Families and Health: Historical Perspectives

Date / time: 9 November, All day

Families and Health: Historical Perspectives


Families and Health: Historical Perspectives will be taking place on-line on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

The programme, abstracts and registration form can be found here: https://familiesandhealthconference.wordpress.com/

Everybody is welcome and participation is free, but registration is required: please keep in mind that spaces are limited!

For further information, please see the website or e-mail Laura Ugolini at: l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

The programme includes:

  • Tara Calaby, La Trobe University, “Her Daughter Who Is a Patient Visits Her Daily”: Family Relationships in Victoria’s Lunatic Asylums, 1860-1914
  • Sutapa Mukhopadhyay, Kishore Bharati Bhagini Nivedita College (Co-ed) Kolkata, A search of Healthcare of middle class Bengali Women in the late 19th to early 20th century Bengal in their autobiographies
  • Camille Bajeux, University of Geneva, “My doctor would like to see you” – Women’s management of male sexual and reproductive difficulties during the Trente Glorieuses (France and French-speaking Switzerland)
  • Christine Atha, University of Leeds, Housing Problems – a study in decay and disease in the ‘healthy’ home
  • Ian Miller, Ulster University, Ending the ‘Cult of the Broken Home’: Divorce, Children and the Changing Emotional Dynamics of Separating British Families, c. 1945–90
  • Sophia Koenig, Leipzig University, (Un-)safe childbirth: German midwives and the evolution of midwifery and infant care in Germany 1918–1933

Work in progress, ten minute presentations:

  • Aisling Shalvey, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina e. V., Little’s Disease During National Socialism; A Comparative Case Study
  • Andrew Burchell, University of Warwick, Running in the family? Provincial snapshots of stammering in early twentieth-century England (and some parts of Scotland), c.1900-1945
  • Sadegh Attari, University of Birmingham, Porous Protectors: Plague, Health, and the Home in Late Medieval England
  • Steven King, Nottingham Trent University, Constructing Obligation: The Limits to Family Care of the disabled Poor 1750s-1900s
  • Katharina Rowold, University of Roehampton, Is Mother’s Milk Always Best? Maternal and Infant Health at the Turn of the Twentieth Century in Britain
  • Cara Dobbing, independent researcher, Families, mental illness and the place of ‘home’ in nineteenth century England


Image: detail from “Sunlight” : in sympathy : Sunlight Soap is in sympathy with the joys of women … / Lever Brothers Ltd. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.