Centre for Health Histories

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Profile Information

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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    Research Output

    Beyond the Polis

    Visana, V. & Urbinati, N., 2020, (Accepted/In press) A Cultural History of Democracy : A Cultural History of Democracy in the Modern Age . Biagini, E. & Gerstle, G. (eds.). 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 6. (The Cultural Histories Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Body and Mind: Are we adequately prepared for the toll this pandemic will take on mental health?

    Ellis, R., Wynter, R. & Light, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) History Today, p. 90-93 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  • Book Review: Confessional Mobility and English Catholics in Counter-Reformation Europe

    Bastow, S., 1 Aug 2020, In : Cultural and Social History. 17, 2, p. 264-266 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Dance Article review

  • Projects


    Emblems of Resilience: Nurses, ‘Spanish Influenza’ and lessons for Covid-19

    Christine Hallett (Speaker), Olivia Gordon (Speaker), Amanda Gwinnup (Speaker) & Kelly Swaby (Speaker)

    11 Aug 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    American Historical Review (Journal)

    Alexander Von Lunen (Reviewer)

    Aug 2020

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

    Press / Media

    Life-Saving Lullabies spread health warnings against Covid-19

    Jim Reid, Barry Doyle & David Swann


    4 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Nightingale war die Erste Ganzheitlich Denkende Krankenpflegerin

    Christine Hallett


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment