Research is Fun: new insights in Quaker studies

15 October 2022 - 15 October 2022
10:00 - 16:30

Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, CB5 8BA



Research is Fun

Researchers are continually learning new things about the Quaker past. This day will introduce you to two exciting new areas of scholarship as well as offering an insight into the PhD process and how Woodbrooke helps create a unique research community.

Erica Canela will speak about the power of the individual experience of early Friends in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Isabella Rosner will give an illustrated talk about her PhD, currently entitled ‘Women Professing Godliness with Good Works: Quaker Women’s Decorative Arts Before Ackworth and Westtown, 1650-1779’. This focuses on seventeenth-century London needlework and eighteenth-century Philadelphia wax and shellwork, all of which was made by female members of the Quaker elite. This project seeks to understand why the art of Quaker women was so decorative and contrasted so greatly with the Quaker tenet of plainness before approximately 1800.

The day is structured around the two main presentations and a shorter one about ‘the romance and reality of doing a PhD’ from Ben Pink Dandelion. Each talk will give time for discussion and there will be additional time to talk over the lunch and tea breaks.

This course is in-person only at Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, CB5 8BA. Lunch is provided.

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Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. The venue is wheelchair accessible and the meeting room has an induction loop for those with a hearing impairment.

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