Manchester CHSTM Seminar Series, September–December 2017

September 26-December 12, 2017, University of Manchester

It is a pleasure to present the speakers for the upcoming CHSTM seminar series. Please find the programme for September–December 2017 below. CHSTM seminars, as usual, will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm in 2.57 Simon Building, University of Manchester, with tea and biscuits from 3.30 pm.

All are welcome! Please pass this on to interested colleagues/students.

  • 26 September
    • Jonas Kure Buer (University of Oslo)
    • Pharmaceutics and semantics: Drug categories as meaning-making devices – or how medical facts become “hard”
  • 10 October
    • Marianne de Laet (Harvey Mudd College)
    • Sniffing on a leash: Where body boundaries end
  • 24 October
    • Robin Scheffler (MIT)
    • A contagious cause: The search for cancer viruses and the growth of American biomedicine
  • 7 November
    • Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins University)
    • Healing in transit: Moving towards a critical history of the ambulance
  • 21 November
    • James Poskett (University of Warwick)
    • Django’s phrenologist: Science, slavery and material culture, 1791–1861
  • 12 December
    • Kathryn Schoefert (King’s College London)
    • One medicine, one brain? Comparative neuropathologies around 1960
If you have any questions please direct them to the organisers: Pratik Chakrabarti ( or me (

Posted: September 15, 2017