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Conference Report: ADHS, Shanghai, 12-14 June 2019

Peder Clark, Centre for History in Public Health.  Alex Mold and I were recently fortunate enough to attend the Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS) biannual conference in Shanghai. As a relative newcomer to the sub-discipline, I was interested to assess the state of the field, to see overall trends and hear new scholarship. I […]

Candelaria: A New System for Health?

Erica Nelson, Research Fellow, Centre for History in Public Health. My journey to Candelaria began in November 2018 with the intriguing title of a 1972 documentary film listed in the United States National Archives catalogue. The film was called, “Candelaria: A New System of Health” and it was only available to view by traveling in […]

Conference Report: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, 1 – 3 June 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Dr Hayley Brown, Research Fellow, Centre for History In Public Health. At the beginning of June I attended the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine conference in Vancouver. This is an annual conference which is held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a comparatively small conference with […]

Retreat 2016

On the 20th of May 2016 the Centre held a ‘retreat’ at the Wallacespace in Covent Garden to consider future strategy across a number of areas including: research; teaching; policy and public engagement; and networks across the School. The retreat will help inform the Centre’s strategy for future development. Programme: Programme for Chiph retreat May […]

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New Research Fellow post – Closed

Research Fellow in History Department of Social and Environmental Health Research Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive Closing Date:   Sunday 08 January 2017 Interview Date:   To be confirmed Reference:  PHP-SEHR-13 We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the research project ‘‘Progressives to laggards’? Health system reform in […]

New Research Assistant Post – Closed

Research Assistant Department of Social and Environmental Health Research Salary:   £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive Closing Date:   Sunday 08 January 2017 Interview Date:   To be confirmed Reference:  PHP-SEHR-11 We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on a project examining the history of emotion in post-war British public health. […]

HIV/AIDS and prisons in England and Ireland

Funder:  Wellcome Trust Dates: March 2016 – February 2018 Principal Investigators:  Virginia Berridge, LSHTM,  Hilary Marland, University of Warwick and Dr Catherine Cox, University College, Dublin. Staff:  Janet Weston This study explores how prisons and the prison medical service responded to HIV/AIDS from the 1980s in England and Ireland. The crisis of HIV highlighted the […]

Professor David Rosner, Disease on Trial: the Courts, the Lawsuit and the Public Negotiation over Responsibility for Disease, 20th November 2014.

  Abstract: Over the past twenty years a vast public negotiation has taken place over the causes of, and responsibility for, disease. For the most part this discussion has flown under the radar of doctors, historians and public health professionals. To the extent they have participated, professionals and scholars have been called in as “experts”, […]

Professor Simon Szreter (Cambridge University)

  ‘How much VD was there in Georgian London? Can we estimate the population prevalence of STIs before the twentieth century?’ The venereal diseases feature strongly in Boswell’s diary and consequently Georgian London has passed into literature and popular history as a byword for sexual licence. But is this at all justified as a general […]