Health History in Action
Call for Papers
Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Postgraduate Career Development Workshop and Conference
Ross Priory, University of Strathclyde
26-28 August 2015
As part of a programme of events to mark its tenth anniversary in 2015, The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Glasgow (CSHHH) is proud to host the SSHM Postgraduate Career Development Workshop and Conference in August 2015. The 3-day event will take place at the University of Strathclyde's Ross Priory, a historic house situated on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond (http://www.strath.ac.uk/rescat/rosspriory/). It will include a conference for showcasing the best postgraduate research in the history of health and medicine field, a career development workshop on the theme 'Health History in Action', and related skills and networking sessions.
Call for Papers:
We invite abstracts of 200-300 words for a 20 minute paper on any topic related to the history of health and medicine, along with a brief (100 word) biography, to be sent firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 January 2015. Participants can be at any stage of their postgraduate research.
Career Development Workshop (26 August):
One of the strengths of CSHHH during the past decade has been its engagement with health practitioners, policy makers, archivists and the wider public. This workshop will draw on experience within CSHHH to offer participants the opportunity to develop skills and contacts that will enable them to connect effectively with those outside of Higher Education. The first day of the event will be an intensive workshop with the theme of Health History in Action. It will be organised around those from fields with a connection to the history of health and medicine; Medicine; Heritage; Arts and Culture; Media; and Public Health Policy.
The event will be organised by colleagues in the CSHHH Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde and at Glasgow Caledonian University, together with the Society for the Social History of Medicine (http://www.sshm.org/), the Wellcome Trust and the AHRC.