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Angela Davis article chosen as one of Studies in History of Biological and Biomedical Sciences top 20

An article by Dr Angela Davis, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and CHM staff member till August 2018, has been chosen by Studies in History of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Elsevier) on its 20th anniversary, as one of its top twenty articles from the last 20 years, based on a range of metrics including citations, downloads, and other factors. Angela's article is 'Wartime Women Giving Birth: Narratives of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Britain c.1939– 1960' (2014).

As a service to the community of scholars in history, philosophy, and social studies of biology and medicine, and others interested in these fields, the articles will be provided as free to access until the end of 2018 and featured over the coming months in the journal's podcast Bioviews:

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 14:15 | Tags: Announcement

CHM staff shortlisted for AHRC-WT Health Humanities medals

Prof. Hilary Marland has been shortlisted for an AHRC-WT Health humanities medal for leadership, and Dr Rachel Bennett for early career research. The awards recognise people and projects that are helping to inform and transform the quality of life, health and wellbeing of the population using arts and humanities research. Both Hilary and Rachel are currently working on the Wellcome Trust funded project Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health

Further details about the medals in this AHRC press release

Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:54 | Tags: Announcement

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 Oct 2017, 12:27 | Tags: Public Engagement Announcement

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