Hilary Term 2017 Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4pm in the History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street.

Coffee will be available from 15:30

All are welcome

*Please note: there will be no weekly blog post with suggested reading for seminars 4-6, as these are not on the History of Medicine*

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

Week 1: 16 January
Peter Bowler, Queen’s University, Belfast
‘Prophets of progress? Predicting the future of science and technology from H G Wells to Isaac Asimov’

Week 2: 23 January
John Stewart, LSE/Oxford
‘Richard Titmuss and the origins of social medicine’

Week 3: 30 January
Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford
‘Fears, phobias and obsessions in the late-nineteenth century’

Week 4: 6 February
Gordon Barrett, University of Oxford
‘Stuck in the middle with you: scientist, state, and network in Chinese engagement with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, 1957-1985’

Week 5: 13 February
Philipp Nothaft, University of Oxford
‘Precession or trepidation? The motion of the sphere of fixed stars as a problem in medieval Latin astronomy’

Week 6: 20 February
James Sumner, University of Manchester
‘Garbage in, garbage out? A history of representations of computers in popular media’

Week 7: 27 February
Helen Anne Curry, University of Cambridge
‘Biology as technology: an unexpected history of innovation in living things’

Week 8: 6 March
Yolana Pringle, University of Cambridge
‘Peer support, mental health activism, and changing doctor-patient relationships in Uganda’

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

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford
45-47 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE
Tel: (01865) 274600

Details of all Wellcome Unit events can be found at: www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk