Dr Danae Tankard

Reader in Social History

Danae Tankard

About

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.

Chiprints repository

Friday, 25 October 2019

'A garden to every cottage': cottage gardens and the nineteenth-century agricultural labourer

Tankard, Danae (2019) 'A garden to every cottage': cottage gardens and the nineteenth-century agricultural labourer. Agricultural History Review, 67 (2). ISSN 0002-1490
Friday, 12 April 2019

Clothing in 17th-Century Provincial England

Tankard, Danae (2019) Clothing in 17th-Century Provincial England. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, London, UK. ISBN 9781350098404
Thursday, 2 August 2018

Giles Moore's clothes: the clothing of a Sussex rector, 1656-1679

Tankard, Danae (2015) Giles Moore's clothes: the clothing of a Sussex rector, 1656-1679. Costume, 49 (1). pp. 32-54. ISSN 0590-8876
Thursday, 2 August 2018

'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
Thursday, 2 August 2018

'I think myself honestly decked': attitudes to the clothing of the rural poor in seventeenth-century England

Tankard, Danae (2015) 'I think myself honestly decked': attitudes to the clothing of the rural poor in seventeenth-century England. Rural History, 26 (1). pp. 17-33. ISSN 0956-7933
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

'"Buttons no bigger than nutmegs": the clothing of country gentlemen, c1660-1715

Tankard, Danae (2017) '"Buttons no bigger than nutmegs": the clothing of country gentlemen, c1660-1715. Cultural and Social History, 14 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1478-0046
Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Narrative Cloth

Tankard, Danae, Chubb, Shirley, Brown, Victoria and Johnston, Rachel (2015) Narrative Cloth. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Houses of the Weald and Downland: People and Houses of South-East England c. 1300-1900

Tankard, Danae (2012) Houses of the Weald and Downland: People and Houses of South-East England c. 1300-1900. Carnegie Publishing, Lancaster. ISBN 9781859362006
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

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)
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

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)
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, 1970 to 2010

Tankard, Danae (2010) The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, 1970 to 2010. The Local Historian, 40 (4). pp. 281-291.
Friday, 11 January 2013

The regulation of cottage building in seventeenth-century Sussex

Tankard, Danae (2011) The regulation of cottage building in seventeenth-century Sussex. Agricultural History Review, 59 (1). pp. 18-35. ISSN 0002-1490
Friday, 11 January 2013

"A pair of grass-green woollen stockings": the clothing of the rural poor in seventeenth-century Sussex

Tankard, Danae (2012) "A pair of grass-green woollen stockings": the clothing of the rural poor in seventeenth-century Sussex. Textile History, 43 (1). pp. 5-22. ISSN 1743-2952
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