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.