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'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

Able to supervise Part I History Tripos Paper 3 British Political History, 1050-1509 and Paper 8 'British Economic and Social History 1050-c.1500'.

Also happy to supervise for the lecture on 'Crime' in Paper 9, 'British social and economic history, 1500-1750' and Paper 10 'British Economic and Social History, 1700-1880'.

Seminar leader, ‘Race’, Part II: Historical Argument and Practice

 

Other Teaching:

Crime in the Age of the Black Death for History for Schools (KS3). 

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.

Contact

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Address

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

Email
seb208@cam.ac.uk
Links
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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).