New book review
Coming home: how midwives changed birth, by Wendy Kline (Oxford University Press, 2019) is reviewed by Professor Rosemary Mander.
John Rylands Library, Manchester February 26th 2-3pm
Tuesday 26 February 2019,18:15—19:30 Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London
Mary Cronk, who has died aged 86, was held in high regard by the mothers she cared for and the many midwives to whom she was an inspiration and a role model. Mary came from a strong radical tradition. Her father was a Clydeside shop steward and her mother worked for the Co-operative Society in […]
John Rylands Library, University of ManchesterThursday 31st January, 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Delve into our amazing 17th to 19th Century midwifery archive; be amazed at the detailed drawings and accounts from the time. Free event: no need to bookTravel information
‘There is no formal memorial to Mrs Manley’s near half-century of service to the people of Whitby. Yet her diary, a veritable gold mine for the genealogist and for the social historian, remains with us, enormously enriching our understanding of a vital aspect of a bygone age.’ (p. 34) The full text of this article […]
A Life’s Work – Midwives! On BBC iPlayer Radio 4!
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Royal College of Physicians Medicinal plants lectures and the Poynter Lecture of the British Society for the History of Medicine Monday 11th June 1.30pm-7.00pm Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE Plants in Anaesthesia by Dr David Wilkinson, former consultant anaesthetist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and historian of anaesthesia A […]
De Partu is advertising this exhibition on behalf of the AHRC-funded project The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective, based at the University of Leeds.
Trinity College, Oxford May 5th 2018 This study day is part of the Knowledge Exchange Partnership between The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), the De Partu History of Childbirth Group, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The day will focus on the history of midwives’ and obstetricians’ professional education and ways […]
It was suggested in last Tuesday’s BBC Four broadcast Treasures of Heaven (presenter: Andrew Graham-Dixon) that this object was used by Jeanne de Bourgogne as a birth amulet: British Museum Collection Online: reliquary / relic / pendant
Books for sale De Partu is currently holding an online sale of secondhand and rare books to raise funds for the Jean Donnison History of Childbirth Student Essay Prize. They include potentially useful primary and secondary sources for historical research which are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, some being out of print. The prices have been checked, […]