Dr Erica Charters


I would like to hear from potential DPhil students regarding history of war; history of disease and medicine; early modern empires; French Empire 18th century; British Empire 18th century

I would like to hear from any potential Masters students looking at history of war; history of medicine; environmental history; British history; French history; imperial and global history.

I currently teach:


  • Methods and Themes in the History of Medicine
  • HSMT Graduate Research Forum
  • Global and Imperial History: Methods and Concepts
  • Disease, Medicine and Empire in the Americas
  • Manpower and State Power


  Medicine, Empire, and Improvement
  Military and Society in Britain and France


  • The history of science and medicine in the context of COVID-19

  • Five ways to ensure that models serve society: a manifesto

  • Histories of epidemics in the time of COVID19

  • Review: The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World by Elena A. Schneider

  • Review: Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824