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Eighth Cardwell Memorial Lecture on the History of Technology

20 Apr 2010

By Professor Thomas Laqueur, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Technology and the Material Sciences of the Dead
Wednesday 19 May 2010, 6pm
Manchester Crematorium, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 7GZ

All are welcome to attend.

Thomas Laqueur, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is best known for his groundbreaking work in the history of sexuality, which has resulted in two highly acclaimed books, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990), and more recently Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation (Zone Books, 2003).

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the winner of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award for 2008.

During his visit to Manchester, Professor Laqueur will present work from his current research project, The Work of the Dead.

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The Cardwell Lecture is supported by Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and The University of Manchester.

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