A History of Working-Class Marriage

Postgraduate Masterclass 12 September 2015

From Institution to Intimacy: Courtship, Marriage and Marriage Breakdown in Historical Perspective, c.1650 to 2000

*****EXTENDED DEADLINE: THURSDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER*****

In association with AHRC History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland Project, University of Glasgow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide & Economic History Society

Postgraduate Masterclass in the History of Emotions, Courtship and Marriage, c. 1650-2000

Saturday 12 September 2015, 3.00pm-4.30pm, Lilybank House, Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow

This free-to-attend Masterclass offers postgraduate students an opportunity to engage with a panel of academics from across history and the social sciences on how the history of emotions, courtship, relationships and marriage shape and inform our understandings of intimate relationships over the course of the period 1650-2000. This session will offer opportunities to engage with themes, concepts, discourses and sources to better understand how to navigate narratives of love, romance, courtship, and sexuality.

Our panel will include:

    • Katie Barclay, Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide
    • Helene Carlbäck, Associate Professor in History, Södertörn University
    • Julie Hardwick, Professor of History, University of Texas
    • Jeff Meek, from the AHRC Project, A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland
    • Penny Morris, Lecturer in Italian, University of Glasgow
    • Julia Moses, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Sheffield
    • Mary O’Dowd Professor of History at Queen’s University Belfast
    • Christina Simmons, Professor, Emeritus of History and Women’s Studies, University of Windsor
    • Andrea Thomson, from the AHRC Project, A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland
    • Ruth Vanita, Professor of Liberal Studies, University of Montana
    • Garthine Walker, Reader in History, Cardiff University

Spaces for this Masterclass are limited so we welcome expressions of interest in participation which should include your postgraduate status and a brief summary of how your research interests link to the themes outlined above. Expressions of interest should be sent to Dr Andrea Thomson at andrea.thomson@glasgow.ac.uk by Tuesday 1 September 2015. Please note places at this event will be confirmed by Thursday 3 September 2015.

A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland, 1855-1976: http://workingclassmarriage.gla.ac.uk/

 ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/about-the-centre/where-we-are/che-adelaide.aspx

Centre for Gender History, University of Glasgow:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/historyresearch/historyresearchcentres/centreforgenderhistory/

 

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