Session 1: New Disciplines and Practices in the 20th century

  • Jenny Marie, The migration of Rockefeller money to geneticists working in 1930’s Britain
  • Ben Mayhew, John Bowlby’s model of development
  • Nestor Herran, Reactors, isotopes and the rise of Spanish Nucleonics
  • Sandra Mols, Why Georges Lemaitre, an astronomer, became interested in calculators and the impact of his practice of computing on calculators on his later research

Session 2: The making of science and scientists in the 19th century

  • Jim Mussell, The scientist as editor and the editor as scientist in the late nineteenth century periodical
  • Rebekah Higgitt, Francis Baily’s 1835 ‘Account of the Reverend John Flamsteed’
  • Peter Skelton, Mummy why is the sky blue? Tyndall, Ruskin, and the colour of Athena’s eyes
  • John Heard, The invention of the pure mathematician in Victorian England
  • Emily Winterburn, William Herschel learns how to be a natural philosopher
  • Vincent Guillin, Epistemological obstacles in the founding of French scientific psychology: Theodule Ribot and Kantiansim

Session 3: Astronomy and astrology in the 17th century

  • Kevin Killeen, Early modern microcosms and scientific mimesis
  • Tayra Lanuza, A Spanish Dominican friar and his combination of Christian belief and traditional astrology

Session 4: Natural Philosophy and Medicine in the long 18th century

  • Raquel Delgado-Moreira, What’s Newton’s manuscript on Solomon’s temple about?
  • Jon Bateson, The Birth of the history of medicine? Crisis and history in the early eighteenth century.
  • Terence Banks, The metaphorical origins of modern science: figurative and mathematical languages in the early modern period.

Session 5: Scientific societies and science in the 19th century

  • Ayako Sakarai, Old and new venues of social pleasures-how the zoo replaced the promenade in late nineteenth century Frankfurt am Main
  • Lawrence Dritsas, ‘Expedition science’ in central Africa, 1850-1870
  • Leigh Bregman, Dr. Andrew Smith: personal ambition, professional advantage and the institutionalisation of science in early 19th century Cape Town.

Session 6: Psychology, philosophy and the nature of science

  • Chiara Ambrosio, Iconicity, models and visual metaphors
  • Daniel Friesner, Extramission theories of vision in children and in ancient science

Session 7: Medicine in the 19th century

  • Vanessa Heggie, Food, drink and exercise; degeneration debate in Manchester, 1898-1908
  • An Vleugels, Class, gender and alcohol in the making of the Habitual Drunkards Act, 1870-1879
  • Michael Bresalier, Collecting flu: the Local Government Board and the making of a ‘modern’ pandemic, 1888-1895
  • Paula Hellal, Dr Charles West: nineteenth Century perspectives on childhood aphasia
  • Neil Pemberton, Gesticulating and speaking in late Victorian England: the oral-sign dispute and the construction of deafness

Session 8: Science, trade and industry in the 19th century

  • Dimitrios G Ierapetritis, Travellers and geographers and the mastic gum trade of the Chios island
  • James Sumner, Adulteration and porter brewing around 1800
  • Anna Simmons, Chemists and consultants: the pharmaceutical trade at Apothecaries’ Hall, 1881-1904

Session 9: 20th century science, science policies and culture

  • Jessica Reinisch, Allied health policy in occupied Germany, 1945-1949
  • Henrick Knudsen, Persuading the reluctant patron: state and science in Denmark, 1945-1960
  • Sabine Clarke, Colonial products research and the West Indies, 1940-1960
  • Louise Jarvis, Why be a Lamarckian?

Session 10: 20th century biographies

  • Annette Lykknes, Ellen Gleditsch — pioneer in radio chemistry
  • Simon Olling Rebsdorf, Growing up with astronomy: Bengt Stromgren’s early years, 1908-1935
  • S.Turchetti, Italian academic refugees in Britain, 1930-1950

Session 11: Early modern medicine and natural philosophy

  • Catherine Rider, Magical cures in late Medieval medicine
  • Samuel Doble Gutierrez, The Galilean telescope: not only a single tube with two lenses