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Stephanie Tarbin

Dr, BA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


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Personal profile

Future research

Childhood and emotion in early modern England

Moral regulation and gender in English towns, 1400-1600.

Funding overview

• Living as a Child: Children’s Experiences in England c.140-1750’ (ARC Discovery Grant, with Philippa Maddern and Claudia Jarzebowski).
• Convenor of the NEER Research Cluster ‘Children in Europe and the Australian Colonies, 1350-1850’.

Previous positions

2003-2007: Research fellow on the ARC funded Discovery Project, 'Beyond the Family: Fragmented families and household dynamics in England, 1400-1830' (Prof. Philippa Maddern, Dr Pamela Sharpe and Dr Susan Broomhall).

Current projects

Current projects:
•Living as a Child: Children’s Experiences in England c.140-1750’ (ARC Discovery Grant, with Philippa Maddern and Claudia Jarzebowski).
• Fragmented Families: Household Dynamics in England, 1350-1650 (Working title of monograph, co-authored with Philippa Maddern, under contract to Brepols).

Teaching overview

I teach medieval and early modern European history at all undergraduate levels and supervise postgraduate students working in the field of English social history, 1400-1850.

Units in 2013:
HIST1001 Old Worlds, New Empires (Semester 1)
HIST2013 Medieval and Early Modern Women (Semester 2)
HIST4015 Medieval London, 1100-1700 (History Honours seminar: Topics in Medieval and Early Modern History)


General interests span late medieval and early modern social history; history of gender and sexualities; history of families and households; urban history. Areas of special interest include: moral regulation, poor children, single men, women's household relationships in medieval and early modern England.


  • Social history (late medieval and early modern)
  • Gender history
  • Sexuality, history of
  • Masculinity, history of
  • Family (and household), history of
  • Childhood, history of

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History Arts & Humanities
Household Arts & Humanities
Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Late Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Sexuality Arts & Humanities
Urban History Arts & Humanities
Social History Arts & Humanities
Early Modern England Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2005 2013

Research Output 1995 2018

‘Out of Place’: Solitude and social isolation in early modern travel writings

Henderson, J. C. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


Raising girls and boys: fear, awe, and dread in the early modern household

Tarbin, S. 2015 Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern England. Broomhall, S. (ed.). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 106-130

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Civic Manliness in London, c. 1380 - 1550

Tarbin, S. 2011 Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others. Broomhall, S. & Van Gent, J. (eds.). Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, p. 23-46

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Caring for Poor and Fatherless Children in London, c. 1350-1550

Tarbin, S. 2010 In : Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 3, 3, p. 391-410

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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