It’s finally here!
February – June 2014
1 p.m. in Room 2.57, Simon Building, Brunswick Street. Everyone is welcome.
04th February Laura Ramsay, University of Nottingham
An Uneasy Consensus: The Church of England’s engagement with questions of homosexuality during the 1950s and 1960s
11th February Alice Haigh, University of Leeds
Mind, Body and Business. Elevating the masses by means of the Bethnal Green Museum.
18th February Alice White, University of Kent
History of a Technology? Are psychological selection tests technologies, or techniques (or something else)?
25th February Adrian Kirwan, National University of Ireland
Implementing optical telegraphy: a case study of R.L. Edgeworth’s Telegraphic Establishment, 1797-1805
04th March Stuart Butler, University of Manchester
Performing Decline: tackling hindsight’s blurred visions of Britain, 1964-70
11th March Anne Hanley, University of Cambridge
Venereological education among medical undergraduates in England, 1890-1914.
18th March Prof Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester
An introduction to text mining
25th March Arik Clausner, University of St Andrews
Imperial Science and the First World War: The Case of the Imperial Bureau of Entomology.
01st April Erin Beeston, University of Manchester
Shock City railway station: Liverpool Road in the 1840s’
29th April Sarah Crook, Queen Mary, University of London
‘Doing Good and Feeling Bad’: Psychiatry, Motherhood, and the Women’s Liberation Movement’
06th May Katherine Platt, University of Manchester
Making Siemens work for England: negotiating a place for the firm in the nineteenth century
13th May Andrew Ball, University of Manchester
“Why drag it out into the light?” History, the early 20th century British slaughterhouse and the ‘the politics of sight.
20th May Ruth Wainman, University of Kent
Doing the work of a Scientist?’ Embarking on a Career in Science from World War 2 to early Post-War Britain
27th May Andrew Black, University of Manchester
“Should patients be ‘tortured’ in the name of progress?”: Clinical science and psychiatry in post-war Britain
03rd June Suzanne Grieve, University of Manchester