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Patricia Walker

PhD Student

Patricia Walker


I graduated from Dalhousie University with a Diploma in Costume Studies (2001) and a BA in Theatre and History (2004). I also graduated in 2009 from the University of Victoria (British Columbia) with an MA in Theatre History (2009). I started my PhD in 2011 and am under the supervision of Graeme Murdock.


'The culture of death in late Elizabethan and early Stuart England'.
My research focuses on the changing culture of death and dying in early modern England. I am interested in religious history, burial customs and rituals, commemoration, social interaction and material culture associated with death and dying. My other interests include theatre history and literature and fashion and textile history in England and France.

Research Papers:

  • "Dresses to Kill: The rise of the military uniform in early modern France", paper presented at "Engendering Gender" conference at the University of Exeter (July 2010).
  • "The English Reformation and its effect on the culture of death", paper presented at the Irish History Students' Association Conference, at NUIG (March 2012)

Last updated 24 November 2017 History (Email).