Workshop and Conference Papers
April 2012 Invited participant at the second study day of the AHRC funded project ‘The Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit’ at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University.
June 2011 'Visualising Venereal Disease in London c.1780 - 1860', 2nd Annual History of Medicine Postgraduate Summit, QMUL.
April 2011 '"The most dreadful progress of lingering sufferings": Images from the London Lock Hospital, 1849 - 1851', Association of Art Historians 37th Annual Conference, University of Warwick.
Oct 2010 'Visualising Venereal Disease: The functions of visual representations c.1780 – 1850', Scratching the Surface: The History of Skin, its Diseases and their Treatment, University of Birmingham.
July 2010 'Faces of Disease: Images and the Display of Knowledge about Venereal Disease in the Late Eighteenth Century', The Body on Display from Renaissance to Enlightenment Symposium, Durham University.
July 2010 'The Virtues of the Image: Seeing the Pathology of Venereal Disease in Eighteenth Century Britain', The Making of Early Modern Scientific Knowledge, University of Warwick.
May 2010 '"A parcel of rotten bones not worth delineating": The Emergence of the Pathological Image in Eighteenth Century Britain', University of Warwick Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.
June 2009 'Seeing the Disease: The Visual Culture of the Pox in London c. 1750 – 1850', Methods in Theory and Practice, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL.
May 2011 Assisted with organizing The Irish Giant a theatre production devised by Cartoon de Salvo as part of the Centre for the History of Medicine's public engagement programme. The Irish Giant looks at the life and death of the eight foot tall Charles Byrne and his relationship with well-known surgeon John Hunter who becomes obsessive about attaining the giant's skeleton after Byrne dies. As well as working front-of-house during the production, I also designed a series of posters for an exhibition accompanying the show.
2008 – 2010 Convenor for the Centre for the History of Medicine Reading Lunch. Over the past two years we have discussed topics ranging from medical sociology, disability rights, medicial documentaries and the 'freakshow', 'bio-art', and representations of the mentally ill.
2008 – 2010 Convenor for the Cultural History Seminar Series - Co-founded and organised by myself and fellow PhD student Jack Elliott, the series aimed to attract speakers with a range of historical interests who were united by their cultural-history angle. Over the course of the series we featured papers on African visual art, medical humanitarianism, spritual politics, and the history of forensic medicine. As convenor I dealt with inviting speakers, arranging travel and accomodation, organizing publicity, and chairing seminars.
2009 - 2010 and 2012 - 2013 Seminar tutor for the first year core module 'Making of the Modern World', Department of History, Warwick. For more details on the module, seminar topics and reading lists see here.
2009 - 2011 Session leader for 'Finding a Supervisor' and 'Quantitative Research Skills Essay' for the MA core course Theory, Skills and Methods.
Nov 2009 'PGA Introduction to Academic and Professional Practice' (Part 1), Learning and Development Centre, Warwick.
2007 - 2008 Paleography training on the module 'From manuscript to Print', Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Warwick.