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Antonio Melechi
Honorary Research Fellow



  • BA (MMU)
  • MA (Wales, Cardiff)
  • PhD (York)



  • The history of the unconscious
  • The body in psychology
  • Technology and psychological experimentation
  • The sociology of health and illness

Toni's main research interests include the clinical and experimental history of the unconscious, psychobiology, experimentation in the psychological laboratory, and the sociology of health and illness. His most recent books include Fugitive Minds: On Madness, Sleep and Other Twilight Afflictions (Heinemann, 2003) and Servants of the Supernatural (Heinemann, 2008), a narrative history of the Victorian seance. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New Statesman, Granta, TLS and BBC History Magazine.


Selected publications


  • Fugitive Minds: On Madness, Sleep and Other Twilight Afflictions (Heinemann, 2003)
  • Servants of the Supernatural: The Night Side of the Victorian Mind (Heinemann, 2008)

Contact details

Dr Antonio Melechi
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College
YO10 5DD