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Stephan Curtis

Associate Professor
Department of History
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Email: stephanc [at]
Tel. 709.864.8439
Fax 709.864.2164

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).

Post-Doctorate Fellowship – Awarded by the Wellcome Trust and held at the
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.