Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge History of Medicine Seminars
Lent Term 2023
Early Science and Medicine
Organised by Dániel Margócsy and Philippa Carter.
17 January: exceptional event at 11am in Seminar Room 2 Joyce Dixon (University of Edinburgh) 'Description, figure and colour combined': in search of perfection in zoological representation, c. 1820–1850
Trude Dijkstra (University of Amsterdam) Boiling it down: Chinese tea in the first Dutch medical journal, 1680–1688
Elizabeth Moreau (University of Cambridge) Digestion in Late Renaissance medicine and alchemy
Tina Asmussen (Bergbaumuseum Bochum – Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Mining ecologies: socio-natural landscapes of extraction and knowledge in the early modern period
History of Modern Medicine and Biology
Organised by Salim Al-Gailani, Mary Brazelton, Staffan Müller-Wille and Dmitriy Myelnikov.
Tracey Loughran (University of Essex)
Finding women's 'everyday health': testimonies and experiences
14 February: on Zoom
Oksana Vynnyk (University of Alberta)
Professional ethics, medical professionals and the famine of 1932–1933 in Soviet Ukraine Register <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/512826376497> to receive Zoom details
Dora Yao (University of Cambridge)
Medicine workers in the mountains: upland gatherers in the Min River Valley and China's natural medicinal products trade, 1890–1960
Generation to Reproduction
Organised by Salim Al-Gailani and Dániel Margócsy.
Camilla Røstvik (University of Aberdeen) 'Scandinavian, safe and sanitary!' The commercialisation of menstruation in Norway and Sweden, 1940–1990
Rebecca Whiteley (Birkbeck, University of London) Challenging the Hunterian hegemony: rethinking the visual culture of pregnancy in mid-eighteenth-century Britain