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Mental asylum records

We are pleased to announce that 2019 will see the start of two related projects researching the historic records of Staffordshire's three county mental asylums at:

  • Stafford (later St George's Hospital)
     
  • Burntwood (later St Michael's Hospital)
     
  • Cheddleton (later St Edward's Hospital)

A Case for the Ordinary

This is a project of the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service, funded by leading medical charity, the Wellcome Trust. It will look at the patient experience of mental health care in Staffordshire, 1818-1960. It will run from January 2019 to December 2020.

Our project blog is now live!

Occupational stress and the victorian asylum

This is a three-year PhD studentship fully-funded by the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council. It will explore occupational stress as a ‘cause’ of asylum admission in the period 1818-1918. This is a collaboration between Keele University and Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service.

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