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Monash University
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Mental health, insanity, madness, criminality, capital trials, psychiatry, history of medicine, gender, women's history, nineteenth-century, legal history, insanity defence, infanticide, domestic violence, Victoria.
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About Me

Georgina Rychner is a PhD candidate at Monash University, researching insanity and criminal responsibility in Victorian capital trials. Her interests include histories of medicine, gender and law. Her research on insanity and infanticide has appeared in Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, and will feature in the forthcoming edited collection ‘Infanticide/Mothers Who Kill’ (Demeter Press, 2019).

Recent Publications

‘Murderess or Madwoman? Margaret Heffernan, Infanticide and Insanity in Colonial Victoria’ Lilith: A Feminist
History Journal 23 (2017): 91-104.

(Forthcoming) ‘Temporary Fits, Animal Passions: Insanity in Victorian Capital Trials, 1890-1935’, Health and History 20, 1 (2018).

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Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
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Gender, Law, Medicine, Sexual Violence, Women