It was so great to be back in Nova Scotia for the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Conference! Especially as it was my first CAHN conference that wasn’t held jointly with the CSHM as part of the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities.
My paper “The Nursing Workforce at British Naval Hospitals in Haslar and Plymouth 1770-1800,” gave me the first chance to make some comparisons between Haslar and Plymouth from nursing pay list records. Although this analysis is still in the preliminary stages I hope to soon have the rest of the Haslar records added to the nursing database.
The full conference program is available here. Thank you to the Nova Scotia Nursing History Group and Gloria Stephens for organizing the conference!
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.”
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
This past weekend I attended and presented a poster at the American Association for the History of Medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was great to be a part of the Association’s first poster session!