SSHM 50th Anniversary Conference

SSHM 50th Anniversary Conference: Resilience

UPDATE ON SSHM2020 and CORONAVIRUS (25 March 2020)

We have with regret decided to postpone SSHM2020. The new dates are 24-26 June 2021, with arrivals on 23 June. We hope that you will be able to join us then, but please let us know now if you cannot make these dates to assist in planning.

For those who had already registered for the conference, we confirm that you will receive a full refund direct from our Events team and will be able to re-register when the conference site goes live again next January. This is required by our local accounting practices. NB the Events team ask you to be patient while they process refunds, as they are dealing with multiple cancellations at the moment. We are pleased to confirm, however, that all pricing will remain the same for 2021. 

The conference draft programme was just about to go live, but we appreciate that some people may wish to revise their proposals or change the composition of their panels (NB panel proposers – please ensure we have everyone’s email addresses and forward this email to your panellists, as we have some gaps). So please send in any amendments to this address by the end of 2020. We will honour those speakers we had accepted ahead of any new proposals we receive.

Swansea University, 24-26 June 2021

The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major biennial, international and interdisciplinary conference. The conference of our sister society, the EAHMH, remains scheduled for 7-10 September 2021 in Leuven.

MRSA (Credit: Annie Kavanagh CC-BY-NC)

What are the histories of resilience as a medical, psychiatric and biological concept? What are the connections between resilience and the social history of medicine?

Over three days the conference will address these questions with over 150 papers spanning the 15th to the 21st century. We will welcome three keynote speakers, Mark JacksonLaura Kelly and Michael Stolberg as well as panels and sessions for postgraduates and early career scholars.

Pseudo-sarcophagus of John the physician, fifth century, Istanbul, Bode Museum, Berlin (Credit: Patricia Skinner, CC-BY)

The conference will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus, a short step from parkland, beach and sea. Delegate accommodation (single, ensuite rooms) is a very short step away from the conference rooms, and we plan to make this the most sustainable and accessible SSHM conference ever.

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