Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #02

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 #02

Monday 29 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

Another week another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that social media filtered out of the Internet over the last seven days.

Two topics that made the rounds on Twitter in the last week attracted our attention. The first was yet another essay, this time by a professor, the last one was by a doctoral student, telling academics to stay away from social media because it’s bad for you. Now we at Whewell’s Gazette don’t agree with this sentiment at all because without social media we wouldn’t exist.

We are part of a world wide network of #histSTM historians and others interested in #histSTM, who communicate with each other via social media and it is in these very fruitful waters that we, as I said two weeks ago, gather up the contents of our humble weekly journal. Having been an academic historian working in a major research project before the age of the Internet and social media and now being an Internet historian I know which I prefer and which is the more productive for historians. My opinion of the article in nicely summed up by Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford) academic, scientist, broadcaster and author:

“I just reread this and it made me angry this time. Fatuous arsegass born of ignorance and supercilious gargling”

 Historian of science Cornelius J. (Kees-Jan) Schilt (@KeesJanSchilt) had this to say on the subject and Ted McCormick (@mccormick_ted) contributed this.

The doctoral student who condemned social media stated in his piece that he was “a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer”. Leading many academics who do use social media to make sarky comments about the seriousness or otherwise of their actions. This situation was exacerbated amongst historians following some negative comments made by a university teacher about the Guardian interview of the author of a popular history book. Somewhere down the line it was implied that the author a ‘mere’ doctoral student was not a proper historian, sparking another intense debate as to what qualifies somebody as a historian. A debate that particularly interests yours truly, as my only formal qualifications are a very ropey set of A-levels acquired sometime shortly after the last ice age. On this topic we particularly liked the following comment by navel historian Steven Gray (@Sjgray86):

“As I am a real historian I’m at the national archives today to do some research that I will put solely in a book no one can afford”

 In my opinion the only acceptable definition of a historian is the tautological “A historian is somebody who does history”. Or as it was put slightly better by Meredith Hindly (@CapitolClio):

Are we really arguing over who gets to be a “historian”? Love your subject. Do good research. Share it with people. DONE. – Meredith Hindley (@CapitolClio)

Quotes of the week: 

The email I got from my Dad today. You're welcome. Kate Owens (@katemath)

The email I got from my Dad today. You’re welcome. Kate Owens (@katemath)

“The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading” – Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Goethe Quote

“Every time a dude says “but you don’t understand what I meant!” it’s typically him that doesn’t” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“If I never got another email in my life that’d be cool” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

Bacon on Guttenberg

“Why does Eric Hobsbawm always say everything better than me? Usually in the space of a sentence, written 50 years ago, without a footnote” – Cath Feely (@cathfeely)

Herschel quote

“Historians choose what they will write their poetry about…” —Ivan Illich h/t @publichistorian

“Can we call the current Presidential election a failed search and try again next year? Maybe we’ll get a better candidate pool” Professor Snarky (@ProfSnarky)

eewenhoek Quote

“I’m not procrastinating, I don’t care whether you crastinate or not” – Paul (@bingowings)

O Wright Quote

‘”I never can judge an experiment and make up my mind about it without doing it” – Michael Faraday

“When Ivan Illich told Erich Fromm his idea about schooling as a myth-making ritual, Fromm refused to speak to him for weeks” – Suzanne Fischer (@publichistorian)

Trees

“Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways” – Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

Math Problem

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

 Birthdays of the Week: 

James Cook set sail to observe the 1779 Transit of Venus 26 August 1778

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Captain James Cook set sail on board HMS Endeavour 26 August in 1768. Here are some drawings from his voyage – The British Library

Captain James Cook set sail on board HMS Endeavour 26 August in 1768. Here are some drawings from his voyage – The British Library

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Living and dying in Cook’s shadow

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

National Park Service America born 26 August 1916

Logo of the United States National Park Service Source: Wikimedia Commons

Logo of the United States National Park Service
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Youtube: America’s National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years

Business Insider: 6 ways America’s national parks have dramatically shaped the history of science

BHL: The National Park Service, Historic Surveys, and the Hunt for Documentation

Youtube: Grand Canyon (1958) – Walt Disney/Ferde Grofé

Marketplace: At 100 years old, the National Parks need $12 billion of TLC

Denis Papin was baptised 22 August 1647

Denis Papin, unknown artist, 1689. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Denis Papin, unknown artist, 1689.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A household name

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Denis Papin

Yovisto: Denis Papin and the Pressure Cooker

Georges Cuvier born 23 August 1769

Georges Cuvier Portrait by François-André Vincent, 1795 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Georges Cuvier Portrait by François-André Vincent, 1795
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“The observer listens to nature: the experimenter questions & forces her to reveal herself” – Cuvier

Yovisto: Georges Cuvier and the Fossils

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Georges Cuvier (1769­–1832)

The New Yorker: The Lost World: The mastodon’s molars

Cuvier worked also on stratigraphy - from "Essai minéraligique sur les environs de Paris" (1808) h/t @David_Bressan

Cuvier worked also on stratigraphy – from “Essai minéraligique sur les environs de Paris” (1808) h/t @David_Bressan

Hans Krebs Born 25 August 1900

Hans Adolf Krebs Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hans Adolf Krebs
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Hans Krebs

The Scientist: Nature rejects Krebs’s paper, 1937

Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier, born 26 August 1743

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier by Jules Dalou 1866 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier by Jules Dalou 1866
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Modern Chemistry started with Lavoisier

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The father of…

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Today in Ladybird 28 Aug 1789, William Herschel, probably using this telescope, discovers new moon of Saturn

Today in Ladybird 28 Aug 1789, William Herschel, probably using this telescope, discovers new moon of Saturn

 In Special Collections: The First Rochester Conference on High Energy Physics…… A Unique Discovery

AHF: Francis Birch

ESA: Space in Images: André Kuipers at the Centrifuge Building at the Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Serber’s Interview (1982)

Medium: A Physics Walking Tour of Washington, DC

Medium: A Quantum of Parody

Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hawkins’s Interview – Part 2

Yovisto: Charles Augustin de Coulomb and the Electrostatic Force

Yovisto: The First Image from Abroad – Earth Rising and Lunar Orbiter 1

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jean Bacher’s Interview

Yovisto: Carnot and Thermodynamics

Science Museum: How the art of eclipses changed science

deepspace.ucsb.edu: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight

Vanity Fair: Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Yovisto: Louis Essen and the Precise Measurement of Time

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Philippe van Lansberge

Medium: Emmy Noether: The Struggles of a Mathematical Genius

Yovisto: Frederick Reines and the Neutrino

Medium: Einstein’s Unending Quest for Privacy

AHF: James Frank

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Norris Bradbury’s Interview – Part 2

Physics World: Nobel laureate James Cronin dies at 84

Particle pioneer: James Cronin 1931–2016 Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Markus)

Particle pioneer: James Cronin 1931–2016
Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Markus)

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Eise Jeltes Eisinga and the Drawing Room Planetarium

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

AHF: Norman Ramsey

JSTOR: Why No One Believed Einstein

FAENA Aleph: The Philosopher Who Foresaw the Concept of Multiverse in the 13th Century

Forbes: Viewing The Earth From Space Celebrates 70 Years

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Online Gallery: Map of Great Britain, ca. 1450

The H-Word: Not on a map: cartographic omission from New England to Palestine

Herman Moll’s 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. The map shows few signs of indigenous presence, but a reference to the Iroquois is seen to the far left. Photograph: Wikimedia

Herman Moll’s 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. The map shows few signs of indigenous presence, but a reference to the Iroquois is seen to the far left. Photograph: Wikimedia

Yovisto: George W. De Long and the ill-fated Jeanette Polar Expedition

TV 6: Historian sells large collection of survey maps

Brown University Library: Online Map Collection

Yovisto: James Weddell and the Southern Ocean

British Library: Online Gallery: Estate Map of Smallburgh, Norfolk 1582

Harvard Map Collection: Meet Our Staff: Zuzana Nagy

 Zuzana Nagy Photo Credit: Marc McGee

Zuzana Nagy
Photo Credit: Marc McGee

 

JCB Library: Fabulous Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Fab Sketch found in student's notebook (c1868) of Joseph Lister disappearing through a trapdoor after his lecture h/t RCPSG Library

Fab Sketch found in student’s notebook (c1868) of Joseph Lister disappearing through a trapdoor after his lecture h/t RCPSG Library

 Thomas Morris: The man with 87 children

Dataisnature: Benjamin Betts – Geometrical Psychology

BBC News: Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

Slate: The Vault: How Left-Handed Penmanship Contests Tried to Help Civil War Vets After Amputation

Yovisto: Astley Paston Cooper – A Pioneer in experimental surgery

Dr. Alum Withey: ‘Gymnasticks’ and Dumbbells: Exercises in early modern Britain

image from Google Books

image from Google Books

Yovisto: R.D. Laing and the Anti-Psychiatry Movement

Academia: La figure du bon médecin. Du rôle des mythes épistémologiques dans le processus de professionnalisation de la médecin français

AHF: Stafford L. Warren

Atlas Obscura: Why Doctors Once Treated Fevers and Hysteria with Mashed-Up Bedbugs

Dr Alun Withey: Concocting Recipes: The early modern medical home

Thomas Morris: On flatulence and Darwin

NYAM: Ambroise Paré on gunshot wounds

Wellcome Collection Blog: The art of medicine

Yovisto: Charles Richet and Anaphylaxis

Yovisto: Theodor Kocher and the Thyroid Gland

Science Museum: Women at the front line

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances. © NMeM/Daily Herald Archive/ SSPL

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances. © NMeM/Daily Herald Archive/ SSPL

Wellcome Library: What did Victorians make of spectacles?

Anita Guerrini: Vesalius and the beheaded man

The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine: The Archives for Women in Medicine

Blink: The rise of the cocaine soufflé

Mass Moments: Flu Epidemic Begins in Boston August 27 1918

The Spectator: Doctor in disguise: the secret life of James Barry

Science: To study ancient cancer, this scientist made her own mummies

JSTOR: The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

3 Quarks Daily: Brain, Liquefaction of

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Minot's Ledge Lighthouse-designed by civil engineer Joseph Totten – born 23 August 1788. h/t @Ben Gross

Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse-designed by civil engineer Joseph Totten – born 23 August 1788. h/t @Ben Gross

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Totten

Yovisto: Paul Nipkow and the Picture Scanning Technology

Conciatore: Franklin and Glass

Conciatore: Glass salt

Popular Science: Read Nikola Tesla’s Drone Patent…From 1898

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Biography: James Hillier 22.08.1922–15.01.2007

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Oral-History: James Hillier

The Finds Research Group AD 700–1700: Cast copper-alloy cooking vessels

Yovisto: E.F. Codd and the Relational Database Model

British Library: Online Gallery: Proposal of a New Model for Rebuilding the City of London… 1666

History and Technology: How not to build a world wireless network: German-British rivalry and visions of global communications in the early twentieth century

CBC News: Check out the world’s 1st web page, from 25 years ago, on Internaut Day

The Guardian: Facebook forgot the web’s birthday and now it’s trying to pretend it remembered

The first web server, originally at CERN in Switzerland. Photograph: By Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=395096

The first web server, originally at CERN in Switzerland. Photograph: By Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=395096

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday Aug 24, 2016: 100-feet of Turkish Surprise

OUP Blog: 15 surprising facts about Guglielmo Marconi, the man behind radio communication

Scientific American: Publishing on Printing: Learning from Scientific American’s 171 years of covering advances in printing technology

 

 

New Statesman: How Linux conquered the world without anyone noticing

http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/technology/2016/08/how-linux-conquered-world-without-anyone-noticing

Science Museum Group Journal: Watt’s workshop: craft and philosophy in the Science Museum

http://journal.sciencemuseum.ac.uk/browse/2014/watts-workshop/

Ptak Science Books: Skinny III: Skinny Water: An Extremely Thin Shower Apparatus, 1888

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2008/12/jf-ptak-science-books.html?platform=hootsuite

Concertina.com: Wind Musical Instruments: Wheatstone’s

http://www.concertina.com/wheatstone/Wheatstone-Concertina-Patent-No-5803-of-1829.pdf

Yovisto: Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis

http://blog.yovisto.com/charles-lindbergh-and-his-spirit-of-st-louis/

Yovisto: Lee De Forest and the Audion

http://blog.yovisto.com/lee-de-forest-and-the-audion/

Yovisto: More than just hot air – the Montgolfier-Balloons

http://blog.yovisto.com/more-than-just-hot-air-the-montgolfier-balloons/

Ptak Science Books: Edison’s Anti-Gravity Underwear Kite Babies, 1879

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2011/07/anti-gravity-underwear-1879.html?platform=hootsuite

Sapiens: Curiosities: Forget Not the Mighty Zipper

High Country News: William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos

The Telegraph: Why Britain became the first rich nation

Atlas Obscura: Meet One of the World’s Few Female Clock Whisperers

Lili von Baeyer carefully examines an old timepiece. (Photo: Lili von Baeyer)

Lili von Baeyer carefully examines an old timepiece. (Photo: Lili von Baeyer)

laststandonzombieisland: Protecting HMs frontiers, via Vickers

laststandonzombieisland: Blades, blades, everywhere there’s blades

Distilations: Tough Stuff

The Paris Review: Sitting Up: A brief history of chairs

Chair with lumbar support (after Hans Strasser).

