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Reproductive Politics in France and Britain

5-7 September 2016

A two-day conference bringing together historians, demographers and other social scientists from France and Britain working in the field of reproductive politics was held in September 2016.

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Sex, Disease and Fertility in History

28–30 September 2015

A conference on Sex, Disease and Fertility in History was held at CRASSH on 28–30 September 2015.

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Conference: Reproduction on Film

23–25 September 2015

A conference exploring reproduction as a theme to unite diverse strands of film history was held on 23–25 September 2015.

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Con/Tested: Sperm Science, Sterility and Masculinity

11–12 September 2014

An interdisciplinary conference, ‘Con/Tested: Sperm Science, Sterility and Masculinity’, was held on 11–12 September 2014.

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Cities and Towns as Epidemiological Drivers

17–18 March 2014

A workshop on ‘Cities and Towns as Epidemiological Drivers: Emerging Issues in Urban Historical Demography‘ was held at the Department of Geography on 17–18 March 2014.

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Reproduction workshop

15 November 2013

The Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum held its ninth Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction at CRASSH on 15 November 2013.

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Symposium: Selfishness/Selflessness

28 June 2013

This symposium examines the ways in which judgements and discourses of selfishness or selflessness have shaped contemporary and historical societies.

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Conference: Making Love, Making Gender, Making Babies in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

6-7 September 2013

A conference comparing political and ethical debates over medical and cultural innovations in ‘sex’, ‘gender’ and ‘reproduction’ over the period 1950-1970.

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Conference: In/Fertility and Sacred Space

15-16 July 2013

Concerns about fertility and children have been (and still are) common reasons for visiting, and more generally engaging with, the sacred spaces—sanctuaries and shrines, groves and grottoes—of many religions and cultures.

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Conference: Cities as epidemiological drivers

17-18 March 2014

15-16 September 2013

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Call for papers: “Reproductive Cultures” seminar series at Oxford University

12 October - 6 December 2013

“Generational Change in Reproductive Cultures” seminar series
Close date 30 April 2013

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Generation and Reproduction in Medieval Europe symposium

7 - 8 December 2012

Places at the symposium will be limited to 30 plus speakers. Cost per person will be £20, including lunch, coffee and tea. Please apply as soon as possible to reserve a place to Peter Jones ( Friday 7 December 17.30 Open lecture, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge: Marianne Elsakkers [...]

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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 8

23 November 2012

CIRF’s Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction is about showcasing research related to reproduction that is taking place at the University of Cambridge. This year, our eighth, we have a great selection of speakers coming from a number of different disciplines, such as Sociology, Classics, Law, English, and Psychology. The Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction gives both speakers and members of the audience the opportunity to make interdisciplinary [...]

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Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum

2 November 2012

Historians of medicine from HPS are active in the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum, a graduate/faculty research group at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

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Reproducing China conference: Childbirth, One Child, and Beyond

13 -14 July 2012

Friday 13 – Saturday 14 July 2012 This conference brought together established scholars and junior researchers in East Asian history, history of medicine, sociology, political science, anthropology and gender studies, to present their cutting-edge work on the multiple facets of reproductive science, medicine, and technology in modern China. Link to conference website

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Making Human Heredity workshop: populations and public health in the postwar era

28 - 30 June 2012

28-30 June 2012 The postwar study of human heredity was shaped by an array of fields engaged with the study of human populations, including cytogenetics, physical anthropology, epidemiology, public health and demography. This workshop addressed the continuities in population thinking across these fields, and the shared practices, institutional structures and analytical and organisational technologies that [...]

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Transforming Pregnancy Since 1900 conference

29 - 30 March 2012

29–30 March 2012 Around 1900, few pregnant women in Europe or North America had any contact with a medical practitioner before going into labour. By the second half of the twentieth century, the hospitalization of childbirth, the legalization of abortion and a host of biomedical technologies from the home pregnancy test and IVF to obstetric [...]

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Communicating Reproduction conference

5 - 6 December 2011

A conference to be held in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, on 5–6 December 2011 Scholars have explored continuities and discontinuities in theories of sex and gender; knowledge of entities such as seeds, germs, embryos, monsters and clones; concerns about creation, evolution, degeneration and regeneration; investments in maternity, paternity [...]

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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 7

18 November 2011

This workshop, the seventh in a successful series, aims to promote communication and exchange among people in Cambridge working on various aspects of reproduction. For further information, click here.

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Alchemy and Medicine from Antiquity to the Enlightenment conference

22 - 24 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011 to Saturday, 24 September 2011 Location: Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge Alchemists pursued many goals, from the transmutation of metals to the preservation of health and life. These pursuits were continually informed and modified by medical knowledge, while alchemical debates about nature, generation, and the achievability of perfection in turn impacted on medicine and [...]

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Reproduction and the Sciences in Cambridge workshop

8 April 2011

A workshop to be held in the Bryan Matthews Room, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, on 8 April 2011 Cambridge was perhaps the major European centre of innovation in research on reproduction in the twentieth century. The concentration in one city of University and other institutions with different missions and disciplinary [...]

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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 6

12 November 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010 09:00 – 17:30 Location: Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge This workshop, the sixth in a successful series, aims to promote communication and exchange among people in Cambridge working on various aspects of reproduction. For more information click here.

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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 5

20 October 2009

Friday, 30 October 2009 09:00 – 17:00 Location: CRASSH 17 Mill Lane  This workshop, the fifth in a successful series, aims to promote communication and exchange among people in Cambridge working on various aspects of reproduction. For more information click here.

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