UCL Special Collections and the Wellcome Trust have collaborated to make available online the papers of Francis Galton. This is part of a larger Wellcome Library endeavour Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics, which includes digitized papers from a number of important figures in the development of genetics. The full Galton papers can be explored online here.
The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group at Queen Mary University of London, supported by the Wellcome Trust, has just made available online some of its material through the Medical Heritage Library. Among the items that can now be accessed online that may be of interest to AHP readers are a series of neuroscience history videos of oral history interviews with prominent neuroscientists, as well as the transcript of the Witness Seminar on the MRC Applied Psychology Unit at Cambridge (now the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit). The latter is one of a series of events where prominent figures and historians are invited to gather and discuss significant historical events and figures. The MRC Applied Psychology United Witness Seminar was held at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, on 12 June 2001. The full collection of items from the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group can be found online here.
The following conference may be of interest to AHP readers.
Call for Papers: History of Psychology and Psychiatry Postgraduate Conference, 19th March 2011.
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL will host a one day conference for postgraduate students working on the history of psychology and psychiatry. The conference is intended to develop a network of postgraduates across different universities, and to provide a forum for current research in the field.
The conference is open to students from both the UK and abroad. There will be funding available to cover travel costs and refreshments will be provided. We welcome papers on any historical period, and on any geographical region. To see what some of our students are working on, please follow this link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/people/research_students
A title and a brief abstract of 150-200 words should be sent to Sarah Marks by the 10th of February (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.