Gender and the medical profession in Britain and Ireland, c.1800-1950

Venue
Moore Institute Seminar 203

Date & Time
26th February, 2010 @ 09:00:00

Gender and the medical profession in Britain and Ireland, c.1800-1950

Supported by the Wellcome Trust

The main objective of this meeting is to explore the importance of gender as a mode of investigation within the history of medicine. This workshop will bring together historians of medicine from Ireland and the United Kingdom who are working on themes relating to gender and the medical profession in order to discuss most recent research that is being conducted within the field. Through the discussion of gendered themes relating to the history of medicine, participants will provide useful feedback to each others' work in addition to focusing on the relevance of gender to modern research in the history of medicine.

The themes of papers that will be given include:

o Gender issues within the history of medical education and medical

students.

o Masculinity and femininity and the medical profession.

o Gender issues with regard to the treatment of patients.

o Masculine and feminine representations of medical missionaries.

o The future of gendered themes within the history of medicine: is

gender a valuable mode of investigation?

Registration for this workshop is essential. If you wish to attend or require further details, please email Laura Kelly at l.kelly15@nuigalway.ie.