School of History, Classics & Archaeology

History of Science, Medicine and Technology Group seminars

The History of Science, Medicine and Technology Group seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

Seminar description

This research group organises a seminar series  about the history of science, medicine and technology. We also have a seminar series in the history of medicine, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and you can find details on their seminar webpage 

Time and location

Seminars take place every Thursday at 1pm via Zoom. Details to be circulated via HSMT-Ed listserver or contact Dr Richard Oosterhoff, richard.oosterhoff@ed.ac.uk

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic Register
Wed 9 Mar

Matteo Martelli (Università di Bologna)  

‘Alchemical Equipment in Byzantine and Syriac Manuscripts’ 

Co-hosted with the Byzantine Studies seminar. Link to be circulated.

Register
Wed 16 Mar  

Claire Burridge (Unviversity of Sheffield) 

‘Crossroads: The evolution of Early Medieval medicine in global and local contexts’  Register
Wed 23 Mar  Bradford Bow (University of Aberdeen)  

POSTPONED ‘Rehabilitating common sense: John Gregory on medical practises in the Scottish Enlightenment’ 

Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Elsie Inglis Quad, Old Medical School
Mon 28 Mar

Daniel Margocsy (University of Cambridge)  

POSTPONED ‘Worms: The nature of ships and the nature of humans in Early Modernity’ 

With History Research Seminars

Register
Wed 6 Apr

Emily Kent (University of Edinburgh) 

‘A living dog amongst dead lions: Greek classicism and natural philosophy in the music scholarship of Edmund Chilmead (1610-1654)’ 

Register
Tue 19 May  Lavinia Maddaluno (Ca'Foscari Venezia) 

‘Preserving air and water, preserving the polity: Early modern forms of environmental public health governance (XVII-XVIII centuries)’ 

In collaboration with the Edinburgh Early Modern Network

 

Register

Semester 1, 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic

Monday 27 Sept

Professor Soraya de Chadarevian (UCLA) 

'Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome'

NB 5-6:30pm

Co-organised with Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Register

Wednesday 20 Oct

POSTPONED

Sean Coughlin (Czech Academy of Sciences) 

'Alchemies of Scent: Reconstructing the Practices of Ancient Greco-Egyptian Perfumery'

Co-organised with the Classics Seminar 

Moved to 24 November.

Wednesday 27 Oct Sharon Strocchia (Emory University) 

'Picturing the Pox in Italian Popular Prints, 1550-1650'

NB 4-5pm

Co-organised with the Histories of Gender and Sexuality Seminar 

Wednesday 17 Nov

Salim Al-Gailani (University of Cambridge) 

‘Not purely a family problem’: the ‘discovery’ of spina bifida in post-war Britain  

Wednesday 24 Nov Sean Coughlin (Czech Academy of Sciences) 

'Alchemies of Scent: Reconstructing the Practices of Ancient Greco-Egyptian Perfumery'

Co-organised with the Classics Seminar 

Further information

Please contact the organiser if you have any questions.

Dr Zubin Mistry (BA, MA, PhD)

Lecturer; Early Medieval European History

  • University of Edinburgh
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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Dr Richard Oosterhoff

Lecturer in History; Early Modern Europe

  • University of Edinburgh
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

Wellcome Lecturer in History of Medicine

  • University of Edinburgh
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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