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.
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.
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.
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.
The sixth in Kirsty Menzies' series of blogs for the Wellcome Trust funded cataloguing project “Poverty, Health, Diet and Education in Glasgow: from Domestic Science to the Allied Health Professions, 1875-1993” is now available.
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.
The Comeback of the IUD in 21st Century America
Keynote Speaker : Prof Elizabeth Watkins, University of California, San Francisco
Please join us for our Annual Lecture in Room 204 of the Stenhouse Wing from 5.00pm. Our guest speaker is Prof Elizabeth Watkins, University of California, San Francisco. The flyer for the lecture can be downloaded - Annual Lecture 2019.
Wine and refreshments will be available after the lecture.
Please email Caroline Marley if you will be attending.
This event will take place at the University of Johannesburg. We invite submissions from postgraduates, together with emerging and established scholars, and are keen to include studies from around the world, as well as those that look at international or transnational contexts.