Department Name Department of History
Institution Name University of Essex

Departmental Information

Department Profile The Department of History at the University of Essex was founded in 1972. Since then it has developed a strongly individual character. We pride ourselves on being a Department that refuses intellectual straitjackets. We enjoy the mix of areas and specialisms found along our corridors. The pattern of appointments to our Department has deliberately brought together a group of scholars with a wide range of approaches and fields: Britain, Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia are all represented, as are the relations between them. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise the Department was awarded a grade five and the University overall was ranked as one of the top ten universities in the country. The Department has always prided itself on having a friendly atmosphere, with good staff-student relationships.
Faculty Teaching Staff Catherine Crawford;
Areas of Expertise The construction of medical authority in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, mainly in Britain but also in France.
Special Resources Excellent Record Offices in Essex; Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies (director: Professor Karl Figlio); Annual residential course on Oral History of Medicine

Course & Degrees

Undergraduate Courses Medicine and Society in Britain and France 1700-1860;
Undergraduate Units BA Philosophy and History;Taught
Postgraduate Courses History of Medicine – European; History of Medicine – British;
Research Degrees MA (by research); MPhil; PhD

Contact Details

Contact Name Dr Catherine Crawford
Postal Address Department of History, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0)1206 87 2301(Cathrine Crawford)
Fax +44 1206 873757
Email [email protected]