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Dr Kate Peters
Fellow and Director of Studies in History
Telephone: 01223 763801
Murray Edwards College
Kate Peters joined Murray Edwards College as Director of Studies in History in October 2009. Her research interests focus on the political upheavals of the 1640s and 1650s, and in particular on the significance of print in the political culture of the English revolution.
Kate Peters read History and French at Manchester University between 1984-88, and, interested in the textual relationship between documentary evidence and historical interpretation, went on to study for an MA in Archives Administration at Liverpool University. From there she went on to do a PhD in History at Cambridge University, looking at the role of print in the emergence of the early Quaker movement in the 1650s. This eventually gave rise to Print culture and the early Quakers, published in 2005. She has lectured in History at Birmingham University, and was director of the MA in Records and Archives Management (International) at University College London between 1998 and 2005. Following a short career break, she resumed her role as a historian, firstly as a by-fellow in History at Churchill College, Cambridge (2007-09), and now as Director of Studies at Murray Edwards College. Her current research project, Recording revolution, is an examination of the politics of record keeping in revolutionary England.
Part I of the Historical Tripos: Paper 9 (British Economic and Social History, 1500-1750) and Paper 4 (British Political and Constitutional History, 1485-1750); MPhil in Early Modern History.
Print culture and the early Quakers, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
‘Quaker writing in the English Revolution’ in Laura Knoppers (ed), Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, 2010.
Ian Green and Kate Peters, ‘Religious publishing in England 1640-1695’ in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Vol. IV 1557-1695, eds. John Barnard and D. F. McKenzie with the assistance of Maureen Bell. Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 67-93.
‘”The Quakers quaking”: print and the spread of a movement’, in Susan Wabuda and Caroline Litzenberger (eds.), Belief and practice in sixteenth-century England: a tribute to Patrick Collinson from his students. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 1998, pp. 250-267.
‘”Women’s speaking justified”: women and discipline in the early Quaker movement, 1652-1656’, in Robert Swanson (ed.), Gender and Christian Religion. Studies in Church History vol. 34. Ecclesiastical History Society, The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1998, pp. 205-234.
‘Quaker pamphleteering and the growth of the Quaker movement in East Anglia, 1652-1656’, in David Chadd (ed.), Proceedings of the Third Symposium on the History of Religious Dissent in East Anglia. University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1996, pp. 141-165.
‘Patterns of Quaker authorship, 1652-1656’, in Thomas N. Corns and David Loewenstein (eds.), The emergence of Quaker writing: dissenting literature in seventeenth-century England. Frank Cass, London, 1994, pp. 6-24.