Projects per year
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Research focuses upon the theory and practice of medicine in medieval England, with particular emphasis upon hospitals, the interconnection between sickness, healing and religion, and urban health. The history of Norwich to c. 1550 is another area of continuing interest.
Past Research Projects and Grants
|Project Title||Start Date||End Date||Funding Body||Project Members|
|The Norwich Blackfriars Online: A web-based guide to the history and buildings of England's most celebrated Dominican friary (AHRC)||1/8/2008||31/10/2008||Arts and Humanities Research Council||N/A|
|The Norwich Blackfriars Online: A web-based guide to the history and buildings of England's most celebrated Dominican friary (Norwich HEART)||1/8/2008||31/10/2008||Norwich Historic Economic & Regeneration Trust||N/A|
|The Great Hospital Norwich Online: A Web-based Guide to Medieval History and Buildings of one of England's Oldest Hospitals.||1/8/2007||31/10/2007||Great Hospital Norwich||N/A|
|The Great Hospital Norwich Online: A Web-based Guide to Medieval History and Buildings of one of England's Oldest Hospitals AHRC||1/8/2007||31/10/2007||Arts and Humanities Research Council||N/A|
|Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi - Norfolk||1/10/2005||31/3/2009||Leverhulme Trust||N/A|
|The Regimen Sanitatis and its Dissemination in Later Medieval England (Wellcome Prize Studentship: Mr C Bonfield)||1/10/2003||30/9/2006||Wellcome Trust||John Charmley, Carole Rawcliffe|
|Managing the archives and building the libraries of English medieval hospitals||31/1/2001||30/5/2001||Arts and Humanities Research Council||N/A|
|George Ripley & 15th Century Alchemy Fellowship to Dr J Hughes||1/9/2000||31/8/2003||Wellcome Trust||S Curtis, John Charmley, Carole Rawcliffe, Jonathan Hughes|
|History of Norwich||1/10/1999||31/8/2004||Town Close Estate Charity (Norwich)||Christine Clark, Carole Rawcliffe, Richard Wilson|
Areas of Expertise
Carole Rawcliffe was an editor on the History of Parliament Trust (1979-92) before becoming Senior Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at UEA (1992-7). She was made Reader in the History of Medicine (1997), Professor of Medieval History (2002) and Professor Emeritus of Medieval History (2015).
Her research focuses upon the theory and practice of medicine in medieval England, with particular emphasis upon hospitals, the interconnection between sickness, healing and religion, and urban health. As editor of The History of Norwich (2004) and The Norwich Chamberlains' Accounts 1539-1545 (2019), she maintains a keen interest in the East Anglian region, and has written extensively on its medical provision. She is currently chair of the Council of the Norfolk Record Society and serves on the Publications Committee of the Norwich Society.
Her many other publications include Medicine for the Soul (1999), Leprosy in Medieval England (2006) and Urban Bodies (2013). She has also co-edited collections of essays on Society in an Age of Plague (2012) and Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe (2019). She is currently engaged in projects on urban animals and on late medieval approaches to fitness and health, on which she has already published various articles.
- 11 Finished
15/08/11 → 30/09/11
1/02/09 → 31/01/11
Rawcliffe, C., Jun 2022, In: History. 107, 376, p. 507-525 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
"A Mighty Force in the Ranks of Christ's Army": Intercession and Integration in the Medieval English Leper HospitalRawcliffe, C., 13 Apr 2021, Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages: From England to the Mediterranean. Brenner, E. & Touati, F-O. (eds.). Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Rawcliffe, C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge History of Early Modern Poverty. McClure, J. & Hitchcock, D. (eds.). Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Rawcliffe, C., Dec 2020, Rulers, Regions and Retinues: Essays in Honour of A.J. Pollard: The Fifteenth Century XVIII. Clark, L. & Fleming, P. (eds.). Woodbridge: Boydell Press, Vol. 18. p. 165-182 18 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Rawcliffe, C. (ed.) & Weeda, C. (ed.), 20 Jun 2019, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 318 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book