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Dr Peter Elmer

Research interests

My broad interests lie in the study of the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Britain, with a particular focus on the impact of the changing religious and political context upon medicine and related fields such as witchcraft and magic. In recent years, I have also developed a strong interest in prosopographical approaches to these issues which will form the basis of the Centre for Medical History's five year, Wellcome-funded, research project on Early Modern Medicine in Britain (2012-17). In addition, I am currently collecting materials for a cultural history of seventeenth-century Exeter.