Alicia Marchant

Alicia Marchant is an Honorary Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) at The University of Western Australia (UWA). She currently works at the State Library and Archive Service of Tasmania as an Archivist and Library Technician. Alicia has previously worked as a historian and Heritage Consultant for Creative Latitude, working as part of a team to produce the Heathcote Interpretation Plan (Western Australia). Between 2016 and 2017 she was the Project Officer (Heritage) for the CHE 'Rivers of Emotion' project, and the recipient of a CHE Project-to-Publication Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Medieval and Early Modern History at UWA in 2012. Her current research focuses on the history of emotions, heritage, materiality and dark tourism. Alicia is the co-convenor of the ‘Affect, Performance and Immersion in Cultural Heritage’ Research Cluster, and was an Associate Investigator with CHE in 2013, 2014 and 2016. She has published widely, and her edited collection, Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land, will appear with Routledge in 2019.

Contact

alicia.marchant@uwa.edu.au

Current Research

Emotions in Later Medieval English Chronicles

Emotions and Heritage

Antiquaries and Emotions in late Medieval and Early Modern Britain

Fear and the Historical Past: Emotion, Temporality and Ghost Tours

Affect, Performance and Immersion in Cultural Heritage Research Cluster

Rivers of Emotion

Research Interests

The history of emotions; affective materiality; narratives of death and execution; Port Arthur; performativity; the history of heritage; antiquarianism; materiality; ruins and absent materiality; critical heritage; Cultural tourism; dark tourism; Colonial Studies; Tasmanian history; rebellion; concepts of place; Medieval and early modern England, Wales and Scotland; Historiography; chronicles; narrative theory; The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr.

Publications

Monograph

Marchant, A. The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles. York Medieval Press (Boydell and Brewer), 2014. pp.290. ISBN 9781903153550.

Edited Collection

Marchant, A., ed. Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land. London: Routledge, Routledge Studies in Heritage Series, 2019.

Journal Special Issue

Marchant, A. and J.-H. Nancarrow, eds. ‘Practice, Performance, and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Cultural Heritage’, special issue, Parergon 36.2 (forthcoming Nov 2019).

Book Chapters

Marchant, A. ‘Mapping an Archive of Emotions: Place, Memory and the Affective Histories of Perth’s Riverscape’. In International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, edited by H. Lewi, W. Smith, D. vom Lehn and S. Cooke. London: Routledge, forthcoming Nov 2019.

Marchant, A. ‘John Hardyng’s Scotland: Heritage and Emotions in Fifteenth-Century Contexts’. In Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land, edited by A. Marchant. London: Routledge Studies in Heritage Series, 2019.

Marchant, A. ‘Historicising Heritage and Emotions’. In Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land, edited by A. Marchant. Routledge Studies in Heritage Series, 2019.

Marchant, A. ‘Romancing the Stone: (E)motion and the Affective History of the Stone of  Scone’. In Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions Through History, edited by S. Downes, S. Holloway and S. Randles, pp. 192–208. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Marchant, A. ‘Owain Glyn Dwr'. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, edited by S. Echard and R. Rouse. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘A Landscape of Ruins: Decay and Emotion in Late Medieval and Early Modern Antiquarian Narratives’. In Gender, Emotions, Order and Disorder in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, edited by S. Broomhall, pp.109–25. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4724-5327-3.

Marchant, A. ‘Maps’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 127‒32.  London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘Antiquarianism’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 254‒57. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘Battlefields’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 235‒38. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘“Adam, you are in a Labyrinth”: The First-Person Voice as The Nexus Between Body and Spirit in the Chronicle of Adam Usk’.  In Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment, edited by D. Kambaskovic-Sawers, pp. 47‒68. Dordrecht: Springer (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind Volume 15), 2014. ISBN 9789401790710.

Marchant, A. ‘A narrative approach to chronicles’. In Owain Glyndŵr: A Casebook, edited by M. Livingston and J. K. Bollard, pp. 551‒65. University of Liverpool Press (Exeter Imprint), 2013. ISBN 9780859898843.

