The history of the interactions between work and health is a growing area of investigation for social and medical historians. The International Commission on Occupational Health’s scientific committee for history has held two major international conferences in Rome and Norrkoping, Sweden. Proceedings of the Rome conference were published in 1999. Those of a similar event at Norrkoping will be available shortly. This, the third such meeting, will be held close to one of the earliest centres of industrialisation in the world, with opportunities to see the remains of this heritage during, before and after the conference.

The event will not just focus on completed work, but will also include presentations and workshop sessions for the exchange of information and experience on methodology, sources and the growing points of the subject by discussion of work in progress.

www.medicine.bham.ac.uk/histmed/forthcoming.htm

Alternatively please contact Julia Hyland, the conference organizer on 0121 415 8175

Julia Hyland Outreach officer Centre for the History of Medicine University of Birmigham B15 2TT