Dr Leanne Calvert

I am a historian of the Irish family, with a special focus on Presbyterian families in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries. My work emphasises the value that Presbyterian church records can bring to our understandings of Irish family life. While Presbyterians may have been a minority in Ireland across the period that I study, their records offer an invaluable insight into many aspects of Irish life more broadly.  Drawing on the Presbyterian archive, I have written about childhood and parenthood, growing up and adolescence, courtship and sex, the making and breaking of marriage, and marital relationships. You can follow my latest project, Sexuality and Social Control: Irish Presbyterians in the Atlantic World, 1717-1830 here and also on twitter: @PPresbyterians

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

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