Marchant, A. ‘Cosmos and History: Shakespeare’s Representation of Nature and Rebellion in Henry IV Part One'. In Renaissance Drama and Poetry in Context: Essays for Christopher Wortham, edited by A. Lynch and A. Scott, pp. 41‒61. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2008.  ISBN 9781847186102.

Journal Articles

Marchant, A. and J.-H. Nancarrow ‘Introduction: Practice, Performance and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Cultural Heritage’. Parergon 36.2 (2019). In preparation.

Marchant, A. ‘Narratives of Death and Emotional Affect in Late Medieval Chronicles’. Parergon 31.2 Spring (2014).

Marchant, A. ‘“In Loco Amoenissimo”:Fifteenth Century St Albans and the role of Place in Thomas Walsingham’s Description of Wales’. Place: an Interdisciplinary e-journal 2 (April 2008):1‒18.

Other Writing

Marchant, Alicia, ‘Digital Humanities and the History of Emotions’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 17 August 2018. (1706 words)

Turk, C. and A. Marchant. ‘“A Space of Wonderment and Love”: Emotional Engagements with the Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro Beelier/the Swan and Canning Rivers’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 2 June 2017 (2,100 words)

Marchant, A. ‘“Some Stories Last More than a Lifetime”:  Emotions, Temporality and the Ghost Tours of Port Arthur, Tasmania’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 28 October 2016 (2,065 words).

Marchant, A. ‘"Three cheers to the old apple tree!": Affective Performances of Heritage in a Tasmanian Apple Orchard’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 11 August 2016 (2,200 words).

Marchant, A. and P. Edmonds. ‘The Aesthetic of Dark Mofo: Emotion, Darkness and the Tasmanian Gothic’, Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 24 July 2015.

Edmonds, P. and A. Marchant. ‘ “Say Sorry You Bastard!”: Postcolonial Shame, Reconciliation and National Sorry Day’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 25 May 2015. (2000 words)

Marchant, A. ‘The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles’. Medieval Herald XX, November (2014).

Marchant, A. ‘Consuming Provence: The Place of Gastronomy in Provençal Tourism and Culture’. Place: an Interdisciplinary e-journal 3 (2009): 1‒13.

‘The Stirling Jug’ as part of the 'Stories of Emotions and Scottish Objects' project, with Professor Susan Broomhall, and the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland.

Translations

Extracts from six Latin chronicles published in Owain Glyndŵr: A Casebook, Michael Livingston and John K. Bollard, gen. eds, University of Liverpool Press (Exeter Imprint), 2013; ISBN 9780859898843. Translations of Continuatio Eulogii (pp.176‒81; notes pp.382‒83); Historia Vitae et Regni Ricardi Secundi (pp.74‒81; notes 320‒21); Dieulacres Chronicle (pp.96-99; notes 334‒35); John Capgrave’s Liber de Illustribus Henricis (pp.204‒05; notes pp.389‒90); John Rous’s Historia Regum Angliae (pp.214‒15; notes pp.394‒95); Polydore Vergil’s Historia Anglica (pp.230‒33; notes 412).

Reviews

Marchant, A. Review of Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, ed. Historiography in the Middle Ages, Brill, Leiden (Netherlands), 2003. Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies 11 (2005).

Marchant, A. Review of Ieuan M. Williams, ed. The Chronica Walliae of Humphrey Llwyd, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2001. Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies 10 (2004).

Public Lectures

Alicia Marchant: Romancing the Stone: the Affective History of the Stone of Scone’. History and Classics Seminar Series, The University of Tasmania (Hobart), 22 July 2016.

Public Lecture: ‘Fear and the Historical Past: Emotion, Temporality and the Ghost Tours of Port Arthur’, Port Arthur Historic Site Public Lecture Series, Port Arthur, Tasmania, 26 November 2015.

Selected Presentations

Seminar Presentation: ‘The John Hardyng’s Scotland: Landscape, Heritage and Authenticity in the Fifteenth Century’ Makers of Authenticity Seminar Series, Macquarie University (New South Wales), October 2018. Invited.

Conference Paper: ‘Transplanting the Wassail: Apples, Heritage and Environmental Anxieties’, Third International Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions ‘The Future of Emotions/Conversations Without Borders’, The University of Western Australia, 14–15 June 2018.