The Tenth Cambridge Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine was held on Thursday 15 January 2015.
The fourth 'Reproduction on Film' series starts on Wednesday 4 February 2015.
The Wellcome Trust has made a three-year Strategic Award for completion of the Casebooks Project.
Congratulations to Jim Secord on the publication of his new book.
Leah Astbury looks at narratives of reproduction in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Continuing the series of debates held by members of the ‘Generation to Reproduction’ project, the debate for the 2014 Festival of Ideas considered whether, historically, menstruation is best understood as necessary to a woman’s health.
A special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences reflects on the social, medical and technological shifts that have shaped pregnancy since the turn of the twentieth century.
An interdisciplinary conference, ‘Con/Tested: Sperm Science, Sterility and Masculinity’, was held on 11–12 September 2014.
Cambridge historians of medicine and biology are using a Wellcome strategic award to take a concerted approach to the history of reproduction. The cross-disciplinary group of researchers will offer fresh perspectives on issues ranging from ancient fertility rites to IVF. Building on a lively field of historical investigation, this will provide a fresh basis for policy and public debate.