Michaelmas Term 2015 Seminar Series

Michaelmas Term 2015
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology’
Conveners: Dr Erica Charters, Professor Pietro Corsi, Dr Sloan Mahone

Week 1 – 12 October
Hans Pols, University of Sydney
‘Decolonising medicine: The Indonesian medical profession, 1900-1950.’

Week 2 – 19 October
Mary Cox, University of Oxford
‘Using modern WHO and FAO health standards to understand the health of women and children from the past: Leipzig, 1917-1921’

Week 3 – 26 October
Rob Iliffe, University of Sussex
‘The place of the imagination in accounts of scientific creativity, 1620-1820’

Week 4 – 2 November
Robert Fox, University of Oxford
‘Mentality or circumstance? The dilemmas of science-based industry in France, 1870-1920’

Week 5 – 9 November
Claas Kirchhelle, University of Oxford
‘Pyrrhic progress: Antibiotics and Western food production, 1949-2015’

Week 6 – 16 November
Elise Smith, University of Warwick
‘“Healthy, respectable boys”: Physical fitness in the Royal Navy, 1850-1905’

Week 7 – 23 November
Sophie Waring, University of Oxford
‘Negotiating expertise at sea: The Board of Longitude in the age of re-form’

Week 8 – 30 November
Alison Bashford, Cambridge University
‘Malthus and smallpox’