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Lori Jones

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B.A. History and Politics (Trent), M.A. International Affairs (Carleton), M.A. Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Ottawa), PhD History (Ottawa)

Lori Jones is a medical historian whose primary area of expertise is medieval and early modern medicine and disease-related art, especially plague. Her book Patterns of Plague: Changing Ideas about Plague in England and France, 1348–1750 won the Margaret Wade Labarge Prize for the best book by a Canadian medievalist in 2023. She has also published two edited volumes, Disease and the Environment in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds and (with Nükhet Varlık) Death and Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern World. She is currently working on a third edited volume, Materialities of Disease in the Global Medieval World: Images, Objects, and Remains. Her current research project addresses the fluidity of medical knowledge circulation and transmission between manuscript and print in the early modern era.

Dr. Jones co-supervises Master’s and Doctoral students working on medical history related projects and teaches medical history courses at Carleton and the University of Ottawa.