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Professor Rosemary O'Day Englander

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Profile summary

  • Emeritus Professor
  • School of Hist, Rel St, Soc, SP&C
  • History

Professional biography

Professor O'Day is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate in History. She was awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship (2011-13) to work on a monograph about early modern English elite families. She was co-Director of the Charles Booth Centre and is currently consultant to the Charles Booth Archive Online project (University of London). Rosemary was educated at the Orme Girls' School in Staffordshire, at the University of York and at King's College, University of London. Before joining the Open University in 1975 she was a research fellow and then a lecturer at Birmingham University. She has held long-term fellowships and visiting appointments at universities and libraries in the United States, France and Germany. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Within history Rosemary's interests range from social and religious history in early modern Britain, Europe and the USA to late nineteenth-century British social and urban history. She has recently published two books on women's lives in the early modern period: Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies, Longman, 2007 and Cassandra Brydges (1670-1735) First Duchess of Chandos: Life and Letters Boydell and Brewer, 2007. Her current work focuses on a monograph study of the Temple family in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuires. This is provisionally entitled : ‘Hester Temple and her Dysfunctional Family: The Temples of Stowe and Burton Dassett, c.1565-1656’  A volume of essays The Wider Family in Early Modern Britain: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, Sisters and Brothers is also in progress. In March 2008 she presented a paper on 'Matchmaking and Moneymaking: Family Financial Affairs' at the Mid Atlantic Conference on British Studies at Baltimore and in September 2008 she gave a keynote speech on 'The Universities and the Professions' at the Conference commemorating 800 Years of the University of Cambridge. In Spring 2010 she chaired a panel at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies at Puget Sound. In March 2013 she delivered a paper to the Mid Atlantic Conference on British Studies at Lehman College, New York. An updated and expanded version of this paper was delivered at the Huntington Library in June 2013. The topic was ‘Hester and Thomas Temple, their partnership: If two ride a horse, one must needs ride behind.’  She will deliver a paper to the Buckinghamshire branch of the Historical Association in December 2013.

Outside of academic life Rosemary loves reading, painting, studying wildlife, going to the theatre and cinema and travelling the globe. She is widowed and has three boys and, as a result, not much time, energy or money to do any of these!

Research interests

 

Articles on 'Cassandra Willoughby as Historian'; 'Hester Temple's reading of subordination';
Katharine Buildings, Smithfield
a volume of essays The Wider Family in Early Modern Britain: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, Sisters and Brothers
A monograph provisionally entitled: ‘Hester Temple and her Dysfunctional Family: The Temples of Stowe and Burton Dassett, c.1565-1656’

Selected Publications:

The English Clergy, Leicester University Press, 1979

Education and Society in Early Modern England, Longmans, 1982

The Debate About the English Reformation, Methuen, 1986

Mr Charles Booth's Inquiry, Hambledon,1993 [with her husband Dr. David Englander]

Retrieved Riches: The History of Social Investigation in Britain, Scolar Press, 1995 [again with Dr. David Englander]

The Family and Family Relationships in England, France and the USA, Macmillan, 1995

The Professions in Early Modern England: Servants of the Commonweal, Longman, 2000

Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies, Longman, 2007

Cassandra Brydges (1670-1735) First Duchess of Chandos: Life and Letters Boydell and Brewer, 2007

Selections from the Work of Henry Mayhew, Wordsworth Books (with an introduction by Rosemary O'Day and David Englander), 2008.

'Family Galleries: Women and Art in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries' in Huntington Library Quarterly, Autumn 2008.

Routledge Companion to the Tudor Age, Routledge, 2009

‘Matchmaking and moneymaking in a patronage society: the first duke and duchess of Chandos c.1712-35’, in Economic History Review, 2012

Forthcoming publications

The Debate on the English Reformation, Manchester

Teaching interests

Recent

AA303 Understanding Comparative History: Britain and America
A427 Charles Booth and Social Investigation in Britain, 1870-1914
A433 The Professions in Early Modern England
AA820 MA in History: Foundation course
A824 MA in History: Social Problems, Social Thought and Social Action in Urban Britain
Y180 Making Sense of the Arts

