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Particular thanks and obligations’: The communications made by women to the society of antiquaries between 1776 and 1837, and their significance

Catalani, A and Pearce, S 2006, 'Particular thanks and obligations’: The communications made by women to the society of antiquaries between 1776 and 1837, and their significance' , Antiquaries Journal, 86 , pp. 254-278.

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Abstract

This paper brings together the evidence bearing on the relationship between the Society of Antiquaries and the women who contributed to it during a significant period when archaeology, through the work of such men as Samuel Lysons and Richard Colt Hoare, was beginning to emerge as a distinct field with its own conceptual and technical systems. It takes its departure from the first substantial appearance by a woman in the Society's publications in 1776, and continues until the accession of a female monarch, Victoria, in 1837, a period of just over sixty years. It explores what women did and what reception they received and assesses the significance of this within the wider processes of the development of an understanding of the past and the shaping of gender relationships through the medium of material culture, in a period that saw fundamental changes in many areas of intellectual and social life, including levels of material consumption and the sentiments surrounding consumerism.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > A General Works > AM Museums. Collectors and collecting
Subjects / Themes > A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Journal or Publication Title: Antiquaries Journal
Publisher: Camdridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0003-5815
Depositing User: Dr Anna Catalani
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010 09:49
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:38
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/11517

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