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October 21, 2008

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» Forthcoming paper: Alun Withey on early modern medicine

‘The ‘Dyn Hysbys’ and the Doctor: reassessing the medical history of early modern Wales’

Wednesday 29 October 2008

2.30pm, D121b, University of Glamorgan (Treforest Campus)

Alun Withey graduated with first class honours in History from Glamorgan in 2005 and his undergraduate dissertation was immediately seized for publication by Welsh History Review. He took an M Res at Cardiff and is currently studying for an AHRB-funded PhD at Swansea. His article ‘Unhealthy Neglect? The Medicine and Medical Historiography of Early Modern Wales’ appeared in the Social History of Medicine, vol. 21 no.i, April 2008.

The ‘Dyn Hysbys’ referred to in the title is a cunning man or local wizard.

The paper is hosted by the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Wales. For further details contact Prof Gareth Williams. For directions, click here.


October 9, 2008

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» Introducing ... Jonathan Durrant

Jonathan Durrant is a historian of gender in early modern Germany, focussing on witch trials in the prince-bishopric of Eichstätt and soldiers who fought in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48). As well as writing the book Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany (Brill, 2007), he has written chapters on the kiss of shame, friendship and male witches and contributed entries to the award-winning Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, ed. Richard M. Golden (ABC-Clio, 2006).

Jonathan is interested in the presentation of history in the public domain. He has recently given a paper on the representation of enemies in films about Elizabeth I at the symposium Filming and Performing Renaissance History: Representing Conflict, Crisis and Nation, Queen's University, Belfast. And he has secured funding to look at possible research and teaching collaboration with St Fagans: National History Museum.

Jonathan is editor of the Witchcraft Bibliography Project Online and a co-convenor of the Forum on Early Modern Central Europe with Richard Butterwick and Natalia Nowakowska

Jonathan is also the Award Tutor for History at the University of Glamorgan. He is happy for you to contact him about any aspect of the degree: