CHiPH Seminar Series

Image from COVID Story Book


image from COVID story book

Credit:  Inter-Agency Standing Committee

Hannah J Elizabeth has been planning a varied seminar series for the upcoming academic year. This year the focus has broadly been on cultural histories of public health. Subjects range from vasectomies, to commuting, to emergency COVID literature for children, and we hope there will be something to interest just about everyone.

Screenshot from The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

BBC, 1976

In October we’re offering some more focused seminars for Black History Month, and then in February we plan to focus on queer histories for LGBT History Month. You can find all the abstracts for upcoming events here.

You don’t need to register to join us at a seminar, simply follow the links on the abstract pages to the zoom seminar. We record many of our seminars and make them available online later.

Term one



Subject / title

Georgia Grainger

28th September 2021

'Sex op rush is 'on the way'': British narratives of vasectomies, c. 1970-85’

Lundy Braun

14th October 2021

The history of lung capacity: Racialisation and dissent

Suman Seth

19th October 2021

“A Decided Inaptitude in his Constitution”:

Race, Slavery, and Disability in the Nineteenth Century British Empire

Mobeen Hussain

27th October 2021

‘Health, Beauty, and Skin-Lightening: Identity Politics and Black Business in Modern Britain c.1940s-1990s’

Vesna Curlic

10th November 2021

 “The immigrant disease: Trachoma, migration, and early twentieth-century ophthalmologic knowledge.”

Laura Kelly

17th November 2021

‘Campaigns against contraception in 1970s and 1980s Ireland'

Gabriel Duckels

1st December 2021

‘Emergency children’s literature about COVID-19’

Martin Moore

7th December 2021

“Commute, commute, commute… Have a nice day! Keep your bowels open!” Commuting, wellbeing and the “good life” in post-war Britain.’

Term two

Name Date Subject / title

Cheryl Ware

19th January 2022 (6pm - 7:15 UK time)

‘Histories of sex work in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1978 – 2008’

Patricio Simonetto

25th January 2022

‘A Body of One’s Own. Trans* Embodiment Technologies and Knowledge Production in Argentina (1967-2012)’

Rebbeca Jennings

2nd February 2022


Title TBC


Eureka Henrich

8th March 2022

Title TBC

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