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Twentieth Century Reading Group

The group discusses books and papers relating to the history and historiography of 20th-century science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. We meet on Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm in the Board Room. Organised by Mary Brazelton, Joseph Martin, Charu Singh and Richard Staley.

Everyone is welcome – feel free to bring along your lunch.

Michaelmas Term 2018

This term the first meeting of the Twentieth Century Reading Group will be a general one, aiming to bring together those who are working in the history and historiography of the sciences in the long 20th century, or who are interested in doing so for MPhil/Part III papers and dissertations. We aim to share interests and projects, get a sense of common concerns, and develop an agenda for the rest of the term based around participants' research interests. Our second meeting will discuss cartography, and later meetings will be determined by our collective interests.

4 October Research and reading agendas
18 October William Rankin, After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century (Chicago/London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2016)
1 November TBA
15 November TBA