Hilary Term 2016 Seminar Series

Hilary Term 2016 Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE 

The following seminars will be held at 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 and Dr Sloan Mahone

Week 1 – 18 January
Vanessa Harding, Birkbeck, University of London
‘Reading the plague in seventeenth-century London’

Week 2 – 25 January
Moudhy Al-Rashid, Oriental Instutute, University of Oxford
‘Can we do a history of medicine for ancient Mesopotamia? A critical overview of cuneiform sources from the 1st millennium BCE’

Week 3 – 1 February
Angela Cassidy, King’s College London
‘Knowing animal health in the environment: UK government research on bovine TB, 1970-1995’

Week 4 – 8 February
Will Poole, University of Oxford
‘Weights and measures: Some early-modern English tracts on ancient and modern mensuration’

Week 5 – 15 February
William MacLehose, University College London
‘Mind, body and soul in medieval discussions of nocturnal emissions’

Week 6 – 22 February
Jonathan Healey, University of Oxford
‘Old age, sickness and poor relief in seventeenth-century England’

Week 7 – 29 February
Dan Healey, University of Oxford
‘Lenin’s Gulag hospitals: Caring for political prisoners in early Soviet concentration camps, 1921-1929’

Week 8 – 7 March
Sabine Clarke, University of York
‘Circulating knowledge and colonial modernity: the symbolic function of laboratory research in the British Empire after 1945’

For details of other events please see http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/index.htm