CNN Conversation on the Contemporary Relevance of the History of Sleep

by | Jan 24, 2022 | Uncategorised | 0 comments

As a widely celebrated expert in the early modern history of sleep, Professor Sasha Handley, founding member of The Bodies, Emotions and Material Culture Collective, is part of the recent CNN conversation ‘How our ancestors used to sleep can help the sleep-deprived today’. To read the conversation by Katie Hunt, follow this link

Learn more about Sasha Handley’s Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘Sleeping Well in the Early Modern World: An Environmental Approach to the History of Sleep Care’ and her 2016 Yale University Press monograph on the topic.


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