Seminars at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester 2009

All seminars take place at 4pm, in room 2.57 of the Simon Building. Everyone is welcome

3rd February

Rosemary Elliot, University of Glasgow.

‘Der neue Trend – no smoking, please!’: creating the non-smoker in post-war West Germany

10th February

Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

Reflections on “Objectivity” and its Critics, One Year After.

17th February

Charlotte Sleigh

‘There is Another Smell of a Nobody’: William Golding, the New People and the Other.

24th February

Mathew Grant, University of Sheffield.

Imagining Nuclear War: Discourses of Destruction and Survival in 1950s Britain.

3rd March

Peter Bowler, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Science Magazines and Serials in Early Twentieth Century Britain.

17th March

Harriet Ritvo, Visiting Simon Fellow, MIT, USA.

Counting Sheep in the English Lake District: Rare Breeds, Local Knowledge, and Environmental History.

21st April

Andy Pickering, University of Exeter.

Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000.

28th April

Roger Cooter, UCL.

An Anti-History of Medical Ethics: From the Enlightenment to the Era of Neuroscience.

12th May

Neil Pemberton and Michael Worboys, University of Manchester.

Pedigree Chums: Breeding and Feeding in the Making of the Modern Dog.

26th May

Susan Lederer, University of Wisconsin — Madison.

Doctors, Diets and Nutrition

2nd June

Jeff Hughes, University of Manchester

British Science’s ‘New Jerusalem’? Government, the Royal Society and Postwar Science