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    • 2017 Scottish Crucible

      Lucas Richert was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Scottish Crucible, a leadership and development programme for future research leaders in Scotland. From over 100 applications from across Scotland, the panel selected 30 Cruciblists from diverse areas such as health, history, engineering, medieval society, neuroscience, fluid mechanics and parasitology.

    • PhD Internship Successes

      Wellcome Trust-funded PhD student Rachel Hewitt completed an internship with What Works Scotland and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health in 2017. She spent three months working on a scoping document on the role of future social protection in the promotion of health and wellbeing. This was the latest in a string of internship successes for CSHHH doctoral students that has included Simon Walker's stint at the Scottish Parliament with the Festival of Politics, Andrew Glen's SGSAH internship at the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside and Thora Hands' Scottish Graduate School for Social Science project at NHS Health Scotland.


  • Wed

    Cynthia Connolly, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

    'The Growth and Development of the "Therapeutic Orphan" in American Pediatric Drug Policy and Clinical Practice, 1933-1979' in room LH228 of the Lord Hope Building from 4-6pm. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.  Download Cindy's Abstract

    Email Caroline Marley to book a place.

  • Thurs

    Health in Context Seminar Series 2018 - 29 March 2018

    'Disappearing Before the Light of Science': Connecting Combat Experience and Insanity in the Nineteenth Century Asylum - Bradford Pelletier (College of Charleston)

    'No Chance of Getting Home Again': Suicidal British Solders in the First World War - Simon Walker (University of Strathclyde)

    'It's terrible to see that people are frightened of you': Masculinity, Sexuality, Facial Wounding and Disfigurement in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War - Jasmine Wood (University of Strathclyde)

    Room 229a, Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde from 5pm

    Download the programme Health in Context Seminar Series 2018

  • Thurs, Fri
    Apr 2018
    19, 20

    Cannabis: Global Histories

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

    Governments in places as diverse as Uruguay, Portugal and the USA have made significant alterations to cannabis policies over the last decade, and others such as Canada have committed to change in the next few years.  Ninety years after the UK imposed its own 1928 Coca Leaves and Indian Hemp Regulations, the CSHHH Glasgow gathers historians and invites others to the University of Strathclyde to address some of the issues below.  After all, by understanding how countries have come to the laws and policies that they currently deploy, and the reasons that consumers and suppliers have often proven to be so resistant to them, contemporary positions and future directions can be clearer, better-informed and free of the prejudices of the past.

  • Tues
    Dr Anu Salmela, University of Turku

    Drug Addiction in Post-war Finland: Some Preliminary Remarks 
    from 1-3pm in room LH228 of the Lord Hope Building.  Lunch will be provided.  Download Dr Salmela's Abstract .

    Email Caroline Marley to book a place.

  • Thurs

    Health in Context Seminar Series 2018 - 26 April 2018

    'Entangled histories: AIDS and Drug Use in India, 1990-2017 - Reiko Kanazawa (University of Exeter)

    The 1918/19 Influenza Epidemic in Glasgow: Responses and Consequences - Graham MacSporran (University of Stirling)

    The City of Bombay and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - Mrunmayee Satam (University of Leicester)

    Room 229a, Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde from 5pm

    Download the programme Health in Context Seminar Series 2018

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