Chair with lumbar support (after Hans Strasser).

VF: The 14 Synthesizers That Shaped Modern Music

Atlas Obscura: How Photographers Captured Electricity When It Was New

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

In 1790s LM was into America. In May 1794 readers learned about the alligator, "a very large and terrible creature"

In 1790s LM was into America. In May 1794 readers learned about the alligator, “a very large and terrible creature”

 Yovisto: Johann Ludwig Burckhardt and the discovery of Petra

Yovisto: Karl Gegenbauer and Comparative Anatomy

Maris Piper: Breeding Maris Piper

Story Maps: Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision

Mary Gillham Archive Project: Harvesting Turf

Forbes: Geology Scene Investigation: An Eruption In 1902 Revealed How Volcanic Firestorms Kill

Sequence showing a pyroclastic flow, photographed December 1902 by French volcanologist A. Lacroix (from LACROIX 1904).

Sequence showing a pyroclastic flow, photographed December 1902 by French volcanologist A. Lacroix (from LACROIX 1904).

Smithsonian: Project: Gonolobus Set 1

Indian Country: Science Catches Up With Inuit Oral History, ‘Discovering’ Ancient Paleo-Eskimos

The Atlantic: The Internet Is Obsessed with a Video Feed of Bears Eating Salmon

Yovisto: William Buckland and the Dinosaurs

The Conversation: Italy’s deadly earthquake is the latest in a history of destruction

Why Evolution is True: What if Wilkins and Franklin had been able to work together?

BBC News: Happy birthday weather forecast

Sand

BBC News: Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

Rejected Princesses: Mary Anning

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Maya Bloodletting Tools or Common Kitchen Knives? How Archaeologists Tell the Difference

Historical Dewitticisms: Why Wilderness? Why, Indeed.

Deep Time Dispatches: The Boy Who Dreamt of Dinosaurs

Forbes: How A Harvard Doctor’s Sordid Murder Launched Modern Forensic Anthropology

Left: Dr. George Parkman. Right: Dr. John Webster. Images from: Trial of Professor John W. Webster, for the murder of Doctor George Parkman. Reported exclusively for the N.Y. Daily Globe (1850). Images in the public domain, via NIH National Library of Medicine.

Left: Dr. George Parkman. Right: Dr. John Webster. Images from: Trial of Professor John W. Webster, for the murder of Doctor George Parkman. Reported exclusively for the N.Y. Daily Globe (1850). Images in the public domain, via NIH National Library of Medicine.

History of Geology: Does praying help prevent natural disasters?

Inference Review: The Genus Homo

The New York Times: A New Dolphin Species, Long Gone, Found in a Drawer

Earth: In 250 million years Earth might only have one continent

Natural History Museum: Britain’s first geological map

Geschichte der Geologie: William Smith und der Versteinerte Code

Ptak Science Books: History of Lines – Naïve Rivers and Trees, 1670

The Huffington Post: Women in Paleontology: A Celebration of Female Field Scientists

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CHEMISTRY:

BP Boyle &

The Guardian: Ahmed Zewail obituary

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Making Science Public: Science, utility and responsibility

The National Archives: In our minds: creative responses to mental health records

Medium: What we know about mobile experiences in Museums after 6 years of research

Disability History Museum: Online Presence

"Playing Polio," The Polio Chronicle, 1933.

“Playing Polio,” The Polio Chronicle, 1933.

The Conversation: Fabricating science: discussing fraud can rebuild community confidence and deepen understanding of how science works

Lee Vinsel: People and Things: An Introduction to Technology Studies Syllabus

Keywords: Technology

Scientific American: A Short History of the Future: Forward-looking stories from Scientific American, 1845 to 2016

Himetop: The History of Medicine Topographical Database

Medium: How digitized changed historical research

Teaching the Codex: Teaching Palaeography – A public engagement approach

The Recipes Project: Exploring CPP 10A214: Enter Lady Honywood, Continued; Getting it on Paper

The Multidisciplinarian: Feynman as Philosopher

CHF: Distillations

Taylor & Francis Online: Science as Culture Volume 25, 2016 – Issue 3: Introduction: Contesting Science and Technology, from the 1970s to the Present

Whipple Library Book Blog: R is for the Royal Society and the History of Thomas Sprat

Lady Science: Well, Actually: Mythbusting History Doesn’t Work

AEON: Bruno the brave

British Records Association: Archives – The Journal of the British Records Association

Blink: The rosary of knowledge

The #EnvHist Weekly

Ptak Science Books: Timelines in the History of Science from Thomas Young, 1807

Mashable: Amazing STEM heroes of #BlackWomenDidThat

Notches: The Notches blog has been renovated!

American Scientist: Stop Using the Word Pseudoscience

The Society for the History of Collecting:

Mother Jones: The Secret Life of Science Museums

Wellcome Collection Blog: Oops!…I wrote a Britney blog post

BBC Culture: The secret libraries of history

Medium: The Science Behind the Names of Philadelphia’s City Squares

CSTHA I AHSTC: Scientia Canadensis

ESOTERIC:

Yovisto: Franz Josef Gall – the Founder of Phrenology

Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: A Guide to Ancient Magic

The Recipes Project: How to Establish Trust

Yovisto: Allessandro Cagliostro – Imposter and Adventurer

Conciatore: The Dregs of Alchemy

"The struggle of fixed and volatile" allegorical illustration from Splendor solis [detail] 16th C.

“The struggle of fixed and volatile”
allegorical illustration from
Splendor solis [detail] 16th C.

BOOK REVIEWS:

H-Net Reviews: Jennifer Tyburczy: Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

The New York Times: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

BBC Culture: The mysterious ancient origins of the book

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MAHB: Awe, Despair, and the Annihilation of Nature

English Studies Blog: Disgust in Early Modern English Literature, edited by Dr. Natalie K. Eschenbaum and Dr. Barbara Correll

neverimitate: Neurotribes

The Times: 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire by Rebecca Rideal

The Guardian: Rebecca Rideal: The time of the grand histories is coming to an end

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

Birlinn: Scotland: Mapping the Islands

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Manchester University Press: Scientific governance in Britain, 1914–79

Historiens de la santé: Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada

fabula: A. Benucci, M.-D. Leclerc et A. Robert (dir.), Mort suit l’homme pas à pas – Représentations iconographiques, variations littéraires, diffusion des thèmes

Historiens de la santé: Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Historiens de la santé: Une correspondance entre deux médecins humanistes. Johann Crato von Krafftheim, Girolamo Mercuriale

Historiens de la santé: Bodysnatchers. Digging Up The Untold Stories of Britain Resurrection Men

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

CLOSING SOON: Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

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

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

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

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

CLOSING SOON: Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

CLOSING SOON: Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

CLOSING SOON: Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

COMING SOON: Boolean Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016 

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

Youtube: Pathé: La glace et le ciel – Bande-annonce Officielle HD

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6-10 September 2016

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6–10 September 2016

Jekyll and Hyde

EVENTS:

Natural History Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour Daily 31 August to 4 September 2016 

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

Eric Scerri: Speaking in the UK (History & Philosophy of Chemistry) 2, 5, 8 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Open Cambridge: Lost and found: the little-known Japanese Antarctic Expedition and Shackleton’s forgotten film 9 September 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

Geelong Regional Libraries: Steve Silberman – NeuroTribes 4 September 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

University of Bristol: Cotham Hall: Talks: Eric Scerri ‘A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science’ Geoff Blumenthal `Some implications of a holistic and unificatory approach to the period 1770-1815 in chemistry’ 5 September 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Linda Hall Library: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language 8 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

Lecture: Maria Sibylla Merian as a Printmaker 1 September 2016 

Bath Preservation Trust: Lecture: How Outer Space looked to the Georgians 13 September 2016 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind : The Air Loom 3 September 2016

Taliesin Theatre: Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival

Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Song Ci, the “father of forensic medicine/science”

Song Ci, the “father of forensic medicine/science”

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: Linda Hall Library: Explore & Create: From the Beginnings of Computer Games to Private Space Flight

Open Culture: The History of Photography in Five Animated Minutes: From Camera Obscura to Camera Phone

Youtube: Hidden Figures: Happy Birthday Katherine Johnson – Make It Count

Laughing Squid: 19th Century Scientist James Prescott Joule Explains the Concept of ‘Work’ to a Robot Puppet

Create: The Truncheon and the Speculum

Youtube: Leon Theremin playing his own instrument

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

The Philosophers Zone: The Scientific Revolution

Newstalks.com: Keith Houston: The Evolution of Books

soundcloud: Music Box c.1900 Playing “Wedding March”

BBC World Service: Elements

BBC Radio 4: Inside Science: Includes Tom Levenson on The Hunt for Vulcan

h-madness: Du fou au malade mental, une histoire de la psychiatrie en quatre épisodes radiophoniques

BBC Radio 3: Private Passions Steve Silberman

Bletchley Park: ENIGMA from the Other Side

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Women in science in the archives 8 September 2016

University of Geneva: Conference: Ground in Philosophy of Science 13–14 September 2016

University of Manchester: Update: Medical Humanities Laboratory Workshop: Bodies, Technologies, Objects 6 September 2016

APA

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

10th World Conference of Science Journalists: Call for Proposals: San Francisco 2017 Deadline 30 September 2016

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

University of Exeter: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2016

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

Penn Libraries: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book 30 September–1 October 2016

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

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

ROund Table

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

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

 

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

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

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

Westminster Quakers Meeting House: Workshop: A Many Sided Crystal: Celebrating Silvanus Phillips Thompson 16 September 2016

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

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

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

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

Hakluyt

CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 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

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

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

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

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

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

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

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Project Officer: Mobile Museum

University of Utrecht: PhD Position: The historical development of animal testing and alternatives to animal testing in the Netherlands (1950–2016)

The Royal Society: Local Heroes: Science in a community near you

Smithsonian Institution: Librarian

Humber: HRS: Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre: Curatorial Assistant

University of London: Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Positions and Scholarships

BSHS: Fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #01

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 #01

Monday 22 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 A new edition, the first of year three, of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list, bringing to your monitors all the histories of science, technology and medicine we could scoop up out of the far corners of the Internet.

In general two year of Whewell’s Gazette has convinced me that the Internet #histSTM scene is very much alive and well. There are times when I worry that some area is drying up, as in that week for a second time in a row some category manages only a meagre handful of links. Then a week later the same category will boast a solid collection of links, whilst another different one is showing signs of demise. So it goes, the ups and down of digital #histSTM.

I don’t see digital #histSTM as superseding other more traditional forms of #histSTM communication but rather as offering another channel, another possibility for historians of science, technology and medicine to communicate both with each other and with those interested in reading the products of their research. Digital communication can be fast, informal and direct but it can also be as solid and considered as the more traditional printed publications. Whewell’s Gazette aims to bring its readers the full spectrum of available digital #histSTM.

We hope that you we keep with us in this our third year of publication and that the #histSTM community will continue to supply us with enough material to keep our humble little journal sailing through cyberspace.

