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Selected recent publications by WSG members:


Alannah Tomkins, ‘Poor-law institutions through working-class eyes: autobiography, emotion, and family context, 1834-1914’, Journal of British Studies, 60:2, (2021).

Alannah Tomkins, and C. Dobbing, ‘Sexual abuse by superintending staff in the nineteenth-century lunatic asylum: medical practice, complaint, and risk’, History of Psychiatry, 32:1, (2021).


Arlene Leis and Kacie L. Wills(ed.), Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020).

Charlotte MacKenzie, Women writers and Georgian Cornwall, (December 2020).

Charlotte MacKenzie, Cornwall Family History Society, (September 2020).

Alannah Tomkins, ‘Waterloo, Brussels, and developments in humanitarian nursing’, UK Association for the History of Nursing Bulletin, 8 (2020).

Alannah Tomkins, and C. Coleborne, ‘Professional migration, occupational challenge, and mental health: medical practitioners in New Zealand 1850s-1890s’, Journal for the Society History of Medicine, [online: awaiting hard-copy publication], (2020).


Susan Civale, Romantic Women’s Life Writing: Reputation and Afterlife (Manchester University Press)

Charlotte MacKenzie, ‘Cornwall and Peterloo’, Cornish Story, (October 2019), Available from:

Sarah Murden and Joanne Major, All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century (Pen and Sword) 
Alannah Tomkins, ‘Chelsea Hospital Nurses 1703-1820’, UK Association for the History of Nursing Bulletin, 7 (2019).

Alexis Wolf, ‘The “Original” Journals of Katherine Wilmot: Women’s Travel Writing in the Salon of Helen Maria Williams’, European Romantic Review, 30, 5/6, 2019.


Octavia Cox, “The Lady’s Poetical Magazine [1781-82] and the Fashioning of Women’s Literary Space”, Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s, eds. Jennie Batchelor and Manushag Powell (Edinburgh University Press)

Brenda Hosington, ‘”How we ovght to knowe God”: Princess Elizabeth’s Presentation of Jean Calvin’s Institution de la religion Chrestienne’, in Booldly Bot Meekly: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages in Honour of Roger Ellis, eds Catherine Batt and René Tixier (Brepols)

Brenda Hosington, “The Princess Elizabeth as Neo-Latin Correspondent and Translator”, in Elizabeth I in Writing: Language, Learning and Power, ed. Donatella Montini and Iolanda Plescia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 11-36.

Madeleine Pelling, ‘Collecting the World: Female Friendship and Domestic Craft at Bulstrode Park’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, Special Issue: Women and Education in the Long Eighteenth Century, Women’s History Spring 2018


Brenda Hosington, “Collaboration, Authorship, and Gender in the Paratexts Accompanying Translations by Susan Du Verger and Judith Man”, in Gender, Authorship, and Early Modern Women’s Collaboration, ed. Patricia Pender and Alexandra Day (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 95-124.

Charlotte-Rose Millar, Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England (Routledge)

Sarah Murden and Joanne Major, A Georgian Heroine: the Intriguing Life of Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs (Pen and Sword)

Peter Radford, ‘Was the long eighteenth century a gold age for women in sport? The cases of Mme Brunel and Alicia Thornton’, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 12

Alannah Tomkins, Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation 1780-1890, (Manchester University Press, 2017).

Ros Ballaster, ‘Introduction’ with Ruth Perry, and co-editor, Special Issue: Festschrift for Janet Todd: A Life in Feminist Scholarship, Women’s Writing 23:3 (2016)

Sarah Duncan and Valerie Schutte (eds), The Birth of a Queen: Essays on the Quincentary of Mary I (Palgrave Macmillan)

Mascha Hansen, ‘Figs and Fame: Envisioning the Future in Women’s Poetry’, in Voice and Context in Eighteenth-Century Verse: Order in Variety, eds Allan Ingram and Joanna Fowler (Palgrave Macmillan)

Julie Peakman, Amatory Pleasures: Explorations in Eighteenth-Century Sexual Culture (Bloomsbury)

Felicity Roberts, ‘”Idleness Never Grew in my Soil”: Mary Delany’s flower collages, gender and the moral authority of ‘nature’ in eighteenth-century England’, in Materialising Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe, eds Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel (Routledge)

Alannah Tomkins, ‘Case notes and madness’, in M. Jackson (ed.) Routledge History of Disease (London: Routledge, 2016)

Emma Whipday, Shakespeare’s Sister (Samuel French)

Margarette Lincoln, ‘Emma Hamilton, war and the depiction of femininity in the late eighteenth century’, Journal for Maritime Research 17

Julie Peakman, Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore (Quercus)

Sara Read, Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives 1540-1740 (Pen & Sword)

Valerie Schutte, Mary I and the Art of Book Dedications (Palgrave Macmillan)

Alannah Tomkins, ‘Poverty, Kinship Support, and the Case of Ellen Parker, 1818-1827’, in P. Jones and S. King (eds), Obligation, Entitlement and Dispute under the English Poor Laws (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2015): pp.529-46.

Emma Whipday, ‘”Marrow Prying Neighbours”: Staging Domestic Space and Neighbourhood Surveillance in Arden of Faversham’, Cahiers Élisabéthains 88

Gillian Williamson, British Masculinity in the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1731-1815 (Palgrave Macmillan)

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read and Anna Ziomek (eds), Flesh and Spirit: an Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Women’s Writing (Manchester University Press)
Kerri Andrews (ed.), Collected Works of Ann Yearsley (3 vols, Pickering & Chatto)

Lois Chaber (ed.), vol 2: Barbara Hofland’s The Young Pilgrim, Women’s Travel Writings in North Africa and the Middle East, Part I (3 vols, Pickering & Chatto)

Marion Durnin (ed.), Sketches of Irish Character by Anna Maria Hall (Pickering & Chatto)

Margaret Yoon (ed.), The Citizen by Ann Gomersall (Pickering & Chatto)

Wanda Wyporska, Witchcraft in early modern Poland 1500-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan)