Friday 11th March 2011
Wolfson/Pollard, Institute of Historical Research
Organised in conjunction with the University of Exeter
In 1921 Marie Stopes opened the first of her pioneering birth clinics. Her work and its legacy and the subsequent history of family planning are explored in this one day-conference organised in conjunction with the University of Exeter.
Topics to be covered include Dora Russell, maternity provision in colonial India and the history of contraception. Speakers include Lesley Hall (UCL), Kate Fisher (Exeter), Stephen Brooke (York, Canada) and Sarah Hodges (Warwick).
For further information, please contact IHR.Events@sas.ac.uk.
10.00: Registration and Coffee
10.15: Welcome and Introduction
10.30: Lesley A. Hall (Wellcome Library) Situating Stopes, or putting Marie in her proper place
Chair: Kate Fisher (Exeter)
Stephen Brooke (York, Canada), Birth Control and Labour Politics in the 1920s
Sarah Hodges (Warwick), Married Love among Madras's Neo-Malthusians
Anne Bergin (NUI, Maynooth), From the Wop to the Bed
1.30: Victoria Elliott (Marie Stopes International)
2.00: Susanne Klausen (Carleton) ‘I ought to have a clinic in every country in the world’: Marie Stopes, imperial
feminism and the South African birth-control movement, 1930-1945
3.10: After Stopes
Chair: Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths College London)
Lara Marks, Panacea or Poisoned Chalice? A History of the Contraceptive Pill
Tania McIntosh (Nottingham), Methods and beliefs: family planning in Sheffield and Nottingham, 1925-35
Amanda Raphael (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Birth by the book: Grantly Dick Read
4.25: Christina Hauck A baby of her own: maternal desire and English polity in the plays of Marie Stopes