10-11 December 2004
Organisers: Hilary Marland, Vicky Long and Mathew Thomson (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick) and Martin Dinges (Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart)
This workshop centred around pre-circulated papers on the themes of masculinity and identity; men’s health, industrial work and health risks; experiences of illness and work; work, disease and stigma; soldiering and health; and work, invalidity and old age. The format ensured that much of the two days was devoted to discussion, which was lively and constructive. In particular, by framing debate around the topic of masculinity, the workshop was able to signal a variety of new approaches, utilising a range of sources, to the study of occupational health, men’s health, and attitudes to disease and risk.