Technicians’ seminar series – Prof Sasha Handley: Sleep in Early Modern England
|Starts:||13:00 13 Feb 2019|
|Ends:||14:00 13 Feb 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Sasha Handley|
Professor Sasha Handley from the History department researches society and culture in the early modern period (approx. 1500-1800 AD).
She will be speaking on sleep in early modern England: the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors. After 1660 the accepted notion that sleepers lay at the mercy of natural forces and supernatural agents was challenged by new medical thinking about sleep’s relationship to the nervous system. This breakthrough coincided with radical changes shaping everything from sleeping hours to bedchambers.
All are welcome. If you do not have access to AV Hill building, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in order to attend.
Professor Sasha Handley
Role: Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History
Organisation: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Travel and Contact Information
AV Hill Building