Quotes of the week:

Hemingway quote

“Writing a lecture on the humours, it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to understand basically, but also how massively complex it is” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“Lost out on a job to a less qualified candidate from a medieval French Protestant background.

It’s not what you know it’s Huguenot” – Colm O’Regan (@colmoregan)

Einstein quote

“A guy got caught stealing an idol from our local museum in hopes of auctioning it off. Baal has been set at $50,000” – @ChrchCurmudgeon

Q: Anyone know any jokes about sodium?

A: Na – Science Channel (@ScienceChannel)

“What do you call a dinosaur that never gives up?”

“A try-try-try-ceraptops” – Specimen FMNH PR2081 (@SUEtheTrex)

“WIFE: You will stop obsessing over Boolean logic OR I’m getting a divorce.

HUSBAND: True” – Haran X (@Haran_X_Comedy)

Doctorow writing

“On Trump’s speech today, I’m reminded of something my grandmother used to say: “You can gild a turd, but you can’t make it smell no better”” – Charles Johnson (@Green_Footfalls)

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive” – Blaise Pascal

“When a German dives into a sentence you won’t see him again until he emerges at the other end with a verb between his teeth” – Mark Twain h/t @telescoper

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time” – Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

“Science is neat. But I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.” — Stranger Things h/t

@JoshRosenau

“The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit” – W. Somerset Maugham

 

 

“History wasn’t built in a day.” – theidiomatic.com h/t @RussellDorman

 

Creatively-written Will by the uncle of Charles Wheatstone, an inventor of the telegraph

Creatively-written Will by the uncle of Charles Wheatstone, an inventor of the telegraph

Birthdays of the Week:

 Margaret Hamilton born 17 August 1936

Hamilton during her time as lead Apollo flight software designer. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hamilton during her time as lead Apollo flight software designer.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: The “Rope Mother” Margaret Hamilton

Louis de Broglie born 15 August 1892

Louis de Broglie Source: Wikimedia Commons

Louis de Broglie
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Louis de Broglie and wave nature of matter

de Broglie

Jöns Jacob Berzelius born 20 August 1779 

Daguerreotype of Berzelius. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Daguerreotype of Berzelius.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Jöns Jacob Berzelius

John Flamsteed born 19 August 1646

Portrait of John Flamsteed, astronomer - born Denby Derbyshire. Painting by Thomas Gibson. Original with UK Royal Society Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of John Flamsteed, astronomer – born Denby Derbyshire. Painting by Thomas Gibson. Original with UK Royal Society
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Flamsteed

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Return of the stamp collector

Yovisto: John Flamsteed – Astronomer Royal

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Astronomer Royal: John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal

Linder Hall Library: Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas

The Royal Society: John Flamsteed: A celebration of the first Astronomer Royal

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Sadly, Copernicus's early draft of the arachnocentric theory of the universe never really caught on –Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Sadly, Copernicus’s early draft of the arachnocentric theory of the universe never really caught on –Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Voices of the Manhattan Project: William A. Fowler’s Interview

Yovisto: Pierre Mechain and the Meridian Survey Expedition

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Dorothy Ritter’s Interview

The Atlantic: The Constellations are Sexists

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Alice Kimball Smith’s Interview

Archaeology: Researchers Hope to Track Ancient Solar Storms

ABC News: A Mayan Copernicus: Venus Table may have been a major mathematical innovation

PHOTO: The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex. (Supplied: UC Santa Barbara)

PHOTO: The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex. (Supplied: UC Santa Barbara)

The Current: An Ancient Mayan Copernicus

University of Cambridge: Research: Study reveals Leonardo da Vinci’ “irrelevant” scribbles mark the spot where he first recorded the laws of friction

Wissenschaft & Fortschritt: A Birdsview to Babylonian Astronomy

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Nasmyth

OUP Blog: A Copernican eye-opener

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Bacher’s Interview – Part 1

The New York Review of Books: Atomic Light

New York Public Library: 1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. NASA Images

Partial eclipse of the moon. Observed October 24, 1874.

Partial eclipse of the moon. Observed October 24, 1874.

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen behind the Washington Monument during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen behind the Washington Monument during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

AHF: Norris Bradbury

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The Third Core’s Revenge

Medium: Desperately Seeking Einstein’s Assistant

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

quaritch.com: Australasia & The Pacific

Captain Cook Society: Welcome to the Captain Cook Society

The Guardian: Rare letter by Mary Wortley Montagu pioneering travel writer, up for sale

Mary Wortley Montagu with her son Edward, by Jean-Baptiste van Mour Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Wortley Montagu with her son Edward, by Jean-Baptiste van Mour
Source: Wikimedia Commons

British Library: Online Gallery: A Coloured Map of Offalia, now forming King’s and Queen’s Counties

National Library of Scotland: The first population map of Great Britain

Smithsonian.com: The History of the American West Gets a Much-Needed Rewrite

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The discovery of chloroform remembered in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh.

The discovery of chloroform remembered in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh.

Science Museum: Olympic Rings

The Recipes Project: Paper as Commodity in Medieval Magical and Medical Practices

HSL Special Collections: Preventative Medicine and Hygiene (1927)

The Devil’s Tale: Measuring the Children of the Corn

Yovisto: Thomas Hodgekin – a Pioneer of Preventative Medicine

Yovisto: Wilhelm Wundt – Father of Experimental Psychology

Rohampton University Research Repository: PhD Thesis: The Role of Domestic Knowledge in an Era of Professionalisation: Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Medical Recipe Collections – Sally Ann Osborn

The History of Emotions Blog: Lies, Damned Lies and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Nursing Clio: Venus Revisited

Late-18th century Anatomical Venus (Josephinum Museum of the Medical University of Vienna)

Late-18th century Anatomical Venus (Josephinum Museum of the Medical University of Vienna)

Thomas Morris: The fractured penis

Yovisto: B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism

Nursing Clio: Disproving Self-Indulgence: Congenital Addiction in the Early Twentieth Century

Wellcome Library: Wound man Part 2: afterlives

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Cause of Death?

The Recipes Project: To Break or not to Break (Part 2): From Cairo to Dordrecht

The Guardian: Bad to the bone: skeleton exhibition reveals dietry disease across social divide

Jelena Bekvalac, curator of human osteology at the Museum of London and Emily Sargent, curator at Wellcome Collection, check the skeleton of a female aged between 17-25 years old from Crossbones in Southwark who suffered the ravages of syphilis. Photograph: Callum Bennetts/MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

Jelena Bekvalac, curator of human osteology at the Museum of London and Emily Sargent, curator at Wellcome Collection, check the skeleton of a female aged between 17-25 years old from Crossbones in Southwark who suffered the ravages of syphilis. Photograph: Callum Bennetts/MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

The Thinkers Garden: Odd Truths: Paracelsus the Rebel

Smithsonian.com: The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn’t a Doctor at All

Thomas Morris: Centipedes in your bacon

CHF Distillations: Fast Times: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Amphetamine

Discover: The Origins of Intravenous Fluids

Pour raisons de santé : Que sera l’Histoire de la médecine?

 

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Past is Present: The Acquisitions Table: Daguerreotype Apparatus

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Conciatore: Sulfur of Saturn

JSTOR Daily: When Refrigeration was Controversial

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: The five photographs that (you didn’t know) changed everything

Hugh Le Caine: Electronic Sackbut (1945–1973)

Yovisto: The Man Who Invented Science Fiction– Hugo Gernsback

Yovisto: Gabriel Lipmann and the Colour Photography

ICE Virtual Library: Obituary John Clarke Hawkshaw Past-President 1841–1921

The National Museum of Computing: Resistance calling

Yovisto: Hans Grade – German Aviation Pioneer

Yovisto: Robert Fulton and the Steamship Company

Daily Camera News: Boulder County history: Women found math careers at the ‘Bureau’

Catherine Candelaria working as a mathematician and computer programmer at Boulder's National Bureau of Standards in the 1960s. (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences / Courtesy Photo)

Catherine Candelaria working as a mathematician and computer programmer at Boulder’s National Bureau of Standards in the 1960s. (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences / Courtesy Photo)

Apollo: Time regained: a lost rococo clock is found

The Guardian: From Marxism to McDonalds: 120 years of Russian photography – in picture

Whipple Library Books Blog: Q is for Quekett the Quekett Club and its journal

Yovisto: The Flight of the Double Eagle II

BBC News: How the UK’s first fatal car accident unfolded

Yovisto: How High/Low Can You Go? – The Explorer Auguste Piccard

Tech Insider: 7 world-changing inventions that were ridiculed when they came out

War History Online: A Look Inside The Most Feared Tank of WWII, The Panther

Marie Hicks: Only the Clothes Changed: Women Operators in British Computing and Advertising, 1950–1970

Powers-Samas electronic computers images. (a) The advertisement appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine May/June 1958 issue (p. 5). (b) The photo of the real female employee operating the Electronic Multiplying Punch (Emp) at LaPorte Industries appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine June/July 1957 issue (p. 11). (Courtesy of Powers-Samas)

Powers-Samas electronic computers images. (a) The advertisement appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine May/June 1958 issue (p. 5). (b) The photo of the real female employee operating the Electronic Multiplying Punch (Emp) at LaPorte Industries appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine June/July 1957 issue (p. 11). (Courtesy of Powers-Samas)

Yovisto: Pierre Vernier and the Vernier Scale

Yovisto: Making Photography Really Operational – Louis Daguerre

Yovisto: Philo Taylor Farnsworth and the Electronic Television

Yovisto: Taming Hurricane Debbie

The Guardian: First world war wreck gets virtual restoration off coast of Yorkshire

Yovisto: The Wright Brothers Invented the Aviation Age

Atlas Obscura: Say Farewell to New York’s Original Apple Store

BBC iWonder: How did 16 photographs change the way we see the world?

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Harrison’s iconic marine timekeepers

Paleofuture: We’re Still Waiting on the Dishwasher Utopia

Gizmodo: In 1898, Nikola Tesla Predicted Drone Warfare

Naval History and Heritage Command: Hooper

London Reconnections: Empire of the Air: The Imperial Airship Service: Connecting London with the Empire

1902 picture of a private airship flown from Crystal Palace to Ealing. Jonathan Roberts’ collection.

1902 picture of a private airship flown from Crystal Palace to Ealing. Jonathan Roberts’ collection.

IEEE Spectrum: The Man Who Invented Intelligent Traffic Control a Century Too Early

Distilations: Cool Food

Computer History Museum: Answers in Black and White (And Sometimes Right)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

 Center for the History of Medicine: Capturing the History of Sustainability at the Harvard Chan School

Niche: Sliding down the Timber Chute: The 1901 Royal Tour of Canada

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Sir Edwin Ray Lankester

Letters from Godwana:Mignon Talbot and the Forgotten Women of Paleontology

Literary Hub: How Does a Skeleton Become Famous?

