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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles

 

Biography

Philippa Carter is a PhD candidate in History, supervised by Professor Alexandra Walsham and advised by Professor Lauren Kassell. Her research centres on the intersections between medicine, religion, and natural philosophy in Europe, c. 1400-1650. Her PhD thesis examines understandings of mental illness in early modern England, with a focus on the disease state known as ‘frenzy'.

Research Interests

Reformation studies; British social and cultural history; the social history of medicine; the history of emotions; the visual and material culture of the Reformation; early print and manuscript culture; medieval and early modern historiography.

 

Research

Reformation studies; British social and cultural history; the social history of medicine; the history of emotions; the visual and material culture of the Reformation; early print and manuscript culture.

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

Part I, Paper 9, British Economic and Social History, c.1500-1750. 

Part II, Specified Subject Paper 11, Early Modern Medicine. 

Other Professional Activities

Research Assistant on the ‘Reading Early Medicine’ project, directed by Professor Mary Fissell and Dr Elaine Leong, funded by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. September-December 2019.

Research Assistant to Professor Lauren Kassell, providing historical consultation on Nyamyam’s ‘Astrologaster’, an interactive game based on the career of the Elizabethan astrologer-physician Simon Forman, released online 2 May 2019.

Curator and transcriber of ‘Frenzy’, in Selected Cases in Full from Simon Forman and Richard Napier’s Medical Records, released online 25 January 2019. https://casebooks.wordpress.com/selected-cases-in-full/frenzy/.

 

Department: History
Supervisor: Professor Alexandra Walsham
College: Trinity Hall
AHRC subject area: History
Title of thesis: Traversing the boundary between the passions and pathology in England c. 1425-1625

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