This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.
Dr James Stark
Research Fellow, Leeds
Jamie Stark is a Research Fellow in the history of medicine at the University of Leeds. Based in the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science his main area of research is the history of medicine since 1850, especially infectious diseases and the relationship between medicine, the biological sciences and associated technologies.
His current research focuses on the role of patenting, ownership, and the marketplace in early twentieth-century medicine and healthcare, the practice of chemical disinfection in British homes in the age of germ theories, and the urban-rural relationship surrounding the supply of fresh water to Leeds in the nineteenth century.