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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 Harriet Palfreyman or Professor Pratik Chakrabarti if you have any queries about our seminar arrangements.

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Programme: September to December 2016

27 September
Amy Chambers (Newcastle University)
‘From Star Child to Star Wars: American Science (fiction), Film, and Religion, 1967-1977’

11 October
Linda Risso (Institute of Historical Research, London)
‘NATO and Environmental Security: The Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society’

25 October
David Arnold (University of Warwick)
‘Microscopic Minorities: The Struggle for Scientific Microscopy in Victorian India’

8 November
Peter Bowler (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Prophets of Progress: Predicting the Future of Science and Technology from Wells to Asimov’

22 November
Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University, CT)
‘Humphrey Jennings’s “Pandaemonium” project: imaging the future and collecting the past’

6 December
Sarah Rachel Davies (University of Copenhagen)
‘Science communication is not an end in itself: Unpicking the multiple meanings of public communication’


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