Conference Programme

Monday, 27th March:

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-11:30 Motherhood

Chair: Alison Fell (University of Leeds)

  • Hannah Greaves (University of Leeds)
  • Emma Hanna (University of Kent)
  • Vanda Wilcox (John Cabot University)
  • Jenny Macleod (University of Hull)

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:45 Fatherhood

Chair: Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds)

  • Shane Doyle (University of Leeds)
  • Will Gould (University of Leeds)
  • Will Jackson (University of Leeds)

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:45 Care for those with additional needs

Chair: Eilis Boyle (University of Leeds)

  • Heather Jones (LSE)
  • Stuart Murray (University of Leeds)
  • Richard Rathod (Leeds Beckett University)

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Self-care

Chair: Laura Boyd (University of Leeds)

  • Nicola Neath (University of Leeds)
  • Anna Tarrant (University of Lincoln)
  • Alexia Moncrieff (University of Leeds)

4:00-4:30 Tea

4:30-6:00 Keynote

Holly Furneaux (University of Cardiff): ‘As kind . . . as if he had been his own child’: Care Between Soldiers in the Crimean War

6:30 Conference Dinner: Thai Edge (£25 additional charge)

Tuesday, 28th March:

9:30-11:00 Care in Wartime

Chair: Alexia Moncrieff (University of Leeds)

Laura Boyd (University of Leeds): Caring for others to care for yourself: Stretcher-bearers and the defence of masculinity during the First World War

Joanna Phillips (University of Leeds): Giving and receiving bodily care during crusades to the Eastern Mediterranean, 1095-1274

Rosemary Wall (University of Hull): Men in the Red Cross – Voluntary Aid Detachment Members in the First World War: Recruitment, Training, Work and Conscription

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-1:00 Parenthood

Chair: Sabina Peck (University of Leeds)

Nehaal Bajwa (University of Sussex): Narrative forms and cultural resources for ‘involved fathering’ in Pakistan

Ellie Murray (University of Leeds): “I was being big brother”: Family, Caregiving, and Adolescent Masculinity in Post-1945 Britain

Rose Sawyer (University of Leeds): Saintly Child Substitution: Devotion as a road map for the parental care of ‘problem’ children

1:00-2:00 Lunch 

2:00-3:00 Violent Care of Animals

Chair: Claire Martin (University of Leeds)

Sunny Harrison (University of Leeds): Pulling teeth and smacking hooves: Care as a violent act in later medieval horse-care treatises

Jonathan Saha (University of Leeds): Violent Care and Careless Violence in the Elephant Camps of Colonial Burma

3:00-3:30 Closing remarks: Where to from here?

3:30-4:00 Tea

4:00 Conference Close

Generously supported by the School of History and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds: