BECC Spring Programme 2024

Thursday 1 February, 5-6.30pm, Arts 224 (Danford Room) Matthew McCormack (Northampton), “Shoes from Northampton, Buckles from Birmingham, and Men from the Long Eighteenth Century“ This event is sponsored by the Centre for Midlands History and Cultures . Wednesday 14 February, 1-3pm, Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre (C-Block) Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (University of Southern California), “The Age … Continue reading “BECC Spring Programme 2024”

Magical Source: Lord Grantham’s Coach

This post was contributed by Ben Jackson, here at the University Birmingham. It is part of our Magical Source series, in which historians from Birmingham and Warwick discuss the sources that reshaped their thinking on a topic. The first entry, by Karen Harvey, was about Mary Toft’s Confessions. The second, by Charles Walton, was about … Continue reading “Magical Source: Lord Grantham’s Coach”

Giving Birth in Eighteenth-Century England: Cathy McClive’s Review

Reading Giving Birth in Eighteenth-Century England is a rich immersive, sensory, and visceral experience. Sarah Fox’s rigorously-researched exploration of the physicality, materiality, and communities involved in the processes and emotions surrounding late pregnancy, childbirth, and lying-in is a model of how to approach the history of embodiment and the work of birthing.