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Prof. Berkenkotter selected for Imagine Fund award

Prof. Carol Berkenkotter has been selected by the Imagine Fund to receive a 2010-11 Annual Award of $4,000. The award will provide Berkenkotter with the opportunity to travel to London's Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine, where she will finish collecting psychiatric case histories from Ticehurst Insane Asylum (from 1899-1917.) Berkenkotter will also travel to Cambridge, to the Cambridge Library to visit the Charles Darwin archive. Darwin's correspondence with well-known Victorian alienist, James Crichton Browne is at this archive. The purpose for gathering this material is for writing a new book on Victorian psychiatry in the age of Darwin.