Category Archives: Carmen Mangion

Dr Carmen Mangion is a lecturer in history at Birkbeck, University of London and a VAHS committee member. Amongst her works on gender, religion and charity in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is ‘Contested Identities: Catholic women religious in nineteenth-century England and Wales’ (Manchester University Press, 2008). You can browse her blog contributions below.

Feature: Kaiserwerth Deaconesses

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For our May feature, Carmen Mangion reports back for us from an academic conference in Germany on the history of deaconesses, religious women who were part of a transnational movement at the heart of nineteenth-century care and provision for the poor. … Continue reading

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Habemus Papam

In the week that sees the inauguration of Pope Francis, historian of Catholic charity Carmen Mangion shares her thoughts with us on the VAHS Forum. Pope Francis, on his first day after his election, reminded his fellow cardinals in the Sistine Chapel … Continue reading

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Women, Religion and Medical Care in Victorian Britain

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Carmen Mangion, Birkbeck College, University of London Easter is an apt time to consider the women of Victorian Britain who used their religious world view to enter the field of charity. For example, from 1830, 80 Catholic women’s congregations, mostly … Continue reading

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