Dr Alun Withey

Associate Research Fellow


Extension: 5065

Telephone: 01392 725065

I am an expert in early modern medical history, and specialise in the history of medicine in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Wales. Within this rather broad topic, my research interests include domestic medicine, and especially medical remedy collections, the medical marketplace and medical advertising, gender and the sick role and the lived experience of sickness in early modern Britain.

More recently, I have been exploring the interplay between technology and culture in the long eighteenth century, and the increasing market for products advertised for, and created for, men. My most recent article has looked at the history of shaving in Georgian Britain, and the social, technological and cultural contexts through which facial hair was articulated and understood.