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

Organised by Mary Brazelton and Richard Staley.

Michaelmas Term 2019

Show abstracts

17 October Michael Barany (University of Edinburgh)
Making a name in mid-century mathematics: individuals, institutions and the open secret of Nicolas Bourbaki
31 October Arathi Sriprakash and Peter Sutoris (Faculty of Education, Cambridge)
The science of childhood: postcolonial development in India, 1950s
14 November Sarah Dillon (Faculty of English, Cambridge)
'The Ineradicable Eliza Effect and Its Dangers': Weizenbaum, Pygmalion and the implications of gendering AI
28 November Allegra Fryxell (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
The tempo of modernity: rethinking the history of modern time