Carmen M. Mangion

CARMEN M. MANGION is a historian based at Birkbeck, University of London with wide-ranging interests in the cultural and social history of gender and religion in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain and Ireland.  She is the author of Contested Identities: Catholic Women Religious in nineteenth-century England and Wales (2008) and has edited with Laurence Lux-Sterritt a collection of essays entitled Gender, Catholicism and Spirituality: Women and the Roman Catholic Church in Britain and Europe, 1200-1900 (2010).  Her current research has two strands, the first examines the changes in Catholic women’s religious life identifying how individual and community lives were altered. This project is developed within a transnational framework, uses both archives and oral narratives and centres on events emanating from the 1960s, particular the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).  The monograph coming out of this research, British Catholic women religious and social change, 1945-1990, will be published in 2019.  The second strand considers nineteenth-century medical care in Britain asking how religion and gender shaped medical provision.  Recently published essays on this strand focus on themes such as nursing knowledge, sacred spaces and hospital philanthropy.  She is also co-organiser of the History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI), a vibrant international research network connected via an electronic list and a website which acts as a research portal.

Twitter: @carmenmangion  

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