Prosopography and History of Healthcare
1 June 2013, Kingston University
– Sue Hawkins (Centre for the Historical Record, Kingston University)
– Carmen Mangion (Dept. History, Birkbeck, University of London)
– Helen Sweet, (Wellcome History of Medicine Unit, Oxford University)
There is a growing band of historians conducting prosopographical projects on topics relating to healthcare. The subjects of known projects span the centuries and the trades, from early modern to the 20th century, and include nursing and medicine. This workshop will bring together a group of historians who are actively using prosopography to study a diverse range of topics connected to history of healthcare, ranging from early modern medicine in England and Wales, nursing in Scotland, England and Denmark and Soviet psychiatry. The focus is on method rather than subject and the day is arranged to provide ample time for discussion.
If you are already using prosopography as part of your historical research or are considering a prosopographical project and want to meet people with experience in the methodology, please come along and join in the discussions. There is no registration fee but places are limited so book early.