Dr Katie Barclay

ARC Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Katie Barclay
  Org Unit History
  Email katie.barclay@adelaide.edu.au
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Katie Barclay is a Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. From June 2014-17, she holds a Discovery Early Career Research Award. She is a graduate in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow, where she completed her undergraduate degree, Masters and PhD. Before joining the University of Adelaide, she held a Research Fellowship in the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast. Between 2008 and 2010, she worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick on a project, run jointly with Queen’s, ‘Marriage in Ireland, 1660-1925’.  In 2007-8, Dr Barclay was the Economic History Society Anniversary Fellow, held through the Institute of Historical Research, London.

Ph.D. Economic and Social History (University of Glasgow)

MPhil. Social History (University of Glasgow)

MA(Hons) Economic and Social History (University of Glasgow)

2014-17 ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award

2012 Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History for Love, Intimacy and Power.

2012 Women's History Network (UK) Book Prize for Love, Intimacy and Power.

2012 Strathmartine Trust Grant. £1015 towards the reproduction costs of images in Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland.

2012 Scouloudi Publication Grant. £1000 towards the reproduction costs of images in Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland.

2010-2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Irish Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast.

2010 Roberts Fund, administered by the University of Warwick. £600 towards research costs for project on Irish masculinity.

2007-2008 Economic History Society Anniversary Fellowship, administered by the Institute of Historical Research.

2005 Scottish Women’s History Network Essay Prize.

2003-2007 ESRC 1+3 Research Grant.


Dr Barclay is an economic and social, cultural and gender historian, specialising in Scotland and Ireland across the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. She is currently working on a research project A History of Intimate Relationships in Scotland: Emotion and Family among the Lower Orders, 1661-1830, funded by the ARC [DP140100111]. It looks at the marital relationships and marriage-like arrangements of the Scottish poor and how this shaped their emotional lives. Barclay has recently completed a project with Professor David Lemmings and Dr Claire Walker on ‘Governing Emotion: the Affective Family, the Press and the Law in Early Modern Britain’, which explored representations of the family and the law in the early modern press. This builds on her previous research on the history of emotions within Scottish marriage, between 1650 and 1850. Dr Barclay is concurrently completing a monograph on Irish masculinity and the court system, 1800 to 1845, that pulls together her interest in cultural performances of identity, popular culture, emotions and power relationships.


2011, 2014, Love Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850 (Manchester

University Press, hbk 2011, pbk 2014)


Edited Collections

2016 Section editor, ‘Intimacy and Emotion’, in Deborah Simonton (Gen. Editor), The Routledge History

Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience (Routledge, under contract due 2015)

2013 With Deborah Simonton (eds), Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland: Public, Intellectual and

Private Lives (Ashgate)

2013, 2014 With Sarah Richardson (eds), Special edition: ‘Performing the Self: Women's Lives in

Historical Perspective’, Women’s History Review, 22(2). Reissued as: Performing the Self: Women's Lives in Historical Perspective (Routledge, Oct 2014)

2011 With Rosalind Carr, Rosemary Elliott and Annemarie Hughes (eds), Special edition: Gender and

Generations: Women and Lifecycles, Women’s History Review, 20(2)

2008 With Catriona Haston and Rachel McAdams (eds), Historical Perspectives 5th Anniversary Special

Edition, E-Sharp


Refereed Journal Articles

2014 ‘Sounds of Sedition: Music and Emotion in Ireland, 1780-1845’, Cultural History, 3(1), pp. 54-80.

2014 ‘Singing and Lower-Class Masculinity in the Dublin Magistrate’s Court, 1800–1845’, Journal of

Social History, 47(3), pp. 746-68.

2013 ‘Farmwives, Domesticity and Work in Late-Nineteenth-Century Ireland’, Rural History, 24(2), pp.


2013 With Rosalind Carr, ‘Rewriting the Scottish Canon: the Contribution of Women’s and Gender

History to a Redefinition of Social Classes’, Etudes écossaises, 16, pp. 11-28

2013 With Eleanor Gordon and Tanya Cheadle, ‘Gender in Scottish History: a Survey of the Field’,

Scottish Historical Review, 92(234 Supplement The State of Early Modern and Modern History), pp.


