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This is a list of seminars, workshops and special lectures happening throughout the University that are relevant to History and Philosophy of Science. Please contact David Thompson if you would like a talk or series included in this list.

The more concise Department of History and Philosophy of Science list shows only the Department’s own talks.

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CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

When do statistics provide evidence for discrimination by police? A causal approach

UserNaftali Weinberger (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockWednesday 18 May 2022, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Aztec botany and natural history in the 16th century (1552–1580)

UserOsiris Sinuhé González Romero (University of Saskatchewan).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 16 May 2022, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Environing technologies – shaping, seeing, sense-making

Twenty-Sixth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserSverker Sörlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

HouseDepartment of Zoology, Main Lecture Theatre.

ClockThursday 12 May 2022, 16:30-18:00

Early Science and Medicine

Alhazen's Perspectiva legacy in science and art

UserNader El-Bizri (American University of Beirut).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockTuesday 10 May 2022, 17:00-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

What empirical network analysis could offer to Integrated HPS

UserCatherine Herfeld (University of Zurich).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 04 May 2022, 13:00-14:30

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

The idea of the Indigenous map: examples from the RGS-IBG collections

UserJoy Slappnig, Royal Holloway, University of London.

House Via Zoom.

ClockTuesday 03 May 2022, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Imitation as innovation: recasting the history of technology in modern Korea

UserHyungsub Choi (Seoul National University of Science and Technology; Needham Research Institute).

HouseHopkinson Lecture Theatre and Zoom.

ClockThursday 28 April 2022, 15:30-17:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

The Political Economy of Conservation and Food Security

UserProfessor Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 11 March 2022, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Learning (to learn) from others

UserRichard Moore (University of Warwick).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 10 March 2022, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

On the nonexistence of moralometers

UserEric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 09 March 2022, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Global actuarial science in the making of the universal healthcare system in the Republic of China, 1935–2010

Please note this seminar takes place on a Monday

UserWayne Soon (Vassar College).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 07 March 2022, 17:00-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Archaeology and Discovering the Food of the Past

UserProfessor Martin Jones, University of Cambridge.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 04 March 2022, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

When models migrate: the epistemic pitfalls of model transfer

UserAxel Gelfert (Technische Universität Berlin).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 03 March 2022, 15:30-17:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Food and Cultural History

UserDr Melissa Calaresu, University of Cambridge.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 25 February 2022, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Epistemic bunkers

UserKatherine Furman (University of Liverpool).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 24 February 2022, 15:30-17:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Food as Expression

UserMr Alex Rushmer, Chef.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 18 February 2022, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

The news from Glozel: media, scandal and the making of French archaeology, ca. 1927

CANCELLED

UserDaniel J. Sherman (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 17 February 2022, 15:30-17:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Finding women's 'everyday health': testimonies and experiences

CANCELLED

UserTracey Loughran (University of Essex).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 15 February 2022, 17:00-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

X-rays and Food Safety

UserDr Richard Parmee, University of Cambridge.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 11 February 2022, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Food, Power and Society

UserMs Sarah Mukherjee, IEMA.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 04 February 2022, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

What's in a name? William Jones, 'philological empiricism' and botanical knowledge making in 18th-century India

UserMinakshi Menon (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 31 January 2022, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Should Cats and Dogs go Vegan?

UserProfessor Andrew Knight, University of Winchester.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 28 January 2022, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Exhibiting imperial entanglements in science museums

UserEleanor S. Armstrong (Stockholm University / University of Delaware).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 27 January 2022, 15:30-17:00

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Black eugenics and the politics of reproduction

UserAyah Nuriddin (Princeton University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 25 January 2022, 17:00-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Food and Climate Change

UserProfessor Sarah Bridle, University of York.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 21 January 2022, 17:30-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Ways of worldfaking

CANCELLED

UserBoaz Miller (Zefat Academic College).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 01 December 2021, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

'She's wearing it!' Gender, tinkering, and the design of hearing aids

UserJaipreet Virdi (University of Delaware).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 30 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Causal explanation and revealed preferences

UserKate Vredenburgh (London School of Economics).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockThursday 25 November 2021, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Tasting the past, or the fallacy of historical accuracy

Online only

UserMarieke M.A. Hendriksen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 22 November 2021, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Climate storylines and managing uncertainty

UserMathias Frisch (Leibniz University Hannover).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 17 November 2021, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Technoscience in the tropics: public agricultural research and environmental imaginaries in Brazil

UserRyan Nehring (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 16 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Sisyphean science: why value freedom is worth pursuing

UserJacob Stegenga (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 10 November 2021, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

Philosophy for anatomists: Francis Glisson and the peculiar fits of irritable matter

UserGuido Giglioni (University of Macerata).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 09 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

The Political Thought of Charles Malik

UserChloe Kattar (Darwin College, Cambridge) .

