Olivia Weisser’s book, Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England (Yale University Press, 2015), was among the three finalists for the Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians Book Prize. The 2016 award was for a first book published in 2015 dealing substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality by a woman normally resident in North America. Olivia’s book was chosen as a finalist from more than seventy submissions. Ill Composed provides the first in-depth study of how gender determined perceptions and experiences of illness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. 

Congratulations, Olivia!