Professor Myriam Boussahba
Myriam Boussahba is full Professor of British history now at the université Le Havre Normandie, Director of the research Centre GRIC, and Overseas Research Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge (UK). She is 2022 Research and Collections Visiting Professor, Cambridge University and Archives By-Fellow of Churchill College. She is a specialist of British women’s history and gender history in the long nineteenth century and has written many reviews and research expertise for journals and funding bodies, mostly on citizenship issues such as her latest co-edited book Frontières de la citoyenneté (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming 2023). After having published on British women’s emancipation campaign (Suffrage Outside Suffragism, Palgrave 2007; “La Rébellion de la contribuable anglaise”, RHMC, 2009, a historic consultant featuring in a documentary film “Les Suffragettes, ni paillassons, ni prostituées”, Arte TV, Michèle Dominici, 2012), she now focusses on British women’s first internationalism and their congresses: in 1893 Chicago (Relations internationales 164 PUF, 2016) and 1908 Amsterdam (« Transnational Languages of Western Internationalism », Engendering Transnational Transgressions, Routledge, 2020). She co-edited Women in International Exhibitions 1876-1937 (Routledge, 2018), and with 11 other colleagues, L’Europe des femmes XVIII-XXIe siècle (Perrin, 2017). She recently co-edited Qu’est-ce que l’intersectionnalité? (Paris: Payot, 2021) and recently published “Le roman sentimental Regency, entre continuités et ruptures (2000-2020) ”, Le Temps des médias 37, 2021/2, 164-182, which grounded a bid for regional funding (Normandie) to fund a collaborative research project on romance novels with aspects such as transnationalism, feminism, writing, readership communities.
She is currently staying on campus to forward her research project on British masculinities before the First World War, based on William Bull’s diaries (Churchill Archives Centre) that he wrote for 55 years between 1876 and 1931.