mardi 14 juin 2022



SSHM2022 Conference 

29th June to 2nd July 2022, Swansea University

IP = In-Person
OL = Online

08:00 - 09:00 Optional Activities
• Book fair

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Introductions
(Michael Bresalier [Swansea] and Rosemary Cresswell [SSHM])) (Faraday LT)

09:15 – 10:30 PLENARY 1: Laura Kelly
(Strathclyde) [Chair: Rosemary Cresswell] (Faraday LT)
Resilience and resistance: an oral history of women’s reproductive health and
rights in Ireland, c.1960-1980 (OL)
Tea / Coffee (Faraday Foyer)

War and Resilience I
[Chair: Julie Anderson] (Faraday B)
 Rethinking resilience: the lessons and legacies of WWI on health and

Heather Perry (University of North Carolina Charlotte), 'There are no More
Cripples!' Orthopedics and Resiliency in First World War Germany (IP)

Eric Vermetten (Leiden University), Re-Framing Shellshock: Resilience and
Moral Injury in WWI Soldiers (IP)

Edgar Jones (King’s College London), War of the Mind: Psychiatry and
Neurology in the British and French Armies (IP)

Daniel Flecknoe (Buckinghamshire Council/NHS), Un-Remembered but
Unforgettable: The 'Spanish Flu' Pandemic (IP)

Comment: Leo van Bergen (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian
and Caribbean Studies) (IP

(Dis)Abilities I
[Chair: David Turner] (Faraday C)

Jen Rinaldi (Ontario Tech University)/Kate Rossiter (Wilfred Laurier University),
Embedded Trauma and Embodied Resistance (IP)

Laura Robson-Mainwaring (National Archives), Thalidomide: limb-fitting
centres and patient agency, 1960-1975 (OL)

Hilal Sekban (Koc University), Flat or not? The psychosocial implications of
(not) getting reconstruction/prosthesis after a mastectomy via Audre Lorde’s
The Cancer Journals (IP)

Pallavi Podapati (Princeton University), On Wheels: Rehabilitation and Sport at
Stoke Mandeville, 1946-1976 (OL)

Gendering Resilience I
[Chair] (Faraday D)

Whitney Wood (Vancouver Island University), Obstetric violence, resilience
and birth reform activism in postwar Canada (IP)

Michelle Walker (University of Otago), The trauma of mental illness following
childbirth in twentieth century New Zealand.’ (IP)

Oisín Wall (University College Dublin), ‘The first rule of hardmanship is don’t
crack up’: resilience, endurance, and the tactics of political and ordinary
prisoner protests in 1970s and 1980s Ireland (IP)

Linda Bryder (University of Auckland), Homebirth midwives: from endangered
species to primary providers (OL)

Colonial and Global Stories
[Chair] (Faraday E)

Anna Weerasinghe (Johns Hopkins University), 'Across all my kingdoms and
dominions': Portuguese licensing and Indian practitioners in colonial Goa,
1550-1700 (IP)

Manikarnika Dutta (University of Oxford), Why the corpse mattered?
Management and care of unclaimed Hindu dead bodies in late colonial
India (IP)

Pradipto Roy (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta), Forging mental
health resilience in colonial South Asia: a study in comparative mental heath
discourses (IP)

Jessica Frost, Females in foreign lands: a look at women's constitutional
suitability for the tropics (1880 and 1940)(OL)

Premodern Resiliences
[Chair: Emily Cock] (Faraday F)

Alanna Skuse (University of Reading), Self-wounding and personal resilience in
early modern England (IP)

Leonard Smith (University of Birmingham), ‘Wonderful Remedy’ or
‘Consummate Quackery’: Delahoyde and Lucett and the Cure for Insanity

Wendy Churchill (University of New Brunswick), Resilience, adaptability and
‘place’ in the careers and lives of British military medical practitioners and
engineers c.1775-1830 (OL)

