Conferences

Since 1970 The Society for the Social History of Medicine has been actively involved in the organization of specialised conferences and has facilitated research and debate within the discipline of the social history of medicine, with a particular emphasis on inter-disciplinary approaches.

The Society's conferences are open to non-members. However, membership of the Society entitles conference delegates not only to reduced registration fees (there are some bursaries available for student members on request) but also includes includes many other benefits, such as subscription to the journal Social History of Medicine and a 30% reduction on books published in the Society's Routledge series Studies in the Social History of Medicine.

 

2005 Conference Programme (to be updated as soon as possible)

Cultural History of Health and Beyond. Joint conference with the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. To be held at Paris, September 7-10, 2005. For further details, please contact Patrice Bourdelais.

 

2004 Conference Programme (to be updated as soon as possible)

History of Cancer. To be held at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Bethesda, Maryland, USA, November, 2004. For further details, please contact David Cantor.

Workshop: Health of Cities. To be held at the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 12 November 2004. For Further details, please contact Martin Gorsky.

Alice Stewart: a life in epidemiology. To be held at Friends Meeting House, London, March, 3, 2004. For further details, please contact Robert Arnott, University of Birmingham.

Workshop: Health, Medicine and Cultural History. To be held at the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Wolfson Research Institute, University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, January 30, 2004. For further details, please contact Lutz Sauerteig, University of Durham.

 

Past Conferences

Conferences organized by the SSHM in 2020:

Hospital Contributory Schemes to Health Cash Plans: A Twentieth Century History of a British Institution. To be held at the Institute of Historical Research, London, UK, October 22, 2020. For further details please contact Martin Gorsky.

Devices and Designs: Medical Innovating in Historical Perspective. To be held at the CHSTM and Wellcome Unit, Manchester University, UK, July 11-13, 2020. For further details please contact Carsten Timmermann.

Medicine and Society in the Midlands, 1750-1950. To be held at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK, May 16-17, 2020. For further details please contact Jonathan Reinarz.

Conferences organized by the SSHM in 2002:

Birthing and Bureaucracy: The history of childbirth and midwifery. To be held at the University of Sheffield, School of Nursing and Midwifery, October 11-12, 2002.

SSHM Research Symposium: The Normal and the Abnormal: Historical and cultural perspectives on norms and deviations. To be held at the CHSTM and Wellcome Unit, Manchester University (With support from The Wellcome Trust), July 10-11, 2002.

SSHM Postgraduate workshop: 'Themes in twentieth-century psychiatry'. To be held at the Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, June 21, 2002. For further details please contact Pamela Dale.

From Urban Penalty to Global Crisis: Current Issues in the History of Tuberculosis. To be held at the University of Sheffield, March 23-24, 2002. 

Conferences organized by the SSHM in 2001:

Science, Policy and Practice: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Historical Dimensions. To be held at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2001.

'Ethics and Ethnics: the Implementation of Western Medicine, 1800 to the Present'. To be held at the University of Aberdeen, Oct.,  19-20, 2001.

Conferences organized by the SSHM in 2000:

Medicine - Magic - Religion, 17-18 July 2000, Southampton

Work, Health and Illness: the comparative history of industrial diseases, accidents and occupational medicine, 8-10 September 2000, Exeter

 

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