Join Post-Doctoral Visiting Researchers Dr Frances Casey and Dr Johanna Lance to hear them share their experiences of publishing after their PhD.

1pm, 14 June 2024 on Teams

All PhD students as well as recent doctoral graduates are welcome

Recreated hat c.1900 (based on an extant example at Worthing Museum)

Dr Jo Lance is a dress historian and maker. A current Visiting Research Fellow at UoB, she completed her PhD on early 20th century amateur millinery, handicraft and embodied knowledge in March 2024. Her research explores making as a form of knowledge and she is currently working on a book for craft publisher Crowood Press, ‘Vintage Hats: The Twentieth Century’ to be published 2025-26. 


Image caption: Pattern for a crochet balaclava hat, Women and War magazine, Needlecraft Ltd, 1914.

Dr Frances Casey’s research explores the role of war effort needlework during the First World War. In 2023, she successfully submitted a book proposal based on her PhD research on this subject to Bloomsbury Visual Arts. In this conversation, she will talk about how she went about developing her PhD thesis into a book proposal, and she will offer some hints and tips that she has picked up along the way.


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