Teaching Fellow in Object-Based Learning
UCL Museums & Collections
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
+44 (0)20 7679 3657
Leonie Hannan read Modern History at Pembroke College, Oxford and studied for her Masters in ‘Material Culture: European Society, c.1350-1750’ at Royal Holloway, University of London. She completed her PhD in 2009 at the history department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Leonie is an experienced archival historian with a particular interest in women’s letter-writing in the period c.1650-1850. Leonie has worked extensively in museums and heritage and has a strong commitment to making history accessible to wider audiences. As Teaching Fellow in Object Based Learning, Leonie has been able to marry her interests in museum collections and teaching and learning in a higher education context.
- Gender, intellectual life and the materiality of epistolary culture in the long eighteenth century.
- The value of object based learning in universities and other education settings.
- The creation and use of digital research archives and their impact on the future of research in the humanities and social sciences.
I am currently completing a monograph entitled: Interior Lives: Letter-Writing and the Life of the Mind for Women in England, c.1650-1750.
L Hannan, 'Women, Letter-Writing and the Life of the Mind in England, c.1650-1750', Literature & History, 22 (forthcoming 2013), pp. 1-33.
L. Hannan, ‘Making Space: English Women, Letter-Writing and the Life of the Mind, c.1650-1750’, Women’s History Review, 21:4 (2012), pp. 589-604.
L. Hannan, Review: Women in American History to 1880: A Documentary Reader, edited by Carol Faulkner, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Sept., 2012), pp. 458-9.
L. Hannan, ‘Whose Body Now? The Many Lives of a Museum Medical Collection’, in S. Jandl and M. Gold (eds), Academic Museums: Exhibitions and Education (Edinburgh, 2012), pp. 376-401.
L. Hannan, R. Duhs, and H.J. Chatterjee, ‘Object Based Learning: A Powerful Pedagogy for Higher Education’, in A. Boddington, J. Boys, C. Speight (eds) Museums and Higher Education: learning at the interface (Ashgate: Farnham, forthcoming), pp. 1-10.
Recent Conference & Seminar Papers
|2012||‘Studying the Materiality of Women’s Letter Writing in the ‘Digital Era’’, Writing Materials: women of letters from Enlightenment to modernity Conference, Kings College London and the V&A Museum|
|2012||‘Learning across the Lifecycle: an eighteenth-century case study of female intellectual life’ - Social History Society Conference, University of Sussex|
|2011||‘A Desire for Learning: Reason and Emotion in English Women’s Letter-Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century’ BSECS Annual Conference. Winner of the President’s Prize (for originality, rigour and presentation)|
|2010||‘Letter-Writing and the Transmission of Female Intellectual Identities in England, c.1650-1750’ – Engendering Gender, University of Exeter|
|2010||‘The Role of the Home in Shaping Adult Women’s Educational Experiences in England, c.1650-1750’ – Social History Society Conference, Glasgow|
|2010||‘Interior Lives: the Eighteenth-Century Home as a Site for Female Intellectual Thought’ - British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference speaking on a panel with Dr S. Whyman and Dr H. French|
||‘Domestic Imaginings: the Mental and Physical Spaces of Women’s Letter-Writing, 1650-1750’ - Women’s History Network Annual Conference, Women, Gender and Political Spaces: Historical Perspectives|
|2009||‘Real and imagined space: women, letter writing and the life of the mind in England, c.1650-1750’ - British History in the Long Eighteenth Century Seminar, Institute of Historical Research|
|2008||'“Then I gett a little release and run to my deare Book”: Women, Letters and the Life of the Mind in England, 1650-1750’ - Women’s History Seminar, IHR|
Recent Public Engagement Activities
Personal Statements & University Applications – a debate: recorded at Loftus Studios for BBC Radio 4 (to be aired October 2011)
||Two ‘My East End’ Day Workshops, on the house and home in Victorian London and the history of childhood, held at the Geffrye Museum and the Museum of Childhood respectively and organised by Birkbeck, University of London|
||‘Love, Letters and Longing in the Eighteenth Century’: public lecture at the Geffrye Museum for ‘Love Week’|