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Welcome to Reconsidering Illness and Recovery in the Early Modern World

An interdisciplinary online conference taking place on 18 – 19 August 2020

Image Credit: A husband and wife ask a quack doctor for advice about health: he suggests substituting himself for the husband in the wife’s affections, and she agrees. Mezzotint by J. Simon, 17–, after E. Jeaurat. Credit: Wellcome CollectionAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

The latest from the Illness and Recovery blog

Treacherous Travels and Chilly Churches: Clerical Experiences of Work-Related Illness in Early Modern Britain

In this blog post, Dr Robert W. Daniel (University of Warwick) offers us insights into the ways clergymen risked sickness during their church work. Robert is a Post-Doctorate researcher and General Secretary of the International John Bunyan Society. Follow him at @BunyanSociety. From the 4 July 2020, UK churches were permitted to re-open and resume public worship. In theContinue reading “Treacherous Travels and Chilly Churches: Clerical Experiences of Work-Related Illness in Early Modern Britain”

Introducing our keynote speaker: Professor John Henderson

We are delighted to introduce one of our keynote speakers for the event: Professor John Henderson. Professor Henderson will be presenting on day one of the conference and specialises in the interconnected histories of poverty and disease.  We interviewed Professor Henderson to find out a little more about his life and work. Q: Tell usContinue reading “Introducing our keynote speaker: Professor John Henderson”

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