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Monday, 17 October 2011

Another exciting workshop on reproduction in Cambridge

I do find it somewhat amusing that this plethora of fascinating events on reproduction-related matters is taking place at the academic institution from which William Empson was dismissed for the possession of contraceptives in 1929.
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 7
Friday, 18 November 2011
09:00 - 18:00
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
9.00 -9.20 Registration
9.20 -9.30 Welcome and Introductions
9.30 - 10.00 Session 1
Chair: Susan Golombok (CFR)
Karin Ekholm (HPS)
"Why we begin with the hen's egg": investigations of animal generation, 1600-1650
10.00 - 10.30  Peter Jones (King's College)
Lea Olsan (University of Louisiana at Monroe)
Charms and amulets for conception and childbirth
10.30 - 11.00 
Sarah Jennings (CFR)
Children's voices: the perspectives of children and young adults with lesbian and gay parents
11.00 - 11.30 Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 Session 2
Chair: Richard Smith (Geography)

Romola Davenport (Geography)
Reproduction in the city: the revolution in infant survival in eighteenth century London
12.00 - 12.30
Anne R Hanley (History)
Venereal conundrums: medical and social knowledge of venereal disease in late-Victorian and Edwardian England
12.30 - 13.00
Salim Al-Gailani (HPS)
Maternal nutrition and the medicalization of pregnancy in late twentieth-century Britain

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.30 Session 3
Chair: John Forrester (HPS)

Fran Bigman (English)
The shattered mould: abortion and class in 1930s rhetoric and fiction
14.30 - 15.00 
Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (HPS)
Pregnancy test pills as camouflaged abortifacients in the 1960s
15.00 - 15.30 Tea/Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.00 Session 4
Chair: Nick Hopwood (HPS)

Ramona Braun (HPS)
Endoscopic alternatives for female fertilisation and sterilisation in the 1960s
16.00 - 16.30
Susan Imrie (CFR)
An investigation into the impact of surrogacy on the children of surrogate mothers

16.30 Closing remarks

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