I’m happy to be back at Oxford for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Seminar on Monday May 13th! Come and hear “Women’s Labour and British Naval Hospitals and Hospital Ships 1775-1815” at 16:00 in the History Faculty Lecture Theatre on George Street. Coffee will be available from 15:30.
The audio of my presentation “Seniority, Experience and On-the-job Training at British Naval Hospitals 1775-1815” from the April 5 symposium A Species of Knowledge: Women and Medicine 1750-1850 is now available on SoundCloud! Thank you to the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies for the recording. Find links to the other presentations as well as the keynote by Prof. Hillary Marland here.
At this year’s American Society for Environmental History in Columbus, I am happy to present on my work on the intersection of medical and environmental history. My paper “Sites of Care and Control: Healthy Environments and Royal Navy Hospital Ships 1790-1815” considers three aspects of hospital ships to showcase the role of hospital ships within the network of naval medical care, with a focus on the medical and environmental underpinnings of hospital ships as sites of care and control. This is done through an examination of the ships themselves (the role of environment in the provision of medical care and the importance of ventilation) and as entities in a spatial medical network through the interactions of hospital ships with ships of the line and on-shore hospitals.
Anchored and Bound: Reading the Fixed and Movable Landscapes of Medical Isolation in the Nineteenth Century
Sat, April 13, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Hyatt Regency Columbus, Morrow
Chair: Melanie Kiechle, Virginia Tech
Taming the Falcon: Controlled and Vulnerable Environments in New York’s Floating Quarantine System, 1859-1873, Katie Schroeder, Case Western Reserve University
Sites of Care and Control: Healthy Environments and Royal Navy Hospital Ships 1790-11815 Dr. Erin Spinney, University of Oxford
Sullivan’s Island Pest Houses and the Corporeal Entanglements of the Slave Ship, Lindsay Garcia, College of William & Mary
For more information on Canadians and Canadianists presenting at this years ASEH, check out this guide from the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE).
Thank you to Dr. Alexis Wolf for having me at the University of Birkbeck last Friday. A great symposium and wonderful opportunity to discuss the multitude of approaches to study women and medicine! A huge thank you as well to Nineteenth-Century Studies at Birkbeck for live-tweeting my presentation. Check it out in the Twitter moment below.
I had a great time participating in the 2nd Annual #ASEH2019Tweets Twitter Conference. Thank you to the Network in Canadian History and Environment and the American Society for Environmental History Grad Caucus for hosting. See my presentation below and come and join our panel at this week’s ASEH in Columbus, Ohio. View the presentation below!
This past week I attended the joint meeting of the 4th Annual Agnes Dillion Randolph International Nursing History conference and the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was great to reconnect with nursing history colleagues in North America and kick off the spring conference season with an excellent conference.
My presentation was part of session Session 2A – Military Nursing Moderator: Marian MoserJones
Two Directors of Nursing ContrastedCarol Helmstadter
Nursing on British Naval Hospital Ships, 1790-1815 Erin Spinney
Military Nurses of the Vietnam War: Tenacity, Courage, and LossLorelei Stein
Tickets are now available for the 2019 From Reason to Revolution Conference happening Saturday 27 April in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. I will be presenting Soldiers and Military Hospitals: Orderlies, Patients, and Experiences in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. More information to follow shortly.
It was a great opportunity to review this book for the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennesd’histoirespecial issue on energy history. My first book review after finishing my PhD! Read it here.