CV

EDUCATION

Ph.D., History (ABD)
University of Saskatchewan, April 2018
Dissertation: “Military and Naval Nursing in the British Empire 1763-1820”
Advisors: Dr. Lisa Smith and Dr. Matthew Neufeld

M.A., History
University of New Brunswick, October 2011

B.A. (Hons), History
University of New Brunswick, May 2010

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2018-2019 AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Oxford
“A System of Care and Control: British Naval Medicine 1790-1815”

LANGUAGES
English: native speaker
French: excellent reading, good written, good conversational

PUBLICATIONS

Book Reviews

2018
Erin Spinney. “Bacteria & Bayonets: The Impact of Disease in American Military History by David Petrillo.” Nursing History Review 26(1) (2018): 222-223.

Erin Spinney. “Disease, War, and the Imperial State: The Welfare of the British Armed Forces During the Seven Year’s War by Erica Charters.” Nursing History Review 26(1) (2018): 214-215.

2017
Erin Spinney. “Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing, Edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins.” Nursing History Review 25(1) (2017): 170-172.

2015
Erin Spinney. Review of Forrest, Alan, Waterloo. H-War, H-Net Reviews (October).

Manuscripts in Submission

2017
Erin Spinney. “Servants to the Hospital and the State: Nurses in Plymouth and Haslar Naval Hospitals 1775-1815.” Journal of Maritime Research

“Environmental Medicine in Military and Naval Contexts,” in A Cultural History of Medicine: The Enlightenment (Bloomsbury)

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Associated Medical Services (AMS)
Travel Grant, Canadian History and Environemnt Summer School
Travel Grant, Canadian Association for the History of Nursing

2017
Graduate Instructor Award, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan

2016
Doctoral Graduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan
Departmental Travel Funding, University of Saskatchewan
Travel Grant, American Society for Environmental History
Travel Grant, American Association for the History of Medicine
Travel Grant, Canadian Writing Centres Association
Registration Grant, European Association for Urban History

2015
Senior Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan
H-31Pre-doctoral Research Grant, American Association for the History of Nursing
Postgraduate National Scholarship, Girl Guides of Canada
Departmental Travel Funding, University of Saskatchewan
Travel Grant, Canadian History and Environment Summer School
Stern Grant, North American Conference of British Studies

2014
Senior Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan
Ivo Lambi Memorial Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan
Travel Grant, United Kingdom Assoc. for the History of Nursing

2013
Doctoral Graduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan

2012
Doctoral Graduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship, Provincial Government
Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity Travel Stipend, University of   Saskatchewan

2011
Doctoral Graduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan

2010
Research Assistantship, University of New Brunswick
IODE Provincial Chapter Prize in History, NB IODE

INVITED TALKS

2017
“British Naval Nursing 1760-1830.”
The Past, Present, and Future of Naval Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, Plymouth UK
7 June

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Conferences/Colloquia Organized

2015
Department of History MA Colloquium, Saskatoon, SK
27 February

2014
Department of History MA Colloquium, Saskatoon, SK
25 February

2013
MOMS-SSHM Connections and Communities in Health and Medicine, Saskatoon, SK
12-14 September

Panels Organized

2016
“British Naval Medicine, State Control, and Authority in the Long Eighteenth Century”
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Calgary, AB
28-30 May

Papers Presented

2018

“Sadie and Isaac Stringer, Herschel Island, and Northern Missionary Healthcare in the Late-19th Century” with Glenn Iceton
American Association for the History of Nursing, San Diego, CA
13-15 September

“Hospital Ships, HGIS, and the Interconnectivity of British Naval Medicine in the Napoleonic Wars”
Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, UK
6-8 September

“Nursing the Built Environment: Environmental Medicine in British Naval Hospitals 1790-1815”
Environmental History Workshop, London, UK
3 September

“Nursing Careers at Haslar and Plymouth Naval Hospitals, 1769-1800”
Society for the Social History of Medicine, Liverpool, UK
11-13 July

“‘And if they are to be Men or Women’: Nursing on late-18th Century British Hospital Ships”
United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing, Chester, UK
10 July

