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Twentieth Century Think Tank

The Twentieth Century Think Tank offers broad coverage of 20th- and 21st-century topics in the history, philosophy and sociology of science, technology and medicine. The regular programme of papers and discussions takes place on Thursdays over lunch.

Think Tank meetings are held on Thursdays, 1ā€“2pm in Seminar Room 2. All welcome!

Organised by Richard Staley, Mary Brazelton, Helen Curry and Susanne Schmidt.

Lent Term 2017

This term we will be exploring the interrelations between science and development, in conjunction with readings and discussion of this theme in the Twentieth Century Reading Group, which meets on alternate Thursdays.

Show abstracts

2 February Simone Turchetti (University of Manchester)
The greening alliance: environment, development and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization
9 February Poornima Paidipaty (Faculty of History, Cambridge)
'The Grammar of the Semi-Exact Sciences': Norbert Wiener in India, 1955ā€“1956
2 March Nayanika Mathur (University of Sussex)
Disappearing big cats and multiplying man-eaters in the Indian Anthropocene
9 March Shen Yubin (Georgetown University)
The Anthropocene seen by the Anopheles: fighting malarial mosquitoes with chemicals in modern China, 1910sā€“1960s