2013, 2014 With Sarah Richardson, ‘Introduction: Performing the Self: Women’s Lives in Historical

Perspectives’, Women’s History Review, 22(2), pp. 177-181. Reprinted in Performing the Self: Women's Lives in Historical Perspective (Routledge, 2014)

2012 ‘Place and Power in Irish Farms at the End of the Nineteenth Century’, Women’s History Review,

21(4), pp. 571-88

2011 With Siobhan Talbott, ‘New Perspectives on Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Scottish History’,

Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 31(1), pp. 119-33

2011 With Rosi Carr, Rosemary Elliott, and Annmarie Hughes, ‘Introduction: Gender and Generations:

Women and Lifecycles Special Edition’, Women’s History Review, 20(2), pp. 175-88

2011 ‘Intimacy and the Life-cycle in the Marital Relationships of the Scottish Elite during the Long-

Eighteenth Century’, Women’s History Review, 20(2), pp. 189-206

2010 ‘Composing the Self: Gender and Subjectivity within Scottish Balladry’, Cultural and Social History,

7(3), pp. 337-53

2009 ‘Thinking about Family Legacy’, Women’s History Magazine, 61 (Autumn/ Winter), pp. 26-9

2008 ‘Negotiating Patriarchy: the Marriage of Anna Potts and Archibald Grant of Monymusk’, Journal of

Scottish Historical Studies, 28(2), pp. 83–101


Refereed Book Chapters

2016 ‘Sex and the City: Urban Desire and the Eighteenth-Century British Family’, in Deborah Simonton

(Gen. Editor), The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience (Routledge)

2015 ‘Gossip, Intimacy and the Early Modern Scottish Household’, in Claire Walker and Heather Kerr

(eds), Fama and Her Sisters: Gossip in Early Modern Europe (Brepols)

2014 ‘Marginal Households and their Emotions: the ‘Kept Mistress’ in Enlightenment Edinburgh’,

in Sue Broomhall (ed.), Spaces for Feeling: Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850 (Routledge)

2014 ‘Natural Affection, Children and Family Inheritance Practices in the Long-Eighteenth-Century’, in

Elizabeth Ewan and Janey Nugent (eds), Children and Youth in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland (Boydell and Brewer)

2014 ‘Manly Magistrates and Citizenship in an Irish Town: Carlow, 1820–1840’, in Krista Cowman, Nina

Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren (eds), Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900 (Routledge)

2013 ‘Introduction’, in Katie Barclay and Deborah Simonton (eds), Women in Eighteenth-Century

Scotland: Public, Intellectual and Private Lives (Ashgate), pp. 1-13

2013 ‘Love and Courtship in Eighteenth-Century Scotland’, in Katie Barclay and Deborah Simonton

(eds), Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland: Public, Intellectual and Private Lives (Ashgate), pp. 37-54

2013 ‘From Rape to Marriage: Questions of Consent in the Eighteenth-Century United Kingdom’, in

Anne Greenfield (ed.), Interpreting Sexual Violence: 1660-1800 (Pickering and Chatto), pp. 35-44

2011 ‘Sex, Identity and Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth Century’, in Jodi Campbell, Elizabeth

Ewan and Heather Parker (eds), Shaping Scottish Identity: Family, Nation and the World Beyond, Guelph Series in Scottish Studies (Guelph), pp. 29–42

2008 ‘“And Four Years Space they Loveingly Agreed”: Balladry and Early Modern Understandings of

Marriage’, in Elizabeth Ewan and Janey Nugent (eds), Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland (Ashgate), pp. 23–34


Review Article

2013 ‘Emotion, Identity and Family Life’, reviews: Leanore Davidoff, Thicker than Water: Sibling and their

Relations, 1780-1920 (Oxford, 2012); Joanne Bailey, Parenting in England: Emotion, Identity and Generation (Oxford, 2012); C. Dallet Hemphill, Siblings: Brothers and Sisters in American History (Oxford, 2011); Patricia Crawford, Parents of Poor Children in England, 1580-1800 (Oxford, 2010); Amy Harris, Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England: Share and Share Alike (Manchester, 2012), Women’s History Magazine, 72, pp. 30-34.


