University of Cambridge DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

*** HISTORY OF MEDICINE SEMINARS *** Lent Term 2005

** EARLY MEDICINE AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY **

1 February Leigh Chipman (University of Jerusalem) ‘… the pharmacist, who was my student in Mecca’: pharmacists in medieval Arabic biographical dictionaries !! Please note: this seminar will be at 1pm !!

15 February Philip van der Eijk (University of Newcastle) Aristotelianism and the development of medicine: the case of John Philoponus

1 March Lucia Dacome (University College London) The anatomy of the Pope: modelling the Catholic Enlightenment

15 March Carole Rawcliffe (University of East Anglia) Creating the medieval leper: some nineteenth-century myths

(organised by Lauren Kassell)

** HISTORY OF MODERN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY **

25 January Christina Brandt (MPI, Berlin) Between fact and fiction: bioscientific research and early debates about cloning (in Germany)

8 February Sven Dierig (MPI, Berlin) Mechanical beauty: Bildung and the aesthetics of experiment in nineteenth-century German physiology

22 February Nick Hopwood (HPS, Cambridge) ‘The proletariat can find in my preparations protection for their corpses’: politics of anatomical modelling in the nineteenth century

8 March Debbie Brunton (Open University) 1848 and all that: writing public health history beyond the public health acts

(organised by Nick Hopwood)

The seminars are on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH. Tea and biscuits are available from 4:40 p.m. All welcome!

Next term, with funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Department will launch a new interdisciplinary seminar series on ‘Generation/Reproduction’. These seminars are also scheduled for Tuesdays at 5:00.