Hannah Thomas

Published: 14 November 2016

Disability and Gender in Scotland 1500-1700

University of Edinburgh

Disability and Gender in Scotland 1500-1700

Academic History:

2011 - 2014 History BA hons, First Class, University of Hull

2014 - 2016 MSc Gender History, Distinction, University of Edinburgh


Dr Tom Webster

Dr Cordelia Beattie

Research Interests:

My research interests include disability studies, gender theory, early modern Scotland & the old Scots language & how these areas of study might be mapped onto Scotland’s disability history. Incorporating these interests within my doctoral research, I will explore how people with various disabling conditions, mental or physical, lived within & related to the legal, social & gender-related structures of Scotland between 1500 & 1700. A central aim of my research is to incorporate the developments in disability politics, on a localised level & within digital media, within my work & in doing so create a culturally sensitive & relevant Scottish disability history.

Previous Research Projects:

MSc Dissertation: “Disability’, Kinship & Gender in seventeenth century Scotland’. 


AHRC DTP Studentship 2016

Contact Details:

Address: University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Doorway 4, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Email: s1414917@sms.ed.ac.uk

First published: 14 November 2016