CHSTM Research Seminars, Manchester. Winter-Spring 2020.

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Dear all,

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester is excited to announce the speakers for this semester's seminar series. Please find the programme below.

CHSTM seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4pm in 2.57 Simon Building, Oxford Rd. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served from 3.30 pm. All welcome! Please direct any questions or enquiries to to the organisers: Tom Quick ( or Pratik Chakrabarti (

Best wishes,

CHSTM Research Seminars, 2020
Tuesdays, 4pm, Simon Building, room 2.57, unless otherwise indicated.
28 January
Vanessa Heggie (University of Birmingham)
Higher and colder: A history of extreme physiology and exploration
11 February – ***VENUE CHANGE*** 7 pm, Manchester Museum – Joint event with the Manchester Museum
Angela Saini (writer & journalist)
The return of race science
25 February
Beatriz Pichel (De Montford University)
Photography and the making of modern medicine in France, 1860–1914
10 March
Laura Tisdall (Queen Mary’s, University of London)
‘Just a stage I’m going through’: Lesbian and gay adolescents, developmental psychology, and psychoanalysis in Britain, c. 1950–1990
24 March
Caitjan Gainty (King’s College, London)
Healthy scepticism
21 April
Sarah Marks (Birkbeck, University of London)
‘Brainwashing for benevolent purposes’? Historical reflections on behavioural therapy from the Cold War to CBT
5 May
Cornelius Borck (University of Lübeck)
Changing approaches to visualization in brain research: A case study based on the Max-Planck Society