The Department of History and Philosophy of Science has secured core funding in the history of medicine from the Wellcome Trust. The five-year enhancement award recognizes the Department’s re-establishment as a centre of undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training and postdoctoral research in medical history. Funding for studentships, research leave, a website, seminars, workshops and conferences has [...]
The Department invites applications for two history of medicine prize studentships funded by a five-year enhancement award in history of medicine. We seek outstanding candidates whose doctoral research would fall in the field ‘From generation to reproduction’, i.e. who would investigate some aspect of how, since 1500, our world of reproductive practices and controversy was [...]
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.