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Dr Hannah Murphy

Dr Hannah Murphy

  • Research fellows

Research Fellow & Co-Investigator, Renaissance Skin

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Hannah joined King's in 2017 after four years at Oriel College Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow. She has a BA in History and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and she was awarded her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Science and medicine in Early Modern Europe
  • Skin colour in early modern medicine
  • Early modern medical practitioners and practical structures of "race-making"

For more information, please see Hannah's full research profile

Expertise and public engagement

As part of the Renaissance Skin team, Hannah oversees the project's public engagement offerings, which will include work with volunteers, schools, choreographers, fashion-designers and artists.

Selected publications

  • (2020)) " Skin and Disease in Early Modern Medicine: Jan Jessen's De cute, et cutaneis affectibus (1601), Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 94 (2020), 179-214
  • (2019) A New Order of Medicine: The Rise of Physicians in Reformation Nuremberg, University of Pittsburgh Press 2019 - Winner of the Society for Renaissance Studies Biennial Book Prize, 2020
  • (2016) Common places and private spaces: libraries, record-keeping and orders of information in sixteenth- century medicine. Past and Present [Special Issue 11: The Social History of the Archive], 230 (Suppl. 11), 253-268