Headed by Dr Louise Hill Curth, Reader in Medical History at the University of Winchester, the Centre for Medical History has been founded to encourage and promote research in this area.
“Not only are things like health, illness and wellbeing of huge interest to the general public, it’s also a strong and growing academic discipline,” said Dr Louise Hill Curth. “I’ve designed the Centre to be interdisciplinary, encompassing colleagues working across the University, including archaeology, religious studies, English literature, education, media and law.”
The Centre’s launch event is followed by a series of monthly, free early evening lectures open to staff, students and members of the public. The series gets underway at the launch with a lecture by Professor Charlotte Roberts from the University of Durham.
Future seminar topics include health and safety in medieval healing and rituals, early modern herbal medicine, eighteenth century medical law and nineteenth century public health in New York.
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