Professor Bill Hubbard, University of Bergen
|Prof. Hubbard visited the Centre from the 16 November 2009 for a three week period of research. His main areas of research interest are in the Social and Economic History of 19th century Europe (German Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Great Britain): urbanisation, social mobility, history of the family, historical demography and public health. He is presently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Bergen, but was born in Hillsboro, Oregon in the USA, and lived in Canada from 1967 to 1994, working at Concordia University (Montreal). He is affiliated with the research group "History, Medicine and Welfare: Politics, Culture and Science" in the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR) at the University of Bergen.|
Prof. Hubbard commenced his visit to the Centre by presenting a paper to colleagues at the university, entitled ‘Infant Mortality in Scotland: a conundrum’ which was very well received. In spite of the weather, he returned to Scotland again in January 2010 to take part in our ‘Child Health and Welfare in Europe and US’ conference which was hosted by the Centre at the university, presenting a paper on ‘Combating Infant Mortality in Urban Scotland, 1900-1950.’
In the Spring of 2010, Professor Hubbard very graciously accepted our offer to become a Research Associate of the Centre.
| Prof. Linda Bryder, University of Auckland, New Zealand
|Prof. Bryder joined us in April 2010 to take part in two specific
events which the Centre was hosting. The first was a Royal Historical
Society Symposium entitled Science and the Human Subject in History on 14 April, at which she presented a paper on, ‘An “Unfortunate Experiment”: The 1987 Inquiry at the National Women’s Hospital, New Zealand’. The second was a two day workshop, organised by Dr Janet Greenlees on, Perspectives on Modern Maternal Health and Healthcare, c.1850-2000. The subject of her paper on this occasion was ‘Babies Move to Centre Stage: Changes in Western Childbirth Practices around the Mid-Twentieth Century.’
Linda has taught at the University of Auckland’s History Department since 1988 and her area of research interest is the social history of health and medicine in the modern Western world. At the moment she is working on the history of reproductive and women’s health 1950-2000, with a special emphasis on National Women’s Hospital. She recently published a book on this subject: ‘A History of the ‘Unfortunate Experiment’ at National Women’s Hospital’, Auckland University Press, 2009.
Prof. Jennifer Gunn, University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Program in the History of Medicine
|Professor Gunn visited the university during the month of February 2011 to undertake a period of research with the Centre, at the invitation of Dr Janet Greenlees, Department of Social Sciences, LSS. She kindly agreed to contribute to the Centre’s Spring Seminar Series on 'Perspectives on Modern Medicine', and gave a presentation on, ‘Rural Variations: Economic activity and Medical provision in the early 20th century United States,’ on 16th February.|
A short biography on her can be found on the University of Minnesota website at, http://www.surg.umn.edu/Faculty_Alpha/gunn_jennifer_l/home.html