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Katie Barclay

Katie Barclay is a DECRA Fellow in the CHE. After working in a number of UK institutions, she came to the CHE in 2011 to work with David Lemmings and Claire Walker on how the eighteenth-century press formed an ‘emotional public opinion’ around high-profile trials that focused on disruption in the family. Her current DECRA research looks at intimate relationships amongst lower-order Scots between 1660 and 1830, exploring the ways that collective emotion shape individual emotional practices and the implications for the nature of Scottish communities. More broadly, she is interested in gender, the family, and the making of the self.

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Governing Emotions: the Affective Family, the Press and the Law in Eighteenth-century Britain