BHL: Instagram

Yovisto: Regnier de Graaf – Creator of Experimental Physiology

Parks & Gardens UK: Capability Brown Landscape of the Month: Navestock

William "Strata" Smith Blue Plaque

William “Strata” Smith Blue Plaque

Ocean Explorers: 1785: Benjamin Franklin’s ‘Sundry Maritime Observations’

New Scientist: Bunnies helped a great civilisation in ancient Mexico thrive

SANBI: Celebrating Mary Gunn and 100 years of library excellence in South Africa

Science Focus: Solving the Piltdown Man crime: how we worked out there was only one forger

The Biologist: An evening with Sir Alec Jeffreys

Environment & Society Portal: The Nuclear Disaster of Kyshtym 1957 and the Politics of the Cold War

Evolving Thoughts: The History of Life: Before Aristotle 2: The Eleatics and the atomists

 

Science League of America: Garfield’s Evolution Debate

ozy.com: This Spinster Revealed Women Really Are Freaks In The Sheets

flickr: Biodiversity Heritage Library

Science: Ötzi the Iceman had some wild clothes

Smithsonian.com: DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave

A reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. (OetziTheIceman /Flickr CC)

A reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. (OetziTheIceman /Flickr CC)

Burgerbibliothek Bern: Das Herbarium des Felix Platter

Wildlife Articles: Celebrating the legacy of John Muir

Irish Philosophy: The Evolution of Evolution: Darwin’s philosophical forebears

GEOExPro: Geologists at War

New York Times: This Land Is My Land (And Yours, Too!)

npr: What Does It Take to Map a Walrus Hangout? 160 Years and a Lot of Help

History of Geology: Charles Darwin in Rio de Janeiro and the Geology of Sugarloaf Mountain

Animals age

Science League of America: Pinning Down Piltdown

CHEMISTRY:

Discover: The Crux: How the Elements Got Their Names

Periodic Table

Conciatore: Vitriol of Venus

Conciatore: Tartar Salt

Yovisto: Jules Janssen and the Discovery of Helium

OUP Blog: An egalitarian and organic history of the periodic table

Dimitri Mendeleev is one of the most well-known scientists credited for the discovery of chemical periodicity, though he is not the only to have made this discovery. Image uploaded by Serge Lachinov. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Dimitri Mendeleev is one of the most well-known scientists credited for the discovery of chemical periodicity, though he is not the only to have made this discovery. Image uploaded by Serge Lachinov. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Irish Philosophy: Sophie Bryant, (Irish) Renaissance Woman

Photograph of Sophie Bryant (1850–1922) by Robert Tucker (1832–1905) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph of Sophie Bryant (1850–1922) by Robert Tucker (1832–1905)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Conversation: Why science and engineering need to remind students of forgotten lessons from history

Advances in the History of Psychology: Reflecting on “Functionalism, Darwinism, and the Psychology of Women”

Academia: Introduction: Epicureanism at the Origin of Modernity: The Revival of Ancient Materialism

Annals of Science: Early Laboratories c.1600–c.1800 and the Location of Experimental Science

ISIS; Volume 107, Number 2 June 2016 ToC: Viewpoint: The History Manifesto and the History of Science (oa)

Social Epistemology: How Should Feyerabend have Defended Astrology? A Further Reply to Kidd, Massimo Pigliucci

Scott Polar Research Institute: Science at the Polar Museum

Social History of Medicine: Volume 29 Issue 3 August 2016 Table of Contents

The History Vault: Why Society Needs Historians

Cultures of Knowledge: Calculating Blaise Pascal

ESOTERIC:

The Public Domain Review: The Surreal Art of Alchemical Diagrams

Motherboard: These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Annals of Science: Phrenological Knowledge and the Social Structure of Early Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh

Inner Lives: Magic and Humour in the Late Middle Ages

Scientific American: Is It Possible to Measure Supernatural or Paranormal Phenomena?

BOOK REVIEWS:

Medieval Histories: The Great Transition in the Late Medieval World

The Guardian: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage review – a comic look at two Victorian prodigies

Lady Science: My Thrilling Adventures Reading About Ada and Charles

Lady Science: Romance and Radium: Emotional Histories of Science

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Siam News: Nautical Numbers: The Influence of Nathaniel Bowditch

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Thomas Annan and the Documentary Photography

TED-Ed Blog: A Q&A about autism with Steve Siberman, author of NeuroTribes

Itinerario: Sebastian Conrad. What is Global History?

Boston Globe: Luke Dittrich recalls grandfather’s role in lobotomy that yielded key insights, tragedy

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: La fondation secrète de l’homéopathie (Reseaux Francs-Macons et théories médicales de 1750 a 1810)

Historiens de la santé: Anatomophysiologie du cerveau et du cervelet chez Vincenzo Malacarne (1744-1816)

Historiens de la santé: The Eugenic Fortress: The Transylvanian Saxon Experiment in Interwar Romania

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H-Midwest-Medieval: Islamic Literature and Intellectual Life in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Anatolia

Springer: Early Geological Maps of Europe: Central Europe 1750 to 1840

Historiens de la santé: The Autonomy of Pleasure: Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution

ART & EXHIBITIONS

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

CLOSING SOON: Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

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

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

Youtube: Pathé: La glace et le ciel – Bande-annonce Officielle HD

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6-10 September 2016

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Tailspin Theatre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Superwomen of Science 26–28 August 2016 

 

 EVENTS:

University of Bristol: Cotham Hall: Talks: Eric Scerri ‘A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science’ Geoff Blumenthal `Some implications of a holistic and unificatory approach to the period 1770-1815 in chemistry’ 5 September 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Linda Hall Library: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language 8 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Watchers of the stars

Watchers of the stars

TELEVISION:

BBC TWO: Full Steam Ahead

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

L.I.S.A: Die Entstehung der deutschen Präzisionsuhrmacherei

RADIO & PODCASTS:

British Library Sounds: Early spoken word recordings: In aid of the Light Brigade Relief Fund Florence Nightingale

npr: The Lobotomy of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy and Scientific Breakthrough

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Jane Camerini on Alfred Russel Wallace

Business Insider: Listen to Albert Einstein talk – and get closer than ever before to the legendary genius

npr: The Supreme Court Ruling That Led to 70,000 Forced Sterilisations

Spare Min: Forbe’s John W Farrell on the legacy of Georges Lemaître

ABC Radio: National Science Week: Women in science through Australia’s history on RN Drive

University of Exeter: CfP: Conference: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective

Youtube: Royal Society: Guns and Rockets – Objectivity #80

Vimeo: Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Victorian Frank Lloyd Wright

Youtube: Wellcome Collection: The Story of Henry Wellcome

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

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

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe: Conference: Where does it hurt? Ancient medicine in questions and answers 30–31 August 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

Westminster Quakers Meeting House: Workshop: A Many Sided Crystal: Celebrating Silvanus Phillips Thompson 16 September 2016

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

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

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

 

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

 

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

Hakluyt

CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 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

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

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

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

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

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

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

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University College Dublin: Post Doctoral Research Fellow: ‘Reform, Welfare and Prisoner ‘Health Rights’

The Royal Institution: L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre Laboratory Workshop Facilitator

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Project Officer: Mobile Museum

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #52

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 2, Volume #52

Monday 15 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 We have reached the end of our second publishing year with year two volume fifty-two of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you for the one hundredth and fourth time all we could find of the histories of science, technology and medicine throughout the vast spaces of cyberspace over the last seven days.

As noted above, this edition of Whewell’s Gazette closes out our second publication year. Given the artificiality of measuring things in years I’m never quite sure if one should mark these things with the last episode of the old year or the first one of the new year, but I’ve chosen to do so today by making a few comments about our editorial policy.

Editorial Policy: So what is the Whewell’s Gazette editorial policy? To be truthful we don’t actually have one, we just make it up as we go along.

WYSIWYG: Whewell’s Gazette claims to be a #histSTM links list and that is exactly what it is, nothing more and nothing less. It is just a weekly collection of links to articles, posts, illustrations, comments etc., etc. that are concerned with the histories of science, technology and medicine. The rest, quotes of the week, illustrations, birthdays of the week etc. are just there to offer some relief from the boredom.

Selection Criteria: Selection is inclusive rather than exclusive. The definitions of #histSTM applied are as wide as possible often going to the very fringes and beyond rather than trying for some sort of indefinable purity of discipline. In the category META we include quite a lot of stuff that is thought or comments on history in general because #histSTM is after all just history.

Presentation: The model is a slightly sloppy, somewhat jumbled small adds column from a newspaper. The entries are divided into rough categories taken from the different areas of science, technology, and medicine but within the categories no ordering principles are applied. Links are added at random in the order that they found. This was a deliberate decision, the thought being that if the reader is forced to go through a complete category looking for the links that primarily interest them, they might just stumble across something they might not have read otherwise. We are fans of the seductive Internet rabbit hole. If however a number of sources all cover the same story in one week then we will usually group them together.

The categories ART & EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS are cumulative, entries remain on the list until the event or whatever they are advertising have taken place. For those who read these every week and who don’t get off on reading the whole list every time, the new entries are always added at the beginning or the end.

Source: How and where do we find all the entries? The vast majority of the entries are collected daily on the @rmathematicus twitter stream. This twitter stream follows as many people as it can find who are either #histSTM historians or who are interested in #histSTM posts, articles, etc. Their #histSTM related tweets get retweeted creating a repository of #histSTM links that are then distilled into the weekly edition of Whewell’s Gazette. If you follow @rmathematicus and read his twitter stream then you won’t need to read Whewell’s Gazette! If you are on Twitter and tweet about #histSTM and @rmathematicus doesn’t follow you then make him aware of the fact and he will start to. A small number of entries get sent directly to the Renaissance Mathematicus by email by people interested in getting their links added to Whewell’s Gazette. Such contributions are always welcome.

Editorial Staff: Who puts together the Whewell’s Gazette every week? The majority of the work is done by yours truly, the Renaissance Mathematicus, with regular contributions from Anna Gielas (@Anna_Gielas) and occasional input from Michael Barton (@darwinsbulldog). However as mentioned above the links are provided by the whole #histSTM Twitter community so our editorial staff number in the hundreds! Active contributions are always welcome!

Quality Control: We don’t actually read all of the links included every week but do skim them whilst collecting. No judgement as to quality of a given article or post is exercised, this is left to the readers of WG when they click on a link and peruse an article. Only obvious rubbish is excluded. A stricter editorial policy, given the Renaissance Mathematicus’ pedantic tendencies, would probably lead to a Whewell’s Gazette with five links. For a start any article with first, founder of, father of and other much loved clichés in their titles would be thrown out on principle.

Guiding Principle: Inclusion rather than Exclusion.

The Future: Come back next week for Year 3, Vol: #01!

 Quotes of the week:

 “History retweets itself” – Matt Thomas (@mattthomas)

 “It was the basil of thyme

It was the wormwood of thyme” Cilantro Dickens – John Laurie (@laurie_john)

“In US wrote Alexis de Tocqueville (1840), events “can move from the impossible to the inevitable without stopping at the probable.”” h/t @TurnbullMalcolm

“These European “first to” things only matter if Indigenous experiences don’t. Indigenous people *guided* these “explorers” because they already knew the way” – Adam Gaudry (@adamgaudry)

Tolstoy Quote

“The universe has no circumference” – Nicolas of Cusa (1401-1464)

“All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth, such as it is, is beyond our reach” –

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464)

“On this day in 1887, his mom checked and Erwin Schrödinger became alive” – @pourmecoffee

Calvin Big Picture

“God grant me the serenity

to delete the emails I can’t answer

courage to reply to what I can;

and wisdom to know the difference” – @sarahjeong

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The cornerstone of Uraniborg, Tycho Brahe’s observatory on Hven, was laid 8 August 1576

Uraniborg c-net: The observatory that changed astronomy forever

Wired: Aug. 8, 1576: Brahe’s Palatial Gateway to the Heavens

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Financing Tycho’s little piece of heaven

flickr: Richard Cohen: The Castle and Observatory of Uraniborg on the island of Hven

Sanderus Antiquariaat: Antique map of Denmark – Uraniborg by J. Blaeu

Tycho Brahe's quadrant wall mural at Uraniborg used to measure star positions

Tycho Brahe’s quadrant wall mural at Uraniborg used to measure star positions

Foundation Stone of the Royal Observatory was laid 10 August 1675´

Royal Observatory Greenwich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Observatory Greenwich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Teleskopos: An auspicious day to found an observatory

Royal Museums Greenwich: History of the Royal Observatory

Royal Museums Greenwich: 336 Today

Smithsonian Institution founded 10 August 1846

The "Castle" (1847), the Institution's first building and still its headquarters Source: Wikimedia Commons

The “Castle” (1847), the Institution’s first building and still its headquarters
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SpaceWatchtower: 170th Anniversary: Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Legal History

Paul Dirac born 8 August 1902 

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanic

Youtube: Dirac Lecture 1 (of 4) – Quantum Mechanics

Henry Fairfield Osborn born 8 August 1857

Osborn in 1890 Source: WikimediaCommons

Osborn in 1890
Source: WikimediaCommons

Linda Hall Library: Henry Fairfield Osborn – Scientist of the Day

Linda Hall Library: Paper Dinosaurs 1824–1969: 33. The First Tyrannosaurus Skeleton, 1905

Paige Fossil History: The Weird History of Oviraptors

Erwin Schrödinger born 12 August 1887

Schröding Bank Note

“I insist upon the view that ‘all is waves’.” Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)

