Mila Daskalova


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a second year PhD student at the University of Strathclyde supervised by Prof Kirstie Blair and Prof Matthew Smith. My AHRC funded doctoral project adopts a book-historical approach to trace the origins, production and dissemination of periodicals published in nineteenth-century asylums and to examine the use of letterpress printing as therapy in Scotland and abroad.

I also hold an MSc degree in Book History and Material Culture. My dissertation discussed the popularisation of phrenology in Britain in relation to the rising influence of the periodical press and mass publishing in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Research Interests

  • nineteenth-century studies
  • nineteenth-century literature
  • book history
  • periodical studies
  • history of medicine and psychiatry
  • history of science
  • digital humanities
  • gender and sexuality
  • cultural theory

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Edinburgh University

Award Date: 27 Nov 2017