Workshop Announcement: Medicine, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland will host a workshop entitled ‘Medicine, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain and Ireland’ in University of Ulster (Belfast Campus) on Friday March 26 2010. Programme is below. To register or receive more info e-mail michael

[dot] liffey [at] ucd [dot] ie

All are welcome to attend.

Workshop Outline

This workshop aims to bring together researchers who are working on various aspects of medical history in Britain and Ireland in the early modern period to discuss on-going research, archival sources, and to develop research networks. It is particularly aimed at postgraduates and early-career researchers, but all are welcome.

Provisional Programme

9.30 Registration

Session 1

Emily Donoho (University of Glasgow)

‘Healing wells and Suicide’s Skulls: Folk Remedies for Insanity in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands’

Emma O’Toole

‘Women’s Role in Self-Medication in the Early Modern Irish Household’

Keynote Session

Dr Peter Elmer (Open University)

‘Valentine Greatrakes and the Politics of Healing in Early Modern Britain and Ireland’

Session 3

Aine Sheehan (University College Cork)

‘Gaelic Ulster Physicians, Assimilation and Exclusion in Seventeenth Century Ireland’

Robert Whan (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘Presbyterians and Medical Practice in Ulster c.1680-1740’

Susan Mullaney (Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland)

‘The Origins of Ireland’s Eighteenth Century National Infirmary System’

Session 4

Dr Stephen Bradley (NUI Galway)

‘Deconstructing Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Histories’

Gaye Ashford (St Patrick’s Drumcondra)

‘”Give in Proportion” – Children and Medicine in Eighteenth Century Ireland’

Closing comments

To register or to receive more information e-mail michael [dot] liffey [at] ucd [dot] ie

The workshop is organised by Dr Leanne McCormick (CHOMI, UU) and is supported by Wellcome Trust