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Early Modern Economies of Care: Practices of Giving and Receiving Care in the 16th and 17th Century

October 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Early Modern Economies of Care: Practices of Giving and Receiving Care in the 16th and 17th Century

Mandy Fowler,  Doctoral student in English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill


Tuesday, October 3, 2023

12:00 PM ET
Hybrid lecture


“Early Modern Economies of Care” explores practices of giving and receiving care as they existed in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. In this presentation, Mandy will share insights from their research as the 2022-2023 McLendon-Thomas Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a Rare Books Fellow, Mandy used a variety of materials in the Wilson Library Rare Books Collection, including medical guides for physicians and household caregivers, familial letters and legal documents, and other printed or manuscript texts to better understand the complexities of caregiving from the perspectives of both the givers and receivers of care. Mandy’s research pays particular attention to the ways in which intellectual and religious movements of the period influenced early modern approaches to care.


Mandy is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC, where they study early modern literature with an emphasis in the history of medicine, materiality, and domestic culture.


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Join us in-person in Bondurant Hall, Room G030


October 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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