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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Dr Usma Malik
Usma Malik is an Artist in Residence at the JRRI, who is researching Alison Uttley’s novels and papers while working on her second novel: The Book of Magic. Usma’s PhD thesis explored experimental and innovative storytelling techniques in women’s coming-of-age novels, focusing on Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and Eleanor Catton’s The Rehearsal.
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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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Dr Alicia J Rouverol
Alicia is an Artist in Residence, who is completing two neoliberal novels and developing a new collection of short stories on themes of transit, movement and migration. Her academic research is on British and American contemporary fiction, women’s experimental writing and globalisation.
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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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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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