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

If you have not already received the Zoom link and passcode for any of the events listed below via email, please email caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk


Previous Seminars

2 March 2021
In the archive of the Peckham Experiment
Dr Giulia Smith,University of Oxford

16 February 2021
Working alternatives towards a history of anti-psychiatry 'from below'
Dr Steffan Balyney's abstract
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26 January 2021
Marijuana Boom in Colombia, a Book Talk
Dr Lina Britto, Northwestern University

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1 December 2020
The history of trauma and refugee mental health in the Global Health
Yolana Pringle (University of Roehampton) and Baher Ibrahim (University of Glasgow)

17 November 2020
"I am English": Loneliness and Melancholia in Elizabeth Taylor's Novels
Akshi Singh, Queen Mary University of London

28 October 2020
School of Humanities Seminar Series
'Smallpox Eradication 40 years On: An Alternative Commemoration'
Professor Sanjoy Bhattachayra
Leading member of the UK's history of medicine community who has published widely on infectious diseases, international health organisations and medicine in modern empires.

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27 October 2020
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, welcoming them to the CSHHH.

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

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

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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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