A WINCHESTER historian has been elected to a prestigious fellowship.

Professor Louise Hill Curth, Professor of Medical History at the University of Winchester, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).

Only a small number of fellowships are awarded to academics, deemed to have made important contributions to historical scholarship.

Professor Hill Curth specialises in Early Modern English medical history and has published extensively on what would now be called ‘self-help’ books on health and the health and illness of early modern animals. She joined the University of Winchester in 2009 after working at the Universities of Warwick, Exeter, Bath Spa and the Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, and was appointed Professor of Medical History in 2015 and is also the founder and head of Winchester’s Centre for Medical History.