Ontario Women’s History Network/Le réseau d’histoire des femmes en Ontario ANNUAL CONFERENCE, October 25-26, 2019

Boardroom, Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N., London, ON
Register online at: https://owhn-rhfo.ca/annual-conference/

OWHN thanks its conference sponsors:
Nancy’s Very Own Foundation; Department of History, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, and Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, all of The University of Western Ontario; Museum London; Eldon House


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Friday, October 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Welcome Reception


Saturday, October 26, 8:30am-5:00pm



Coffee and welcome



“Helping Hands: Harriet Dobbs Cartwright and Health Care Institutions in Nineteenth Century Kingston” -Victoria Seta Cosby, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Queen’s University


“The Art of Kitchen Physick: Domestic Medicine and the Colonial Housewife in North America”

 -Jennifer Draper, M.A. (History, The University of Western Ontario)


“’Happy, Healthy Womanhood’: Venereal Disease Educational Materials for Women in Canada’s Second World War” -Enrico Moretto, Ph.D. Candidate, York University






“Dr. Emily Stowe and a Notorious Nineteenth-Century Canadian Abortion Trial” -Dr. Constance Backhouse, Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law, University of Ottawa

“It’s Not The Flu: The Medical Pathologizing of Sexual Assault” -Jane Doe, author, educator, activist and litigant in the successful law suit Jane Doe v the Toronto Police


“Commemorating Morgentaler: : A Snapshot of Canada’s Pro-Choice Movement from 1960 to Present” -Jaime Nikolaou, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto



Lunch and Ontario Women’s History Network AGM



“Mothers of Medical Illustration: Professionalization as ‘Women’s Work’” -Drew Danielle Belsky, Ph. D. Candidate, Science & Technology Studies, York University


“Delight or Disgust? Obstetrical Waxworks on Display” -Dr. Marla Dobson, Curator, Museum of Health Care, Kingston


“Highlights of Museum London’s Medical Collections” -Dr. Amber Lloydlangston, Curator of Regional History, Museum London



Tour, Eldon House, “From Cupping to Cocaine: Health and Wellness for the Victorian Woman”

Virtually unchanged since the nineteenth century, Eldon House is London’s oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris Family. Eldon House is an historic site in downtown London that has been preserved and maintained since 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. It was home to four generations of the Harris family, and is an excellent example of Georgian and Regency architectural styles. Its gardens are considered among the most beautiful in the city.

Open Wednesday through Sunday 12-5pm. 


N6A 2P6




Questions? Please contact:

Amber Lloydlangston at alloydla@museumlondon.ca