Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #35

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #35

Monday 17 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

Easter rolls around and along with a surfeit of chocolate eggs it brings the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list filled to the brim with all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find on the Internet over the last seven days.

Easter is the major movable feast in the Church calendar, all the others are dependent on the date of Easter, but why does Easter oscillate around the calendar like a drunken weekend? According to the Christian legend, Jesus was crucified when he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Pesach, the Jewish feast celebrating the flight from Egypt and the establishment of Israel. Pesach is celebrated on the 15th of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, so it should be easy to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection on the three days before, during and after 15th Nisan, right? Well its not quite that simple.

The Jewish calendar, which they inherited from the Babylonians, is a lunar-solar calendar. It consists of twelve lunar months and the year is as a result 354 days long; that is 11 days shorter than the solar year. This causes the calendar to slip against the solar year so a leap month is added approximately every three years. In fact the modern Jewish calendar follows the so-called Meton cycle and 7 leap months are added over a period of 19 years, which pretty accurately keeps the lunar and solar years in alignment with each other. The result is that Nisan, which is a spring month, oscillates back and forth over the 19 year cycle. To complicate matters in earlier times the Jewish calendar didn’t use the Meton cycle but just added leap months when ‘necessary’. Also the fist of any month was determined empirically when the Chief Rabbi first observed the new moon.

The early Christian community, who considered themselves superior to the Jews, who had not recognised the Messiah, could hardly go to the Chief Rabbi and ask when 15th Nisan was, so they devised their own Christian Pesach so to speak. It actually took nearly a thousand years before the system that they used was finalised by, in the end, Easter became the first Sunday following the full moon which falls on or after the spring or vernal equinox, which for Church purposes is determined to be 21 March. In reality the equinox can fall on 19, 20 or 21 March. This arrangement means that Easter can fall in a fairly random pattern anywhere between 22 March and 25 April.

Because the lunar and solar cycles do not mesh actually calculating the date of Easter for any given year is quite complex and this mathematical process is know as computos. Computos was taught as a mathematical disciple in the medieval universities. Of interest is the fact that although the Hindu-Arabic place value number system was only introduced into European civil society in the thirteenth century and only really came into use in the fourteenth century with the introduction of double entry bookkeeping, it was already in use in the twelfth century in the universities to facilitate the computos reckoning.

Medieval Computos Manuscript

 

Quotes of the week:

 “The weirdest thing about our universities: how tiny History of Science is. Central to the human story; ought to be a huge, popular subject” – Ted Underwood (@Ted_Underwood)

And Jesus said: “Blessed be the simple-minded for they’ll follow me on twitter” Sabine Hossenfelder (@skdh) #AltJesusQuotes

“2 types of historical research: jigsaw = putting random pieces together to make a whole; pulling threads = out of one solid source” – Katrina Navickas (@katrinanavickas)

Fantasy is probably the oldest literary device for talking about reality – Ursula K. Le Guinn

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, writing an exact man” – Francis Bacon

“You can save billions on military spending simply by having world leaders actually waving their willies at each other” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Smart is about reasoning. Wisdom is about how to live well” – Ruth-Anna Putnam h/t @TomLevenson

“‘The chicken crosses the road’ is an anagram of ‘she checks corn at other side’” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

Birthday of the Week:

 

12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space

Space Race: Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

ESA: the Flight of Vostok 1

Youtube: Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

Samuel Hahnemann born 10 April 1755

Samuel Hahnemann Monument at Scott Circle, Washington, D.C.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Better than Bloodletting

Edward Maunder born 12 April 1851

Photograph of Edward Maunder
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Edward Walter Maunder and the Sunspots

Richard Trevithick born 13 April 1771

Linnell, John; Richard Trevithick (1771-1833); Science Museum, London

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Trevithick

Christiaan Huygens born 14 April 1629

Christiaan Huygens by Caspar Netscher, Museum Hofwijck, Voorburg

“The world is my country, science is my religion” – Christiaan Huygens

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christiaan Huygens

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Huygens Enigma

ESA: Christiaan Huygens: Discoverer of Titan

Plate from Systema Saturnium (1659) by Christiaan Huygens

Abraham Ortelius born 14 April 1527

Abraham Ortelius by Peter Paul Rubens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Art & Culture: Abraham Ortelius: Inventor of the Atlas

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Abraham Ortelius and the 16th century information age

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

static1.squarespace.com: Caring for the Circle: The Maintaenance of the Airy Transit Circle, 1851–1861

NASA: John C. Houbolt

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A birthday amongst the stars

Zeiss Mark II Planetarium Projector

APS: This Month in Physics History: April 10, 1661: Hooke’s pamphlet on capillary action

SciHi Blog: Physicist Sir John Leslie

ianridpath.com: A Brief History of Halley’s Comet

Londonist: Londoners On the Moon

brainpickings: Poems of Space: Pioneering Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell Reads: “Halley’s Comet” by Stanley Kunitz

New York Times: Hans Dehmelt, Nobel Laureate for Isolating Electrons, Dies at 94

Hans Dehmelt with one of his early ion-trapping devices in October 1989. Credit Davis Freeman/University of Washington

Uppsala University: Copernicana

Royal Museums Greenwich: Great Equatorial Telescope

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Esther Virgil’s Interview

Wellcome Collection: Charged Bodies

AHF: John Wheeler

AHF: Britain

Spaceflight History: The Collins Task Force Says Aim for Mars (1987)

Robotic Mars missions would have played significant roles in both the Collins Task Force piloted Mars program and Sally Ride’s robotic Solar System exploration “leadership initiative.” Image credit: NASA

NASA: Touchdown! Landing the First Shuttle Mission

Nature: a view from the bridge: Imagine and imagining black holes

Popular Astronomy: The History of Uranography, or Celestial Cartography

Honeysuckle Creek: Helios 1 & 2

hua.umf.maine.edu: Guo Shoujing

Guo Shoujing – 郭守敬

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Smithsonian.com: Stanford Researchers Map the Feelings Associated With Different Parts of London

Amusing Planet: Inuit Tactile Maps of Greenland

Osher Map Library: New Website

Atlas Obscura: The Intrepid ‘20s Women Who Formed an All-Female Global Exploration Society

Journalist and explorer Marguerite Harrison shares a meal with a group of Bakhtiari men. (From the documentary A Nation’s Battle for Life by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack) BETTMANN/GETTY IMAGES

The British Library: Untold lives blog: English settlements on Madagascar – a tale of disaster

British Library: Maps and views blog: Early Netherlandish T-O Trickery

daijiworld.com: PhD research that blossomed into first organised collection of Dehli’s maps

Ptak Science Books: A True “Severance of the Sea” – the “Perpendicular Barrier of Ice”

Royal Museums Greenwich: Commander James Clark Ross – Discoverer of the North Pole

Portrait of Sir James Clark Ross by John R. Wildman. The object in the bottom righthand corner is a dip circle, designed by Robert Were Fox and used by Ross to discover the magnetic north pole.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

This recipe for ‘snail-water’ was used at St Thomas’s Hospital in London to treat consumption (tuberculosis) in the 18th century – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

Amusingly, a hundred years earlier the physician Gideon Harvey had condemned snail-water as ‘ridiculous’ – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

 Medievalists.net: Medieval Viagra

CHF: Distillations: Auld Medicine

MDR: Wissen: Kommt die erste Cola der Welt aus Wittenberg?

Thomas Morris: The man who peed a bullet

NYAM: Robert L. Dickinson: Doctor and Artist

National Geographic: Call the Aztec Midwife: Childbirth in the 16th Century

A tlamatlquiticitl washes a newborn in cold water in an illustration adapted from the 16th-century compendium on Aztec customs, the General History of the Things of New Spain.
ARTWORK: SANTI PÉREZ

Nursing Clio: Eyes of the Beholder: The Public Health Service Reports on Trachoma in White Appalachia and Indian Country

The Wood Library-Museum: Minnitt Apparatus

Thomas Morris: The eye fungus

ncbi.nim.nih.gov: John Bostock’s first description of hayfever

Nursing Clio: Elimination Diets: Medical & Dietary Detective Work

SciHi Blog: Sir James Mackenzie and the Study of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Portrait of Sir James Mackenzie [1853 – 1925], Scottish cardiologist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

National Museum of American History: Salk Polio Vaccine, Mahoney Strain

Historiens de la santé: Harmonia universalis: Base de données prosopographique: Prosopographie du mesmérisme

Dr. Alun Withey: The Hand of History: Hands, fingers and nails in the eighteenth century

Clara Barton Museum: Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Thomas Morris: The man who coughed up a knife

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Online Exhibition: Glasgow’s Lost Hospitals

Hyperallergic: Peruse 1,000-Year-Old Medical Remedies, from Ox Bile to Mandrake Root

f.36v and f.37r of Cotton MS Vitellius C III (all images via the British Library and used under Public Domain)

Social History of Medicine: Gilding the Pill: The Sensuous Consumption of Patent Medicines, 1815–1841

Mistaking Histories: The history of tampons – in ancient Greece?

Thomas Morris: Broken glass and boiled cabbage

The Recipes Project: Dying to Be Cured

Mistaking Histories: Period Pains – have women always suffered from menstrual cramps?

Bentley University: Bentley Professor Awarded NEH Grant to Study Women Doctors of the 1800s

STAT: 5 important ways Henrietta Lacks changed medical science

KQED: S2 Episode 4: The Elementary Kool-Aid Acid Test

thestar.com: Inhuman experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

Peter McCandless, History and Stuff: Bedlam: the hospital and the word it gave us

Mercy Street: Behind the Lens: A History in Pictures: Surgery in the Civil War

Mistaking histories: Vicarious menstruation

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Once upon a time (1883) there was an incredible network in London. It was the London Hydraulic Power Company. It powered incredible things – Tim Dunn (@MrTimDunn)

 ars technica: Formula 1: A technical deep drive into building the world’s fastest cars

Conciatore: Washing Molten Glass

Conciatore: Carries the Palm

SciHi Blog: Frank Stephen Baldwin and the Pinwheel Calculator

Ptak Science Books: A Technical Report on the V-1, January 1945

Cornell Chronicle: NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Provided

Atlas Obscura: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of an Unplanned Meltdown at America’s First Nuclear Power Reactor

NASA: NASA Armstrong Fact Sheet: D-558-I Skystreak

Today I Found Out: Hobbs and his Lock Picks: The Great Lock Controversy of 1851

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Titanic in our collection

Geek History: You don’t need to be a genius to know why Thomas Edison was popular

Canada Science and Technology Museums: Collection Online: Recorder-player, tape

TV Technology: The Videotape Recorder Turns 50

he VTR design team: (L to R) Fred Pfost, Shelby Henderson, Ray Dolby, Alex Maxey, Charles Ginsburg, and Charles Anderson

Geek History: In the 1960s Paul Baran developed packet switching

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Teleskopos: How the telescope got its name

The New York Times: What’s in Your Microwave Oven?

