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Seminar Series, 2020-21

The Centre hosts a series of seminars, conferences, workshops and symposia. Our webinar series is normally held on Thursday evening at 5pm.  Advance registration is required.


 Webinar Series, 2020/21

Spring Trimester
28 January, Thursday at 5pm
‘Aletos for His Majesty: Raptors, Navigation, and Animal Medicine in Early
Modern Spain’
Dr Edward Collins (UCD)
11 February, Thursday at 5pm
Panel: Instruction and Experience: Shaping Mothers’ Views of Health and Healthcare
Professor Rima Apple, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Beijing Normal University
Dr Janet Greenlees, Glasgow Caledonian University
25 February, Thursday at 5pm
Pedagogical Experiments: Christian Kindergarten Education in Republican China
Dr Jenny Bond (UCD)

26 March, Friday at 4pm

‘Surveilling the Microbiome: Diagnostics, Laboratory Networks & Disease Preparedness’
Frédéric Keck (Director of Research at the Laboratory of Social Anthropology; CNRS-Collège de France- EHESS)
Ann Kelly (Reader, Kings College)
Claas Kirchhelle (Lecturer, UCD)

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8 April, Thursday at 5pm

Panel: Demographic Policies and Human Rights
Alanna Armitage (UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia)
‘Demographic Security and Reproductive Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’
Roman Birke (University of Jena)
‘Curbing Overpopulation to Secure Human Rights: The Population Control Movement
Human Rights Advocacy since the 1940s’.
17 September, Thursday at 5pm
Dr Laura Kelly (University of Strathclyde)
Sexual Knowledge and Family Planning Practices in Ireland,  c.1950-80: an oral history 

23 October, Friday at 5pm
Panel: Into the Bioarchives! Historical Approaches to Microbial Culture Collections
Claas Kirchhelle (UCD): Northern Normal – Infection Surveillance, Microbial Collections, and Global Power (1945-2000)
Frédéric Vagneron (Strasbourg): The lost world of Paul Hauduroy. Fortune and misfortunes of the Lausanne collection of microbial types (1944-1970)
Hannah Landecker (UCLA)/ Louis-Patrick Haraoui (Université de Sherbrooke): Ahistorical Collections: The Challenge of Acinetobacter baumannii and “Novel Pathogens”
Moderator: Catherine Cox

19 November, Thursday at 5pm

Panel: Indecent Identities: Representations of Alcohol and Drug Addiction in the Late 20th Century

Dr Alice Mauger (UCD): Didactic or Obscene?: Personal Accounts of Alcoholism in
Contemporary Irish Fiction and Autobiography
Dr Oisín Wall (UCD): Heroin, Healthcare, and the Future in 1980s Ireland
Prof Alex Mold (LSHTM): Heroin screws you up: addiction on display in 1980s England

Contact UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland

School of History, Room J113, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8185