CFP and Interest: Bob Woods Memorial Symposium
Professor Bob Woods, FBA, John Rankin Professor of Geography in the University of Liverpool died in February 2011.
Throughout his University career, as a student in both Cambridge and Oxford, and as a university teacher in Kent, Sheffield and Liverpool, Bob contributed significantly of Population Studies, including the Social History of Medicine. See a full obituary in the British Society for Population Studies Newsletter of March 2011: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/socialPolicy/BSPS/newsletters/Home.aspx.
As a Memorial to Bob’s work, just after the first anniversary of his death, BSPS, Liverpool University and the Society for the Social History of Medicine are sponsoring a Memorial Symposium.
Where: Foresight Centre of the University of Liverpool (part of what was formerly Liverpool Royal Infirmary)
When: March 9th at 2:30 to March 10th at 4:00
The academic programme will comprise five two-hour sessions focusing on the following key aspects of Bob’s contribution:
Fetal, infant and childhood mortality
Demography and medical history
Speakers include Frans van Poppel, (NIDI, Netherlands) on the mortality of doctors’ children in the Netherlands, and Chris Galley on Bob’s unfinished manuscript on 18th Century midwifery, Mrs Stone and Dr Smellie.
Further offers of papers are papers are welcome for this and other sessions, especially reviewing and developing Bob Woods’ ideas and findings in the field.
Please be in touch in the first instance with Bill Gould (email@example.com) indicating your wish to attend, and preference for offering a paper, with a title and a 100 word abstract.