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Research seminar series in the history of science, technology and medicine

Held on Wednesdays at 16.00-17.30 in S8.08, Strand Building.

All are welcome. Please contact Dr Chris Manias if you have any queries. 


30 September: Dr MIchael Bresalier, Swansea University
World hunger and the healthy animal: The veterinary solution to the post-war food crisis

14 October: Dr Anne Hanley, Cambridge University
Syphilisation and its Discontents: Experimental Inoculation against Syphilis at the London Lock Hospital

4 November: Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Cambridge University
Diagnostic consumers: A history of pregnancy testing in Britain

18 November: Dr Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck University
Title TBC

2 December: Dr Marcia Holmes, Birkbeck University
The IPCRESS Flicker: Cold War 'brainwashing' on film

9 December: Elsbeth Heaman (McGill)
Social Statistics and Civilization in Britain and Canada in the 1840s

Followed by the CHoSTM Christmas Party.


13 January*: A co-chaired panel with the Menzies Center for Australian Studies, with contributions from Peter Hobbins (Sydney) 'Colonial Animal Encounters' and Amanda Claremont "Cultivation" and Australianness." 

*This will be held in the Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus at 18:00.

18 January: The Biennial Kass Lecture on the History of Medicine.

Professor Charles Rosenberg (Harvard), On the Efficacy of Placebos: An Historian’s Perspective. 

Held in the 8th floor open space, Strand building 17.00-18.30, followed by a drinks reception 18.30-19.30. More information including registration details.

3 February
: Lorelei Kury, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Imperial botany: The studies of Auguste de Saint-Hilaire and Robert Brown on plant forms and distribution

10 February: Presentation and launch party for Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene (Verso), with our former
colleague Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Held in the 8th Floor Open Space, Strand Building, 17:00-18:30, followed by a reception.

17 February: Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, QMUL
Comic business with Chapeau:  Theatricality and mirth in Edwardian scientific culture 

2 March: Ilana Lowy, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CERMES) and King's visiting professor.
Prenatal testing: as a gendered risk management technology

16 March
: Dr Christos Lynteris, Cambridge University
Hosts Unseen: The Photographic Making and Unmaking of Zoonosis

30 March: Dr Adelene Buckland, King's College London
Sticks, Skins and Mannequins: Artificial Mothers in the Nineteenth Century

4 May: Richard Staley, University of Cambridge.
Title TBC

11 May: Adam Tooze, Columbia University*
MG42: the histories of a machine-gun

Co-Organized with the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War.
* This will take place from 17:30-19:30 in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus

18 May: Valeska Huber, German Historical Institute London.
Transforming the Global Masses? Literacy Campaigns at the End of Empire

1 June: Eva Åhrén, Karolinska Institutet.
Figuring things out: Visualizations and knowledge production practices in nineteenth-century anatomy

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