What: Birth: personal stories to population policies
When: 18-19 September 2014
Where: University of Leeds, UK
Featured Speakers: Professor Simon Szreter and Professor Kate Fisher
This two-day conference, organised by the School of History’s Health, Medicine and Society research group, brings together those interested in the history of birth, fertility, sexuality, demography and family life, from the medieval period to the present day, and in cultures across the world. The conference aims to situate birth in the contexts of family and society, evaluate the attitudes of individuals, groups and governments to birth, explore the impact of birth, and assess changes and continuities in the experience of birth.