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Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Early modern Britain and Europe, women's history, history of the family, pregnancy, childbirth, infertility, medicine
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About Me

I am a historian of women, the family, and medicine, focusing particularly on Britain and Europe in the 16th and 17th century. I’ve worked on the history of infertility in this period, and am now working on a project on parent-child relationships as well as another project on the connections between sisters in this period.

I’m happy to provide expert knowledge on the history of pregnancy and childbirth, the history of the family, women’s history, and various aspects of early modern history.

Recent Publications


Infertility in Early Modern England, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017


  • “Literate Laywomen, Male Medical Practitioners and the Treatment of Fertility Problems in Early Modern England”, Social History of Medicine, Vol. 29, Issue 2, May 2016.
    • “Introduction: Special Issue on Infertility in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine”, Social History of Medicine, with Catherine Rider, Vol. 29, Issue 2, May 2016.
    • “From Anne to Hannah: Religious Views of Infertility in Post-Reformation England”, Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 2015.

Public engagement:

• ’Weepeth and sorroweth without comparison’: Historical Fertility Problems, The Toast, April 11, 2016.

• Infertility and Infidelity in Early Modern England, Perceptions of Pregnancy Blog, April 2, 2015.

Infertility and Infidelity in Early Modern England

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Religion, Women