Lunchtime Seminars

The lunchtime seminar series runs throughout the academic year every alternate Tuesday, 1-2pm either in Room 2.57 of the Simon Building or via 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.

Get in touch if you’d like to come along to talk about your work!

See below for the current programme.

2021/2022 Programme – Semester 1

28th September 2021
Swati Joshi (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India)
“Smears… of hilarity”? Tears? Mechanisms of Care in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Yellow’ (1972)

5th October 2021
Eva Ward (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Drugs, addiction treatment, and incarceration in the US colonial era of the Philippines

12th October 2021
Stephanie Borchardt (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Shedding some light on energy poverty: The historic inequality of electricity distribution and household energy poverty in South Africa

19th October 2021
Vesna Curlic (University of Edinburgh, UK)
“Aliens, Dirt, and Disease:” Trachoma and British Immigration Law, 1880-1914

2nd November 2021
Lauren Young (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
“A Curse of a Disease”: Remembering the history of diabetes treatment and care through patient memory in Northern Ireland

9th November 2021
Angelique Thomas (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Reimagining safe, positive sex: Considerations for research on adolescent girls and young women in South Africa

16th November 2021
Camille Bajeux (University of Geneva & Lausanne, Switzerland + Linköping University, Sweden)
Medical Advertising, ‘Quackery’ and Men’s Health in Early Twentieth-Century France and French-speaking Switzerland

23rd November 2021
Milica Sekulovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Industrial schools in the Socialist Republic of Serbia (1945-1965)

7th December 2021
Chimwemwe Phiri (Durham University, UK)
A comparative understanding of the epistemology and politics of medical photographic practices in Malawi and Sudan
Abstract (TBC)

14th December 2021
Xinyi Wen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Inventing the Doctrine of Signatures in Nineteenth-Century British Colonial Pharmacy

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