2021

RHS Membership

I am pleased to have become an Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society in May 2021.

Details can be found here > New RHS Fellows & Members May 2021

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

I acted as a technical assistant for Dr. Francesca Mussi as part of her Leverhulme ECR Fellowship. Organising ‘Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land’ – virtual conference.

his conference explored Indigenous connections to the land through storytelling. The term “Indigenous” encompasses a wide range of peoples, diverse culturally, linguistically and geographically. Originating from the Latin root indigena, which means “sprung from the land”, it has been used in international and United Nations contexts to define peoples in relation to their colonisers.

The conference is organised by Dr. Francesca Mussi as part of her Leverhulme ECR Fellowship for the project “Truth-telling/Story-telling: literary and critical perspectives on Canada’s TRC” (2018-2021). The conference is also supported by the Department of Humanities, University of Northumbria.

storiesfromthemargins.com

A Sacred Covenant? Historic, Legal and Cultural Perspectives on the Development of Marital Law 

I acted as a research assistant for Dr Jennifer Aston. Organising ‘A Sacred Covenant? Historic, Legal and Cultural Perspectives on the Development of Marital Law’ – virtual conference in June 2021.

I also chaired two panels at the conference.

This Journal of Legal History and Northumbria University funded one-day virtual conference seeks to explore the changing legal and cultural definitions of marriage across geographical locations or jurisdiction from the period c.1450 to present day, paying particular attention to the changing perspectives on age, same-sex marriage, polygamy, divorce, and remarriage. This conference will create an exciting space where historical, literary, medical, artistic, and cultural perspectives can be considered alongside real-world experiences, allowing the discovery and exploration of parallels and contrasts across borders and time.

asacredcovenant.com

ReWOMEN: Researching Women of Management & Enterprise Network

I acted as a technical assistant for Dr Jennifer Aston. Developing an online platform for ‘ReWOMEN: Researching Women of Management & Enterprise Network.’ A joint venture by the Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie Business School (Sydney, Australia) and the Institute of the Humanities at Northumbria University.

Founded by Professor Lucy Taksa, Dr Jennifer Aston and Dr Catherine Bishop, this global network connects scholars across business schools and humanities departments with stakeholders and policy makers to share key findings from four centuries of women’s management and enterprise activities. Our common interests are in gender, business and enterprise, and the ways these intersect. Our research extends from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries and stretches around the world.

While I am no longer involved in this project, I am pleases to have contributed a small part in its early development.

rewomen.net

Glorious Sounds: Exploring the Soundscapes of British Nonconformity: 1550-1800 

I acted as a technical assistant for Dr Robert W. Daniel (University of Warwick). Organising The International John Bunyan Society conference: ‘Glorious Sounds: The Soundscapes of British Nonconformity, 1550-1800’ – May 2021

A virtual conference hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle and organised in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, Loughborough University and the University of Warwick.

glorioussounds.org

PhD Studentship

I am really pleased that I can continue my studies at Northumbria University after being awarded a three year Full-Time RDF Studentship. January 2021-January 2024.