Dr Erin Peters
Erin Peters is a lecturer in Early Modern History and teaches a range of modules that covers the period c. 1450-1700. With interdisciplinary interests in seventeenth-century cultural history and Memory Studies, Erin’s research focuses on the English Civil Wars and Restoration. Other areas of interest include: Traumatology, Nostalgia, Identity, Print Culture, Disability Studies and Medical Humanities (early modern conceptions and theories of psychological disabilities).
Erin has a Ph.D. in Early Modern English History from the University of Worcester, an M.A. in Cultural Memory from the University of London, and a B.A. in History from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has an article entitled ‘Trauma Narratives of the English Civil War’ forthcoming in the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and also has a forthcoming book chapter entitled ‘The Disabled Nation: The Discourse of Psychological Disability in the Seventeenth-Century’. Her current research project is a study of representations of Civil War-related psychological trauma and its impact on medical and psychological theories between 1642-1681. Additionally, Erin is in the process of preparing her doctoral thesis for publication as a monograph entitled Commemoration and Oblivion: Royalist Print Culture, 1658-1666.
Erin is originally from Toronto, Canada, but has spent time living in South America, Asia, and Europe. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.