Naomi is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, who works on Art History and Theology. Her current research is based on the Macklin Bible, an ambitious illustrated edition of the Bible, published in 1800.
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Sarah is an Early Career Researcher with interests in childbirth practices, social networks, and the household in the eighteenth-century north of England. Her current project explores the social, cultural and economic impact of men-midwives on the eighteenth-century city, arguing that their professional success was as much rooted in their socio-economic endeavours as it was in their medical training. Sarah’s project runs from September 2018 – January 2019.
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Florence is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, who works on 20th and 21st Century British and Irish poetry. Florence is particularly interested in translation and classical reception studies, and comparative literature.
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Nil is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, who works on the book history and printing culture of the Early Modern period. Her current project examines the learning of Turkish during the 16th and 17th Centuries.
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Antonia holds a Newberry Library–John Rylands Research Institute Joint Fellowship and is a PhD candidate at Durham University. Her thesis investigates the ways in which children and adolescents could participate in politics during the French Revolution. In particular, it explores how schoolbooks and children’s literature presented the younger generation with political ideas, as well as the roles children and adolescents played in the public sphere, at events such as Revolutionary festivals. Antonia’s fellowship runs from 10 October – 9 November 2018.
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Stefania is a Research Associate, who works on Jewish history. Stefania is currently working on a catalogue of codices, scrolls and other texts in Hebrew Script in the John Rylands Library.
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Brian is an Early Career Research Fellow who works on the cultural history of imperialism. His current project investigates discourses around technology and magic in nineteenth-century colonial encounters, drawing on the John Rylands Library's archives of exploration, imperial governance, and popular culture. Brian’s project runs from September – December 2018.
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Rebecca is the Shreeve Fellow in the History of Medicine and is working on midwifery illustration in nineteenth-century England. She is working, in particular, with the archives, books and visual collections of the Manchester man-midwife Thomas Radford. Her wider research interests lie in the intersections between medical, art, social and material histories. Rebecca’s research is generously funded by Dr David Shreeve.
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Rachel is an Early Career Research Fellow, who works on the cultural history of the early English colonies in the Americas and early English colonialism more generally. Her current project explores the interplay between diet and various emotional states in English accounts documenting dietary change in the early American colonies.
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