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Dr Anna Field

  • Academics

Lecturer (Education) in Early Modern British History

Contact details


I joined the department in September 2018 as a Lecturer (Education) in Early Modern British History. I received my PhD from Cardiff University in 2018, after undertaking both my BA and MA degrees there. I specialised in the history of early modern crime and gender, winning the Royal Historical Society/History Today prize in 2014. For my doctoral research, I developed an interest in the history of emotion and how everyday experiences of intimacy in early modern social life coloured the criminal record. I have a keen interest in community outreach, and have co-project managed a successful secondary school engagement programme in History, Archaeology and Religious studies.

Research interests

  • History of crime and gender in the early modern period
  • The history of emotion and intimacy
  • Early modern social and family life


I teach early modern British and European cultural and social history.

Expertise and public engagement

I have co-ordinated an outreach project which uses History, Archaeology, and Religious Studies workshops to bridge the gap between school and Higher education in economically disadvantaged areas of South Wales.


‘Coining Offences in England and Wales, c.1675-1750: the Practical and the Personal’, Cultural and Social History, 15:2 (2018).

‘On her own Terms: the Highway-woman’, History Today, 65:2 (2015).