William Bennet Munro History Seminar
Speaker bio: Amanda Vickery is this year's Searle Professor at Caltech and the Huntington Library. She is also Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London and has held visiting professorships at Stanford and Munich. She has held fellowships at UCLA, the Yale Centre for British Art and the Huntington Library, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala. Vickery is the prize-winning author of The Gentleman's Daughter (Yale University Press, 1998), Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (Yale University Press, 2009) and editor of Women, Privilege and Power: British Politics 1750 to the Present (Stanford, 2001) and Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America (Yale, 2006). Vickery reviews for The Guardian, The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review, Front Row, Thinking Allowed and Woman's Hour. She writes and presents history documentaries for television and radio. She has supervised 20 Phds (18 of them women), who have gone on to lectureships, readerships & professorships at the Universities of Bangkok, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Royal Holloway, University of London, York &c. She is a mother of three daughters.