Social and Cultural History

Material and emotional worlds

Our researchers working in this area investigate individuals, families, communities and institutions from social, economic, gender, and demographic perspectives in order to chart experience and change over time.

Our work focuses upon ideas, identities, language, emotions, and material culture as ways of opening up past societies and cultures to scrutiny.

We work on topics as diverse as child welfare, infanticide, property crime, terrorism, families and parenting, and masculinity.

Current projects include histories of magical treasure hunting, children’s health and children’s literature, acid throwing, and shame.

Academic staff with related research interests