Professor Claire Langhamer

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Professor Claire Langhamer
Director, Institute of Historical Research
Institute of Historical Research
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Claire Langhamer is Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of Modern History at the University of London. She is particularly interested in feeling, experience and ordinariness and has published on children’s writing, courtship, happiness, ‘home’, emotional politics and women’s leisure. Her most recent books are Class of 37 with Hester Barron (2021); Total War: an Emotional History edited with Lucy Noakes and Claudia Siebrecht (2020); and The English in Love. The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution (2013). She is also the author of Women's Leisure in England, 1920-1960 (2000) She is currently writing a book called Feelings at Work in Modern Britain for OUP, and is a trustee of the Mass Observation Archive.

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