Current

Y031 Arts and languages Access Module

Publications

Family Galleries: Women and Art in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (2008)
O'Day, Rosemary
Huntington Library Quarterly, 71(2) (pp. 323-349)
Social change in the history of education: perspectives on the emergence of learned professions in England, c.1500-1800 (2007-07-07)
O'Day, Rosemary
History of Education, 36(4/5) (pp. 409-428)
The letter book of Bishop Thomas Bentham 1560-1561 (1979-07)
O'Day, Rosemary and Berlatsky, Joel
Camden Fourth Series, 22, (pp. 113-238)
Cassandra Brydges (1670-1735), First Duchess of Chandos: Life and Letters (2007-11-22)
O'Day, Rosemary
ISBN : 9781843833420 | Publisher : Boydell Press | Published : Woodbridge, UK
Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies: Patriarchy, partnership and patronage (2007-07)
O'Day, Rosemary
Themes in Social History
ISBN : 9780582294639 | Publisher : Pearson/Longman | Published : London, UK
The professions in Early Modern England, 1450-1800: servants of the commonweal (2000-11-22)
O'Day, Rosemary
Themes In British Social History
ISBN : 582292646 | Publisher : Longman / Pearson Education | Published : London
The Professions in Early Modern Britain 1500-1750, Servants of the Commonwealth (2000-11)
O'Day, Rosemary
Themes in British Social History
ISBN : 582292646 | Publisher : Longman | Published : Harlow
The Longman Companion to the Tudor Age (1995)
O'Day, Rosemary
Longman companions to history
ISBN : 582067251 | Publisher : Longman | Published : London
Universities and Professions in the Early Modern Period (2009-11)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Cunningham, Peter; Oosthuizen, Susan and Taylor, Richard eds. Beyond the Lecture Hall Universities and community engagement from the middle ages to the present day (pp. 79-102)
ISBN : 978-0-9560861-2-9 | Publisher : University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and Institute of Continuing Education | Published : Cambridge
Caring or controlling? The East End of London in the 1880s and 1890s (2004-08)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Emsley, Clive; Johnson, Eric and Spierenburg, Pieter eds. Social control in Europe: Volume 2, 1800-2000 (pp. 149-166)
ISBN : 814209696 | Publisher : Ohio State University Press | Published : Columbus, Ohio, USA
John Lingard: historians and contemporary politics 1780-1850 (2004)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Phillips, Peter ed. Lingard remembered: essays to mark the sesquicentenary of John Lingard's death. Monograph Series (6) (pp. 82-104)
ISBN : 902832212 | Publisher : Catholic Record Society | Published : London, UK
Tudor and Stuart women: their family lives through their letters (2001-08)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Daybell, James ed. Early modern women's letter writing 1450-1700. Early Modern literature in history (pp. 127-142)
ISBN : 333945794 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London, UK
Women and 19th century education (2000)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Bellamy, Joan ed. Women, scholarship and criticism : gender and knowledge c.1750-1900 (pp. 91-109)
ISBN : 719057191 | Publisher : Manchester University Press | Published : Manchester
A bishop, a patron and some preachers; a problem of presentation (1999-07-28)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Wood, Diana ed. Life and Thought in the Northern Church c. 1100-c 1700 (pp. 421-434)
ISBN : 952973324 | Publisher : Boydell & Brewer | Published : Woodbridge
Police and social inquiry in late-Victorian London (1997)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Steele, Jess ed. The Streets of London: the Booth Notebooks. South East
ISBN : 1898536317 | Publisher : Deptford Forum | Published : London
An educated society (1996)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Morrill, John ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain (pp. 119-138)
ISBN : 019820325X | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
Women and social investigation: Clara Collet and Beatrice Potter (1995)
O'Day, Rosemary
In: Englander, David and O'Day, Rosemary eds. Retrieved Riches: Social Investigation in Britain 1840-1914 (pp. 165-200)
ISBN : 1859281184 | Publisher : Scolar Press | Published : Aldershot
Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600: An Anthology of Sources (1990-02-01)
Englander, David; Norman, Diana; O'Day, Rosemary and Owens, William eds.
ISBN : 063116989X | Publisher : John Wiley and Sons Ltd | Published : Oxford, U.K.

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