Seminars: Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester (UK)

February 3-May 19, 2015, University of Manchester (UK)

The CHSTM seminar is held fortnightly during the teaching semester. Unless otherwise indicated, the seminar takes places on Tuesdays at 4pm. Seminars are typically around 50 minutes in length, followed by a period for audience questions.

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will take place in the CHSTM Seminar Room, 2.57 Simon Building.

The current seminar co-ordinators are Dr. Ray Macauley and Dr. Amy Chambers. Please contact either of them if you have any queries about seminar arrangements. For their emails or to sign up for our mailing list, please visit

Programme: February to May 2015

3 February
Andrew Fearnley, University of Manchester
Ashley Montagu, Freud’s “Fruitful Theories”, and the Place of Psychoanalysis in the American Human Sciences, 1930-1960

17 February
Fern Elsdon-Baker, Coventry University
Clash Narratives in Context: What Really Drives the Science and Religion Debate

3 March
Marcia Holmes, University of Chicago
Performing Proficiency: Psychological Experiments on Man-Machine Systems in the United States, 1950-1965

11 March
Fred Jevons science policy lecture with Manchester Institute of Innovation Research: Location and time to be announced
Dominique Pestre, Director of Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation, Société / Alexandre  Koyré Centre, Paris
Bankspeak. The language of World Bank Reports, 1946-2012

17 March
Simon Willmetts, University of Hull
“Weaponising Cinema”: Hollywood, the OSS, and the Logistics of Perception

21 April
Kendrick Oliver, University of Southampton
The Noise of Creation: Cosmology, Communication and Commerce in the long 1960s

11 May
Joint seminar with Manchester Institute of Innovation Research: 1pm – 2pm, Room 10.05, 10th Floor, Harold Hankins Building, Manchester Business School
Alice Bell, freelance journalist
The Scientific Revolution that Wasn’t: Uncovering the Radical Science Movement

19 May
Jenny Bangham, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
Rare blood and unruly lives: genetics, transfusion and paper technology in mid-twentieth century Britain

Posted: January 28, 2015