Lunchtime Seminars

The lunchtime seminar series runs throughout the academic year every Tuesday, 1-2pm and at the moment are all held on Zoom.

Organised by the CHSTM PhD’s, we invite postgraduate researchers from both the University of Manchester and other institutions to present on any topic on the history of science, technology or medicine.

Please email – for the Zoom link, more information or if you have any interest in presenting. 

See below for the current programme.

2022/2023 Programme – Semester 2 (Spring)

18th April 2023
Madeleine Reynolds (University of Edinburgh)

Reflecting Knowledge: A material culture approach to John Dee’s natural philosophy

25th April 2023
Rebecca Watterson (Ulster University )
Hiding in Plain Sight – Psychosurgery in 1960s Britain

2nd May 2023
Beck Heslop (University of Manchester)
‘The long cane of independence’?: Challenging narratives of blind mobility aids in Britain, c. 1960-1970s

9th May 2023 REARRANGED TO 6TH JUNE 2023
Shu Wan (University of Buffalo)
Measuring up Chinese Children across the Pacific: Vivia B. Appleton’s Transnational Anthropometric Research

19th May 2023
Alice Hill Woods (Glasgow School of Art) 
Tendons, Tending: The Praxis of Art Writing

23rd May 2023
Daniela Dandes (CHSTM – University of Manchester)

A Romanian voice in the canon symphony of nuclear history: on the case of Ștefania Mărăcineanu (1882-1944).


30th May 2023
Georgia Haire (University of Kent) 

‘The top set’s artificial, but the bottom’s my own!’: Class, comedy, and dentures in mid-twentieth century Britain


Summer Break

For abstracts of previous papers, see our lunchtime seminars news page.