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Life Cycles, Bodies, Health and Disease

Life Cycles, Bodies, Health and Disease

We look at the life cycle, including childhood, gender, disease, death and personhood.


The School facilitates research in this highly interdisciplinary field. It includes medicine in literary culture, ageing, and the delivery of medical care. 

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    Our People

    PhD students

    • Emma Gooch - 'The Material Culture of Children in Ancient Greece: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Identity 
    • Timea Solyomvari
    • Stephen Freath - 'The Coroner's Court and Infanticide in North East England, c. 1850 - 1900'
    • Iain Flood - 'Violence and Victimhood: The Effects of Irregular Violence in Civil War Era Missouri' 
    • Yier Xu

    Recent graduates

    • Dr John Burke - 'Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance' 
    • Dr Michail Raftakis - 'Mortality Change in Hermoupolis, Greece, 1859-1940'