Colloquium 2017

Colloquium 28th June 2017


The 20th UK Association for the History of Nursing, Research Colloquium will be held on 28th June 2017 at the University of Huddersfield. We are very pleased to announce our keynote speaker as Teresa Doherty, library and archive manager, Royal College of Nursing, who will share how the wealth of resources and opportunities held within archives can inspire and inform us. She will be joined by a full schedule of research papers.

We would particularly like to thank the Centre for Health Histories, School of Music Humanities and Media for their warm support and generous funding, which has enabled us to offer bursaries to PHD students who are presenting.

The Colloquium will be hosted on the University of Huddersfield campus and includes lunch in the award winning Heritage Quay Archive, when there will be the opportunity to explore the interactive collection guide. You can download the programme and abstract booklet.

In addition, a seminar will be held on the afternoon of the 27th June, 2pm - 4pm where a group of researchers will share and discuss their work informally. Further details of this seminar will be sent to colloquium delegates, all of whom will be welcome to join us if they wish to. Please book early as capacity is limited and allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis! The seminar on the 27th is free. The costs for the Colloquium day are £20 for the waged and £10 for concessions To book your place at the colloquium please go to the University on- line store at: http://www.store.hud.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences/human-and-health.

Venue


Huddersfield is a large historic town situated in West Yorkshire, just to the east of the Pennine hills south of York and between Manchester and Leeds. The townships on the steep hills are dotted with evidence of preindustrial weaving communities. The town itself, with many fine buildings, mills, canal and railway date from its industrial growth. The University of Huddersfield has its origins in the 19th century Huddersfield Mechanics Institute, becoming Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1970 and the university of Huddersfield in 1992.

Huddersfield has good road and rail links as well as regular direct train links with Manchester airport. Transport advice and maps can be found here: https://www.hud.ac.uk/staff/campuslife/mapsandtravel/

There are a number of hotels in Huddersfield and although there is no particular recommendation, the Premier Inn Central Huddersfield [situated in the canal basin at Aspley] is the most convenient: it is an easy 15 minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride from the railway station, and just a couple of minutes’ walk from the University.

For the pre colloquium seminar on 27th June, 2-4 pm we will be using room G05 Harold Wilson building (building 2 on the map above). Three doctoral and post-doctoral scholars (Jane Brooks, Tommy Dickinson and Sarah Rogers) will be sharing their work in progress with time for debate and discussion built in. A brief outline of their work is available here. This event is free to delegates, but please email me if you are attending, for catering purposes.

On the 28th the Colloquium is from 9 am – 5 pm and we will be using room 107 in Canal Side East (building 14 on the map). If you are walking from the railway station allow an extra 5 minutes, as you will see from the map Canal Side East is towards the back of the campus. If you are getting a taxi, ask them to drop you at the Firth Street/ Canal Side East & West entrance.

If you are parking for the day on the 28th, please email me and I will see if there is any parking available on campus.

If you are walking in from the Huddersfield Central Premiere Inn at Aspley, cross the ring road and walk directly down Firth Street until you reach the landmark old mill chimney on the right.

There are a number of hotels in Huddersfield and although there is no particular recommendation, the Premier Inn Central Huddersfield [situated in the canal basin at Aspley] is the most convenient: it is an easy 15 minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride from the railway station, and just a couple of minutes’ walk from the University.

I will be hoping to secure some parking places on campus but these are very limited. If you particularly need a close parking spot, or need an accessible space or any additional support please let me know so that I can ensure your stay is trouble-free and enjoyable.

If you have any queries about travel or accommodation, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will do my best to help.


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