Staff Profiles

Dr Sally Holloway

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

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sally Holloway

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Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T526

Dr Sally Holloway is a historian of gender, emotions, and visual and material culture in Britain and the world over the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. After completing her AHRC-funded PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, she 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 a 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 2019, and released in paperback in 2022. 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 Cultural History of Love in the Age of Enlightenment (Bloomsbury, 2022), in which she has a chapter on the global visual and material culture of love. Sally is also researching the role of food in navigating intimate relationships, and working on her new book project on the history of heartbreak. The book examines the embodied experience of losing and recovering from love in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, including disappointed love, unrequited love, and the broken heart.