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Use of medieval recipes by a sixteenth-century reader. 14 Apr 2014

This grant application requests funding to support a one-week archival visit to Oxford. I wish to make a detailed study of a single fifteenth-century manuscript, Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson c. 299. This manuscript contains a collection of medieval medical recipes written in English. The hand-written collection comprises about 150 recipes in total, including some charms and a uroscopy. A unique point of interest is that the manuscript had a known owner and location in the sixteenth-cen tury. My investigation will consider this later owner's use of this medieval medical material by charting the exact nature of his annotations and interractions in the manuscript.

Amount: £653
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Experimental Stories: Al Smith 30 Sep 2015

"Culture" 3 x 45’ plays

Amount: £500
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: United Agents

Visualising Illness and Pain. 31 Mar 2016

Drawing on the varied perspectives of artists, historians, art therapists, curators, clinicians and social scientists, the proposed workshop will explore a series of questions relating to the visual representation of illness. Focusing specifically on contemporary works made in response to first-person encounters with illness, the workshop will consider what issues are at stake in reading these artefacts as subjective expressions of pain and suffering. The event will comprise two parts. The fi rst, taking place on a Friday afternoon and evening, will be open to the public, and will include a keynote address by Joanna Bourke and a panel discussion between artist Deborah Padfield, clinician Joanna Zakrzewska and social psychologist Alan Radley. The second, taking place the following day, will take the form of a series of panel discussions involving practitioners from different disciplines, with the aim of addressing a number of clearly defined research questions. We hope that the w orkshop will ultimately function not just as a one-off event, but also as a scoping exercise for a larger collaborative project. One of its likely outcomes will be the planning of an exhibition (with accompanying catalogue) that will be displayed both online and in the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck.

Amount: £719
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Birkbeck University of London

'Developments in mental health since 1945: international and local perspectives' conference to be held at the University of Manchester on 23rd February 2007. 30 Jan 2007

Developments in mental health since 1945: international and local perspectives The workshop will address a neglected period in the history of psychiatry, offer much needed comparative perspectives and provide a forum for historians and practitioners to exchange ideas and develop common understandings. The workshop, which includes both British and North American perspectives, will focus on two main themes. Adult mental health services, with a particular emphasis on the experimental and non-traditional. Changing concepts of and responses to childhood behavioural and emotional disorders. The topics covered are: - Post-asylum geographies of mental illness - Post-war mental health services in Saskatchewan - Radical therapeutic communites post-68 - North Manchester Community Mental Health Services, 1982-96 - Approaches to Maladjusted Children in Britain, 1945-1955 - Child Therapy and Social Welfare 1945-1980 - The Role of ADHD Parent Support Groups in the US and the UK - Changing Accounts of Bad Behaviour in the American Journal of Psychiatry, 1950-2005

Amount: £500
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Manchester

illustrated lectures to members of the general public - with a direct link to the Wellcome Trust and the Wellcome Collection 16 May 2007

I have been taking my lectures on the History of the Origins of Vaccination to audiences of the general public in recent times, having also addressed meetings and conferences of professional groups for many years. These lectures and talks are based on my researches into the topic. My object in doing this is to make new historical information available to members of the public in an easily understood manner, creating a learning experience which is both interesting and entertaining. The actual and intended audiences include: History Groups, Local History Groups, WI Science Groups, national Women's Register Groups, The University of the Third Age (U3A), Probus, Museum Societies, The NADFAS Associated, Village Residents Societies, Universities, colleges and schools. Collaboration with the Wellcome Outreach initiative has been offered.

Amount: £600
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Misc England

'History of Clinical Iatrogenesis: Before and After Ivan Illich' workshop to be held at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Manchester on 19th May 2006. 22 May 2006

History of Clinical Iatrogenesis: Before and After Ivan Illich Precisely 30 years ago, the social critic Ivan Illich published his book Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health, in which he presented several cases of iatrogenic diseases as a way to illuminate the intrinsic flaws of highly institutionalised, professionalised, technological modern medicine. He problematised modern medicine because, in his view, it deprived people of illness experiences and simultaneously inhibited autonomous efforts to maintain health. Since the publication of Medical Nemesis, critics from medical sociology, policy and even inside medicine engaged with Illich's ideas of 'iatrogenesis'. In contrast, there has hardly been any debate in the history of medicine. Although adverse effects of medicine had long been noted and commented on inside and outside medicine with words such as 'poisoning' and 'toxicity', the conditions that Ilich referred to as 'iatrogenic' diseases emerged in the post-war period, and they were correlated with the rise of new medical therapies, new technologies, the use of new drugs such as penicillin and cortisone, and surgical techniques such as organ transplantation. The term has resurfaced in the public domain more recently, in the context of morally- and politically-charged discussions over the (re-)emergence of infectious diseases such as MRSA and AIDS. This meeting has emerged from work on the Trust-funded grant on Fungal Diseases and Modern Medicine: Mycology, Aspergillosis and Iatrogenic Diseases.

