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Mary E. Fissell <email@example.com>
Johns Hopkins University
I recently finished a book about representations of reproduction in early modern England and am now working on a theoretical piece on vernacular knowledge and a book about Aristotle's Masterpiece, a best-selling sex manual/midwifery book.
|Address:||Institute of the History of Medicine
1900 E. Monument St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21214
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Sci-Med-Tech
|Interests:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, May 1988.
MA History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, May 1984.
BA History, University of Pennsylvania, May 1981.
Early-modern medicine; the patient's perspective in the history of medicine; gender and the history of the body; popular culture; books and reading in early modern England.
Jan. 2006 - present, Co-Editor, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
May 2005 - present, Professor, Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.
Nov. 1994 - May 2005, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Johns Hopkins University.
Jan. 1992 - Oct. 1994, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Johns Hopkins University.
July 1988 - Dec. 1991, Lecturer and Research Associate, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Manchester.
Vernacular Bodies: The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. [http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-926988-2 ] To appear in paperback, Fall 2006.
Patients, Power and the Poor in Eighteenth-Century Bristol, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Manchester Women's History Group (six member group including Mary Fissell), Resources for Women's History in Greater Manchester, Manchester: National Labour History Museum, 1993.
"Constructing Vermin in Seventeenth-Century England", History Workshop Journal, no. 47 (1999): 1-29. Reprinted in Identity and Alterity, ed.William Chester Jordan and Angela Creager, Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2002.
“Hairy Women and Naked Truths: Gender and the Politics of Knowledge in Aristotle’s Masterpiece,” William and Mary Quarterly 60 (2003): 43-74.
“Making a Masterpiece: The Aristotle Texts in Vernacular Medical Culture.” in Charles E. Rosenberg, ed., Right Living: An Anglo_American Tradition of Self_Help Medicine , Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (2003): 59-87.
and Roger Cooter, "Exploring Natural Knowledge: Science and the Popular in the Eighteenth Century", Cambridge History of Science, vol. 4, Science in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Roy Porter, Cambridge University Press, (2003): 145-179.
“Making Meaning from the Margins: The New Cultural History of Medicine.” John Warner and Frank Huisman, eds., Medical History: The Stories and their Meanings, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, (2004):
“The Politics of Reproduction in the English Reformation.” Representations 87 (Summer 2004): 43-81.
"The Doctor-Patient Relationship." Robert Baker and Lawrence McCullough, eds., The Cambridge History of Medical Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in press, scheduled for 2006.
“The Marketplace of Print” in Mark Jenner and Pat Wallis, eds. Rethinking the Medical Marketplace, London” Palgrave, in press.
Grants, Fellowships & Awards:
1992-93 Course development grant, Hughes Foundation.
1997-8 Fellowship, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, History Department, Princeton University.
1997 Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (declined).
2000 NEH Fellowship, Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
2001-2002 Grant, National Library of Medicine (NIH 1 G13 LM07054-01).
2005 Vernacular Bodies, Honorable Mention, Katharine Briggs Folklore Award.