Re-making Londoners: Models of a Healthy Society in the Nationís Capital, 1918-1939
An inter-disciplinary workshop organised by Dr Elizabeth Darling (University of Brighton), Dr Andrea Tanner (Kingston University) and the Centre for Metropolitan History, University of London
To be held at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU on Wednesday 13th November, 2002.
The creation of a healthy society was, perhaps, the dominant concern of social reformers in the first half of the 20th century and many historians have considered the legislative processes through which such a society was produced. What have, hitherto, been little studied, are the locations in which the ideologies of a healthy society were produced, especially in the inter-war decades. It is, then, the aim of this workshop to investigate how social reformers in the case study area of London developed particular models, practices and environments of reform in order to re-make Londonís population into a race of healthy, active and educated citizens between the end of the Great War in 1918 and the declaration of the Second World War in September 1939. The workshop is arranged under the themes of Hospitals, Housing, The Peckham Health Centre and Propaganda.
The speakers are Tim Boon, Elizabeth Darling, Stuart Evans, Martin Gorsky, Toby Haggith, Stephanie Kirby, John Mohan, Meredith Price, John Stewart, Ruth Wallis. After each session there will be ample opportunity for discussion.
The fee is £20, (£15 for students) which includes coffee, tea, and a sandwich lunch. Those wishing to attend should contact Olwen Myhill.
Numbers are restricted, and spaces will be allocated on a first come basis
Models of a Healthy Society in the Nationís Capital, 1918-1939
Martin Gorsky (University of Wolverhampton) & John Mohan (University of Portsmouth): Londonís Voluntary Hospitals in the interwar period: growth, transformation or decline?
Stephanie Kirby (South Bank University): Politicising Professionals: the London County Council Nursing Service 1929-1948
John Stewart (Oxford Brookes University): The Hospital Provision of the LCC, 1929-1939: Success or Failure?
Ruth Wallis: Public Health & Housing in the inter-war years
Stuart Evans (Central St. Martins): Furniture fit for Heroes
Meredith Price (Darwin College, Cambridge): In Sickness or in Health: The Pioneer Health Centre and the creation of the NHS
Elizabeth Darling (University of Brighton): ĎThe Peckhamites are going all Nazií: a new landscape of health in a south London street
Toby Haggith (Imperial War Museum): Paradox City: Propaganda Films produced by Londonís Housing Reformers, 1918-1939
Tim Boon (Science Museum): Advocacy, Persuasion and Resistance: Diphtheria Immunisation in the London Boroughs, 1921-1939
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