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    • Call for Papers - Healthy Environments: A Medical Humanities Symposium

      This interdisciplinary symposium at Shanghai University aims to foreground the cross-cultural history of health and environment. Academic papers are invited from a range of disciplines including medical history, anthropology, art and design history, museum studies and literature to discuss this relationship and how it has intersected concerns such as gender, ethnicity, race, religion, class, citizenship, activism, industrial development and everyday life. Submissions should be made by 24 January 2020 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.


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