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Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions and other events

Invited talk July 2016

‘A Social History of UV Light’

Guest speaker at the British Association of Dermatologists annual meeting, in a session sponsored by La Roche-Posay (L’Oréal), ICC, Birmingham

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Symposium March 2016

'The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies'

Read poet Clare Best's reflections after attending this event on her blog Self Portrait Without Breasts

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Exhibition May-October 2015

The Kiss of Light: Nursing and Light Therapy in 20th-century Britain

Florence Nightingale Museum, funded by a Wellcome Trust People Award

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Invited talk October 2015

'The History of Phototherapy and the “Kiss of Light” exhibition’

Guest speaker at the South-East of England Phototherapy Network’s 21st Update Meeting, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

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Blog and Audio Slideshow January 2014

'Shedding Light on this History of Phototherapy'

Wellcome Trust

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Public Lecture March 2014

'Eating Sunshine: Consuming and Selling Light Therapies, c.1900-1940'

AHRC ‘Science in Culture’ competitive event, ‘Ignite,’ held at the Natural History Museum

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Exhibition May-September 2014

‘Embracing Sunlight on Tap: Light Therapy at the Spa’

Display at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum (LSAGM), Leamington Spa

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Symposium paper September 2014

‘Vanguard, risky rays: advertising and consuming the “Vi-tan” ultraviolet lamp, c.1936'

The Visual Culture of Medicine and its Objects, symposium at Georgetown University, Washington

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Public talk October 2014

Friday Focus talk on the display, ‘Embracing Sunlight on Tap: Light Therapy at the Spa’

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum (LSAGM)

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Public Lecture 30 April 2013

'Irradiating the Sun-Starved: Light Therapies in Britain, c.1900-1940'

University of Warwick (MRC)
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Workshop 10 April 2013

'Light Technologies: the Materialisation of Light Therapeutics, c.1890 to the Present'

Warwick Modern Records Centre (MRC)

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Conference paper April 2013

‘Photoreceptive Media: Photography of/and Light Therapies, c.1890-1940.’

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) Annual Conference, University of Reading

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Exhibition 9 April-3 June 2013

'Irradiating the Sun-Starved: Light Therapies in Britain, c.1900-1940'

Warwick Modern Records Centre (MRC)

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Conference paper September 2013

‘“A Delicious Burning”: Risky Desires for Solar Erythema in Light Therapeutics, c.1890 to the Present’

Risk and Disaster: European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) Conference. Hosted by the Universities of Évora and Lisbon, at the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Lisbon

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