Cambridge History of Medicine Seminars

January 19-March 8, 2016, University of Cambridge

History of Medicine Seminars ~ Lent Term 2016

History of Modern Medicine and Biology Seminars

Organized by Nick Hopwood and Mary Brazelton

  • 19 January
    • Chris Manias (KCL)
    • The lost beasts: international palaeontology and the evolution of the mammals, 1880-1950
  • 9 February
    • Tatjana Buklijas (Liggins Institute and Central European University)
    • The maternal-fetal relationship since 1900
  • 1 March
    • Sally Sheard (Liverpool)
    • Shortening hospital stays: clinico-economic dialogues in the twentieth century

Early Science and Medicine Seminars

Organized by Lauren Kassell, Valentina Pugliano and Gabriella Zuccolin

  • 26 January
    • Liana Saif (Oriental Institute, Oxford)
    • Humours, spirits, and souls: Aetiology and therapeutics in medieval Islam
    • *Please note early start: 4pm (tea from 3:30pm)*
  • 16 February
    • Emilie Savage-Smith (Oriental Institute, Oxford)
    • A literary history of medicine: the world’s earliest history of medicine, composed in Syria by the physician and poet Ibn Abi Usaybiʿah (d. 1270)
  • 8 March
    • Gabriele Ferrario (Taylor-Schechter Genizah Unit, Cambridge)
    • Graeco-Arabic science in medieval Jewish culture: evidence from the Cambridge Genizah collections

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Organized by Lauren Kassell and Nick Hopwood

  • 2 February
    • Lisa Malich (Berlin)
    • Of women and birds: the nesting instinct in pregnancy in the twentieth century
  • 23 February
    • TBC

Seminars are held in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH.

Tea and biscuits are available from 4:40pm; seminars run from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

All welcome!

Posted: January 14, 2016