skip to primary navigationskip to content

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, 1–2pm in Seminar Room 2. All welcome!

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

Michaelmas Term 2016

This term we explore a variety of perspectives on global studies and histories of science and technology, and Think Tank presentations will be complemented by readings on related topics in the Twentieth Century Reading Group, which meets on alternate Thursdays.

Show abstracts

6 October Sloan Mahone (University of Oxford)
Images as artefacts: film, photography and repatriation in Kenya
20 October Matei Candea (Social Anthropology, Cambridge)
Comparative uncertainties: comparing comparisons in anthropology and animal behaviour science
27 October David Munns (John Jay College)
A controlled environment: phytotrons, Cold War life science, and the making of the experimental plant
17 November Shinjini Das (CRASSH, Cambridge)
A science in translation: homoeopathy in colonial Bengal
1 December Hanna Lucia Worliczek (University of Vienna)
Imaging the cytoskeleton – re-defining a biological entity with fluorescent antibodies