Manchester CHSTM Research Seminars, 2019–20

It is a pleasure to present the speakers for the upcoming seminar series at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester. Please find the programme for the 2019–20 academic year below. CHSTM seminars will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm in 2.57 Simon Building, with tea and biscuits from 3.30 pm – unless otherwise indicated.


24 September

Marianna Dudley (University of Bristol)

Limits of power: Wind energy, Orkney and the post-war British state


1 October – 4pm, Simon Building, room 3.62

*Joint event with Japanese Studies

Kenji Ito (Sokendai, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan)

Albert Einstein and the emergence of the ‘scientist’ in early 20th-century Japanese physics: The work, careers, and professional identities of Kuwaki Ayao, Ishiwara Jun, and Takeuchi Tokio


8 October

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (Strathclyde University)

A woman’s right to know: Pregnancy testing in twentieth-century Britain


21 October

Jay Kennedy (University of Manchester)

Plato’s medicine, mathematics, and astronomy: Surprising new evidence


5 November

Dmitriy Myelnikov (CHSTM)

Revisiting the OncoMouse: Transgenic mice in the moral and political economies of biomedical research


19 November

Chris Manias (King’s College London)

Beasts from the earth: Reconstructing fossil mammals in the nineteenth century.


3 December

Richard Staley (University of Cambridge)

The undead in climate history: On the birth, life and uncertain death of the Medieval Warm Period


28 January

Vanessa Heggie (University of Birmingham)

Higher and colder: A history of extreme physiology and exploration


11 February – 7 pm, venue TBC

*Joint event with the Manchester Museum

Angela Saini (writer & journalist)

The return of race science


25 February

Beatriz Pichel (De Montford University)

Photography and the making of modern medicine in France, 1860–1914


10 March

Laura Tisdall (Queen Mary’s, University of London)

‘Just a stage I’m going through’: Lesbian and gay adolescents, developmental psychology, and psychoanalysis in Britain, c. 1950–1990


24 March

Caitjan Gainty (King’s College, London)

Healthy scepticism


21 April

Sarah Marks (Birkbeck, University of London)

‘Brainwashing for benevolent purposes’? Historical reflections on behavioural therapy from the Cold War to CBT


5 May

Cornelius Borck (University of Lübeck)

Changing approaches to visualization in brain research: A case study based on the Max-Planck Society

Posted: September 20, 2019