22nd January 2016 – University of Glasgow

Below are the details of the next NNMHR workshop to be held at the University of Glasgow on 22nd January 2016.

To register for the workshop or for any further information, please email Harriet Ryder ().

There are a number of bursaries available to cover travel expenses of any postgraduate students wishing to attend – if you’d like to apply for one of these, simply let Harriet know when you register.

The Northern Network workshop runs from 10am-5pm and is followed by a launch event for Glasgow University’s Medical Humanities Network Website. You are very welcome to stay on for this event.

If you would like to reserve a free ticket, the best way to do so is through the Eventbrite page:


If you have any questions about the evening, please email Hannah Tweed at ">. We hope to see you in January!


Northern Network for Medical Humanities

Glasgow Workshop Programme

Friday 22 January 2016


Location: Seminar Room One (Yudowitz), Wolfson Medical School, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ (see campus map)



10-1045 Arrival, Coffee and Welcome (Atrium)


1045-1200 Session One: Posthuman Medical Humanities.

Chair: Dr Sabine Wieber, History of Art, Glasgow University


Dr Sarah Cockram, History, Glasgow University: ‘Living with Companion Animals at the Renaissance Court’


Dr Anna McFarlane, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Posthuman Medicine’


Dr Douglas Small, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Cocaine and Cultural Mythology, c.1860-1919’


Ms Thora Hands, CSHHH/History, Strathclyde University: ‘Reframing Drink and the Victorians: The consumption of alcohol in Britain 1869-1914’


1200-1215 Comfort Break


1215-1330 Session Two: Mental Health

Chair: Dr Sheila Dickson, German, Glasgow University


Dr Matt Smith, CSHHH/History, Strathclyde University: ‘The Magic Years: American Psychiatry’s Take on the History of Post-War American Psychiatry, 1945-1970’


Dr Cheryl McGeachan and Prof. Chris Philo, Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow University: ‘Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces’


Dr Ross White, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Glasgow University: ‘Understanding the distress of Langi people living in Northern Uganda’


Ms Moira Hansen, Scottish Literature, Glasgow University: ‘“Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease”: Physical and mental health in the life and works of Robert Burns’


1330-1430 Lunch (Atrium)


1430-1530 Session Three: Textual Cultures

Chair: Dr Christine Ferguson, English Literature, Glasgow University


Ms Laura Stevens, Library, Glasgow University, ‘Digitisation of records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Crichton Royal Institution’


Dr Hannah Tweed, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Medical Paratexts’


Dr Megan Coyer, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Blackwood’s Magazine and Nineteenth-Century Medical Humanism’


1530-1600 Coffee (Atrium)


1600-1700 Session Four: Ethics and Care

Chair: Dr Cheryl McGeachan, Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow University


Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas, Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Glasgow University (Crichton Campus), ‘Philosophy/theology and understanding spirituality at the end of life in India’


Dr Angus Ferguson, Centre for History of Medicine/Economic and Social History, Glasgow University, ‘Medical confidentiality’


Dr Lucy Pickering, School of Social and Political Sciences, Glasgow University, ‘Under the Influence: On the Ethics of Research with Active Drug Users’


1700-1830: Dr Megan Coyer & Dr Hannah Tweed: Launch of Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network Website


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