Staff Profiles

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483686


Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T527

Jane Stevens Crawshaw received her MA (hons) from the University of Edinburgh and an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge.  She is the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship (2012-17) as well as other awards from the British Academy, Wellcome Trust and Society for Renaissance Studies.

She is a Renaissance Italian historian with broad research interests in social, medical and environmental History.  Her current project explores the impact of developing ideas about 'cleanliness' on the management of urban and natural environments of Genoa and Venice.  Before this, she developed a holistic and contextualised institutional study of plague hospitals, which were first established in fifteenth-century Venice.