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Post Doctoral Research Associate
Hannah Worthen (Wilson) is a historical geographer who specialises in the early modern period as well as the lives and experiences of women. She is particularly enthusiastic about conducting archival research and then working on innovative ways to use these documents to tell stories about the past.
Her PhD thesis examined the lives of war widows during the Civil Wars in England. Her ongoing research looks at the role of petitions in particular as strategies for redress in early modern England as a way to understand more about the lives of women and their relationship to the world around them.
She is currently working with the Risky Cities Project (https://riskycities.hull.ac.uk/) to examine the records of Hull’s medieval and early modern past to learn more about the ways in which people interacted with their watery landscapes, and then communicating that research to people today.
She is currently module leader for the following modules:
Cultural and Historical Geography (500184)
Geographies of Oppression and Resistance (600251)
Supplicants & Guardians: the petitions of Royalist widows during the Civil Wars and Interregnum, 1642-1660
Worthen, H. (2017). Supplicants & Guardians: the petitions of Royalist widows during the Civil Wars and Interregnum, 1642-1660. Women's History Review, 26(4), 528-540. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2016.1148503
Hannah's research interests include: early modern history, gender and women's history, cultural and historical geography, feminist geography, environmental history
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
1 January 2023
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Energy and Environment Institute
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