Conferences and Workshops

Symposium: Entwined Health System Histories: New Zealand and Britain Since 1938

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017 Venue: Penthouse, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TQ As part of a larger Wellcome funded project on Health Systems in History, historians at the LSHTM and the University of Auckland are working on a study which aims to examine parallels and interlinkages between the UK and NZ health […]

One-Day Symposium announcement: Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History?

Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History? 9th May 2017: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT Organised by the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM, and the Institute of Public Policy Research, with support from the Wellcome Trust This symposium will bring together […]

Health Humanities at LSHTM

The Centre for History in Public Health would like to invite all researchers across the School to become involved in a new initiative: health humanities. We are organizing a one-day event later this year to discuss health humanities at the School and to make targeted contact with individuals and teams working in the health humanities […]

Vaccination Programmes and the Public – Past and Present

A symposium on how the public have figured in British vaccination programmes, presented by the Vaccine Centre and Centre for History in Public Health. Presentations will include discussion of the current British vaccine programme, (Joanne Yarwood, Public Health England), the April 2013 implementation of health systems reforms (Tracey Chantler, LSHTM) and a look at the […]

Improving Health in Wartime

Improving Health in Wartime Members of the Centre for History in Public Health  participated in the exhibition Improving Health in Wartime  held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT organised by the School’s Library and Archives Services to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First […]

The First World War and drug and alcohol control

Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014 Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine It is often forgotten that the First World War was a key formative period for both drug and alcohol […]

What did ‘The Great War’ do for Public Health?, Rosalind Stanwell-Smith, Hon. Senior Lecturer, Centre for History in Public Health

Date: Monday 15 September 2014 Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Rosalind Stanwell-Smith, Hon. Senior Lecturer, Centre for History in Public Health Histories of public health tend to date our modern practice to the reorganization of national and international […]

Lives, Laboratories and the Great War, Anne Hardy, Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Anne Hardy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine This talk will look at the impact of the First World war on the lives and research careers of […]

Under control?: alcohol and drug regulation, past and present

A four day conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organized on behalf of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, June 2013. View Conference Report

Not Just for the Record: Enlivening Archives

One day workshop aimed at post-graduate students and researchers designed to question the nature of archives and how they are used. View conference report

Volunteers, the voluntary sector and voluntarism in Britain and in Africa: perspectives from history andanthropology

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 14th of October 2011.

Health Rights in Global Historical Perspective

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 17-18th February 2011. View conference report

Public Health and Voluntary Action

A workshop for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 20th November 2010. View conference report

Nutrition and History in the Twentieth Century

A one day conference held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 September 2010. Nutrition and History in the twentieth century transcript

History and Management and Administration in the NHS

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 12th November 2008. View conference report

European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Conference: Environment, Health and History

A conference at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 12-15 September 2007.

Addressing Binge Drinking: Challenges and opportunities, Centre for History In Public Health

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 14th February 2007.

NGOs, Voluntarism and Health: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 22 November 2006.

Maternal Health in the 20th C: International Perspectives

A workshop held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,  2.00 – 5.00pm, May 10th 2006.

Tuberculosis, Migration and Health Screening: What Can We Learn from History?

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 26th January 2005.

Health Education, Public Health and Citizenship after 1945

Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Wednesday, November 16th 2005.

Healthy Towns, Healthy Cities: Public Health in British Cities 1844-2004

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 12 November 2004.

Hospital Contributory Schemes to Health Cash Plans: A Twentieth Century History of A British Institution

A conference held at the Institute of Historical Research, Sentate House, London, 22nd October 2003

Science, Policy and Practice

A conference held at the London School of Hygiene & Medicine  organised jointly with the Society for the Social History of Medicine, 5-6th April 2001.

The Big Smoke: Fifty Years After The 1952 London Smog – A Commemorative Conference

  A conference co-organised by Dr Tony Fletcher (Public and Environmental Health Research Unit) and Professor Virginia Berridge (Centre for History in Public Health) of LSTHM to commemorate the 1952 London Smog. It was held at the Brunei Gallery SOAS, on the 9-10 December 2002. This major international Conference which attracted over 200 participants from […]

Symposium: London Health Histories

Interested academics, researchers and students are invited to attend a day symposium covering aspects of the history of health in London. Registration is free but please e-mail Jane Seymour to reserve your place. Organised by the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with the Wellcome Library. […]

The Civilian Disabled: War and its role in the disability rights movement, Gareth Millward, Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM

Hosted by London School Library and Archives and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability – in the series Improving health in wartime exhibition events Date: Friday 19 September 2014 Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Gareth Millward, London […]

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

The 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in July 2014 offers an unprecedented opportunity to illuminate the contemporary history of ‘health and safety’ in Britain: a field of profound significance not only to the health and wellbeing of workers, but to members of the public who can be injured or […]

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Tuesday 8 July, 13.00–17.30 Faculty Meeting Room, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 15–17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH The 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in July 2014 offers an unprecedented opportunity to illuminate the contemporary history of ‘health and safety’ in Britain: a field of profound significance […]