Segregation and Integration in the History of the Hospital, INHH Conference 2015



The International Network for the History of Hospitals will hold its biennial conference in Dubrovnik, 10-11 April 2015, on the theme of Segregation and Integration in the History of the Hospital. The event, organised by Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw of Oxford Brookes University, is staged with the generous support of the Wellcome Trust, the Economic History Society and the Society for the Social History of Medicine. The programme brings together papers from Europe, Africa and North America from researchers at all stages of their academic career including, for the first time, a poster session featuring a number of doctoral students. The programme for the event is set out below and further details can be found at


9amWelcome Jane Stevens Crawshaw and Irena Benyovsky Latin
Introduction Gordan Ravančić, ‘Croatian hospitals, Past and Present’

Session 1: 9.30-11am
Medieval Communities and Religion (Chair: Carole Rawcliffe)
Anna Peterson (University of St Andrews), ‘Beyond the city’s walls: the lepers of Narbonne before the Black Death’
Valentina Zivkovic (Institute for Balkan Studies Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), ‘Rogansdictaspauperes personas utrogent Deum pro anima sua: the integration and segregation of hospitals within the framework of the sacral topography of medieval Kotor’
Clara Jáuregui (University of Barcelona), ‘A Jewish Hospital inside the Christian city. The Hekdesh of Barcelona in the late Middle Ages’

Coffee Break: 11-11.30am

Session 2:11.30-1pm
Early Modern Communities and identities (Chair: Elma Brenner)
Irena Benyovsky Latin (Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb), ‘Women’s Hospitals in Renaissance Dubrovnik – Segregation and Integration in an Urban Community’
Annemarie Kinzelbach (Humboldt University), ‘Leprosaria: the simultaneity of segregation and integration in Southern German Towns’
RinaKralj-Brassard and Ivana Lazarević (Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), ‘Role of segregation and integration in identity formation for foundlings in HospitaleMisericordia (Dubrovnik, 17th-19th centuries)’

Lunch and poster session (1): 1-2.30pm:
Stef Eastoe (PhD Candidate, Birkbeck, University of London), ‘“Relieving gloomy and objectless lives”: welfare reform, public health and the design of the first state imbecile asylum in England’
Thibault Jacobs (PhD Candidate, UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles-ULB), ‘Charitable boundaries. Defining the social and economic space of small urban hospitals in fourteenth-century Brabant’
RaúlVillagrasaElías(PhD Candidate, Zaragoza University), ‘The assistance of orphans and mental illness sufferers in the Hospital of Nuestra Senora de Gracia of Saragosse (XV-XVI centuries) and the festivity of the Holy Innocents’

Session 3: 2.30-3.30pm
Perceptions of patients in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Chair: John Henderson)
Christina Vanja (University Kassel), ‘Segregated or integrated? Patients with physical and mental disabilities and their treatment in eighteenth-century Hessian hospitals’
David Gentilcoreand EgidioPriani(University of Leicester), ‘‘Matto di San Servolo’: The Life Cycle of Pellagra Patients at San Servolo and San Clemente, Venice (1842-1912)

Coffee: 3.30-4.40pm

Session 4: 4.00-5.30pm
Perceptions of patients in the twentieth century (Chair: Christopher Bonfield)
Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham), ‘Segregated patients and integrated care: hospital burns units in Britain c.1845-1950’
George Weisz (McGill University), ‘Segregating or integrating chronic patients in twentieth-century American hospitals’
Anna Magdalena Elsner (King’s College, London), ‘No hospital is an island’: Raymond Depardon and San Clemente’


Session 5: 9-10.30am
Experiences of segregation in the twentieth century (Chair: Jonathan Reinarz)
Kandace Bogaert (McMaster University), ‘Segregation of soldiers in Toronto’s Military Base Hospital during the First World War’ immorality, infection, patient experience
Denis Goulet (University of Quebec in Three Rivers) and Robert Gagnon (University of Quebec, Montreal), ‘Linguistic, religiousand social segregation in Quebec hospitals: the case of Montreal 1850-1950’
Jean-Paul Lallemand-Stempak (Center for North American Studies (CENA), EHESS (Paris)), ‘The tarzan of the Delta’: the Delta Health Center and the memories of segregation in Mound Bayou (Mississippi), 1965-83’

Coffee break: 10.30-11am

Session 6:11-12.30pm
Race in a Colonial context (Chair: Kathleen Vongsathorn)
Rosa Janet Williams (University of the Free State), ‘Race and administrative practice in Mozambique’s hospitals, c.1880-1915’
Hilary Buxton (Rutgers University), ‘Treating the Orient: Indian Troops and British Hospital Facilities in the Great War’
Clement Masakure (University of the Free State),‘The intersections of race, diseases and medical service provision in Government hospitals in Southern Rhodesia, ca.1918-1950’

Lunch and poster session (2): 12.30-2pm:
SibyllaGoegebuer (MuseaBrugge),‘Hospital history and museum collections: an international perspective’
Ivana Horbec and Robert Skenderović (Croatian Institute of History) ‘At the gates of Christian Europe: the quarantines on the Habsburg-Ottoman border (18th-19th century)’
SnježanaPerojević (University of Split) ‘The lazaretto in Split’

Session 7:2-3pm
Hospital Design (1) (Chair: Jane Stevens Crawshaw)
Clare Hickman (King’s College, London), ‘Places of segregation and integration: the design and use of nineteenth-century asylum gardens’
Victoria Bates (University of Bristol), ‘Integrating Nature, Segregating Hazards: ‘Humanistic’ hospitals in the late-twentieth century’

Coffee break: 3-3.30pm

Session 8: 3.30-4.30pm
Hospital Design (2) (Chair: Jane Stevens Crawshaw)
Tamara Bjažić Klarin (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), ‘Typification – Standardization – Prefabrication: changing the image of a traditional hospital building’
David Theodore (Harvard University), ‘Dirty Dirty Dirt’: automating separation in the Friesen concept hospital’

5pm: Tour of principal hospital sites
7pm: Conference closing dinner


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