Amount: £735
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Manchester

Conference entitled 'In the age of al-Farabi: Arabic thought in the 4th/10th Century'. 22 Nov 2005

In the Age of al-Farabi: Arabic Thought in the 4th/10th Century The proposed conference is one of a series of events focusing on philosophy in the Islamic world (we use the phrase "Arabic Philosophy" since some of the philosophers to be discussed were in fact Christian and Jewish). Previous events in this series have had a broader focus, dealing with a range of topics throughout the history of Arabic thought. But in order to produce as coherent an event as possible, this conference will focus more tightly on the most philosophically vibrant and historically important century in Arabic thought: the 10th century (the 4 century of the Islamic calendar). The purpose of this conference is to look at al-Farabi and other philosophers within the complex intellectual context of the 10th century itself. This involves two basic tasks: First, we will take account of the full range of philosophical schools and traditions of this time period. The most famous of these is the Aristotelian school in Baghdad; the Muslim al-Farabi was a member of this school, but most of these Aristotelians were in fact Christians. Several papers will be devoted to this school: those by Black, Eggert, Ferrari, Giannakis, Rashed, Reisman and Urvoy. A rival development were the more Platonist philosophers who lived and worked further east in the Islamic empire. The papers by Adamson, Biesterfeldt and Wakelnig will discuss these thinkers. Meanwhile, there are philosophical movements that are harder to classify - one of the goals of the conference will be to explore how other thinkers relate to the major trends of the period. Thus Fenton will speak on Jewish thinkers of the time, and there will be papers on the enigmatic "Brethren of Purity" and other authors with Shiite Ismaili leanings. Second, we will consider intellectual developments that were related to philosophy, without however involving thinkers who would necessarily have described themselves as "philosophers". There are three such developments to be explored: science, and especially medicine; the trend of refined literary authors who show knowledge of and interest in philosophical texts; and perhaps most importantly indigenous Islamic theology, or "kalam".

Amount: £516
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: King's College London

Moving Maths 14 Jul 2017

Spiltmilk Dance is a professional dance company delivering projects in schools and community settings, and creating and touring performance work nationally. This project will explore a dance and movement-based approach to teaching maths to children aged 4-7 in three Rotherham Primary Schools.

Amount: £500
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Spiltmilk Dance
Region: West Midlands
District: Warwick District

Donation in memory of Rick Rogers 10 Nov 2008

A grant to Wigmore Hall Trust - Donation in memory of Rick Rogers

Medical botany in the 19th and early 20th Century: Berthold Carl Seemann (1825-1871)and Melville William Hilton-Simpson (1881-1938). 29 Aug 2014

Visit of Archives in GB, in particular Kew Archives, London, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain, London, Pitt-Rivers-Museum, Oxford. Investigations into the inheritance of Seemann and Hilton-Simpson, screening of letters and documents regarding reports on medicinal virtues and ethnopharmacological uses of plants collected, primarily by botanical interest.

Amount: £873
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Misc Germany

Cultures of Care in Early Modern Scotland, c.1550-1700. 14 Apr 2014

The work undertaken during the course of this Small Grant will contribute towards my project, Cultures of Care in Early Modern Scotland: the first assessment of the Reformations impact on the practice and understanding of parochialism care giving. The project is much more than another exploration of statutory, regulated, poor relief. Rather, it looks for the less formal, familial and neighbourly, networks of care that proliferated early modern society. My aims are, on the one hand, to assess how voluntary care networks were constituted and how they interacted with secular and ecclesiastical authority and, on the other, to understand how disability and medical requirements were categorised by communities. The Small Grant will allow the Investigator to assess the surviving archival material of four charitable bodies in seventeenth-century Scotland: The Mariners Society of Ayr; the Orphan Hospital Manufactory and Pauls work, Edinburgh; Trinity College Hospital, Edinburgh and Trinity H ouse, Leith. This work will take six days and involve travel to Edinburgh to visit the National Archives of Scotland and Edinburgh City Archives.

