We are delighted to announce that Dr Hetta Howes has been selected as one of the AHRC/ BBC Radio 3/ BBC 4 New Generation Thinkers for 2017.
This is a highly prestigious national competition for early career researchers whose work is of the highest quality and greatest public interest.
The high standard of Hetta’s public engagement work has been recognised and now she will have opportunities to make programmes with the BBC.
Hetta Howes’s research has explored the relationship between women and water, tracing misogynist rhetoric back to the Middle Ages. Her new project will examine the part that fluids play in medieval life and how this might connect to today.
Hetta is interested in how women are treated or portrayed in medieval literature, and how women’s writing challenges or subverts various medieval female stereotypes as well as challenging our own modern preconceptions of women in that time.