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Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester

//Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester

Department Name Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)
Institution Name University of Manchester

Departmental Information

Department Profile The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) was founded in 1986 and now serves as a focus for the discipline in North West England and beyond. The Centre is home to one of the largest groups in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) in the UK, and has a strong international presence. It contains a Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and the UK National Archive for the History of Computing, a major research resource for information technology history and culture.
Faculty Teaching Staff Michael Worboys; Michael Brown; Ian Burney; Flurin Condrau; Jeff Hughes; Vladimir Jankovic; David Kirby; James Sumner;
Research Staff Julie Anderson; Gillian Mawson; Katherine Foxhall; Emma Jones; Robert G W Kirk; Vicky Long; Neil Pemberton; John Pickstone; Stephanie Snow; Carsten Timmermann; Elizabeth Toon; Duncan Wilson;
Areas of Expertise History of bacteriological laboratories in the period 1890 to 1920; social and cultural history of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British medicine; history of twentieth-century Sports Medicine in Britain; comparative history of health and illness in a European context; social history of the physical and chemical sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the role of British environmental medicine; technology and its relationship to the sciences from the late eighteenth century to the present day;
Special Resources Dedicated CHSTM research library; National Archive for the History of Computing; Partington Collection of chemical and general scientific texts; Manchester Medical Collection and important early-modern collection; extensive scientific and medical archives

Course & Degrees

Undergraduate Courses Science and the modern world; Technologies of everyday life; Bodies in history; Religion, medicine and science; Medicine in Victorian Britain; From cholera to Aids: the history of infectious diseases in Europe, 1800-2000; Science, the media and the public; History of mathematics; Key issues in contemporary medicine: what can history teach us?; The nuclear age: Hiroshima to nuclear terrorism; From Baker Street to CSI: a history of forensic science and medicine; Biology with Science and Society (3 years)
[BSc];
Undergraduate Units Wide range of modules available as options in most undergraduate degree programmes: see departmental website for current listingTaught
Postgraduate Courses MSc in History of Science, Technology and Medicine; MSc in Research Methods in History of Science, Technology and Medicine; with courses such as Contemporary History and Its Uses; Gender in Science, Technology and Medicine; Globalisation of Science, Technology and Medicine; Science, Technology and Medicine in German-speaking Europe; Science, Technology and Medicine in the Developing World; History of Technology;
Research Degrees History of Science, Technology and Medicine- MPhil; History of Science, Technology and Medicine- PhD

Contact Details

Contact Name The Centre Secretary
Postal Address Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, Second Floor, Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone +44 (0)161 275 5850
Fax +44 (0)161 275 5699
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.manchester.ac.uk/chstm

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