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This is a list of seminars, workshops and special lectures in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

The History and Philosophy of Science long list includes talks happening elsewhere in the University that are related to History and Philosophy of Science.

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Seminars in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science are open to all members of the University (including academic staff, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and affiliates). Unless otherwise specified, they are not open to members of the public.

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16 upcoming talks and 1243 talks in the archive: show first 500.

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

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

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

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

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

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Gender and generation in premodern Europe

UserLeah DeVun (Rutgers University).

HouseZoom.

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

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

The case for modelled democracy

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

HouseZoom.

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

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

How to study animal minds

HPS Virtual Conversation

UserSee description.

HouseZoom.

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

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

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Nominalism in the social sciences: promises and pitfalls

UserAriane Hanemaayer (Brandon University and CRASSH, Cambridge).

HouseTeams.

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

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