Cultural History programme


Thesis: Ela and Ada: Gender, Class and Performativity in Penny Romances

by Celine Frohn In my experience the hardest part of any substantial writing project is finding a place to start. In the case of the master’s thesis, the first task was finding a suitable subject. My personal interest has always been literature, with a weak spot for stories containing murder, mayhem, and supernatural elements. When…

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Thesis: Empire and South Pacific ‘contributions’ to the London Missionary Society

by Stephanie Hall   My thesis explored the relationship between the missions of the London Missionary Society (LMS) and empire in the South Pacific during the mid-nineteenth century. I looked at a characteristic form of missionary material culture: the contribution. Contributions were produce, craft objects, and money given by South Pacific converts to fund the…

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Cultural History Seminar: Rosanne Baars

News in France and the Netherlands during the Wars of Religion and the Dutch Revolt   From the beginning of the Dutch Revolt onwards, the Dutch were interested in news from France. They noticed how the French experienced similar problems on issues such as religious toleration, peace negotiations and conflicts between nobles. In the vast…

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