Schrödinger clinic

Schrödinger

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Ernest Lawrence and the Cyclotron

Yovisto: Sir Roger Penrose and the Singularity

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Samuel Walker’s Interview

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

arXiv: Lessons from Mayan Astronomy

The Caracol structure at Chichen Itza has been interpreted as an observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Caracol structure at Chichen Itza has been interpreted as an observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Forbes: Comic: ‘Science Legends’ Sir Isaac Newton: Master of the Mint

AHF: Yoshito Matsushige

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Stanislaus Ulam’s Interview (1979)

Yovisto: Wolfgang Paul and the Ion Trap

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not a theology student

AHF: In Memoriam: Monroe Messinger

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Kathleen Maxwell’s Interview

Atlas Obscura: A Traditional Globe Maker is Making 3-D Versions of Historic Martian Maps

Yovisto: Nikolaus of Cusa and the Learned Ignorance

Nikolaus von Cusa

Nikolaus von Cusa

Ptak Science Books: Found-Art in Electrical Discharge, 1880

Comètes: des mythes à la réalité: Les instruments

APS: Oersted and electromagnetism

AHF: Frederic Joliot-Curie

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Ferdinand Magellan and the first Trip Around the World

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ferdinand Magellan

The Nao Victoria Replica in the Nao Victoria Museum, Punta Arenas, Chile Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Nao Victoria Replica in the Nao Victoria Museum, Punta Arenas, Chile
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Antiquariat: Daša Pahor: New Acquisitions

Academic Room: Representations of Self and the Other in Two Iraqi Travelogues of the Ottoman Period (pdf)

Medievalists.net: Hy-Brassil: Irish origins of Brazil

National Geographic: Historical Photos Mark 150th Birthday of Pioneering Black Explorer

Polar ExplorerAlthough historians haven’t been able to confirm the fact, Henson said, "I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world." This photo was made on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 1908. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT E. PEARY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Polar ExplorerAlthough historians haven’t been able to confirm the fact, Henson said, “I think I’m the first man to sit on top of the world.” This photo was made on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 1908.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT E. PEARY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The missing tobacco pipe

AEON: Bodies electric

cbc news: Quirky curiosities: medical instruments from our past

Einthoven string galvanometer

Einthoven string galvanometer

The H-Word: Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer’s guide to 120 years of medical history

The H-Word: Olympians and the scientific quest to find out what makes an elite athlete

English History: The Life of John Keats (1795–1821)

Thomas Morris: Reattached with a sticking plaster

On View: Center for the History Of Medicine: Cupping set, 1837–1853

BIU Santé: Après 270 ans d’oubli, redécouverte de l’anatomie de Van Horne, trésor du 17e s.

American Radio History: Hospital Television

Yovisto: Richard Mead and the Understanding of Transmissible Diseases

Nursing Clio: Sex, Secrecy, and Abuse in a 19th-Century Workhouse

The Recipes Project: Writing Early Modern Medicine for Medical Readers

The Hairpin: Monstrous Births

Image: A G

Image: A G

Advances in the History of Psychology: Controversy Brewing over Suzanne Corkin and Patient H.M.

Yovisto: Dr. Joseph Lister and the use of Carbolic Acid as Disinfectant

Yovisto: James Bryan Herrick and the Sickle-Cell Disease

British Library: Science blog: “Like light shining in a dark place”: Florence Nightingale and William Farr

The Guardian: No, no, no! Victorians didn’t invent the vibrator

eugesta.recherche.univ-lille3.fr: Galen and the widow. Towards a history of therapeutic masturbation in ancient gynaecology (pdf)

Pen and Pension: Dealing with a Quack

Wellcome Library: Wound man Part 1: origins

The Guardian: ‘I willed him to wake up’: epilepsy in art – and in life

The master of San Severino’s Release of a Woman from Possession by the Devil (15th century). Photograph: Scala, Florence

The master of San Severino’s Release of a Woman from Possession by the Devil (15th century). Photograph: Scala, Florence

 

Figure Drawings: The Human Skeleton and Muscles – John Georg Heck

The Washington Post: Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation cause by the Black Death

Thomas Morris: The cure of Thomas Tipple

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Ptak Science Books: A Bit on the History of the Future of Sucking – Vacuum Trains (1945)

New York Times: How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

Academia: The Mastermyr Find: A Viking Tool Chest from Gotland

Spotlight News: State Museum acquires 1947 Tavern Television

Unwritten Record Blog: Lighthouse Drawings in celebration of National Lighthouse Day

RG26: Lighthouse Drawings; MI, Spectacle Reef; #2. Section plan, vertical, 1874.

RG26: Lighthouse Drawings; MI, Spectacle Reef; #2. Section plan, vertical, 1874.

lastsatandonzobieisland: Charles N. Daly was not a man to be trifled with

BBC News: Clifton Suspension Bridge: Vast hidden vaults open to the public

Yovisto: The Salvage of the Vasa

The Guardian: ‘Discovery of the year’: sunken British ship found in Russian Artic

Yovisto: Tom Kilburn and the First Stored-Program Computer

Atlas Obscura: Fort Peck Dam

Anton Howes: The Relevance of Skills to Innovation during the British Industrial Revolution, 1651–1851 Working Paper (pdf)

Yovisto: IBM and the Personal Computer

Science Museum: 100 Years of Stainless Steel

The Sheffield-born son of a steel worker, Harry Brearley (1871-1948) pioneered the commercial development of stainless steels. Brearley was working in the laboratory of the steel works of Thomas Firth and Sons, Sheffield, when in 1913 he produced the first true stainless steel. Sheffield has a long-standing reputation for producing high quality cutlery, and the development of the first steel that did not rust was a significant moment in metallurgical history. Harry Brearley, 1871–1948. Image © Science Museum/SSPL

The Sheffield-born son of a steel worker, Harry Brearley (1871-1948) pioneered the commercial development of stainless steels. Brearley was working in the laboratory of the steel works of Thomas Firth and Sons, Sheffield, when in 1913 he produced the first true stainless steel. Sheffield has a long-standing reputation for producing high quality cutlery, and the development of the first steel that did not rust was a significant moment in metallurgical history.
Harry Brearley, 1871–1948. Image © Science Museum/SSPL

Ian Visits: London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross

MINNPOST: Obsolesced

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

An Ottoman Poster, Terrain Graphic (Arazi ve Sunuf-u Muhtelife-i Suhurun Cedvel-i Umumisi) The Ottoman History (@OttomanArchive)

An Ottoman Poster, Terrain Graphic (Arazi ve Sunuf-u Muhtelife-i Suhurun Cedvel-i Umumisi) The Ottoman History (@OttomanArchive)

 National Geographic: Geological Evidence May Support Chinese Flood Legend

Paige Fossil History: Footprints, Sculpture, & Hobbit Ancestors: A Paleoanthropolgy Best of Summer Roundup

Colonizing Animals: Missing Links in Myanmar

The Public Domain Review: Photographs of a Falling Cat

Psychology Today: Labelling Non-Native Animals: The Psychology of Name Calling

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Queen’s Ass … or how the donkey earned its stripes!

Royal Society Open Science: New genetic and morphological evidence suggests a single hoaxer created ‘Piltdown man’

Gizmodo: Piltdown Man Hoax Was the Work of a Single Forger, Study Says

Forbes: Human Ancestor Hoax at Piltdown Finally Solved

Scientific America: Solving the Piltdown Man Scientific Fraud

Science: Study reveals culprit behind Piltdown Man, one of science’s most famous hoaxes

The Telegraph: Science: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle cleared of Piltdown Man Hoax

The Guardian: Gertrude Of Arabia: the great adventurer may finally get her museum

Bell in Baghdad, 1917. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Bell in Baghdad, 1917. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Lyell Collection: Geomythology: geological origins of myths and legends

TrowelBlazers: Christian Maclagan: Sensation of Scotland

Royal Society Open Science: Oldest fossil remains of the enigmatic pig-footed bandicoot show rapid herbivorous evolution

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading July 2016

Pacific Institute: Assessing The Costs Of Adapting To Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study Of San Francisco Bay

JSTOR Daily: Women’s Fight for Scientific Fieldwork

Social Evolution Forum: Cannibalism and Human Evolution

BHL: Supporting Historical Paleontological Research

U.S. Forest Service History: Gifford Pinchot (1865–1946) 1st Chief of the Forest Service

Yovisto: Meet Sue, the Dinosaur

Rehistoring The Land: Environmental History in Action at Rocky Mountain National Park

Sniffing the Past: Dogs in the 19th Century Press

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Atlas Obscura: Kinsey Institute Gallery

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Bewick

Stephan on Blogger: 1708, August 14th, the strongest of a series of quakes occurred on the active Moyenne-Durance Fault (Provence, France)

99% Invisible: A Sea Worth its Salt

The Atlantic: When Parks Were Radical

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CHEMISTRY:

Explaining Chemistry

Geri Walton: Nitrous Oxide of Laughing Gas Exhibitions and Parties

Yovisto: Henry Moseley and the Atomic Numbers

Yovisto: Felix Hoffmann and Aspirin

Felix Hoffmann Source: Wikimedia Commons

Felix Hoffmann
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Amadeo Avogadro and Avogadro’s Law

Conciatore: Sal Ammoniac

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

World History

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: Churchwardens’ Account

The Recipes Project: Looking at Paper and Recipes

Scientific American: Squabbling Over the End of Science on Charlie Rose

CHF: Distillations: Summer 2016

Philly.com: Commentary: Experiment with Philly’s legacy of science

In the Franklin Institute , the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Chamber. File

In the Franklin Institute , the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Chamber. File

University of Oxford: MLGB3: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain

The Junto: What’s Livetweeting For, Anyway?

The Junto: Women and the History of Capitalism

Society for the Social History of Medicine: The Gazette

The Atlantic: The Tyranny of Simple Explanations

JHI: Blog: Announcing 2015 Forkosch Book Prize Winner

Springer: Journal of the History of Biology: Volume 49, Issue 3, August 2016 Table of Contents

Occult Minds: Building Blocks of Human Experience –website launched

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Alchemy School

Corpus Newtonicum: Summer thoughts…

Yovisto: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi – The Prince of Astrologers

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Anton Mesmer and his Animal Magnetism

Franz Anton Mesmer Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franz Anton Mesmer
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Occult Minds: Results

History of Alchemy Podcast: New History of Alchemy tshirt design!

HoA T-ShirtBOOK REVIEWS:

The Momo: 6 stellar science books that ‘normal folks’ will love

Forbes: Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

H-Net Reviews: Cristian Berco: From Body to Community: Veneral Disease and Society in Baroque Spain

Chemistry World: Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

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The Economist: The master of them all

brainpickings: Mental Health, Free Will, and Your Microbiome

brainpickings: James Gleick on Our Anxiety About Time, the Origin of the Term “Type A”, and the Curious Psychology of Elevator Impatience

The Austin Chronicle: The Seven Skeletons of Lydia Pyne

University of California Press: Nova Religio: The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse 1900–1939 by Egil Asprem

Popular Science: Eyes on the Sky: A spectrum of telescopes

NEW BOOKS:

Enfilade: New Book – Fleshing out Surfaces

Peter Lang: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

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CUP: Academic: Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

CLOSING SOON: Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

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

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

CLOSING VERY SOON: The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

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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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Time for Shakespeare 18 August 2016

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Haeckel, E. H. P. A. (1866).Generelle Morphologie der Organismen : allgemeine Grundzüge der organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, mechanisch begründet durch die von C. Darwin reformirte Decendenz-Theorie.

Haeckel, E. H. P. A. (1866).Generelle Morphologie der Organismen : allgemeine Grundzüge der organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, mechanisch begründet durch die von C. Darwin reformirte Decendenz-Theorie.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vox: What it took to discover bacteria in the 1670s

Torch: Too Valuable to Die?

