Clare H Crowston

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Clare Haru Crowston received her BA from McGill University in 1988 and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1996. She began teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 1996. She is the author of Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (Duke University Press, 2013) and Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 (Duke University Press, 2001), which was awarded the Berkshire Prize for the best first book in history by a woman in North America and the Hagley Prize in business history. She is also the author of numerous book chapters and articles, which have appeared in journals such as Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales, French Historical Studies and the International Review of Social History. Along with her co-author Steven L. Kaplan, she has received an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship (2012-2014) for her next project, "Learning How: Apprenticeship in France, 1670-1830".

Crowston is also co-author of the popular textbooks A History of Western Society (10th edition, Bedford St Martin's) and A History of World Societies (9th edition, Bedford St. Martin's). Her work on the textbooks draws on her own research in early modern history as well as regular teaching of the Western Civilization survey and classes on early modern Europe and its relations with the wider world.

Research Interests

French and European History, history of women and gender, apprenticeship, fashion, material culture and consumption, historical methods

Education

Ph.D. Cornell University, 1996
BA, McGill University, 1988

Office Address

History
309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output

Les apprentissages parisiens aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles

Translated title of the contribution: Parisian apprenticeships in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesCrowston, C. H., Kaplan, S. L. & Lemercier, C., Mar 11 2020, In : Annales. 73, 4, p. 849-889 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

A History of World Societies: Combined Volume

Wiesner, M. E., Ebrey, P., Beck, R., Davila, W. J., Crowston, C. H. & McKay, J., Sep 2017, 11 ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins. 1152 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

A History of World Societies: Since 1450

Wiesner-Hanks, M. E., Ebrey, P., Beck, R., Davila, W. J., Crowston, C. H. & McKay, J., Sep 2017, 11 ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins. 672 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

A History of World Societies: To 1600

Wiesner-Hanks, M., Ebrey, P., Beck, R., Davila, W. J., Crowston, C. H. & McKay, J., Sep 2017, 11 ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins. 544 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Failure or Flexibility? Apprenticeship Training in Premodern Europe

Schalk, R., Wallis, P., Crowston, C. & Lemercier, C., Aug 1 2017, In : Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 48, 2, p. 131-158 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 7 Invited talk
    • 4 Editorial activity

    Le Commerce du Monde: Credit, Fashion, and Gender in 18th C. France

    Clare H Crowston (Invited speaker)

    Feb 9 2004

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Les marchandes de modes, un métier célèbre mais encore peu connu

    Clare H Crowston (Speaker)

    Feb 3 2015

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Moral Credit beyond the Old Regime: Making a Case for Continuities

    Clare H Crowston (Speaker)

    Nov 12 2011

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Marie Antoinette Was the First Fashion Martyr

    Clare H Crowston

    2/20/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Honors & Recognition