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Hybrid Lecture, 25 April 2024: Silenced and (Sur)veiled: Inscribing Identity on the Female Migrant Body

Professor Roberta Bivins, CHM Director, will be giving a talk on 'Silenced and (Sur)veiled: Inscribing Identity on the Female Migrant Body', at the Geneva Graduate Institute on 25 April 2024, as part of their Gender Seminar Series.

To find out more information about the event and to join the seminar, please click here.

Fri 23 Feb 2024, 09:46 | Tags: Announcement External Seminars

The Mizo Discovery of the British Raj: Empire and Religion in Northeast India, 1890-1920

Congratulations to former CHM PhD student, Dr Kyle Jackson (2017), whose amazing doctoral dissertation (supervised by David Hardiman and Roberta Bivins) has just been published by Cambridge University Press. Order a copy here

Another great read for the CHM shelves!

Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10:36 | Tags: Announcement Publication

'Last Taboo of Motherhood' audio plays are now available online

The 'Last Taboo of Motherhood’ audio plays are now available online

The artistic collaboration explores how women, their families, ‘experts’, and the wider community tell stories about motherhood and mental distress. The three audio-pieces produced from this exciting collaboration between historians and artists have been informed by a variety of historical sources, including first hand testimonies - oral histories and written narratives - from women who have experienced postnatal mental illness.

Written by Bryony Kimmings, Courtney Conrad and Sara Shaarawi, these pieces probe vital questions about women’s experiences of mental illness and the pervasive culture of silence that has existed around maternal mental health. It provokes reflections into how history might prompt new insights into our responses to postnatal mental illness today.

There are several ways to listen to the audios:

The audio plays discuss distressing subjects, including postnatal mental illness, infanticide and death and we recommend that they are suitable for ages 16+.

Tue 06 Feb 2024, 13:09 | Tags: Article Public Engagement Podcast

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