Joanne McEwan is a Research Assistant with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), based at The University of Western Australia. She works on CHE’s on-line History of Emotions Bibliography and ‘Emotions Make History’ podcast series. She is a short-term Project-to-Publications Fellow with the Centre in 2017, working on women’s crime and sympathy in eighteenth-century London, and was an Associate Investigator in 2012. Her AI research examined eighteenth-century infanticide and emotional attachment, and her research interests extend more broadly to gender, crime, households and social networks in Britain, c.1650‒1850. She has previously published on lodging arrangements, attitudes towards domestic violence, and child murder in eighteenth-century London and Scotland. She is the editor (with Pamela Sharpe) of Accommodating Poverty: The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c.1650‒1850 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and (with Philippa Maddern and Anne Scott) Performing Emotions in Early Europe (in progress).
Emotions-Related Research Projects
‘She was Fond of the Other Children’: Emotion and Emotional Attachment in Eighteenth-Century Infanticide Narratives
Women’s Crime and the Changing Role of Sympathy and Support in Eighteenth-Century London