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Research

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. 

 
2016

28 September: Start of Year Workshop

12 October: Angela Cassidy, University of Exeter
Knowing Animal Health in the Environment: Contesting Badgers and Bovine TB since c.1965

26 October: Aileen Fyfe, University of St Andrews
A Prehistory of Peer Review: Refereeing and Editorial Selectino at the Royal Society

9 November: James Poskett, University of Cambridge
Django's Phernologist: Slavery and the Material Culture of Scientific Racism, 1791-1861

23 November: Ralph Desmarais, King's College London
From Wigan Pier to Nineteen Eighty Four: George Orwell, Science and Scientific Intellectuals

7 December: Thomas Turnbull, University of Oxford
Conserving Energy Resources in the Twentieth Century

2017

18 January: Maurits Ertsen, Delft University of Technology
Sometimes It Works, Sometimes It Fails: Improvising Colonial Rule in the Gezira Irrigation System, Sudan

1 February
: Leslie Topp, Birkbeck
The Psychiatric Hospital and the Single Room.

15 February: Claudine Cohen, EHESS
Traces and Reconstruction in Palaeontology

1 March: Johan Schot, University of Sussex
Dynamics and Directionality of Deep Transitions

15 March
: Jon Day, King's College London
Minds and Brains in Modernist Literature

29 March: Jenny Bangham, University of Cambridge
Title TBC

3 May: Dorothee Brantz, Technical University of Berlin
The Urban Discovery of Nature: Science, Zoos, and Natural History Museums in Berlin

17 May: John Tresch, University of Pennsylvania
The forging of American Science: Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Dallas Bache, and P. T. Barnum in Philadelphia and New York c.1840

31 May: Rohan Deb Roy, University of Reading
Vectors of Empire: Mosquitoes in British India and Beyond, 1890-1950



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