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    • M.Sc. in Health History - Applications Invited

      The CSHHH Glasgow, a research collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, invites applications for fully-funded studentships on its M.Sc. in Health History programme. This is the outcome of an investment by the Wellcome Trust through its Master's Programme Awards in Humanities and Social Science scheme and additional funding committed by the universities. Successful candidates will join the programme in September 2019 to study full-time for twelve months.

    • Call for Papers - Sites of Health: A Symposium on the Medical Humanities

      This symposium aims to bring together early career scholars to create an interdisciplinary discussion upon the current state of medical humanities and its future, with a particular focus on the history of medicine. The symposium committee welcomes papers examining themes including but not limited to: global health activism, networks in health, (post)colonial health, hygienic modernity, alternative medicines, wellbeing and daily culture, health and identity, teaching medical humanities, and global health in the future

    • 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.


Seminar Series - Semester 2, 2018-19

For more information, please contact Dr Laura Kelly (

  • Tues

    Caress and the making of the Guide Dog Partnership in 1930s America

    Neil Pemberton
    University of Manchester

    Room LH228 at 5.00pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

  • Tues

    The Business of Birth Control: Contraceptives as Commodities before the Pill

    Claire L Jones
    University of Kent

    Room LH228 at 5.00pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

  • Tues

    "Clubbable": the shaping of Britain's medical elite

    Sally Sheard
    University of Liverpool

    Room LH218 at 5.00pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

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