Research

Selected Papers

2016

‘Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes’, Vote 100 Regional Suffrage Conference, Houses of Parliament

2015

”We are militant only so the vote can be won’: five years of suffrage campaigning in Birmingham’, Friends of Birmingham Archives & Heritage Annual Lecture, Library of Birmingham

2014

”I attack this work of art deliberately!’ Bertha Ryland and the slashing of Master Thornhill’, Library of Birmingham lunchtime lecture

‘Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes’, The Suffragette Legacy, People’s History Museum, Manchester

2013

‘Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes’, Women’s Histories: The Local and the Global, International Federation for Research in Women’s History & Women’s History Network, Sheffield Hallam University

Round table discussion, ‘Material Geopolitics: The Great Game by War Boutique’, New Geographical Frontiers, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, London

2012

”The language of sign is the language of nature’: an exploration into the archive of Birmingham’s Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf’, Disability and the Victorians, Leeds Trinity University College

‘Dinosaurs, Knights and Riots: The Birmingham Pageant of 1938’, Birmingham Central Library lunchtime talk

2011

‘The power of composition: a prehistory of art therapy’, British Association for Victorian Studies, University of Birmingham

Publications

Articles

‘Beyond geopower: earthly and anthropic geopolitics in The Great Game by War Boutique’ (co-authored with Alan Ingram & Isla Forsyth), Cultural Geographies, January 2016

Edited collections

‘Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes’, Suffragette Legacy, eds., Camilla Mork Rostovik and Ella Louise Sutherland ( Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015)

”One universal family’: John George Wood, Charles Darwin and the visual re-ordering of nature’, Science in the Nursery: The Popularisation of Science in Britain and France, 1761-1901, ed., Laurence Talaraich-Vielmas (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)

”What is meant by this system?’ Charles Darwin and the visual re-ordering of nature’, Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts exhibition catalogue, eds., Diana Donald and Jane Munro (Yale University Press, 2009)

Exhibition guides

Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic responses to conflict, peace & reconciliation (Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, 2013)

‘The field calls me to labour’: watercolours of nineteenth-century rural Britain by Robert Hills (1769-1844) and his contemporaries (Fitzwilliam Museum, 2008)

Exhibition reviews

The Poetry of Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Designs, Studies & Watercolours, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Journal of Victorian Culture, 2011

The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy, The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, The Burlington Magazine, December 2010

J. W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Journal of Victorian Culture, 2010

Online exhibitions

Children’s Lives, www.connectinghistories.org.uk/childrenslives

‘Birmingham Pageant’ and ‘Gwen Lally’, www.connectinghistories.org.uk

Blog

www.birminghamsuffragettes.wordpress.com

www.birminghamchildrenslives.wordpress.com

PhD

‘The Nature of the Beast: depictions of the exotic animal in nineteenth-century British visual culture’, University of Aberdeen, 2006

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