Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

Graham Butler

PhD Student in the History of Medicine
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University

Web: www.ncl.ac.uk/historical/study/postgraduate/research/phdstudents/grahambutler_phdprofile.htm

Dr Graham Butler, completed a PhD in 2013 entitled 'Disease, Medicine and the Urban Poor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, c.1750-1850' (unpub. PhD diss, Newcastle University, 2013; jointly supervised by Professor Jeremy Boulton and Dr Jonathan Andrews).

Graham was the recipient of a PhD bursary from Newcastle University and also received a Robinson PhD studentship, as well as of funding (2010) from the Roger Schofield Research Fund towards his doctoral research. In May 2010 he was awarded the Professor Norman McCord prize a the paper entitled ‘Popular Diseases and the Working Poor’.


(forthcoming) Publications:

  • G.A, Butler, “It was a fearful plague which devastated the city’: the poor, the parish and the impact of cholera in Newcastle, 1831-32’ in A. Green & B. Crosbie ed., Beyond Coal: The Economy & Culture of North East England, c. 1500- c.1830(Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2012), Forthcoming
  • G.A. Butler,  ‘Death in Eighteenth-Century Newcastle: A Peak at the Bills of Mortality, 1759-1849’, Local Population Studies, in preparation


Esteem Indicators:

  • 2010, elected a trustee of the LPSS Dr Roger Schofield Research Fund, which provides grants to individual researchers whose work furthers the aims of the Local Population Studies Society
  • Member of the executive committee and joint conference co-ordinator along with Professor Nigel Goose (University of Hertfordshire) of the Local Population Studies Society
  • 2012, appointed Secretary of the North East England History Institute 
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