Dictionary Entry

2014 ‘Marriage’, in Robert Segal and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds), Vocabulary for the Study of Religion



Book Reviews

Forthcoming Jessica L. Malay, The Case of Mistress Mary Hampson: Her Story of Marital Abuse and

Defiance in Seventeenth-Century England, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2014, pp. 176, Cloth, ISBN 9780804786287, $65.00, Women’s History Review

Forthcoming Esther Breitenbach, Linda Fleming, S. Karly Kehoe, and Lesley Orr (eds), Scottish Women:

A Documentary History, 1780-1914, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2013, pp. 344, Hardback, ISBN 978-0748640164, £80.00, International Review of Scottish Studies

Forthcoming Scott R. MacKenzie, Be It Ever So Humble: Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the

Middle-Class Home, Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 2013, pp. 320, Hardback, ISBN 978-0813933412, £42.95, Literature & History

2014 L. M. Cullen, John Shovlin and Thomas M. Truxes (eds), The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters,

1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 330, Hardback, ISBN 978-0-19-726562-8, £70.00, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies

2014 David Husset and Margaret Ponsonby, The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in

the Long Eighteenth Century, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2012, pp. 252, Hardback ISBN 978-1-4094-1815-3, £58.50, Economic History Review, 67(2), pp. 585-6.

2014 Elaine Farrell, ‘She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland,

London, Institute of Historical Research, 2012, pp. 271, Hardback ISBN 978-1-905165-65-0, £40, Gender & History, 26(1), pp. 184-5

2014 Marjo Kaartinen, Breast Cancer in the Eighteenth Century, London, Pickering and Chatto, 2013,

pp. 181, Hardback ISBN 978-1-8489-33644, £60, Women’s History Magazine, 74, pp. 39-40

2013 Karen Harvey, The Little Republic: Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century

Britain, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 240, Hardback ISBN 978-0-19-953384-8, £60, and Henry French and Mark Rothery, Man’s Estate: Landed Gentry Masculinities, 1660-1900, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 296, Hardback ISBN, 978-0-19-957669-2, £65, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 33(1), pp. 134-7

2012 Christina Howell, Mortal Subject: Passions of the Soul in Late Twentieth-Century French Thought,

Cambridge, Polity Press, 2011, pp. 244, Paperback ISBN 978-0745652757, £26.95, Women’s History Magazine, 70 (Summer 2012), p. 31

2012 Katherine Glover, Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, Woodbridge:

Boydell and Brewer, 2011, Pp. ix + 217, Hardback ISBN 9781843836810, History Scotland, 12(6) (Nov/Dec 2012), pp. 58-9

2012 Naomi Tadmor, The Social Universe of the English Bible: Scripture, Society and Culture in Early

Modern England, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 224. Hardback ISBN 9780521769716, £55.00, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 32(1) (2012), pp. 92–3

2012 Annmarie Hughes, Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939, Edinburgh: Edinburgh

University Press, 2010. £45.00, 978 0 7486 3981 6 (hardback), pp. vii + 235, Women’s History Magazine, 68, pp. 42–3

2012 Betty Hagglund, Tourist and Travellers: Women’s Non-fictional Writing about Scotland, 1770-1830,

Bristol: Channel View Publications, 2010. £49.95, 978 1084541 118 3 (hardback), pp. viii + 181, Women’s History Magazine, 68 (Spring 2012), pp. 47–8

2011 Adam Kuper, Incest and Influence: the Private Life of Bourgeois England, Harvard University

Press, 2009. 304pp. £20.95, ISBN 9780674035898, H-Sexuality, H-Net Reviews, October 2011, (URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=33864)

