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Lunchtime seminars

The lunchtime seminar is held on most Tuesdays during the teaching semester, unless otherwise indicated, at 1pm in the CHSTM Seminar Room, 2.57 Simon Building (see how to find us for directions). Lunchtime seminars are typically no more than 30 minutes in length, followed by a period for audience questions (ending before 2pm).

Each semester's lunchtime seminar series is organised by postgraduates within the Centre. The current organiser is Mathew Andrews.

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Programme for September-December 2016

27th September
Mathew Andrews, University of Manchester
Scavengers in wound care: figured maggots in the work of W.S. Baer, 1928-1931

4th October
Ashley Wilkinson, University of Manchester
Mind maps and the technologization of self in postwar Britain

11th October
Karoliina Pulkkinen, University of Cambridge
What classifications of the chemical elements can teach us on epistemic values

18th October
Matthew Holmes, University of Leeds
Chimeras and cell fusion: the turbulent history of the graft hybrid hypothesis

25th October
Steffan Blayney, Birkbeck, University of London
The human factor(y): industrial psychology and the productive body, 1918-39

8th November
Louise Logan, University of Strathclyde
Beastly encounters: human-animal relations in the Illustrated Police News, 1864-1910

15th November
Ryosuke Yokoe, University of Sheffield
The decline of drunkenness and medical discourse on alcohol in interwar Britain

22th November
Grant Collier, University of Manchester
Working life and factory organisation in Manchester’s war factories, 1914-1920

29th November
Alice Marples, John Rylands Research Institute

6th December
Rachel Boon, University of Manchester
From public service provider to clandestine war workshop, the Post Office Research Station, 1939-1945


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