Amanda Capern

Dr Amanda Capern

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Women's History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Summary

Amanda Capern is a specialist in early-modern British and European women's and gender history and is editing The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe.

Her current research focuses on authority, power and emotions, and she is writing a book on family relations, finances and the law courts.

Amanda Capern is Principle Investigator on the Gender, Place and Memory interdisciplinary and inter-faculty research cluster at the University of Hull, running a series of projects on early-modern women's property.

She is co-editor of Gender and History - a Palgrave book series - and welcomes book proposals on any area of gender history.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

- Early Modern People and their Worlds

- Gender, Society and Culture in Early Modern England

Postgraduate

- Themes in Medieval and Early Modern European History

Book Chapter

Mary Hays and the Imagined Female Communities of Early Modern Europe

Capern, A. (2017). Mary Hays and the Imagined Female Communities of Early Modern Europe. In G. L. Walker (Ed.), The Invention of Female Biography, 174-198. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Visions of monarchy and magistracy in women’s political writing, 1640– 80

Capern, A. L. (2018). Visions of monarchy and magistracy in women’s political writing, 1640– 80. In J. Clare (Ed.), From republic to restoration: legacies and departures, 102-123. Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526107510.00012

Rumour and reputation in the early modern English family

Capern, A. L. (2015). Rumour and reputation in the early modern English family. In C. Walker, & H. Kerr (Eds.), 'Fama' and her sisters: Gossip and rumour in Early Modern Europe, 85-113. Brepols. https://doi.org/10.1484/M.EER-EB.4.00081

Emotions, gender expectations and the social role of Chancery, 1550-1650

Capern, A. (2015). Emotions, gender expectations and the social role of Chancery, 1550-1650. In Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, 187-209. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137531162_11

Jane Lead and the tradition of puritan pastoral theology

Capern, A. L. (2016). Jane Lead and the tradition of puritan pastoral theology. In A. Hessayon (Ed.), Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy, 91-117. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-39614-3_5

Postgraduate supervision

Amanda Capern welcomes enquiries about doctoral supervision on any aspect of early-modern British women's history.

Current PhD supervisions

- Elizabeth Rogers (1st supervisor). Women and the World: Explorers from the Home during the Enlightenment in Britain (AHRC, Heritage Consortium Scholarship)

- Alice Whiteoak (1st supervisor). Walking the World: Gender and Place in the Court of Exchequer 1620-1670 (Gender, Place and Memory Interdisciplinary Research Cluster, University of Hull)

- Helen Manning (2nd supervisor). Women, Property and the Law: Mapping Sexual Inequality in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1708-1974 (Gender, Place and Memory Interdisciplinary Research Cluster, University of Hull)

- Stormm Buxton-Hill (2nd supervisor). Early Modern Women's Agency in negotiating Marriage Settlements

- Sarah Shields (2nd supervisor). Maid, Wife and Widow: Women's Lifecycle and Property Ownership in the Long Eighteenth Century (University of Hull Doctoral Scholarship)

- Charlotte Garside (1st supervisor). Women in Chancery: An Analysis of Chancery as a Women's Court of Redress in 17th Century England (AHRC, Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with The National Archives)

- Nicola Kelsall (1st supervisor). The Figure of the Cuckold in Early Modern Political Culture and Social Discourse (University of Hull Doctoral Scholarship)