Davison: Make Mistakes! The Eraser is Here to Stay!

Geek History: George Westinghouse used Tesla power to defeat Edison in Currents War

The New York Times: Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Mr. Taylor at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California in an undated photo.
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER

SciHi Blog: Aviation Pioneer Harriet Quimby

Geek History: Pittsburgh at the forefront of technology inventions and innovations

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Oxford Academic: Environmental History: 40th Anniversary Virtual Edition (open access)

Forbes: How Mendel Channeled Darwin

Skulls in the Stars: April 10, 1825: Mount Tambora blows up

Notches: Egyptology, sexual science and modern gender identity

Science News: The giraffes that sailed to medieval China

A Short History of Climate Change: No one told Gilbert Plass to study global warming. But no one told him no to either

TrowelBlazers: Margarete Gütschow

 

The Guardian: Painting a new picture of the ‘little ice age’

Forbes: The Climate Science Behind the Sinking of the Titanic

NICHE: The Past Comes Flooding Back: The War That Almost Sank Holland

Smithsonian.com: Before There Were Dinosaurs, There Was This Weird Crocodile-Looking Thing

Darwin Online: Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library

A scale diagram of the poop cabin, probably drawn by one of the officers, with Darwin’s annotations, including on the right and bottom, “Book Cases”. (Cambridge University Library, DAR 44.16)

Thomas Morris: The glow-in-the-dark Easter feast

Conciatore: Primordial Matter

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Western Dig: N. America’s Oldest Bison Fossil Found, Revealing ‘Mother of All Bison’

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Leopold Gmelin and the Chemistry of Digestion

Leopold Gmelin (1788-1853)

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Milton Levenson’s Interview

The Psychedelic Library: The Discovery of LSD and Subsequent Investigations on Naturally Occurring Hallucinogens

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Rosalind Franklin in a letter to her father h/t Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote)

U.S. Intellectual History Blog: Ideas and Social Welfare Policy

Medieval Science and Philosophy: A Brief History of Popular Science: Explaining the World Through the Ages

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On: A Recipe for Happiness

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Note April 2017

Hyperallergic: Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York’s Most Valuable Resources

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Iris Millis

Birmingham Mail: Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

NLM in Focus: Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John Shaw Billings

Startnext: Buchprojekt zur Reichshebammenführerin: Nanna Conti (1881-1951) Eine Biographie der Reichshebammenführerin

Bulletin: History of Medicine: Volume 91. Number 1, Spring 2017 Table of Contents

JSTOR Daily: Scientists Have Always Been Political

Geek History: Explore who invented the internet and origins of all things geek

The #EnvHist Weekly

AEON: Machine envy

Providentia: Shy Henry

Art of Travel 1500–1850: Database of European Travel

Sapping Attention: The history of looking at data visualisation

Smithsonian.com: Why Are We So Obsessed With Dead Bodies?

Medieval Science and Philosophy: Medieval Science in Medieval Fiction

Blink: The centrifuge and the sun

Entitle Blog: The Banality of the Anthropocene

ESOTERIC:

The Public Domain Review: Giambattista della Porta’s De humana physiognomonia libri IIII (1586)

From De humana physiognomonia, 1586
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Physics: Revelations of fundamental science

TLS: Who was the first modern philosopher?

New Books Network: Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic

Harvard Gazette: Light years ahead

Science: Books, Et Al: Harry Collins, a sociologist embedded in the LIGO project, recounts the discovery of a lifetime

Edinburgh UP: Archives of Natural History: Volume 44, Issue 1, April 2017 Book Reviews Open Access

Notches: Denounced: How Modernizing Mexico Criminalized Infanticide and Abortion

Academia: Review of Elizabeth Yale, Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain

THE: Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection, by Evelleen Richards

New Books Network: Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France, 1921–1939

Popular Science: What Algorithms Want – Ed Finn

Advances in the History od psychology: No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s

The Aperiodical: The Mathematics of Secrets by Joshua Holden

The Wall Street Journal: A Zoo in Dickensian London

Popular Science: Common Sense, The Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI – Hector Levesque

The Washington Post: An insider’s tale of how biography works: ‘this Long Pursuit’, by Richard Holmes

National Geographic: How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Artic Mystery

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens e la santé: Medicine in First World War Europe: Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists

W.W. Norton: Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Historiens de la santé: Transcending Borders: Abortion in the Past and Present

Historiens de la santé: The Late Sigmund Freud. Or, The Last Word on Psychoanalysis, Society, and All the Riddles of Life

 

Historiens de la santé: William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Historiens de la santé: British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860–1918

Historiens de la santé: The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism

New Books Network: Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Historiens de la santé: Arnau de Vilanova, Regiment de sanitat per al rei d’Aragó. Aforismes de la memoria

Historiens de la santé: The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Springer: In the Footsteps of Columbus: European Missions to the International Space Station

Routledge: The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrant

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March September 2017

Linnean Society: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

thestar.com: How London’s Science Museum is making over math

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

hist63.herokuapp.com: There’s An App For That: Student exhibition of historic scientific instruments

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

CLOSING VERY SOON: Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

CLOSING VERY SOON: Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Wellcome Collection: Bill Morrison: Domesticating electricity

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

The National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Ancienne Faculté, Paris: Prochaine séance de la Société Française d’Histoire de la Médecine 22 Avril 2017

Salle Léopold-Delisle, Paris: Conférence de Nathalie Sage Pranchère L’école des sages-femmes. Naissance d’un corps professionnel (1786-1917) 2 mai 2017

Queen’s College, Oxford: Steve Silberman – The Rediscovery of Neurodiversity 21 April 2017

University of Milan: Lecture: The controversial polyp: The history of the early modern disease concept 21 April 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and Her Contemporaries 25 April 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Senate, House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599’ 27 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Leonhard Fuchs: De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes
It was illustrated by: Albrecht Meyer, who made drawings based on the actual plants; Heinrich Füllmaurer, who transferred the drawings to woodblock; and Vitus Rudolph Speckle, who cut the blocks and printed the drawings
Fuchs called this thistle Chamaeleon albus, it is now known as Carlina acaulis

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Dial “B” for Britain: The Story of the Landline

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: A Sad Story of Pendulums – Objectivity #114

Youtube: University of Arizona: The Evolution of Modern Neurosurgery: A History of Trial and Error, Success and Failure

Youtube: Library and Archives Canada: Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City (1938)

Youtube: Public Land Transfer – Destroying the Myths

Jeremy Millar: Human Form in Art (2008)

Youtube: Recording Archaeology: Introduction-Plague in diachronic and Interdisciplinary perspective

Makers: Katherine G. Johnson

Youtube: Disney ’46 The Story of Menstruation

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Futility Closet: An Audio Ghost: Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice, ca. 1885

Radiolab: Nukes

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Averroes

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Pitt-Rivers

Royal Aeronautical Society: Podcast: The Chuck Yeager Interview

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science & Society: Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty 21–22 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

University of Birmingham: Symposium: Science & Religion 24 April 2017

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Roehampton: Senior Research Fellow: A Theatre of Emotions: The Affective Landscape of Nineteenth- Century British Surgery

University of Lisbon: Two Special Regime Research Fellowships for Doctorates: MEDEA-CHART: The Medieval and Early-Modern Nautical Chart: Birth, Evolution and Use Deadline 28 April 2017

Deutsches Museum: Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (w/m) als Kurator Leitung der Abteilung Telekommunikation und Mikroelektronik

University of Maine: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Reconstructing ice age food webs from Project 23 fossil deposits at the La Brea Tar Pits

UCL: Unlocking the SCAR archive: the sixty-year long consolidation of Antarctic governance through polar research

University of York: Lecturer in the History of Science, Ideas and Medicine c. 1500 – c. 1750 Deadline 10 May 2017

University of Manchester: Research Associate, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Governance Deadline 2 May 2017

AHA Today: Grant of the Week: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

Nursing Clio: Join the NC team: Social Media Manager Deadline 1 May 2017

University of Strasbourg: Call for Postdoc Applications: The healthy self as body capital in post-1945 Great Britain Deadline 20 May 2017

University of Liverpool: ESRC CASE Doctoral Award: ‘Expectations and Experiences of Lung Cancer in Liverpool since 1948’ Deadline 21 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #34

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #34

Monday 10 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week has flowed by in the world of #histSTM and it’s time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list to deliver up its cornucopia of the histories of science, technology and medicine harvested on the banks of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The decision made by a minority of British voters to leave the European Union has provoked some truly bizarre claims and wishes on the part of those so eager to escape to an imaginary past where everything was better and those pesky continentals didn’t meddle in the affairs of the true blue islanders. Perhaps the most bizarre from a #histSTM standpoint is the wish of those, over a certain age, to return to the golden age of chains, rods, poles and perches, and gills, fluid ounces, pints, quarts and gallons, that is the ‘good old’ imperial system of measurement.

This is particular bizarre for at least three reasons. Firstly the main wish is to be able to buy produce in shops in pounds and ounces again, but this has always been possible under EU regulations so it wasn’t necessary to leave the EU to fulfil this particular desire. Germany has a rather convenient colloquial arrangement, when one goes shopping one can buy a pound (German pfund) or half a pound of carrots with no problems. What one gets is half or a quarter of a kilo. A half-kilo is approximately 46 grams more than a pound, which in terms of fruit and vegetables is a difference that one can neglect without worry. I just wish that those Brits who desire the return to the pounds of their distant childhood were as pragmatic. The term distant childhood illustrates very nicely the second problem, the UK went metric in 1965, which means anybody under the age of about fifty has only really experienced the metric system and would find the imperial system totally strange and extremely unwieldy. The third oddity is the fact that the UK went metric in 1965 that’s six whole years before it joined the EU! Put quite simply, viewed historically the adoption of the metric system and joining the EU had nothing to do with each other.

