People's History of the NHS


Social History Society Conference

March 21, 2016
Lancaster University

Five members of our research team will be speaking at the Social History Society’s 40th Anniversary Conference at Lancaster University, 21-23 March 2016.

Professor Mathew Thomson will open the session by talking about ‘Party political manifestos, political culture and the cultural history of the NHS’.

Dr Roberta Bivins will give a paper on ‘National health and national citizenship: politics, belonging and the NHS’.

Dr Jane Hand will talk about ‘Picturing health and citizenship: the NHS and the place of public health’.

Dr Jack Saunders will be turning our attention to ‘The Nationalised Heart: Emotional Labour and the History of the NHS.’

The session will be chaired by another of our researchers, Dr George Campbell Gosling, who will also be participating in a roundtable discussion on the social history of money.

Registration for the conference closes on 4 March 2016.

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