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Sulphuric Utopias: A History of Maritime Sanitation

Sulphuric Utopias: A History of Maritime Sanitation

Sulphuric Utopias: A History of Maritime Sanitation, by Christos Lynteris and Lukas Englemann, has been published by MIT Press

ASA conference postponed

ASA conference postponed

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, St Andrews and the ASA have decided to postpone the ASA conference to Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th August, 2021.

Somatosphere COVID-19 Forums

Somatosphere COVID-19 Forums

Somatosphere has published 3 forums on COVID-19 edited by Christos Lynteris