The conservative politicians pushing for Brexit keep repeating the mantra that by leaving the EU the UK will be opening up to the world. If upon leaving the EU they abandon the metric system and return to the imperial one they will be aligning themselves with the USA, Myanmar and Liberia, the only three countries in the world that don’t use the metric system as their official national system of measurement, not exactly what one would normally understand by opening up to the world.

Quotes of the week:

“To Spanish friends: please ignore anything the UK says just now, we are having a nervous breakdown. We hope the medication will arrive soon” – Philip Ball(@philipcball)

“1 mile = 1760 yards = 5280 feet = 63360 inches. You know it makes sense! Let’s get rid of the ridiculous metric system” – Carsten Timmermann (@ctimmermann)

“Imagine if your life was so unutterably empty that the colour of your passport was something you gave a shit about.” Best comment so far ­– Darren Johnson (@DarrenJohnson66)

“In the row over Cadbury’s eggs I think the true spirit of Easter is being lost which is to eat so much chocolate you are physically sick” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events” – William James h/t @peterbroks

“It all became clear when I realised that the UK is a parody account” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“A man between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats” – Benjamin Franklin

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason is like administering medicine to the dead”–Thomas Paine

“May the wings of liberty never lose a feather” – Jack Burton h/t @LeapingRobot

“We knew there were lots of stars. Then we found out there are lots of galaxies. Now there are lots of planets too – History of Astronomy” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“Spencer’s phrase Survival of the fittest does not appear in On the Origin of Species until the fifth edition” – “And “evolution” does not appear until the 6th edition”

“Science is an accretion of provisional certainties” – Jerome Groopman h/t @PiersatPenn

Birthday of the Week:

 David Rittenhouse born 8 April 1732

David Rittenhouse by Charles Wilson Peale Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: “…and then he missed it” – David Rittenhouse and the Transit of Venus 1769

SciHi Blog: David Rittenhouse and the Transit of Venus

Penn University Archives & Records Center: David Rittenhouse (1732–1796)

 William Henry Jackson born 4 April 1843

William Henry Jackson, as a member of the U. S. Geological Survey exploring the Teton country in 1872
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Henry Jackson

Yellowstone’s Photo Collection: Jackson Photos

Hayden party; William H Jackson; No date

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 ESA: Space in Images: SENTINEL-1 Solar Wing

Voices of the Manhattan Project: To Fermi – with Love – Part 2

One Big Monkey: Apollo 16 Ultra-violet photography

Lights in the Dark: These Photos Taken from the Moon Show Lots and Lots of Stars

Libraries University of Missouri: Library News Hub: Johannes de Sacrobosco and the sphere of the universe

NASA: Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger Receives National Trophy

NASA: NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for ‘Grand Finale’ at Saturn

AHF: Warren Nyer

Phys Org: Scientists reconstruct space history with ancient texts

AHF: Robert Serber

The Catholic Astronomer: Astronomy in Art & Architecture: Covington, Kentucky, USA

The Chronicle of the Fall: 648BC Apr. 6: Event #2648: Earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks

The Public Domain Review: The Influence of the Blue Ray of the Sunlight and of the Blue Color of the Sky (1877)

University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection: Counting Atoms in the ISOTRACE facility

staff.science.uu.ni: The astrolabe: Description, History and Bibliography

Smithsonian Nation Air and Space Museum: How Being Deaf Made the Difference in Space Research

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Vincenzo Viviani

Vincenzo Viviani (April 5, 1622 – September 22, 1703) Portrait by Domenico Tempesti (1652-1718)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ESA: Cryosat Mission Overview

ESA: Space Science: 8 April 1998 ISO ended its observational phase

SciHi Blog: Kamerlingh Onnes and Superconductivity

AHF: James Tuck

American History: The Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon de Witt

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The 15th-Century Monk Who Crowdsourced a Map of the World

Earth according to Fra Mauro. PUBLIC DOMAIN

History Today: Celebrity, Politics and Francis Drake

Royal Museums Greenwich: Sir Francis Drake

The Mountaineers: Mary Anderson, Mountaineer and REI Co-Founded, Passes Away at 107

SciHi Blog: Robert Cavelier de La Salle and his Mississippi ExpeditionSciHi Blog: Jacob Roggeveen and the Easter Island

British Library: data.bl.uk: Pelagios Project: Medieval maps, itineraries and charts

SciHi Blog: Jacob Roggeveen and the Easter Island

Map of Jacob Roggeveen’s voyage in 1722

Harvard Maps: The Longest Map in Our Collection

Mail Online: How America USED to look: Ultra-precise maps compiled for insurance companies from as early as the 1860s reveal incredible detail about neighborhoods across the US

National Geographic: How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Ptak Science Books: Two Compasses by Paul Revere, 1772

Boston Rare Maps: A rare and curious “planisphere”

New York Public Library: The NYC Space/Time Directory: Building the Future of NYC’s Past

The Orkney News: Dr John Rae: Arctic Explorer

ohn Rae statue (2013) © Copyright Jo Turner

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

h/t JF Ptak (@ptak)

 brainpickings: The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine

Thomas Morris: A fishy business

Wellcome Collection: The ‘Obscene’ Doctor

The Public Domain Review: Reed Bontecou’s Portraits of Wounded Soldiers (1865)

Nursing Clio: Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe free: Tuberculosis in Progressive Era New York City

Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit: The Carrara Herbal – Sarah Kyle’s Pandora’s box

Fig. 1. Anonymous, Frontispiece with Carrara heraldry and “Citron” (Citrus medica, L., citron tree), Carrara Herbal, London, British Library, Egerton 2020, f. 4r, 35 × 24 cm, gouache on vellum, Padua, ca. 1390–1400. Copyright © The British Library Board

Concocting History: Grandmas and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Beyond

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences: Nature or Artifice? Grafting in Early Modern Surgery and Agronomy

SciHi Blog: John Hughlings Jackson and his studies of Epilepsy

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: An illustrated Old English Herbal

Dr Alun Withey: Barbers and Shaving in early modern Britain

Chawton House Library: Woman writer of the month: Elizabeth Blackwell

Blackwell’s beautiful illustration of the dandelion includes drawings of seeds and progression of growth.

Nursing Clio: “Save Changes”: Telling Stories of Disability Protest

Thomas Morris: Hip hip

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Pathological and Clinical Society

Early Modern Medicine: Thomas Gibson’s Life and Times

SSHM: A “Cult of Productivity”: Treatment Regimes in the Colonial Maltese”Lunatic” Asylum, 1850–1900

The Recipes Project: Treating the Stone in Sixteenth-Century Wales (according to the Vicar of Gwenddwr)

Smithsonian.com: This Feminist Psychologist-Turned-Rock-Star Led a Full Life of Resistance

Naomi Weisstein was a feminist activist, a neuropsychologist and, for a brief time, a rock ‘n roll musician. (Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America)

Royal College of Physicians: Pharmacological preparations: evidence from the RCP library and archives

Academia: De la scientificité de la psychiatrie francophone. Unité linguistique et continuité historique des représentations de la santé mentale au Québec entre 1948 et 1960

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist, Part 5 – Anaesthetist to Queen Victoria

UCLA: Department of Epidemiology: Anesthesia and Queen Victoria

History for Atheists: Cats, the Black Death and a Pope

Thomas Morris: Cart to heart

Danny Dutch: Historical photos circulating depict women medical pioneers

The first female doctors from India, Japan and Syria, as students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1885. (Photo: Legacy Center Archives, Drexel University College of Medicine)

brainpickings: Diseases of the Will: Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal on the Six Psychological Flaws That Keep the Talented from Achieving Greatness

Res Obscura: On the Women’s Petition Against Coffee of 1674

quiteirregular: “the civility of my knee, my hat and hand”: Thomas Browne’s “Religio Medici”

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

SciHi Blog: Sir Benjamin Baker and the Forth Bridge

SciHi Blog: The Legend of the Pony Express

Illustrated Map of Pony Express Route in 1860
by William Henry Jackson
~ Courtesy the Library of Congress ~

History Today: The first Pony Express

Atlas Obscura: When Cyclists, Not Drivers, Led the Charge for Better Roads

SciHi Blog: Nadar and the Art of Photography

Conciatore: Rosichiero Glass

Conciatore: The Glassmakers Salamander

The New York Times: Ikutaro Kakehashi, Engineer Behind Revolutionary Drum Machine, Dies at 87

Ikutaro Kakehashi founded the Roland Corporation to create electronic instruments. Credit Rex Features, via Associated Press

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History: Anthony George Lyster

The Northern Echo: Iconic swan makes journey home to Barnard Castle museum

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture: Meddling Metals in Early Virginia

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: Papers of the Board of Longitude: Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions

Geek History: Internet and World Wide Web visionaries ponder surviving world war

Television History –The First 75 Years: 1930 Two-Way Television by Bell Laboratories

Smithsonian.com: World War I: 100 Years Later: Women On the Frontline of WWI Came to Operate Telephones

Women of the Signal Corps run General Pershing’s switchboard at the First Army headquarters. (Courtesy of National Archives)

The Science Museum: Introducing the Draughtsman–Writer automaton

Geek History: Pittsburgh at the forefront of technology invention and innovation

Ptak Science Books: A Technical Report on the V-1, January 1945

Altered Automotive: A Gallery of Automotive Innovation and Transportation Museum

SciHi Blog: Designers Should Think Big – Isambard Kingdom Brunel

AHF: Computing and the Manhattan Project

Science Museum: Drawings of the Great Eastern steam ship

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Renaissance artist-engineer icon – Vitruvian Man

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The Guardian: Bloodthirsty chomp-monster or sensitive lover? Time to rethink Tyrannosaurus rex

Tyrannosauroidea Central: Introducing Daspletosaurus horneri, the Two Medicine Tyrannosaurine: Ontogeny

Royal Astronomical Society: Paintings, sunspots and frost fairs… rethinking the Little Ice Age

Science: In Louisiana, a threatened natural history collection gets a reprieve

Nature Physics: A ton for Thompson’s tome

The Public Domain Review: Images from the First Colour Publication on Fish (1754)

 

The Primate Diaries: The Good Fight

Notches: The History of Sexuality has a Jewish Problem

Environmental History: Teaching Environmental History: Canada in Context

SciHi Blog: Melvin Calvin and the Calvin Cycle

Forbes: How Mendel Channeled Darwin

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – David Fairchild

David Fairchild in 1940, tasting the fruit of an antidesma tree in Indonesia. (Courtesy Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden)

Smithsonian.com: This Swashbuckling Botanist Changed America’s Landscapes

CHEMISTRY:

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Rachel Erlanger’s Interview

Lemelsen Center: Coffee in an Instant

Smithsonian.com: Arsenic and Old Tastes Made Victorian Wallpaper Deadly

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

AEON: If Aquinas is a philosopher then so are the Islamic theologians

Detail from ‘The Meeting of the Theologians’ by Abd Allah Musawwir, mid-16th century. Courtesy Wikipedia.

