Wellcome Unit Seminar 21 January

Hilary Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

This term’s seminars have been convened by Dr Sloan Mahone on the theme of ‘‘Local and Global Perspectives in the History of Medicine’.  Each week we will post a blog on the upcoming seminar with detail of the topic and speaker.

The seminars are on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Week 2 – 21 January 2013
Julie Marfany, University of Oxford
What Role Did Hospitals Play in Eighteenth-century Southern Europe? A Catalan Case Study

Casa de Convalescencia, (c) Josep Renalias

Old Casa de Convalescencia, Barcelona (c) Josep Renalias

About the Speaker
Dr Julie Marfany is Departmental Lecturer in Economic and Social History  in the History Faculty here at the University of Oxford.  Previously a fellow at Cambridge University, Dr Marfany is also an editor of the journal Continuity and Change.  Her research interests focus mainly on Catalonia and Southern Europe and various aspects of their social and economic history, including rural history and poverty.

Selected Publications

Land, proto-industry and population in Catalonia, c.1680-1829 : an alternative transition to capitalism? (Ashgate, 2012) Available in the Bodleian Library

Was there an industrious revolution in Catalonia? Rural History 2010 conference, University of Sussex, 13-16 Sept 2010. Available online from www.ruralhistory2010.org/Papers/Marfany.pdf

Is it still helpful to talk about proto-industrialisation? Some suggestions from a Catalan case study”, Economic History Review, 63,4 (2010). Full text available via Oxford eJournals

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