WOMEN WRITERS AND THE PRODUCTION OF BRITISH HISTORY 1763 - 1886

Grant number: DP0771114

Abstract

This project addresses the critical neglect of women who engaged in writing history in Britain during the nineteenth century. It will demonstrate the importance of women writers in the construction of a national identity in Britain and will seek to understand how women engaged with nationalist history-making and used various forms of historical writing to explore their heritage. The social and political issues that occupied women as writers of history remain pertinent today in relation to how societies generate public memory and the nature of the relationship between political exclusion and historical writing.

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