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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.

Lent Term 2020

Show abstracts

23 January Allegra Fryxell (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
The tempo of modernity: rethinking the history of modern time
6 February Zhu Jing (University of Warwick)
Non-Han bodies: anthropology, visuality and biopower in China's southwest borderland during the second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)
20 February Andreas Sommer (HPS, Cambridge)
Scientific naturalism and the modern empirical occult: historiographical and practical issues
5 March Helen Tilley (Northwestern University)
Medical heritage as cultural property: pan-African politics and global IP precedents in the 1960s and 1970s