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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.


History of Modern Medicine and Biology

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

10 October

Dong Guoqiang (Fudan University)
The campaign against leprosy in contemporary China

7 November

Claire Shaw (University of Warwick)
Towards a social(ist) model of disability? Exploring the Soviet roots of twentieth-century disability politics

21 November

Jules Skotnes-Brown (University of St Andrews)
Plague and plantations: science, extraction, and global connections in Mauritius, 1899–1933


Generation to Reproduction

Organised by Salim Al-Gailani and Dániel Margócsy.

24 October

Fabiola Creed (University of Warwick)
Baby Blues and BBC Television: Postpartum psychosis narratives, stigma and support in 1970s Britain