I arrived in Sheffield in spring 2021 to begin this three-year Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. Prior to taking up this position, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the British School at Rome, first as a Rome Scholar (2019-20) and then as a Residential Research Fellow (2020-21). Originally from the US, I received my BA (hons) in History and Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Cambridge for an MPhil and PhD.
Broadly, I work on early medieval health and medicine and focus on surviving collections of medical recipes – the textual evidence at the heart of this project. I am particularly interested in exploring the relationship between medical knowledge and practice as well as the transmission of this knowledge, movement of manuscripts, and points of contact and exchange during the Carolingian period. My research draws on a range of disciplines, bringing together textual, archaeological, and, where possible, biocodicological evidence.
C. Burridge, 'Incense in medicine: an early medieval perspective', Early Medieval Europe 28.2 (2020), 219-255
C. Burridge, 'Sethina Watson, On Hospitals: Welfare, Law, and Christianity in Western Europe, 400-1320, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Pp. xix + 376. £80. Hdbk. ISBN 978-0-1988-4753-3', Social History of Medicine 34.2 (2021), 674-6
C. Burridge, 'Medicine at Monte Cassino: Constantine the African and the Oldest Manuscript of his Pantegni. By Erik Kwakkel and Francis Newton, with a preface by Eliza Glaze. Speculum Sanitatis: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medical Culture (500–1800) 1. Turnhout: Brepols. 2019. xxxvi + 255 pp. €80. ISBN 9 78 250357921 4.', Early Medieval Europe (in press)
For more academic information, including links to public engagement activities, please see my staff profile at Sheffield's Department of History website here.
When I'm not looking at manuscripts, I love exploring the great outdoors – I'm a keen runner and hiker, a struggling cyclist (I'll be forever acclimatising to the hills here!), former rower, and netball novice. I try to be an active member of the community and volunteer at Food Works and Holly Hagg Community Farm.