Prof Maggie Andrews

prof-maggie-andrews

Professor Emerita of Cultural History

History, Politics and Sociology

Contact Details

email: maggie.andrews@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 54 2426

Prof Maggie Andrews is a cultural historian whose work covers the social and cultural history of twentieth century Britain and the representation of that history within popular culture. A key focus of her research is domesticity and femininity. She is the author of a range of publications including a feminist history of the Women's Institute movement and an exploration of the history of the inter-relationship of broadcasting, femininity and domesticity in twentieth century Britain. Her most recent work explores domesticity and the Home Front in World War One and Two.

Maggie has a strong commitment to public engagement; from 2008-2013 she worked with the National Memorial Arboretum and Nottingham University to convene a series of seminars on Remembrance, Commemoration and Memorials in Contemporary Culture. These seminars, which were initially funded by the Royal British Legion, led to a jointly edited book, Lest We Forget: Remembrance and Commemoration, and a special remembrance edition of the Journal of War and Culture Studies.

Prof Andrews was Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded WWI engagement center Voices of War and Peace: The Great War and its Legacy, and led on the theme of gender and the home front. She also worked with the Worcestershire WW1 100 Heritage Lottery Funded project and a number of other community history projects during the centenary .

Maggie has undertaken a range of media work, she was an AHRC-funded adviser to the BBC in the West Midlands on the World War One at Home project and is the historical consultant for the Radio 4 Drama Home Front.

Teaching & Research

Prof Andrews provides research supervision for a number of students working in women’s history and / or the the Home Front in the First and Second World War.

Professional Bodies

Professor Andrews is Chair of the National Steering Committee for the Women's History Network and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow.

External Responsibilities

Member of Editorial Boards of Women's History Review and Midlands History

External Examiner MA Modern History at Liverpool John Moores University

Senior Honorary Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Publications

2020 

Andrews, N. F Fleming and M. Morris (eds.) Histories, Memories and Representations of Being Young in the First World War. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2020

Andrews and J. Lomas (eds.) Widows, Poverty, Power and Politics. Stroud: History Press.

2019

Andrews, Women and Evacuation in the Second World War Femininity, Domesticity and Motherhood, London: Bloomsbury Academic.

2019

Andrews and E. Edwards, Bovril Whisky and Gravediggers: the Spanish Flu Pandemic comes to the West Midlands Alcester: History West Midlands.

2018

Andrews and J. Lomas, Hidden Heroines: the Forgotten Suffragettes jointly written with Janis Lomas, Marlborough: Crowood Press.

2018

Andrews and J. Lomas, 101 things you need to know about the Suffragettes Stroud: History Press.

2018     

Andrews and J. Lomas, A History of Women in 100 Objects, Stroud: History Press.

2016     

How the Pershore Plum Won the Great War, jointly edited with Jenni Waugh, Stroud: History Press.

2015     

Andrews, The Acceptable Face of Feminism: The Women’s Institute Movement 1915-1960, London: Lawrence and Wishart. New revised edition, first published 1997.

2014

Andrews and J. Lomas (eds.), The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences since 1914, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

2014

Andrews, A. Gregson, and J. Peters, Worcestershire's War: Voices of World War 1, Stroud: Amberley Press.

2014

Andrews and S. McNamara (eds.), Femininity and Feminism: A Reader on Women and the Media since the 1900s, Oxford: Routledge.

2012

Andrews, Domesticating the Airwaves: Broadcasting, Domesticity and Femininity, London: Continuum.

2011

Andrews, N. Hunt and C. Bagot-Jewitt (eds.), Lest We Forget? Cultures of Remembrance, Stroud: The History Press.

2009

Andrews and E. Stevenson, AQA Media Studies, Bristol: Nelson Thornes.

2000

Andrews and M. Talbot (eds.), All the World and Her Husband, London: Cassell.

Chapters in books

2017     

Andrews, ‘Remembrance and the working-class soldier hero in austerity Britain’ in D Berry (ed.) Cultural Politics of Austerity, Oxford: Routledge pp47-66.

2017    

Andrews, ‘The Indefatigable Mrs. Webb: Food, Radio, and Rural Women – a Legacy of World War I’; Linda M. Ambrose and Joan M. Jensen, editors Recipes for Rural Life: Food History and Women Professionals, 1880-1965 University of Iowa Press.  pp 139-155.

2015     

Andrews, ‘Potential Cosmopolitan Sensibilities in Feminized Mediated Remembrance’ in Yilmaz, A. et all (eds.) Media and Cosmopolitanism Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang.

