Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Congratulations to Sam Thomas

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Sam Thomas. Sam just received word that he received a UAHuntsville Research Mini-Grant worth $7800 and a Wellcome Institute Grant (based in England) for $2200.

Sam will use the funding for two primary projects. In May, he will attend a seminar at the Folger Library in Washington, DC, on "Secularization and Selfhood." The seminar will explore how individuals in England and America understood the shift from the religious culture of the early modern period to the so-called "disenchantment of the world" that developed in the wake of the Enlightenment.

Then in July, he'll spend two weeks in Cheshire, Lancashire, and Yorkshire, England, laying the groundwork for his project under development on "Midwifery, Medicine and Society in Early Modern England." While there, he'll survey archives that he will use as he researches and writes two books on the social and cultural history of midwifery between 1660 and 1800.

Well done, Sam!

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