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Writing Health from the Eighteenth Century to the Twenty-First


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A Conference Celebrating the Leverhulme-funded Writing Doctors Research Project

The conference focuses on writing by and about doctors and other health practitioners, encompassing everything from physicians and apothecaries to midwives and cunning women. Its aim is to give scholars the opportunity to explore the phenomenon of writing doctors and its wide social effects, whether it be representations of medical practitioners in literature and art or creative works written by medical people. We welcome proposals from a wide range of disciplines on cultural, economic and gender history, as well as literary, visual and performing arts.

Plenary Speakers

  • Pratik Chakrabarti, University of Manchester;
  • Tita Chico, University of Maryland;
  • Michelle Faubert, University of Manitoba.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is open until Friday 15th November 2019.

A selection of revised papers is expected to be published as part of the project outputs


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The Great Hall
Sutherland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


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