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- travel writing, networks, Richard Hakluyt, Principal Navigations, early modern history, sixteenth century, seventeenth century, early modern women
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I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Asisstant at the University of Oxford, working on the ERC funded TIDE project (Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England c.1550-1700).
My research focuses on reconstructing the networks, both textual and social, which surrounded late sixteenth century English travel writers. My doctoral work, which was funded by Oxford through a studentship with TIDE, focused particularly on Richard Hakluyt, the editor of both editions of The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, a major source for the study of Elizabethan travel and imperial history. Using a combination of network and textual analysis I examined both the social structures which influenced Hakluyt’s editorial choices and the effects of this process on the text itself.
I am also interested in gender history more widely, especially the roles of women within these social networks and the ways in which they engaged with contemporary issues surrounding travel.
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- early modern England
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- England, United Kingdom, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Book History, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Material Culture