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Women on the Edge: Motherhood and the Family in Turmoil in the Twentieth Century

Over the 7 – 8 September 2023, the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick is hosting a workshop, entitled: “Women on the Edge: Motherhood & the Family in Turmoil in the Twentieth Century".

The two-day workshop is co-organized by Dr Kelly-Ann CouzensLink opens in a new window and Professor Hilary MarlandLink opens in a new window, and generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

With contributions from scholars working in the fields of history, criminology and legal studies, this event aims to grapple with the interplay between motherhood, mental or emotional states and broader themes of criminality, neglect, abandonment and violence within the family in the long twentieth century.

This workshop is particularly interested in the role psychiatric, legal, “expert”, and popular thinking have had in understanding “deviant” female behaviour and its impact upon women themselves, their families and society at large.


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Places are limited; if you are interested in attending, please register here.

Fri 09 Jun 2023, 11:15 | Tags: Call for Papers Workshop

'Women and Mental Illness in Post-War Britain' Workshop Summary

An in-person workshop was held on 13-14 April 2023 at the University of Warwick, co-organised by Fabiola Creed and Hilary Marland.

Generously funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick and Warwick’s Global Research Priority Health, and prompted by our Wellcome funded project ‘The Last Taboo of Motherhood’, this workshop explored changes in understanding, diagnosing and responding to women’s mental illnesses in post-Second World War Britain.

Read a summary of the workshop here.Link opens in a new window

Thu 04 May 2023, 14:11 | Tags: Article Workshop

Vivian Nutton Researcher Workshop -Podcasts

Podcasts from the Interdisciplinary Researcher Workshop with Honorary Professor Vivian Nutton are now available online. Our thanks to all those who made the event a success.

A special thanks to Collin Lieberg for audio editing.

Podcasts available:

Honorary Professor Vivian Nutton: 'History, medicine, and the historiography of medicine'
Aileen Das (Classics): Galen's 'Medical Timaeus' in al-Bīrūnī's 'A Verification on What is Said on India ' (Taḥqīq mā li-l-Hind min Maqālatin)
Rebecca Taylor (Classics): Medicine in 6th-century BC Ionia

Fri 01 Feb 2013, 11:47 | Tags: Podcast Announcement Media Workshop

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