Lizzie Rogers is a historian of eighteenth-century gender history, collecting and the English country house.
Her PhD research focussed on the collecting practices, curiosity and learning of elite women within the eighteenth-century country house, and how this can be read as a significant part of wider intellectual currents and cultures. She is interested in objects, conversations and relationships, and how the social and material aspects of the Enlightenment could enable women to shape their own spaces of knowledge creation, curation and exchange.
Lizzie has been successfully examined on her thesis, which she undertook at the University of Hull (funded by the AHRC Heritage Consortium), where she also completed her BA and MRes in History, specialising in history of art and gender history. See here for more detail on Lizzie’s research.
Alongside her studies, Lizzie has volunteered with the National Trust, Girlguiding UK and the University of Hull Art Collection, where she conducted tours, ran the social media and had the chance to speak to media outlets. She also spent a summer as a Curatorial Intern at Stratford Hall in Virginia, researching and creating an online exhibition of the Margaret Law Collection. See here for a list of Lizzie’s work experience, talks and publications.
Based in Savannah, Georgia, Lizzie also loves writing about art, museums (particularly house museums), books, period drama and Jane Austen, or anything to do with the long eighteenth century or women’s history. She is normally doing this with a pot of tea and a slice of cake by her side.