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) and Cheddleton (later St Edward's Hospital).
A Case for the Ordinary 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 form January 2019 to December 2020.
Further information about this project will be made available in the new year.
Occupational Stress and the Victorian Asylum 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.
Further information about the Occupational Stress and the Victorian Asylum project, including how to apply for the studentship.