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Nine images of the Great Plague of London in 1665. Image: Wellcome Collection.

People

Project Leaders

Mary Fissell

Mary Fissell (John Hopkins University) 

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Elaine Leong

Elaine Leong (MPIWG)

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IT Development

Robert Casties

Robert Casties (MPIWG)

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Florian Kräutli

Florian Kräutli (MPIWG)

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Student Assistants

 

Emily Clark REEM

Emily J. Clark is a PhD candidate in the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation explores dispossessed women's productive and reproductive labors in colonial New England and the Atlantic world, with a focus on the gendered and racialized body, enslavement, intimacy, and sexuality.

P Carter

Philippa Carter is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Cambridge. Her research centres on the intersections between medicine, religion, and natural philosophy in Europe, c. 1400-1650. Her PhD thesis looks at early modern diseases of the mind and brain, with a focus on the disease state known as ‘frenzy'.

Daniel Glombitza (MPIWG)

Advisory Board

Kathleen Crowther (History of Science, University of Oklahoma); Frances Dolan (English, University of California, Davis); Mary Floyd-Wilson (English, University of North Carolina); Melissa Grafe (History of Medicine, Yale University); Jennifer Hellwarth (English, Allegheny College); Hillary Nunn (English, University of Akron); Lisa Smith (History, University of Essex); Olivia Weisser (History, University of Massachusetts, Boston); Elizabeth Yale (History, University of Iowa).

Past Project Member

Tillmann Taape

Tillmann Taape is a historian of early modern science and medicine with an interest in distillation, vernacular medicine, and early print. He wrote his PhD thesis at Cambridge University on the published works of an expert medical craftsman, the surgeon-apothecary Hieronymus Brunschwig from Strasbourg. During his doctoral studies, Tillmann spent three summers as a Predoctoral Fellow at the MPIWG to work on the REM database. He is currently a lecturer in history and a postdoctoral scholar at the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University.