The Medical History of the First World War in Europe
Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds
17th-18th October, 2013
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Thursday, 17th October, 2013
9:45 Welcome – Jessica Meyer
10:00 Wounds and Wounding
- Sophie Delaporte (University of Picardie Jules Verne): Title TBC
- Fiona Reid (University of Glamorgan): Wounded Men: the battle-stained hero, the cheery chap and ‘base fellows’.
- Bérangère Soustre de Condat (Université d’Aix-Marseille): L’arme terrible. Evolution of weapons, wounding, wounds, ballistics and forensics during the First World War (France, Great Britain).
- Emily Mayhew (Imperial College London): Transforming the Battlefield: the creation and operation of a specialist stretcher bearer corps on the Western Front.
- Christine Van Everbroeck (Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Brussels): War-related psychiatric distress in the Belgian army during the First World War.
- David Durnin (University College Dublin): ‘A Slack Response’?: The Irish Medical Profession and the First World War
- Ana Carden Coyne (University of Manchester): Title TBC
- Wendy Gagen (Independent Scholar): Rehabilitating the Disabled Male Body in Britain
- Felicita Ratti (Independent Scholar): Rewriting the history of the Spanish Influenza pandemic
4:30 Cultural Intersections
- Alison Fell (University of Leeds): Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of First World War nursing
- Sara Haslam (The Open University): Alcohol and the First World War
5:30 Session ends
6:30 Workshop Dinner (Venue TBC)
Friday, 18th October, 2013
Brotherton Room, Special Collections, Brotherton Library
9:30 Archives at Leeds
- Richard High (Special Collections)
- Claire Jones (Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine)
- Lauren Ryall-Stockton (Thackray Museum)
11:30 Round Table: The medical history of the First World War in the centenary years
1:00 Workshop ends
This programme is preliminary only and may be subject to change.
For enquiries contact: Dr Jessica Meyer, School of History, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT