Skarhult Castle’s project manager, Baroness Alexandra von Schwerin, has launched six new short films about the hidden female power to counterbalance the male dominated focus of Swedish school history books. The short films are a unique private initiative undertaken by Skarhult as an outcome of the collaborative workshop held with members of the AHRC… Continue reading Skarhult launches six new short films for middle and high schools about Sweden’s hidden women’s history
Unlocking the history of the unexpected
A major new series of podcasts that aim to unlock history has recently been launched. Created by James Daybell, Professor of Early Modern History, and Honorary Research Fellow Dr Sam Willis, Histories of the Unexpected demonstrates that anything can have a fascinating history and that everything links together in unexpected ways. Topics up for discussion during… Continue reading Unlocking the history of the unexpected
Book on Gender and Early Modern Political Culture
James Daybell and Svante Norrhem’s new book Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe was recently published by Routledge. The volume investigates the gendered nature of political culture across early modern Europe by exploring the relationship between gender, power, and political authority and influence, and offers a rethinking of what constituted ‘politics’ and a reconsideration of… Continue reading Book on Gender and Early Modern Political Culture
Welcome to the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded “Gender, Power and Materiality in Early Modern Europe” research network. The network is led by Professor James Daybell, (Plymouth University, UK) and Professor Svante Norrhem (Lund University, Sweden) and is funded by the AHRC from August 2015 to July 2017.