Dr Louise Carter is a social and cultural historian of Britain, with a particular interest in the eighteenth century and issues of gender, war and identity. She received First Class Honours for her B.A. in History and a distinction for her M.A. in History from the University of Essex. She gained her Ph.D. in History at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge. Both her M.A. and Ph.D. were funded by the E.S.R.C. (Economic and Social Research Council). Dr Carter has been a member of the History team since 2008, after previously teaching at the University of Aberdeen.
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Dr Louise Carter is a social and cultural historian of Britain, with a particular interest in the eighteenth century and issues of gender, war and identity.
'Brothers in Arms? Military Masculinities and Family Feeling in Old Soldiers' Memoirs, 1793-1815' in Michael Brown, Joanne Begiato and Anna Barry, (eds.), Martial Masculinites: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century, (Manchester University Press, 2019).
'Scarlet Fever: Women's Enthusiasm for Men in Uniform 1780-1815', in Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack (eds.), Britain’s Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815, (Liverpool University Press, 2014).
Domestic Affairs: Intimacy, Eroticism and Violence Between Servants and Masters in Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Kristina Straub, History, 97, 325, Jan 2012, pp.160-162.
The Crimean War in the British Imagination, by Stefanie Markovits, The English Historical Review, 126, 2011, pp. 1214-1216.
'British Masculinity on Trial in the Queen Caroline Affair of 1820', Gender and History, vol. 20, 2, August (2008).
Selected conference papers
‘Brothers in Arms? The Family and Martial Masculinity in Old Soldiers’ Memoirs 1793-1815’, Military Masculinities in the Long C19 conference, University of Hull, May 2015.
‘Battling Emotions: The Boundaries of Emotional Normalcy and Deviancy on Campaign in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815’, Social History Society conference, University of Portsmouth, March 2015.
'Britain, Gender and Men in Uniform 1793-1815', History Dept Research Seminar, University of Essex, February 2012.
'Scarlet Fever: Women and the Military Man 1780-1815', Soldiers and Soldiering in Britain 1750-1815 Conference, University of Leeds/AHRC, July 2011.
Media (TV and radio appearances)
Dr Carter appeared in two documentaries to mark the bi-centenary of Waterloo in June 2015: The Scots at Waterloo on BBC2 Scotland and Waterloo on TG4 Ireland.