Youtube: Wikimedia UK: Alice White at the Wellcome Library

Youtube: Ri: Cosmology: Galileo to Gravitational Waves – with Hiranya Peiris

Youtube: The Royal Society: The Boyle Diaries – Objectivity #78

Youtube: Essilor UK: Irreducible Complexity? – Evolution of the Eye Explained

RADIO & PODCASTS:

brainpickings: Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

News Works: The history of Heinrich Hertz and the discovery of radio waves

New Books Network: The Art of Medicine in Early China

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ALD Podcast: Episode 2, Fran Scott & Maia Weinstock

BBC Archive: H G Wells: Science and the Citizen (1943)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

 

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CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 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

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

 

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

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

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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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

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

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

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

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

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

APS Physics: Forum on the History of Physics: Student Travel Awards

BSHS: Time Measurement Research Funding

University of Cambridge: St John’s College: Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies

Québec: Bourse de maîtrise/ doctorat en histoire du nursing psychiatrique au Québec

University of Paderborn: Post Doc: The Project “Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS)”

The Dudley Observatory: Applications for the 2017 Pollock Awards are now open! History of Astronomy

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #51

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 2, Volume #51

Monday 08 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Summer advances, if only in my part of the world with deluges and flooding and it’s time once again to flood your computer screen with another edition of the weekly #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette bringing the deluge of history of science, technology and medicine text washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that Whewell’s Gazette wouldn’t exist at all if not for John Wilkins, the Australian philosopher and historian of biology. When I first begun to surf the Internet John’s Evolving Thoughts blog was one of the very first blogs that I began to follow on a regular basis. As I began to clog up his comments column with my overlong cogitations on some his history of science posts, it was John who suggested that I might like to try my hand at blogging myself. So I did. At first as a guest blogger and then again at John’s urging on my own at The Renaissance Mathematicus. John and his regular readers provided much of the encouragement in that early phase that kept me going. Now entering my eighth year and still going strong.

Somehow my blogging on the history of science led to me becoming the manager of the monthly history of science blog carnival On Giants’ Shoulders. A task I carried out for several years. About two years ago I decided to end Giants Shoulders and replaces it with a weekly selection of history of science blogging, Whewell’s Gazette. On 1 September 2010 John Wilkins together with John Lynch had launched the collective blog for the history of science Whewell’s Ghost and I was invited by John Wilkins to be one of the contributors. An invitation I was happy to accept. Over the years Whewell’s Ghost faded into inactivity and as I started Whewell’s Gazette it was the obvious home for our weekly journal.

Sometime back John Wilkins, much to the disappointment of his fans, ceased blogging and Evolving Thoughts also entered a period of inactivity. Last week on social media John Wilkins asked if anybody would be interested if he started blogging the history of biology from its beginning up to the present. The response was immediate, positive and strong and so John did just that.

He took of at a run and the first three posts are already up at Evolving Thoughts. John is a knowledgeable scholar and an excellent blogger and I’m certain that his new endeavour will be a great read for all those interested in the history of science, so get in at the beginning and get reading John’s The History of Life!

Evolving Thought: The History of Life: Prelude

Evolving Thought: The History of Life: Nature versus Humanity

Evolving Thought: The History of Life: Before Aristotle 1; the Milesians and monism

Another of those bloggers on Whewell’s Ghost was the excellent Dr Rebekah “Becky” Higgitt, who at the beginning blogged exclusively on our collective blog. Later she spread her blogging wings and set up home at her own Teleskopos. In 2012, together with Dr Vanessa Heggie, Becky set up a history of science blog on The Guardian website, The H-Word, an excellent example of the genre powered by two professional historians. This wekk The H-Word celebrated its fourth birthday.

The H-Word Blog by at the Guardian was born 2 August 2012

Rebekah Higgitt at the University of Kent and Vanessa Heggie at the University of Birmingham write about the untold history of science.

If you aren’t already a regular reader it’s time to become one. A good starting point would be Becky’s latest offering: The real story of the Secret Agent and the Greenwich Observatory Bomb.

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in an early 20th-century postcard. Note the closed gates. Photograph: Wikipedia

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in an early 20th-century postcard. Note the closed gates. Photograph: Wikipedia

Quotes of the week:

“The function of the historian is neither to love the past nor to emancipate himself from the past, but to master and understand it as the key to the understanding of the present” – E.H: Carr The Historian and the Facts (1961) h/t @historianess

Hoarding Drew McIntyre (@DrewMcIntyre)

Hoarding Drew McIntyre (@DrewMcIntyre)

 

“The emphasis on the role of the historian in the making of history tends, if pressed to its logical conclusion, to rule out any objective history at all: history is what the historian makes.” – E.H: Carr The Historian and the Facts (1961) h/t @historianess

“History is not a neutral subject that is written by disinterested robots. (…) Obviously a knowledge of history is valuable for a variety of reasons. But historians are not history, if that makes sense. Any policy advised by a historian is going to be just as politicised as a policy advised by anyone else” – Ian Hesketh ((@IanHesketh)

Nietzsche Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

Nietzsche Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

“Today’s weird piece of #histSTM/colonial America trivia: Hermann von Helmholtz was a descendant of William Penn!” – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be”

― Kurt Vonnegut, “Mother Night” (1961) h/t @elanmastai

“Bloody Foreigner, coming over here, wanting to know what love is” – Mat (@MatCro)

“I don’t think that I particularly like the term “scholar” nor do I particularly like “academic” (b/c elitism). I think I’m a storyteller. For me, storytelling is a relational, community-based practice of service. That’s what I’d like to achieve in my scholarly work” – Dr. Lucia Lorenzi (@empathywarrior)

Calvin

“The life of the historian must be short and precarious” – Edward Gibbon

“Friend: Do dates make you nervous?

Me: omg yes especially when doing math across timezone boundaries” – vowel killer (@dcousineau)

“Teach a man to write and he can write an ill-informed comment today; teach him how to think critically and he might just hold off on that” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“As its stewards we need to think of our species as being in a race to save living environment” – E.O. Wilson in Half-Earth

Sausage motor car

“History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read.  And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past.  On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.  It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations” – James Baldwin h/t AHA Today

“How many painstakingly detailed and beautiful craft and art pieces were made by people clenching their teeth with rage?” – Grumpy Historian (@grumpyhistorian)

“History doesn’t lie” – Geoff Boycott

“History at its best is a patchy collection of half-truths” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

Birthdays of the Week:

Maria Mitchell born 1 August 1818

Maria M I

Brainpickings: Maria Mitchell and the Spider’s Web: A Touching Testament to Tenacity from America’s First Woman Astronomer

Maria M II

APS: Maria Mitchell Discovers a Comet

Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck born 1 August 1744

Lamarck by Charles Thévenin (c. 1802) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lamarck by Charles Thévenin (c. 1802)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

History of Geology: From the Contracting Earth to Supercontinents

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Understanding Evolution: Early Concepts of Evolution: Jean Baptiste Lamarck

John Tyndall born 2 August 1820

Tyndall II

“For those curious: Tyndall was almost certainly born August 2, but the year is somewhat in doubt” – Tyndall Letters (@JohnTyndallCP)

Yovisto: John Tyndall and the Physics of Air

Tyndall I

Joseph Paxton born 3 August 1803

Sir Joseph Paxton Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sir Joseph Paxton
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Joseph Paxton – from Gardens to Architecture

British Library: Facsimile of Joseph Paxton’s original sketch of the Great Exhibition from ‘A Memorial of the Great Exhibition, 1851’

Great Exhibition

Google Arts & Crafts: Owen Jones, The Great Exhibition, a watercolour with pen and ink 1851

Chatsworth: The Case

AD Classics: The Crystal Palace / Joseph Paxton

Crystal Palace

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

AHF: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing Timeline

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Mildred Goldberger’s Interview

Yovisto: Helen Hogg and the Global Clusters

Plaque to Helen Sawyer Hogg at Canada Science and Technology Museum

Plaque to Helen Sawyer Hogg at Canada Science and Technology Museum

Electronic Beats: This Digital Synthesizer Was Accidentally a Cosmic Beast

Physics Today: Meghnad Saha: Physicist and nationalist

AHF: Frederick Ashworth

Yovisto: William Hamilton and the Quaternions

Universe Today: The Constellation Camelopardalis

pitt.edu: How Einstein Did Not Discover

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Bohm’s Interview

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

New Historian: Christopher Columbus Plants Spanish Flag in South American Soil

Atlas Obscura: This Map Proves Britain Loves Tea More Than Anyone Else

National Geographic: Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America’s National Parks

The position of every regiment of both the Union and Confederate armies during all three days of the battle of Gettysburg are depicted on this incredibly detailed map of the battlefield from 1863.  COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The position of every regiment of both the Union and Confederate armies during all three days of the battle of Gettysburg are depicted on this incredibly detailed map of the battlefield from 1863.
COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

United States Census Bureau: 1790 Population Map

Smithsonian.com: These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States

British Library: Maps and views blog: Magnificent Manuscripts Online: Pelagos

berfois: Chair’d in the Adamant of Time: On “America” and Other Fictions

History Today: The Origins of Rio

Rail Map online

esri: The Cartography of the Uprooted

Balandalus: An Andalusi Mudéjar in 14th-c. Constantinople: The Travels of Ibn al-Sabbah

Mediterranean 1400

Mediterranean 1400

DVL: Vatican Mappa Mundi c. 780 CE

 

 

Osher Map Library: Gilbert Humphrey: A General Map, Made Onelye for the Particular Declaration of this Discovery

Hyperallergic: Maps Made to Influence and Deceive

Visions of the North: Utensils and the Franklin search

The Scotsman: Amazing 1800s map details length of Scotland’s rivers

The remarkable drawing lines all of Scotland's rivers next to one another to make an easy comparison. Picture: NLS

The remarkable drawing lines all of Scotland’s rivers next to one another to make an easy comparison. Picture: NLS

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Teaching watercolor of a gangrenous ulcer on the thigh of a boy

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Teaching watercolor of a gangrenous ulcer on the thigh of a boy

 Mashable: 1800s Victorian Vibrators

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

Northumberland Archives: Life in the County Lunatic Asylum

Thomas Morris: Conceived by a bullet

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks.

Henrietta Lacks.

Motherboard: La belle histoire du pêcheur bourré qui perdit un oeil sans s’en rendre compte

Notches: Understanding Zika and the Abortion Debate in Brazil: A View from 1940

Ptak Science Books: Blade Runner Retinal ID, 1936

History of Medical Sciences, Oxford: Website

National Geographic: Fennel: Multitasking Vegetable, Ancient Birth Control

Thomas Morris: The extra jaw

Conciatore: Filippo Sassetti

The Public Domain Review: Re-examining ‘the Elephant Man’

Early Modern Medicine: The Maladies of Midwives

 A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk

A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk

The New York Times Magazine: The Brain That Couldn’t Remember

The Wellcome Library: What did the Victorians make of spectacles

The Atlantic: The Hearing Aid’s Pursuit of Invisibility

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1 August 1831, the New London Bridge opened to traffic. Pic of John Rennie's plan from Science Museum Archive

1 August 1831, the New London Bridge opened to traffic. Pic of John Rennie’s plan from Science Museum Archive

 

Plan of approaches to new London Bridge, signed J Rennie 1827 ICE Library

Plan of approaches to new London Bridge, signed J Rennie 1827 ICE Library

Open Culture: How the Moog Synthesizer Changed the Sound of Music

Smithsonian.com: What the Candidates (and Journalist) Can Learn from the 1948 Democratic Convention

Forbes: ‘Pass Me a Cold One’: A Short History of Refrigerating Wine and Beer

The BSA and Military Bicycle Museum: WW1 Military Bicycles

Yovisto: Timing is Everything – Elisha Gray and the Telephone Patent

Connected Earth: The Telephone

Strowger Automatic Exchange (& Automatic Electric Co.) (1891) : automating the phone

Strowger Automatic Exchange (& Automatic Electric Co.) (1891) : automating the phone

The New York Times: Not Forgotten: Alexander Graham Bell, Who Sparked a New Era of Communication

DIY Photography: The World’s First Digital Camera, Introduced by the Man Who Invented It

flickr: Tyne and Wear Archives: Mauretania sliding down the slipway

Atlas Obscura: The Strangely Perplexing Problem of Communicating Numbers Out Loud

