School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Infertility in History, Science and Culture

A symposium entitled Infertility in History, Science and Culture is being held in the School, 3-5 July 2013.

Co-convened by Dr Gayle Davis, Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine and Dr Tracey Loughran from Cardiff University, the symposium will explore the history of infertility, and the place of infertility in science and culture.

Perspectives on infertility

Dr Davis says:

“The event will bring together researchers from different disciplines - social scientific, literary, feminist, psychological and legal- to better understand historical and contemporary representations and experiences of infertility across different cultures and from different perspectives”.


Speakers include Professor Margaret Marsh, Professor Naomi Pfeffer, Professor Simon Szreter, Dr Sarah Toulalan and Dr Duncan Wilson.

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An edited collection of the papers presented is planned.

Generous funding

A number of bursaries have been made available for postgraduate students, thanks to the Society for the Social History of Medicine.

Generous funding has also been provided by the Wellcome Trust.