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    Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in History & History of Art

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr Sally Holloway

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    Location: T526, Tonge Building

    Dr Sally Holloway is a historian of gender, emotions, and visual and material culture in Britain over the long eighteenth century. She completed her AHRC-funded PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2013, and subsequently worked on the Georgians season at Historic Royal Palaces, and taught at Queen Mary University of London, Oxford Brookes University, and Richmond, The American International University in London. Sally joined Oxford Brookes in 2017 as Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in History & History of Art.

    Sally's monograph The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions and Material Culture was published with the Oxford University Press series 'Emotions in History' in January 2019. You can read an introductory blog post about the book, and listen to an interview with BBC History Magazine's History Extra podcast. 

    With Dr Katie Barclay, Sally is currently co-editing a special issue of Cultural & Social History titled 'Interrogating Romantic Love', in which she has an article on Valentine's Day in England c. 1660-1830, and A Cultural History of Love in the Age of Enlightenment (Bloomsbury, 2021), in which she has a chapter on the global visual and material culture of love. Sally's new project examines the history of heartbreak in Britain.