Medium: Xerox Alto Is Rebuilt and Reconnected by the Living Computer Museum

Yovisto: Richard Arkwright – the Father of the Industrial Revolution

Atlas Obscura: The Alarming Aesthetics of Jazz Age Perm Machines

The Public Domain Review: “Unlimiting the Bounds”: the Panorama and the Balloon View

Atlas Obscura: Daugavpils Shot Tower

Yovisto: Nicolas-Jacques Conté and the Pencil

Atlas Obscura: The Sunsphere

Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection: Roman Pyxis with Lid

Creative Review: Restricted Areas – Danila Tkachenko’s photographs of Soviet ruins

Danila Tkachenko. The world’s largest diesel submarine

Danila Tkachenko. The world’s largest diesel submarine

Computer History Museum: Happy 25th Birthday to the Public Webb

Yovisto: Jon Postel – Editor in Chief of the Internet

Yovisto: The Tower Subway – the World’s First Tube Railway

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Talk Origins: Biographies: Louis Leakey

Penn State: Earth 520:Richard Dixon Oldham

Shells and Pebbles: Dissecting the ‘chain of Creation’: Edward Tyson and Anatomical Natural History

Blog-Image-2

Justin Erik Halldór Smith: Edward Tyson’s Orang-Outang

BHL: Orang-Outang, sive homo sylvestris: or, The Anatomy of a Pygmie compared with that of a Monkey, an Ape , and a Man

journals.ametsco.org: World Meteological Organisation Assessment of the Purported World Record 58°C Temperature Extreme at El Azizia, Libya (13 September 1922)

The Public Domain Review: Olaus Magnus’s Sea Serpent

Clerk of Oxford: An Anglo-Saxon August

The New York Times: Seeking Climate Change Clues in Old Pollen and Mammoth Dung

Nature: 180,000 forgotten photos reveal the future of Greenland’s ice

Royal Society Open Science: First diagnosis of septic arthritis in a dinosaur

Smithsonian.com: Solving a Mystery of Mammoth Proportions

Cambridge blog: History & Classics: What Can Medieval History Tell Us About Environmental Change?

Letters from Gondwana: Forgotten Women of Paleontology: Erika von Hoyningen-Huene

Erika von Huene at the Tuebingen University.

Erika von Huene at the Tuebingen University.

Dr Johnson Reading Circle: Pilgrimage to Lichfield

The Washington Post: This Smithsonian scientist’s death was a mystery: 150 years later, his skeleton helped solve it

CBC News: Last mammoths on Alaska island likely died of thirst

Science League of America: A Justly Neglected Argument Redivivus

The Friends of Charles Darwin: The HMS Beagle Olympics

Blink: The metamorphosis of gods

Bulletin of the History of Archaeology: Boucher de Perthes and the Discovery of Human Antiquity

Historical Dewitticisms: Park Consciousness

flickr: BHL: Curtis’s botanical magazine v.80…

libweb5.princeton.edu: Hydrography

CHEMISTRY:

Moles

The Recipes Project: Palm Trees and Potions: On Portuguese Pharmacy Signs

c&en: Chemistry Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail dies at age 70

Zewail is pictured here on the Caltech campus in 2011. Credit: Mitch Jacoby/C&EN

Zewail is pictured here on the Caltech campus in 2011.
Credit: Mitch Jacoby/C&EN

Nobelprize.org: Ahmed Zewail – Biographical

Yovisto: Leopold Gmelin and the Chemistry of Digestion

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: doing history by numbers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Words matter

HSS Online: Chinese Reader Project – A Note from HSS Past President Angela Creager

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Interview: Seb Falk

Seb-Falk-HAY_WEB

Johns Hopkins University Press: Testing Theories: Edison’s Scorecard

Places: Cloud and Field

Building Blocks of Human Experience: A Contribution to the Explanatory Humanities: Website launch

The Royal Society: Notes and Records Table of Contents

Niche: CHESS 2016 Reflections: Reconciliation and Environment

AHF: Monthly News Letter

Nature: Donald Trump’s appeal should be a call to arms

RBSC Manuscripts Division News: Commonplace Books and Uncommon Readers

Atlas Obscura: Marie Curie Got Her Start at a Secret University for Women

The Recipes Project: Recipes Round-Up: Research Presented at Scientiae and SSHM 2016

Chris Coltrane: Everyday Science: Scans from a Science Magazine, 1919-1921

 

The Scientific Method The Debate:

Stop arguing! There is indeed a real scientific method. Here you have! – Lautaro Vergara (@VergaraLautaro)

Stop arguing! There is indeed a real scientific method. Here you have! – Lautaro Vergara (@VergaraLautaro)

One of the (dis?)advantages of the digital age is the speed with which international debates on hot topics can develop. In the pre-Internet days somebody would publish a possibly contentious article in a journal. A week, a month or even several months later somebody else would respond in the same or a different journal provoking a further delayed response from the original author or possibly third or even a fourth party. And so the debate would grind on, sometimes over a period of several years. In this age of instant cyberspace communication the whole process can take place within the space of a few days, as was recently demonstrated by a hot debate on the existence or lack thereof of the scientific method.

The whole thing kicked was kicked off in the New York Times by philosopher James Blachowicz with a piece entitled, There Is No Scientific Method: This drew responses from Chad Orzel on his blog Uncertain Principles who explained, Why Physicists Disparage Philosophers, In Three Paragraphs and Ethan Siegel on Forbes, who angrily proclaimed, Yes, New York Times, There Is A Scientific Method. The Renaissance Mathematicus took Ethan to task for his misrepresentation of Kepler’s work in his, Getting Kepler wrong and William Storage at The Multidisciplinarian did the same for Ethan’s misrepresentations of Galileo in his The Myth of the Scientific Method On the big think, Jag Bhalla interviewed Rebecca Newberger on the topic asking the question, What’s Behind A Science vs. Philosophy Fight?  Never one to miss out on a bun fight Jerry Coyne reacted sourly to the original article on his Why Evolution is True website asking Is this the worst popular philosophy piece ever? A philosopher argues that science is no more reliable than philosophy at finding truth. Psybertron reacted in turn to Coyne under Blachowicz’s original title, There Is No Scientific Method? And a second time under the title, More On The Myths of Science. And so the debate rumbles on…

 

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Reports from Parnassus

Conciatore: Crocus Martis

Whipple Library Books Blog: P is for…Phrenology

Handwritten phrenological measurements

Handwritten phrenological measurements

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

Dave’s Book Blog: “The Strangest Man” by Graham Farmelo

Discover Society: Viewpoint: The Invention of Nature

Popular Science: Cracking Mathematics: You, This Book and 4,000 Years of Theories

The Penn Press Blog: Afternoon Coffee Break: Medieval Robots by E.R. Truitt

The New York Times: Maria Popova Reviews Janna Levin’s ‘Black Hole Blues’

Some Beans: The Company by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

the_company

ABC: Late Line: Interview: Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes

Financial Times: The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China by Philip Ball

Nature: China A Hydrological history

The Times: The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China by Philip Ball

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NEW BOOKS:

Hermann: Écritures de soi, Écritures du corps

OUP: The Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science

9780190232993

The Royal Society: Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 Short List

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

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

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

The Map Room: MacDonal Gill Exhibition in San Diego

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic  The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

CLOSING SOON: Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

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

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

CLOSING SOON: The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

CLOSING SOON: Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

CLOSING SOON: Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus

EVENTS:

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: The weight of History 6 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Louis Pasteur pursuing a rabies vaccine in this etching by Léopold Flameng from CHF’s collection. Gift of Fisher Scientific International, CHF Collections/Gregory Tobias

Louis Pasteur pursuing a rabies vaccine in this etching by Léopold Flameng from CHF’s collection.
Gift of Fisher Scientific International, CHF Collections/Gregory Tobias

CHF: The Artist in the Laboratory

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Read Science! Microbiome Edition

Youtube: Homo Diluvii Testis EN

Youtube: The Sigma Club: Interview with Hasok Chang

Youtube: Thagomizers: Histories: Pteranodon

Hagley Oral History: Kevlar R&D: An Oral History

BBC Radio 4: A History of Ideas: Most Popular: A collection of the most watched History of Ideas animations

Vimeo: Graphic Means (Official Trailer)

RADIO & PODCASTS:

WNYC: Darwin’s Life in Verse

Dolly Jørgensen: Podcast with Lund University

STAT: The Chinese hamsters that helped birth biotech

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 September 2016

 

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 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

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

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

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

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

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

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

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Scientific Instrument Society: Research Grants Programme: Deadline 1 September 2016

BSHS: Time Measurement Research Funding: Deadline 2 September 2016

Toronto, St. George Campus: Philosophy of Science

Smithsonian Institution: Museum Curator: National Air and Space Museum

University of Paderborn: Department of Philosophy: Research Associate: Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists

University of Miami: History Department: Phillip R. Shriver Professor of History 

Freie Universität Berlin: 12 PhD & 1 Postdoc positions, Graduate School Global Intellectual History

Scientific Instrument Society: SIS Grants

University of Vienna: Post Doc: Applied Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol, #50

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 2, Volume #50

Monday 01 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 After our short enforced break it is once again time for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you a full seven days worth of the histories of science, technology and medicine from the hidden depths of cyberspace.

A Whewell's Gazette sub-editor interviewing a police officer

A Whewell’s Gazette sub-editor interviewing a police officer

We all have some sort of clichéd image in our heads when we hear the word scientist and another completely different, but equally clichéd, image when we hear the phrase children’s book author and illustrator; we wouldn’t normally consider bringing the two images together and applying them to the same person but that is exactly what we are going to have to do today.

For many generations of, not just, British children the name Beatrix Potter immediately evokes the exciting tales and no less beautiful images of a world full of small animals, most notably Peter Rabbit. It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Beatrix Potter is one of the best-known English children’s book authors and illustrators of the last hundred years.

Illustration of Peter Rabbit eating radishes, from The Tale of Peter Rabbit Source: Wikimedia Commons

Illustration of Peter Rabbit eating radishes, from The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Source: Wikimedia Commons

However even a brief survey of Potter’s children’s book illustration reveals a keen and accurate observer of nature and in fact Potter was passionately interested in a broad spectrum of the sciences and in particular was a highly active naturalist. She even submitted a paper on mycology, a special interest, to the Linnean Society in 1897.

28 July was the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth an occasion honoured with many articles recognising her dual personality, children’s book author and scientist, which you can access below.

Today’s edition of Whewell’s Gazette is dedicated with fondness to the memory of Beatrix Potter mycologist and creator of Peter Rabbit.

Beatrix Potter born 28 July 1866

Potter at fifteen years with her springer spaniel, Spot Source: Wikimedia Commons

Potter at fifteen years with her springer spaniel, Spot
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: Let’s celebrate 150years of Beatrix Potter: author, scientist and fungus lover

A rarely seen very early Beatrix Potter drawing, A Dream of Toasted Cheese was drawn to celebrate the publication of Henry Roscoe’s chemistry textbook in 1899. Illustration: Beatrix Potter/reproduced courtesy of the Lord Clwyd collection

A rarely seen very early Beatrix Potter drawing, A Dream of Toasted Cheese was drawn to celebrate the publication of Henry Roscoe’s chemistry textbook in 1899. Illustration: Beatrix Potter/reproduced courtesy of the Lord Clwyd collection

History Today: Birth of Beatrix Potter

British Museum: Beatrix Potter Drawings

British Library: Collection Items: Peter Rabbit

brainpickings: Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

From Shanklin: Love your Lichen

The wonderously gorgeous sausage lichen, Usnea articulata. Here it is blissfully blowing in the gentle summer breeze. Wonderful to spot one on a branch in a tree, and the branch is also home to many more lichen species.

The wonderously gorgeous sausage lichen, Usnea articulata. Here it is blissfully blowing in the gentle summer breeze. Wonderful to spot one on a branch in a tree, and the branch is also home to many more lichen species.

Victoria and Albert Museum: Beatrix Potter Nature’s Lessons

Lakes Culture: Image & Reality: Beatrix Potter’s Extraordinary Lake District Legacy

The Guardian: Happy birthday Beatrix Potter: the author’s legacy 150 years on

BBC Radio 4 Today: Could Beatrix Potter have been the next Charles Darwin?

