Dr Rebecca Emmett
Profiles

Dr Rebecca Emmett

Lecturer in History and Archival Practice

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Rebecca Emmett is a historian of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, specializing in the history of the book, Anglo-Scottish history, and the history of monarchy. Early fascination with the Elizabethan succession question led her to explore Anglo-Scottish succession literature, and led to an interest in why certain types of books are published.

The process of book production is something Rebecca Emmett finds fascinating, and she is lucky to have access to the Print Room at the University, which has a huge collection of hand-presses and type to experiment with. It's certainly harder that it looks!

Rebecca Emmett's work on publishing networks in early modern England has been enhanced through connections to the Early Modern Digital Agenda's seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, and she continues to explore opportunities to identify points of connection in the early modern world.

Early modern modules taught by Rebecca Emmett include the second year module Tudor and Stuart Britain and the third year special subject Elizabeth I: The Failure of a Dynasty? Students undertaking these modules will also have the opportunity to take part in Tudor Dance and courtly movement workshops, a highlight of the year! 

Qualifications

PhD in Humanities (University of Plymouth) 2013
Dissertation: Networks of Print, Patronage and Religion in England and Scotland 1570-1604: The Career of Robert Waldegrave

MPhil in Early Modern History (University of Birmingham) 2010
Dissertation: Anglo-Scottish Succession Tracts in Late Elizabethan England

MA in Modern History (University of St Andrews) 2005/9

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 


Elected member of the Bibliographical Society

Roles on external bodies

Convenor of the Book History Research Network

Teaching interests

History:

Tudor and Stuart Britain
Elizabeth I: Failure of a Dynasty?

Archival Practice:
The Management of Records and Archives
Audiences and Users of Archives and Records
The Business of Archives
Work Placement Module



Research interests

Publishing networks in sixteenth-century Europe

Digital humanities and their application to early modern studies
Archival practice and the archive management
Monarchical uses of, and appearances in, print media
Anglo-Scottish politics and cultural exchange
Politics and early modern drama
The role of stationers in the development of the early modern literary canon

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Emmett RJ 0 'The Publishers and the Principal: The Forgotten Role of the Charteris Family in Early Modern Scotland' Publishing History

Links

http://www.cphc.org.uk/book-history-research-network/