Monthly Archives: April 2014

CFP, Letters: Making and Meanings

An exciting call for papers. LETTERS: MAKING AND MEANINGS  27 June 2014, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers for the workshop Letters: Making and Meanings, 1700-present day. The workshop explores how the physical process of creating a letter could build meaning as significant as the words themselves. Letters: Making and Meanings engages with […]

An Eighteenth-Century Pap Boat: Breastfeeding, Pride & Maternal Love

Sarah Fox is currently studying for an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Manchester. Her research examines the experience of childbirth at all levels of society throughout the eighteenth century. Follow her on Twitter @foxvshedgehog Breastfeeding a newborn child is one of the most emotionally charged periods within the female lifecycle. Think of the recent twitter storm […]