HouseKeynes Hall, King’s College.

ClockMonday 08 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Tracing scientific instrument makers: the importance of researching the actual objects they made or sold

McConnell Lecture

UserGloria Clifton (Emeritus Curator, National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Greenwich).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockThursday 04 November 2021, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Cultural groups, essentialism, and ontic risk

UserAndrew Buskell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockThursday 28 October 2021, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

The Living Archive of Aboriginal Art and Knowledge

Special session, 10am, online only

UserMaree Clarke, Mitch Mahoney, Fran Edmonds (University of Melbourne).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 28 October 2021, 10:00-11:00

Cabinet of Natural History

'Environment and Empire... in the museum': Cambridge and the platypus

UserCharlotte Connelly (The Polar Museum), Jack Ashby (University Museum of Zoology).

HouseZoom and Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 25 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

The kinetic Caribbean: technologies of mobility in a pre-modern world

Twenty-Fifth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserMaría M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University).

HouseThe Theatre, Peterhouse.

ClockThursday 21 October 2021, 16:30-18:00

Early Science and Medicine

Ship tracks on European maps and charts, c.1500–c.1800

UserSara Caputo (Magdalene College, Cambridge).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

'Constipated, toothless fatties': body and diet in twentieth-century Britain

UserChris Otter (Ohio State University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 12 October 2021, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The 'lesser herbals' in early modern natural history

UserXinyi Wen (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom and Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 11 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Collecting and curating at Rothschild's Zoological Museum

UserElla Larsson (University of Westminster).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 24 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Early Science and Medicine

The two lives of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: picturing plants in the 16th century

UserMonique Kornell and Dániel Margócsy.

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 18 May 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Roundtable: Max Skjönsberg, "The Persistence of Party"

UserMax Skjönsberg (University of Liverpool).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 18 May 2021, 16:00-17:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

The Birth of the People: Liberalism and the Origins of the Anticolonial Democratic Project in India

UserNazmul Sultan (Christ’s College, University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 17 May 2021, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Of wasps in wigs and gnatter with gnats: how insects made Alice in Wonderland

UserFranziska Holt (University of York).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 17 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Islamic science, cultural difference and colonization

UserHarun Küçük (University of Pennsylvania).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 13 May 2021, 15:30-17:00

Political Thought and Intellectual History

James Bryce and the concepts of constitution

UserPasquale Pasquino (CNRS) .

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 10 May 2021, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Nehemiah Grew, collector, curator, and cataloguer of plants

UserChristoffer Basse Eriksen (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 10 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Futures

UserJenny Andersson (Upsala University) and Sandra Kemp (Lancaster University).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 06 May 2021, 15:30-17:00

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

Nicholas Norton Nicols and his maps of Mindanao

Please send an email to events@emma.cam.ac.uk for Zoom link

UserPeter Geldart, Philippine Map Collectors Society.

House Via Zoom.

ClockTuesday 04 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

World models and intuition in the 1970s

UserSarah Dry (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 29 April 2021, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Practical intentions, action schemas, and strategic control in skill

UserEllen Fridland (King's College London).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 17 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Separation of Powers as a New Theory

UserJeffrey Tulis (University of Texas at Austin).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 15 March 2021, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Blood Sculptures

UserMr Marc Quinn, Artist.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 12 March 2021, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Data agnosticism in medical emergencies: a tale from the past

UserDavid Teira (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 11 March 2021, 15:30-17:00

Early Science and Medicine

Birth, fate, and Roman futures

UserAnna Bonnell Freidin (University of Michigan).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 09 March 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Hegel and Italian Political Thought

UserFernanda Gallo (Homerton College, University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 08 March 2021, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Dithipa: (re)collecting animals and their depictions from southern Africa's Missionary Road

UserChris Wingfield (Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 08 March 2021, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Cold Blood

UserProfessor Stuart Egginton, University of Leeds.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 05 March 2021, 17:30-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

What kind of models are deep learning algorithms?

