Stephanie Emma Brown

ESRC-funded PhD Candidate
Member of The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
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Stephanie Emma Brown

Stephanie's PhD research assesses the role of identity in the prosecution of interpersonal violence in late medieval Yorkshire, c.1340-85. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr Christopher Briggs. Stephanie has an MPhil in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History and Medieval Studies from Swansea University.

The history of crime and punishment (1200-1900).

The 'crisis' of the fourteenth century (Famine, Black Death, Peasants Revolt)

Socio-legal history

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.

Contact

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Address

CAMPOP Room 3.5, History Faculty, West Road, University of Cambridge

Email
seb208@cam.ac.uk
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Key publications

S. E. Brown ‘The only consolation is that the criminal is not a Welshman: The foreign-born men hanged in Wales, 1840-1900’, in P. Low, H. Rutherford, C. Sandford-Couch, eds. Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain: From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual (Routledge, 2021).