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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 and a visit to a local pub. Join us a few minutes before 4pm for a cup of tea and a biscuit.

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

Please contact Dr Dmitriy Myelnikov or Professor Pratik Chakrabarti if you have any queries about our seminar arrangements.

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Programme: September to December 2017

26 September
Jonas Kure Buer (University of Oslo)
Pharmaceutics and semantics: Drug categories as meaning-making devices – or how medical facts become 'hard'

10 October
Marianne de Laet (Harvey Mudd College)
Sniffing on a leash: Where body boundaries end

24 October
Robin Scheffler (MIT)
A contagious cause: The search for cancer viruses and the growth of American biomedicine

3 November – time and venue TBC
Fred Jevons Science Policy Lecture
(organized in collaboration with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, MIOIR)
Jon Agar (UCL)
Science Policy under Thatcher

7 November
Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins University)
Healing in transit: Moving towards a critical history of the ambulance

21 November
James Poskett (University of Warwick)
Django’s phrenologist: Science, slavery and material culture, 1791–1861

12 December
Kathryn Schoefert (King’s College London)
One medicine, one brain? Comparative neuropathologies around 1960

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