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Leonie Hannan is a social and cultural historian working on intellectual life in the long eighteenth century, with a focus on themes of gender, material culture and domestic space. Her second monograph for Manchester University Press: A Culture of Curiosity: Scientific Enquiry in the Eighteenth-Century Home is forthcoming alongside an edited volume for Routledge (with Olwen Purdue) on Dealing with Difficult Pasts: the Public History of Ireland.
Leonie'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, the resulting monograph, Women of Letters: Gender, Writing and the Life of the Mind in Early Modern England was published in 2016.
Leonie works collaboratively with scholars from other disciplines and through these partnerships is working on projects concerned variously with ageing, cultures of care and practices of material attention. She also publishes on pedagogy, specifically relating to the role of heritage objects and spaces in adult learning. Leonie's collaborations have also led to a number of books: History through Material Culture (with Sarah Longair); Gender and Material Culture in Britain since 1500 (with Hannah Greig and Jane Hamlett); The Changing Arts of Communication in the Eighteenth Century (with Penelope Corfield); and Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education (with Helen J. Chatterjee).
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 currently on the Advisory Boards for the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies and the Northern Irish Museums Council.
Leonie Hannan is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Steering Committee for the Centre for Public History at Queen's University. She is on the Executive Board of the international research group Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing. She is the Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies and Co-Lead of the Science and Culture Research Group at Queen's University. Leonie is also part of the 100 Hours research group which experiments with methodologies for material culture research.
Leonie is very happy to be approached as a PhD supervisor on topics relating to the areas of enquiry outlined above.
social and cultural history, gender and material culture
histories of home
histories of intellectual life
heritage collections and adult learning
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Artifacts: How We Think and Write about Found Objects by Crystal B. Lake. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. 272pp. $34.95. ISBN 978-1421436500. Review by Leonie Hannan, Queen’s University, BelfastHannan, L., 12 Jun 2021, In: Eighteenth Century Fiction. 33, 4, p. 587–589 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Purdue, O. & Hannan, L., 2021, (Accepted) Routledge. 260 p. (Global Perspectives on Public History)
Research output: Book/Report › Book
“To write my autobiography and get myself in focus genetically”: G. Stanley Hall’s Senescence (1922)Carney, G. & Hannan, L., 12 May 2021, In: Age, Culture, Humanities: an interdisciplinary journal. 5, 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile31 Downloads (Pure)
Hannan, L., 2020, (Accepted) Manchester: Manchester University Press. 240 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Hannan, L., Carney, G., Devine, P. & Hodge, G., 20 Nov 2020, Women and Ageing: Private Meaning, Social Lives. O'Neill, M. & Schrage-Früh, M. (eds.). Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Hannan, Leonie (Recipient), 01 Jul 2014
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Leonie Hannan (Advisor)08 Sep 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Leonie Hannan (Advisor)01 Jul 2022 → 30 Jun 2025
Activity: Consultancy types › Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
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Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities