Online Lecture with Dr. Anna Field: Crime, Masculinity and Intrigue in the Rhinehart Collection

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 

12 p.m.

Online Zoom-based lecture

Dr. Anna Field will speak about her research focused on crime and masculinity in early modern England, in a lecture entitled, “Crime, Masculinity and Intrigue in the Rhinehart Collection.” Field’s talk will be based on the research that she has conducted as the 2019-20 Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow in British History.  

Field joined Appalachian State University in September 2019 as the Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow in British History, where she has been using rare books in Belk Library’s Special Collections to continue research and writing for a book project, “Intimate Crime: Gender, Emotion, and Agency in Early Modern England and Wales.” 

In her research, Field draws on themes within social and cultural history, as well as methods from the history of emotions to create rich tapestries of daily life where broader frameworks of understanding gender, religion, the body and class interacted with individual or local concerns. She has published several articles for the public and in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as female highway robbers, domestic homicide and coin counterfeiting networks.

She is from Worcestershire, England and completed her Ph.D. in History and Welsh History at Cardiff University, Wales in 2018. For more information about Field visit:

The Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow in British History is funded by the Roy Carroll professorship in History with in-kind assistance from the University Libraries, the Department of History and the Office of International Education and Development.

For more information about the lecture or a Zoom link to view the event,  email Greta Reisel Browning, Reference Archivist/Librarian Curator  for the Rhinehart Collection on British History and Associate Professor, at, or Dr. Michael Turner, Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History, at .


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By Barclay Ann Blankenship

May 5, 2020


Online Lecture with Dr. Anna Field: Crime, Masculinity and Intrigue in the Rhinehart Collection
Published: May 8, 2020 4:49pm