IET: Research and document supply service

U.S. Intellectual History Blog: A Woman’s Work: Field Notes

Unpaywall: Read paywalled research papers for free

Science: As scientists prepare to march, Science for the People reboots

Georgian Gentleman: Another chance to gaze into my crystal ball, 1829: The March of Intellect

BSHS Viewpoint: No. 111 October 2016: Science Stories

University of West Florida: Society for American Archaeology honors UWF professor for public education

Newcastle University: Gertrude Bell Archive

arXiv.org: What is Science?

The #EnvHist Weekly

Londonist: Ever Wondered What the 1851 Great Exhibition Was Like?

The Crystal Palace, Hyde Park.

Medium: The New York Crystal Palace Catalogs

History of Medicine in Ireland: Alcohol, Medicine and Irish Society, c.1890–1970 by Alice Mauger Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellowship

Smithsonian.com: Liberals and Conservatives Read Totally Different Books About Science

Googlre.com: 28 Groundbreaking Women in Science

archives.techno-science.ca: Welcome to the Open Archives Portal at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum!

New York Crystal Palace 1853: Digital Publication

AEON: A fault in our design

Forbes: Is That Skeleton Gay? The Problem With Projecting Modern Ideas Onto the Past

Nature: Natural-history collections face fight for survival

ESOTERIC:

The Recipes Project: Practical Magic in a Suffolk Village

The Guardian: Medieval villages mutilated the dead to stop them rising, study finds

The Wharram Percy excavation area as it looks today. Photograph: Pete Horne/Historic England/PA

The Public Domain Review: Lofty Only in Sound: Crossed Wires and Community in 19th-Century Dreams

BOOK REVIEWS:

Backlist: Historians recommend the books they love: Science and Technology

Popular Science: A History of the Solar System – Claudio Vita-Finzi

TNMoC: Lorenz: Breaking Hitler’s Top Secret Code at Bletchley Park

The Atlantic: Trees Have Their Own Songs

Nature: a view from the bridge: A wily plotter and his pioneering atlas

Geographical: Zero Degrees by Charles WJ Withers

Notches: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

lectures.revues.org: Nathalie Sage Pranchère, L’école des sages-femmes. Naissance d’un corps professionnel (1786-1917)

Barbara Copperthwaite: ‘Dazzling’ The Malay Archipelago, Alfred Russel Wallace

Sara’s Blog: Early Modern Medicine and Women’s Health

Richard Carter: ‘Pilgrim at Tinker Creek’ by Anne Dillard

Richard Carter: ‘Built on Bones’ by Brenna Hassett

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Nineteenth Century American Asylums. A History in Postcards

puf: Sur la douleur

Historiens de la santé: Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Epel Edition: Critique de la raison asilaire

Historiens de la santé: Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Lyndsey Clark: Review: Maths Gallery at the Science Museum

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

BHL: Celebrating Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker with Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

BSBI News & Views: Celebrating the life of J.D. Hooker

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Ambika P3 
University of Westminster: CASEBOOKS: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive
 17 March–23 April 2017

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Mad to Be Normal’: Film Review

Paleofuture: Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to Youtube

Atlas Obscura: Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to Youtube

The Mary Sue: Radioactive, a Biopic Based on a Marie Curie Graphic Novel Finds Its Director

NICHE: Guardians of Eternity: Confronting Giant Mine’s Toxic Legacy

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

TNMoC: Easter Bytes 6–9 April & 13–17 April 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians: The Library of Dr John Dee 19 April 2017

NYAM: Lady Mary’s Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games 6 April, 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and Her Contemporaries 25 April 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

NYAM: Lecture: Art in the Service of Medical Education: The Robert L. Dickinson-Belskie Birth Series and the Use of Sculpture to Teach the Process of Human Development from Fertilization Through Delivery 13 April 2017

Senate, House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599’ 27 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: The Library of John Dee 20 April 2017

JIC Conference Centre, Norwich: Lecture: Dr. Patricia Fara – Botanical Boudicas and Scientific Soldiers: Struggles past and Present 20 April 2017

History of Libraries Research Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 8 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

BBC FOUR: The Beauty of Anatomy

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Brenna Hassett: Built on Bones – Talks at Google

The Royal Society: The curious history of curiosity-driven research

Metrocosm: The history of urbanisation, 3700 BC – 2000 AD

Why Evolution is True: The peppered moth – a video

West Midlands History: James Watt’s workshop – Inventing the modern world

RADIO & PODCASTS:

British Library: Sounds: Industry: water, steel & energy

BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Drama: Nichola McAuliffe – The Incomparable Witness (Sir Bernard Spilsbury the father of modern forensics)

Back Story: Body Politics: Disability in America

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Pauli’s Exclusion Principle

media.gettyimages.com: Einstein

BBC Radio 4: Did the Victorians Ruin the World?

Canada Science and Technology Museum: Science Alive podcasts

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Baconian Science

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Warwick: People’s History of the NHS: Conference: Institutional Diet: History and Policy 21 April 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

SIGGIS : Mahoney Prize recognizes an outstanding article in the history of computing and information technology, broadly conceived Deadline 15 April 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Historiens de la santé: Appel à candidatures: Prix Henry-E. Sigerist pour la promotion de la relève en histoire de la médecine et des sciences naturelles avant le 15 Avril 2017

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

University of Birmingham: Symposium: Science & Religion 24 April 2017

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Jagiellonian University Krakow: CfP. Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities 19–21 April 2017 Deadline 14 March 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

Vanderbilt University, Nashville: 11th Annual Southern History of Science and Technology (SoHoST) Meeting 7–8 April 2017

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18–19 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South c.1800-200 18–19 April 2017

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

conference

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Uppsala Universitet: 3–4 PhD positions in History of Science and Ideas

Uppsala Universitet: 1 PhD position in History of Science

University of London: Institute of English Studies: Master’s Studentship in the History of the Book

University of Bristol: Lectureships: Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy/History of Science

British Library: Internship in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

University of Manchester: CHSTM: Science Communication MSc

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #33

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #33

Monday 03 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

April Fools Day is past and the seriousness returns to the world with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list with all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could sieve out the Internet over the last seven days.

Sunday was the 370th birthday of the Early Modern German entomologist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian.

Maria Sibylla Merian c. 1700, Copperplate by Jacobus Houbraken from a portrait by Georg Gsell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Born to the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family a large seventeenth-century European publishing house. Her father was Matthäus Merian a cartographical engraver and publisher, so she grew up in an atmosphere of scientific illustration. Her stepfather, the artist Jacob Marrel, taught her to draw and paint. She developed a passion for insects and went on to become one of the most impressive entomologists at the beginning of the eighteenth century and one of the best scientific illustrators of any age

Her life story, her struggles and her successes make her to a genuine role model for all women considering a career in science and the University of Amsterdam is celebrating that career with a major conference in June.

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maria Merian

The Atlantic: The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Linda Hall Library: Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium

brainpickings: Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art

 

Quotes of the week:

“For neither would I be of those number of rash innovators…who endeavour wholly to banish from the schools of ancient philosophy.” – Daniel Sennert

“I bought a Brexit calculator the other day. Nothing adds up but it’s excellent at taking away and division” – Jason Spacey (@JasonSpacey)

“Top tip: if you are interested in popular culture and the history of science, try not to confuse J.D. Hooker with T.J. Hooker” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“17thc medical diagnosis by astrology. Watch out under Capricorn for diseases of the knees and hams. And beware of scabs and fractures” – RCPE Heritage (@RCPEHeritage)

“Painting is a science and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature” – John Constable h/t @LauraJsnyder

“Why then, may not a landscape be considered a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but experiments?” – John Constable h/t @LauraJsnyder

“The measurements of the earth, the waters, & the stars have come to be understood through painting…” – Albrecht Dürer, 1512 h/t @GalleKarl

“#twitterstorians pro-tip: when meeting @NSAGov employees, “I also read other people’s mail for a living” is NOT a good conversation starter” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“You know how they eat potatoes in Wiltshire? They have Devizes for Chippenham” – Jon Sutton (@jonmsutton)

“Quote of day on BBC Radio 4 Inside Science: “We’re not calling Planet 9 ‘Planet McPlanetFace'””

“As a professor, Fox News tells me I can turn my students into Communists and experience tells me I can’t even make them do the readings” – Paul Musgrave (@profmusgrave)

Cabinet of Foreign Weights (1818-20) at the Science Museum. Standardising weights and measures. Clearly a good thing.. – James Baker (@j_w_baker)

“Metric is easy e.g. 1 millihelen (mh) is the amount of beauty needed to launch a single ship. But what will it be in imperial units?” – Jim Day (@psneeze)

A Terry Pratchett footnote

Birthdays of the Week:

 Lou Henry Hoover born 29 March 1874

Lou Henry, age 17, on a burro at Acton, California, on August 22, 1891.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lou Henry Hoover

Frederik Ruysch born 28 March 1638

Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731) 1694 Jurriaen Pool – Universiteitsmuseum Amsterdam
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Public Domain Review: Frederik Ruysch: The Artist of Death

Smithsonian Institute: This 17th-Century Anatomist Made Art Out of Bodies

William Harvey born 1 April 1578

William Harvey by Daniel Mytens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Morris: Death of a 152-year-old (or was he?)

