We are pleased to announce the list of seminars and associated events for the 2018 University of Huddersfield Medical Humanities Research Seminar series. In addition to a varied list of speakers in our regular slot at 1.15 on Tuesdays we also have some interesting papers in other parts of the School including the History Research seminars by Barry Doyle on Central European health care and Mary Cox on war, nutrition and child health. There are also two exciting events in combination with the English Literature and Creative Writing Seminar organised by Ildiko Csengei on the theme of war, trauma and fiction from Matthew Green and Andy Owen. We look forward to seeing you at these talks.
All talks are at the University of Huddersfield Oastler Building
Tuesday 30 January, 13:15-14:15, OA6/09
Beth Caldwell, “Depicting gender in children’s science books”.
Beth is an academic skills tutor and researcher in the School of Arts Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. You can find out more about Beth’s research here https://research.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/profile/index.php?staffid=1344
Tuesday 6 February, 5.15-6.15, OA5/11 [Note later time}
Barry Doyle, “Crisis, nation and healthcare: Creating hospital systems in inter war Central Europe”.
This paper will draw on research from the University of Huddersfield funded project Healthcare before Welfare States https://bmdoyleblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/european-healthcare-before-welfare-states/
Tuesday 13 February, 13:15-14:15, OA6/09
Alexander Von Lunen, “Medicine with or without Hippocrates? Doctors in Nazi Germany”.
This showcases Alex’s most recent research exploring Nazi doctors, their experiments and the legacy. You can see more about Alex here https://research.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/profile/index.php?staffid=1356 and his project to record Nazi aviation medicine here http://www.gaeromeddb.net
Tuesday 27 February, 13:15-14:15, OA6/09
James Reid, “Thinking outside the box: A social view of the Finnish maternity package and baby boxes”.
Jim is a widely published researcher in childhood studies currently building a collaborative project on the social, cultural and health implications of the Finnish baby box. https://research.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/profile/index.php?staffid=873
Wednesday 28 February, 17:30 onwards, OA7/31 [Note the different time and date]
Matthew Green, “Aftershock: what soldiers can teach us about transforming trauma”.
In partnership with the Literature and Creative Writing Seminar
For a full abstract for Matthew’s lecture please see below.
Tuesday 6 March, 13:15-14:15, OA6/09
Mike Young, “Mental Health and Cultural Stresses in the British Raj, 1900-1947”.
Mike is just about to submit his doctoral thesis at the University of Huddersfield under the supervision of Dr Rob Ellis.
Tuesday 13 March, 13:15-14:15, OA6/10
Bridie Moore, ‘“Old People Can Have Ideas, Dreams and Can Move Gracefully”: Doing Age in Contemporary Theatre’.
Bridie is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield and has recently been awarded her PhD from the University of Sheffield on Age and Aging in Contemporary British Theatre. https://huddersfield.academia.edu/BridieMoore
Tuesday 17 April, 5.15-6.15, OA5/11
Mary Cox, University of Oxford, Title to be confirmed – On the theme of nutritional impacts of wartime on children, women and the elderly
Mary is soon to publish her first book ‘Hunger in War and Peace’ with Oxford University Press. Drawing especially on the experience of Germany in the First World War it examines the effects of blockades on the most vulnerable in society. https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-mary-e-cox
Wednesday 25 April, 12.15-13.15, Venue: OA7/31
Andy Owen, Title to be confirmed, In partnership with the Literature and Creative Writing Seminar
Andy is a former soldier who has published novels about the experience of war that touch on the psychological and emotional challenges soldiers face. https://blog.yorksj.ac.uk/englishlit/andy-owen-east-of-coker/
Tuesday 1 May, 13:15-14:15, OA6/09
Rowan Bailey, “Where is the Brainbody in the Stories of Curation?”
Rowan is a senior Lecturer in the School of Art Design and Architecture who specialises in research methodologies and the philosophy of practice. She is currently working on the use of archives in practice and on the ‘brainbody’ in sculputral theory and practice. https://research.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/profile/index.php?staffid=787
We look forward to seeing you at these stimulating events.
For more details please contact Rob Piggott, firstname.lastname@example.org or Barry Doyle, email@example.com
Matthew Green (author and journalist)
“Aftershock: what soldiers can teach us about transforming trauma”
In his acclaimed new book Aftershock: fighting war, surviving trauma and finding peace, Matthew Green documents the private battles fought by soldiers and their families as they struggle with the legacy of deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and previous conflicts the rest of Britain has long since forgotten. Now, Green is on a mission to show how British service personnel are leading the way in pioneering new approaches to healing psychological injury, whether they manifest as depression, anxiety and addictions–or the flashbacks, night terrors and emotional numbing of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Green has spent the past 14 years working as a correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters and has reported from more than 30 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He was embedded with US Marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He later joined the Financial Times, working in Nigeria and then Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he spent time with US forces deployed to Helmand and Kandahar provinces in the Obama administration’s troop surge.
A compelling and experienced public speaker, Green has moved and inspired audiences across the UK, whether addressing literary festivals, university students or senior military officers. He is a regular current affairs commentator on the BBC News Channel and BBC World Service radio and writes for Newsweek, the Guardian and Financial Times.