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,
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
Thank you to
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!
“Sites of Care and Control: Healthy Environments and Royal Navy Hospital Ships 1790-1815” A brief overview of my #ASEH2019 paper.#ASEH2019Tweets #envhist #milhist #histnursing #histmed #brithist #navalhist pic.twitter.com/vOXyBwZO2t— Dr. Erin Spinney (@ErinSpinney) April 4, 2019
Tickets are still available for the “‘A Species of Knowledge’: Women and Medicine 1750-1850” interdisciplinary symposium!
April 5, 12:30-6pm Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts
I will be presenting: ‘Seniority, Experience, and On-the-job Training at British Naval Hospitals 1775-1815’
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
The campus was quite beautiful as well.
Tickets are now available for
Excited to be heading to San Diego for the 2018 AAHN conference. It is my first time presenting a joint paper with my colleague Glenn Iceton! Our paper examines frontier nursing activities by Anglican missionaries Isaac and Sadie Stringer in the Yukon. The paper specifically considers the gendered and colonial dynamics of healthcare delivery in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries among whaling and indigenous communities on Herschel Island.
Join our panel at 1 pm on September 14 in Point Loma A.
1. Sisters of Mercy: The walking Nun’s Siouxland Journey & Experiences in nursing-Diane Smith
2. American Missionary Nurses negotiate a place in the mission: The politics of application, assignment and resignation-Lydia Wytenbroek
3. Sadie and Isaac Stringer, Herschel Island and Northern missionary healthcare in the late-19th Century-Erin Spinney, Glenn Iceton
In the beautiful South Yorkshire at the University of Sheffield for the Digital Humanities Congress. Plus the first outing of my Medusa HGIS maps! Join me on Saturday in High Tor 3. Word cloud of my paper:
“Using data ontology to understand the relational dynamics of film audiences,” Peter Merrington, Matthew Hanchard, University of Glasgow
“Hospital Ships, HGIS, and the Interconnectivity of British Naval Medicine in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars,” Erin Spinney, University of Oxford
“‘A Lordship of the Feete [and] likewise of the Eye’: Using 3D-GIS to recreate ‘promenades’ and ‘prospects’ within English designed landscapes, c. 1550-1660,” Elizabeth Stewart, University of East Anglia
The full program is available here.
I had a great time at the Inaugural Environmental History Workshop this past Monday! Our panel (composed of all individually submitted abstracts) meshed so well!
Healthy Environments, Wolfson Room NB01 (Chair: Vanessa Taylor, University of Greenwich)
Rebecca Wright, University of York, ‘Heating Gotham: environments of health and energy in New York City and beyond, 1900–1950’
Erin Spinney, University of Oxford, ‘Nursing the built environment: environmental medicine in British naval hospitals, 1790–1815’
Tayler Meredith, University of Birmingham, ‘“Eclipsed in such a Cloud of Sulphur”: sunlight and health in early modern London’
The full conference program is available here.