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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) 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.


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