Fashionable Diseases of Georgian Life

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'Fashionable Diseases, Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832' is a three year Leverhulme-funded research project at the Universities of Northumbria and Newcastle. The project is holding an event on 'Fashionable Diseases of Georgian Life: Literature, Medicine and Culture in the Eighteenth Century and Beyond' on Thursday 2nd June, 4.00 – 6.30 p.m., at seminar Room 8, St Anne’s College

All welcome, seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Drinks will be served afterwards.

In this workshop, members of the Fashionable Diseases, Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 team will showcase some of their research, from the history of gout and rheumatism, to the roles of gender, class, and the health profession in the understanding and treatment of ‘fashionable diseases’.

The seminar is hosted by the Diseases of Modern Life: 19th Century Perspectives project. Full details of the speakers and presentations are available at:

Diseases of Modern Life

Contact name: Alyson Slade
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Audience: Open to all