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CHSTM seminar series

The CHSTM seminar is held fortnightly during the teaching semester. Unless otherwise indicated, the seminar takes place on Tuesdays at 4pm. Seminars are typically around 50 minutes in length, followed by a period for audience questions.

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will take place in the CHSTM Seminar Room, 2.57 Simon Building (see Maps and travel).

Please contact Dr Harriet Palfreyman if you have any queries about our seminar arrangements.

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Programme: February to May 2016

2 February
Katalin Straner, Central European University, Budapest
‘Science and the City: Scientific Societies and the Urban Public in 19th Century Hungary’

16 February
David Sepkoski, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
‘Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity’

1 March
Ayesha Nathoo, University of Exeter
‘Lessons in Tension Control: Teaching Therapeutic Relaxation in Postwar Britain’

15 March
Pratik Chakrabarti, University of Manchester
‘The Making of Gondwana: From Geology to History’

12 April
Rebekah Higgitt, University of Kent
‘Humour and the History of Science’

26 April
Melanie Keene, University of Cambridge
‘‘‘Begin With The Girls’: Narratives of Science and Education in Juvenile Periodicals, c.1860-1910’

10 May
Helen Smith, University of Lincoln
‘“It’s All Incest and Buggery Up There”: Same-sex Desire, Northernness, and a Different Way of Living?’

24 May
William R. Macauley, University of Manchester
‘Blossoming Flowers and Beating Hearts: The Aesthetics of Wonder and Religious Science in Irwin Moon’s Film Series Sermons from Science’


 

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