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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - social and cultural history, gender, family and material culture - histories of home - histories of intellectual life and/or letter-writing - heritage collections and adult learning

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Research Interests

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 Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Steering Committee for the Centre for Public History at Queen's University and on the Advisory Committee for the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. She is working with Gemma Carney on a collaborative project, Material Objects on the Journey of Life. She is also part of the 100 Hours research group which experiments with methodologies for material culture research.

Leonie is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen's 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.

Research Interests

social and cultural history, gender and material culture

histories of home

histories of intellectual life

heritage collections and adult learning

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Projects 2016 2016

R2317HIS: 'Heritage Connects'

Purdue, O. & Hannan, L.

27/06/2016 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 2008 2019

Open Access
File
Cultural Production
Intellectual Networks
Intellectual Life
Anglo-Saxon
Visible
46 Downloads (Pure)

‘A View from Old Age’: Women’s lives as narrated through objects

Hannan, L., Carney, G., Devine, P. & Hodge, G., 02 Jan 2019, In : Life Writing. 16, 1, p. 51-67 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
old age
possession
gerontology
gender studies
narration
eighteenth century
Ireland
intellectual work
experiment
inhabitant

Prizes

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Leonie Hannan (Recipient), 01 Sep 2012

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Leonie Hannan (Recipient), 01 Jun 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Library Fellowship, Winterthur Library, Delaware, USA

Leonie Hannan (Recipient), 01 Jul 2014

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Material Culture Prize

Leonie Hannan (Recipient), Sep 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Material Culture

President's Prize

Leonie Hannan (Recipient), Jan 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

eighteenth century

Activities 2010 2020

Urban Cultures of the Eighteenth Century

Leonie Hannan (Organiser)
27 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge

Leonie Hannan (Organiser)
12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

cultural and social history (Journal)

Leonie Hannan (Peer reviewer)
26 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Eighteenth Century Now: the state of British history

Leonie Hannan (Invited speaker)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

International Congress on the Enlightenment

Leonie Hannan (Organiser)
15 Jul 201919 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference