Meet Our Keynotes: Prof Joanne Bailey

Our conference features two keynote speakers.  In the first of the ‘Meet Our Keynotes’ posts, we present to you Professor Joanne Bailey of Oxford Brookes University.



Joanne Bailey,
Keynote Speaker

Dr Joanne Bailey is a Reader in History at Oxford Brookes University. She works on the history of the family and marriage in Britain. Her most recent book is Parenting in England c1760-1830: Emotions, Identity and Generation (OUP, 2012) and she has published a series of articles on fatherhood and parenting. She has also authored a monograph on married life in the long eighteenth century: Unquiet Lives: marriage and marriage Breakdown in England 1660-1800 and related articles on marital violence and married women and the law. She is currently working on a history of British manliness 1750-1918. Joanne has appeared on BBC 1 Who Do You Think You Are and on History programmes on BBC 2 and BBC 4 talking about family life in the past.

With the title of ‘Breeding a little stranger’, her keynote speech will pose the question, what can the narratives of pregnancy tell us?


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One thought on “Meet Our Keynotes: Prof Joanne Bailey

  1. Pingback: Meet Our Keynotes: Dr Elaine Farrell | Perceptions of Pregnancy: From Medieval to Modern

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