Cambridge History of Medicine Seminars

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Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
History of Medicine Seminars, Lent Term 2017


** History of Modern Medicine and Biology **
Organized by Mary Brazelton, Helen Anne Curry and Nick Hopwood

24 January
Lukas Engelmann (CRASSH, Cambridge)
Picturing the unusual: medical photography as an 'experimental system'

21 February
Steve Sturdy (University of Edinburgh)
Genomics and the industrialisation of medical tests, 1980–2000

14 March
Jeong-ran Kim (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford)
Malaria and the colonial frontier in Manchuria, 1905–1940s


** Early Medicine **
Organized by Lauren Kassell and Dániel Margócsy

31 January
Sasha Handley (University of Manchester)
Marriage, mourning and martyrdom: the history of an eighteenth-century English bed-sheet

14 February    
Tillmann Taape (HPS, Cambridge)
The craft of healing, city guilds and vernacular print: Hieronymus Brunschwig's medical manuals, c. 1500

7 March    
Jane Stephens Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes University)
The state of the environment: public health and technology in Renaissance Genoa


** Generation to Reproduction **
Funded by our Wellcome strategic award in the history of medicine <http://www.reproduction.group.cam.ac.uk/> and organized by Nick Hopwood and Lauren Kassell

7 February    
Tamar Novick (MPI, Berlin)
Multispecies settlement in Palestine: the problem of infertility and the wonders of urine

28 February    
Zubin Mistry (University of Edinburgh)
Childless communities: early medieval monasteries and the history of (in)fertility

Seminars are held in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH.
Tea and biscuits are available from 4:40pm; seminars run from 5:00 to 6:30pm.
All welcome!