Future BSHM Events

In Sickness and in Health : Exploring History of Medicine Collections.
Wednesday 12th September 2018, 1.30pm– 5 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

 A workshop/symposium to explore the potential of a diverse range of archives and museum collections as tools for enquiry and study in the history of medicine.

This will be a unique event organised jointly by:
    The British Society for the History of Medicine
    London Museums of Health and Medicine 
    The Health Archives and Records Group

We aim to attract medical historians, archivists, museum curators and others interested in the history of medicine.

The workshop will include:

  • Mini-presentations on a range of museum and archival collections with speakers from the Royal College of Physicians, Kew Gardens, Lothian Health archives, the Science Museum and the Royal College of GPs; covering topics ranging from oral history collections, genetic history archives, women in medicine, plant material collections and a unique general practice archive.

  • A networking refreshment break with some online demonstrations of digitised collections.

  • A panel/audience discussion of topics related to the use of history of medicine collections for historical study.

For details and booking click here


BSHM Congress
Bristol, The M Shed
11th-14th September 2019

Call for abstracts January 2019


Future Events of Affiliated Organisation


Worshipful Society of Apothecaries – Diploma Courses.

The Society of Apothecaries is now accepting applications for the History of Medicine and the Philosophy of Medicine courses both leading to the Diploma examinations. The courses run on a Saturday in Apothecaries Hall with visits to the Old Operating Theatre, Wellcome Library, Gordon Museum and more. The courses begin on Saturday, 8 September 2018 and run for 13 Saturdays in the year, some months have two Saturdays.

We offer a student discount on our courses from £800 to £600, examination bursaries are limited and offer a discount on the full fee. Other prizes are available through the John Blair Trust, Hunterian Society and Norah Schuster, please click here

The course is one year and you would need 70% attendance to sit the exam. If you would like further information on the course and programme please email Maria Ferran


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh – Research award

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has set up an annual award for history of medicine research, specifically focused on the history of Scottish medicine.

Full details are here


Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in The Renaissance – Summer School

8-10 August 2018, Domus Comeliana – Pisa

For details click here


British Society for the History of Pharmacy – Lecture

Monday 22nd October 2018

at the UCL School of Pharmacy, London 

James Parkinson and Parkinson’s Disease

by Cherry Lewis

For details click here


Society of Apothecaries and the British Society for the History of Pharmacy – Symposium

Drugs , Trade and Empire 1650-1950

Friday 9th November 2018 (whole day)

For details Click here


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