“The Nursing Workforce at British Naval Hospitals at Haslar and Plymouth 1770-1800”
Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, Halifax NS
15-17 June

“Forgotten Carers: How digital methodology illuminates female nursing in 18th century British Naval Hospitals”
Canadian Historical Association, Regina SK
28-30 May

“Nursing the Nurses: Medical Care for Nurses in British Naval Hospitals 1790-1815”
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Regina, SK
26-28 May

“Hospital Ships within a System of Care and Control: British Naval Medicine 1790-1815”
American Association for the History of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
10-14 May

“Innovating the History of Nursing in Canadian Undergraduate Nursing Education”
Co-Presenters: Helen Vandenberg and Lydia Wytenbroek
Western North-western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Calgary, AB
21-23 February

2017
“Beyond Nightingale: Inspiring a New Generation to Utilize History to Inform Policy and Practice”
Co-Presenters: Helen Vandenberg and Lydia Wytenbroek
Manitoba-(Northern) Ontario-Minnesota-Saskatchewan History of Medicine Conference, Winnipeg, MB
22-24 September

“‘Not less than one proper nurse for every ten men’: Regulating 18th-Century British Military and Naval Nurses.”
American Association for the History of Nursing, Rochester, NY
7-9 September

2016
“‘The Hospital Nurses Have Been Frequently Drunk’: Drunken Nurses, The Sairey Gamp Stereotype, and 18th-Century British Naval Hospitals”
American Association for the History of Nursing, Chicago, IL
22-24 September

“Urban Workers, Household Women: Nurses at Plymouth Naval Hospital 1778-1800”
European Association for Urban History, Helsinki, Finland
24-27 August

“Regulating care during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Nurses and perceptions of Nursing in the Royal Navy and the British Army”
United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing, Camberley, England
11 July

“Inside the Ward: Everyday Experiences at the Intersection of Medicine and Domesticity in Eighteenth-Century British Naval Hospitals”
Society for the Social History of Medicine, Canterbury, England
7-10 July

“Carers for the Sick or Drunken Accessories to Desertion? Nursing at Plymouth and Haslar Naval Hospitals 1790-1815”
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Calgary, AB
28-30 May

“Regulators of an Internal Environment: British Naval Nursing in Late-Eighteenth Century Hospitals”
American Society for Environmental History, Seattle, WA
30 March – 2 April

2015
“‘The Most Affectionate and Unremitted Care and Attention’: Black Nurses, Racial Immunity, and British West Indian Naval Hospitals, 1790-1825”
North American Conference on British Studies, Little Rock, AR
13-15 November

“Hospital and Household: Plymouth Naval Hospital 1775-1815”
Manitoba-(Northern) Ontario-Minnesota-Saskatchewan History of Medicine Conference, Thunder Bay, ON
2-3 October

“‘The Best Sick Nurses in the World’: Race and British West Indian Military and Naval Nursing c. 1780-1830”
American Association for the History of Nursing, Dublin, Ireland
17-20 September

“‘Neither females nor negroes of either sex were liable to it’: Concepts of racial immunity in British West Indian Military and Naval Nursing c. 1780-1825”
American Association for the History of Medicine, New Haven, CT
30 April – 3 May

2014
“Health Through Hygiene: British Military Nursing 1775-1815”
American Association for the History of Nursing, Storrs and Hartford, CT
18-21 September

“Care and Cleanliness: The Importance of Nursing in British Military Hospitals c. 1790-  1815”
United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium, Kingston-Upon-Thames, England
9 July

2013
“Nurses and the Professionalization of British Medical Officers in the Napoleonic Wars”
SSHM-MOMS Connections and Communities in Health and Medicine, Saskatoon, SK
12-14 September

“From ‘Silly Nurses’ to ‘Indispensably Necessary’: The Evolution of British Military Nursing 1763-1815”
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine/Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, Victoria, BC
1-3 June

Workshops

2018
“‘The Hardships he labours under for want of an Allowance of Fuel in that severe
Climate’: Environment and Military and Naval Hospitals in Canada 1756-1814”
Canadian History and Environment Summer School, Saskatoon SK
30 May-2 June

