Cambridge History of Medicine seminars take place on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH. Tea and biscuits available from 4.40pm. All welcome!
EARLY MEDICINE AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY Organised by Lauren Kassell, Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin.
23 January Emma Spary (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL) Making more out of meat in eighteenth-century Paris
13 February Ayesha Mukherjee (Trinity College, Cambridge) Dreams of plenty: domestic economy in the writings of Hugh Platt
6 March Michael Stolberg (University of Würzburg) ‘Murderous pity?’ Active euthanasia in early modern medicine and society
HISTORY OF MODERN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY Organised by Tatjana Buklijas and Nick Hopwood.
30 January Andreas Mayer (HPS, Cambridge) Queer feet: tracing the normal and the pathological in nineteenth-century movement studies
20 February Michael Worboys and Neil Pemberton (University of Manchester) ‘The dog days’: rabies in England, 1830-1860
13 March Christoph Gradmann (University of Oslo) Infection and imagination: Robert Koch and tropical medicine
FROM GENERATION TO REPRODUCTION This seminar, which is funded by our Wellcome enhancement award in the history of medicine, is a forum for discussion of how, since 1500, our world of reproductive practices and controversy was created. Organised by Nick Hopwood and Laurence Totelin.
6 February Jean-Paul Gaudillière (CERMES, Paris) Why write a history of both red and green biotech? The controversies over DES in post-war France and the United States
27 February Sigrid Weigel (Centre for Literature Research, Berlin) The concept of generation: historical and theoretical perspectives
On history of medicine at Cambridge, see http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/medicine/.