ECR Takeover

The #MonsterTakeover showcases the research of our postgraduate and early career researchers as we hand over control to our readers.

It is February 2021. Large parts of the globe are in lockdown to try to limit the ravages of the covid-19 pandemic. Conferences and Symposia are postponed and there is still a long road to travel back to ‘normal’. What better moment to give you an alternative way to encounter and engage with cutting edge research on the past, in a digestible format that can fit in around online teaching, caring duties, daily exercise and lying on the floor in a darkened room breathing deeply, etc.

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Below you will find links to posts written by early career scholars (baggily defined as budding historians who do not have a permanent job), showcasing their research and airing views on academic life. If there is an aspect of research that you would like to blog about, then head over to our introductory post for more details. We can’t offer a full scholarly peer review service, but if we like your post and it fits the themes of the blog, we will publish it.

Imogen Knox, The devil will tear me in pieces’: Self-destruction and sympathy in a seventeenth-century witchcraft case.

Scott Eaton, A Poor Hand-Maid’s Tale: Love, Petitioning and Print in Seventeenth-Century England.

Ellen Paterson, A ‘slanderous & scandalous’ petition: the Dyers’ Company and a burdensome petitioning campaign in early Jacobean England.

Graham Moore, The Price of Fish: Formal and Informal Justice in London’s 17th-century Docklands.