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Research seminar series

We are pleased to announce our research seminar series for Winter–Spring 2020.

These seminars are free to attend and open to science museum staff, students, museum professionals and academics with a research interest in the history of science, technology, medicine and museums as well as material and visual culture more broadly.

Feel free to bring a packed lunch to eat during the seminar.

Scheduled dates

Seminar dates

How to print a rainbow: Susanne Klein and Frank Menger (University of West England)
Date: Tuesday 7 January 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Studio

New students share their PhD research projects
Date: 
4 February 2020,  13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study
For this seminar, we welcome the new cohort of Science Museum Group Collaborative Doctoral Partnership students to share their research projects with us. Come along to find out about what students will be working on through the course of their programme.

Mongrel libraries among the Pistons: Reading, Writing, and Skill-learning among Victorian Railway Workers 1830-1914: Oli Betts (National Railway Museum)
Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study

A Moving Target: Curating the cancer research exhibition at the Science Museum: Katie Dabin (Science Museum)
Date: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study

Listening Mirrors: Cecile Chevalier & Chris Kiefer (University of Sussex)
Date: 25 February 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study

Japanese Mathematics: Tomoko L. Kitagawa
Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Studio

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Case of the Cottingley Fairies: Merrick Burrow (University of Huddersfield)
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study

Literary Microbiology: Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol)
Date: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Studio

Seeking the Non-Human Animal in History: Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity)
Date: Tuesday 28 April 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study

Bloody Rituals: The Material Culture of Insulin Therapy, 1922-present: Stuart Bradwel (University of Strathclyde/ Science Museum)
Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Study

Aircraft and pencraft: between tradition and modernity in varsity exploration in the Arctic: Johanne Bruun (University of Cambridge)
Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020, 13.00–14.00
Location: Dana Studio

Read the abstract for each seminar