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 1, 2019/20

Date Speaker Topic Notes

Mon 23rd Sept

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for History of Science) 

'On microperformance in biological experimentation'

(With Science, Technology and Innovation  Studies)

Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th floor, Chrystal MacMillan Building


Thurs 24 Oct

Matthew Eddy (Durham)

'Remapping reason: How students used maps as learning tools during the Scottish Enlightenment'

Room G.01, 50 George Square


Thurs 7 Nov

Xiaona Wang (IASH, Edinburgh)

'When and how did gravity become an attractive force?'

G.15, Doorway 4, Old Medical School


Thur 14 Nov

Ingeborg Høvik (Tromso)

'Concurrent voices, competing claims: Qalaseq and the British civilising mission in the Arctic'

Room G.01, 50 George Square


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

Contact details

Dr Gayle Davis

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

  • History Graduate Officer

Contact details

Dr Lawrence Dritsas