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Stephanie Tarbin

Dr Stephanie Tarbin


Contact details
The University of Western Australia (M208)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2148
+61 8 6488 1069
BA PhD W.Aust.
Key research
General interests span late medieval and early modern social history; history of gender and sexualities; history of families and households; urban history. Areas of special interest include: moral regulation, poor children, single men, women's household relationships in medieval and early modern England.
Article: ‘Caring for poor and fatherless children in late medieval London’, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Vol 3, no. 3 (Fall, 2010): 391-410.
Essay (with Philippa Maddern), ‘Life-cycle’ in A Cultural History of Childhood and Family, Volume 3, Early Modern Period (1400-1650), Silvia Evangelisti and Sandra Cavallo eds (Berg Publishing, 2010).
Edited collection: Women, Identities and Communities in Early Modern Europe (edited with Susan Broomhall), Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008). Available at
Essay: ‘”Good Friendship” in the Household: Illicit Sexuality, Emotions and Women’s Relationships in Late-Sixteenth Century England’ in S. Broomhall ed., Emotions in the Household, 1200-1900, Palgrave, 2008.
Essay: 'Moral regulation and civic identity in pre-Reformation London' in L. Rasmussen, V. Spear and D. Tillotson (eds), Our Medieval Heritage: Essays in Honour of John Tillotson, Merton Priory Press, 2002.
Essay: '"Pucelle de Dieu" or "Wicche of Fraunce": fifteenth-century perceptions of Joan of Arc', in Andrew Lynch and Philippa Maddern (eds), Venus and Mars: Engendering Love and War in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Nedlands, University of Western Australia Press, 1995, pp. 119-46.
Future research
Childhood and emotion in early modern England

Moral regulation and gender in English towns, 1400-1600.
Funding received
• Living as a Child: Children’s Experiences in England c.140-1750’ (ARC Discovery Grant, with Philippa Maddern and Claudia Jarzebowski).
• Convenor of the NEER Research Cluster ‘Children in Europe and the Australian Colonies, 1350-1850’.

• Australia and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
• Australian Historical Association.
• Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group.
• North American Association for British Studies.
• Society for Medieval Feminist Studies.
Previous positions
2003-2007: Research fellow on the ARC funded Discovery Project, 'Beyond the Family: Fragmented families and household dynamics in England, 1400-1830' (Prof. Philippa Maddern, Dr Pamela Sharpe and Dr Susan Broomhall).
I teach medieval and early modern European history at all undergraduate levels and supervise postgraduate students working in the field of English social history, 1400-1850.

Units in 2013:
HIST1001 Old Worlds, New Empires (Semester 1)
HIST2013 Medieval and Early Modern Women (Semester 2)
HIST4015 Medieval London, 1100-1700 (History Honours seminar: Topics in Medieval and Early Modern History)
Current projects
Current projects:
•Living as a Child: Children’s Experiences in England c.140-1750’ (ARC Discovery Grant, with Philippa Maddern and Claudia Jarzebowski).
• Fragmented Families: Household Dynamics in England, 1350-1650 (Working title of monograph, co-authored with Philippa Maddern, under contract to Brepols).
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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