Congratulations to Leah Astbury, who has been awarded first prize for her paper on ‘Caring for Newborns in Early Modern England’ in the Social History Society postgraduate conference paper competition.
The Wellcome Trust has made a three-year Strategic Award for completion of the Casebooks Project.
Congratulations to Jim Secord on the publication of his new book.
Leah Astbury looks at narratives of reproduction in the 16th and 17th centuries.
A workshop on ‘Cities and Towns as Epidemiological Drivers: Emerging Issues in Urban Historical Demography‘ was held at the Department of Geography on 17–18 March 2014.
The Ninth Cambridge Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine was given by Professor Malcolm Nicolson (University of Glasgow) on Thursday 16 January 2014.
Gabriella Zuccolin, who has been lecturing on medieval medicine this term, has been awarded a three-year Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship to work on a project on ‘Women’s medicine between script and print, c.1450–1600′. Congratulations!
Cambridge historians of medicine and biology are using a Wellcome strategic award to take a concerted approach to the history of reproduction. The cross-disciplinary group of researchers will offer fresh perspectives on issues ranging from ancient fertility rites to IVF. Building on a lively field of historical investigation, this will provide a fresh basis for policy and public debate.