Catherine Rider and Sarah Toulalan
Fertility, Medicine and the Body
Theory and Practice across the Premodern World
Catherine Rider is an Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University of Exeter. She is interested in the religious and cultural history of Europe in the late Middle Ages. Her research to date has focused predominantly on the history of magic and the church’s attitude to magic, with volumes such as Magic and Religion in Medieval England (2012) and the co-edited volume, with Sophie Page, Routledge History of Medieval Magic (2019). Sarah Toulalan is also an Associate Professor at Exeter and her research area covers topics such as the history of the body, with particular interests in gender, sex, sexuality, ageing, and body size. She is currently finishing writing a book on ‘Children and sex in early modern England: knowledge, consent, abuse c.1550-1750’ generously funded by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.