Oxford History of Chemistry Seminars 2010

Oxford seminars on the history of chemistry starts on February 25. The series is jointly organised by the Maison Francaise d’Oxford, the Modern History Faculty of the University of Oxford, and Oxford Brookes University. It is sponsored in part by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC), and the seminar on April 29 will be followed by the presentation, for the first time, of the Society’s Morris Award.

Please note that all the papers will be in English.  The first three seminars in this year’s Oxford History of Chemistry seminar are :

Feb. 25th (Thursday) New Researchers History Faculty, Old Boy’s High School, George Street

Georgette Taylor, UCL, ‘Pedagogical progeniture or tactical translation? George Fordyce’s additions and modifications to William Cullen’s philosophical chemistry’ François Pepin, Université Paris-Ouest, ‘Diderot and chemistry: a model of experimental philosophy’

March 11th  (Thursday) New Researchers History Faculty

Catherine Jackson, UCL, ‘Chemistry as the defining science: training and discipline in 19th century chemical laboratories’ Erik Langlinay, EHSS, Paris, ‘Scales and spaces of the chemical industry in France, 1890-1930’

April 29th (Thursday) Chemistry in the Low Countries in the 19th and 20th centuries Maison Française, Norham Road

Ernst Homburg, University of Maastricht,  title tba Brigitte van Tiggelen, Catholic University of Louvain,  title tba. This seminar will be followed by a reception and presentation of the Morris Award of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry to Professor Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow, for his work on the history of the German chemical industry. Professor Stokes will then give a lecture

Seminars start at 3.00 and run till 5.00.

The History Faculty is in the Old Boys’ High School, George Street, in the city centre.  See www.history.ox.ac.uk. Reception: 01865 615000.  The entrance is round the back of the building.

The Maison Française is at 2-10 Norham Road, about 15 minutes walk north of the city centre.  See www.mfo.ac.uk. Reception: 01865 274 220.