It will come as a surprise to my students to learn that, contrary to the rumours, I don’t spend all my free time drinking wine, eating pizza, and binge-watching Mad Men. In between all of that I have been researching and planning my new book which I hope to complete in 2017 and publish with … More Vicky Morrisroe’s New Book!
I have just published an article in the journal Modern Intellectual History, entitled “Sanguinary Amusement”: E.A. Freeman, the Comparative Method and Victorian Theories of Race. This article seeks to revise the conventional portrait of the historian E. A. Freeman (1823–92) as an arch-racist and confident proponent of Aryan superiority. Focusing on the relatively obscure Comparative … More Vicky Morrisroe: Article Published in Modern Intellectual History
With Armistice Day approaching, I thought it was worth drawing attention to a recent update to the University of Gloucestershire’s Archive and Special Collections Website. The ‘Archive Item of the Month‘ discusses a collection of documents deposited by Miss Mayer, the niece of Gertrude Mayer, who was a student at St Mary’s College from 1906-8. … More Remembrance Day and the University of Gloucestershire Archives – Vicky Morrisroe
Students and staff may be interested in the event “Commemorating Chartism” which is being organized by the University of Wales. The event will be held in the town which was the scene of the abortive Newport Rising of 1839, and features many talks, readings from primary documents, and visits related to the Chartist movement. The events … More Vicky Morrisroe -Commemorating Chartism (Autumn 2012)
A couple of interesting “events” in relation to gender history have caught my attention in the last week or so. The first of these was the publication of Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (11 Oct 2012). Rosin argues that women in the twenty first century are displacing men and … More Vicky Morrisroe – The End of Men?