Dr Rebecca Emmett
Lecturer in History and Archival Practice
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
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!
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Elected member of the Bibliographical Society
Roles on external bodies
Convenor of the Book History Research Network
- Tudor and Stuart Britain
- Elizabeth I: Failure of a Dynasty?
- The Management of Records and Archives
- Audiences and Users of Archives and Records
- The Business of Archives
- Work Placement Module
- 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.
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