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Welcome to the website of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland

The Centre, which is based in the UCD School of History and Archives, is a partnership with medical historians at the University of Ulster. Members of the Centre work in collaboration with staff in a number of Schools within both universities.

Established in 2006, the Centre seeks to promote the study of social and cultural history of medicine in Ireland. Its research and other activities are supported by a range of funding bodies including Wellcome Trust. Current areas of research include broad debates concerning the operation of the medical marketplace, the history of sexuality and the body, history of diseases, child health and the history of psychiatry.

The Centre also supports research and scholarship in nursing and midwifery history. This work is conducted within the Centre and in association with Professor Gerard Fealy at the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. The work is also supported by the Irish Association for the History of Nursing and Midwifery, an affiliate of the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN).

The Centre runs a Master's programme in Social and Cultural History of Medicine. This one-year programme explores the different approaches to the discipline.

Please explore our website to learn more about our work.

Catherine Cox




Centre's Annual Reports