Welcome to our new researchers!

by | Sep 13, 2018 | news | 0 comments

This month, as we welcome in autumn and the new academic year, we are also very happy to welcome several new colleagues to the JRRI:

  • Rebecca Whiteley joins us from University College London, where she recently completed her PhD thesis on Early Modern depictions of pregnancy and childbirth. Rebecca is working primarily on midwifery illustrations in 19th century England, using the archives, books and visual collections of the man-midwife, Thomas Radford. Rebecca’s fellowship runs for three years and is generously funded by a philanthropic donation.
  • Roxana Gregor-Som is a PhD student, who also joins us from UCL. Roxana’s project uses the Rylands’ papyri collections to research the social structure of the landowners and tenants in Hermopolis in the period after 400. Roxana’s PhD is supervised by Dr Roberta Mazza and is generously funded by a philanthropic donation.
  • Abby Sayers is studying for a PhD at Indiana University and is the JRRI-Lilly Library exchange fellow for 2018. Abby’s research is focused on 18th Century British Gypsy communities, and her fellowship runs until January 2019.
  • Sarah Fox is an Early Career Researcher with interests in childbirth practices, social networks and the household in the north of England during the 18th century. Her current project explores the social, cultural and economic impact of men-midwives. Sarah’s fellowship runs until January 2019.
  • Brian Wallace is an Early Career Researcher who works on the cultural history of imperialism. His current project investigates discourses around magic and technology during the 19th century. Brian’s fellowship runs until December 2018.

A very warm welcome to Rebecca, Roxana, Abby, Sarah and Brian, and welcome back to our other colleagues!

To find out more information about any of the JRRI’s researchers, please visit the staff pages on our website


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