Our researchers work on the life cycle, including childhood, gender, disease, death and personhood.
The School facilitates research in this highly interdisciplinary field ranging from medicine in literary culture, ageing and the delivery of medical care.
Dr Jonathan Andrews
Reader in the History of Psychiatry
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5756
Dr Bruce Baker
Lecturer in Modern American History
Telephone: 0191 208 3636
Professor Helen Berry
Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Professor of British History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5562
Professor Jeremy Boulton
Professor of Urban History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6492
Dr Fergus Campbell
Reader in Social & Cultural History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6694
Dr Nicola Clarke
Lecturer in the History of the Islamic World; Degree Programme Director (DPD) for V100 and VL12
Dr David Creese
Lecturer in Classics; Head of Classics & Ancient History
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6473
Dr Andrea Dolfini
Senior Lecturer in Later Prehistory
Telephone: +44 (0)191 2083402
Dr Chris Fowler
Head of Archaeology & Senior Lecturer in Later Prehistoric Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5759
Dr James Gerrard
Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5502
Professor Susan-Mary Grant
Prof of American History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8588
Dr Violetta Hionidou
Head of History, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5741
Dr Cristiano Iaia
Dr Thomas Rütten
Reader in the History of Medicine
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3547
Dr Felix Schulz
Senior Lecturer in Mod European History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6466
Dr Samiksha Sehrawat
Lecturer in the History of Medicine and South Asia
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8262
Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito
Lecturer in Landscape Archaeology
Dr Sally Waite
Teaching Fellow in Classics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5330
Michail Raftakis - 'Mortality Change in Hermoupolis, Greece, 1859-1940'
Death and the disrupted life course: An interdisciplinary workshop.
Newcastle University, 13th April 2018, (Armstrong Building, 2.49)
This workshop seeks to explore past narratives about expected and idealized life courses and examine the effect of disruptions to such expected life courses on the process of death, dying and the treatment and commemoration of the recently deceased.
10.00: coffee and welcome
10.40: Rob Dale, Newcastle University - Bones of Contention: Burying and Reburying the Dead during and after the Great Patriotic War.
11.20: Samiksha Sehrawat, Newcastle University - Death, Ethnicity and War propaganda for South Asian soldiers during the First World War.
12.30: lunch (on campus at McKenna’s at Northern Stage, Mezzanine)
2.00: Chris Fowler, Newcastle University – Mortuary practice and the extended life course in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Europe.
2.40: Jonathan Andrews, Newcastle University – Living and dying ‘gouty’: gout and the life course in the Georgian era.
3.20: Felix Schulz, Newcastle University - Between Ideology and Reality: The Good Death in GDR Eulogies and Thanatology.
4.30: Karina Croucher, Bradford University – The dual process of grieving in the distant past.
5.30: Julie Rugg, York University - Consolation, individuation and consumption: towards a theory of cyclicality in English funerary practice.
7:30: dinner at the Earl of Pitt Street, 70 Pitt St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5ST.
If you would like to attend and join us for lunch/dinner, please contact Luc Racaut.
Life-cycles, bodies, health and disease research group, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University.