Jo Edge, Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Jo Edge specialises in late medieval and early modern European social and cultural history, with an emphasis on medicine and the ‘occult’ sciences: divination, magic and astrology; as well as the experience of illness and death. She cut her digital humanities teeth as Assistant Editor on the Casebooks Project at the University of Cambridge (2014-18). She has also held library and lectureship positions at the University of Manchester. Her first book, Numerological Divination in Late Medieval England is under contract with Boydell and Brewer. She is especially interested in Thornton’s accounts of her own illnesses and descriptions of the deathbed scenes of her close family members.

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