Bonnie Huskins (University of New Brunswick), Resilience, trauma and anxiety
in the journals and correspondences of British military engineer William Booth
(1748-1826) (OL)

Britain and the NHS
[Chair: Anne Hanley] (Faraday G)

Angela Whitecross (University of Manchester), The NHS and ‘resilience’ in the
UK since 1948 (IP)

Peter Dickson (Swansea University), A welcome in the Welsh hillside? A story of
medical resilience from 1960-1990 (IP)

Christopher Sirrs (University of Warwick), ‘A Cruel Lottery’: Medical Accidents,
Litigation and the Emergence of Patient Safety in the NHS, c.1980–2000 (IP)

Martin Moore (University of Exeter), A means to ‘cope’ or a ‘barrier’ between
doctor and patient? Appointment systems, time and fragility in post-war
British general practice, 1948-1979 (OL)

LUNCH - 12:45 - 14:00 (Taliesin Create)

Lunchtime meeting: 13:00-14:00 Publishing your research (Faraday B) IP/OL
This roundtable brings together editors from different book series in the history
of medicine to discuss the publication process.

Lunchtime meeting: 1300-1400 Thomas Bray (Wellcome Trust) Wellcome Trust
Research Funding opportunities (Faraday C).



Institutions and Individuals
[Chair] (Faraday B)

Tom Harrison (University of Birmingham), Potatoes and emotional resilience:
the role of the therapeutic community (IP)

Eli Anders (Haverford College), Making places for resilience: convalescent
landscapes in C19th England (IP)

Michael Healey (Johns Hopkins University), "When He Comes Back":
Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Epidemiology, and the Economization
of Mental Health (IP)

Children and Young People
[Chair: Sarah Crook] (Faraday C)

Mary Clare Martin (University of Greenwich), Resilience, play and peer
cultures: sick children in Europe and North America, 1850-1979 (IP)

Christine Sarg (University of Glasgow), Adolescence, madness and resilience:
Jewish experiences in Glasgow asylums, 1870-1939 (IP)

Jennie Seir Junghans (European University Institute), Resilience, rebellion and
rehabilitation: the child psychiatric clinic at the Copenhagen University
Hospital, c.1935-1960 (IP)

Elisabeth Yang (Rutgers University), Constructing the moral infant in American
medical and scientific discourse, 1850s to 1920s (OL)

Treatments and their Discontents I
[Chair] (Faraday D)

Martin Edwards (University College London), Mischief, manipulation and
micturition: Tactics of resistance to the Weir Mitchell rest cure 1873 – 1914. (IP)

Stephen Mawdsley (University of Bristol), Jake Paralysis and Disability Activism
in 1930s America (IP)

Catherine Carstairs (University of Guelph) and Kathryn Hughes (University of
Guelph), ‘Vaccine Resistance in Canada: The 1980s and Beyond’ (IP)

Environment and Animals I

[Chair] (Faraday F)

Peder Clark (University of Strathclyde), ‘Filthy, dark green sludge’: a
microhistory of water pollution in a north Cornish village (IP)

Alexander Parry (Johns Hopkins University), Engineering Safety: Consumer
Protection and the American Household (IP)

Kristin Brig (Johns Hopkins University), Calving smallpox resistance: the British
production of vaccine lymph from cows' bodies, 1870s-1900s (IP)

Colonial and Global Stories II
[Chair: Richard McKay] (Faraday G)
PANEL: Resilience in the face of stigma: transnational perspectives on sexual
health challenges

Hannah-Louise Clark (University of Glasgow), Indigenous responses to ‘Arab
syphilis’ in colonial Algeria (OL)

Anne Hanley (University of Birmingham), ‘Home sweet home for the riff-raff of
other nations’: VD and racism in postwar Britain (IP)

Siobhán Hearne (Durham University), Doctors and VD patients in the Soviet
Union, 1960-1982 (OL)

TEA / COFFEE 15:30 – 16:00


Archives and Practice I
[Chair: David Turner] (Faraday B)
PANEL: Using Historical Insights to Develop Resilience in Stakeholders, Society
and Ourselves

