Selina Bentsch

PhD Student

Research Assistant (chair: Opitz)

Early Modern

Department of History

Kanonengasse 27

4051 Basel

Office 302

selina.bentsch@unibas.ch

Project

A female perspective on aging: The diaries of Anna Maria Preiswerk-Iselin (1758-1840) as resource for cognition and coping with age, disease, pain and death in the 1800s.

Personal

01/2020-07/2020: Teaching assignment (Seminar Co-teaching) at the Department of History, University of Basel

Since 10/2019: Research assistant and SNF scholarship holder (as part of a research project by Prof. Opitz)

Since 08/2018: PhD student in Early Modern History at University of Basel

 

08/2016-07/2018: Master of Arts in History (Major) and English at University of Basel

Master's Thesis: "Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destinaion?" Notions of Body and Soul in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and in society around 1800.

08/2013-07/2016: Bachelor of Arts in History and English Linguistics & Literature at University of Basel

2012: Diploma ("Abitur" certificate) at Kant Gymnasiusm, in Weil am Rhein (Germany)

Research

Sattelzeit (1750-1850)

Gender history

History of age / aging

18th century (female) ego-documents

18th and 19th century history of knowledge and illness

News

 

 

Publications

Conference proceedings for the annual meeting of AK Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit "Übergänge" (24-26th October 2019). In: H-Soz-Kult. Pending. All reports: < https://www.univie.ac.at/ak-geschlechtergeschichte-fnz/?page_id=13 >

"'Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination?' Notions of Body and Soul in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and in society around 1800." Unpublished Master's Thesis. Basel 2018.

 

Presentations:

"Sexually transmitted disease and/or female disorder? Discourses of Syphilis and Prostitution during late 18th and 19th century." Presentation at the Doctoral Workshop of the School of History at the Queen Mary University of London and the Basel Graduate School of History. Basel 3rd May 2019.

"Geschlechtskrankheit und/oder Frauenkrankheit? Syphilis-Diskurse und Prostitution im ausgehenden 18. und im 19. Jahrhundert." Presentation at the Research Colloquium of Gender History. Basel 12th April 2019.