James Camp


Personal statement

James Camp is a PhD student in Socio-Medical History at Bath Spa University. He is particularly interested in medicine and early 'science' during the seventeenth century.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hon) History, University of Portsmouth
  • MA History, University of Bristol
  • PgCert Professional Learning in Higher Education, Bath Spa University
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Thesis title

A medical centre in transition: Restoration Bath, and the socio-medical shift. c.1660 - 1705

Research supervisors

Research overview

This project reflects upon the influence of medical practice and practitioners in the social and cultural transition of the city of Bath between 1660 and 1705. James' thesis explores how the city's spa waters were marketed and used by practitioners within the city, as well as examining the influence of print and professional networks in dispersing knowledge about the Bath waters during the latter half of the seventeenth century.

Research interests

Spa medicine, seventeenth century medicine, seventeenth century science, medical marketplace.

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