Centre for Health Histories

  • United Kingdom

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The Centre has particular strengths in the areas of Hospital History, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and Child Health. In the last three years we have received funding for our research from the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Board and  the AHRC and we partnered the Thackray Medical Museum in their successful bid to the Arts Council  for a grant to develop three new galleries related to war and medicine. We have developed effective partnerships with South Yorkshire Mental Health Trust – where Rob Ellis holds a Visiting Fellowship – the Thackray Medical Museum, Mind and Leeds City Museums. Our work in the area of mental health and learning disabilities has been supported by the AHRC Connected Communities strand

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World War Social Sciences
gift Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
voluntarism Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
masculinity Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
participation Social Sciences

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Research Output 1975 2019

Basteln, Tinkering and Bricolage: A Cultural History of Hacking

Von Lunen, A., 2019, Making Our World: The Hacker and Maker Movements in Context. Hunsinger, J. & Schrock, A. (eds.). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 153-170 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Beyond Citizen and Subject: New Perspectives on Political Thought, 'Tribe' and 'Indirect Rule' in Africa

Visana, V., Mar 2019, In : History Compass. 17, 3, 13 p., e12525.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indirect Rule
Political Thought

Book review : The Roadhouse Comes to Britain: Drinking, Driving and Dancing, 1925-1955, by David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law

Laybourn, K., 11 Mar 2019, English Historical Review 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

Interwar Years

Projects 2014 2019

Crossing Boundaries: The History of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909‐1989

Doyle, B. & Beatrice Wall, R.


Project: ResearchResearch Council - AHRC

Hansard at Huddersfield: Making the Parliamentary Record More Accessible

Jeffries, L., Von Lunen, A. & Alexander, M. G.


Project: ResearchResearch Council - AHRC

Activities 1998 2019

Journal of Spatial Science (Journal)

Alexander Von Lunen (Reviewer)
8 Aug 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Speech in the Cambridge Union debate on 'This house believes Thatcher was a feminist'

Wendy Webster (Speaker)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Europe in Britain, 1939-1945

Wendy Webster (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media