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Heart

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

AHF: The British Atomic Bomb Project

The Asahi Shimbun: Rare prewar picture postcard depicts target of atomic bombing

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Russell E. Gackenbach’s Interview

Griffonage-Dot-Com: Early Motion Pictures of Eclipses (1639– 1880)

AHF: Glenn Seaborg

e-Luminesciences: Cosmogenesis (8): The Nebular Hypothesis

Wright’s Cosmic Tapestry.
Thomas Wright believed that God resided at the gravitational center of the universe and that all celestial bodies revolved around that center but were sufficiently far apart to prevent the universe collapsing on its Creator. Since a single gravitational center would have been fundamentally unstable, Wright’s Original Theory proposed that there were in fact millions of separate star systems, each of which had its own supernatural center, represented by the eye of providence, the instrument of the Creation.
Thomas Wright, An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, London, 1750.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Rachel Bronson’s Interview

Historical Texts: Astronomy

NASA: Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer

Futurism: Margaret Hamilton: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Took Us to the Moon

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: Why medieval monks loved their gadgets just as much as we do

Smithsonian.com: This Little-Known Math Genius Helped America Reach the Stars

Ad Astra per Astra by America Meredith (National Museum of the American Indian)

 

Medium: Watch: Richard Feynman: My Favourite Scientist

NESDIS News & Articles: Celebrating the World’s First Meteorological Satellite: TIROS-1

Slate: The First Photo of the Sun

annals of spacetime: happy birthday, joan feynman

Joan Feynman

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The Sun is Always Shining on Joan Feynman

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: A Popular ‘40s Map of American Folklore Was Destroyed by Fears of Communism

Atlas Obscura: Why Map Historians Are Annoyed With Boston Public Schools

bpimaps: Mary Ann Rocque

National Archives: Women of the Polar Archives

Louise Boyd records the attempted rescue mission with a 1mm camera. (401.083.028)

The Map Room: Fourteen

NYC 99 ORG: An Historical Atlas of New York City

Medievalists.net: A Journey to the Far North in the Ninth Century

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The Paris Review: The Hundred Trillion Stories in Your Head

The Recipes Project: Bright Red, Dark Red: Coral’s Color-Coded Virtues

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Processing of the Harvard Prevention Research Center Records

The New York Times: The Trauma of Facing Deportation

npr: Civil War Surgeon Set The Standard for Battlefield Medicine

Nursing Clio: The Miseries and Heartbreak of Backstreet Abortions: Before and After Roe

Mimi Matthews: Aphrodisiacs, Elixirs, and Dr. Brodum’s Restorative Nervous Cordial

V0016204 Two unorthodox medical practitioners, J. Graham and G. Kater
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk

JSTOR Daily: Did Victorians Really Get Brain Fever

Thomas Morris: The stone-swallower

newsworks: Blood brothers: Philly docs, researchers suck up to leeches

Hektoen International: Hospital San Francesco Grande in Padua 

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

SciHi Blog: The Windsurfer Sailboard

Popular Science: How to build a DIY replica of Galileo’s telescope

Atlas Obscura: Vịnh Mốc Tunnel Complex

Smithsonian.com: Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials

Shorpy: Game Boy: 1924

AEON: How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope?

Isaac Newton’s reflecting telescope of 1671. Photo ©The Royal Society, London

Lemelson Center: Send Me a Kiss by Wireless

Atlas Obscura: The First Pirate Bay Server

cbc: This Canadian radio pioneer dreamed of ‘words without wires’

Conciatore: Chalcedony Glass

Conciatore: Laughing in the Fern

Atlas Obscura: The Man Who Used His Nose to Keep New York’s Subways Safe

“Smelly” Kelly, using his famous nose. COURTESY HARPER COLLINS

British Library: Collection items: Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook

Geek History: George Westinghouse used Tesla power to defeat Edison in Current War

Smithsonian.com: Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil

Geek History: Automotive innovator Henry Ford changed everything

Geek History: Henry Ford creates ultimate history museum of Industrial Revolution

Library of Congress Blog: Women’s History Month: Those Magnificent Women in Their Flying Machines

 

Photo montage published with the story “Brave Women of Europe Risk Their Lives as Aviators,” Grand Forks Daily Herald, Aug. 2 , 1915

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

TrowellBlazers: Joan Wiffen: There Be Dragons

Histoires naturelles: Singeries et… hommerie

FiveThirtyEight: A Century-Old Arctic Shipwreck Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather

Ocean Leadership: Dinosaur Crater’s Clue to Origin of Life

American Scientist: Confessions of a Herbarium-Savvy Field Biologist

Smithsonian.com: When the Nazis Tried to Bring Animals Back from Extinction

Hermann Göring (Wikimedia Commons)

ITV News: The man who put hedgehogs on the map has died

Twilight Beasts: A striped wonder

A Short History of Climate Change: By day, he worked on fossil fuels, by night, he discovered climate change

Tonic: Evolution, Creationism, and the Great Appendix Debate

Kew Science: Plants of the World Online

Paige Fossil History: Following Father Verhoeven to Flores

Father Verhoeven

The New York Times: Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

Letters from Gondwana: Introducing Daspletosaurus Horneri

Letters from Gondwana: Re-examining the Dinosaur Evolutionary Tree

The California Sunday Magazine: Letter From a Drowned Canyon The story of water in the West, climate change, and the birth of modern environmentalism lies at the bottom of Lake Powell

The Guardian: Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, new dinosaur discovery suggests

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: The Chipping Sodbury Bestiary

The Quonk: When startled by a hunter, the quonk will lay a pair of eggs, which hatch around the full moon. Quonks are described in De bestiis ridiculosis as among the most noble of beasts, and impossible (and undesirable) to tame.

CHEMISTRY:

History Extra: Arsenic: a brief history of Agatha Christie’s favourite murder weapon

CHF: Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff

Drawing Now: How to Draw John Dalton

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 2 – April 2017 Table of Contents

The Economist: On the origin of self-help

Historiens de la santé: Science et technique au Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe siècle) Table of Contents

The Royal Institution: Science on paper

AHA: Perspectives on History: From Personal to Professional: Collaborative History Blogs Go Mainstream

Nature: It’s not just you: science papers are getting harder to read

The #EnvHist Weekly

University of Glasgow, Strathclyde: Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare New Website

Stochastic Trend: Traditional Views, Revisionist Views, and Counter-revisionist Views on the Industrial Revolution

ESOTERIC:

Spooky Geometry: Psychometry in Geology

The Public Domain Review: From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

Biography: Sir Isaac Newton & The Philosopher’s Stone

Providentia: Executing the Astrologer

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 60 – On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859)

Notches: Sex and the Civil War

BJPS Review of Books: Carl Gillett – Reduction and Emergence in Science and Philosophy

Gates Notes: You Should Appreciate Germs

National Geographic: Geography Isn’t Sacred in the Playful World of Pictorial Maps

All roads lead to California—literally—in this whimsical 1947 map.
MAP COURTESY ETHEL M. FAIR COLLECTION (275), GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Popular Science: The Ascent of Gravity – Marcus Chown

Wiley Online Library: The Historians: Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

The Chronicle of Higher Education: For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Said

Smithsonian.com: The Science Behind Nature’s Patterns

NEW BOOKS:

Hermann: Introduction à la philosophie des sciences médicales

ARC Humanities Press: Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean

Enfilade: London: Prints and Drawing before 1800

Historiens de la santé: The metamorphosis of autism: A history of child development in England

Historiens de la santé: Freud in Cambridge

Historiens de la santé: Purpose and Cognition. Edward Tolman and the Transformation of American Psychology

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

BHL: Celebrating Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker with Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

BSBI News & Views: Celebrating the life of J.D. Hooker

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Ambika P3 
University of Westminster: CASEBOOKS: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive
 17 March–23 April 2017

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Mad to Be Normal’: Film Review

Paleofuture: Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to Youtube

Atlas Obscura: Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to Youtube

The Mary Sue: Radioactive, a Biopic Based on a Marie Curie Graphic Novel Finds Its Director

NICHE: Guardians of Eternity: Confronting Giant Mine’s Toxic Legacy

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: The Library of Dr John Dee 19 April 2017

NYAM: Lady Mary’s Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games 6 April, 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and Her Contemporaries 25 April 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s

University of Notre Dame: Physicist Tom McLeish Reconnects Science to Its Ancient Theological Sources

CHF: Talk: Fellow in Focus: “Trust Me!” The Problem of Insincerity in Early Modern Medicine 6 April 2017

NYAM: Lecture: Art in the Service of Medical Education: The Robert L. Dickinson-Belskie Birth Series and the Use of Sculpture to Teach the Process of Human Development from Fertilization Through Delivery 13 April 2017

Senate, House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599’ 27 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: The Library of John Dee 20 April 2017

University of Chicago: Religious Origins of Modern Science? 6 April 2017

JIC Conference Centre, Norwich: Lecture: Dr. Patricia Fara – Botanical Boudicas and Scientific Soldiers: Struggles past and Present 20 April 2017

Whitechapel Gallery: Maps to the Stars 6 April 2017

History of Libraries Research Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 8 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Frederick Ruysch by Jan van Neck (1683). Amsterdams Historisch Museum

 TELEVISION:

BBC FOUR: Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives

BBC FOUR: The Beauty of Anatomy

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Open Culture: 200-Year-Old Robots That Play Music, Shoot Arrows & Even Write Poems: Watch Automatons in Action

Youtube: Objectivity: Space-related Objects

Yotube: Rachel Carson Center: Lunchtime Colloquium: Monica Vasile: “Associative Environmentality: The Revival of Forest Commons in the Romanian Carpathians”

Popular Science: Watch a 1953 nuclear blast test disintegrate a house in high resolution

Linda Hall Library: Livestream: From Galileo to Laudato Si’: Why Science Needs Faith

Youtube: Field Microscope – Objectivity #30

Youtube: Legendary mathematicians: They’re just like us!

