‘Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858’ reviewed by Dr Antje Dallmann

‘Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858’ by Megan Coyer (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). In Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858, Megan Coyer contributes important insights into the study of the literary magazine Blackwood’s, of nineteenth-century British literary periodicals more broadly, and of British Read the full article…

Gartnavel Royal Hospital & the History of Scottish Psychiatry (Symposium, Glasgow, 15 November 2014)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital and the History of Scottish Psychiatry A Day Symposium to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Gartnavel Royal Hospital will be held on Saturday, 15th November, 2014, at Cancer Support Scotland, The Calman Centre, Gartnavel Campus Programme 9.30 – 10.00          Registration and Coffee 10.00 – 10.40        Professor Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) Historical Geographies of Read the full article…

The Bottle Imp Issue 15 – Scottish Studes Ezine

The Bottle Imp Issue 15 Editorial: Their Knife in Your Glands The Scots have a peculiar relationship with medicine. On the one hand, we have pioneered many of the most important developments in medical science: world-shaking highlights include, but are by no means limited to, the clinical trial; the general anaesthetic; the hypodermic syringe; penicillin; Read the full article…

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 31 Jan–2 Feb 2014)

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ New College, University of Edinburgh, Friday 31 January 2014 – Sunday 2 February 2014 Plenary speakers include: • Professor Jane Dawson, John Laing Professor of Reformation History, Edinburgh University: “‘With one foot in the grave”: death in life and life in death in Reformation Scotland’. Read the full article…

PhD Studentship available for Oct 2013: History of Hospital Infection Control in Scottish Hospitals c.1930–1970 (Glasgow University)

The History of Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, and Infection Control in Scottish Hospitals, c.1930-1970 Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship to undertake research into ‘the history of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and infection control in Scottish hospitals c. 1930-1970’.  The Studentship is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for three years beginning 1 October 2013.  It will Read the full article…