2015
“British Military and Naval Nursing c. 1750-1825: A Transnational Perspective?”
Beyond Borders: A Workshop on Transnationalism, Saskatoon, SK
11 September

Canadian History and Environment Summer School, Ottawa, ON
29-31 May

2014
“Military Nursing in the 18th-Century West Indies: Race, Environment, and Identity”
NiCHE Prairie Environmental History Workshop, Saskatoon, SK
26 April

Posters

2016
“Servants of the Hospital: Nursing in British Naval Hospitals 1790-1815”
American Association for the History of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
28 April – 1 May

“Nursing at Plymouth Naval Hospital: A Prosopographical Approach”
Digital Humanities at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
11 March

2014
“Hospital and Household: Plymouth Naval Hospital 1790-1815”
Society for the Social History of Medicine, Oxford, England
10-12 July

DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2016
“Seminar Leader Roundtable”
Department of History Seminar Leader Workshop

2015
“Things I Wished I’d Known Before I Started This Job”
Department of History Teaching Assistant Workshop
2 September

2013
“TAs and TA-ing: What I wish I knew when I started this job”
Department of History History T.A. Workshop
6 September

TEACHING EXPEREINCE

Instructor

History Matters: The British Empire at War from Napoleon to NATO (Summer 2017)
More Than Conquerors: The British Peoples and Their World 1450-1720 (Winter 2017, Summer and Fall 2015)
History Matters: Health and Disease in the Early Modern British Atlantic (Summer 2016)
Europe Since 1939: From the Second World War to the Creation of the European Union and Beyond (Winter 2015)

Teaching Assistant
Race, Racisms, and Anti-Racisms in the Modern World (Fall 2017)
Pre-Confederation Canada (Royal West Campus) (Winter 2014)
Europe 1789 to Present (Winter 2014, Winter 2013)
Europe’s Way to the Modern Age 1348-1789 (Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012)
Post-Confederation Canada (Spring/Summer 2012)
Europe since the Renaissance, 1348 to the Present, (Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Professional Development

2017
Introduction to Teaching Online, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL)
Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy (GMCTL)
Teaching Portfolio Short Course (GMCTL)

2016
Learning from Learners: Formative Feedback and Reflecting on Your Teaching (GMCTL)

2015
Preparing & Personalizing the Course Syllabus (GMCTL)

2012
Teaching Assistants Workshop, Department of History
Experiential Learning Conference, University of Saskatchewan
History Teaching Workshop, Department of History

2011
Teaching Assistants Workshop, Department of History

RESEARCH ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE

2018
Project: University Admission Requirements Study
University of Saskatchewan Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience Team

2017 – 2018
Project: Reproductive Politics Beyond the Bedroom
Erika Dyck and Maureen Lux

2017
Project: Innovating the History of Nursing in Canadian Undergraduate Nursing Education
Helen Vandenberg and Lydia Wytenbroek

2014 – Present
Project: The Recipes Project: Food, Magic, Science, Medicine

2014 – 2015
Project: Sir Hans Sloane’s Correspondence Online

2010 – 2011
Project: Medical conduct and morality in early modern Britain and its empire, c. 1600-1820

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2017 – Present
Editor, Global Maritime History Online

2016 – Present
Social Media Editor, Early Modern Recipes Online Collective
Editor of H-EnviroHealth
Member, Communication Committee, American Association for the History of Nursing
Member and Website Manager, Communication Committee, Canadian Association for the History of Nursing

2015 – 2016
H-EnviroHealth Working Group Member

Editor of H-Minerva, H-Net Network for Study of Women and War and Women in the Military

DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 40004
2015 – 2017 Secretary
2014 – 2015 Union Organizer

History Graduate Student’s Committee
2013 – 2015 President
2012 – 2013 Faculty Liaison
2011 – 2012 Graduate Student Association Representative

RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS)
Coding: XML, SQL, and HTML

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association for the History of Medicine
American Association for the History of Nursing
American Society for Environmental History
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine
Canadian Association for the History of Nursing
European Association for Urban History
Network in Canadian History and the Environment
North American Conference of British Studies
Society for the Social History of Medicine
Navy Records Society