Smithsonian.com: Playing the Unplayable Records

Youtube: Scanning the Miranda Map

Youtube: AHF: Operation Tumbler Snapper: Shot Able (Additional Footage)

Youtube: Massimo Pigliucci: Philosophy of Science I

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: England’s First European

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: The Magic Years

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Anatomy of Melancholy

BSHS: New Interviews Available via British Library Sounds

Uncommon Knowledge: Podcast 11: Medieval Cosmoloogical Diagrams and Opicinus de Canistris

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 39. The Wolf’s Footprint: Indian Naturalism

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 197: Charles in Charge: The Carolingian Renaissance

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

University of Cambridge, Christ’s College: Conference: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400-1750 3–4 April 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Historiens de la santé: Appel à candidatures: Prix Henry-E. Sigerist pour la promotion de la relève en histoire de la médecine et des sciences naturelles avant le 15 Avril 2017

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

University of Birmingham: Symposium: Science & Religion 24 April 2017

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Jagiellonian University Krakow: CfP. Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities 19–21 April 2017 Deadline 14 March 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

Vanderbilt University, Nashville: 11th Annual Southern History of Science and Technology (SoHoST) Meeting 7–8 April 2017

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18–19 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South c.1800-200 18–19 April 2017

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

conference

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

The University of Queensland: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities: Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows

King’s College London: Funded PhD project: Health and Healing at the Hanoverian Court

The Mercurians: Pam Laird Research Grant 2017: Research in the history of communication technologies

Liverpool Hope University: PhD Studentship: Early Modern Women and Intellectual History Deadline 25 May 2017

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #32

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #32

Monday 27 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

Anther seven days have passed and it is time once more for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be rounded up from the outer reaches of cyberspace over the last week.

Last Thursday was the birthday of the mathematician Emmy Noether, for whom we have a soft spot, as we live in the town where she was born and grew up. Like many figures in #histSTM Emmy deserves to be better known than she is. However she received a boost in her public recognition in 2015 because as well as being the centenary of the General Theory of Relativity, it was also the centenary of Noether’s theorem, an important theorem in modern physics that is little known by non physicists.

Unfortunately this rise in awareness of Noether’s theorem has led to a more than somewhat paradox situation. On Thursday the physicists were out in force praising Emmy and her achievements for their discipline whilst completely ignoring her achievements as a mathematician. This is more than a little strange because, although it is a very important part of modern physics, Noether’s theorem is quite literally the only contribution that Emmy made to the discipline. She was however principally a mathematician and was a very central figure in the creation of modern abstract algebra and it is for this that she should really attract out admiration. Reducing her reputation to Noether’s theorem does her a disservice.

Perhaps the strangest comment on Thursday came from the world famous string theorist, Brian Greene who tweeted the following:

Emmy Noether’s theorem is so vital to physics that she deserves to be as well known as Einstein. Yet, many have never even heard of her.

Emmy certainly deserves to be well known both for Noether’s theorem and for her massive contributions to abstract algebra, but as well known as Einstein? She made one, albeit very important, contribution to theoretical physics, whereas Einstein was central to the creation of the two largest fields of twentieth century physics, relativity theory and quantum theory. More importantly should we making name recognition ratings for scientists at all? League tables of significance? Popularity contests?

Sunday was the 501st birthday of the Swiss polymath Conrad Gesner, which a group of people and institutions celebrated as #GesnerDay. Normally this would mean a long list of posts here at Whewell’s Gazette but these post were collected on Sunday in a rolling live blog on the Renaissance Mathematicus and so there is just one link blow under birthdays.

Quotes of the week:

Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating it today.   May your daughter grow up to be a Nobel laureate, as did Irene, daughter of Marie Curie! – Paul Halpern (@phalpern)

 “My mother spoils me a lot” is a tongue twister in Spanish: “mi mamá me mima mucho” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

 “Linguistic inflation is quite real, even though it’s unbelievably incredible” – Stan Carey (@StanCarey)

“Vegetables come from the ground. Oddly reassuring that even modern technology cannot get earth off leeks” – Rachel Laudan (@rachellaudan)

 

Mediaeval scribes invented this bizarre Latin sentence as a joke to show just how difficult Gothic text could be to read ­ Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“Think you are depressed about global warming? Bipolar bears have it much worse” – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

“All books are coloring books if you can outrun the librarian” – matt (@biorhythmist)

“Don’t say a blessing on a nut until you open it. It may be wormy or rotten inside and thus the blessing said in vain” – Seder Hasidim, 13thc h/t @PiersatPenn

“My old dad always used to say “the first rule of theatre is to always leave them wanting more.”

Good man, terrible anaesthetist” – Ginger Cat (@nigellacokey)

“History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past” – A. J. P. Taylor h/t @RayBoomhower

In the wild, the historian has but one natural enemy – Jacob Anbinder (@JakeAnbinder)

Birthday of the Week:

Conrad Gesner born 26 March 1516

The Internet community celebrated Gesner’s 501st birthday as #GesnerDay. The contributions are all collated in one blog post on The Renaissance Mathematicus

Happy Birthday Conrad – #GesnerDay 2017

Emmy Noether born 23 March 1882

Medium: Emmy Noether: The Struggles of a Mathematical Genius

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Emmy and the Habilitation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Emmy the student and Emmy the communist!

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The House Where Emmy Lived

Mujeres con ciencia: Emmy Noether, matemática

The Physics Mill: International Women’s Day Spotlight: Emmy Noether

The Irish Times: Emmy Noether and the surprising significance of symmetry

Smithsonian.com: Mathematician Emmy Noether Should Be Your Hero

William Smith born 23 March 1769

William Smith
Artist unknown

Ucmp.berkeley.edu: William Smith (1769–1839) 

William Smith’s Geological Map of England

Forbes: Who Drew The First Geological Map?

John Harrison born 24 March 1693

Portrait of John Harrison (1693-1776), English clockmaker by P. Tassaert
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Harrison

soundcloud: Royal Museums Greenwich: John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

OUP Blog: The historian and the longitude

Christoph Clavius born 25 March 1538

Christoph Clavius
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A loser who was really a winner

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christoph and the calendar

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

March 25, 1945. Einstein letter urged FDR to meet with Leo Szilard to discuss concerns about using atomic bombs – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

Project Muse: Journal of Women’s History: Learned and Loving: Representing Women Astronomers in Enlightenment France

SciHi Blog: Alessandro Volta and the Electricity

APS: This Month in Physics History: March 20, 1800: Volta describes the Electric Battery

The Curious Astronomer: Einstein’s general relativity centenary

AHF: Rudolf Peierls

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Rose Bethe’s Interview

Rose Bethe
Source: AHF

AHF: Roger Hildebrand

APS: This Month in Physics History: March 21, 1768: Birth of Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier

The Catholic Astronomer: Strange Tales of Galileo and Proving: Omitted Data and the Tides

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Stanislaus Ulam’s Interview (1983)

Color System: Colour order systems in art and science

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī

The Astronomical Observatory of Nasir al-Dīn al-Tūsī
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Henry Frisch’s Interview

 

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Peter Vandervoort’s Interview

Tri-City Herald: Manhattan Project National Historical Park: Sharing an important piece of our history

NASA: Meteor 1 26 March 1969

Meteor I

FiveThirtyEight: A Mistranslated Word Led To Some of the Best Fake News of the 20th Century

AHF: Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

Ariane Space

APS: This Month in Physics History: March 1880: The Curie Brother Discover Piezoelectricity

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Scott Polar Research Institute: Who was Robert Lawrie?

Royal Museums Greenwich: Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh by William Segar
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Map Mania: Mapping the History of Latin America

Lexington Herald Leader: Kentucky invasion? Rare spy map shows French plans for Frontier America

The Art Newspaper: Experts restore rare Dutch Golden Age map found stuffed up a chimney

npr: ‘Ghosts’ In The Arctic: How The Long-Lost Franklin Expedition Was Found

This sketch, by Commander May R.N., circa 1853, depicts one the missions to find the Franklin expedition, which vanished in 1845.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

cbc: New maps to depict pre-colonial “Turtle Island” Canada

The Conversation: Five Maps that will change how you see the world

Barron Maps Blog: 20th Century female mapmakers: Cecily Peele [1892–1984]

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hektoen International: Heinz Lehmann and the daw of psychopharmacology

Hektoen International: Alcmaeon of Croton, philosopher physician

Project Muse: Journal of Women’s History: Finding A Space In Schools: Female Doctors and the Reform of Girls’ Physical Education in Weimar Germany

Heart of the Civil War: Agent of Mercy: The Untold Story of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell

Ptak Science Books: Giant Airship as a Floating Tuberculosis Hospital, 1930

Thomas Morris: The snuff-eating nose centipede

Dr Alun Withey: ‘He is gone from his service before his time’: Medical Apprenticeships in Early Modern Britain

NYAM: Syphilis, or the French Disease

Hektoen International: The 8067th: a hospital with marching orders

Thomas Morris: The dentist who made the blind see

Atlas Obscura: The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland

Nuns with children at Sean Ross abbey. MARI STEED

Open Culture: Nick Cave Narrates an Animated Film about the Cat Piano, the Twisted 18th Century Musical Instrument Designed to Treat Mental Illness

The Recipes Project: Exploring CPP 10A214: Close Textual Ties

JSTOR Daily: First Blood Transfusion: A History

The Guardian: Drug scandals and the media – the unresolved case of Primodos

Journal of the Civil War: Caring for Veterans: The Civil War and the Present

Australian Women’s History Network: Australia’s women doctors in the First World War

DR AGNES BENNETT, NEW SOUTH WALES, CIRCA 1929. IMAGE VIA NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA.

Nature Medicine: Oldie but goodie: Repurposing penicillin for tuberculosis

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: A Manual for Medicine: The Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia

The Chirugeons Apprentice: House of Death: Walking the Wards of a Victorian Hospital

History Net: The Shock of War

Australian Women’s History Network: What did abortion look like in 1899?

