Dr Zosia Edwards

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Educational background

PhD History, Royal Holloway, University of London (2015-2019)

MA Medieval Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London (2014-2015)

BA History, Royal Holloway University of London (2011-2014)

Research interests

My primary research interest is in later medieval medical history. My PhD thesis focuses on methods of pregnancy diagnosis in later medieval Europe.

Scholarships

TECHNE Studentship, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2015-2018)

Caroline Barron Award, Royal Holloway University of London (2014-2015)

Herringham Scholarship (2014-2015)

Papers

'Fraud and the City: Pretenders and Identity Thieves in Later Medieval London', Borderlines XX: Memory and Identity in the Early Modern World, Trinity College, Dublin (16/4/2016)

'Pregnancy Diagnosis Among the Elites of Late Medieval Europe, Pre-Modern Girls Symposium, Royal Holloway University of London (3/3/2016)

'Pretenders and Identity Thieves in Later Medieval London', 15th Century Conference 2016, Royal Holloway, University of London (2/9/2016)

'Perceiving Pregnancy in the Middle Ages', Memory and Perception: AHRC TECHNE Conference, Rich Mix, London (3/11/2016)

'"Yif thou wilt knowen well and truly whether a woman be with child": Method of Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Later Middle Ages', History Postgraduate Research Forum, Royal Holloway, University of London (25/04/2017)

'Pleading the Belly: Proving Pregnancy in the Courtroom in Medieval England', Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds (06/07/2017)

'Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Later Middle Ages: Medical Methods and Courtroom Procedures', Late Medieval Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London (17/11/2017)

'Diagnosing Pregnancy in the Later Middle Ages', History Postgraduate Seminar, Royal Holloway, University of London, London (10/01/2018)

'Court Procedures for Pregnancy Diagnosis in Later Medieval England', Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds (05/07/2018)

'"Ob reverentiam dei et Beate Marie Vrginis": Pregnancy and the Death Sentence in Later Medieval England', The Church and the Law - Ecclesiastical History Society Conference, Cambridge (July 2018)

Teaching

Visiting Tutor, 'HS2026: The Light of Burning Heretics: Popular Heresy in the Middle Ages', History Department, Royal Holloway University of London (2017-2018)

Visiting Tutor,  'HS1116: Rome to Renaissance: An Introduction to the Middle Ages', History Department, Royal Holloway University of London (2016-2017)

Undergraduate Essay Advisor, 'HS1116: Rome to Renaissance: An Introduction to the Middle Ages', History Department, Royal Holloway University of London (2015-2016)

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