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    • CSHHH Summer School: July and August 2020

      The Centrehas organised a series of online events relating to the history of health and medicine over July and August. These include four webinars and a postgraduate Twitter conference, details are in the Events section below. The webinars will include 10-15 minute presentations from our scholars, to be followed by discussion and questions/comments by audience members through the Zoom ‘Chat’ function. Please click the individual Eventbrite links to register in advance; Zoom invites will be sent out the morning of the webinars. All welcome! Follow hashtag #CSHHHSummerSchool and please contact Dr Laura Kelly ( for further information.

    • Pregnancy, Poverty and Health Workshop - Call for Papers

      Due to the current COVID-19 Crisis, the workshop organised by Dr Janet Greenlees of Glasgow Caledonian University scheduled for July has been postponed. It will now take place on 17-18 June 2021. A Call for Papers will be issued in January 2021. If you have already submitted an abstract, you will be able to submit a different one that more accurately reflects your research at that time. The workshop is supported by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH Glasgow), the Wellcome Trust and Glasgow Caledonian University. All submissions and questions to:

    • New Appointments

      The CSHHH Glasgow welcomed three new members at the start of the 2019/2020 academic year. Dr Hannah Proctor secured a prestigious Wellcome Trust Post Doctoral Fellowship in July 2019 to work on the project 'Cold War Mentalities: Mental Health, Migration, Cultural Exchange and the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System'. Dr Sophie Jones was appointed as Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Gender Studies, and joins us from Birkbeck. Her first monograph, The Reproductive Politics of American Literature and Film, will be published by Edinburgh University Press. Dr Jordan Kistler is a new Lecturer in English who researches Victorian poetry, literature and science. In 2016, she published Arthur O'Shaughnessy: A Pre-Raphaelite Poet in the British Museum (Routledge, 2016), exploring the intersection between O'Shaughnessy's work as a taxonomist and his literary output.

    • The Rosemary Van Arsdel Prize

      Congratulations to Strathclyde graduate, Dr Louise Logan, who has been awarded the 2019 The Rosemary Van Arsdel Prize for her essay, 'Drawing Species Lines: Sensation and Empathy in Illustrations of Vivisection in the Illustrated Police News'. The prize is awarded annually for the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The article will appear in the spring 2020 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review.

    • Cadogan Prize 2019

      Congratulations to Stuart Bradwel, who won the 2019 Cadogan Prize, awarded by the British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health for historical research. Stuart is currently working towards his PhD on the history of diabetes, and will take up a Wellcome Trust funded secondment to the Science Museum upon completion.

    • Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Internship

      Jasmine Wood has recently completed her SGSAH internship with Stand Easy Productions. Stand Easy uses theatre and theatre skills as a means of assisting the process of recovery for wounded, injured and sick military personnel (WIS), both serving and veteran. Jasmine will complete her PhD this year which analyses the impact of disability on the intimate and familial relationships of British troops in the first half of the twentieth-century.

    • 'Eating On The Go: Cultures of Consumption and the Railway in Britain, 1880-1948'

      Chloe Shields joined the Centre after successfully applying for the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project with the above title. Dr Elsa Richardson will be her first supervisor in partnership with the National Railway Museum.

    • Medical Humanities in China and the UK (MHCUK)

      Jim Mills and Laura Kelly have been successful in their application to the Wellcome Trust with the title 'Building Shared Futures: Co-developing Medical Humanities in China and the UK (MHCUK)'. They have received an award with a total value of £1,323,235. Partners are at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Fudan University, Shanghai University and Manchester University. The objective of the project is to fund a programme of postgraduate and postdoctoral exchanges between these institutions. It is the first time that the Wellcome Trust has supported such a scheme.

    • Troubling Sport: Health and Sport in Historical and Contemporary Perspective

      Matt Smith, along with colleagues in Brighton and UClan, was successful in a Small Award application to run three conferences on sport and health: Troubling Sport: Health and Sport in Historical and Contemporary Perspective.



  • Thurs

    Postgraduate Twitter Conference
    1.00pm via Zoom 'Chat'

    See our Twitter @CSHHH_Glasgow for further information and follow the #CSHHHSummerSchool

  • Thurs

    Webinar 3: Drugs, Intoxicants and Subcultures
    1.00pm via Zoom 'Chat'

    Dr Peder Clark and Prof Jim Mills, chaired by Dr Catriona Ellis

    Click here to register

  • Thurs

    Webinar 4: Histories of Birth Control
    1.00pm via Zoom 'Chat'

    Georgia Grainger, Kristin Hay and Dr Laura Kelly, chaired by Prof Oonagh Walsh

    Click here to register

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