Eve is Associate Professor in British and European History post-1850 at the University of Southampton. Her teaching and research largely focuses upon twentieth century British social and cultural history, including contemporary history. He research explores themes in the histories of modern selfhood, and encompasses her interests in gender history, cultural history, intellectual history and histories of childhood and youth. Eve is happy to supervise doctoral research on a wide variety of topics related to modern British history, gender history, and the histories of childhood and youth.
- Histories of childhood and youth in late-twentieth century Britain
- Histories of technology use
- Gender history
- The concept of celebrity and reputation
- Histories of charity and philanthropy
Eve is currently researching the significance of telephones in the histories of children and young people's lives in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s. Her research looks to understand the meanings telephone use held to children and adolescents in these decades in relation to diverse facets of young people's experience, including in play cultures; leisure; the construction of home; mediation of family life and friendships; the assertion of fashionable identities; educational and workplace cultures; and the location of advice and help. Eve is currently leading a Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship, 'Children and young people's telephone use and telephone cultures in Britain, c. 1984-1999', funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant number: AH/V008943/1). Eve's previous research has focused upon the histories of charity, identity and selfhood in the interwar period. Her first monograph, Female Philanthropy in the Interwar World: Between Self and Other was published by Bloomsbury Academic Press in 2018 and was Highly Recommended in the Women's History Network Book Prize 2019. Other publications include articles tracing the meanings of 'service' to elite women, and charity appeals on the early BBC radio (Duncan Tanner Eassy Prize, 2010, Twentieth Century British History).
Current PhD Students
Eve's teaching seeks to explore social and cultural histories of twentieth century Britain, including perspectives into 'ordinary people's' lives. Eve also teaches comparative histories of gender and sexuality.
Eve joined the History Department at the University of Southampton in 2012. She became Associate Professor in 2019. Eve studied History at the University of Oxford, where she stayed on to complete an MSt. (2006) and D.Phil. (2011), working with Professor Jane Garnett. Eve was a postdoctoral researcher on two projects at the University of Oxford before joining the History Department at the University of Southampton: 'Religious Faith, Space and Diasporic Communities in East London: 1880-Present' (part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme) and 'One Hundred Years of Barnett House'. Eve's work on the histories of childhood has included the Wellcome-funded project with Dr Jenny Crane, 'Thirty Years of ChildLine' (2016), which produced an archive held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick.