Participant Info

First Name
Sara
Last Name
Read
Affiliation
School of the Arts, English and Drama
Website URL
www.sararead.co.uk
Keywords
seventeenth-century culture, women, reproduction, health, bodies, medicine
Additional Contact Information
alternative email sararead(at)aol.com

Personal Info

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About Me

Please see my personal website for more information, and short films: http://www.sararead.co.uk/

Twitter @saralread  / Instagram @saralread

I am a specialist in seventeenth-century culture. Particularly in women’s reproductive health, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage and midwifery.

I obtained my PhD in 2010 at Loughborough University where I am employed as a lecturer in English.

My academic books include Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2013).

I write magazine articles, and popular history books including Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives, 1540-1740 (2015) and Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740 (2017).¬† I have been interviewed for BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme (aired December 2017) and and regularly on BBC local radio including a monthly slot on the Llewella Bailey show reviewing the Sunday papers on BBCWM.

Recent Publications

Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives, 1540-1740 (2015)

Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740 (2017)

‘As polio is soon to be officially eradicated, here are five gruesome illnesses no longer with us’ iNews August 2017

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/wellbeing/polio-soon-officially-eradicated-five-gruesome-illnesses-no-longer-us/

‘All about Eve’ BBC radio 3 FreeThinking, December 2017

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09hmgff

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Women