Clare H Crowston

20002017
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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

Office Phone

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Research Output 2000 2017

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/ReportBook

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/ReportBook

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/ReportBook

Failure or Flexibility? Apprenticeship Training in Premodern Europe

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apprenticeship
Premodern
Labour Market
Guilds
Apprentice

A History of Western Society: Combined Volume

McKay, J., Crowston, C. H., Wiesner-Hanks, M. E. & Perry, J., 2016, 12 ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins. 1184 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Activities 2004 2017

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

Le Monde de la mode: Women's Credit Networks and Fashion in 18th-Century Paris

Clare H Crowston (Speaker)
Mar 22 2011

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Salons and the Enlightenment: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Clare H Crowston (Invited speaker)
Sep 14 2010

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

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

Sexuality
History
Historian
art
Business history