Zoe Jackson

PhD Student in Early Modern History

I am a PhD student in early modern history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. My doctoral research, supervised by Professor Alexandra Walsham, explores how people understood the relationship between memory and witness perjury in the law courts of later seventeenth-century England. My research is funded by a Gonville/Bauer Studentship and I am an Honorary Cambridge Trust Scholar. After graduating from Cornell University (New York, USA) with a BA in History in 2016, I worked as the editorial assistant at the American Historical Association. From 2019 to 2020, I pursued an MPhil in Early Modern History, also at Caius, with a project titled, ‘Female Testimony and Political Memory in East Anglia, 1660-1685’.

I served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Doing History in Public for the academic year 2020-2021. I am also a co-founder and co-convenor of the Cambridge History of Memory and Emotions Workshop. 

Early modern British history, memory, gender history, social history, legal history, political history

(Virtual) ‘Female Testimony, Economic Responsibility, and Political Memory in East Anglia, 1660–1685’ at the Female Experience in Early Modern England Symposium, University of Auckland, 6 November 2020.


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