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Holly Fletcher

Holly Fletcher
Murray Edwards College
Huntingdon Road

Cambridge CB3 0DF


I completed both my History BA (2015) and MPhil in Early Modern History (2017) at Clare College, Cambridge. My MPhil dissertation examined a range of statuettes of elderly women from sixteenth-century Germany, which I used to explore contemporary understandings of age and the ageing process. I am now a PhD candidate, funded by the Cambridge Trust, and am studying conceptions of bodyweight in early modern Germany.

Research Interests

Material culture; fashion and clothing; the history of the body, food and the emotions.

Research Supervision

I am supervised by Professor Ulinka Rublack.


  • Early Modern History