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Research projects


Seeds for Survival: A Global History of Seed Banking

Investigating the history of seed banking as a global conservation practice and human health imperative.

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Investigating Fake Scientific Instruments in the Whipple Museum Collection

Using both traditional techniques of curatorial analysis and metallographic analysis to continue the Whipple Museum's pioneering research into fake scientific instruments.

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Before HIV: Homosex and Venereal Disease, c.1939–1984

How gay men, other men who had sex with men, and trans people increasingly became the focus of public-health efforts to control sexually transmitted infections.

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The Casebooks Project

Creating a digital edition of Simon Forman's and Richard Napier's medical records – unparalleled resources in the history of early modern medicine.

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Generation to Reproduction

Exploring topics in the history of generation and investigating how the modern world of reproduction was made.

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