The Emotions Book Club is run by Dr Sally Holloway and Dr Jane Mackelworth:

SHDr Sally Holloway is a historian of emotions, romantic relationships, letter-writing and material culture in eighteenth century Britain. Sally is currently Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in History and History of Art at Oxford Brookes University. Her book The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions & Material Culture will be published with the Oxford University Press series ‘Emotions in History’ in 2018.


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Dr Jane Mackelworth is a historian of emotions, home, sexuality, religion, magic, and material culture in modern Britain. She completed her PhD at Queen Mary University of London in 2017, titled ‘Sapphic Love and Desire in Britain, 1900-1950: Texts, Objects and Spaces’. Jane co-edited a special edition of Women’s History Review‘Love, Desire and Melancholy: Inspired by Constance Maynard,’ which has also been published in book form. She developed the award-winning ‘Love in Objects’ project in collaboration with artists at the Bromley by Bow Centre. Jane has many years’ experience in development and fundraising for charities.

The Emotions Book Club is funded by Oxford Brookes University and the Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London.