Matthew Smith (University of Strathclyde), The Pinkie Resilience Project: Using
History to Prevent Mental Illness and Improve Wellbeing in a Scottish Primary
School (IP)

Simon Walker (University of Strathclyde), Suicide, Sense and Sensitivity:
Research and Support in Practice with Veterans (OL)

Andy Holroyde (Queen Mary University of London), Sheltered Employment in
Britain: Resilience in Recruitment and Retention, 1945-1979 (OL)

William G. Clarence-Smith (SOAS) Trypanosoma evansi (surra): combating a
disease of livestock (OL)

Treatments and their Discontents II
[Chair: Laura Kelly IP] (Faraday C)
PANEL: Transnational connections among AIDS activists in Europe since the

Nikolaos Papadogiannis (OL) (St. Andrews) AIDS activism in Greece and its
transnational connections from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s

Agata Dziuban (OL) (Jagiellonian University) and Todd Sekuler (OL)
(Humboldt University of Berlin) A moral economy of HIV/AIDS activism:
Navigating the shifting terrain of participation and representation across the
broader European region.

George Severs (IP) (Birkbeck, University of London) Conference
collaborations: transnational HIV/AIDS activism at international AIDS
conferences, 1988-1993

Colonial and Global Stories III
[Chair:] (Faraday D)

Rima Apple (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Doctors, nurses and 'false
faces': health care among the Oneidas of Wisconsin in the first half of the
20th century (IP)

Vesna Curlic (University of Edinburgh) Foreignness and the Global Circulation
of Ophthalmological Knowledge in the Early Twentieth Century (IP)

Claire Macindoe (University of Otago), ‘Golden weather over New Zealand’:
how New Zealand’s Dept of Health responded to increasing global and local
issues of health during a period of perceived prosperity and wellbeing, 1950s
to 1960s (OL)

Gendering Resilience II
[Chair: Sarah Crook] (Faraday E)

Camilla Rostvik (University of St. Andrews), A Soviet tampon? Femtech,
Tampax and the Soviet menstrual market (IP)

Louise Morgan (University of Warwick), Building bodily resilience through
clean eating in the 21st century (IP)

Kristin Hay (University of Strathclyde), Rabbits, Nuns, and Old Wives’ Tales:
Learning about birth control practices in ‘post-pill’ Scotland (OL)


Institutions and Individuals II
[Chair: Catharine Coleborne] (Faraday F)

PANEL: Prisoners and convicts: understanding and interpreting resilience to
incarceration and punishment in 19th-century England, Ireland and Tasmania

Catherine Cox (University College Dublin) (IP) and Hilary Marland (University of
Warwick) (IP), 'Nothing that I can say would give any idea of the horrors of
solitary confinement': prisoners’ resilience to the separate system in the
Victorian prison

Kris Inwood (University of Guelph) (IP) and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (University
of New England) (OL) The impact of sensory deprivation on the life course of
convicts to Van Diemen’s Land, 1803-1853

(Dis)Abilities II
[Chair: Ryan Sweet] (Faraday G)

Felicity McKee (Swansea University), Working the system: performativity and
resilience in C19th Britain (IP)

Juliet Roberts (University of Luxembourg), Keep smiling: how the Union des
Blessés de la Face reinforced resilience in French soldiers with facial injuries
after the Great War (IP)

Katja Guenther (Princeton University), Beyond Defects: A History of
Psychological Resilience (OL)

End of Day 1 Sessions and Panels

The main floor of Taliesin Create is the place to browse the book fair and
SSHM merchandise stall and join us at the Wellcome Trust-sponsored
Reception at 17:30 (and Dinner for residents at 19:00)


08:00 – 09:00 Optional Activities
• PG/ECR Session: Beatriz Pichel (SSHM) Turn your Thesis into a Book
(Faraday B) IP/OL
• PG/ECR Workshop: Digital Research with Gareth Millward (University of
Southern Denmark) (Faraday C) IP/OL


