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Dr Alun Withey

I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'.

  • By Alun Withey
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly three posts per year
  • First post on

Posts per year

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2021 8
2022 2
2023 2
2024 2

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

The Troublesome Gibbet of John Haines, the ‘Wounded Highwayman’ of Hounslow.
For this post, I am going to wander into the world of crime in the late eighteenth century, and the grisly fate that befell many who committed the heinous crime of highway robbery. (Full disclosure: …
On , by Dr Alun Withey, 988 words
Creams, Clothes and Cases: The material culture of pre-modern travel.
I am currently on study leave, getting on with research for my new project on the history of travel preparations. One thing that I’m particularly interested in is the material culture of travel, and what …
On , by Dr Alun Withey, 1,073 words
Medicine on the Move: Early Modern Travel and Remedies
As my new project on the history of travel, health risk and preparation begins to get underway, one of the things that I am thinking about is the place of travel within early modern medical …
On , by Dr Alun Withey, 1,086 words