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Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare News & Events


    • 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.

    • British Academy Visiting Fellowship - Professor Wendy Kline

      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.

    • Invitation for applications for the Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2018/19

      The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) at the University of Strathclyde, the Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies (MCDPS) and the Center for the History of Development (CHD) at Shanghai University invite applications for the above Fellowships. They are aimed at candidates who will be in the final year of doctoral study or in the first two years of their postdoctoral career in the academic year 2018/9. Successful applicants will spend up to a year working in Shanghai in the collaboration that has grown since 2012 between the two institutions in order to; conduct personal research; to produce publications and postdoctoral funding applications; and to contribute to teaching in English for undergraduates and postgraduates. The scheme follows on from a successful pilot programme in 2017/2018 and up to three Fellowships are available this year.

    • Poverty, Health, Diet and Education in Glasgow Cataloguing Project

      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. This latest blog post looks at the International Federation of Home Economics’ International Congresses and their links with Scotland and the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science. As well as sharing and developing expertise in the teaching of Home Economics, the Congresses stimulated international collaboration between home economists who shared cultural experiences and worked on resolutions tackle health and social problems common to communities across the globe. We are also continuing to tweet a selection of amazing images from the collection on the library twitter feed @SaltireCentre #GCUHistPublicHealthEd #gcuarchives.

    • International Women's Day 2018

      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.


  • Wed-Fri
    June 2019
    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.


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