Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 22 October 2012

Female patient with bubonic plague in India (c) Wellcome Library, London

Michaelmas Term 2012 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held at on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Health and Medicine in Britain and its Empire’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison

Week 3 – 22 October
Samiksha Sehrawat, University of Newcastle
Constructing Colonial Patients: Gender and Ethnicity in North Indian Hospitals, c.1880-1920

About the speaker
Dr Sehrawat is Lecturer in the History of Medicine and South Asia at Newcastle University, and was formerly a Research Officer at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford. She works on the history of the rapidly expanding colonial medical infrastructure at the national, provincial and local levels by examining how the colonial state viewed provision of health care for Indians. Her research also explores the social history of hospitals through the experiences of Indian troops (‘sepoys’) and rural Indian women in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a British Academy funded project ‘History of Women’s Hospitals in Colonial India, c.1885-1920’.

•     Sehrawat S. “Prejudices Clung to by the Natives”: Ethnicity in the Indian Army and Hospitals for Sepoys, c.1870s-90s. In: Pati, B., Harrison, M, ed. The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.151-72. WEL copy at R605 SOC 2009

•     Sehrawat S. “Hostages in our Camp”: Military Collaboration between Princely India and the British Raj, c.1880-1920. In: Pati, B., Ernst, W, ed. India’s Princely States: People, Princes and Colonialism. London and New York: Routledge, 2007, pp.118-38. Copy held in Bodleian Library

•     Sehrawat S. The Foundation of the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital for Women at Delhi: Issues in Women’s Medical Education and Imperial Governance. In: Kak, S., Pati, B, ed. Exploring Gender Equations: Colonial and Post-Colonial India. New Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, 2005, pp.117-46. Copy held in Bodleian Library

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