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

SciHi Blog: Frederick W. Taylor – the first Management Consultant

Conciatore: Armina Vivarini

Conciatore: Aventurine

Conciatore: Glass: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft

Atlantic Cable: The French Atlantic Cable: Brest –Duxbury, 1869

Collectors Weekly: Royalty, Espionage, and Erotica: Secrets of the World’s Tiniest Photographs

The National Museum of American History: B.F. Skinners Nose Cone of a Pigeon-Guided Missile

Reverb: Repeat That? A Brief History of Tape Echo

NASA: Project ABLE – Apollo/Saturn goes to war

The Society for Nautical Research: Lusitania Telegraph Machine “Lost” During Unsupervised Recovery

The Society for Nautical Research: Early Yachts

Smithsonian.com: This Ace Aviatrix Learned to Fly Even Though Orville Wright Refused to Teach Her

Ruth Law, (circa 1915, at the controls of her Curtiss Model D Headless biplane) once said that wearing a seatbelt “was a bit cowardly.” (NASM, Archives Division)

BBC News: ‘Oldest photo studio’ shows rediscovered images

Scripts & Grooves: Content sharing in the ‘30s

Smithsonian.com: This Innovator Thought Elevators Should Be Round

The Black Vault: Nuclear Weapon Characteristics Handbook, September 1990

The Guardian: A room with a loo – a potted history of the British bathroom

The Franklin Institute: Maillardet’s Automaton

 

 

Popular Mechanics: When Robots Are Indistinguishable From Humans, Why Will Be Inside Them?

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Aviation Parts Supply Catalog (1946)

War is Boring: A Soviet Film Predicted Our Robot Apocalypse – In 1977

Science Museum: The watch that helped change lives

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

SciHi Blog: B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism

ars technica: There was an outbreak of cannibalism 10,000 years ago in Spain

Smithsonian .com: From “T. Rex” to “Pantydraco”: How Dinosaurs Get Their Names

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Staurolite

flickr: BHL: Women Illustrators in Natural History

SciHi Blog: Entomologist and Myrmecologist William Morton Wheeler

William Morton Wheeler

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Wagner

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Delve Into Neanderthal Dental Plaque to Understand How They Lived and Ate

HillRag.com: Botanical Illustrator Alice Tangerini

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Agate

BBC Future: The invention of “heterosexuality”

Historical SciArt: SciArt Methodology: Mark Catesby

The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1729-1771) by Mark Catesby

Geschichte der Geologie: Kunst & Geologie: Der Kunst im Stein

The Guardian: Walking in the footsteps of giants – and gerbils

British Library: Science blog: Local Heroes: John Maynard Smith: (1920–2004): A good “puzzle-solver” with an “accidental career”

Scientific American: How Colors Revolutionized Geological Mapmaking

Sedgwick Museum: Brian Harland 100

Historical SciArt: Janet Harvey Kelman

The Atlantic: A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong

flickr: BHL: The Animals of the Netherlands: Vertebrates, Volume I – Birds

Smithsonian.com: New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree

The Guardian: Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins

SciHi Blog: Ernst Engel and Engel’s Law

Journal of the American Revolution: A Republican of Wool: Founding Era America’s Grand Plans for Sheep

Paleobiology Diversity Blog: Interactive map of all fossil collections (by age, location, type) is hardcore geek fun. Brilliant science, too.

CHEMISTRY:

Yorkshire Evening Post: How fizzy drinks were invented in Leeds on this day 250 years ago

SciHi Blog: Peter Debye – Physical Chemist

Hektoen International: The discovery of oxygen

Michael Sendivogius

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Washington Post: Whose scientific theories are permitted into the mainstream?

Reciprocal Space: Science, art and Art

Association francophone pour le savoir: L’image du dossier: visite du laboratoire

The Recipes Project: Early Modern Euro-Indigenous Culinary Connections: Chocolate

History of Humanities: Volume 2, Number 1– Spring 207 Table of Contents

BuzzFeed: 23 Black Female Scientists Who Changed the Damn World

 

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics: Cosmology and convention

Journal of Victorian Culture: The Victorian Railways: A Pop-Up Anthology

Faith and Wisdom in Science: The next scientific breakthrough could come from the history book

pbs: First-ever Rosie the Riveter Day honors women who broke WWII’s workplace gender barrier

The #EnvHist Weekly

Islamic Art & Architecture: Science in Al-Andalus

The American Presidency Project: Richard Nixon: Remarks on Presenting the National Medal of Scientific Awards for 1970

Timeline: Men always get credit for women’s inventions – and there’s a term for it

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Rumford’s Soup

ESOTERIC:

storify: #MuseumMonday: Women in Early Modern Alchemical Art

Conciatore: Isaac Hollandus

CHF: Distillations: Isaac Newton and the American Alchemist

Indiana University, Bloomington: The Chymistry of Isaac Newton

BOOK REVIEWS:

Five Books: Simon Blackburn recommends the best books on David Hume

Progressive Geographies: Lorraine Daston ed. Science in the Archives

H-Net Reviews: Zeb Tortorici ed. Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America

Smithsonian.com: How Humans Invented Numbers – And How Numbers Reshaped Our World

The New York Times: ‘The Death of Expertise’ Explores How Ignorance Became a Virtue

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us About Evolution

Medievalists.net: New Medieval Books: From Anarchy to Archaeology

NEW BOOKS:

Scientific American: Evolution vs. Creationism: Inside the Controversy

The Quantum Labyrinth: A New Book by Paul Halpern

Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk and the Reinvention of the Modern World

Palgrave: The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England

Springer: Climate Change and Human Responses: A Zooarchaeological Perspective

The Folio Society: The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise Alfred Russel Wallace

Historiens de la santé: Félix Vicq d’Azyr, créateur révolutionnaire de l’anatomie comparée

Historiens de la santé: Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Ambika P3 
University of Westminster: CASEBOOKS: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive
 17 March–23 April 2017

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Paleofuture: Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to Youtube

Atlas Obscura: Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to Youtube

The Mary Sue: Radioactive, a Biopic Based on a Marie Curie Graphic Novel Finds Its Director

NICHE: Guardians of Eternity: Confronting Giant Mine’s Toxic Legacy

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

NYAM: Lecture: Art in the Service of Medical Education: The Robert L. Dickinson-Belskie Birth Series and the Use of Sculpture to Teach the Process of Human Development from Fertilization Through Delivery 13 April 2017

Senate, House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599’ 27 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: The Library of John Dee 20 April 2017

University of Chicago: Religious Origins of Modern Science? 6 April 2017

JIC Conference Centre, Norwich: Lecture: Dr. Patricia Fara – Botanical Boudicas and Scientific Soldiers: Struggles past and Present

National Library of Ireland, Dublin: ICHS Relaunch Symposium: ‘Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography’ 29 March 2017

West End Baptist Church, Halifax: Lecture: Science, Religion & the New Atheism 1 April 2017

The Center for Science & Society Columbia University: Neil Safier – Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective 29 March 2017

Whitechapel Gallery: Maps to the Stars 6 April 2017

The Royal Society: Prize lecture: The curious history of curiosity-driven research 4 April 2017

History of Libraries Research Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 8 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

L0047061 Benjamin Jesty.
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Jesty is the first person recorded as having inoculated a person with cowpox matter in order to protect against smallpox–the procedure subsequently known as vaccination. He carried out this procedure on his wife and sons in Dorset in 1774, some twenty years before Edward Jenner carried out the same operation independently in Gloucestershire.
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TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

APS Physics: Thinking in Pictures: John Wheeler, Richard Feynman and the Diagrammatic Approach to Problem Solving

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Who Really Invented the Light Bulb? – Objectivity #75

Vimeo: Polar Museum: Eating in Antarctica

Youtube: The History of Women Philosophers (several videos)

Youtube: Nature’s Past: #EnvHist Worth Reading February 2017

AEON: Scientific instruments of yore

Vimeo: Richard Feynman’s Sense of Patterns

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: Monks, Models and Medieval Time

CHF: Distillations: The Smell of Shame: How Deodorant Became Omnipresent in America

newsworks: Badass Ladies in Labs

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

University of Cambridge, Christ’s College: Conference: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400-1750 3–4 April 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Historiens de la santé: Appel à candidatures: Prix Henry-E. Sigerist pour la promotion de la relève en histoire de la médecine et des sciences naturelles avant le 15 Avril 2017

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

University of Birmingham: Symposium: Science & Religion 24 April 2017

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Hôpital Militaire Reine Astrid, Bruxelles: Symposium d’ASKLEPIOS: Transmission de l’information en radiologie hier et aujourd’hui 25 mars 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Jagiellonian University Krakow: CfP. Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities 19–21 April 2017 Deadline 14 March 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

Vanderbilt University, Nashville: 11th Annual Southern History of Science and Technology (SoHoST) Meeting 7–8 April 2017

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18–19 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: Conference: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3-4 April 2017

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South c.1800-200 18–19 April 2017

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

creative-history-2017-call-for-contributions2

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

ichc-2017

SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

 

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

conference

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), Pennsylvania: Visiting Research Fellowship Deadline 1 May 2017

Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London: IHR Archivist

University of Manchester: PhD Project: Unlocking the SCAR archive: the sixty-year long consolidation of Antarctic governance through polar research

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Assistant Curator Deadline 11 April 2017

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #31

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #31

Monday 20 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up from the depths of cyberspace throughout the last seven days.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (@ChemHeritage) gives up its Twitter feed on Fridays to guests from the world of #histSTM and #SciCom who then field and answer questions on their area of expertise. Last Friday this role was taken on by Anna Reser (@AnnaNReser) and Leila A. McNeill (@leilasedai) the founders and editors of the truly excellent Lady Science website, this being Women’s History Month.

During their stewardship of the CHF Twitter stream they tweeted the following series of tweets:

Why do we only remember a few women in the history of science, like Marie Curie? Why do their legacies have such permanence?

We’ve written about this–the problem of “phenom firsts.” Most women in science weren’t the “first!”

“Being the 1st to do almost anything usually guarantees a place in the historical record” There’s even a Wiki list!

But as you can probably guess, the phenomenon of the female first can be hugely problematic.

They tend to take up a lot of the available energy and focus in women’s history. These are typically the women the public pick out & lionize.

Another problem, most damaging being the perception that before the “first” there were simply no competent women available up to that point.

Female firsts is also a category that is coded male. Female firsts are only specially meaningful if they follow the male, the default first.

We often feel that we have to assign “a first” to a woman in order for her to be recognized.

So, where else should we look to find women in #histSTM lest we run out of firsts? (we pretty much have!) Tell us what you think?

Elizabeth Neswald (@eneswald1) responded:

Women were team memberscollborators/contributors to group projects along with men. Often only the male PI is well-known.

