University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science Free School Lane
***HISTORY OF MEDICINE SEMINARS*** Lent Term 2006
In addition to the well-established Tuesday seminars on History of Early Medicine and Natural Philosophy and on History of Modern Medicine and Biology, this term we are inviting you to a seminar series named:
FROM GENERATION TO REPRODUCTION
This seminar, which is funded by our Wellcome Trust enhancement award in the history of medicine, will be a forum for discussion of how, since 1500, our world of reproductive practices and controversy was created.
We meet on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6.30pm in Seminar Room 2. Tea is available from 4.40 in Seminar Room 1. All welcome! Organised by Lauren Kassell.
24 January Gayle Davis (University of Glasgow) Stillbirth registration and conceptions of the deadborn, c.1900-1950
31 January Wendy Churchill (Wellcome Centre, UCL) Sex, age and the female reproductive body in early modern British medicine
7 February Charlotte Augst (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) Is law important? Making sense of reproductive technologies in Germany and Britain – a discourse analysis
14 February Bernardino Fantini (University of Geneva; University of Lausanne) The germ is the life and the life is the germ: Louis Pasteur’s explanation of infectious diseases and his biological philosophy
EARLY MEDICINE AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY
Tuesdays at 5pm in Seminar Room 1. Tea is available from 4.40pm. All welcome. Organised by Lauren Kassell.
28 February Sandra Cavallo (Royal Holloway, University of London) What were surgical tracts about? The writings of an ordinary Italian surgeon in the early eighteenth century
14 March Michael Macdonald (University of Michigan) The nightmare: from demon to dream, c. 700-1840
HISTORY OF MODERN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
Tuesdays at 5pm in Seminar Room 1. Tea is available from 4.40pm. All welcome. Organised by Tatjana Buklijas and Soraya de Chadarevian.
21 February Bernd Gausemeier (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Genealogy and human heredity around 1900
7 March Emese Lafferton (HPS, Cambridge) Inventing the ‘Magyar’: ethnography, physical anthropology and eugenics in Hungary around 1900
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