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Centre for Film and Screen


Jesse Olszynko-Gryn


Historian of science, technology and medicine

Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn is a historian of science, technology and medicine. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, he is currently writing a book on the history of pregnancy testing in twentieth-century Britain. As part of this project, he has recently investigated the role of product placement in the rise of the pregnancy test close-up in cinema and television. For the past several years, he has curated ‘Reproduction on Film’, a series of public film screenings and conversations with leading experts. In September 2015 he co-organised a related academic conference with Caitjan Gainty (KCL) and Patrick Ellis (Berkeley), and with Ellis he is completing an article on the 1970s dystopian films, Soylent Green and Zero Population Growth. He is broadly interested in the intersection of medical humanities and science studies with film and media studies, especially around the use of film as a research tool by scientists and doctors.



Screenings and Events

Cambridge Film and Screen Studies Research Seminars, 2019-20

3 October 2019

Film and Screen Studies Research Seminar Series Centre for Film and Screen University of Cambridge Michaelmas Term 2019 17 October (Thursday) 5.15pm Chadwick Room, Selwyn College Charles Leavitt (University of Notre Dame) ‘A permanent stain? Race and Sex, Gender and Genre in Luigi Zampa's Campane a Martello ’ This event co...