Amount: £686
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of York

Oxford history of chemistry seminar series to be held in Oxford on 9 and 23 February 2011 17 Jan 2011

Intellectual historians can hardly disregard the role played by alchemical practices (experiments, theories, circulation of books and manuscripts, constitution of networks covering the entire European continent and several early colonial settlements) in the agenda of Early Modern learning. Equally, studies published over the last twenty years have much contributed to the appreciation of the role of chemistry in the constitution of research practices in science, technology and medicine, and to the key social and intellectual role played by practitioners of chemistry during the XVIII and XIX centuries. Finally, business historians or historians of innovation (including therapeutic innovation) can hardly escape confronting the complex interactions between university and industrial research on a continental and intercontinental level throughout the XX century. The main goal of the Oxford History of Chemistry Seminar series, which is in its 4th year this year, has been to assert the centrality of the history of chemistry to a variety of research areas dealing with the social, intellectual and economic history of Europe (and beyond) over the last five centuries.

Amount: £525
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Oxford Brookes University

Peamont Sanatorium Archives (including the Women's National Health Association of Ireland Archives)- Preservation and Access Project 13 Jul 2010

The project involves arranging, packing and cataloguing the archives of Peamount Sanatorium, the most important sanatorium and tuberculosis hospital in Ireland, which functioned between 1912 and 2004, and the archives of the Women's National Health Association of Ireland, founded in 1907 by Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Irish Lord Lieutenant, to promote public health. The Women's National Health Association was instrumental in founding Peamount Sanatorium. Both collections are presently stored on the Peamount Hospital site which continues to operate as a medical facility. The archives of the sanatorium, consisting of some 800 archival boxes, commence in 1912 and represent the largest surviving collection of records of a tuberculosis hospital in Ireland. The collection comprises several hundred bound volumes, 40,000 patient index cards and 30,000 patient files. The archives of the Women's National Health Association of Ireland, consisting of some 100 archival boxes, commence in 1905 and relate to the wide range of health initiatives with which it was involved. The bulk of these records are presently stored in conditions that are not conducive to long term preservation or research access, and require safeguarding by being placed in archival custody. The National Archives seeks funding to permit the retention of the services of a qualified archivist for two years. The project would be given general oversight and direction by a project team from the National Archives, to which the archives will be transferred. It is intended that there will be an initial records conservation survey by a conservator and the collection would receive appropriate conservation treatment at a later stage.

Amount: £786
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: National Archives of Ireland

Cellular mechanisms invovled in the es. regulation of latency of herpesviruses. 20 Dec 2006

Cellular mechanisms involved in the regulation of latency of herpesviruses

Amount: £704
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Liverpool

Preparation of a collaborative research project proposal to study ethical issues in clinical trials in India. 21 Jul 2009

My visit to the University of Edinburgh, in meetings with the scholars/investigators there, would exchange information on the following: (a) Our preliminary data analysis on clinical trial registries to understand the number and spread of clinical trials in India, and if possible, two other countries in the South East Asia, (b) Preliminary data analysis of number of Contract Research Organisations in India, the number and type of clinical trials they are involved in, the volumeof their business and content analysis of the publicly available methods used by them to attract business from the Global and India pharmaceutical companies. (c) To discuss the regulatory frame work for clinical trials in India with focus on the resources available at the office of the Drugs Controller Generalof India and its branches and the functioning of the Institutional Ethics Committees. The meeting and the discussions would help us in formulating research questions and methodology to study clinical trials in India. The research we are planning would be multi-disciplinary with participation of social scientists (anthropology, economics) and public health experts.

Amount: £744
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Anusandhan Trust

Experimental Stories: Val McDermid 30 Sep 2015

An fatal antibiotic-resistant infection sweeps through an intensive pig-rearing unit. Within days, it’s jumped the species barrier into the wild bird population and soon it’s jumped again into cattle. A highly infectious pathogen, it swiftly spreads through the animal food chain and into domestic pets. Food shortages loom; but even more frightening is the prospect of a species jump into humans.

Amount: £500
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: No Organisation