2015    

Andrews, ‘Shopping for Identities and Purchasing Fantasies of Domesticity in Post-war Kays Catalogues’ in Mitra, B. and Johnson, R. (eds) Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues : 1920 to the New Millennium Cambridge Academic, Cambridge, 47 - 59.

2015

Andrews, ‘Potential Cosmopolitan Sensibilities in Feminised and Mediated Remembrance’ in A. Yilmaz Aybige, R. Trandafoiu, A. Mousoutzanis (eds.) Media and Cosmopolitanism, Bern: Peter Lang, pp 51-70.

2015

Andrews, ‘Shopping for Identities and Purchasing Fantasies of Domesticity in Post-war Kays Catalogues’ in B. Mitra, and R Johnson (eds.), Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues : 1920 to the New Millennium Cambridge: Cambridge Academic, pp. 47-59.

2008

Andrews and F. Carter, ‘Who Let the Dogs Out: Pets, Parenting and the Ethics of Lifestyle Television’ in G. Palmer (ed) Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal, Basingstoke: Ashgate, pp39-48.

2003

Andrews, ‘Nigella Bites the Naked Chef: the sexual and sensual in Television Cookery Programmes’ in J. Floyd and L. Foster (eds.) The Recipe Reader, Basingstoke: Ashgate, pp 187-204.

1998

Andrews, ‘Butterflies and Caustic Asides’ in S. Wagg (ed) Because I Tell a Joke or Two, Oxford: Routledge, pp 50-64.

1998

Andrews, ‘For Home and Country: Feminism and Englishness in the Women's Institute Movement’ in Weight R & Beach A (eds.) The Right to Belong, Tauris, pp116-135.

1996

Andrews, ‘The Acceptable Face of Feminism’ in S. Oldfield (ed.) This Working Day World: Women's Lives and Culture 1915-1945, Basingstoke: Taylor and Francis, pp 29-39.

Academic journal articles – single authored

2019                   

‘Worcestershire's Women: local studies and the gender politics of the First World War and its legacy’ in History Journal of Historical Association Vol 104, Issue 363 pp 851-870.

2018    

‘Commemorating the First World War in Britain: A Cultural Legacy of Media Remembrance Journal of War & Culture Studies. pp. 1-19. ISSN Print: 1756272 Online: 1752-6280, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17526...

2018    

‘Entitlement and the Shaping of First World War Commemorative Histories’. Cultural Trends, 27 (2). pp. 63-67. ISSN 1469-3690

2017     

‘British Practices of Remembrance : Politics and Poppies’ British Politics Review Journal of the British Politics Society, Norway Vol 12 No 2, 2017.

2016

‘Tropes and Trench Cakes: The Home Front in the Media and Community History’ in Twentieth Century British History  27 (4): 506-512.

2015     

The WI's Rural Retailing and Markets 1915–1939: a WWI legacy’ in History of Retailing and Consumption  Vol 1:2 pp. 89-104.

2015     

‘Rethinking the significance of the ‘Home’ in the West Midlands Home Front’, Women’s History: the Journal of the Women’s History Network pp4-8. 2014-15

Poppies, Tommies and Remembrance in Soundings Issue 58 Winter pp104-115.

2014

'Nationalising Hundreds and Thousands of Women: a domestic response to a national problem, Women's History Review Vol 24 No 1 pp.112-130.

2013

Narrative Tropes and Emotional Realism in Memories of Evacuees to Staffordshire in Children In War, The International Journal of the Evacuee and War Child Studies, Vol 1, No 10 pp. 57-62

2012

Homes both sides of the Microphone: wireless and domestic space in inter-war Britain, Women's History Review Vol. 21, No. 4 pp 605-622.

2012

Mediating Remembrance; personalization and celebrity in television remembrance, Journal of War and Culture Studies, Vol. 4 : 3. Pp357-370.

2004

Feminism, femininity and the potential politics of consuming popular culture: a case study of Marie Claire a reportage of global humanitarian politics, Imperium Vol. 4pp44-61.

2003

Calendar Ladies: Popular culture, sexuality and the middle aged, middle-class woman in Sexualities, Vol 6, No 3-4, pp. 385-40.

1996

Nostalgia or Popular Narratives: Why I Like Mary Poppins, Women's History Notebooks Winter 1996 pp385-403.

1996

Jam Making, Cuthbert Rabbit and Cake Making, The Journal of Rural History, Vol. 7: pp. 207-219.

1995

Jam and Jerusalem The Journal of Oral History, Vol. 23, Nos 1-2, pp. 87-96.