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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Seminars, supported by Wellcome, are on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm in Seminar Room 1 unless otherwise stated. All welcome!


Early Science and Medicine

Organised by Dániel Margócsy and Philippa Carter.

16 May

Elizabeth Moreau (University of Cambridge)
Digestion in Late Renaissance medicine and alchemy

Monday 29 May

Dominik Wujastyk (University of Alberta)
The history of medicine in early South Asia: using digital humanities to quell the panic of facing huge manuscript traditions and the value of doing research in plain view


History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Organised by Salim Al-Gailani, Mary Brazelton, Staffan Müller-Wille and Dmitriy Myelnikov.

9 May, on Zoom

Oksana Vynnyk (University of Alberta)
Professional ethics, medical professionals and the famine of 1932–1933 in Soviet Ukraine

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Generation to Reproduction

Organised by Salim Al-Gailani and Dániel Margócsy.

2 May