6 episodes

The Thanks for Typing Podcast is part of Ros Edwards’ and Val Gillies’ research journey uncovering the hidden impact of social researchers’ wives. In this 6 episode podcast series, they explore how wives helped to shape classic works that set foundations for how modern sociology was thought of and carried out including investigations of communities, class and family life.  

Thanks for Typing The Sociological Review

    • Society & Culture

The Thanks for Typing Podcast is part of Ros Edwards’ and Val Gillies’ research journey uncovering the hidden impact of social researchers’ wives. In this 6 episode podcast series, they explore how wives helped to shape classic works that set foundations for how modern sociology was thought of and carried out including investigations of communities, class and family life.  

    Slivers and footnotes: recognising wives and women in sociology

    Slivers and footnotes: recognising wives and women in sociology

    In Episode 5 we’re talking about the contribution that wives have made to the discipline of sociology in the past and how this has helped to shape the sociology of the present. We’re joined by Lebogang Mokwena, Lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town, and John Goodwin, Professor of Sociology and Sociological Practice at the University of Leicester. Lebogang’s work intersects cultural and historical sociology, and as well as work on the cultural, economi...

    • 28 min
    The contributions of wives: questions of class

    The contributions of wives: questions of class

    In Episode 4 Ros and Val talk about their own research looking at the contributions of wives to some of the most important social studies of our time. They’re also joined by Selina Todd, Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford whose research focuses on the history of working-class life and women's lives. She is also the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910-2010, and is currently working on a history of social mobility in...

    • 30 min
    Wives in the archives: researching wives’ contributions to their husbands’ work

    Wives in the archives: researching wives’ contributions to their husbands’ work

    In Episode 3 we’re talking about wives in the archives and asking where we can find out more about the contributions that wives have made to the work of their academic husbands. Joining us are Sophie Bridges, from the Churchill Archives in Cambridge and Chris Renwick, Professor of Modern History at the University of York. Sophie’s work has focused on the personal papers of people involved in social research such as Michael Young and Phyllis Willmott. Chris is the author of British Sociology’s...

    • 32 min
    Wifedom: how are wives incorporated in their husbands’ work?

    Wifedom: how are wives incorporated in their husbands’ work?

    Have you ever thought about the contributions that the wives of academics have made to their husband’s work and how those contributions have been acknowledged? In Episode 1 we’re looking at the #ThanksForTyping that went viral in 2017, shining a spotlight onto the often hidden work of wives over the years. We’re joined by Bruce Holsinger, an author and academic based at the University of Virginia and Miriam David, a feminist educator at University College London, who has written about gender ...

    • 30 min
    Thanks to my wife: gender and politics in the academy

    Thanks to my wife: gender and politics in the academy

    Have you ever thought about the contributions that the wives of academics have made to their husband’s work and how those contributions have been acknowledged? In Episode 1 we’re looking at the Thanks For Typing hashtag that went viral in 2017, shining a spotlight onto the often hidden work of wives over the years. Ros and Val are joined by the hashtag’s originator, Bruce Holsinger, an author and academic based at the University of Virginia. They’re also joined by Miriam David, a feminist edu...

    • 25 min
    Welcome to Thanks for Typing

    Welcome to Thanks for Typing

    Welcome to Thanks for Typing, a podcast that uncovers the largely invisible contribution of social researchers’ wives to studies that laid the foundations of modern sociology. Presented by Ros Edwards and Val Gillies, with support from Research Podcasts and the Sociological Review Foundation, Episode 1 will be released on Tuesday 19 March, 2024.CreditsHosts: Ros Edwards and Val GilliesProducer: Chris GarringtonMusic: The Beat of Nature, Olexy Artwork: Krissie Brighty-GloverFind out more about...

    • 2 min

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