Charlotte Holmes, AFHEA

Thesis title: Domestic Medicine in Early Modern Scotland, c. 1650 - c. 1750


MSc Renaissance and Early Modern Studies - Univeristy of Edinburgh (2014-2015)

  • Dissertation Title: ‘Motherhood, Midwives and Magic: Female Medical Practice in Seventeenth Century Scotland and England’. Achieved a 75.

BA History - Georgetown University (2010-2014)

  • Minor in French
  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta, a National History Honours Society (2013-Present)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Scottish History Society - Member

Women's History Scotland - Member

Ecclesiastical History Society - Member

Higher Education Academy - Associate Fellow

Undergraduate teaching


The Historian's Toolkit

The History of Edinburgh: From Din Eidyn to Festival City

History of Science 1


Research summary

My interest is the history of medicine in the Early Modern period with a focus on Scotland. This topic extends to the household itself and the superstitious elements of the medical care within its walls. 

Past research interests

History of Science


Northern Early Modern Conference 26-27 November 2020 - 'Domestic Medicine in Scottish Witchcraft, 1650-1736'

Durham Early Modern Conference July 2020 - Cancelled because of COVID-19

Papers delivered

Scottish History Seminar, 25 March 2021 - 'Domestic Medicine and Knowledge Networks in Early Modern Scotland, c. 1650 - c. 1750'

History of Science, Medicine and Technology Seminar, 12 November 2020 - 'Ingredients in Early Modern Scottish Recipe Collections'