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 via Zoom. 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 Caroline Marley

Details of seminars can be found below.

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Seminar Series 2020/21

  • Tues

    MHCUK Roundtable Discussion

    A roundtable discussion introducing the work of this year's Medical Humanities China-UK (MHCUK) Fellows Dr Wankun Li, Dr Louise Creechan and Dr Fabiola Creed and welcoming them to the CSHHH. Each fellow will give a short presentation on their current research project, which will be followed by a discussion.

    MHCUK Fellows abstracts are available to download.


  • Tues

    ''I am English': Loneliness and Melancholia in Elizabeth Taylor's Novels' 

    Akshi Singh
    Queen Mary, University of London


  • Tues

    'The history of trauma and refugee mental health in the Global South' 

    Yolana Pringle (University of Roehampton) and Baher Ibrahim (University of Glasgow)


Previous Seminars

18 February 2020
Rubber Gloves and Liquid Gold: Drugs and the Regulation of Queer Spaces in the 1980s
Dr Ben Mechen, Lecturer in Twentieth Century British History, King’s College London

Download Ben's Abstract

14 January 2020
The making of an alternative international health: North Korea and the socialist world
Dr Dora Vargha, University of Exeter

Download Dora's Abstract

10 December 2019
"You go to Hong Kong for me": The colonial city in British imaginations
Dr Chi Chi Huang, University of Strathclyde

18 October 2019
“How medicine got modern with media technology: Towards a media history of 20th-century medicine”
Michael Sappol, PhD, History of Science & Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden

17 October 2019
Medical Movies 1918-1965
Michael Sappol, PhD, History of Science & Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden

24 September 2019
‘Legato con amore in un volume: 18th and 19th century Italian manuscripts in the Wellcome Collection’
Prof Phil Cooke, University of Strathclyde

26 March 2019
Mass Immunization in Chinese and Global Health
Mary Augusta Brazelton, University of Cambridge

19 March 2019
"Clubbable": The Shaping of Britain's Medical Elite
Sally Sheard, University of Liverpool

19 February 2019
Caress and the making of the Guide Dog Partnership in 1930s America
Neil Pemberton, University of Manchester

6 December 2018
Crossroads of American Sovereignty
Mary X Mitchell, Purdue University
12 March 2019

3 December 2018
The Abortion Act (1967): a Biography
Gayle Davis, University of Edinburgh

25 September 2018
"Relaxed Mother - Relaxed Child": Responsible women and contagious tension in the twentieth century
Ayesha Nathoo, University of Exeter

26 April 2018
Drug Addiction in Post-war Finland: Some Preliminary Remarks
Anu Salmela, University of Turku
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7 March 2018
'The Growth and Development of the "Therapeutic Orphan" in American Pediatric Drug Policy and Clinical Practice, 1933-1979'
Cynthia Connolly, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
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 7 February 2018
“Don’t Do Brain Surgery with a Pickaxe”: Psychosurgery and Shock Therapy as Political Metaphor in Post-WWII American Fiction
Joanna Wilson, University of Edinburgh
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24 January 2018
Ronald Sandison, LSD and the ‘Beyond Within’ Powick Hospital
Mark Gallagher, University of Glasgow
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