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 10:00-10:15 Welcome and Registration

Keynote Address - 'The Lost Art of Nursing Revisited':

Chair: Dr Richard Bates, University of Nottingham

Presenter: Professor Christine Hallett, University of Huddersfield


Panel session 1 – Infancy and Insanity:

Chair: Dr David Beckingham, University of Nottingham


  • Dr Claire Chatterton, Open University – ‘Town versus gown? Oxford and its mental health institutions. 1826-1948’
  • Morag Allan-Campbell, University of St Andrews – ‘‘Circumstances somewhat peculiar’: Diagnosis and treatment of puerperal insanity in two Scottish asylums 1840-1860’
  • Sarah Rafferty, University of Cambridge – ‘Infant mortality decline in London, 1891-1911: an exploratory spatial analysis of patterns and determinants’
 12:45-13:40 Lunch

Panel session 2 – Nurses and Infirmaries:

Chair: Dr Sarah Holland, University of Nottingham


  • Professor Alannah Tomkins, Keele University – ‘Nursing the Provincial Infirmary to 1820’
  • Professor Susan Hogan, University of Derby – ‘Was Nightingale a Feminist?’
  • Janet Overfield-Shaw, Southwell Workhouse - 'The Workhouse and the Infirmary Nurses: The efficacy of national and regional initiatives on local provision. 1871-1980s'
 15:00-15:20 Refreshments

Panel session 3 - Politics of Care:

Chair: Dr Jonathan Memel, University of Nottingham


  • Dr Steven Thompson, Aberystwyth University – ‘Locating Health in a Different Language: Healthcare and the Welsh Language 1840-1914’
  • Dr Sally Frampton, University of Oxford – The Political Geography of the First Aid Movement (title TBC)
  • Frances Cadd, University of Nottingham – ‘The March of the Masked Nurses’: The fight to remedy the conditions of nurses in 1930s Britain’

Workshop Close and wine reception




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