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Rob Ralley

Research Fellow

Research interests: Social history of natural philosophy, medicine, magic, astrology and alchemy; history of time.

Selected publications

'The Casebooks Project: A Digital Edition of Simon Forman's and Richard Napier's Medical Records 1596–1634', co-edited with Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins and John Young

'Medical Practice, Urban Politics and Patronage: The London "Commonalty" of Physicians and Surgeons of the 1420s', English Historical Review 130 (2015): 1102–1131

Magic: A Beginner's Guide (London: Oneworld, 2011)

Stars, Spirits, Signs: Towards a History of Astrology 1100–1800, co-edited with Lauren Kassell, a special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41 (2010)

'Stars, Demons and the Body in Fifteenth-Century England', Stars, Spirits, Signs: Astrology 1100–1800, edited by Robert Ralley and Lauren Kassell, a special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41 (2010): 109–116

'Medical Economies in Fifteenth-Century England', Medicine and the Market in England and its Colonies, c.1450–c.1850, edited by Patrick Wallis and Mark Jenner (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007): 24–46

'Alchemical Artisans, Artisanal Alchemy', essay review of Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution by Bruce Moran, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 37 (2006): 344–352

Conferences

'Astrology and the Body', 8-9 September 2006, co-organised with Lauren Kassell and Hilary Carey

Rob Ralley

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