‘Military Medicine during the Civil Wars’: a talk by Ismini Pells

15-11-23 - 15-11-23,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/Museum Members

Location: Via Zoom

In a war which witnessed catastrophic casualties, what treatments did the wounded receive and how far did these match up to the standards set by the writings of leading contemporary practitioners from both Britain and mainland Europe? Ismini Pells will use some of the evidence from the Civil War Petitions Project to shed light on the human stories of medical treatment at this time.

Dr Ismini Pells is part of the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford. Prior to that, she had worked at the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester, and is Project Manager of the Civil War Petitions project (www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk); and as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Exeter on a Wellcome Trust-funded project examining early modern medical practitioners, during which she researched the careers of practitioners in Civil War armies. She studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she completed a thesis in 2014 examining the career of Philip Skippon, commander of the infantry in the New Model Army. Ismini has published a monograph on Philip Skippon, Philip Skippon and the British Civil Wars: The "Christian Centurion" (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020) and an edited collection, New Approaches to the Military History of the English Civil War (Solihull: Helion, 2016). She has also published articles and contributed chapters to collections on various military and medical topics relating to the Civil Wars. She is a trustee of the Cromwell Association and sits on the Council of the Army Records Society, the Battlefields Panel of The Battlefields Trust and the Research and Collections Advisory Panel of the National Army Museum.

This talk will be recorded and put on a private channel after the 'live talk' for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss the live talk or wish to view them again.

This talk is part of a four part lecture series; for season tickets please click here.

We are delighted to welcome over four successive Wednesdays:

Wednesday 8 November at 7.30pm - Professor Peter Gaunt on 'Cheshire's Oliver Cromwell? The Career of Sir William Brereton'

Wednesday 15 November at 7.30pm - Dr Ismini Pells on 'Military Medicine during the Civil Wars'

Wednesday 22 November at 7.30pm - Dr Benjamin Redding on 'The ship Gloucester in the Caribbean, 1654-56'

Wednesday 29 November at 7.30pm - Dr Hannah Jeans on 'Women's Lives and Writing during the Civil Wars'

Click on the titles for more information and individual bookings.

PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent 48 hours before the talk.

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