UserLena Zuchowski (University of Bristol).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 03 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Not Being Kantian about Moral Justification

UserLuc Foisneau (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 01 March 2021, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Books, botany and the organisation of nature in 18th-century Cambridge

UserEdwin Rose (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 01 March 2021, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Blood villains and heros

UserMs Rose George, Journalist.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 26 February 2021, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Drawing processes

UserChiara Ambrosio (University College London).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 25 February 2021, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

From authenticism to alethism: against McCarroll on observer memory

UserKourken Michaelian (Université Grenoble Alpes).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 24 February 2021, 13:00-14:30

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

Polar maps and their histories: reflections on the changing fortunes of cosmography

Please send an email to events@emma.cam.ac.uk for Zoom link

UserMichael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge).

Housevia zoom .

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 17:30-19:00

Early Science and Medicine

Wound Man: three early modern afterlives of a medieval surgical image

UserJack Hartnell (University of East Anglia).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Experiencing Republican Texts

UserRachel Hammersley (Newcastle).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 22 February 2021, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Gardens in ink: engraved title-pages of botanical treatises from 1450 to 1700

UserKaleigh Hunter (University of Wuppertal).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 22 February 2021, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Bloodlines of the British

UserProfessor Sir Walter Bodmer, University of Oxford.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 19 February 2021, 17:30-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Seed sovereignty and 'our living relatives' in Native American community farming and gardening

UserElizabeth Hoover (University of California, Berkeley).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 16 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Kant's 'True Politics'

UserSusan Shell (Boston College).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 15 February 2021, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

A natural history of evil

UserAlexander Etkind (European University Institute at Florence).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 15 February 2021, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Dracula, Vampires and the New Woman

UserProfessor Carol Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 12 February 2021, 17:30-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

P-hacking: its costs and when it is warranted

UserAdrian Erasmus (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 10 February 2021, 13:00-14:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Thucydides’ Tragic Science of Democratic Defeat

UserMark Fisher (Georgetown University).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 08 February 2021, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Blood in Motion: The Physics of Blood Flow

UserProfessor Tim Pedley, University of Cambridge.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 05 February 2021, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Race, science and literary studies in the 21st century

UserJosie Gill (University of Bristol).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 04 February 2021, 15:30-17:00

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Renaissance eugenics

UserMackenzie Cooley (Hamilton College).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 02 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Carl Schmitt in Leipzig – Defence of Democracy or Autocratic Subversion?

UserLars Vinx (Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 01 February 2021, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Transitional Bleeding in Early Modern England

UserDr Sara Read, Loughborough University.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 29 January 2021, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Truth AND consequences

UserPolly Mitchell (King's College London).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 28 January 2021, 15:30-17:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The concept of 'disease carrier' in Western medicine

UserAmir Teicher (Tel Aviv University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2021, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Democracy Requires Organized Collective Power

UserSteven Klein (King's College London).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 25 January 2021, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Battle Blood

UserDr Claire Roddie, UCL.

HouseOnline.

ClockFriday 22 January 2021, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

How does process tracing work?

UserChristopher Clarke (CRASSH Cambridge and Erasmus University, Rotterdam).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 21 January 2021, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Nominalism in the social sciences: promises and pitfalls

UserAriane Hanemaayer (Brandon University and CRASSH, Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 02 December 2020, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The shadow of slavery: measuring miscegenation in the early 20th century

UserRana Hogarth (University of Illinois).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 01 December 2020, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Between Virtue and Necessity: Reason of State in the Spanish Monarchy, ca 1590-1650

UserLisa Kattenberg (Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 30 November 2020, 17:00-19:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

How to study animal minds

HPS Virtual Conversation

UserSee description.

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 26 November 2020, 15:30-17:00

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

The Straits of Malacca-A Cartographic Journey using Nautical Sea Charts

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER AND TITLE

UserJulian Candiah (Kuala Lumpur).

Housevia zoom .

