Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Director of The Casebooks Project
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Lauren Kassell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Her first book was a study of Simon Forman: Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman, Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005). She has published a series of articles on the histories of medicine, astrology, alchemy, and magic in early modern England, and is writing a book on magical practitioners, contracted with Yale University Press. She is also a co-applicant on a major project on Generation to Reproduction, funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award 2009–14.