Dr Ruth Larsen
Position: Senior Lecturer in History
College: College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
Subject area: History
Research Centre: Identity, Conflict and Representation
I am a lecturer in British History, with a special focus on eighteenth and nineteenth-century History.
I teach modules on Material Culture, British Country Houses, Gender History and Public History.
The country house; eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain; women's history; the history of the aristocracy.
- BA (Hons) Archaeology, University of York
- MA Medieval Studies, University of York
- PhD on Elite Women in the Yorkshire Country House, 1685-1858, University of York
- R.M. Larsen, Contexts, identities and consumption: Britain 1688-1815, in G. Day and B. Keegan (eds) The Eighteenth-Century Literature Handbook, London: Continuum (2009), pp. 32-46
- R.M. Larsen, "In small things forgotten": finding women in the Archbishop of York's Visitation Returns of 1865. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 80 (2008), pp. 189-203
- R.M. Larsen, For want of a good fortune. The experiences of elite single women 1740-1850. Women's History Review 16.3 (2007), pp. 387-401
- R.M. Larsen, The Country House 1939-1945. Everyone's War 16 (2007), pp. 50-5
- R.M. Larsen and E. Royle (eds). The 1865 Visitation Returns of the Archbishop of York, Borthwick Institute, York, 2006
- R.M. Larsen, Death becomes her: elite women, grief and mourning in eighteenth century Yorkshire. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 78 (2006), pp. 177-95. Winner of the 2005 Yorkshire History Prize
- R.M. Larsen (ed.) Maids and Mistresses. Celebrating Three Hundred Years of Women in the Yorkshire Country House. Yorkshire Country House York, 2004.