ClockTuesday 24 November 2020, 17:30-19:00

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Poetry, Mores, and Laws: Herder's response to Montesquieu

UserEva Piirimae (University of Tartu).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 23 November 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Tuning into nature in interwar Britain: biology and natural history on the BBC

UserMax Long (Faculty of History).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 23 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Do we live in a post-truth era?

UserKristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (Birkbeck, University of London).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 19 November 2020, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Epistemic responsibility and scientific authorship

UserHaixin Dang (University of Leeds).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 18 November 2020, 13:00-14:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Gender and generation in premodern Europe

UserLeah DeVun (Rutgers University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 17 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

'The Greatest of All Plagues': Plato on Economic Inequality

UserDavid Lay Williams, (DePaul University)..

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 16 November 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

A magnetic world: understanding the lodestone in the early modern Iberian empires

UserLeonardo Carrio Cataldi (LMU Munich).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 16 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Microbe smiths: engineering microbial control in 20th-century Japan

UserVictoria Lee (Ohio University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

The Tragic Vision of the Civil Rights Movement

UserBrandon Terry (Harvard University).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 09 November 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

'Congo' the TV chimpanzee and the 'biology of art' at London Zoo, 1956–62

UserMiles Kempton (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 09 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

A material history of 16th-century astronomy?

Anita McConnell Lecture

UserJim Bennett (University of Oxford, emeritus).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 05 November 2020, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Learning from case studies

UserPetri Ylikoski (University of Helsinki).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 04 November 2020, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

The body whole and quotidian: experiencing the body in 18th-century Britain

UserKaren Harvey (University of Birmingham).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 03 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Revolutionary Republicanism: Robespierre, Condorcet, Grouchy

UserGeneviève Rousselière (Duke University).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 02 November 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Discovery of Britain and Ireland's bryophytes

UserChristopher Preston.

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 02 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Science and speculation

UserAdrian Currie (University of Exeter).

HouseTeams.

ClockWednesday 21 October 2020, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

The first Egyptian society

UserAnna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 20 October 2020, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Thomas Paine in the French Revolution

UserAdam Lebovitz (Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 19 October 2020, 17:00-19:00

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Statelessness: A Roundtable Discussion

UserMira Siegelberg (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 12 October 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Piecing together the 19th-century Lisbon zoological collections through catalogue lists, specimen tags and paper slips

UserCatarina Madruga (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & University of Lisbon).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 12 October 2020, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Title to be confirmed

CANCELLED

UserCarina Prunkl (University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2020, 13:00-14:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

By Virtue of Necessity: Reason of State in the Spanish Monarchy

UserLisa Kattenberg (Gonville and Caius, Cambridge). Commentator: Richard Serjeantson.

HouseKeynes Hall, Kings College.

ClockMonday 09 March 2020, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Archaeological Mysteries

UserDr Albert Yu-Min Lin, Explorer, Scientist.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 06 March 2020, 17:30-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Revolution and Charisma in the Thought of Max Weber

UserEdith Hanke (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities).

HouseKeynes Hall, Kings College.

ClockMonday 02 March 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

Secret Soviet maps of Cambridge and the world

UserJohn Davies (sovietmaps.com) & Alex Kent (Canterbury Christ Church University).

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 25 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Carl Schmitt in Leipzig - Constitutional Guardianship or Authoritarian Subversion?

UserLars Vinx (Hughes Hall, Cambridge). Commentator: Josh Smeltzer.

HouseKeynes Hall, Kings College.

ClockMonday 24 February 2020, 17:00-19:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Darwin and the dog breeders: on correspondence and class in 19th-century Britain

CANCELLED

UserLaura Brassington (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 24 February 2020, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

The Enigmatic Premodern Book

UserProfessor Erik Kwakkel, University of British Columbia.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 21 February 2020, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

The Enigma of Emotion

UserDr Tiffany Watt Smith, Queen Mary, University of London.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 14 February 2020, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Monkeys and modernity in colonial Myanmar

Please note that this seminar is on a Friday

UserJonathan Saha (University of Leeds).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 14 February 2020, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine

UserDr James Grime, Mathematician, Lecturer.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 07 February 2020, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Decoding the Heavens: The Antikythera Mechanism

UserDr Jo Marchant, Journalist, Author.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 31 January 2020, 17:30-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Creativity and AI

UserMarta Halina (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 January 2020, 13:00-14:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Mysteries of Modern Physics

UserProfessor Sean Carroll, Caltech.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 24 January 2020, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

How atoms became real

UserMilena Ivanova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 23 January 2020, 15:30-17:00

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Empire and Sovereignty in "Democracies of the East"

UserTejas Parasher (King's College, Cambridge).

