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Amanda Vickery

Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Early Modern History, Queen Mary University of London

Amanda Vickery is Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London. She is a
fellow of the British Academy and holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University.  

Vickery is the author of (inter aliaBehind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (Yale University
Press, 2009), The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England (Yale University Press, 1998),
editor of Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830 (Studies in British Art,
Yale University Press, 2006) and Women, Privilege and Power: British Politics, 1750 to the Present (Stanford
University Press, 2001). Recent articles include ‘The Political Day in London c.1697–1834’, Past and Present,
Volume 252, Issue 1 (August 2021), pp. 101–137, and ‘A Self off the Shelf: The Rise of the Pocket Diary in
Eighteenth-Century England’, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol 54, no 3 (Spring 2021), pp. 667-686.  

She is the winner of the Whitfield Prize, the Wolfson Prize, and the Longman- History Today Award. Further-
more, she has held fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research in London; Churchill College, Cambridge;
UCLA; the California Institute of Technology; the Huntington Library, California; and the Yale Center for British
Art. She also writes and presents for BBC2, and BBC radio 4. 

Her current project is What Women Wanted. Hopes, Dreams and Disappointments in Britain, 1945-c.1970. 
This was the subject of the prestigious Wiles Lectures, and is the focus of her research at SCAS.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.