Narrative Science public seminar series


We are pleased to share the dates, speakers, and titles for the next round of Narrative Science seminars. You can find links to speaker biographies, and abstracts for all of these presentations, on the events page of our website.

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Neil Tarrant – The Roman Index and Arnald of Villanova: The Rejection of Albert the Great’s Astrology

Heike Hartung – Longevity Narratives: From Life Span Optimism to Statistical Panic


Sally Horrocks and Paul Merchant – Scientists’ narratives in An Oral History of British Science

Sarah Dillon – “The Ineradicable Eliza Effect and Its Dangers”: Weizenbaum, Pygmalion and the Implications of Gendering AI


Emily Hayes – Fashioned in the light of physics: the scope and methods of Halford Mackinder’s geography

Dominic Berry – Biological engineering as genre


Veronika Lipphard – Ethnicizing isolation: How narratives guide genetic research in vulnerable populations

Will Tattersdill – What if dinosaurs survived? Or, reading alternate natural history in science fiction and non-fiction of the late twentieth century

Posted: April 12, 2019