2011 Jane Hamlett, Material Relations: Domestic Interiors and Middle-Class Families in England, 1850-

1910, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. £50, 978 0 7190 7863 7 (hardback), pp. xvi + 264, Women’s History Magazine, 67 (Autumn 2011), pp.42–3

2011 Graeme Morton and Ted Griffiths (eds), A History of Everyday Life in Scotland,1800-1900,

Edinburgh University Press, 2010, Paperback, ISBN 9780748621705, pp. 336, £24.99, Economic History Review, 64(4), pp. 1394–5

2011 Jennifer J. Popiel, Rousseau’s Daughters: Domesticity, Education and Autonomy in Modern

France, University of New Hampshire Press, 2008, Hardback, ISBN 978-1-58465-732-3, pp. xii + 262; £44.95, Women’s History Magazine, 66, pp. 47–8

2011 Mark Towsey, Reading the Scottish Enlightenment: Books and their Readers in Provincial

Scotland, 1750-1820, Brill, 2010, Hardback, ISBN 9789004184329, pp. 361, €99, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 31(1), pp. 136–7

2011 Mike Goode, Sentimental Masculinity and the Rise of History 1790-1890, Cambridge University

Press, 2009, Hardback, ISBN 978-0-521-89859-1, pp. ix + 253; £50.00, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 31(1), pp. 137–9

2011 Katherine Hodgkin (ed.), Women, Madness and Sin in Early Modern England: The

Autobiographical Writings of Dionys Fitzherbert, Ashgate, 2010, Hardback, ISBN 9780754630180, pp. 290, £65, H-Disability, H-Net Reviews, March 2011, (URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=32032)

2011 Nancy Folbre, Greed, Lust & Gender: A History of Economic Ideas, Oxford University Press, 2009,

Hardback, ISBN 978-0-19-923842-2, pp. xxxiii+ 379, £18.99, and Sal Renshaw, The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine, Manchester University Press, 2009, Hardback, ISBN 978-0-7190-6960-4, pp. ix + 210, £60.00,  Women’s History Magazine, 65, pp. 50–1

2010 Lucy Delap, Ben Griffin and Abigal Wills (eds), The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since

1800, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, Hardback, ISBN 9780230579941, pp. 304; £55.00, Gender & History, 22(2), pp. 485–6

2010 Deborah Wilson, Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-

1850, Manchester University Press, 2009, Hardback, ISBN 978-07190-7798-2, pp. xiv + 233; £55.00, History Scotland, 10(3), pp. 56–7

2010 William P. Kelly and John R. Young, Scotland and the Ulster Plantations: Exploration in the British

Settlement of Stuart Ireland, Four Courts Press, 2009, Hardback, ISBN 978-1-84682-076-2, pp. 166; £45.00, History Scotland, 10(1) (2010), pp. 55–6

2010 Christina Simmons, Making Marriage Modern: Women’s Sexuality from the Progressive Era to

World War II, Oxford UP, 2009, Hardback, ISBN 978-0-19-506411-7, pp. ix + 306, £22.50, Women’s History Magazine, 63, pp. 41–2

2009 Brian Levack, Witch-hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics and Religion, Routledge, 2007, Paperback,

ISBN 978-0-415-39943-2, pp. xiv + 217; £19.99’, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 29(1), pp. 72-3

2008 Anne-Marie Kilday, Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland, Woodbridge, Boydell

Press, 2007, pp. x +183, Hardback, ISBN 978 0 86193 287 0, £50.00’, Review of Scottish Culture, 20, pp. 156-7.

2008 Hugh V. McLachlan, The Kirk, Satan and Salem: A History of the Witches of Renfrewshire

(Glasgow, The Grimsay Press, 2006. Pp. 580; Paperback ISBN 1-84530-034-3, £25.00), Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 28(1), pp. 72-4 

2007 Mary Prior, Found Hopes Destroyed: Breach of Promise Cases in Shetland 1823-1900, (Lerwick,

Shetland Times Ltd, 2005), 84 pp. ISBN 1 904746 09 8, £9.99’, Women’s History Review, 16(2), pp. 246-7

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