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 - Early Modern People and their Worlds - Gender, Society and Culture in Early Modern England Postgraduate - Themes in Medieval and Early Modern European History
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)
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
Eleanor Davies and the New Jerusalem
Capern, A. L. (2014). Eleanor Davies and the New Jerusalem. In J. A. Chappell, & K. A. Kramer (Eds.), Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity, 91-114. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137465672_6