Science, Society and the State, 1870–1935

10.30am–6pm, Friday 4 September 2015
A3, Humanities Building, University Park, University of Nottingham


Draft programme
Time Title  Presenter (s)
Welcome and registration

11.00am–12 noon

Keynote address – Professor David Edgerton (King's College London)

Science, society and state in Britain in the early
20th century: historiographies and histories
Chair: Professor Mike Heffernan
12 noon–13.10pm
Panel 1

‘Is insanity increasing?’: Dealing with the rising numbers of patients in the lunatic asylums at Lancaster, Prestwich and Rainhill, 1870–1914

From workhouse deterrent to institutional containment: How the able-bodied leave the workhouse to be replaced by the sick and the new medical professional
Chair: Dr Onni Gust

Claire Deligny (Paris Diderot/ Université Paris VII)

Katherine Onion (The Workhouse, Southwell)

13.15pm–14.00pm Lunch (room A1)

14.00pm–15.10pm Panel 2

Responsibility and blame: Women and science in the English kitchen, 1870–1914

The diagnosis of hysteria in the case of Alice James
Chair: Richard Bates

Katie Carpenter (Royal Holloway)

Angela Kennedy (Open University)

15.10pm–15.30pm Break and refreshments (atrium)

15.30pm–17.00pm Panel 3

The strange death of English Prohibitionism: World War I and the prehistory of modern surveillance medicine

Technological development and sailor unrest in the Russian Navy

The construction of a disease: VD in the Black Sea Fleet in the late 1920s
Chair: Dr Nick Baron

Ryosuke Yokoe (Sheffield)

Ben Eacott (Oxford)

Siobhan Hearne (Nottingham)

17.00pm–18.00pm Keynote address – Dr Sadiah Qureshi

(University of Birmingham)

Endangered races and the modern settler state
Chair: Dr Anna Greenwood
18.00pm–18.30pm Wine reception

19.00pm–20.45pm Dinner in central Nottingham


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