Angela McShane

“Naming, Shaming, and Proclaiming: Early Modern Women’s Tobacco Boxes as Agents of Power”

Dr Angela McShane currently leads the Research Development team for the Wellcome Collection, a museum, library, and archive, dedicated to creating links between science, medicine, life and art . Visit: She was formerly Head of Early Modern Studies for the V&A/RCA postgraduate programme in History of Design. She has published widely on the subject of 17th century political broadside ballads and the material culture of intoxication, including chapters in collected editions, and journal articles in Past and Present, Journal of British Studies, Journal of Early Modern History, Popular Music Journal, Media History and Renaissance Studies. Dr. McShane has worked on several V&A gallery, exhibition and publication projects, most recently the new Europe 1600-1815 galleries. Visit: