Dr Stephanie Emma Brown
Stephanie is a historian of crime and criminal justice. She is interested in legal and social conceptions of violence, the socio-economic backgrounds of criminals and victims, and the construction of criminality.
The history of crime and punishment (1200-1900).
The 'crisis' of the fourteenth century (Famine, Black Death, Peasants Revolt)
Local and family history; Heritage and public history
English and Welsh history
Happy to supervise Papers 3, 8, and 9.
Can also supervise for the lecture on 'Crime' in Paper 10.
Able to lecture or lead seminars for HAP.
2020 - ‘Twittering Historians: On Active Duty in the Rapid Reaction Force’, Public and Popular History Seminar, Cambridge.
2019 - 'Law and Disorder during the Black Death, England 1340-1360' at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds.
2018 – 'The only consolation is that the criminal is not a Welshman: The foreign-born men hanged in Wales, 1848-1900' at the ‘1868 A CIVILIZING MOMENT?’ Conference, Newcastle.
2017 – ''Legitimate Rape': A Re-evaluation of Raptus Legislation in thirteenth-century England' at the ‘Tradition and Innovation in Historical Perspective’ Conference, CEU, Budapest.
Member of The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (CAMPOP)
Founder and co-convenor of the Legal and Social History Workshop
Coordinator of History for Schools
Project Lead for Open History
Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society
Member of the Economic History Society and the Social History Society
Member of History Lab, Institute of Historical Research's network for postgraduate students
Committee Member for Crime and Punishment Network
Editor of Doing History in Public (2019-2020) and of the Social History Society's Community Exchange.
Member of the London Society for Medieval Studies.
Tags & Themes
CAMPOP Room 3.5, History Faculty, West Road, University of Cambridge