Daphna Oren-Magidor

Daphna Oren-Magidor

Dr. Daphna Oren-Magidor

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.