Category Archives: Announcements

History of childbirth event at the Foundling Museum – POSTPONED

We are very sorry indeed, but in view of the very sensible concerns of a number of delegates and the rapidly evolving public health warnings about the coronavirus, we have this morning taken the decision to postpone our study day at the Foundling Museum in London scheduled for Saturday March 14th.  We’re aware that our […]

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Wellcome Collection: Exploring Research Seminar Series, Spring 2020

Library Viewing Room, 2nd Floor, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London For all events, doors open at 17.15, seminars start promptly at 17.30 For all enquiries, email: ResearchDevelopmentTeam@wellcome.ac.uk For more details of events, see: https://wellcomecollection.org/event-series Tuesday 3rd March 2020: Title: Surrogacy as reproductive labour Speaker: Dr Sigrid Vertommen is a research fellow at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at […]

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March 14th 2020: History of childbirth event at the Foundling Museum, London

This fantastic event takes place from 10am until 4pm and includes free entry to the Museum, free entry to the ‘Portraying Pregnancy …’ exhibition and a presentation by its curator Professor Karen Hearn, who is the author of an accompanying book, plus a programme of lectures. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Note to lecturers and […]

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Teaching anatomy from classical to modern times: SSHM

Download booking form This two day symposium is being organised by the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine, in association with the British Society for the History of Medicine and the History Society of the Royal Society of Medicine. The aim is to explore the development of anatomy teaching from the earliest times to […]

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IHR History Day 2019: 19th November

Discover research collections at this free one-day event designed for history students, researchers and writers, run by the Institute of Historical Research: Plan your next research project Meet specialist librarians & archivists Hear from historical organisations Talk to publishers Build your network The day includes a history fair showcasing over 50 libraries, archives and other […]

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When was reproduction invented? A debate in the Cambridge Festival of Ideas…

From abortion to climate crisis, intimate experiences to planetary policy, reproduction presents urgent challenges today. This debate invites participants to stand back and take a long view.The panellists, including the editors of the field-defining synthesis, Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day (Cambridge, 2018), will lead a discussion of when, how and for what purposes reproduction as we know it […]

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Reconceiving the womb in medicine, law and society

Description: This symposium will explore diverse womb-related developments from the past, present and future, investigating important ethical and socio-legal questions emerging from new and future technologies. Historically, the womb has featured in medical, social and legal debates about women. A functioning womb saved a woman from the ‘curse’ of barrenness, but also was often blamed […]

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RCM Library temporarily closing 19th August…

RCM Library and Heritage Collections: our move and temporary closure Later this year, mid-November, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will be moving to their new home in Union Street, located close to London Bridge. The RCOG’s Research and Information Services, including library, archives, rare books, museum and artworks, along with the integrated […]

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