Anna Jamieson (she/her)

Anna Jamieson is an interdisciplinary cultural historian specialising in visual and material cultures of the late eighteenth century. Awarded her PhD in cultural, social and institutional responses to female insanity from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2020, Anna is currently a Birkbeck Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Researcher, working on women’s mental illness, eighteenth-century private madhouses and asylum tourism. Later this year, she will undertake a John Rylands Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, for a project titled ‘“A Touch of the Blue Devils”: Women, Mental Health and Self-Care in England, 1750- 1850’. With an interest in gender and the history of psychiatry, patient agency and consumerism, dark tourism, spectacle and enfreakment, Anna is particularly keen to publish articles that address the lived experience of illnesses, spaces of healthcare and their stereotypes, and the intersections between medical humanities and material culture. Additionally, she is interested in forging ties between postgraduate and early career researchers from both clinical and non-clinical medical humanities backgrounds, and to publish pieces that address the methodological challenges of working within an interdisciplinary field.

See what Anna has commissioned for The Polyphony