- First Name
- Julia M
- Last Name
- UT Utah
- Utah State University
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- Early Modern, Eighteenth-Century, Europe, France, Atlantic, Vast Early America, Childhood & Youth, Gender, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy
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- About Me
Julia M Gossard is Assistant Professor of History and Distinguished Assistant Professor of Honors Education at Utah State University. Julia studies the history of childhood, youth, and gender in the eighteenth-century French world. Her research and teaching interests fit well within the #VastEarlyAmerican field.
- Recent Publications
Book Manuscript: Young Subjects: Children, State-Building, and Social Reform in the Eighteenth-Century French World (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2019 “Breaking a Child’s Will: Eighteenth-Century Parisian Juvenile Detention Centers,” French Historical Studies
Select Public History Pieces
2018 “Food in the West: Using TimelineJS in the Classroom,” AHA Today’s Teaching with #DigHist, posted March 2018.
2017 “Mapping the Early Modern World: Using Google Maps in the Classroom,” AHA Today’s Teaching with #DigHist, posted October 2017.
2017 “Child Gangs and Motherly Duty at the Onset of Revolution,” Age of Revolutions, posted August 2017. Peer-reviewed.
2017 “Prix de Moralité: The Inculcation of Young French Citizens,” Age of Revolutions, posted June 19, 2017. Peer-reviewed.
2017 Episode 96, “Louis XIV’s Absolutism and the ‘Affair of the Poisons,’” 15 Minute History, September 13, 2017.
2014 “Ten Things to Remember During Your Research Year,” Not Even Past, June 5, 2014.
2013 “Women’s Bodies and Political Agendas: UT Gender Symposium,” co-authored with Shaherzad Ahmadi, Not Even Past, September 16, 2013.
2013 “Review: State of Virginity: Gender, Religion, and Politics in an Early Modern Catholic State,” Not Even Past, February 17, 2013.
2013 “Les Misérables: A Historian’s Review,” The Alcalde, January 16, 2013.
2013 “Review: Sarah’s Key,” Not Even Past, September 7, 2011.
2011 “Death and Decadence: Vatel,” Not Even Past, May 9, 2011.
2010 “Review: A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France,” Not Even Past, October 2010.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, Caribbean, France, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- American Revolution, Children & Youth, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Pedagogy, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Women