Manchester CHSTM Seminar Series, September–December 2017

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Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a pleasure to present the speakers for the upcoming CHSTM seminar series. Please find the programme for September–December 2017 below. CHSTM seminars, as usual, will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm in 2.57 Simon Building, University of Manchester, with tea and biscuits from 3.30 pm. 

All are welcome! Please pass this on to interested colleagues/students.

26 September
Jonas Kure Buer (University of Oslo)
Pharmaceutics and semantics: Drug categories as meaning-making devices – or how medical facts become “hard”
10 October
Marianne de Laet (Harvey Mudd College)
Sniffing on a leash: Where body boundaries end
24 October
Robin Scheffler (MIT)
A contagious cause: The search for cancer viruses and the growth of American biomedicine
7 November
Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins University)
Healing in transit: Moving towards a critical history of the ambulance
21 November
James Poskett (University of Warwick)
Django’s phrenologist: Science, slavery and material culture, 1791–1861
12 December 
Kathryn Schoefert (King’s College London)
One medicine, one brain? Comparative neuropathologies around 1960

If you have any questions please direct them to the organisers: Pratik Chakrabarti ( or me (
We look forward to seeing you at the first seminar of the term on 26 September at 4pm with Dr Jonas Kure Buer (University of Oslo).

Best wishes,

Dr Dmitriy Myelnikov
Research Associate on the Multispecies Medicine project
Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
University of Manchester
Simon Building, Room 2.68
Manchester M13 9PL