vendredi 12 juin 2015

Histoire orale de la médecine

Oral histories of Science, Technology and Medicine 

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome Trust Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK

10th July 2015 - 11th July 2015

Conference Scope

What can oral history and life story methodologies bring to the study of the history of science, technology and medicine? How have historians of science, technology and medicine made use of personal memory and narratives in their research? This conference will explore the theoretical and practical challenges of using oral history-based techniques in the broad areas of the histories of science, mathematics, engineering, technology and medicine, and welcomes contributions which use oral history to:
  • Understand change in medicine and science
  • Consider the links between organisational history and memory
  • Juxtapose oral history with other historical sources
  • Review the cultural interface between history, memory and technology
  • Uncover personal reflections on technological and medical innovation and change
  • Examine ways in which memory can be used to interpret and engage with wider public audiences about current scientific issues in, for example, biomedicine, the environment and lifestyle choices

The conference will bring into dialogue oral historians, historians of science, technology and medicine, medical sociologists, technologists, archivists, the scientific humanities, and heritage professionals working in museums, higher education, broadcasting and other media.

Full programme and registration available at


09.30 Registration opens

10.00-11.00 Practical workshops (parallel sessions):
Oral History in Higher Education: Jenny Harding (London Metropolitan University)
Oral History and Archives Clinic: Rob Perks and Mary Stewart (British Library)
Oral History and Cutting-Edge Technology: Doug Boyd (University of Kentucky)

11.00-11.15 Tea/coffee

11.15-11.30 Welcome by Graham Smith, Royal Holloway, University of London

11.30-12.30 Opening Plenary
What’s special about oral histories of medicine?
Kate Fisher, Centre of Medical History, University of Exeter
Chair: Richard McKay

12.30-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.15 Parallel sessions:

Technological Change and the Workplace
Chair: Tom Lean

‘Oh it’s good. The only trouble is it puts us out of business’: the experience of the introduction of digital cinema projection, Richard Wallace, University of Warwick

The Northern Lighthouse Board oral history project: perspectives on automation, Erin Farley, University of Edinburgh

The impact of technological innovation on workers in the print industry, Claire Days, Eastside Community Heritage

The Mind
 Chair: Mary Stewart

Changing treatments and attitudes in the field of mental health, Judith Garfield, Eastside Community Heritage

Social Psychiatry or Socialist Psychiatry? Uncovering the politics behind American preventive mental health strategy after the Second World War through oral history, Matthew Smith and Linsey Robb, University of Strathclyde

The psychologists re-create their experience. Practices, appropriations, and psychologization of the Colombian institutions, Hernan Camilo Pulido Martinez, Pontifica Universidad Javeriana

Chair: Jonathan Reinarz

Agency in life stories of science and Christianity, Paul Merchant, National Life Stories, British Library

Nostalgia – a value or threat to organisational histories? CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) in British nursing practice, 1948-2000, Christine Gowing, University of Birmingham

Oral history 2.0: identity, conversations and methodology, Yewande Okuleye, University of Leicester

15.15-15.45 Tea/coffee
15.45-17.15 Parallel sessions:

Space and Place
Chair: Paul Merchant

Speaking up for Bethlem, Jennifer Walke, Bethlem Museum of the Mind/King’s College London

Strengths and limitations of oral histories in a health care setting: a case study of the development of Barwon Health, a regional health service in Australia, Marie Nunan and Ann Ritchie

‘Boffins’ and bureaucrats: contested environmental knowledge in the Torrey Canyon Disaster,
Timothy Cooper and Anna Green, University of Exeter

Chair: Shelley Trower

The use of video in oral histories of science, technology and medicine, John Hepp and Mark Stine

Laughing in the dissecting room: oral history, humour and healthcare history, Julian Simpson, University of Manchester

Hands on History, John Ellis and Nick Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London

Patients and Practitioners
Chair: Richard McKay

‘Talk to us, not about us’: patient empowerment during Australia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, 1982-1996,
Cheryl Ware, Macquarie University, Australia

