PhD Candidate Agnes Burt Leaves to Conduct Archival Research in London

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August 30th, 2017

This month, PhD Candidate Agnes Burt will travel to London to conduct archival research for her dissertation, “Reforming the Married State: Women and Property after the Married Women’s Property Acts, 1870-1922.”  Her dissertation asks how the extension of property rights to married women under the 1870 and 1882 Married Women’s Property Acts changed women’s economic positions within their marriages and, in turn, impacted the web of social and economic relationships that structured the lives of late-Victorian Britons.  Agnes’ research trip is generously supported by multiple grants and awards, including a North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Travel Grant, a Boston University Long-term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship, an Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award and Angela J. and James Rallis Memorial Award from the BU Center for the Humanities, and a BU Graduate Student Organization Research Grant.  After finishing her research in London, Agnes will complete a fellowship as a W.M. Keck Foundation Fellow at the Huntington Library, in California.