Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 6

12 November 2010, 09:00 - 17:30

Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge

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Open to All. Advance registration is required. 


Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum

Workshop organised by Salim Al-Gailaini and Jesse Olszynko-Gryn


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 details on previous events, please visit CIRF Archive
We invite offers of informal talks that introduce the work of an individual or group to an interdisciplinary audience. The time slots are usually 20 minutes for presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

There will be a modest charge for coffee, tea and lunch. For further information, please email



Open to  all.  Registration required.  To reserve a place click the Online Registration link on the right hand of this page.



Organized by the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum with support from CRASSH, and a Wellcome Strategic Award in History of Medicine to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.


Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum series. 
For more information about CIRF, please visit the link on the right hand side of this page.

Administrative contact Esther Lamb (Grad/Fac Programme Manager)



9.00 - 9.20


Registration (Old Library)


9.20 - 9.30

Welcome and Introduction (New Gallery)

9.30 -10.00

Session 1
Chair: Salim Al-Gailani (HPS)

Peter Jones (King's College)
Reproduction: of Books and Babies: An Exhibition at Cambridge University Library, July- December 2011

10.00 - 10.30 

Marie-Francoise Besnier (The Geography of Knowledge in Assyria and Babylonia Project-HPS)

Monstrous births in Mesopotamia during Second and First Millennium BC: The Divination Series šumma Izbu

10.30 - 11.00 

Jennifer Rampling (HPS)
Alchemy and the Language of Reproduction

11.00 - 11.30 

Tea/Coffee Break ( Old Library)

11.30- 12.00

Session 2
Chair: Nick Hopwood (HPS)

Phillipa Hardman (Darwin Correspondence Project)
Chloroform, Childbirth and Gender in the Correspondence of Charles Darwin


Sally Frampton (UCL)
Opening to us a New Era: The Ovary as a Surgical Objective in Nineteenth Century Britain


  Sophia Connell (Philosophy and Newnham)
Moral choice and abortion



13.00 - 14.00Lunch Break (Old Library)

14.00 - 14.30

Session 3
Chair: Martin Richards (CFR)

John Appleby (CFR)
The Ethics of Informing Children that they were Donor Conceived

 14.30 - 15.00

Zeynep Gurtin-Broadbemt

Egg-Sharing: Ethical Debates and Women's Experience

 15.00 - 15.30

Tea/Coffee Break (Old Library)

 15.30- 16.00

Session 4
Chair: Martin Johnson (PDN)

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (HPS)
Diagnosing Pregnancy in Twentieth-Century Britain

 16.00 - 16.30

Anastasia Theodosiou (PDN)
The Politics of Human Embryo Research Stimulated the Development and Application of PGD 

 16.30 - 17.00

Susanna Graham (CFR)
Single Mothers by Choice: Single Women choosing to Parent without Partners