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Recent Publications

New Books

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Chris Manias, The Age of Mammals: Nature, Development, & Paleontology in the Long Nineteenth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023)


Brydan, David. Franco’s Internationalists: Spanish Social Experts and Spain’s Search for Legitimacy (Oxford University Press, 2019)


Edgerton, David. The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth-Century History (Allen Lane, June 2018; Penguin, April 2019). 720 pp.


Edgerton, David. Britain’s War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War (Allen Lane, 2011 - Penguin, 2012). US Edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). 463pp. 


Edgerton, David. The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900 (London: Profile, 2007 and second edition 2019, with new preface). Recent translation  Quoi de Neuf? Du role des techniques dans l’histoire globale (Paris: Le Seuil, 2013),  낡고 오래된 것들의 세계사 (Seoul: Humanist Press,  2015) and traditional Chinese (Taipei, Rive gauche, 2016), and new Simplified Chinese, Imaginist Press, Beijing (2018). 


Edgerton, David. Warfare State: Britain 1920-1970  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005). Also pbk. 378 pp.  Japanese translation, Nagoya University Press (2017). 


Edgerton, David. Second edition,  England and the Aeroplane: Militarism, Modernity and Machines (Penguin, April 2013) with additional preface.  266 pp.


Maerker, Anna, Simon Sleight, Adam Sutcliffe eds. History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present (London: Routledge, 2018). 


Manias, Chris. Race, Science and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany, 1800-1914 (Routledge, 2013).


Woods, A, Bresalier, M, Cassidy, A, and Mason Dentinger, R, One Health and its Histories: Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine. Palgrave, Basingstoke (2017).

Articles and Chapters

Bresalier, M, Cassidy, A, and Woods, A, ‘One Health in History’, in J Zinsstag, E Schelling, D Waltner-Toews, M Whittaker and M Tanner (eds) One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches. CAB International, 2015, 1-15.


Brydan, David. ‘Transnational Exchange in the Nazi New Order: The Spanish Blue Division and its Medical Services’, Journal of Contemporary History, (August 2018)


Brydan, David. ‘Mikomeseng: Leprosy, Legitimacy and Francoist Repression in Spanish Guinea’, Social History of Medicine, 31:3 (August 2018), 627-647.


Brydan, David. ‘Axis Internationalism: Spanish Health Experts and Nazi Germany, 1939-1945’, Contemporary European History, 25:2 (May 2016), 291-311.


Edgerton, David. ‘What came between New Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism? Rethinking Keynesianism, the welfare state and British Social Democracy’, in Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Ben Jackson, and Aled Davies (eds), The Neoliberal Age? Politics, Economy, Society, and Culture in Britain since c. 1970 (UCL Press, in press 2020)


Edgerton, David and John Pickstone. ‘The United Kingdom’ in Cambridge History of Science, volume 8 Modern Science in National, Transnational, and Global Context (Cambridge: CUP, in press, 2020).


Edgerton, David. ‘War and the development of the British welfare state’ in Herbert Obinger, Klaus Petersen and Peter Starke (eds), Warfare and Welfare: Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), pp. 200-229.


Edgerton, David. ‘The Political Economy of Science – prospects and retrospects’, in David Tyfield, Rebecca Lave, Samuel Randalls and Charles Thorpe (eds), Routledge Handbook of Political Economy of Science (London, 2017), pp. 21-31.


Edgerton, David. ‘England the Aeroplane Revisited’, in Katarina Hoffman et al (eds), Myths, Gender and the Military Conquest of Air and Sea (Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag, 2016), pp. 21-30


Edgerton, David. ‘L'Etat entrepreneur de science’, in  C. Bonneuil and D. Pestre (eds), Histoire des Sciences et des Savoirs : Moderne Volume 3 Le Siecle des Technosciences, 1914 – 2014 (Paris: Le Seuil, 2015), ca. 15pp.


