Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge
History of Medicine Seminars
Michaelmas Term 2023
Seminars, supported by Wellcome, are on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm in Seminar Room 1 unless otherwise stated. All welcome!

Early Science and Medicine
Organised by Dániel Margócsy and Philippa Carter.

17 October
Fabrizio Baldassarri (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Towards a physical botany: the ascent of water in plants in seventeenth-century studies

31 October
Philippa Carter (HPS)
Splicing the soul: brain anatomy and interspecies difference in early modern Europe

28 November
Neha Vermani (University of Sheffield)
The science of pleasure in early modern South Asia

History of Modern Medicine and Biology
Organised by Salim Al-Gailani, Mary Brazelton, Staffan Müller-Wille and Dmitriy Myelnikov.

10 October
Dong Guoqiang (Fudan University)
The campaign against leprosy in contemporary China

7 November
Claire Shaw (University of Warwick)
Towards a social(ist) model of disability? Exploring the Soviet roots of twentieth-century disability politics

21 November
Jules Skotnes-Brown (University of St Andrews)
Plague and plantations: science, extraction, and global connections in Mauritius, 1899–1933

Generation to Reproduction
Organised by Salim Al-Gailani and Dániel Margócsy.

24 October
Fabiola Creed (University of Warwick)
Baby Blues and BBC Television: Postpartum psychosis narratives, stigma and support in 1970s Britain

14 November
Rebecca Whiteley (University of Birmingham)
Challenging the Hunterian hegemony: rethinking the visual culture of pregnancy in mid-eighteenth-century Britain