Dr Philip Carter

Contact details

Name:
Dr Philip Carter
Qualifications:
MA, DPhil
Position:
Senior Lecturer in History, Head of IHR Digital
Institute:
Institute of Historical Research
Email address:
philip.carter@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.history.ac.uk/about/philip-carter

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Digital resources, Digitisation, Early Modern, Gender studies, History, Modern History
Research keywords:
Historical biography, National biography, Politeness and social conduct, History of Publishing, Eighteenth-century Britain, History of Technology
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-May-2019 'Enlightenment masculinities: towards embodiment and experience', in Lise Andries and Marc André Bernier eds. 'L’Avenir des Lumières/The Future of Enlightenment' (Hermann, Paris, 2019), 215-32

Chapters

01-Dec-2018 'What is national biography for? Dictionaries and digital history’, in Karen Fox ed., True Biographies of Nations? Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography (ANU Press, 2018), 82-103

Chapters

16-Sep-2018 'The Stephens in St Ives: Leslie, Virginia and the Dictionary of National Biography', Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 59 (2018), 11-24.

Articles

01-Aug-2018 'Oh Pioneers! Women undergraduates and the University of London, 1868-1928', Past and Future, no. 23 (Summer 2018), 10-12

Articles

28-Jun-2018 'Holloway and History: London women undergraduates and their networks, 1900-1910'

Conference papers

conference paper, 'Negotiating Networks: new research on networks in economic and social history', Insititute of Historical Research, June 2018

20-Jun-2018 'From gloom to Bloom: Virginia Woolf in Gordon Square'

Articles

04-May-2018 'History and women in higher education', Times Higher Education podcast

Research aids

14-Apr-2018 'The Stephens in St Ives: Leslie, Virginia and the Dictionary of National Biography'

Conference papers

invited lecture, Virginia Woolf Society annual conference, University of London, April 2018

17-Jan-2018 'The London Nine: remembering Britain's first women students', Times Higher Education

Articles

01-Nov-2017 'History in an extra dimension', Past and Future, 22 (autumn 2017), 16-18

Articles

01-Sep-2017 'Putting your degree to work', BBC History Magazine

Articles

08-Aug-2017 The king of King's Cross: Henry Croft and the Pearly Kings

Papers

01-Aug-2017 Review article, 'Boswell's Enlightenment', Robert Zaretsky, Journal of Modern History, 89/2 (2017), pp. 394-6

Review

15-Nov-2016 ‘Recreating lives with digital resources’

Papers

'New approaches to biography', panel, Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Wolfson College, Oxford, November 2016

01-Aug-2016 ‘Digital future journeys for national biography'

Conference papers

conference paper, 'Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography', Australian National Biography (ANU), Canberra, July 2016

 

06-Jun-2016 150 biographies for the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' (2004-16)

Articles

01-May-2016 Biography and British History Online

Research aids

01-Apr-2016 ‘National biography and the Bodleian’

Papers

invited lecture, Friends of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, April 2016

01-Mar-2015 ‘National biography as national collection’

Conference papers

conference paper, 'Audiences, authority and collaboration', National Portrait Gallery, London (March 2015)

 

01-May-2013 'Opportunities for national biography online: the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2005-2012', in Melanie Nolan ed., The ADB's Story (ANU Press)

Chapters

01-May-2009 ‘Faces and crowds: biography in the city’, in Clare Brant and Susan Whyman eds., Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London, John Gay’s ‘Trivia’ (OUP, 2009)

Chapters

01-Aug-2008 ‘Life on the Square: National biography in WC2’, Trafalgar Chronicle, 18 (2008), 264–71

Journal articles

01-May-2007 ‘Tears and the man’, in Barbara Taylor and Sarah Knott eds., Women, Gender and Enlightenment (Palgrave, 2005)

Chapters

01-Oct-2004 'From the cracks of history', History Today, 54 (Oct. 2004), 36-9

Articles

01-Jun-2002 ‘Polite ‘persons’: character, biography and the gentleman’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, vol. 12 (CUP, 2002), 333-54

Articles

01-Jun-2001 Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660-1800 (Longman, 2001), 250pp

Monographs

01-Apr-1999 ‘James Boswell’s manliness’, in Tim Hitchcock and Michele Cohen eds., English Masculinities, 1660-1800 (Longman, 1999), 111-30

Chapters

01-Aug-1998 ‘Men about town’, in Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus ed., Gender in Eighteenth-Century England (Longman, 1998), 31-57

Chapters

01-Apr-1998 ‘An effeminate or efficient nation? Masculinity and eighteenth-century social documentary’, Textual Practice, 11 (1997), 429-43

Journal articles

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
'Oh pioneers! Lives and legacies of University of London women students, 1868-1928'

 A prosopographical study of the early generations of the London University women students.

Current PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 01-Jan-2018
Until:
A new cultural history of the Foundling Hospital, London, 1740-1820

 A study of the social, economic, cultural and intellectual influence of the London Foundling Hospital as a metropolitan and national site of innovation.

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
Royal Historical Society editorial board, 'New Historical Perpectives'
London Arts and Humanities Partnership PhD review panel (History)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Associate editor
Royal Historical Society Fellow
British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies
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