Book Review

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ reviewed by Professor Karol Kovalovich Weaver

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ by Nancy Rose Hunt (Duke University Press, 2016). Nancy Rose Hunt’s A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo looks at the history of security, biopolitics, and therapeutic insurgency in twentieth-century Belgian Congo, a colony epitomised by the book’s title, Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ by Richard Barnett

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery‘ by Richard Barnett (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but we are specifically looking for a review from an artist or academic. Crucial Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing’ edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing‘ edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins (Manchester University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but may be particularly suited to those with an interest in the history of Read more…

Opportunities

AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral studentships: history of medicine and medical anthropology (The Science Museum)

A consortium of the Science Museum Group Museums, BT Archives, the RGS-IBG and the Royal Society has been awarded eighteen AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral studentships over three years. The Science Museum, in particular, is interested in proposals concerning the history of medicine and medical anthropology relating to: Sites of scientific research Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease’ by James F. Stark

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ by our CMH New Generations participant James F. Stark (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and Read more…

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