Archives and Practice II
[Chair:] (Faraday B)
PANEL: Archival resilience in global health history: aspects of preservation and

Christoph Gradmann (University of Olso), History from Rubble: Studying the
Local History of Tuberculosis in Global Health (IP)

Noémi Tousignant (University College London), Histories of a global health
inequality: resilient fragments of scandal, promise and non-immunity in
Senegal (IP)

John Manton (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Retelling
the story of leprosy control in 20thC Nigeria, amid archival persistence and
failure (IP)

David Bannister (University of Oslo), The sum of their parts? Writing post-
independence histories of health in Ghana (1957-2019) (IP)

Premodern Resiliences II
[Chair: David Turner] (Faraday C)

Geoffrey Hudson (Lakehead and Laurentian Universities), Resilience,
accidental history and war in England, c.1590-1810 (OL)

Wendy J Turner (Augusta University) Feigning Madness: The Case of William
Hawkyns, 1552 London (IP)

Paige Donaghy (University of Queensland), “Two Kinds of Conceptions”: False
conceptions, moles and pregnancy in early modern Europe (IP)

Catherine Beck (University of Copenhagen), Community, environment and
tolerance: mental disorder at sea in the C18th (OL) 

War and Resilience II
[Chair: Leighton James] (Faraday D)

Heather Ellis (Western University), ‘Who cares?’ Veterans, hospitalization and
networks of care in post-WWI Canada (IP)

Natasha Stoyce (University of Leicester), Captives on the forgotten front:
female medical workers as prisoners of war in Serbia during the Great War,
1915-1916 (OL)

Rebecca A. Bennette (Middlebury College), Recovering resistance and
resilience: German soldiers’ psychiatric files from WWI and patient agency

Jason Bate (Birkbeck College), Practicing Photography, Family Recovery, and
the Post-war Rehabilitation of Facially-injured Ex-servicemen (OL)

Britain and the NHS II
[Chair: Peter Dickson] (Faraday E)

Angela Whitecross (University of Manchester), The NHS and ‘resilience’ in the
UK since 1948 (IP)

Gayle Davis (University of Edinburgh), The British Abortion Act (1967):
contestation and survival (IP)

Christopher Sirrs (University of Warwick), ‘A Cruel Lottery’: Medical Accidents,
Litigation and the Emergence of Patient Safety in the NHS, c.1980–2000 (IP)

Rosemary Cresswell (University of Strathclyde) ‘Cinderella’ services, chronic ill-
health and charity in the early NHS (IP)

Philip Begley (University of Liverpool), Enthoven, internal markets and HMOs:
reform and resilience in the NHS (OL)

Environment and Animals II
[Chair:] (Faraday F)
PANEL: Engineering resilience: improving livestock health in colonial Africa
and Asia

Samuël Coghe (Freie Universität Berlin), Creating the Renitelo: Cattle

Breeding and Veterinary Science in Late Colonial and Early Postcolonial
Madagascar (IP)

Saurabh Mishra (University of Sheffield), Peasant Households, ‘Public Cattle’,
and Healing Strategies in Late-Colonial India (OL)

Bárbara Direito (University of Lisbon), ‘A livestock keeping country cannot be
improvised’ – Improving indigenous and imported bovine cattle breeds in
Southern Mozambique, 1920s-1940s (OL)

William G. Clarence-Smith (SOAS) Trypanosoma evansi (surra): combating a
disease of livestock (OL)

(Dis)Abilities III
[Chair] (Faraday E)

Selina Hurley (Science Museum, London), Roads to Recovery: A co-curated
journey of life after a brain injury (IP)

Ruth Blue (Thalidomide Society), 'Do you want a hand?' Tales of resilience
from the thalidomide community (IP)

Christopher Rudeen (Harvard University), ‘Mental health is not fashion’: shirts,
stigma, strength (IP)

Francesca DeRosa (Princeton University), Engineering Normalcy: The Rise and
Fall of the Heidelberg Arm (OL)

