PhD (The University of Melbourne), BA (Hons) (The University of Melbourne)

Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar is a UQ Fellow (2016-2019) in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800). Her PhD entitled ‘The Devil is in the Pamphlets: Witchcraft and Emotion in Seventeenth-Century England’ was completed at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Prof. Charles Zika and was jointly funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Research and Travel scholarship from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800). Her forthcoming book, Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England, is a significantly revised and expanded version of her PhD thesis and will be published by Routledge in 2017. Charlotte-Rose has published numerous articles and book chapters on witchcraft, diabolism, emotions and sexual practices and has won two prizes for her published work. Her 2015 article on sexual relations between witches and devils has been labelled as the definitive piece on the issue.

Charlotte-Rose’s current project within the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities is entitled ‘Reforming Love, Sex and Desire: Everyday Attitudes to Marriage in the Wake of the English Reformation.’ It examines the mentalities of ordinary men and women in early modern England between 1500 and 1660 and explores how they constructed and experienced their sexual relationships, how they viewed the role of love, sex and desire in marriage and the extent to which they conformed to changing theological condemnations of illicit sex. Through examining how religious change at a popular, theological and legal level affected popular attitudes towards love, sex, and marriage, the project contributes to religious history, histories of sexuality and histories of emotions—all key research areas within the Institute.


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