Some books by Helen Berry
Rivers of the Anthropocene
This exciting volume co-edited by Jason M. Kelly and Phil Scarpino (Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA), Helen Berry (Newcastle University, UK), James Syvitski (formerly IGPCC chair Boulder, CO, USA) and Michel Meybeck (Sisyphe Université de Paris) presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. In an attempt to bridge disciplinary divides, the essays in this volume address the challenge in studying the intersection of biophysical and human sociocultural systems in the Age of the Anthropocene. Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disciplines—from toxicology to archaeology to philosophy—this book is an excellent resource for students and scholars studying both freshwater systems and the Anthropocene. Forthcoming, University of California Press, 2017.
The Castrato and his Wife
The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. Mozart and Bach both composed for him. He was nothing less than a rock star of his day, with a massive female following. He was also a castrato. Ranging from the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of Europe to the remote hill towns of Tuscany, Helen Berry’s compelling account of the unconventional love story of the castrato and his wife offers fascinating insight into the world of opera and the history of sex and marriage in Georgian Britain.
The Family in Early Modern England
The first single volume in recent years to provide an overview and assessment of the most important research that has been published on the English family in the past three decades. Some of the most distinguished historians of family life, together with the next generation of historians working in the field, present previously unpublished archival research to shed light on family ideals and experiences in the early modern period.
Gender, Society and Print Culture in Late-Stuart England
‘The Athenian Mercury was the premier periodical venue for Augustan discussions of sex, gender and social mores, and it was both earlier and more explicit than the more famous Tatler and Spectator. Berry’s book does this fascinating and under-researched source full justice, and in the process provides new insights into late seventeenth-century London life.’
Prof. Margaret Hunt, Amherst College