TEA / COFFEE 11:00 – 11:15 (Faraday Foyer)


Archives and Practice II
[Chair:] (Faraday B)
PANEL: Resilience, disease and urban Irish death data, 1864-1911

Ciara Breathnach (University of Limerick), Causes of death and resilient
diseases, Dublin 1901 (IP)

Rachel Murphy (University of Limerick), Mapping causes of death and resilient
diseases, Dublin 1901 (IP)

Stuart Clancy (University of Limerick), Tuberculosis in Limerick Institutions 1901-
1911 (OL)

Premodern Resiliences III
[Chair: ] (Faraday C)
PANEL: Disability, temporality and resistance

Bianca Frohne (University of Kiel) How Time Flies: Temporal, Spatial and Bodily
Distortions as Images of Recovery in Early Medieval Miracle Stories (IP)

Emily Cock (Cardiff University), Get well soon! Temporality and authority in
early modern medicine (IP)

David Turner (Swansea University), 'Is it time?' Temporality and Disability in the
British Industrial Revolution (IP)

 Colonial and Global Stories IV
[Chair:] (Faraday D)
PANEL: Trauma, Stress and Uprooting

Hannah Proctor (University of Strathclyde), Shattered Lives: Displacement,
Trauma and the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System (IP)

Baher Ibrahim (University of Glasgow), Traumatised Cultures and Cultures of
Trauma (IP)

Susan Grant (Liverpool John Moores University), Ageing well, Soviet style: elder
health and physical culture, 1958-1985 (IP)

Treatments and their Discontents III
[Chair: Rosemary Cresswell] (Faraday E)
PANEL: From victim to survivor: the history of burns in Britain, 1800-2000

Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham), Searching for resilience:
changing narratives in burns treatment in Britain, 1800-2000 (IP)

Rebecca Wynter (University of Birmingham) Between Cocoanut Grove and
Heaven: Psychiatry and Resilience in the Aftermath of Fire Disaster, c.1942-

Shane Ewen (Leeds Beckett University) and Aaron Andrews (Leeds Beckett
University) Burns injuries, bereavement, and resilience in the context of the
Bradford City stadium fire, 1985-1990 (OL)

Gendering Resilience III
[Chair: Laura Kelly] (Faraday F)

Richard McKay (University of Cambridge), Queer men dealing with venereal
disease in London, 1930-1967 (IP)
Ketil Slagstad (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), The
amphibiousness of AIDS activism, Norway 1975-1987 (IP)

Hannah J. Elizabeth (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine),
Edinburgh’s paediatric AIDS resource centre: creating space, building
networks and teaching resilience (OL)

Individuals and Institutions III
[Chair:] (Faraday G)

Kate Cleaver (Swansea University), The Victorian Asylum; how the first investigative journalist brings light to forgotten Welsh voices (IP)

Sridhi Dash (Ravenshaw University), Battling Illness: Literature as a Weapon

Kristin Hussey (University of Copenhagen), Rhythms and medical history:
Towards a new research agenda (OL)

LUNCH 12:45 – 14:15 (Taliesin Create)

Lunchtime meeting – SSHM AGM: Members and prospective members -
come and find out about us. 1315-1415 (Faraday LT)

14:15 – 14:45 SSHM and anti-Racism (Faraday LT)

15:00 – 16:30 Special Session: COVID Roundtable – Pathways out of
[Chair: Michael Bresalier] (Faraday LT)

Erica Charters (Oxford University), Alberto Giubilini (Oxford University), Mark
Honigsbaum (City University London) Kavita Sivaramakrishnan (Columbia
University), Jacob Steere-Williams (College of Charleston)

TEA AND CAKE (Taliesin Create)

17:00 – 18:15 Plenary 2. Sanjoy Bhattacharya (University of York)
[Chair: Michael Bresalier ] (Faraday LT) When Resilience Harms: Notions of
White Supremacy in Global Health, and its Histories (OL)

