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Philippa Carter

Philippa Carter

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


I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a degree in History and History of Art, and went on to complete an interdisciplinary Masters in Medieval Studies at the University of York. My research centres on the intellectual and cultural history of medicine and religion in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe. Most recently, I have been working on literary and medical representations of skin disorders in late medieval household miscellanies. My PhD seeks to explore the outer limits of normative emotion in early modern England, asking where and when the passions were believed to shade into pathology. 

Other academic interests

The history of emotions; Reformation studies; the visual and material culture of the Northern Renaissance; the history of the book; medieval and early modern historiography.