I received a BA in History from the University of Hull in 2015, where I then studied for an MRes in History. This was supported by a scholarship from the AHRC Heritage Consortium, during which I researched the role of women in shaping and curating the collections in the British country house from 1650-1850, focussing on the case study of Lady Sabine Winn of Nostell Priory. I began my PhD in September 2016. For my full CV, please see my LinkedIn profile.
“History Hack #217: Elite Women and the Grand Tour”, History Hack, 16th September 2020. History Hack has been posting a brand new podcast everyday throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, exploring all avenues of history with a new guest speaker every day! I am so excited to guest on this podcast, talking to hosts Alex and Alina about my research into elite women’s travel in Europe during the eighteenth century – it wasn’t just all young men drinking their way round the continent! Expect fun anecdotes, female friendships and fascinating places, from some brilliant eighteenth-century elite women. Find it here!
“Sistory Untold: Jane and Cassandra Austen with Historian Lizzie Rogers”, Sistory Untold, 8th September 2020. Sistory Untold is a podcast that looks at history from the perspective of sisterhood, hosted by real-life sisters Marva and Sabrina. I’m so pleased to have been a guest on their podcast to talk about the sisterhood and friendship of Jane and Cassandra Austen – expect funny and poignant stories from their letters, references to Austen’s novels, and lots of details about their lives, which were incredibly intertwined. Find it here!
L. Rogers, ‘Conversing With Collecting the World: Elite Female Sociability and Learning Through Objects in the Age of Enlightenment‘, in A. Leis & K. Wills, (eds.), Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe (Routledge, 2020), 93-107.
ARTICLES & BLOGS
“Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum”, article for Mainly Museums, 16th September 2020: find it here!
“Jane Austen’s House Museum”, article for Mainly Museums, 22nd April 2020: find it here!
“Women’s History Month 2019 – Jane Austen“, guest post on The Lassicist Blog, 10th March 2019: find it here!
“Women, Dollhouses and the Possession of Space“, Gender Place and Memory Research Cluster (University of Hull), 15th December 2017: find it here!
“Jane Austen 200 years on: Why we still love her heroes, heroines and houses“, The Conversation, 14th July 2017: find it here!
“Uncovering Women’s Involvement in the Historical Record: A Few Notes on the Country House“, Gender Place and Memory Research Cluster (University of Hull), 2nd December 2016: find it here!
L. Rogers, ‘Silent partners: women as public investors during Britain’s financial revolution, 1690-1750, by Amy M. Froide’, Women’s History Review 26:6 (2017), 1027-1028.
L. Rogers, ‘Consumption and the country house, by Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery’, The Agricultural History Review 65:1 (2017), 156-157.
PRESENTATIONS & TALKS
Conference presentations and seminars
16th July 2019, International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ISECS) Congress on the Enlightenment, University of Edinburgh. Paper entitled: “Representing Female Curiosity: Collecting and Enlightenment in the English Country House”
13th May 2019, Country House Collections: Their Past, Present and Future Conference, Centre for the Study of Irish Historic Houses and Estates, University of Maynooth. Paper entitled: “Capturing Female Curiosity in the Eighteenth Century Country House Collection: A Place of Education Past, Present and Future”
8th March 2019, Women in the Arts in the Eighteenth Century Conference, University of Sheffield. Paper entitled: “Culture, Conversation and Collecting: The Social and Creative Worlds of Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford (1699-1754), and Elizabeth Seymour Percy, First Duchess of Northumberland (1716-1776)”
5th January 2019, British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS) Conference, St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Paper entitled: “‘[I] travel only on the wings of the imagination’: Friendship, Female Letters and the Imagined Grand Tour of Frances Thynne, Countess of Hertford” – joint second place BSECS Presidents Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper
16th July 2018, Anne Clifford Conference, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal. Paper entitled: “After Anne Clifford: Creativity, Control and Crafting a Legacy for Women in the Eighteenth-Century Country House”
22nd March 2018, Untold Stories of the Country House Conference, Doddington Hall. Paper entitled: “Material Girls: Objects, Educational Spaces and Legacies of Enlightened Women“
19th March 2018, Telling Her Story Conference, Wrest Park. Contributor to Gender, Place and Memory paper, entitled: “Gender and the hidden histories of English landed estates”
4th January 2018, British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS) Conference, St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Paper entitled: “Chatelaines, Collectors, Connoisseurs: Relocating Women in the Eighteenth Century Country House”
28th November 2017, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS) Postgraduate Forum, University of York. Paper entitled: “Living in the (Eighteenth Century) Material World: Female Collectors, Enlightenment Education and the Country House”
3rd May 2017, British Agricultural History Society (BAHS) Workshop, University of Nottingham. Paper entitled: “Muses, Makers and Material Culture: Relocating Women in the Enlightenment Country House”
17th February 2017, Cultures of Collecting in Eighteenth Century Britain and Ireland Study Day, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Paper entitled: “Chatelaine, Shopper, Heiress: Female Collecting as Preserving Heritage in the Country House”
8th July 2019, Guest Speaker at Rotary International Tamworth Anker, “The Lady of the House: Women and the Hidden Histories of the English Country House”
17th June 2019, Syon Park Study Day. 30-minute talk on “Elizabeth Percy: First Duchess of Northumberland” for room guides at Syon Park.
7th March 2018, International Women’s Day celebrations at a local primary school. Three sessions on the importance of women’s history and telling women’s stories, for Key Stage 2 children (aged 7-11 years old).
25th-26th June 2018, Powering the Powerhouse: New Perspectives on Country House Communities, University of Sheffield & Chatsworth House. Poster entitled: “If Only Walls Could Talk: Rediscovering and Relocating Women in the Eighteenth Century Country House” – winner of the Conference Poster Prize
Curatorial Intern @ Stratford Hall, Virginia, USA [July-October 2017] I spent ten weeks working at Stratford Hall as a Curatorial Intern, researching the Margaret Law Collection. The collection comprises of over two hundred pieces, mostly silver, and was donated to Stratford Hall in the 1970s. As part of this research project, I created an online exhibition focussing on some collection highlights and revealing more about Margaret Law and her collection. Find it here: Margaret Law Collection at Stratford Hall
Gallery Assistant @ University of Hull Art Collection [September 2014-October 2019] I am a volunteer at the University Art Collection, which has involved helping to hang and store pictures, assist with guests during events and being part of the organisation and volunteer team assisting with events as part of Hull City of Culture 2017. This included undertaking Gallery Assistant training in preparation to lead tours and assist in the “Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now” exhibition, a British Museum travelling exhibition which was on show at the Art Collection from January 3rd – February 28th 2017. I also run the Art Collection twitter account, @ArtCollectionHU.
Women’s Negotiations of Space 1500-1900, University of Hull, 18th January 2018
As part of a team of five, we organised a one day women’s history conference supported by the Women’s History Network, Historical Geography Research Group and Roberts Fund at the University of Hull. Find out more about the conference and our programme here: 2018 Conference
Untold Stories of the Country House, Doddington Hall, 22nd March 2018