Past conferences, symposia and workshops

Below is a list of the events that the Centre for Medical History has hosted or organised in the past:

PG Medical Humanities Conference 2019

24th - 25th June 2019
University of Exeter

Sex and Nature: 1800 - 2018

24th - 25th June 2019
University of Exeter

Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Europe's East, before and after 1945

3rd - 5th June 2019
Brno, Czech Republic

The Kiln, The Alembic and the Clockwork
Early Modern Representations of the Body and its Changing Matter

29th - 31st March 2019 
Domus Comeliana, Pisa

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences 

4th - 6th October 2018
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain

Sexpertise: Sexual Knowledge and the Public in the 19th and 20th Centuries

23rd - 24th July 2018 
University of Exeter 

Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective

4-6 September 2017
University of Exeter 

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2017

28th - 29th July 2017
University of Exeter

Humours, Mixtures and Corpuscles

18th - 20th May 2017
Domus Comeliana, Pisa

Interdisciplinary Histories Conference

13th - 14th February 2017
University of Exeter

Global Perspective: Dialogues between West abd East on History of Medicines

2nd - 3rd September 2016
International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2016

28th - 29th July 2016
University of Exeter

Framing the Face: New perspectives on the history of facial hair

28 November 2015
Friends Meeting House, Euston RoadLondon NW1 2BJ

The Medical World of Early Modern Ireland 1500 - 1750

3 - 4 September 2015
Trinity College Dublin

Medical Humanities Conference 2015

20 - 21 July 2015
University of Exeter

Child Care History Network Annual Conference 2014
Healing the Wounds of Childhood

3rd November 2014
Buckerell Lodge Hotel

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2014

24 - 25th July 2014
University of Exeter

Intimate Worlds: Exploring Sexuality through the Sir Henry Wellcome Collection

5th April - 29th June 2014
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

New Approaches to Medicine in Wales

Friday 16 May 2014
Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff

A conference jointly organised by Collaborative Interdisciplinary Study of Science, Medicine and the Imagination Research Group, Cardiff University, Centre for the Medical History, University of Exeter, and The Wales Network for the History and Social Study of Science, Technology and Medicine (Myrddin)

Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future

24 - 25 April 2014
Reed Hall, University of Exeter

Workplace Health: Physical and Mental

15 - 16 April 2014
University of Exeter

Getting Ahead of One's Self?

10 April 2014
University of Exeter

The Landscape of Occupations

8 - 9 April 2014
Reed Hall, University of Exeter 

13th Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences

29 June–16 July 2013
Stazione Zoologica, Laboratory of Benthic Ecology
Villa Dohrn, Ischia 

On the Psyche: Studies in Literature, Psychology and Health

4-7 July 2013
University of Exeter

Civilising Bodies: Literature, Rhetoric and Image 1700–Present Day

25 - 26 April 2013
University of Exeter

Demons and Illness: Theory and Practice from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

22–24 April 2013
University of Exeter

Supported by the College of Humanities, the Centre for Medical History, the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, and further supported by the British Society for the History of Science and the Royal Historical Society.

Expertise Verses Knowledge: Popular Health and Landscapes of Reform

25 June 2012
Reed Hall, University of Exeter

International Values and Global Science

27-28 August 2012
University of Exeter

Supported by the ESRC-funded project ‘Tianjin Under Nine Flags: Colonialism in Comparative Perspective, 1860-1949’ and the Centre for Medical History.

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality, History

27th April 2012
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter

'The Stress of Life': Gender, Emotions and Health after the Second World War

2 - 3 April 2012
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter 

Getting Into and Out of the Asylum and Mental Hospital: Admissions, Discharges and the Impact of Treatments on the Mentally Ill, c1850-2000

15–16 September 2011
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter 

Approaches to Ancient Medicine

22–23 August 2011
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter,

Supported by the Classics Association and the Wellcome Trust.

British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Annual Conference

14–17 July 2011
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter 

'From the Cradle to the Grave': Reciprocity and Exchange in the Making of Medicine and the Modern Arts

14 April 2011
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter 

Beyond Text, AHRC-funded conference and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Fabricating the Body: Textiles and Human Health in Historical Perspective

6–7 April 2011
Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter 

Pasold Research Fund conference supported by the Wellcome Trust.