Centre for the Social History of Health online seminar series

Please find the programme of this semester’s seminars by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) at the University of Strathclyde.

All papers will be held from 5-6.30pm (CET) on Tuesdays. Zoom details are below.

Tuesday 4 October 

James Kennaway (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.

Tuesday 11 October 

Hayley Brown (LSHTM)

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

Tuesday 8 November 

Sophie Jones (Strathclyde) and Martin Halliwell (Leicester)

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

Tuesday 29 November 

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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