The ‘good patient’ and the ‘cancer survivor’: the power of discourse in oral histories of cancer research, Catriona Gilmour Hamilton, Oxford Brookes University

Oral histories of medicine at the service of the museum: public engagement, display and understanding of contemporary healing cultures, Alfons Zarzoso, Museu d’Història de la Medicina de Catalunya

17.30 – 18.30 Panel Session: Ethics Committees and Oral Histories of Science and Medicine
Chair: Sally Horrocks

Memories of an ethics committee, Karen Birmingham and Yasmin Iles Caven, University of Bristol

Academic ethics committees and medical oral history projects: a conflict of best practices?
Ida Milne, Queen’s University, Belfast

18.30 Tour of Royal Holloway (tbc)

19.30 Conference Meal at Royal Holloway Founder’s Building

09.15 Registration desk opens (coffee available)

09.30-10.30 Plenary
Play, Record, Pause: How technology is changing the practice and purpose of oral history
Doug Boyd, Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Chair: Rob Perks

10.45-12.15 Parallel sessions:

Policy and Government
Chair: Anne Gulland

Tobacco control and smoking in public places in Scotland, Nick Chalmers, University of Stirling

The life electric: careers in the electricity supply industry from nationalisation to privatisation,
Tom Lean, National Life Stories, British Library

Science and late Portuguese Colonial Imperial: the contribution of oral history, Cláudia, Castelo, Universidad de Lisboa

 Chair: Sarah Lowry

The Herriot test: storytelling in veterinary oral histories, Susan Bradley, Newcastle University

Hearing unheard voices: trust and power dynamics when interviewing Kenyan field researchers,
Georgina Montgomery, Michigan State University

The human side of animal genetics: an archivist’s perspective on oral history, Clare Button, Edinburgh University Library Special Collections

ROUND TABLE: Knowing, Doing, Living, Telling: Oral Histories of Scientific Practice as
Document, Narrative and Testimony
Chair: Elizabeth Haines

The merits of the invisible in oral histories of science, Paul Merchant, National Life Stories, British Library

The potential of reconstruction, re-enactment and object-stimulated oral history for displays in science museums, Tim Boon, Science Museum, London

Intangible histories: narration and the material substrate of laboratory science at the University of Cambridge, Lydia Wilson, City University of New York

Speaking for the technical body, Juliette Kristensen, Goldsmiths, University of London/ Royal College of Art

12.15 -13.45 Lunch

12.15 -13.15 Annual General Meeting of the Oral History Society (all welcome)

13.45 -15.15 Parallel sessions:

Gendered Body
Chair: Sally Horrocks

‘Something that works more for me rather than something that I have to inflict on myself’: narratives of contraceptive use in pre-marital sex, 1960-2000, Hannah Charnock, University of Exeter

‘Only three weeks to live’: oral history, men’s bodies and military health and medicine in the Second World War, Emma Newlands

Midwife Tatsuyo Amari and the birth control experiment in 1950s Japan, Aya Homei, University of Manchester

Technological Change and Professional Careers
Chair: Craig Fees

The Living Medical History Project, Susan Mullaney, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

Celebrating women in biochemistry – an oral history perspective, Benjamin Palmer, The Royal Society

Change and continuity: from the pen to the 3D model, the impact of technology in architectural practice, Niamh Dillon, National Life Stories, British Library

Creative Uses of Oral History
Chair: Dvora Liberman

Ecocide –voices from paradise, Juliet Brown, Juliet Brown Films

Digital storytelling with women who live with HIV: the health and therapeutic benefits of telling one’s own story, Bronwen Gray and Alan Young, Unitec/Auckland University of Technology

‘Can We Afford The Doctor?’: re-using and re-interpreting archived memories to engage with wider public audiences, Pam Schweitzer and Maria Everett

15.15-15.30 Tea/coffee

15.30-16.30 Plenary discussion
Science Stories
Ronald E. Doel, Florida State University, in discussion with Graham Smith, Royal Holloway,
University of London

16.30Conference ends

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