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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Seminars, supported by Wellcome, are on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm on Zoom. All welcome!

Other History of Medicine events

Early Science and Medicine

Organised by Lauren Kassell.

6 October Early Science and Medicine Work-in-Progress
20 October Anna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln)
The first Egyptian society
3 November Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham)
The body whole and quotidian: experiencing the body in 18th-century Britain
24 November Early Science and Medicine Work-in-Progress

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Organised by Mary Brazelton, Helen Curry, Nick Hopwood and Staffan Müller-Wille.

13 October Grace Redhead (University College London)
Seeing like a welfare state: sickle cell disease, medical racism and patient advocacy in the National Health Service, 1975–1993
Commentary: Ayesha Nathoo
10 November Victoria Lee (Ohio University)
Microbe smiths: engineering microbial control in 20th-century Japan
Commentary: Mary Brazelton
1 December Rana Hogarth (University of Illinois)
The shadow of slavery: measuring miscegenation in the early 20th century
Commentary: Jenny Bangham

Generation to Reproduction

Organised by Nick Hopwood and Lauren Kassell.

27 October Maud Bracke (University of Glasgow)
Europe in the global rise of reproductive rights: abortion and transnational feminisms (1960s–80s)
This seminar is organised in association with the Strategic Research Initiative on Reproduction.
17 November Leah DeVun (Rutgers University)
Gender and generation in premodern Europe: a discussion of Leah DeVun's The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (2020) with the author