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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Provisional Programme

Thursday, 17th October, 2013

9:00     Registration

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).

11:30   Coffee

12:00   Caregiving

  • 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

1:30     Lunch

2:30     Aftermath

  • 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

4:00     Tea

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)

11:00   Coffee

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

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