Ph. D Research Studentship

Medical Knowledge and Popular Culture in 19th and 20th Century Ireland

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (University of Ulster, Jordanstown site)

This studentship, funded by DEL (Department of Education and Learning), will be based at the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland at the University of Ulster (Jordanstown) site. Applications are now invited for a Ph.D. studentship within this theme to examine an aspect of the dissemination of medical knowledge among the public in the 19th and/or 20th centuries concentrating upon non-medically authorised channels such as almanacs, advertisements and folk or ‘country’ cures. They will try to establish patterns of information-gathering and self-treatment among the public. An aspect of a twentieth century study could, for example, be the collection of oral testimony as to folk cures and home treatment. The project may also be linked to the Academy’s research programme on the History of the Irish Book.

The supervisor will be Prof. Greta Jones co-director of the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Ulster (Jordanstown) in Ireland. Application details can obtained from University of Ulster website at

The closing date for applications is 8th December, 2006.

For more information, please contact Prof. Greta Jones: [email protected]