I am an academic historian of early modern medicine and social history, with a particular interest in Welsh medical history. From the 1st September 2012 I’ll be a research fellow at the University of Exeter, where I’ll be working on the major Wellcome-Trust funded project “The medical world of early modern England, Wales and Ireland, c. 1500-1715″. 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.
Beyond that, I hope you enjoy this blog (while it lasts!) and may you find something worthwhile within the witterings.
p.s. Some people seem to have trouble contacting me so here is my Exeter University email address: A.Withey@exeter.ac.uk