As did Michal Mayer (@michalme) and Christine Griffiths (@christineegriff) in dialogue:

MM: By focusing on 1sts easy to ignore amount of scientific work by women. See a few big trees and miss the landscape.

CG: So true. Esp. networks of women in previous centuries whose contributions were marginalized or buried.

MM: Suspect the burying was often not deliberate. Somerville got support from male friends in her network.

But if no one in the next generation points to what was done, that’s when the forgetting begins

CG: But thankfully there are many studies now to revive women’s histories & suss out hidden contributions.

There is much truth in these tweets and these exchanges and anybody setting out to do #histSTM research would do well to remember that behind the ‘big name’ pioneers in any field there is almost always an army of researchers doing a lot of the heavy lifting, many of them often women, who tend to get ignored or neglected by a hagiographic approach to historiography. Always look beyond the surface of the superficial accounts and acknowledge and honour those in the background.

Quotes of the week:

Swedish ambassador writing about the English, 1653: “insufferably arrogant, and it is possible that God will yet humble their pride” – Rebecca Rideal (@RebeccaRideal)

 

Oi, Brexiteers, you’ve made your bed now lie in it.

You haven’t made your bed?

You don’t have a bed?

No plans for a bed?

What’s a bed?

?**? – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Will Rogers described an expert as “A man fifty miles from home with a briefcase” – Geek History (@GeekHistory)

“In the UK, 50 shades of Gray, isn’t a sexy book, it’s the weather report” – Brit (@kind_ofa_bitch)

“It’s of no use whatsoever … just an experiment that proves Maxwell was right” – Hertz on his discovery of radio waves h/t @petergallagher

“That one can truly manage other people is by no means adequately proven” – Peter Drucker h/t @JohnDCook

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are” – W. Somerset Maugham h/t @johnalan57

“I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump, but I’d never denigrate his supporters.

If you’re a Trump supporter, denigrate means to put down” – Gay Green Liberal (@TheNotoriousGGL)

“Is there any evidentiary basis for the claim that feeding Republicans improves their performance?” – EMTO (@FrueheNeuzeit)

Thucydides quote Medieval History (@medievalhistory)

Birthday of the Week:

 Caroline Herschel born 16 March 1750

we are all in the gutter: Happy Birthday Caroline Herschel!

brainpickings: Hooked on the Heavens: How Caroline Herschel, the First Professional Woman Astronomer, Nearly Died by Meathook in the Name of Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Sorry Caroline but you were not the first, Maria was

Anna Atkins born 16 March 1799

Portrait of Anna Atkins, albumen print, 1861
Photographer unknown
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Anna Atkins – Botanist and Photographer

ThoughtCo: Biography of Anna Atkins: The first published woman photographer

Joseph Priestley born 13 March 1733

Engraving of Joseph Priestley by Charles Turner, after a painting by Henry Fuseli.
Courtesy The Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection, The University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

ACS: Joseph Priestly and the Discovery of Oxygen

Giovanni Schiaparelli born 14 March 1835

Schiaparelli’s planisphere of Mercury
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Giovanni Schiaparelli and the Martian Canals

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Giovanni Schiaparelli

Uranus discovered 13 March 1781

Replica of the telescope used by Herschel to discover Uranus.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Sir William Herschel and the Discovery of Uranus

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Herschel comes seldom alone

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Herschel family and the Royal Observatory

Albert Einstein born 14 March 1879

Einstein at the age of 3 in 1882
Source: Wikimedia Commons
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein

 Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Albert Einstein

AIP Center for the History of Physics: A Einstein: Image and Impact

The Curious Wavefunction: On Albert Einstein’s Birthday: How Eddington and Einstein set an example for the international fellowship of science

Smithsonian.com: How Albert Einstein Used His Fame to Denounce American Racism

Untapped Cities: Daily What? Albert Einstein’s Eyeballs are Stored in a Safety Deposit Box in NYC

John Snow born 15 March 1813

Biography UK: John Snow–Physician (1813–1858)

This Day in Water History: March 15, 1813: Birth of Dr. John Snow

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Today in Ladybird 13th March 1930 scientists announce the discovery of ‘planet’ Pluto. (Poor Pluto)

Library of Congress: Relative Magnitude of Planets

AEON: Sky readers

Table Top Whale: The Goddesses of Venus: A topographical map

ESA: Giotto: Halley – Flyby: 13 March 1986

AHF: Jean Bacher Computer

The Catholic Astronomer: Punished for Proving

The New York Times: Ron Drever, Physicist Who Helped Confirm Einstein’s Theory, Dies at 85

NASA: NASA Celebrating 90 Years: Robert Goddard’s Rocket and the Launch of Spaceflight

EDN network: 1st liquid-fueled rocket launches, March 16, 1926

Nautilus: A Brief History of the Grand Unified Theory of Physics

NASA: Vanguard 1

NASA: James Irwin

SciHi Blog: Friedrich Bessel and the distances of Stars

SciHi Blog: Daniel Bernoulli and the Bernoulli Principle

SciHi Blog: Christian Doppler and the Doppler Effect

Smithsonian.com: How Do New Planets Get Their Names?

Report in New York Times compared Bohr’s theory of complementarity, describing dual aspects of particles, to tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde h/t @phalpern

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Library of Congress: New Correct Map of the Flat Surface, Stationary Earth 

Boston Rare Maps: A landmark in the mapping of New Hampshire and Vermont

The National: National Library displays antique world map after painstaking conservation work

Conservator Clare Thomson and schoolteacher Brian Crossan with Gerard Vlack’s 17th-century map at the National Library

Harvard University Library: Open Collections Program: Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

Royal Museums Greenwich: Matthew Flinders

The Ledger Independent: Rare maps of Ohio River, Lexington Road purchased by KGMC

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize: A “Cult of Productivity”: Treatment Regimes in the Colonial Maltese “Lunatic” Asylum, 1850–1900

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize: Pawprints in the Hospital

Thomas Morris: The mystery of the poisonous neckerchief

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: African American Physicians in the Civil War Era

Hektoen International: The Bank of England appointed its 1st medical officer in 1809

IWM: Lives of the First World War: Radiographers, Radiologists, and X-Ray Operators

Civil Discourse: The “Murder” at Shy Mansion: Embalming in the Civil War

Columbia University Medical Centre: Women’s History Month: Four Women Who Made a Difference at CUMC

Hektoen International: Paracelsus: physician and alchemist

Thomas Morris: Anaesthesia for lions (and bears)

M Dentistry: Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor, First Woman DDS

Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor. Photo courtesy of kansasmemory.org, Kansas State Historical Society.

Thomas Morris: A leech on the eyeball

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Archibald Menzies: Doctor, Scientist, Adventurer

SciHI Blog: Waldemar Haffkine and his Vaccines

Hektoen International: Lithotripsy. A historical review

Royal College of Physicians: Thomas Willis: the father of neurology

NYAM: The “Best” Tonic: Pabst Malt Extract Pamphlets in the Academy Library

Girl in yellow embracing a Pabst Malt Extract bottle.

Thomas Morris: deafened by a kiss

British Library: Untold lives blog: Aristotle’s Masterpiece: What to expect when you’re expecting, seventeenth-century style

Hektoen International: The early days in the history of appendectomy

JSTOR Daily: Joseph Lister’s Antiseptic Revolution

Lister spraying phenol over the wound while the doctors perfor an operation.
via Wikimedia Commons

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Neurosurgery & Long-term Medical Effects of WWI

Lady Science: The History of Data is the History of Labor

Alabama Yesterdays: Bryce Hospital: Some Photographs (1)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Dianora Parenti

Conciatore: The Neri Sisters

The Guardian: US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the ‘war on terror’

CEO’s Blog: Canadian Railway Innovators and Innovations

Smithsonian.com: The Teenager Who Patented Earmuffs Kept His Town Employed for 60 Years

Inovation150: IMAX® Projector

IMAX® Projector

IWM: Lives of the First World War: Description of the box respirator, designed by Bertram Lambert

O Say Can You See?: The Spirograph and kinematic models: Making math touchable (and pretty)

Geek History: Internet and World Wide Web visionaries ponder surviving world war

AEON: Web of war

Argunners Magazine: Rare WWII German Enigma machine sold for €149,000

Innovation150: Henry Seth Taylor Steam Carriage

Henry Seth Taylor with his steam buggy, ca 1867. Source: Colby-Curtis Museum, Stanstead, Quebec

Dark Roasted Blends: Extraordinary Inventions: Victorian-Era Prank Machines

Smithsonian.com: Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50

History of Massachusetts Blog: History of the Boston Subway: The First Subway in America

Ptak Science Books: Department of “What is It?” (#9) A New Way of “Conducting” War

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

SciHi Blog: Charles Lapworth and the Ordovican Period

OUP: Ice Time

Darwin Correspondence Project: The geology of the Beagle voyage

NICHE: A Landscape of Science: The Go Home Bay Biological Station

Forbes: How Biology Pioneer Carl Linnaeus Once Tried to Classify Minerals

The New York Times: How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story

A chronic reorganizer, Charles Darwin arranged his notes according to topics that interested him at the time. Credit Brian Harkin for The New York Times

Historical SciArt: Cécile Pfulb-Kastner

Saskatoon Star Phoenix: History Matters: Prince Albert National Park wardens go hunting … for elk

Niche: #EnvHist Daily

SciHi Blog: Vilhelm Bjerknes and the Weather Forecast

Canadian Geographical: Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

Heinrich Scherer’s 1702 chart of the North Pole and surrounding areas. (Map courtesy Toronto Public Library)

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: February 2017

A Short History of Climate Change: A beard, some mountains and the mysterious X Club

The Recipes Project: WYL BUCKE HIS TESTAMENT, OR, AN ODE TO DINING ON VENISON

Tetrapod Zoology: The Soay Island Sea Monster of 1959

Nursing Clio: The Anti-Vaccine Movement, Bad Science, and the Rise of Fake News

Linda Hal Library: Scientist of the Day – William Withering

William Withering analysing thermal waters in Portugal

Nature: Earth’s lost history of planet-altering eruptions revealed

Science: The origins of North America’s bison ‘invasion’

Niche: Dyeing to be Green: The Chicago River and St. Patrick’s Day

Science Direct: Friedrich Miescher and the discovery of DNA