Alun is an (award winning!) academic historian of early modern medicine and social history, and an AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker. I’m currently a research fellow at the University of Exeter, working on the major Wellcome-Trust funded project “The medical world of early modern England, Wales and Ireland, c. 1500-1715″. Previously I’ve been a lecturer in history at Swansea University, where I taught a variety of courses on early modern Britain. Current research interests include medical technologies of the 18th century, and especially razors and shaving and their link to constructions of masculinity and politeness.
My next book ‘Transforming the Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain’, is due for publication in Autumn 2015 with Palgrave Macmillan.
Jennifer is a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research focuses on the body, medicine and gender in early modern England. Her first book, Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in early modern England, was published by Boydell & Brewer in October 2014. She is currently writing her second book that explores the understanding and experience of male sexual health in the long seventeenth-century. She is also co-director of the Perceptions of Pregnancy research network.