9th annual Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction

The 9th annual Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction at Cambridge will be held on Friday Nov. 15th from 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Registrations have unfortunately already closed, but the programme and Twitter coverage may be of interest. Presentations this year range from oocyte preservation, to the emerging meanings of cells, to the role of motherhood. […]

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Knit your own womb?

By Helen King (helen.king@open.ac.uk) It was one of those moments that only happens when academics and practitioners are in the same room… For about a year, I had been thinking about the history of visual representations of body parts, and had been introducing audiences in the UK and beyond to some of the knitting patterns […]

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Home birth debate at University of Cambridge

This may be of interest to some of the list subscribers… Best wishes, Janette Allotey: Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:27:32 +0100 From: Salim Al-Gailani Subject: Debating Reproduction at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas Cambridge Festival of Ideas Debating Reproduction: Hospital Birth 1st November 2012 5.30pm – 7pm Mill Lane Lecture Room 9, 8 Mill […]

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Retelling familiar tales of pregnancy and birth: Oxford 3rd-4th July 2012

This conference brings together leading specialists from a range of the medical humanities to explore the trope of the retelling of stories about pregnancy and birth. Taking a very broad geographic and chronological focus, our objective is to encourage innovative interdisciplinary exchanges by addressing the following questions: How did/do methods of diffusion (print culture, images, […]

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Brighton born, Sussex bred: the story of Brighton’s maternity hospitals, 1830-2007, by Harry Gaston

This book by Harry Gaston, a local historian, has recently been published. According to the blurb, “Brighton Born, Sussex Bred shows how maternity care has developed over the last 200 years in Brighton and Hove and nationally … Fully illustrated, the book includes the experiences of mothers and midwives from the 1950’s to 1980’s as they tell  […]

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