Hannah Charnock

Department: History
Discipline: History

Project Summary

My PhD examines adolescent sexual culture in the long 1960s. I'm particularly interested in how (hetero)sexuality became increasingly associated with identity and selfhood at this time, how this was negotiated in practice, and what this meant for understandings of marriage.

For my PhD I'm conducting an oral history project designed to explore women's experiences of relationships, sex and youth culture in the second half of the twentieth century. You can read more about the project at: https://historyofthepermissivesociety.wordpress.com/

Supervisory Team

Primary Supervisor: Dr Kate Fisher

Secondary Supervisor: Dr Ali Haggett

Wider Research Interests

Modern histories of sexuality and gender. History of childhood and youth. The social history of medicine. History of the press/media. The impact of feminism on academic research.

Authored Publications/Reports

Hannah Charnock (2014) Book review: ‘Claire Langhamer, The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution’, Ex Historia, Vol. 6, 174-76

Hannah Charnock (2016) “This Haunting Sadness”: Press coverage of John Corrie’s Abortion (Amendment) Bill, 1979-1980, Women’s History, Summer