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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. 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.
Leonie is currently supervising Emma McAllister and her project 'Investigating the impact of space and appropriated ritual performance on the understanding of sacred objects' and is happy to supervise research projects in the fields of social and cultural history, eighteenth-century studies, gender history, material culture studies and the history of home.
social and cultural history, gender and material culture
histories of home
histories of intellectual life
heritage collections and adult learning
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Book/Report › Anthology
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1754-0208
Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.148 SNIP 0.853
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-6986
University of Chicago
Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.374 SNIP 1.229
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1747-5848
Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.103 SNIP 0.115
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1747-583X
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.255 SNIP 0.751
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in Festival/Exhibition
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities