political culture; "new" diplomatic history; social and cultural history; gender and ethnicity
Professor Mori's current research lies at the intersection of book and publishing history, the history of science, cultural history, religious history and literary history. She works on cheap print in the years 1660 to 1800 from the perspectives of producers (authors, publishers, illustrators, distributors) and consumers (buyers, borrowers, readers, listeners). The project is entitled "Everyday nature in English popular print" and encompasses three categories of texts: imaginative fiction, religion and household manuals such as cookbooks, gardening manuals and almanacs. This research deals with issues of orality, literacy, numeracy, multiple-authorship, reader-response and appropriation. It traces elements of continuity and change in the industrial revolution.
Professor Mori has also worked in eighteenth-century political history and culture, diplomatic history and women’s history. and some imperial history.