Category Archives: Steven J. Taylor

Steven J. Taylor is a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Medical Humanities/School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester. His research interests include the management of child insanity in England in the era of pauper asylums and the emigration of pauper children to Canada during the late nineteenth century. You can browse his blog contributions below.

Feature: Mental Illness and Childhood Migration: The Bright or Dark Side of Victorian Philanthropy?

Steven J. Taylor is a PhD researcher in the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leicester.  He discusses the challenges of locating —and interpreting— mental illness in charity archives and of assessing the ethics of philanthropic emigration schemes.    My current research interests sit … Continue reading

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