History, University of Warwick
My project explores the ways in which early modern people expressed and enacted feelings of suicide and self harm in supernatural narratives. These narratives provide an insight into how individuals conceptualised and negotiated suicidal ideation during a time where the act of suicide was not only criminal, but caused eternal damnation.
Media and Public (Dis)order Warwick/Dresden early modernists workshop report (co authored with Felipe Mello), April 2021
‘The devil will tear me in pieces’: Self-destruction and sympathy in a seventeenth-century witchcraft case, The Many Headed Monster (2021)
‘Some choice directions’: John Prince and early modern suicide advice literature, Social History Society Research Exchange (2021)
TBC project as part of the Amazing Women showcase, Coventry City of Culture, March 2022
'Early Modern Witchcraft Belief', Wide Atlantic Weird podcast, 24th April 2021
Ecclesiastical History Society Twitter takeover, 9th-11th April 2021
Beyond the early modern mental landscape and the supernatural, I am interested in early modern religion more broadly. I am particularly interested in the lived experience of early modern children, their religious upbringing, and the material culture of the home.
I previously completed my MA and BA History degrees at the University of Exeter. My MA dissertation, supervised by Professor Jonathan Barry, constitued a primlinary survey of my PhD topic, focussing on England. My BA dissertation, 'Bewitched Children in Late Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England' was supervised by Dr Laura Sangha.
Warwick PG History Conference co-convener, University of Warwick (2021)
The Supernatural: Sites of Suffering in the Pre-Modern World co-organiser (with Francesca Farnell), HRC funded conference, University of Warwick (2021-2022)
HRC Doctoral Fellow (2021-2022)
Co-Winner of Warwick Venture into Business Engagement (2021)
Dean's Commendation for Exceptional Achievement, University of Exeter (2019)