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Julie Miller MA

Assistant Lecturer
Department of History
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of History
 Julie Miller MA

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  • Early Modern History, Local History, Radical Quakers, Public History, Essex Record Office, Dido Belle, Zong Massacre

Biography

A mature student who works as Curator of the Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon Essex. Julie studied for a BA Hons in Humanities with Literature at The Open University and gained a Masters at the University of Essex in 2020 studying 17th and 18th century Quakers in Essex and America, but she is interested in many aspects of the early modern period including the local history of her home town of Maldon in Essex. which she explores through her work as a Trustee for the Friends of the Moot Hall, a charitable trust looking after a 15th century tower house in Maldon, built by the Darcy family. Julie is now studying for her PhD in History at University of Essex where she is researching the life of the Saffron Walden Quakers John and Mary Farmer and the network of radical Essex Quakers who went to America to fight slavery in the early eighteenth century and will be working for the University of Essex as an Assistant Lecturer in Early Modern History Julie is an active public historian regularly giving talks and also serves on the Board of the Friends of Historic Essex, which supports the activities of the Essex Record Office

Qualifications

  • MA in History with Distinction University of Essex (2020)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Movers and Quakers - Negotiating the Essex Quaker Network in Britain, Europe, and the Americas 1650 1750

The nature of Quakerism and its rejection of the parish social structure meant that in order to pursue their beliefs, Quakers had to travel; whether to a nearby town for a Meeting for Worship, to a big city like London or Philadelphia for a Yearly Meeting, as merchants or as itinerant preachers spreading the Quaker message to far flung communities. This project explores how the building of links between families, correspondents and like-minded associates created opportunities for the movement of

Supervisor: Dr Lisa W Smith , Prof Alison Rowlands

Contact

jm18718@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Monday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 9am - 5pm on campus, Wednesday remote working