Seminar Programme 2012- Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), Manchester (UK)

CHSTM seminars, as usual, will be held on Tuesdays at 4pm in 2.57 Simon Building, with tea and biscuits from 3.30.

All are welcome, and please pass this on to interested colleagues.

Please find the programme below, and we look forward to seeing you.

If you have any questions please let me know.

CHSTM, The University of Manchester

31 January -- Ilana Löwy (CERMES, Paris)

Paved with good intentions: Testing Prophylactic Approaches on Humans in Developing Countries.

14 February -- Joanna Bourke (History, Birkbeck)
Scripting Pain: Language and Meaning 1760 to the Present.

Joanna Bourke will be also giving an inter-faculty lecture entitled ‘Bodily Pain, Combat and the Politics of Rhetoric’ on Monday 13th Feb. Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre 5 pm.

21 February -- Katherine Foxhall (History, King’s College London)
Chronologically Challenged: Hildegard of Bingen’s First World War Medieval Migraine.

28 February -- Rhodri Hayward (History, Queen Mary)
Man Meets Dog Meets Richard Layard: Evolutionary Psychology and the Making of Modern Britain.

7 March (Wednesday) -- Otto Sibum (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Inventing Coulomb’s Law: ‘Une Balance Electrique’ or the Material Culture of French Enlightened Rationality.

Otto Sibum will also be giving the Cardwell lecture on Tuesday 6th March entitled: ‘Experimenting in Manchester and Salford circa 1850.’ Lady Hale Building at The University of Salford 6.30pm.

13 March -- Hilary Marland (History, University of Warwick) and Catherine Cox (School of History, University College Dublin)
Eugenics before Eugenics: Mental Health, Public Health and the Irish Problem in Victorian Lancashire.

1 May -- David Kirby (CHSTM, University of Manchester)
Darwin on the Cutting Room Floor: Evolution, Film Censorship and the Hays Code.

8 May -- Martin W Bauer (Institute of Social Psychology, LSE)
The Culture of Science and how to Measure it.

15 May -- Claire McKechnie (English Literature, University of Edinburgh)
Cancer in the Victorian Imagination.

Dr Neil Pemberton
Research Associate
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Simon Building (Room 2.66)
University of Manchester
Brunswick Street
Manchester, M13 9PL
+44 (0)161 275 5947
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