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HSMT Postgrad Conference on Science and Society

PG Conf posterWellcome Unit for the History Medicine, University of Oxford

History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2013 “Science and Society”
7 June 2013, 10:00-17:00
History Faculty Lecture Theatre, History Faculty, Old Boys’ School, George Street, Oxford

Science and society have been codependently constructed.  The Wellcome Unit’s annual postgraduate conference seeks to explore these conceptual intersection points through panels ranging in subject matter from “Projecting Health and Policy”, “Biology and Society”, to “Science and Medicine in Transition”, and “Madness, Psyche, and War”.

Bringing together a variety of explorations of the histories of science, medicine, and their broader influences, the conference seeks engaging and enthusiastic participants in a rousing and challenging discussion.

The event is free but please register your interest by 30 May 2013 by emailing belinda.michaelides@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk

Related Links Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine | History Faculty | Museum of the History of Science

History of Nursing Colloquium

Canadian nursing in Boer War (c) Wellcome Library, London

Canadian nurses in Boer War
(c) Wellcome Library, London

Call for Papers:

The UK Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium will be held on 4 July 2013 at the History Faculty, University of Oxford.  This year’s theme will explore the ‘History of Colonial and post-Colonial Nursing’.

The history of nursing presents a unique perspective from which to interrogate colonialism and post-colonialism. Simultaneously, viewing nursing’s development under colonial and post-colonial rule can reveal the different faces of what, on the surface may appear to be a profession that is consistent and coherent yet in reality has many different faces and is constantly in the process of reinventing itself. Considering such areas as transnational relationships, class, gender, race, and politics this colloquium aims to present current work in progress within this field to better understand the complex entanglements in the development of nursing as it was imagined and practised in local imperial, colonial and post-colonial contexts. The colloquium will be led by Dr Helen Sweet and will be opened with a keynote paper on the colloquium’s theme by Professor Anne Marie Rafferty.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words, by Friday 1 February 2013, to:


N.B. As this promises to be a particularly popular colloquium and the audience capacity is strictly limited to max. 60 people, places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis so you are strongly advised to book early!

Price:  £10 for students and £15 for non-students.

There will also be a workshop for PhD students and their supervisors on Wednesday, 3 July, to be held at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford.

All enquiries to: Christine.Hallett@manchester.ac.uk

Related Links Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford | Oxford University History Faculty

Oxford HSMT Postgraduate Conference 2012

History of Science, Medicine and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2012

Date: Friday 8 June 2012
Location: History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford
(Please see http://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors_friends/maps_and_directions/index.html for a selection of maps with pdf versions to download and print)

Topics include:

  • Health on Distant Shores: The Impact of American Imperial Politics on Puerto Rican Public Health and Medicine, 1890-1920
  • Living with London’s Mad: Metropolitan Communities and the Insane 1740-1800
  • “O, Brave New World”: The Huxley Brothers and Social Concerns of the Early Twentieth-century Britain
  • History of Algal Derived Biofuels

The full programme and abstracts are available online at http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/index.htm

A buffet lunch is included in the programme so please RSVP to belinda.michaelides@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk if you plan to attend.