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Dr Leonie HannanSchool of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Hannan’s research focuses on the home as a site of intellectual activity in the long eighteenth century (c. 1660-1830). She has worked extensively on women’s letter-writing as a way of understanding diverse and under-acknowledged intellectual cultures in early modern society. Her current research focuses on informal practices of science in the home. This research treats intellectual work as just one of many household practices and, by doing so, illuminates new connections between the domestic and the investigative.
Dr Hannan is a social and cultural historian working on British sources but with interests in Ireland, North America and the Atlantic world. Her research has particular relevance for developments within gender and material culture studies and also for interdisciplinary studies of home. The objective of the research activity is to understand broader cultures of knowledge in early modern society that operated beyond the individuals and institutions best known to our histories of intellectual life.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Social and cultural history, gender, family and material culture
- Histories of home
- Histories of intellectual life and/or letter-writing
- Heritage collections and adult learning
Public outreach & key achievements
- Dr Hannan is a member of the steering committee for The Centre for Public History at Queen’s:
https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforPublicHistory/ and has a long track record of working with museums and heritage sites to develop public engagement projects and events on historical subjects.
|PhD Title||Investigating the impact of space and appropriates ritual performance on the understanding of sacred objects|
|PhD Title||Irish Quaker Family Businesses from the start of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century (1700-1900)|