Seminars and Conferences

The History of Medicine Unit regularly hosts research seminars to raise the profile of the Unit within the whole of the College, the University and also the community at large.

The seminars will be held in Room WF38 (First Floor) of the Medical School at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated


Thursday 21st January
Dr Gareth Millward, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Why don't we vaccinate against smallpox any more? The post-war decline of routine smallpox vaccination in Britain.

Thursday 4th February
Prof Octavian Buda, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest.
Picturing insanity: Narratives and photographs in Lunatic Asylums in Bucharest, Eastern Europe, 1870

Thursday 18th February
Dr Sean Lucey, University of Liverpool
Comparative perspectives on inter-war Irish health systems: medical reform, fee payment and social class

Thursday 3rd March
Ms Jessica Borge, Birkbeck, University of London
Dependency, Exploitation and Resistance; the London Rubber Company and the Family Planning Association in pre-Pill Britain

Thursday 17th March
Mr John Wilmot, Warwick University
Early nineteenth-century medical print culture and some midland figures: Conolly, Darwall, Hastings and friends.

All are welcome to attend

Details of future seminars are available from:

Dr Vanessa Heggie, Birmingham Fellow, History of Medicine Unit, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT.