Department of History
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Email: stephanc [at] mun.ca
PhD – Carnegie Mellon University (2000)
MA – Carnegie Mellon University (1995)
BEd – Lakehead University (1990)
BA – Brock University (1989)
Post-Doctorate Fellowship – Awarded by Associated Medical Services and held
at the Demographic Data Base (DDB), Umeå University (2003, 2004).
Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
(HPSS), Cambridge University (2002-3).
Research Interests / Projects:
Modern European social history, history of medicine, child and maternal mortality, diffusion and dissemination of medical knowledge, recruitment of Swedish seamen, Swedish history.
At present I am engaged in three research projects. The first examines the efforts of 19th-century Swedish midwives to bring academic medicine to a relatively isolated part of the country. The second project explores the mechanisms that enabled medical knowledge to spread throughout 19th-century Europe. I am also studying patterns of childhood infectious diseases in the Sundsvall region of Sweden during the second half of the nineteenth century. A fourth project is planned that will examine patterns of rural recruitment of seamen in that region.
I have offered courses in the following areas: history of medicine, urban history, migration history, historiography, and 20th-century world history. I hope to teach courses in family and Scandinavian history sometime in the near future.