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Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Ph.D. (Essex), M.A. (Alberta), B.A. Hons. (Alberta)

Associate Professor

Office: Arts 821
Phone: (306) 966-2583
Email: lisa.smith@usask.ca
Website: https://drc.usask.ca/projects/sloaneletters

Keywords / Tags

  • body
  • digital history
  • Europe
  • family
  • gender
  • health
  • history
  • infertility
  • masculinity
  • medicine
  • pain
  • recipes
  • science
  • supernatural
  • women

Teaching & Supervision

COURSES TO BE OFFERED IN 2013-2014

History 121.3 (Europe's Way to the Modern Age, 1348-1789), term 1

History 481.3 (A History of Pain in Early Modern Europe), term 1

History 122.3 (Europe in the Age of Mass Culture, 1789 to the Present), term 2

History 333.3 (Defining Boundaries: Natural and Supernatural Worlds in Early Modern Europe), term 2

 

THESIS SUPERVISION

Military Nursing in the British Empire, ca. 1780-1830.  Ph.D. dissertation, Erin Spinney, in progress.

"England's Domestic Chemists: Science and Consumerism in Eighteenth-Century Recipe Collections." M.A. thesis, Katherine Allen, 2011.

“Persistent Widows: Religious Scripts in the Illness Narratives of Anne Halkett, Ann Fanshawe, and Alice Thornton". M.A. thesis, Tenyia Miller, 2011.

 

PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT COURSES

History 121.3 (Europe's Way to the Modern Age, 1348-1789)

History 122.3 (Europe in the Age of Mass Culture, 1789 to the Present)

History 226.6 (Early Modern Europe)

History 333.3 (Defining Boundaries: Natural and Supernatural Worlds in Early Modern Europe)

History 384.3 (Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe)

History 391.3 (Healing and Illness in Early Modern Europe)

History 397.3 (Approaches to History)

History 481.3 (A History of Pain in Early Modern Europe)

History 820.6 (Major Comprehensive Field: Early Modern Britain)

History 821.3 (Social and Cultural History of Medicine in Early Modern Europe)

History 831.3 (Minor Comprehensive Field: Social and Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine)

History 883.3 (Methods in Historical Research)

Research

BOOK IN PROGRESS

Domestic Medicine: Gender, Health and the Household in Eighteenth-Century England and France

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The ways in which sufferers' experiences were shaped by their relationships with medical praticioners, family members and friends.

The practice of domestic medicine and caregiving by men and women.

The meanings and experience of infertility and impotence.

The gendered body and 'men's' and 'women's' illnesses.

The religious, social and cultural contexts of pain and illness.

The body and soul connection.

The supernatural world and the Enlightenment.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant: "Reconstructing the Lives of Doctor Sloane and His Patients in Eighteenth-Century England" (2013-2016)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Standard Grant: "D'Une Grossesse d'Homme and Other Family Matters: Men's Health in England and France, ca. 1675-1775" (2007 to 2011)

Publications

ARTICLES

"Bespelled in the Archives", The Appendix: A New Journal of Narrative & Experimental History, 1, 2 (2013), http://theappendix.net/issues/2013/4/bespelled-in-the-archives.

"The Body Embarrassed?  Rethinking the Leaky Male Body in Eighteenth-Century England and France", Gender and History, 23, 1 (2011): 26-46.

"Imagining Women's Fertility Before Technology", Journal of Medical Humanities, 31, 1 (2010): 69-79.

"'An Account of an Unaccountable Distemper': The Experience of Pain in Early Eighteenth-Century England and France", Eighteenth-Century Studies 41, 4 (2008): 459-480.

"The Relative Duties of a Man: Domestic Medicine in England and France, ca. 1670-1740’" Journal of Family History, 31, 3 (2006): 237-256.

“Reassessing the Role of the Family: Women’s Medical Care in Eighteenth-Century England”, Social History of Medicine 16, 3 (2003): 327-342.

 

CHAPTERS

"Sir Hans Sloane: Friend and Physician of the Family", in From Books to Bezoars: Sir Hans Sloane and His Collections, eds. M. Hunter, A. Walker, and A. MacGregor. London: The British Library, 2012.

"Secrets of Place: The Medical Casebooks of Vivant-Augustin Ganiare, ca. 1745-1750",  in Secrets and Knowledge: Medicine, Science and Commerce (1500-1800), eds. E. Leong and A. Rankin,  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011.

“‘La Raillerie’ des Femmes? Les Femmes, La Sterilité et la Société en France à l’Époque Moderne”, pp. 203-220 in Femmes en Fleurs: Santé, Sexualité et Génération du Moyen Age aux Lumières, eds. C. McClive and N. Pellegrin. Saint-Etienne: Presses Universitaires de Saint-Etienne, 2010.

 

ONLINE DATABASE

Sir Hans Sloane's Correspondence Online, September 2010 (https://drc.usask.ca/projects/sloaneletters/doku.php).

 

BLOGS

Author, The Sloane Letters Blog, September 2012 (www.sloaneletters.com)

Editor and Regular Contributor, The Recipes Project Blog, September 2012 (recipes.hypotheses.org)

Regular Contributor, Wonders & Marvels - A Community for Curious Minds who love History, its Odd Stories, and Good Reads, ed. H. Tucker (http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/)

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Interview on historical superstitions, Morning Live, CTV Saskatoon, aired 13 April 2012.

Interview on supernatural beliefs in history, Morning Live, CTV Saskatoon, aired 2 November 2011.

Interview on supernatural beliefs in history, Evening News, Global TV Saskatoon, aired 30 October 2011.

Interview, "Original X-Files" (by Lisa Buchanan) On Campus News, 21 October 2011.

Interview on eighteenth-century vampires, Mysteries of the Vampire Skeletons: Revealed, Quickfire Media, aired first 13 September 2011, Channel 5 UK. (Dubbed into French and German for distribution through Arte.)

Interview on historical pomp, ceremony and royal rituals, The Homestretch, CBC Radio Calgary, aired 28 April 2011.