History of Medicine Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2016
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
** History of Modern Medicine and Biology **
Organized by Mary Brazelton, Helen Anne Curry and Nick Hopwood
Claas Kirchhelle (University of Oxford)
The Colindale typers: bacteriophage and the British Public Health Laboratory Service
Ed Juler (Newcastle University)
The life of forms: biology and modernist sculpture
Susanne Schmidt (HPS, Cambridge)
The anti-feminist construction of the 'midlife crisis'
** Early Medicine **
Organized by Lauren Kassell and Dániel Margócsy
Anna Winterbottom (University of Sussex)
The foreigner's disease: global perspectives on syphilis in early modernity
Pierre-Etienne Stockland (Columbia University)
From Petite Chimie to industrial chemistry: insecticides in France from the Old Regime to the Industrial Revolution (1750–1830)
Dániel Margócsy (HPS, Cambridge)
Reading Vesalius 700 times: the problem of generation and the reception history of De humani corporis fabrica
** Generation to Reproduction **
Funded by our Wellcome strategic award in the history of medicine <http://www.reproduction.group.cam.ac.uk/> and organized by Nick Hopwood and Lauren Kassell
Aya Homei (University of Manchester)
Bringing together family planning and parasite control: Cold War collaborations between Japan and South Korea
Leah Astbury (HPS, Cambridge, and TORCH, Oxford)
Making pregnancy public in seventeenth-century England
Seminars are held in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH.
Tea and biscuits are available from 4:40pm; seminars run from 5:00 to 6:30pm.
** Twelfth Cambridge Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine **
Thursday, 24 November, 3.30pm
Professor Alexandra Minna Stern (University of Michigan)
Eugenic sterilization in California: from demographic analysis to digital storytelling
There will be tea before the lecture, at 3pm, and a drinks reception afterwards, at 5pm.
Workshop led by Prof. Stern (paper to be precirculated)
The historical genealogy of the 'gay gene': tracing the science and politics of sexuality and biology
Thursday 24 November, 11.30am
More information: <http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/medicine/events/twelfth-wellcome-lecture>.