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Many Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Britain: Apurba Chatterjee reports from the #EMForum

On 12 May 2016, the Early Modern Discussion Group welcomed two Sheffield-based eighteenth-century researchers with a shared interest in masculinities, Kate Gibson and Lauren Nixon. Session Chair Apurba Chatterjee (a first-year PhD student in History)...
From: SCEMS on 27 May 2016

Emotional Historians? A review of Andrew Popp’s Entrepreneurial Families

What happens when historians fall in love with their subjects? Love is supposed to make us blind, isn’t it? Does this mean we can’t write ‘objectively’ about the object of our fascination and affection? I am regularly besotted by some… ...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 29 Jan 2015

Spare the emotions, spoil the child

One criticism of modern parents is that they let their children misbehave in public places, ruining everybody enjoyment of their meal, shopping trip, or day out. These awful parents are upbraided for seeking an easy life, but instead raising a spoiled...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 30 Sep 2014

Parents – are you bad or just misguided?

I recently read an article in The Telegraph titled: ‘Parents told: ‘stop treating your children as friends’. Based on the advice of Alice Phillips, the president of the Girls’ Schools Association, it warns misguided, if not ‘bad’...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 12 Sep 2014

‘Breeding’ a ‘little stranger’: managing uncertainty in pregnancy c. 1660-1830

I had a fantastic time at the Perceptions of Pregnancy Conference. I met some wonderful people for the first time, encountered the real version of the people I talk to in Twitter, and heard some really brilliant and thought-provoking papers. If you’d...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 20 Jul 2014

Grunting and groaning: descriptions of pregnancy

I’ve nearly finished writing about perceptions of pregnancy and will be heading off to the conference tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a short post about one of the accounts of the late stages of pregnancy, which particularly caught my attention....
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 15 Jul 2014

Pregnant with meaning

I’m currently writing a keynote paper for the Perceptions of Pregnancy Conference, organised by Jennifer Evans and Ciara Meehan. I’m delighted they asked me to give a paper because I’m finding the topic I’ve decided to talk about...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 9 Jul 2014

‘useless in society’: women, miscarriage, and gender

As readers of my blog know, despite my own interest in the role of gender in shaping attitudes and behaviours in the past, I sometimes feel that it has a limited appeal – or that I can’t convey gender history’s usefulness all that effectively (see...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 19 Jun 2014

The Week in Early American History

Slavery reparations, a lost Confederate ship, a financially troubled plantation, and academic dads. These links and more in this Memorial Day edition.
From: The Junto on 26 May 2014

Will, Passions, and the Manly Body c. 1760-1860

I am fresh back from a great cross-disciplinary conference at Oxford Brookes University called ‘Bodies in Question: Theorising the Body from an Interdisciplinary Perspective ‘. The  event buzzed with interest and inevitably, there is never...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 23 May 2014

Absence makes the heart grow fonder: manly labouring men 1790s-1850s

This is a procrastinating activity: a blog post on the representation of working men, which I’ve written instead of preparing the paper I’m supposed to deliver in a week’s time on the relationship between self-control and the manly body. Ah well,...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 15 May 2014

Manliness in the form of sailors who shed a tear 1760-1860

I had the honour of presenting a paper at the ‘Gendering the Maritime World’ at the National Maritime Museum on Thursday 24 April. The symposium was tremendously thought-provoking and had a fantastic range of papers and observations from attendees....
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 25 Apr 2014

Nursing Fathers, Slacking Dads and False Assumptions

Things I learned on the weekend… Slacker dads watch sports instead of read their children stories. They avoid housework and childcare as much as possible. They prefer work-life to domesticity. And above all, they look upon “Wet Wipe” daddies—those...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 27 Mar 2014

The History Carousel, Episode 2: Historical Fathers and Junto Dads

Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann presents episode 2 of The History Carousel podcast, on historical fatherhood and Junto dads.
From: The Junto on 19 Mar 2014

Visualising parents in Georgian England.

This post is a reaction to reading Mark Carrigan’s interesting post on Using Slideshare and Prezi to disseminate your work. Mark explains that putting your presentations and papers on Slideshare and Prezi circulates your research – with...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 12 Mar 2014

Family shame?

I’ve been reading Deborah Cohen’s Family Secrets: Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day.[i] It begins with British families’ treatment of illegitimate Eurasian children, born to the early Empire men making their fortunes in India...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 27 Dec 2013

A Bottle, a Witch and several Banshees

The readers of my blog will know that I have recounted the unhappy marriage of William and Catherine Ettrick which ended in separation in the 1760s. The Ettricks had two children who were old enough to be aware of their … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 31 Oct 2013

A lesson in domesticity

Historians of material culture are interested in the history of objects and how they were designed, manufactured, retailed, sold, used, thought about, lost, discarded, kept and treasured. It is a multi-discipline scholarship with many approaches and many...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 27 Oct 2013

The reluctant father: An c18th joke

‘A girl big with child had two gallants, one with a wooden leg; the question was put, which, he who had the wooden leg, offered to decide it thus: “If the child (says he) comes into the world with a wooden leg, it is mine, if not it must...
From: The History of Love on 5 Oct 2013

Feeling like a Dad

Fatherhood is one of the most universal and collective experiences, but at the same time is intensely personal, individual and unique. This is what Tom Chivers, is encountering and thinking about in his article ‘What does it feel like to … Continue...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 26 Sep 2013

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