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

    6009 Perth


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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.


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.

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, The University of Western Australia

22 Feb 199320 Dec 1999


  • 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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Blogging Medicine & Life Sciences
Mentors Medicine & Life Sciences
toy Social Sciences
emotion Social Sciences
History Arts & Humanities
Household Arts & Humanities
History of Literature Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1995 2019

In private: The individual and the domestic community

Goldberg, J. & Tarbin, S., 21 Feb 2019, Volume 3: A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Late Medieval, Reformation and Renaissance Age. Broomhall, S. & Lynch, A. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 3. p. 123-139 17 p. ( The Cultural Histories Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

21 Downloads (Pure)

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

Henderson, J. C., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

376 Downloads (Pure)

Once Upon A Time: A Brief History of Children’s Literature

Broomhall, S., McEwan, J. & Tarbin, S., 30 Mar 2017, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
History of Literature

Patricia Crawford: Celebrated Scholar and Mentor

McEwan, J. & Tarbin, S., 13 Mar 2017, VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women's History Network.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Projects 2005 2014

Press / Media

Once upon a time: A brief history of children’s literature

Susan Broomhall, Joanne McEwan & Stephanie Tarbin


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media