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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 fortnightly on Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm in the Board Room. Organised by Mary Brazelton, Josh Nall and Richard Staley.

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

Lent Term 2020

16 January Yulia Frumer, Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2017), Introduction and ch. 7, 'Clock Makers at the Crossroads'.
30 January Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn, 'How Scientific Research Instruments Change: A Century of Nobel Prize Physics Instrumentation,' Social Science Information 56, no. 3 (2017): 348–74.
13 February Vanessa Heggie, 'Blood, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Twentieth Century Extreme Physiology,' History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41, no. 2 (2019): 26.
27 February Sarah Hodges, 'Plastic History, Caste, and the Government of Things in Modern India,' in Stephen Legg and Deana Heath, eds., South Asian Governmentalities (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 176–197, and other chapters by choice.