Centre for the Social History of Health & HealthcareOur seminar series

The Centre runs a series of lectures throughout term time.  This year, they will take place on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm. The seminars are open to anyone who is interested: students, fellow academics and the wider public - all welcome.

Further information is available from Hannah Proctor

Places can be booked by emailing cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk

Details of seminars can be found below.

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Seminar Series 2022/23

To book a place at the seminars, please email cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk

All talks will be held on Tuesdays from 4-5.30pm 


4 October 2022 - hybrid event (Zoom details below)
Room: TL455, Learning & Teaching Building

James Kennaway (University of Groningen)
Fortitude and Nationality in Crimean War Surgery

This paper examines the substantial debate on surgery, emotions and ideas of race and nationality in the Crimean War. It will argue that the war was a significant moment in the development not only of well-known Humanitarian impulses towards the “common soldier” but also of an often explicitly racialised cult of pain and endurance in the face of the surgeon’s knife. In particular it will consider the debates on survival rates among the "races" represented in the war - British, French, Russian and Turkish.


11 October - online only (Zoom details below)

Hayley Brown (LSHTM)
“One Roof Style Medical Care”: The Development of Health Centres in New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s


Tuesday 8 November 2022 - hybrid event (Zoom details below)
Room: CL201 in the Collins Building

Sophie Jones (Strathclyde) and Martin Halliwell (Leicester)

Book launch: The Edinburgh Companion to the Politics of American Health


Tuesday 29 November 2022 - hybrid event (Zoom details below)
Room: CL201 in the Collins Building

Caroline Rusterholz (Cambridge)
Youth, gender and teenage sexual counselling in Britain post-1945 (exact title tbc)


Zoom details for all of the above seminars are as follows:

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Meeting ID: 861 2707 5940
Password: 916037


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