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History of Medicine Seminars, supported by Wellcome, are on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm.

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Seminars in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science are open to all members of the University (including academic staff, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and affiliates). Unless otherwise specified, they are not open to members of the public.

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7 upcoming talks and 229 talks in the archive.

Early Science and Medicine

Ship tracks on European maps and charts, c.1500–c.1800

UserSara Caputo (Magdalene College, Cambridge).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

'Constipated, toothless fatties': body and diet in twentieth-century Britain

UserChris Otter (Ohio State University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 12 October 2021, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

The two lives of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: picturing plants in the 16th century

UserMonique Kornell and Dániel Margócsy.

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 18 May 2021, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

Birth, fate, and Roman futures

UserAnna Bonnell Freidin (University of Michigan).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 09 March 2021, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

Wound Man: three early modern afterlives of a medieval surgical image

UserJack Hartnell (University of East Anglia).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Seed sovereignty and 'our living relatives' in Native American community farming and gardening

UserElizabeth Hoover (University of California, Berkeley).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 16 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Renaissance eugenics

UserMackenzie Cooley (Hamilton College).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 02 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The concept of 'disease carrier' in Western medicine

UserAmir Teicher (Tel Aviv University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The shadow of slavery: measuring miscegenation in the early 20th century

UserRana Hogarth (University of Illinois).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 01 December 2020, 17:00-18:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Gender and generation in premodern Europe

UserLeah DeVun (Rutgers University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 17 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Microbe smiths: engineering microbial control in 20th-century Japan

UserVictoria Lee (Ohio University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

The body whole and quotidian: experiencing the body in 18th-century Britain

UserKaren Harvey (University of Birmingham).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 03 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

The first Egyptian society

UserAnna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 20 October 2020, 17:00-18:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Reproductive regimes in apartheid South Africa

CANCELLED

UserSusanne Klausen (Ottawa, Amsterdam and Johannesburg).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 26 November 2019, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The anti-feminist construction of the 'midlife crisis'

UserSusanne Schmidt (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 29 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Making pregnancy public in seventeenth-century England

UserLeah Astbury (Department of History and Philosphy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 01 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The maternal-fetal relationship since 1900

UserTatjana Buklijas (Liggins Institute and Central European University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2016, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

Humours, spirits and souls: aetiology and therapeutics in medieval Islam

This seminar will start an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm

UserLiana Saif (University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2016, 16:00-17:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The medical book in the Victorian pornography trade

UserSarah Bull (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 24 November 2015, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

On the political use of physiognomy around 1500

This seminar will take place an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm

UserJoseph Ziegler (University of Haifa).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2015, 16:00-17:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The multiple inventions of transgenic mice

UserDmitriy Myelnikov (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 21 January 2014, 17:00-18:30

Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine

Generatio: medieval debates about procreation, heredity and 'bioethics'

UserMaaike van der Lugt (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 / Institut Universitaire de France).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 17 January 2013, 16:30-18:00

A delicate alliance: aid agencies and the media in Britain since the 1960s

UserAyesha Nathoo (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 October 2012, 17:00-18:30

A pre-peanut history of food allergy

UserMatthew Smith (University of Strathclyde).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 21 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

Speaking for the patient as consumer in late 20th-century Britain

UserAlex Mold (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 08 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

'Nott a sadder creature in the world': parental grief in early modern England, 1580–1720

UserHannah Newton (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 01 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

Spaces of healing: Byzantium and medieval Islam compared

UserPeregrine Horden (Royal Holloway, University of London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 25 January 2011, 17:00-18:30

'A cold-blooded business'? Making the modern blood donor in wartime London

UserNick Whitfield (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 November 2010, 17:00-18:30

The 'miracle of childbirth': the portrayal of parturient women in medieval miracle narratives

UserHilary Powell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2010, 17:00-18:30

The birth of biopower in eighteenth-century Germany

UserClaudia Stein (University of Warwick).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2010, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

Space and spectacle in the Renaissance apothecary

UserEvelyn Welch (Queen Mary, University of London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 25 November 2008, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Why do we want Aristotle to have been a biologist (given that he wasn't)?

UserAndrew Cunningham (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 November 2008, 13:00-14:15

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

‘The dog days’: rabies in England, 1830–1860

UserMichael Worboys and Neil Pemberton (University of Manchester).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 20 February 2007, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

Making more out of meat in eighteenth-century Paris

UserEmma Spary (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 23 January 2007, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Thinking in posters: AIDS and the power of the visual

UserRoger Cooter (University College London) and Claudia Stein (University of Warwick).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 17 October 2006, 17:00-18:30

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