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Dr Louise Carter

Lecturer in History


Dr Louise Carter

School of Social Sciences and Humanities


T: 01473 338815 (or leave a message with Helen Waller on 01473 338804)

Dr Louise Carter is a social and cultural historian of Britain and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching and research interests range from the early modern period through to the present and range from the role of gender in Georgian society to the impact of war on childhood, from the early modern witch-hunt to oral histories of ordinary people and their times. At the heart of these diverse interests lies an overarching interest in people, identities, and the impact of history on actual lives. Recently she has also become interested in the history of happiness and what humanity's search for wellbeing can reveal. She grew up locally and studied at the University of Essex, gaining First Class Honours for her B.A. and a distinction in her M.A. in History. She then moved to the University of Cambridge to achieve her Ph.D. in History, with funding from the E.S.R.C. (Economic and Social Research Council).  After an initial teaching post at the University of Aberdeen, Dr Carter returned to the region to join the History team at Suffolk in 2008.