CHSTM, University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar: Representations of Soils in the Tropics in the Twentieth Century, 13th December, 1pm

‘Representations of Soils in the Tropics in the Twentieth Century’, Theo Tomking (University of York) Soils are the fundamental substance of agriculture, yet have been paid little attention by historians of science and empire. This seminar explores how soils in the tropics have been represented and understood in the twentieth century.   Understanding of soils in the … More CHSTM, University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar: Representations of Soils in the Tropics in the Twentieth Century, 13th December, 1pm

MPIWG Colloquium Series 2022–23: Science Diplomacy and Science in Times of War

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is pleased to announce its Institute’s Colloquium series 2022–23: “Science Diplomacy and Science in Times of War.”  The series will take place in a hybrid format (on Zoom and at our institute in Berlin-Dahlem). The colloquium series is dedicated to the rethinking of science and … More MPIWG Colloquium Series 2022–23: Science Diplomacy and Science in Times of War

CHSTM, University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar: Culverting Divine Power: Drainage Systems, Water, and the Monastic Imagination, c.1350-1550, 6th December, 1pm

‘Culverting Divine Power: Drainage Systems, Water, and the Monastic Imagination, c.1350-1550 ‘, Alex Hibberts (Durham University) Why doesn’t the sea flood the earth? What holds back the waves from drowning the land? To us, these questions may seem trivial and irrelevant, but they were matters of great concern to the late medieval mind. Following patristic exegesis, embodied … More CHSTM, University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar: Culverting Divine Power: Drainage Systems, Water, and the Monastic Imagination, c.1350-1550, 6th December, 1pm

CHSTM Research Seminar, University of Manchester: Geology as Unconforming Infrastructure: Engineering the containment of nuclear waste, 6th December, 4pm

‘Geology as Unconforming Infrastructure: Engineering the containment of nuclear waste’, Professor Penny Harvey, Dept of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester 6 December 2022, 4pmCHSTM Seminar Room: Simon 2.57 [maps and travel]Seminars will also be streamed. URL to be announced. Keep an eye on the seminar webpage for more details. Abstract: In the UK a search has … More CHSTM Research Seminar, University of Manchester: Geology as Unconforming Infrastructure: Engineering the containment of nuclear waste, 6th December, 4pm

Register for the Last Cross-Pollination Event of the Year, 30 November.

We have one more Cross-Pollinations in our series this year! A new registration link was created so you will have to re-register to attend. Who: Helen Humphreys and Catherine DhavernasWhen: Wednesday, November 30, 6-7pm ESTWhere: Register on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqde2vqj0sEtYaQfM3sScnBJbE8rl2F0_A In this groundbreaking new series, health humanities and poetry come together under the same scope, combining … More Register for the Last Cross-Pollination Event of the Year, 30 November.

CHSTM, University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar: Enduring Patterns: The History of Psychiatry in Uganda, 29th November, 1pm

‘Enduring Patterns: The History of Psychiatry in Uganda’, Alma Ionescu (Institute of Global Health, UCL) TBC Registration: This Seminar will be held virtually on Zoom. Please email alice.naisbitt@manchester.ac.uk – for the Zoom link Details of seminar programme can be found here.

Online Seminar, Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: A Not-So-Lazy Henry: Heinrich Khunrath in his Laboratory, 17 November 2022, 5pm

The next on-line seminar of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry will be given by Professor Peter Forshaw (University of Amsterdam) who will present   A Not-So-Lazy Henry: Heinrich Khunrath in his Laboratory  Peter Forshaw In 1595 Heinrich Khunrath of Leipzig (1560-1605), ‘Doctor of Both Medicines and Faithful Lover of Theosophy’, published the … More Online Seminar, Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: A Not-So-Lazy Henry: Heinrich Khunrath in his Laboratory, 17 November 2022, 5pm

GCMEMT lecture series event, Finding Finitude and Intellectual Emendation in the Ethics, 17 November

You are cordially invited to our next GCMEMT lecture series event.On November 17, from 17.00 to 18.30 (CET), Noa Shein (senior lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and visiting scholar at Harvard University), will give a talk on Spinoza  (see abstract below). As usual, the session will take place online via zoom. We will use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96427734479?pwd=RVIybVZQeVZSM09IZWR0amxWT1N3QT09  Title: Finding Finitude and Intellectual … More GCMEMT lecture series event, Finding Finitude and Intellectual Emendation in the Ethics, 17 November

Confabulations: Winter 2022-23 Online Event Programme

Confabulations: Art Practice, Art History, Critical Medical Humanities is a new series of urgent conversations on health, medicine, and medicalized bodies triangulating three areas of practice and scholarship, each with their own lineages, disciplinary ambits, and trajectories of remembering and forgetting. Consisting of talks, workshops, readings, performances, and works-in-progress presentations, the online series intends to … More Confabulations: Winter 2022-23 Online Event Programme