The Research Group for Health, History and Culture was founded by Professor Anne Borsay and Professor David Turner in 2010 as a joint initiative between the College of Human and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities. The Group brings together researchers who apply the concepts and/or methods of history, literature and the … More Welcome to the Health, History and Culture Blog
I’m am pleased to present this thoughtful report of the workshop. Paula Rees-Rehwald is a student of mine and I’m so excited to showcase her work here. She is a mature student with 20 years previous employment and experience within the Humanitarian, Social and Education sectors. She is about to start her final, undergraduate year, … More Children’s Welfare History Workshop
I am very pleased to share this wonderful 2nd year essay by my student Stefania Cobbinah. I awarded it 90%, and as you can see she deserves such a high mark. I can’t wait for your final year work. Stefania! Hysteria is a pathological condition with a fascinating and tortuous medical and cultural history (Scull, … More Hysteria, by Stefania Cobbinah
I’ve been doing a lot of reading about health recently. Looking at the wonderful NHS website link and researching for my undergraduate modules in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University. My second year module is called care cure and control so I thought I’d link that to this post about health, … More Workhouse Medicine: Care, Cure and control
In our latest post, Sangeetha Neeraja (below) reports on our recent FACES event. Sangeetha is a social worker turned development journalist who has reported extensively on poverty and social exclusion for two leading national dailies in India in the last decade. She has also reported on Acid attack victims and people who were defaced by leprosy. … More Spring Workshop – FACES
One of the main aims of the Research Group for Health, History and Culture is to provide a forum to enable interdisciplinary collaboration. On this page you having the opportunity to tell us about the connections you have already made as a result of being a member of the group, and also put a call out to connect with other … More Connections Forum
We are delighted to present our latest post in this series which shares the experience of researching mental illness in Welsh literature. It is also our first Welsh language post, and we welcome more contributions in Welsh. Non-Welsh speakers, please scroll down for a translation. Madison Keeping is currently a Masters through Research student in … More What does Health, History and Culture mean to you?
Our first Postgraduate Enabling Workshop was a great success, and we are very lucky to introduce two of our fantastic PhD students who share their thoughts and impressions about the event. Sara Jones qualified as a nurse in 2009 and after working in A&E in London and Sydney, Australia she returned to Wales where she … More Postgraduate Enabling Workshop – 22 January 2016