The CHH promotes many opportunities for networking, events and activities. Our own Prof Christine Hallett is the keynote of this year’s International Conference on the History of Nursing in Florence, Italy. Many from our team, including Dr Vikram Visana, Dr Chelsea Sambells and Prof Wendy Webster along with postgraduate students, attended this high-profile event in February 2020 to present their own research.

Colleagues in the Centre have been involved in organising a number of prominent health history events. In 2015, Dr Rob Ellis staged the Voices of Madness conference, an interdisciplinary event that brought together historians and mental healthcare practitioners. Papers from the conference will be published by Palgrave in 2020. Barry Doyle arranged two workshops under the theme Healthcare before Welfare States, one at Huddersfield in 2017 and a second at Charles University, Prague, in 2018. Papers from these events will appear in a special issue of European Review of History in 2021. Along with Rosemary Cresswell, Barry Doyle hosted the First Aid project workshop on Emergency Medicine at Huddersfield in 2018.

The history department has recently launched an exciting new History Seminar Series that invites scholars working on a variety of topics and periods to share their latest findings with our community. With health history a hot topic, we are pleased to invite all interested to the following special topics, held in OA6/08 at 16.15:

23rd January 2020: Luise Elsaesser (European University Institute, Florence) ‘The Disappearing Horse: Coordinating Markets in the United Kingdom, c. 1870- 1950’

6th February 2020: Dr Robert Houghton (University of Winchester) ‘Playing the Investiture Contest: A Game for Teaching and Research’

27 February 2020: Jessamy Carlsson (The National Archives) will present “’The Enemy Within”: The Experience of British Nurses with German Surnames During the First World War.”

26th March 2020: Dr Jesús Cháirez-Garza (University of Manchester) ‘Arts, Arms and Agriculture: Pandurang Khankhoje and José Vasconcelos in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico’