New Head of Department to feature as keynote speaker at ‘Care after the First World War’, University of Leeds, 9-11 April 2018

27/03/2018 by Sinead Staunton

Dr Fiona Reid recently started her role at Newman University as the Head of the Department of Arts and Humanities. She is one of the keynote speakers at ‘Care after the First World War’, a conference which is part of ‘Men, Women, and Care’, a European Research Council-funded project based at the University of Leeds, led by Dr Jessica Meyer.

Dr Reid is an historian of modern war and medicine. She has published widely on shell shock and facial injury in the First World War and on refugees and displaced people in the Second World War. Most recently, she has published Medicine in First World War Europe: Soldiers, Medics Pacifists (Bloomsbury, 2017). Dr Reid is currently working on the development of medical pacifism in Europe and the title of her paper is ‘The “dreary farce” of wartime medicine: medics and medical pacifism during and after the First World War’.

For further information on the conference visit the Men, Women and Care website.