- First Name
- Last Name
- United Kingdom
- School of the Arts, English and Drama
- Website URL
- seventeenth-century culture, women, reproduction, health, bodies, medicine
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- alternative email sararead(at)aol.com
- 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
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- United Kingdom
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- 17th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Women