School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

Dr Sarah Cockram

Honorary Fellow

  • Email:
  • William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Affiliated research centres

Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Edinburgh Centre for Global History


Historical Animal Studies; Gender History; Renaissance Studies


Sarah Cockram specialises in gender history and historical animal studies.  Sarah is the author of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court (Ashgate) and has recently published on Isabella d'Este's sartorial politics.  Sarah’s recent research on interspecies interactions includes questions of animal emotion; animals of war; affection for companion dogs and cats; and the care of exotic animals (such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, rhinos, civets) at Renaissance courts.