Carolyn Kay Steedman is a British historian specializing in 19th and 20th (and occassionally 18th) century history, particularly through themes of Victorianism, working-class experience, family, police, social history, domestic service and construct of self-identity. She is currently Professor of History at the University of Warwick. She is a critical historian of her own historical position, dramatically displayed in Landscape for a Good Woman, and engaged with how subjects understand themselves as historical and cultural beings.
Dust: The Archive and Cultural History Edit
Another paradigmatic, thoughtfully and beautiful written text by Steedman. Keywords: Derrida's "Archive Fever", Michelet, whose eyes are intended the for the archive, and the real archive fever. Also of note: the role judical records played in the moral tale of memoir.