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Leonie Hannan's doctoral research explored the role of letter-writing in women’s engagement with the life of the mind in England in the period c.1650-1750 and argued that the material processes of correspondence affected the traffic of ideas. The research took an inclusive approach in its definition of intellectual activity, which facilitated the examination of diverse forms of self-education, self-development and scholarship. Her current research focuses on the practice of scientific enquiry as it took place in the eighteenth-century home. This study takes the material culture of the home as its starting point and investigates the tools within reach of early modern householders in their search for knowledge. The research therefore treats intellectual work as just one of many household rituals and, by doing so, illuminates new connections between the domestic and the investigative.
Over the last ten years, Leonie has also worked extensively in museums and heritage and built collaborative working relationships between researchers, teachers, curators, museum collections and heritage sites. She is interested in the ways in which museum objects can provoke cross-disciplinary and collaborative interactions for students and researchers alike and has worked with colleagues to investigate the creative potential of such engagements.
Leonie is a member of the 100 Hours Research Group, which brings together twelve early career researchers from a range of arts, humanities and social science disciplines around the study of material culture. See: www.ucl100hours.wordpress.com. She is also a founding member of The Heritage Project at Queen's University Belfast and a member of the organising committee for the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2019 Congress.
social and cultural history, gender and material culture
histories of home
histories of intellectual life
heritage collections and adult learning
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Research output: Book/Report › Anthology
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1754-0208
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-6986
University of Chicago
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.306 SNIP 1.226
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1747-5848
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.124 SNIP 0.1
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1747-583X
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.22 SNIP 0.57
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Festival/Exhibition
Activity: Conference participation › Participation in conference
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities