Dr. Daphna Oren-Magidor

Buber Fellow: 
Academic interests: 

History of early modern Britain and Europe, History of gender and sexuality, history of medicine, history of the family.

Current Projects: 

• Adult sisters and kinship network in early modern England
• Parent-child conflicts in the early modern period.
• Anatomical models of pregnant women in seventeenth-century Germany.

Curriculum Vitae: 
  • Martin Buber Society of Fellows, HUJI, From 2014
  • George L. Mosse Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Gender and Sexuality, HUJI, 2013-2014
  • Ph.D in History, Brown University, 2012
  • B.A in History, Tel Aviv University, 2005
  • Marie J. Langlois Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in an area of Feminist Studies,2012
  • CLIR Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities in Original Sources, 2009-2010
  • "To have a jolly child of mine own body borne:" The Significance of Infertility in Early Modern England, Conference on Infertility in History, Science and Culture, University of Edinburgh, July 2013
  • Aristocratic Women and the Circulation of Medical Knowledge in Early Modern England, American Historical Association, January 2012
  • Infertility and Immorality: Stigmas Against Infertile Women in Early Modern England, Berkshire Conference on the History of Women , June 2011
  • Queens, Cuckolds and Cures: Royal Infertility and Taking the Waters in Seventeenth-Century England, AAHM, April 2011
  • Dealing with Infertility In Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England, Sarah Doyle Dissertation Series, Brown University April 2011
  • ‘I Doubt if I Should Prove with Child’: Anxieties about Fertility in Early Modern England, Medieval and Early Modern History Seminar, Brown University, March 2010
  • ‘Conceiving’ the Ideal Marriage: Guides to Conception and Ideals of Marriage in Seventeenth-Century England, NECBS, Oct. 2009
  • Gendering the Queen: Gendered Identities in the Life of Henrietta-Maria of England, Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History, UIUC, March 2009
  • Infertility in Early Modern England (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017)

  • "The Desire for Children in Early Modern England" [Hebrew], Zmanim, forthcoming. 

  • “Literate Laywomen, Male Medical Practitioners and the Treatment of Fertility Problems in Early Modern England”, Social History of Medicine, Vol 29, Issue 2, May 2016.

  • “Introduction: Special Issue on Infertility in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine”, Social History of Medicine, with Catherine Rider, Vol 29, Issue 2, May 2016.

  • “From Anne to Hannah: Religious Views of Infertility in Post-Reformation England”, Journal of Women's History, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 2015.