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 the on the seminar webpage. 

Time and location

Please see below for details. All are welcome.

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2018/9

Date Speaker Topic Notes

Thurs 31 Jan   

Ian Gow (Edinburgh)

‘The Scottish sinologist and missionary scholar Alexander Wylie (1815-1887): Translation and knowledge transfer in science and technology to and from 1850s China’

(with Scottish History seminar)

17:15 in room G.14, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School

Thur 14 Feb

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London)

‘Cross-cultural transfer of medical knowledge in the medieval Mediterranean: from the Islamic world to Byzantium’ 17:15 in room LG.06, David Hume Tower

Thur 14 Mar

Dora Vargha (Exeter)

'Connecting the socialist worlds: technical assistance and the Hungarian medical mission in North Korea. '

Previously 28 February. 17:15, G.01, 50 George Square

Tues 19 Mar

Stefanie Gänger (Köln)

‘The most important and usual remedy that medicine possesses: Cinchona, medicine and sociality in the Atlantic world, 1751-1820’

(with Centre for the History of Modern and Contemporary History seminar)

17:00 in room LG.09, David Hume Tower

 

Semester 1, 2018

Date Speaker Topic Notes
Thurs 11 Oct

Richard Oosterhoff (University of Edinburgh)

'The untutored mind in early modern Europe' 

13.00 in room G.15, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School
Wed 24 Oct

Katherine Paugh (University of Oxford)

'Venereal disease and the history of medical knowledge in the Atlantic world' 

16.00, Room G.16, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, with the Histories of Gender and Sexuality research group
Thurs 8 Nov

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of Strathclyde)

'A woman's right to know: Pregnancy testing in twentieth-century Britain'

16.00, Seminar Room 1, Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square, with the Histories of Gender and Sexuality research group

Tues  19 Mar   Stefanie Gänger (Universität Köln)

‘The Most Important and Usual Remedy that Medicine Possesses: Cinchona, Medicine and Sociality in the Atlantic World, 1751–1820’

Commentator: Sarah Easterby-Smith (University of St Andrews)

In collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

17.00 to 19.00 in LG.09, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LX

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 Gayle Davis

Director, PhD and MPhil in History/Economic and Social History/Scottish History

  • History Graduate Officer

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Dr Lawrence Dritsas