Professorial Fellow and Professor of Cultural History

University of Birmingham, department of History.

Research expertise

Social and cultural aspects of eighteenth-century Britain with ongoing interests in the body and sexuality, masculinity and material culture, as well as an emerging interest in digital humanities.



Punch bowls

Punch bowls were made from a range of materials and contained a drink that was accessible to a range of social ranks. These bowls were associated with a particular mode of convivial sociability.