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Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Our several interconnected research areas address the social and cultural history of science, technology and medicine as they were practised and experienced. We focuses predominantly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, mostly in Britain, Europe and the USA, but also including Far Eastern and African science, technology and medicine.

Research group
Communication, History



Dr James Hopkins

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

My post is an academic-practitioner role, which is the first of its kind in the UK. I lead on University History and Heritage at the University of Manchester through three core themes:

History, Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Communication, Engagement, Social responsibility, Business engagement, Business, Workplace engagement


Dr Simone Turchetti

I am interested in exploring the history of contemporary science and technology, especially in connection with the emergence of ‘big science’ and the development of international relations. I am pursuing an independent and interdisciplinary research programme which aims at providing a novel picture of the relations existing between the scientific community, the diplomacy and the intelligence agencies, especially during the post-WW2 period and the Cold War years.

History, Education, Climate change, Climate, Sustainability, Teaching, Geology, Physics, Tectonics


Dr Vladimir Jankovic

The principal objectives of my past and current research have been about the scope, scale and social conditions of the scientific and social engagement with weather and climate. I am particularly interested in the socio-cultural forces behind the notion of atmospheric environment as a normative framing of climate as a resource and agency, with focus on climate as a space of mundane social identity and economic action. The shift from theorized towards lived climates has led me toward examining the problem of scale in the scientific and public understanding of the weather.

Weather, Climate, Community, Climate change, Society, Engagement, History, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education