School of History, Philosophy and Culture

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  • Professor Joanne Begiato

    Head of School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483732

    Email: jbegiato@brookes.ac.uk

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    Joanne Begiato joined Oxford Brookes in March 2005 from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge where she was a fellow and director of studies in history. Prior to this she was a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford and read for her BA and PhD at the University of Durham. Joanne teaches social and cultural history. She specialises in the history of the family, marriage, masculinities, and law. With Professor Begiato students will investigate these topics from the perspective of emotions, material culture and gender in order to understand them better and make them come alive: exploring images of families, sailors, and soldiers; examining gendered objects and spaces; considering which weapons men used to beat their wives and which possessions quarrelling spouses fought over; and thinking about the meaning of men's clothes and beards for masculine identity.