Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge

Lent Term 2013


We’ve already had one seminar come and gone this term, but details of the remaining talks can be found below.

Seminars are on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm in Seminar Room 1, Department of HPS, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH. Tea and biscuits are available from 4.40pm. All are welcome.


5 February
Carsten Timmermann (University of Manchester)
Coping with recalcitrance: futility, frustration and failure in the history of cancer research

12 February
Generation to Reproduction Seminar
Emma-Jayne Graham
(Open University)
Moulded like wax, modelled in clay: votive offerings, swaddling and the making of infants in Hellenistic Italy

19 February
Alun Withey (University of Exeter)
Mapping the medical marketplace: early modern Welsh practitioners and medical retail

5 March
Lara Marks (King’s College London)
From benchside to clinic: the rise of monoclonal antibodies in healthcare

12 March
Generation to Reproduction Seminar
Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)
Labour pains: historical reflections from 1760 to the present

Early medicine seminars are organised by Peter Jones and Hannah Newton; modern medicine by Salim Al-Gailani and Helen Curry.

Generation to Reproduction seminars are organised by Rebecca Flemming, Nick Hopwood and Lauren Kassell.