School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Livesey House, LH317
Subject Areas: Media, Public Health, History
Annemarie works on the history and legacy of the UK temperance movement, using UCLan’s internationally significant archive, the Livesey Collection. She is interested in the cultural history of temperance groups, their material (particularly visual) cultures and the strong impact they had on their members. The three exhibitions she curated, funded by a grant from the HLF in 2012-3, inform her continuing work with local and national groups, and social media presence; see demondrink.
Twitter - @demon_drink
Annemarie carries out a range of interdisciplinary academic and public engagement work in her current role as part-time Senior Research Fellow. She is a leading writer on various aspects of temperance history, drawing over 40 years’ study and teaching of representation as well as research in archives throughout the UK and in the US. She also has a particular interest in the study of periodicals, both as a field and as sources, magic lantern slides and shows, and has also written on the uses of songs and public spaces, as well as more general temperance history. Public history and wider engagement with heritage is a central aspect of her work, seen in her curation of exhibitions and many public talks, debates, and re-creation performances. This has led to media appearances as well as links with third-sector organisations currently working on alcohol-related issues.
Annemarie has given papers at academic conferences in Austin, Texas; Dwight, Illinois; New Haven, Connecticut (Yale); Wilmington, Delaware; Genoa; Rome; Milan; Ghent; Stockholm; Utrecht; Freiburg; Aberystwyth; Cardiff; Glasgow; Bolton; Bristol; Cambridge; Canterbury; Exeter; Leeds; Liverpool; London; Manchester; Ormskirk; Salford; Plymouth; Warwick, and of course Preston.
She has been co-organiser of six conferences, Academic Identities in Crisis (2008); Food and Drink: their social, cultural, and political histories (2011); Whose History is it Anyway? (2013); ‘I’ve Been to Dwight’: Transnational Perspectives on Addiction, Temperance and Treatment in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2016), and the annual conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals in Salford (2013).
She is chair of the organising committee for the forthcoming UCLan conference Radical Temperance: Social change and drink, from teetotalism to Dry January (2018)
Invited and keynote lectures
Invited lectures at: Birkbeck College, University of London, University of Cambridge; Edge Hill University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, Birkbeck College, University of London, John Cabot University, Rome; series of public lectures in Harris Museum, Preston and People’s History Museum, Manchester; public debates/talks in national Humanities and Science Festivals and local history societies.
Keynote lecture at conference ‘Drink and Temperance in nineteenth-century Ireland’ (2016), Open University.
2 PhD students, working on Temperance History and Film History