History of the Family and of Emotions

About us

Our researchers working in this area investigate individuals, families, communities and institutions from social, economic, gender and demographic perspectives in order to chart experience and change over time.

Our work focuses upon ideas, identities, language, emotions and material culture as ways of opening up past societies and cultures to scrutiny.

We work on topics as diverse as love and heartbreak, child welfare, families and parenting, masculinity, cleanliness and healthcare.

Wooden box of old family photos

Related courses

Leadership

Joanne Begiato

Professor Joanne Begiato

Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange)

View profile

Membership

Staff

Name Role Email
Dr Sally Holloway Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in History & History of Art sally.holloway@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Alysa Levene Reader and Interim Programme Lead for Philosophy, Criminology and Culture alevene@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History jane.stevens-crawshaw@brookes.ac.uk

Projects

Active projects

Project title and description Investigator(s) Funder(s) Dates

Inheriting the Family

Professor Joanne Begiato AHRC From: January 2019
Until: December 2022

Back to top