Wellcome Unit Seminars announced for this term

The line up for the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Michaelmas Term Seminar Series has been announced.

This term’s seminars are convened by Drs Erica Charters and Elise Smith on the theme of ‘Structures of Medical Knowledge.’

The seminars will be held on Mondays at 2.15pm at the Wellcome Unit Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE.
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Unit building

Seminars are held at the Unit, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Week 1 – 14 October
Laura Dawes, University of Cambridge
Childhood Obesity in America: Biography of an Epidemic

Week 2 – 21 October
Rebecca Earle, University of Warwick
Casta Paintings and the Colonial Body: Embodying Race in Spanish America

Week 3 – 28 October
Claire Jones, University of Leeds
Selling Medicine to Professionals, Professionals Selling Medicine: Examining the Relationship between Market and Medic in Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth-century Britain

Week 4 – 4 November
Clare Griffin, University of Cambridge
The Russian State and the Early Modern Drug Trade

Week 5 – 11 November
Seth LeJacq, Johns Hopkins University
Reading the Sodomitical Body: Medical and Lay Body Evidence in English Homosexual Sex Crimes Trials, 1700-1850

Week 6 – 18 November
Roderick Bailey, University of Oxford
“My Oath! My Oath! I can’t do that kind of thing!” – Doctors and the Special Operations Executive: A Case Study of Medicine and Clandestine Warfare

Week 7 – 25 November
Sophie Vasset, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Queen Anne’s Seventeen Pregnancies and her Treatment for Barrenness

Week 8 – 2 December
Vanessa Grotti, University of Oxford
Sociality and Healing within the Medical Missions among the Trio of Suriname and Brazil, 1959-1980

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