HSTM Seminar at Oxford

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.

ASEH 2019

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.

Panel Information

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).

#ASEHTweets2019

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!

Digital Humanities Congress 2018

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:

Session 17

“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.

UK Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m in the lovely Roman city of Chester today to present at the UK Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium.  My paper “‘And if they are to be men or Women’: Nursing on late-18th Century British Hospital Ships” considers the decision to employ women as nurses on British navy hospital ships and convalescent ships in the eighteenth century.  Specifically to showcase the role of women in these floating medical institutions.

The programme for the colloquium is available here.

 

Excited for the AAHM 2018

Tomorrow I’m off to the American Association for the History of Medicine in Los Angeles! I’m excited for the conference, my first visit to California, and the chance to go swimming in the ocean in May. It is also the first opportunity I have to present on my new postdoctoral project “A System of Care and Control: British Naval Medicine 1790-1815.”

Word could of my AAHM paper.

Information about our panel:

Saturday, May 12, 2018
F2. Great Britain: Systems of Care and Knowledge
Location: Legacy A + B
Chair: Jacob Steere-Williams (College of Charleston)

1. Erin Spinney (University of Saskatchewan)
Hospital Ships within a System of Care and Control: British Naval Medicine 1790-1815
2. Stephanie Snow (University of Manchester)
Rationing in a Universal Health System: The Treatment of Renal Failure in Guy’s and St Thomas’, London, 1970s-1990s
3. Seth LeJacq (Duke University)
Bodies Made Knowable: Sexual Crime and the Emergence of Published Sexual Forensics in Britain, 1780-1840

The complete program is available here.