Tomorrow I begin my journey to the UK for the Society for the Social History of Medicine Biennial Conference at the University of Kent, in Canterbury. Immediately following the conference I head to Camberley for the United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium.
The full programme for the SSHM “Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts” is available here. My session takes place on Friday July 8th at 9am:
Soldiers and Seamen: Therapeutic Hospital Spaces
Erin Spinney “Inside the Ward: Everyday Experiences at the Intersection of Medicine and Domesticity in 18th-Century British Naval Hospitals”
Kristin Hussey “Imperial Patients in the Global City: Patrick Manson, the Seamen’s Hospital Society and Networks of Clinical Material in Late Victorian London”
Julia Neville “‘The Wounded Men … Spoke of Exeter Hospitals as Paradise’: The Patients’ Experience of a Stay in a First-Line English War Hospital during the First World War”
The full programme for the UKAHN is available here. I will be presenting: “Regulating care during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Nurses and perceptions of Nursing in the Royal Navy and the British Army.”