Charlotte Holmes, AFHEA

Thesis title: Domestic Medicine in Early Modern Scotland


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

Higher Education Academy - Associate Fellow

Undergraduate teaching


The Historian's Toolkit

The History of Edinburgh: From Din Eidyn to Festival City


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

Papers delivered

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