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Disorder Contained performances in London 9-10 October

"Fabulous ... uniquely executed… engaging and emotive... thought provoking". After summer shows in Coventry, Dublin and Belfast, Disorder Contained can be seen in London at Rich Mix, Shoreditch on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th October. Details and link to tickets.

The play is designed to communicate some of the research findings of the Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000 project, including the effect of solitary confinement on mental health. Over a century ago, Dickens said it was cruel, wrong and “tampered with the brain”. So why is solitary confinement still allowed? Professor Hilary Marland (co-lead on the project) recently gave historical evidence to Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into Mental Health and Deaths in Prison.

Read the article by Kirstie Brewer in Prospect magazine, informed by an interview with Prof. Marland.


Wed 04 October 2017, 12:27 | Tags: Public Engagement Announcement

Research Fellow Dr Tania Woloshyn's monograph published

'Soaking up the Rays: light therapy and visual culture in Britain, c. 1890–1940' (MUP) is one of the major outputs from the Wellcome Trust funded project of the same name, carried out by Dr Tania Woloshyn at CHM from 2012-2016.
Thu 07 September 2017, 14:48 | Tags: Announcement Publication

PhD student Katy Logan has chapter published in The International Business Archives Handbook

Katey Logan, a second year PhD student who is jointly supervisd by CHM and Warwick Business School staff, and whose research focusses on the Boots company archives, has had a chapter published in The International Business Archives Handbook (Routledge). The Handbook provides up-to-date information and guidance on key issues relating to the understanding and management of the historical records of businesses, as a resource for students, archive professionals and business historians. Katey's contribution is an introductiory chapter putting business archives in context.

Tue 25 July 2017, 11:57

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