Women on the Edge:
Motherhood and the Family in Turmoil in the
(7 - 8 September 2023)
Over the 7 – 8 September 2023, the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick is hosting a workshop, entitled: “Women on the Edge: Motherhood & the Family in Turmoil in the Twentieth Century".
With contributions from scholars working in the fields of history, criminology and legal studies, this event aims to grapple with the interplay between motherhood, mental or emotional states and broader themes of criminality, neglect, abandonment and violence within the family in the long twentieth century.
This workshop is particularly interested in the role psychiatric, legal, “expert”, and popular thinking have had in understanding “deviant” female behaviour and its impact upon women themselves, their families and society at large.
The programme for the workshop can be found here.
Read the summary of the Workshop here.