Wellcome Unit Seminars, Monday 17 November

Michaelmas Term 2014 Seminar Series
‘Disease, Health, and Medicine since 1800’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison, University of Oxford

Week 6 – 17 November

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt

John Stewart, Glasgow Caledonian University

‘Oxford and shell shock in the Great War’

Emeritus Professor of Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Stewart’sJohn Stewart research interests range broadly across modern British history. In particular, his work has focussed on the history of health care provision and social policy, with an associated emphasis on the history of child welfare. Specific research topics have included: municipal medicine in inter-war England and Wales; child evacuation policies in wartime Scotland; and welfare provision in ‘peripheral’ areas of the United Kingdom and Europe. He is  writing a chapter on the medical left, to be published in a volume edited by Charlotte Sleigh and Don Leggett, to be published by Manchester University Press in 2014 and entitled ‘Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79’.

Selected Publications:

‘Child Guidance in Britain, 1918-1955: The Dangerous Age of Childhood’, Pickering and Chatto, 2013.

‘An Introduction to Research into the History of British Healthcare’, electronic publication, Intute: Arts and Humanities, www.intute.ac.uk/themes/historical/healthcare ‘Sickness and Health,’ in L. Abrams and C. Brown (eds.),  A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth Century Scotland, Edinburgh,  2010,  228-254.

Cradle to Grave:  Municipal Medicine in Interwar England and Wales‘, with A. Levene, M Powell and B Taylor, Oxford 2011.

‘The Provision and Control of Medical Relief: Urban Central Scotland in the Late Nineteenth Century’ in (ed) Mark Freeman et al, Medicine, Law, and Public Policy in Scotland, 1850-1980: Essays Presented to Anne Crowther, Dundee, Dundee University Press, 2011

‘Child Guidance in Britain, 1927-1951: From Voluntarism to the Welfare State?’, in (ed) Colin Rochester, George Campbell Gosling, Alison Penn, and Meta Zimmeck, Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical Perspectives on Current Social Policy, Brighton, Sussex Academic Press, 2011

‘The Medical Mission of British Child Guidance, 1918-1950: Theory and Practice’, in (ed) Martin Dinges and Robert Jütte, The Transmission of Health Practices (1500-2000), Stuttgart, Steiner Verlag, 2011

Please note there is no parking at the Unit.