‘Sisterly guidance: elite women, sorority and the life cycle, 1770–1860’, in T. Dooley, M. O’Riordan and C. Ridgway (eds) Women and the country house in Ireland and Britain. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2018.

Editor, with Ian Whitehead, Popular Experience and Cultural Representation of the Great War 1914-1918. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2017.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Material Culture