HouseKeynes Hall, Kings College.

ClockMonday 20 January 2020, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Human Origins

UserDr Adam Rutherford, Author, Broadcaster.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 17 January 2020, 17:30-18:30

ReproSoc

Whose Biological Clock? Temporal Inevitability and Assisted Reproduction in Contemporary India

UserAnindita Majumdar, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

HouseThe Pitt Building Trumpington Street CB2 1RP.

ClockThursday 05 December 2019, 17:30-19:00

Political Thought and Intellectual History

Freedom, Slavery and Empire in Machiavelli's 'Discourses on Livy'

UserAdam Woodhouse (University of Chicago). Commentator: Quentin Skinner.

HouseKeynes Hall, Kings College.

ClockMonday 02 December 2019, 17:00-19:00

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Reproductive regimes in apartheid South Africa

CANCELLED

UserSusanne Klausen (Ottawa, Amsterdam and Johannesburg).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 26 November 2019, 17:00-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

The Neoliberal Turn

UserAngus Burgin (Johns Hopkins University).

HouseKeynes Hall, Kings College.

ClockMonday 25 November 2019, 17:00-19:00

Coffee with Scientists

1 million correlations: steps towards reproducible psychological science

UserAmy Orben (Emmanuel College and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 22 November 2019, 15:30-17:00

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series

Addressing health: sickness and retirement in the Victorian Post Office

UserDavid Green (KCL), Doug Brown (Kingston University), Kathleen McIlvenna (University of Derby) and Nicola Shelton (UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 5, Faculty of History.

ClockWednesday 12 June 2019, 13:15-14:30

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series

A new perspective on the role of public investment in sanitation and mortality decline in urban England 1870-1911

UserToke Aidt (Faculty of Economics, Cambridge), Romola Davenport (Cambridge Group) and Felix Grey (Faculty of Economics, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 5, Faculty of History.

ClockWednesday 22 May 2019, 13:15-14:30

Rausing Lecture

Whose history of technology? Path dependencies, contested modernities, and pockets of persistence

Twenty-Fourth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserRuth Oldenziel (Eindhoven University of Technology).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 16:30-18:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Thinking/researching/teaching race, genetics and intelligence in HPS and STS

UserJenny Bangham (HPS), Marta Halina (HPS) and Ernesto Schwartz Marin (University of Exeter).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 13:00-14:30

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series

The famine that wasn't? 1799-1801 in Ireland

UserLiam Kennedy (Queen's University, Belfast) and Peter Solar (Free University, Brussels).

HouseSeminar Room 5, Faculty of History.

ClockWednesday 08 May 2019, 13:15-14:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Perception of Visual Space

UserProfessor Sir Colin Blakemore, School of Advanced Study.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 08 March 2019, 17:30-18:30

Philosophy Events

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Ethics for Communication in a Digital Age

UserBaroness Onora O'Neill (Emeritus Honorary Professor, University of Cambridge).

HouseCynthia Beerbower Room, Newnham College.

ClockThursday 07 March 2019, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The 'dye herbarium': capturing colour in botanical collections

UserAnna Svensson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 04 March 2019, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Computer Vision

UserProfessor Andrew Blake, Samsung AI Research Centre.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 01 March 2019, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Viewing the Universe

UserDr Carolin Crawford, University of Cambridge.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 22 February 2019, 17:30-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Beauty, truth and understanding

UserMilena Ivanova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2019, 13:00-14:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Appearance and Physical Reality

UserProfessor Carlo Rovelli, International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 15 February 2019, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Vision of Future Technology

UserMs Sophie Hackford, Futurist, co-founder 1715Labs.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 08 February 2019, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Evolution of the Eye

UserProfessor Dan-Eric Nilsson, Lund University.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 01 February 2019, 17:30-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Negotiating history: contingency, canonicity and case studies

UserAgnes Bolinska and Joseph Martin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2019, 13:00-14:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Colour and Vision

UserProfessor Anya Hurlbert, Newcastle University.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 25 January 2019, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Tour of the recently re-opened University Museum of Zoology and an insider's guide to natural history museums

Meet outside the Whale Hall (main entrance of the Museum of Zoology) by 1pm

UserJack Ashby (Museum of Zoology, Cambridge).