Edgerton, David. ‘Control of Resources: Coal, Iron Ore and Oil in the Second World War’, in Adam Tooze and Michael Geyer (eds), Cambridge History of World War II, Vol, III Total War: Economy, Society, Culture at War (Cambridge: CUP, 2015), pp. 122-148.


Edgerton, David. ‘Brains at War: War, Invention and Experts' in Richard Overy (ed.), Oxford Illustrated History of the Second World War (Oxford: OUP, 2015), pp. 344-372.


Gainty, Caitjan. ‘“A Bit of Hollywood in the Operating Room”’ Online essay for the U.S. National Library of Medicine “Medicine on Screen” July 2019.


Gainty, Caitjan. “Why Wait?” Modern American History 2019 2(2): 249-255.


Gainty, Caitjan. “A Historical View on Health Care: A New View on Austerity?” Health Care Analysis 2019 27(3): 220-230.


Gainty, Caitjan, Jesse Olszynko-Gryn and Patrick Ellis eds. “Reproduction on Film,” Special Issue British Journal for the History of Science 2017 50(3).


Gainty, Caitjan. “‘Items for criticism (not in sequence)’: Joseph DeLee, Pare Lorentz and The Fight for Life (1940)” British Journal for the History of Science 2017 50(3): 429-449.


Gainty, Caitjan. “The Autobiographical Shoulder of Ernest Amory Codman: Crafting Medical Meaning in the 20th Century.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2016) 90: 394-423.


Gainty, Caitjan. “Mr. Gilbreth’s Motion Pictures - The Evolution of Medical Efficiency.” New England Journal of Medicine (2016) 374(2): 109-111.


Hellawell, Philippa. ‘“The best and most practical philosophers”: seamen and the authority of experience in early modern science’, History of Science (2020) 58(1): 28-50. 


​Hellawell, Philippa. ‘Diving engines, submarine knowledge and ‘the wealth fetch’d out of the sea’, Renaissance Studies (2020) 34(1): 78-94. 

Kneebone, R, and Woods, A, ‘Recapturing the History of Surgical Practice through Simulation-Based Re-Enactment’ Medical History 58 (2014), 106-21.


Maerker, Anna. “Papier-mâché Anatomical Models: The Making of Reform and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France and Beyond”, for Working and Knowing with Paper: Towards a Gendered History of Knowledge, eds. Carla Bittel, Elaine Leong, Christine von Oertzen (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).


Maerker, Anna. “The Problematic Body: Dissection and the Rise of the Anatomy School”, for Medicine: An Imperfect Science. Medicine and the Modern Museum, ed. Natasha McEnroe (London: Science Museum, 2019), 66-81. 


Maerker, Anna, Adam Sutcliffe (lead author) and Simon Sleight, “Introduction: memory, public life, and the work of the historian”, in History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present, eds. Anna Maerker, Simon Sleight, Adam Sutcliffe (London: Routledge, 2018), 1-25.


Maerker, Anna. “Hagiography and Biography: Narratives of ‘Great Men of Science’”, in History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present, eds. Anna Maerker, Simon Sleight, Adam Sutcliffe (London: Routledge, 2018), 159-79. 


Maerker, Anna.““Wunderbare Vorrichtungen” oder “nutzloses Spielzeug”? Debatten zum öffentlichen Nutzen der Visualisierung des Körperinneren”, in “Erkenne dich selbst!” Visuelle Gesundheitsaufklärung im 20. Jahrhundert, ed. Sybilla Nikolow (Boehlau, 2015), 133-43. 


Maerker, Anna. “User-developers, model students and ambassador users: the role of the public in the global distribution of nineteenth-century anatomical models”, in The fate of anatomical collections, eds. Rina Knoeff and Rob Zwijnenberg (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), 129-42.


