‘Women’s Lives and Writing during the Civil Wars’: a talk by Hannah Jeans

13-12-23 - 13-12-23,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/Museum Members

Location: Via Zoom

The British Civil Wars were a remarkable time for women; they defended their homes and their towns, acted as spies, wrote pamphlets and petitions, and even dressed as soldiers to join the fighting. This talk will explore how just a few of these many women participated in the conflict, and how they portrayed their actions in their letters, diaries and memoirs.

Hannah completed her PhD in History at the University of York in 2019. Before joining the Department in September 2020 she held a short-term research fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale) and was a Kanner fellow in British Studies at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA). She was also a doctoral and postdoctoral fellow at the University of York’s Humanities Research Centre. Hannah’s research focuses on gender and literary history in 17th-century England, specifically focused on reading cultures and habits of the period. She also has an interest in the English Civil War period, and particularly the links between print and politics. She is currently developing a project on 17th- and early 18th-century news reading.

This talk will be recorded and put on a private channel after the 'live talk' for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss the live talk or wish to view them again.

This talk is part of a four part lecture series; for season tickets please click here.

We are delighted to welcome over four successive Wednesdays:

Wednesday 8 November at 7.30pm - Professor Peter Gaunt on 'Cheshire's Oliver Cromwell? The Career of Sir William Brereton'

Wednesday 15 November at 7.30pm - Dr Ismini Pells on 'Military Medicine during the Civil Wars'

Wednesday 22 November at 7.30pm - Dr Benjamin Redding on 'The ship Gloucester in the Caribbean, 1654-56'

Wednesday 13 December (NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE) at 7.30pm - Dr Hannah Jeans on 'Women's Lives and Writing during the Civil Wars'

Click on the titles for more information and individual bookings.

PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent 48 hours before the talk.

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