AMY LOUISE

SMITH

ART DIRECTOR AND 

EARLY MODERN EDITOR

I am a second-year PhD student in the History department at Lancaster University. My current research considers the role of music and song in early-modern dissent and protest. My thesis will examine the disruptive power of noise in the period, from ‘rough music’ and riot through to broadside ballads and litigation against libellous  songs. My work considers the power of the vox populi in the period, and how song was manipulated to enable non-elites to express dissatisfaction. I am also interested in literary and theatrical history and have a background in Shakespearean studies. I have previously worked with late Medieval and Early Modern performance, considering the impact of rural and ‘folk’ theatre on the early-modern stage.

  

I am a co-organiser of the annual LHPC Histfest, developing branding and web presence. As well as history, I have a keen interest in the creative arts, and am building on my diploma in Art, Design and Media as Art Director of the forthcoming magazine. Please contact me with any general queries about the magazine, the design process, image selection and copyright concerns. I am also open to questions on topics around my research interests, and more broadly on early-modern cultural and social history.

 

Twitter: @AmyLouHistory