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Bullitt Club Lecture Series: Mandy Fowler

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

The Healing Art: Early Modern Practices of Giving and Receiving Care in the 16th and 17th Century

Join the Bullit Club on Tuesday, 10/3 at 12pm in Bondurant Hall, Rm G030 or via Zoom

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

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

“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.


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For more information, visit the Bullitt History of Medicine Club website.


October 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bondurant Hall, Room G030
321 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States