Participant Info

First Name
Emily
Last Name
Stevenson
Affiliation
University of Oxford
Website URL
http://www.tideproject.uk/people/
Keywords
travel writing, networks, Richard Hakluyt, Principal Navigations, early modern history, sixteenth century, seventeenth century, early modern women
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About Me

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.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
early modern England
Expertise by Geography
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