Masculinity, health and medicine, c.1750-present workshop

28 – 29 April, 2016, University of Strathclyde

Since the 1980s, there has been a significant body of research exploring the history of health and medicine from gendered perspectives. However, in spite of the increasing growth of the field of masculinity studies, as exemplified by the work of Tosh, Connell and others, the bulk of this research and related academic events tended to focus on issues relating to women, such as women’s reproductive health and the history of women in the medical and nursing professions. Less attention has been paid to the theme of masculinity, health and medicine. This two-day workshop aims to bridge this gap by bringing together scholars working on aspects relating to the intersection of masculinity, health and medicine in the modern period in a range of geographical contexts, with the aim of generating discussion and future collaborations. We are grateful to the Wellcome Trust for supporting this workshop.