9-12 June 2017: Maxine Branagh-Miscampbell and Stevie Marsden, 'The Commodification of the Ideal Young Female Reader in the 21st Century: Zoella Book Club, A Case Study', part of panel: 'Gendered Literary Spaces in the Digital Public Sphere'
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) Conference: Technologies of the Book, Victoria BC, Canada
This paper has been co-written with Stevie Marsden, University of Leicester, and will be presented by her as I will be on maternity leave.
26-30 June 2016: 'Rural Childhood Reading and Education in Enlightenment Scotland: Innerpeffray Library, Perthshire' International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Seminar for Early Career Scholars: Enlightenment and Peasant Life, Sofia, Bulgaria
30 June-1 July 2016: '"From Instruction to Delight?": Childhood Reading and Education in the Long Eighteenth Century' British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference: Life Cycles, Barcelona, Spain
16-19 July 2015: ‘Romantic literature and childhood reading practices at the Royal High School of Edinburgh’
British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS) Conference: Romantic Imprints, University of Cardiff
7-10 July 2015: ‘“A large and well assorted library”: Childhood Reading Practices in Edinburgh Schools in the wake of the Scottish Enlightenment’
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) Conference: The Generation and Regeneration of Books, Longueuil/Montreal (Canada)
31 May 2014: ‘”The iron grasp of adversity”: suffering and didacticism in the novels of Mary Brunton’
University of Stirling Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Conference: Tough Times: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Adversity
4 May 2017: 'The Royal High School of Edinburgh: Childhood Reading Practices and Curricular Changes, 1750-1850'
Edinburgh Bibliographical Society
Public Engagement Talks
18 August 2016: 'The Young Reader at the University of St Andrews in the Long Eighteenth Century'
University of St Andrews Library Visiting Scholar Talks 2016
25 April 2015: ‘The Scottish Child Reader in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Comparison of the Expectations and Experience of Young Readers in the Wake of the Scottish Enlightenment’
Scottish Federation of University Women (SFUW) Research Presentation Day, Glasgow
21 April 2015: ‘The Scottish Child Reader in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Comparison of the Expectations and Experience of Young Readers in the Wake of the Scottish Enlightenment’
AyeWrite! 2015: City of Words, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
12 May 2014: ‘The Practice and Representation of Reading and Education in Edinburgh, 1790-1870’
Roundtable on Publishing Studies Research, University of Stirling Publishing Studies Showcase