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Hannah Halliwell art historian

Dr Hannah Halliwell

Hannah is an art historian of French art and visual culture. She specialises in images of drug use and addiction in the 19th and early 20th century. Hannah is a lecturer in nineteenth-century French art history at the University of Edinburgh.

Her monographArt, Medicine, and Femininity: Visualising the Morphine Addict in Paris,1870-1914, is out now with McGill-Queen's University Press.

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Umbrellas and walking sticks in a Paris shop window, Hannah Halliwell art history

January 2024

Art, Medicine, and Femininity: Visualising the Morphine Addict in Paris, 1870-1914

McGill-Queen's University Press

On the visual culture of drug addiction and how it relates to social issues of Third Republic France.

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Hannah is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century French Art History at the University of Edinburgh

Read more about Hannah's experience and research projects.

Cafe Demel interior, Vienna, Hannah Halliwell art history

Hannah is Reviews Editor for the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal.

If you are a recent author of a book relating to alcohol or drugs history, or you would like to be a reviewer for the journal, please email

View out Paris window, Hannah Halliwell art history

For any project proposals and collaborations, lecture invitations, interviews or any other enquiries, please get in touch.

Interior photo with flowers and blankets, Hannah Halliwell art history
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