End of Day 2 Sessions and Panels
You have time to browse the book fair and SSHM merchandise stall or catch some rays or
simply chill


• ECR Workshop: Richard McKay Build Resilience into your own Career
(Faraday B)

09:15 – 10:30 PLENARY 3 Michael Stolberg (University of Würzburg)
Resilience and control: coping with chronic illness in the 16th and 17th
centuries [Chair: David Turner] (Faraday LT)


Colonial and Global Stories V
[Chair] (Faraday B)

Kate Grauvogel (Indiana University), The environmental influence of
abandoned psychiatric hospitals (IP)

Ved Baruah (Shanghai University), Health and well-being for all: Patrick
Geddes’ Indian urban regeneration projects, 1915-1925 (IP)

Rebecca Irvine (City University New York) ‘Public Health, Disease and the
Body: Malaria in Colonial and Postcolonial Iraq’(OL)

Premodern Resiliences IV
[Chair: David Turner] (Faraday C)
PANEL: Resilience and the ageing patient in early modern England

Jennifer Evans (University of Hertfordshire), 'maundring as if I had done him a
discourtesie': The resilience of elderly male genitourinary health patients in
early modern England (OL)

Amie Bolissian-Mcrae (University of Reading), 'Notwithstanding her Age':
Bloodletting and purging ageing women patients in early modern England

Laura Cayrol-Bernardo (University of Bergen), Ageing Women in the Late
Medieval Western Mediterranean: Agency, Resilience, and the Male Gaze

Treatments and their Discontents IV
[Chair] (Faraday D)

Cynthia Tang (McGill University), Myths of resilience and revolution in the
history of minimally invasive surgery, 1950-2000 (IP)

Cathy Coleborne (University of Newcastle), Mental health advocacy: the rise
of the consumer movement in Australia, 1970s-2000s (OL)
Ylva Söderfeldt (Uppsala University), Who do patient organisations represent?

A critical view on the mobilisation of patients in C20th medicine (OL)
Anne Kveim Lie (University of Oslo), Historicizing substitution treatment:
biomedicalization and its (dis)contents

Institutions and Individuals IV
[Chair] (Faraday E)

Martin Kuhar (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) and Stella Fatović-
Ferenčić (Croatia Academy of Sciences and Arts), A profession in conflict:
Croatian pharmacy between politics and economy, 1858-1945 (IP)

Barbora Rambousková (University of Pardubice) From the White Coat to the
Smoking: the transformations of the Czech physicians’ social status between
1850 and 1940 (IP)

Darina Martykánová (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) A Priest of the
Humankind or a Gentleman? Physicians in the context of neo-imperial Spain
(1820s-1880s) (IP)

End of Sessions and Panels
We hope you have enjoyed the academic programme at SSHM2022 and will
let us know via our post-conference survey what worked (and what didn’t) to
inform the next biennial conference in 2024.
Don’t forget to check out for the
next SSHM biennial conference in Strathclyde.

LUNCH 12:00 – 13:00 (Taliesin Create)

13:00 – 17:00 Saturday Excursions and Activities

See the conference website for details

Manchester University Press
Oxford University Press

Kirsti Bohata
Michael Bresalier
Sarah Crook
Felicity McKee
Ryan Sweet
David Turner

Rosemary B. Cresswell (Chair)
Lisa Smith (incoming Chair)
Samiksha Sehrawat (Conference Coordinator)
Claire L Jones (Membership Secretary)
Laura Kelly (OL)
Richard McKay (Treasurer)
Stephen Mawdsley
Rebecca Wynter (OL)
Christoph Gradmann (Co-editor, Social History of Medicine)
Elma Brenner (Co-editor, Social History of Medicine)
Elaine Leong (Editor, Social Histories of Medicine Book series)
David Cantor (Editor, Social Histories of Medicine Book series)
Anne Hanley (Editor, Social Histories of Medicine Book series)
Beatriz Pichel
Justine Pick

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