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The Manchester Museum, a minute's stroll up Oxford Road from CHSTM, is a key resource for the life sciences and geology

CHSTM works closely with groups and individuals in the city, region, nationally and internationally.

The University of Manchester

CHSTM enjoys close relations with staff in many subjects including

CHSTM researchers work with PREST (Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology) and the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC), and several CHSTM staff are members of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) and the UK Centre for the History of Nursing. The John Rylands University Library Manchester (JRULM) has excellent research and teaching collections in the history of science, technology and medicine.

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North of England

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The Museum of Science and Industry covers industry, transport, the physical sciences and information technology

CHSTM is a major focus for the history of science, technology and medicine, in both the city of Manchester and Northern England as a whole. It has organised collaborative projects, including joint research supervision, with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MoSI), and has links with Manchester Metropolitan University and local history groups. There is a strong Northern network connecting Manchester with the Universities of Lancaster, Leeds and York, and with the Thackray Medical Museum at Leeds.

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United Kingdom

Nationally CHSTM has good links with the other major centres in the history of science, technology and medicine:

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CHSTM's Dr Carsten Timmermann (centre) speaking at a meeting of the ITEMS Group in Maastricht with project members from Paris, Madrid and Granada

We also have close links with several universities in North America, notably with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and McGill University, Montreal.

In Europe, we work with

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Learned societies

CHSTM staff play an active role on the governing councils of the major academic societies in Britain, the British Society for the History of Science and Society for the Social History of Medicine. They are also prominent in international societies, including the Society for the History of Technology, the History of Science Society, and the American Association for the History of Medicine.

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