Maerker, Anna. “Within one’s grasp: anatomical displays from cabinet of curiosities to shop window”, Historical Social Research 40:1 (2015), 284-300 [special focus “Spaces – Objects – Knowledge. An Integrative Perspective on Recent Turns in Historical Research”]. 


Maerker, Anna. “Models and materials in Europe, 1650-1890”, in Elizabeth Hallam (ed.), Designing Bodies: Models of Human Anatomy from Wax to Plastics (London: Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2015).


Maerker, Anna. “Between profession and performance: Displays of anatomical models in London, 1831-32”, Histoire, Médecine et Santé 5/2 (2014), 47-59 [special issue “Anatomical Models”].


Maerker, Anna. “Zum Nutzen anatomischer Modelle”, in Blicke! Körper! Sensationen: Ein anatomisches Wachskabinett und die Kunst, ed. by Eva Meyer-Hermann (Wallstein Verlag/Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden, 2014).


Maerker, Anna. “Anatomy and Public Enlightenment: The Florentine Museo ‘La Specola’”, in Medical Museums: Past, Present, Future, ed. by Sam Alberti and Elizabeth Hallam (Royal College of Surgeons, 2013), 88-101.


Maerker, Anna.  “Anatomizing the Trade: Designing and Marketing Anatomical Models as Medical Technologies, c.1700-1900”, Technology & Culture 54/3 (2013), 531-562.


Manias, Chris. ‘Reconstructing an Incomparable Organism: The Chalicothere in nineteenth and early-twentieth century palaeontology,’ History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40, 1 (2018), 1-21.


Manias, Chris. ‘Contemporaries of the Cave Bear and the Woolly Rhinoceros: Historicizing Prehistoric Humans and Extinct Beasts, 1850-1914,’ in Efram Sera-Shriar (ed.), Historicising Humans in nineteenth-century British Sciences (Pittsburgh University Press, 2018), 14-43.


Manias, Chris. ‘Progress in Life’s History: Linking Darwinism and Palaeontology in Britain, 1860-1914,’ Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 66 (2017), Special Issue on ‘Darwinism and Palaeontology,’ 18-26.


Manias, Chris. ‘Jesuit Scientists and Mongolian Fossils: The French Palaeontological Missions in China, 1923-1928,’ Isis 108, 2 (2017), 307-332.


Manias, Chris. ‘Die frühe Evolution des Menschen: Wissenschaftliche Diskussion und populäre Darstellungen (1859-1900)’ in Angela Schwarz (ed.), Streitfall Evolution: Eine Kulturgeschichte (Böhlau, 2017), 125-140.


Manias, Chris. ‘Robert Broom’s Fossil Sketches: Conveying Objects through Illustration in the early-twentieth century,’ Museums History Journal 10, 2 (2017), 162-182.


Manias, Chris. ‘The Lost Worlds of Messmore & Damon: Science, Spectacle and Prehistoric Monsters in early-twentieth century America,’ Endeavour 40, 3 (2016), 163-177.


Manias, Chris. ‘From Terra incognita to Garden of Eden: Unveiling the prehistoric life of China and Central Asia, 1890-1930’ in Robert Bickers and Isabella Jackson (eds.), Treaty Ports in Modern China: Law, Land and Power (Routledge, 2016), 201-219.


Manias, Chris. ‘Sinanthropus in Britain: International Science and the Nature of Humanity, 1920-1939,’ British Journal for the History of Science 48, 2 (2015), 289-319.


Manias, Chris. ‘The Problematic Construction of “Palaeolithic Man:” Anthropology, the Old Stone Age and the Difficulties of the Comparative Method, 1859-1914,’ Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of

Biological and Biomedical Sciences 51 (2015), 32-43.


Manias, Chris. ‘Scholarly Visions of Prehistoric Sexuality, 1859-1900’ in Rebecca Langlands and Kate Fisher (eds.), Sexual Histories, Sexual Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2015), 177-199.


Manias, Chris. ‘Building Baluchitherium and Indricotherium: Imperial and International Networks in early-twentieth century Palaeontology,’ Journal of the History of Biology 48, 2 (2015), 237-278.


