I am a social and cultural historian of 17th-century Sussex. My publication outputs are characterised by micro-analyses which investigate the social, material and spatial worlds of non-elite men and women. I have recently completed a monograph on seventeenth-century clothing entitled Clothing in 17th-century Provincial England (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020) which explores the production and consumption of clothing in 17th century Sussex. I am now working on a study of late 17th century Chichester provisionally entitled ‘Factionalism and Dissent in Late Seventeenth-Century Chichester’ and also on a scholarly edition of the 1649-50 parliamentary survey of Cathedral owned properties in the city. I am General Editor of the Sussex Record Society and an editorial board member of Sussex Archaeological Collections.
I currently teach:
A Social History of Early Modern England (L5)
Commerce and Consumption in Early Modern England (L6)
The Cultural History of Death (L6)
British Cultural History (L7, team taught)
I am the programme coordinator for the MA Cultural History.
'They tell me they were in fashion last year': Samuel and Elizabeth Jeake and clothing fashions in late seventeenth-century London and Rye
Tankard, Danae (2016) 'They tell me they were in fashion last year': Samuel and Elizabeth Jeake and clothing fashions in late seventeenth-century London and Rye. Costume, 50 (1). pp. 20-41. ISSN 0590-8876
Theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of the late medieval rural house
Tankard, Danae (2010) Theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of the late medieval rural house. In: Houses - Shaping Dwellings, Identities and Homes: European Housing Culture from the Viking Age to the Renaissance, 8-10 Dec 2010, Aarhus University, Denmark. (Submitted)
Domestic culture in the south east: evidence from the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Tankard, Danae (2010) Domestic culture in the south east: evidence from the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. In: Medieval Domestic Cultures conference, 24-26 Sep 2010, Rewley House, Oxford. (Submitted)
I am an Associate Lecturer with the Department of History and Politics at the University of Chichester and a part-time lecturer at the University of Winchester, where I have amassed wide teaching experience at all University levels over the past decade
My interests lie primarily in the history of Britain in the second half of the 20th century, and particularly in the interaction between politics and popular culture. In an era dominated by the mass media, it is often the artefacts designed to be disposable – pop music, stand-up comedy, paperback fiction, sport, pornography, television sitcoms and soaps – that reflect the state of society most authentically and that pre-empt political developments.
University of Chichester,
West Sussex, PO19 6PE View Map