HouseUniversity Museum of Zoology.

ClockMonday 21 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Visions

UserProfessor Paul Fletcher, Cambridge Neuroscience.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 18 January 2019, 17:30-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Decolonising the history of science curriculum

UserMary Brazelton, Simon Schaffer, Charu Singh and Richard Staley (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 17 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The C theory of time

UserMatt Farr (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2018, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

'The American soldier' in Jerusalem: on measurement, travel and translation

CANCELLED

UserTal Arbel (Tel Aviv University/University of Edinburgh).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 22 November 2018, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Time-asymmetry in thermal physics

UserKatie Robertson (Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge/University of Birmingham).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Explanations for medical artificial intelligence

UserRune Nyrup (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 17 October 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Many Molyneux Questions

UserJonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2018, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The long-lost Paston Collection

UserSpike Bucklow (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 08 October 2018, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Steamroll all the brutes: coal, steam and British Imperialism in mid-nineteenth century Levant and West Africa

Twenty-Third Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserAndreas Malm (Lund University).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 17 May 2018, 16:30-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Understanding protein function through multiple models of structure: barriers to integration

UserAgnes Bolinska (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) and Julie-Anne Gandier (University of Toronto).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

How archaeologists resolve the inductive risk argument

CANCELLED

UserRune Nyrup (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2018, 13:00-14:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Animal Migration

UserProfessor Iain Couzin, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 09 March 2018, 17:30-18:30

Wolfson College Humanities Society talks

What is the History of the Book?

UserProfessor James Raven (Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for Bibliographical History, University of Essex; Fellow of Magdalene College and Director of the Cambridge Project for the Book Trust, Cambridge).

HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 06 March 2018, 17:45-19:15

Darwin College Lecture Series

Migration in Science

UserDr Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, PRS.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 02 March 2018, 17:30-18:30

Wolfson College Humanities Society talks

Strong Bonds, Affective Labour: Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Work of History

UserDr Richard A. McKay (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

ClockTuesday 27 February 2018, 17:45-19:15

Darwin College Lecture Series

The Partition of India and Migration

UserMs Kavita Puri, BBC.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 23 February 2018, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Disaggregating goods

Please note change of day and time

UserMariam Thalos (University of Utah).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2018, 13:00-14:30

ReproSoc

Science as Affective, Embodied and Material Relations

UserMianna Meskus, University of Helsinki.

HouseSociology Department Seminar Room, Free School Lane.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2018, 12:30-14:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Disease Migration

UserProfessor Eva Harris, University of California, Berkeley.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 16 February 2018, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Refugees and Migration

UserMr Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 09 February 2018, 17:30-18:30

Darwin College Lecture Series

Art and Migration

UserProfessor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, University of Birmingham.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 02 February 2018, 17:30-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

John Stuart Mill on Universal History

UserCallum Barrell (New College of the Humanities).

HouseOld Combination Room (OCR), Trinity College.

ClockMonday 29 January 2018, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Immigration and Freedom

UserProfessor Chandran Kukathas, LSE.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 26 January 2018, 17:30-18:30

Political Thought and Intellectual History

"As God Rules the Universe": Reflections on the People and the State in Early America

Pitt Professor Inaugural Lecture, with American History Seminar

UserIra Katznelson (Columbia) .

HouseQueens Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockThursday 25 January 2018, 17:00-19:00

Darwin College Lecture Series

Black and British Migration

UserMr David Olusoga, Historian & Broadcaster.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 19 January 2018, 17:30-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Ether: the multiple lives of a resilient concept

UserJaume Navarro (University of the Basque Country).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 18 January 2018, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

A bold hypothesis about pursuit

UserAdrian Currie (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Iron holds the whale

UserJenny Bulstrode (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 November 2017, 13:00-14:00

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