Manias, Chris. ‘Internationals of Experts, Educators and Scholars: Transnational Histories of Information and Knowledge in the Long Nineteenth Century’ in The Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London 37, 2 (2015), 39-58.


Manias, Chris. ‘Prehistory and Palaeontology in France, 1900–40’ in Ludivine Broch and Alison Carrol (eds.), France in an Era of Global War, 1914-45 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), 173-191.


Mason Dentinger, R, and Woods, A, ‘Introduction to “Working across Species: Comparative Practices in Modern Medical, Biological and Behavioral Sciences”’, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40 (2018), 30.

Rees, Geoffrey, Caitjan Gainty and Daniel Brauner, “Never a Simple Choice: Claude S. Beck and the Definitional Surplus in Decision Making about CPR” Medicine Studies 2014 4(1-4): 91-101.

Rose, Nikolas and Caitjan Gainty, “Neurovisions” Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation 2019 18(2): 17-18.


Short, Allen, Lydia Drumright, Catherine Noakes, Andrew Woods, Caitjan Gainty, Kathryn Schoefert, and L Tantardini, “Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment' [ExISE]” Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2018 100(1): 26-9.


Woods, A, ‘Decentring antibiotics: UK responses to the diseases of intensive pig production, c1925-65’, Palgrave Communications 5.1 (2019) 1-11.


Woods, A, ‘Animals in the History of Human and Veterinary Medicine’, in H Kean and P Howell (eds), Routledge Companion to Animal-Human History. Routledge, London (2018), 147-70


Woods, A, ‘Animals in Surgery’, in T Schlich (ed), Handbook of the History of Surgery. Palgrave, Basingstoke (2017), 114-31.


Woods, A, ‘From One medicine to Two: The Evolving Relationship between Human and Veterinary Medicine in England, 1791-1835’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 91 (2017), 494-523.


Woods, A, Cassidy, A, Mason Dentinger, R, Schoefert, K, ‘Animal Roles and Traces in the History of Modern Medicine’, British Journal of the History of Science Themes 2 (2017), 11-33.


Woods, A, ‘Animals and Disease’, in M Jackson (ed), Routledge History of Disease. Routledge, London (2016), 147-64.


Woods, A, ‘Science, Disease and Dairy Production in Britain, c1927-80’, Agricultural History Review 62 (2014), 294-314.


Woods, A, ‘From Practical Men to Scientific Experts: British Veterinary Surgeons and the Development of Government Scientific Expertise, c1878-1919’, History of Science (2013), 457-80.


Woods, A, ‘Is Prevention Better than Cure? The Rise and Fall of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, c1950-80’, Social History of Medicine 26, (2013) 113-31.


Woods, A, ‘The History of Veterinary Ethics in Britain, c1870-2000’, in C Wathes et al (eds), Veterinary and Animal Ethics: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary Ethics. UFAW, 2013, 3-18.


Books which started life as CHoSTM Theses

Arnold-Forster, Agnes. The Cancer Problem: Malignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain (forthcoming with OUP, January 2021). 

Clarke, Sabine. Science at the End of Empire (Manchester, 2018).

Garcia-Sanchez, Miguel. Biology, Computing and the History of Molecular Sequencing: From Proteins to DNA, 1945-2000 (Macmillan, 2012). 

Giffard, Hermione. Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany and the United States (Chicago, 2016).  

Mayhew, Emily. The Reconstruction of Warriors: Archibald Mcindoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club (London: Greenhill, 2004).


Ramnath, Aparajith. The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900–47 (Delhi: OUP, 2017).

Wall, Rosemary. Bacteria in Britain, 1880-1939 (London, Pickering and Chatto, 2013). 

Zaidi, Waqar. Technological Internationalism and World Order: Aviation and Atomic Energy, 1920-50 (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). 

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