Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernite in Nineteenth-Century Britain has been listed as one of the best business books of 2019 by the Financial Times.
Written by Dr Amelia Bonea, Dr Melissa Dickson, Professor Sally Shuttleworth and Dr Jennifer Wallis, the book emerged out of the Diseases of Modern Life: 19th Century Perspectives research project at Oxford University.
Funded by the European Research Council, the project was led by Sally Shuttleworth, Professor English Literature at St Anne’s College. The project looks at how literature, science and medicine reflected the stresses of a rapidly changing society, finding many interesting parallels to our own.
The Diseases of Modern Life research project also won an Oxford Preservation Trust Award. Their Victorian Speed of Life light and sound show for Victorian Night Light was named Best Temporary Project.
Find out more on the Oxford Arts Blog.