Society for the Social History of Medicine
Postgraduate Conference 2017

In cooperation with the University of Strathclyde and Shanghai University

Funded by the Wellcome Trust

Health Histories: The Next Generation

12-13 October 2017

The Society for the Social History of Medicine periodically hosts an international conference for postgraduate students.  In 2017, the Society will be holding its postgraduate conference in Shanghai, China, bringing together presentations on the theme of ‘Health Histories: The Next Generation.’

The Programme Committee had a remarkable response to its call for papers and we are now pleased to release further details about this event.

Conference Programme
Download the current Conference Programme


Delegates are asked to keep their presentations to a maximum of 20 minutes to allow for 10 minutes of audience questions.  Panel chairs will monitor individual timings to make sure that no session exceeds the time allocated.  Delegates should liaise with their session chair before the conference and set up their slideshow presentation in advance of the session.

A/V and Computers

The presentation room will be set up with a computer running Microsoft Office and a projector. Delegates using PowerPoint are advised to send a copy of their slideshow presentations to the attention of Caroline Marley ( so that they can be tested in advance for compatibility.

Accommodation and Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the New Lehu Hotel (乐乎新楼).
Accommodation for all participants has been booked at the same hotel.  The address is :

Shanghai University (North Gate)
716 Jinqiu Rd
Baoshan District

From Hongqiao Airport (虹桥机场)
Take metro line 10 from the airport station to Hongqiao Rd. Station (虹桥路站).
Transfer to metro line 3/4 and make a second transfer at Zhenping Rd. Station (镇坪路) to metro line 7.
The New Lehu Hotel is just near exit 2 of Shanghai University Station (上海大学站). The whole metro trip takes about 1 hour.

From Pudong Airport (浦东机场) 
Take metro line 2 to Jingan Temple Station (静安寺站).
Transfer to metro line 7
The New Lehu Hotel is just near exit 2 of Shanghai University Station (上海大学站). The whole metro trip takes about 2 hours.

To find the Hotel, come across the school gate (North Gate), and turn left when at the bridge. The Hotel is just 100 metres away.

The taxi fare is about 80 yuan from Hongqiao Airport and 250 yuan from Pudong Airport. 

For travel and accommodation queries, please contact Caroline Marley


Conference Organisers
Dr Stephen Mawdsley, University of Bristol
Professor Yong-an Zhang, Shanghai University

Social Media
We encourage social media postings. Please Tweet to @SSHMedicine or use hastag #sshmpgconf.

Conference Contacts
If you have any queries before or during the conference, please feel free to contact:

Professor Yong-an Zhang, Shanghai University,
Dr Chen Hao, Shanghai University,
Mrs Caroline Marley, University of Strathclyde,