Jose Murgatroyd Cree


Thesis Title: The Invention of Addiction in Early Modern England
Funded by: AHRC WRoCAH Collaborative Award
Start Year: 2014




Primary: Professor Phil Withington | Secondary: Dr Tania Demetriou (York)


Research Topic

This project will examine the changing meanings of 'addiction' across the early modern period, from the translation of classical ideas, through to the emergence of a modern addiction model. It will look at court records, sermons, medical texts and literature to establish how source and medium affected meaning, and examine overall patterns and changes within the context of ideas and events in early modern England.


Academic Background

  • M.A. Early Modern History (Distinction), Sheffield, 2012
  • B.A. (Hons) History (First Class), Sheffield, 2009