Michaelmas Term 2016 Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4pm. Please note, after the first seminar at 47 Banbury Road, the remaining seminars will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the History Faculty on George Street.

Coffee will be available from 3.45pm.

All are welcome

‘Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology’

Week 1: 10 October
Kathryn Olivarius, University of Oxford
‘Immunocapital: yellow fever, citizenship, and power in New Orleans,
1803 to 1860’

Week 2: 17 October
Anne Hanley, University of Oxford
‘Sex, health and state-supported treatment for venereal diseases in
England, 1918–39’

Week 3: 24 October
Kelly-Ann Couzens, University of Western Australia
‘“Upon my word, I do not see the use of having medical evidence
here”: medical expertise, professional authority and homicide in
nineteenth-century Edinburgh’

Week 4: 31 October
Cesar Giraldo Herrera, University of Oxford
‘The myth of the spotted sun and the blemished moon: a biosocial
ethnohistory of syphilis and related diseases’

Week 5: 7 November
Margaret Jones, University of York
‘Traditional medicine and primary health care in Sri Lanka: policy,
perceptions, and practice’

Week 6: 14 November
Kathleen Vongsathorn, University of Warwick
‘“A midwife should be welcoming”: personality, midwives, and shifting
perceptions of healthcare in Uganda, 1918-1979’

Week 7: 21 November
Clare Chandler, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
‘Antibiotics as infrastructure: rehearsing a counterfactual of

Week 8: 28 November
Emma Sutton, Queen Mary University of London
‘William James and “the laws of health” in nineteenth-century

Conveners: Professor Mark Harrison, Professor Rob Iliffe, Dr Sloan Mahone, Dr Erica Charters, Dr Claas Kirchhelle

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford
Details of all Wellcome Unit events can be found at: http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/