New PhD Students at CSHHH
We have some good news to report - three new PhD students are joining us at the CSHHH. Eva Ward joined us in April, as a PhD student on the Asian Cocaine Crisis project. Eva completed an M.Res. in Politics at Strathclyde on a Fulbright scholarship after a prize-winning performance in her undergraduate degree in History and Spanish at Wake Forest University in the US. She will tackle the history of psychoactive medicines in the Philippines and will be supervised by Jim Mills and Patricia Barton. Georgia Grainger will be joining us in September on the REA project on the history of vasectomy, 1960-present, to be supervised by Laura Kelly and Emma Newlands. Georgia undertook her degree at Queen's University Belfast and her masters in twentieth-century British history at the University of Dundee. Kristin Hay will also be starting her PhD on the history of abortion and contraception in Scotland, 1960s-90s in September. Kristin undertook her degree here at Strathclyde and currently holds a Wellcome Trust masters studentship for her MSc in Health History at Strathclyde. Kristin was successful in attaining AHRC funding for the project and will be supervised by Laura Kelly and Emma Newlands. In other good news, Simon Walker has now secured a permanent appointment at the university. Simon will take up the post of FOCUS West School Partnership Officer in May which builds on both his internship experience at the Scottish Parliament while completing his PhD and his excellent work on the CSHHH Journeys Through Health History online resource for schools.
The CSHHH is delighted to announce that Professor Wendy Kline (Purdue) has been awarded a prestigious British Academy visiting fellowship and will be visiting us from July until December 2018. Wendy will be conducting research on the connections between psychiatry, psychedelics, and birth trauma through the work of RD Laing, as well as building on research and teaching collaborations with members of the CSHHH. Wendy will also be with us for a visit from 30 April - 9 May as part of her Global Exchange Fellowship funded the University of Strathclyde, and we very much look forward to having her here for a longer period from July.
Call for Papers - Changing Minds: Societies, States, the Sciences and Psychoactive Substances in History, Shanghai, 12-15 June 2019
For the first time the Alcohol and Drugs History Society will host its conference in Asia, at Shanghai University in China, one hundred and ten years after the Opium Commission in the city that did so much to shape future control regimes. The event will also mark the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles which saw the establishment of the first permanent international mechanisms for monitoring and making policy on psychoactive and intoxicating substances at the new League of Nations.
Call for Papers - Reproductive and sexual health activism, c.1960-present - Workshop at University of Strathclyde, 17-18 July 2018
This workshop will bring together historical research on reproductive and sexual health activism in any geographical context (c.1960-present). In particular, workshop participants will discuss methodologies for approaching the history of reproductive and health activism and consider how historical scholarship might be meaningfully utilised as a form of activism. The keynote speaker will be Prof Naomi Rogers of Yale University.
To mark International Women’s Day 2018, Wellcome Trust's Humanities & Social Science team highlights eight projects Wellcome is funding to explore the health experiences of women from different backgrounds around the world. One of the projects is Janet Greenlees' Seed Award to do a pilot project as the first phase of a larger project on the international history of antenatal care. In addition to archival research, she has been working with the Poverty Alliance to try to capture maternity stories from women living in poverty.
Scottish Universities Insight Institute
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
This conference draws on new research by both historians and psychiatrists on the history of psychiatry in Scotland and in other parts of the world. It will look at major historical figures as well as such themes as institutionalisation.
Changing Minds: Societies, states, the sciences and psychoactive substances in history
For the first time the ADHS will host its conference in Asia, at Shanghai University in China, one hundred and ten years after the Opium Commission in the city that did so much to shape future control regimes. The event will also mark the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles which saw the establishment of the first permanent international mechanisms for monitoring and making policy on psychoactive and intoxicating substances at the new League of Nations.
The David F. Musto Center for Drugs and National Security Studies at Shanghai University, in partnership with the ADHS and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, looks forward to welcoming all those conducting research on any aspects of the consumption or control of alcohol or drugs in the past, anywhere in the world.