Patricia Skinner (historian)

Patricia E. Skinner, FRHistS (born 1965) is a British historian and academic, specialising in Medieval Europe. She is currently Professor of History at Swansea University. She was previously Reader in Medieval History at the University of Winchester and Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Southampton.[1][2] She has published extensively on the social history of southern Italy and health and medicine.[3] With Dr Emily Cock, she started the project "Effaced from History: Facial Difference and its Impact from Antiquity to the Present Day" to study the history of facial disfigurement.[4]

Patricia Skinner

Born1965 (age 54–55)
NationalityBritish
Known for
  • Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy
  • Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham (PhD)
Academic work
DisciplineHistory
Sub-discipline
Institutions

Skinner received her PhD in Medieval History from the University of Birmingham in 1990. Her thesis on the Duchy of Gaeta was published in 1995 as Family Power in Southern Italy.[5] In 1997, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).[1][6] She has been co-editor of Social History of Medicine since 2014,[1][7] and a member of the council of the Royal Historical Society since 2015.[1][8]

Selected worksEdit

As author
P. Skinner (1995). Family Power in Southern Italy: The Duchy of Gaeta and its Neighbours, 850–1139. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521464796.
P. Skinner (1997). Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 978-9004103948.
P. Skinner (2013). Medieval Amalfi and Its Diaspora, 800–1250. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199646272.
P. Skinner (2017). Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1349950737.  
As editor
P. Skinner, ed. (2003). Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives. Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-0851159317.
P. Skinner, ed. (2009). Challenging the Boundaries of Medieval History: The Legacy of Timothy Reuter. Turnhout: Brepols. ISBN 978-2503523590.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Professor Patricia Skinner". Swansea University. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ "RHS Lecture: Dr Patricia Skinner, 'Better off dead than disfigured'? The challenges of facial injury in the premodern past'". The Royal Historical Society. 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  3. ^ About the authors. Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  4. ^ "About". Effaced from History?. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ P. Skinner (1997), Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy, Leiden: Brill, book flap.
  6. ^ "Fellows - S" (PDF). The Royal Historical Society. May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Social History of Medicine". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Professor Patricia Skinner". The Royal Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.