The Armitt: Museum Gallery Library: Beatrix Potter

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Smithsonian Libraries: Turning the Book Wheel: Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: The Distinguished Pedigree of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

The Public Domain Review: The Tale of Beatrix Potter

Samuel Whiskers from the Hunterian Museum Archives

Samuel Whiskers from the Hunterian Museum Archives

Quotes of the week: Bourdain

“My youngest daughter: “who’s that?” Me: “That’s Bill Clinton.”

Her: “Is he related to Hillary Clinton?”” – Science Mike (@mikemchargue)

“I can’t believe they rebooted the Clintons with a female lead. The presidencies of my childhood are ruined” – Stephan Byrne (@StephenByrne86)

“Knowledge is power” – Francis Bacon

“Ignorance is power” – Donald Trump – Existential Comics (@existentialcomics)

“you can’t teach an old dog new tricks so dogs probably aren’t turing complete” – Computer Facts (@computerfacts)

 

“The problem with the internet is that people just argue and argue.

No one hits anyone with sticks like they used to” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

“The term ‘Plagiarism’ was coined by Ben Jonson. He took it from the Latin for body-snatcher” – Brian Regal (@tarbosaur)

“Women should not be looked upon as equals of men. They are, in fact, only machines for making babies” – Napoleon h/t @holland_tom

“The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions” – Paul Watzlawik (1921-2007) h/t @yovisto

“The only teaching that a professor can give, in my opinion, is that of thinking in front of his students” – Henri Léon Lebesgue (1875-1941)

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours” — Hunter S. Thompson h/t @berfois

“Being a good historian is not about memorization. It’s about engagement- and tackling the difficult questions, pushing disciplinary lines” – Samuel McLean (@Canadian_Errant)

“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it” – Karl Popper (1902-1994)

“Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths” – Karl Popper

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself” – Charlie Chaplin

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies” – Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

“I can’t stop thinking about how when people say “precise” but mean “accurate” they’re being precise but not accurate” – Vi Hart (@vihartvihart)

“Many people don’t know this, but it’s possible to read something you don’t agree with on the internet and simply move on with your life” – Rock (@TheMichaelRock)

“Physicists make bad philosophers, but then so do most philosophers.” – Bill Phillips h/t @orzelc

“I wonder how physicists would feel if a theologian wrote about what they “believed” without having read a single book by a physicist?” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

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Birthdays of the Week:

Isidor I. Rabi born 29 July 1898 

Rabi with fellow Nobel Prize winners Ernest O. Lawrence (left) and Enrico Fermi (centre) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rabi with fellow Nobel Prize winners Ernest O. Lawrence (left) and Enrico Fermi (centre)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Isidor Isaac Rabi and the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

AHF: Isidor I. Rabi

Christoph Scheiner born 25 July in either 1573 or 1575

Christoph Scheinet (artist unknown)

Christoph Scheinet (artist unknown)

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Apelles hiding behind the painting

Edward Drinker Cope born 28 July 1840

Edward D. Cope, caricature by artist Matt Hammill

Edward D. Cope, caricature by artist Matt Hammill

 Yovisto: Edward Drinker Cope and the Neo-Lamarckian School of Thought

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Edward Drinker Cope

Primo Levi born 31 July 1919

 

Primo Levi Source: Wikimedia Commons

Primo Levi
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Brainpickings: Primo Levi on the Spiritual Value of Science and How Space Exploration Brings Humanity Closer Together

BBC Radio 4: Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

In 1913, Suffragettes tried to blow up the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Edinburgh h/t Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell)

In 1913, Suffragettes tried to blow up the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Edinburgh h/t Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell)

ROE: Bomb Attack at the Royal Observators Edinburgh

Smithsonian.com: Researchers Discover First Written Evidence of Laws of Friction in Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks

JSTOR Daily: Émilie du Châtelet: Heroine of the Enlightenment

Idaho Statesman: How Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space

Culture and Cosmos: Stars and Planets in Chinese and Central Asian Buddhist Art in the Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries

World Digital Library: The Elucidation of the Memoir on Astronomy by Tūsi

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Star Item: An Anglo-Saxon Sketch of the Solar System

The Sphere of Sacrobosco: The First Printed Spanish Sphere

Franklin

CBC News: Ursula Franklin, renowned Canadian scientist, dead at 94

The Atlantic: Amazing Structure: A Conversation with Ursula Franklin

ESA: Space in Images: Double Star ‘TAN CE 2’ Satellite Successfully Launched

Dannen.com: Harry S. Truman, Diary, July 25, 1945

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The Kyoto misconception

eoht.info: Paddle wheel experiment –Hmolpedia

Engraving of James Joule's 1843 paddle wheel experiment for measuring the mechanical equivalent of heat.

Engraving of James Joule’s 1843 paddle wheel experiment for measuring the mechanical equivalent of heat.

Science Friday: The Women Who Brought Us Apollo 11

The New Yorker: America at the Atomic Crossroads

AHF: Raemer E. Schreiber

Yovisto: The Astronomical Achievements of Sir George Biddell Airy

World Digital Library: The Explanation on the ‘Anatomy of the Heavens’ by al-Āmilī

greg.org: the making of: The Berkowski Daguerrotype

AHF: Otto Hahn

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Let’s talk about science: Edwin Hubble

Wirral Globe: Fears for Wirral heritage as Bidston Observatory goes under the hammer

Yesterday’s Island Today’s Nantucket: What is This? Maria Mitchell’s Gold Medal

Shanghai Daily: The lingering legacy of a celestial almanac

Shanghai Daily: New museum: sky gazing never loses its appeal

The New York Times: Otto Hahn, the Nobel-Winning Chemist Whose Discovery Was Used in Hiroshima

Atlas Obscura: The Experimental Nuclear Reactor Secretly Built Under the University of Chicago

Wirral Globe: Fears for Wirral heritage as Bidston Observatory goes under the hammer

Bidston Observatory.JPG.gallery

Ptak Science Books: James Clerk Maxwell’s Library

British Library: A Christian calendar in the Northern French Hebrew Miscellany

CNET: The Harvard Computers who changed astronomy

Dannen.com: Bomb Production Schedule, July 30, 1945

Medium: The House Where Spacetime Began

Motherboard: The First Lunar Road Trip

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

1843 map of the upper Mississippi drawn by astronomer turned explorer Joseph Nicollet h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

1843 map of the upper Mississippi drawn by astronomer turned explorer Joseph Nicollet h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

 The 18th-Century Common: “Looking for Longitude”

Paul Mellon Centre: A look back at the ‘looking for the Longitude’ journey

The Hakluyt Society Blog: How to read Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations (1598–1600)?

National Geographic: 19th-Century Schoolgirls Were Incredibly Good at Drawing Maps

British Library: Online Gallery: Content of the Manors of Bayford and Goodmanston Kent

Transit Maps: Historical Map: Pneumatic Mail Tube Network, Paris, 1967

Yovisto: John Speed and his famous Maps

John Speed Wilshire, 1610 with a townplan of Salisbury and a view of Stonehenge Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Speed Wilshire, 1610 with a townplan of Salisbury and a view of Stonehenge
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Evening Standard: New interactive map of 100,000 photos and videos reveal ‘lost London’ in the Victorian London

British Library: Online Gallery: Portolan Chart of Northern Europe Showing the British Isles

Macro-Typography: Summer of Ptolemy

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Endeavour’s last resting place: The clue’s in the Caird!

Slate: Mapping the Archives

Creatio Universi, 1720. Engraving of the creation of the universe, the Earth surrounded by planetary orbits engraved by Fuesslinus who worked in Augsburg, Germany.

Creatio Universi, 1720. Engraving of the creation of the universe, the Earth surrounded by planetary orbits engraved by Fuesslinus who worked in Augsburg, Germany.

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Center for History of Medicine: The Francis A Countway Library of Medicine: Teaching watercolour of phlebitis and sepsis

Center for History of Medicine: The Francis A Countway Library of Medicine: Teaching watercolour of phlebitis and sepsis

 Medievalists.net: The Herbal Cures of Hildegard von Bingen – was she right?

Thomas Morris: Brolly painful

BSHM: Dr Isaac ‘Harry’ Gosset Collection

Notches: Syphilis Onstage: Eugène Brieux’s Damaged Goods

Academia: CMAJ: Humanities: Modelling the mind: the case of Warren S. McCulloch

Yovisto: The Undiscovered Self – C.G. Jung and the Psychology

The Recipes Project: Ambire: An Amerindian Antidote Against All Types of Poison. New Kingdom of Granada (Today Colombia) ca. 1628

Barry transgender

Academia: Pharmacies as centres of communication in early modern Venice

Notches: Naming and Shaming Women: Reporting on VD Trials During the First World War

Thomas Morris: The mysterious bullet in the heart

Ptak Science Books: Blood Poison and its Non-Existent Mystery Cure, 1903

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Celtic Medical Treatments

Scroll.in: The ugly history of cosmetic surgery

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: The Cutter’s Art: A Brief History of Bloodletting

V0011195 An ill man who is being bled by his doctor. Coloured etching Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org An ill man who is being bled by his doctor. Coloured etching by J. Sneyd, 1804, after J. Gillray. 1804 By: James Gillrayafter: John SneydPublished: 28 January 1804 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

V0011195 An ill man who is being bled by his doctor. Coloured etching
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk

Wellcome Library: Tales of medical students heading for Paris

Medievalists.net: Monastic medicine: medieval herbalism meets modern science

Social History of Medicine: Medicine and Charity in Eighteenth-century Northumberland: The Early Years of the Bamburgh Castle Dispensary and Surgery, c. 1772–1802 pdf (oa)

The Wood Library Museum: Magic Box

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Marconi

Conciatore: Don Giovanni in Flanders

Conciatore: Francesco and Bianca

Conciatore: Decololorization of Glass

Conciatore: Purpurine

Ptak Science Books: Dr Stranglove’s Computer

Othermeralia: Die Schule des Elektrotechnikers: Lehrgang für die angewandte Elektricitätslehre: Blueprints for a Dynamo

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

My medieval foundry: What I did on my holiday this year – bronze casting

Yovisto: Louis Blériot’s famous Flight across the English Channel

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Thomas Tompion – the Father of English Clockmaking

Yovisto: Robert Cocking’s Parachuting Accident

Friends of the Union Chain Bridge: Celebrating 200 Years

Smithsonian.com: Why VHS and Five Other Formats May Live Forever

The Atlantic: Rest in Peace, VCR

Pen and Pension: Let There be Light! Indoor Lighting in Georgian England

History Today: The Atlantic Cable

Atlas Obscura: Over 400 Vintage Boomboxes Are Up for Sale

Atlas Obscura: Escape Plan SF: A Tour of Tech History

worrydream.com: Alan Key: User Interface: A Personal View (1989)

Creator unkown

Creator unkown

Yovisto: Aviation Pioneer Sir Geoffrey De Havilland

Atlas Obscura: The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Naval Cross-Section of Superb Detail, 1851

BBC Future: Leonardo da Vinci’s lessons in design genius

Archaeology: Rome’s Imperial Port

E&T: Engineering’s most ingenious women

Yovisto: Vladimir Zworykin’s Television System

Day of Archaeology: Scrambled Messages: 150 Years of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable

arrival-in-1866-Newfoundland-Yale_s

Yovisto: New Zealand’s Aviation Pioneer Richard Pearse

Prepared Guitar: The Birth of Loop

Atlas Obscura: 10 Dark Towers That Once Made the World’s Bullets

ICE: Engineers at War

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Flickr: BHL: The moth book

Yovisto: Thomas Say and his Love for Beetles

The Guardian: Forget cut-throat competition: to survive try a little selflessness

Niche: Sustainable Farm Systems in Mallorca

University of Toronto: Archives and Records Management Services: New acquisition: Davidson Black Papers

New World Encyclopedia: Davidson Black

flickr: BHL: Catesby’s Natural History

National Geographic: World’s First Geological Map Was Far Ahead of Its Time

Pieced together from many fragments, the map shows a nine-mile (15-kilometer) stretch of Wadi Hammamat, a valley that included a stone quarry and gold mine.  PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JAMES HARRELL, UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Pieced together from many fragments, the map shows a nine-mile (15-kilometer) stretch of Wadi Hammamat, a valley that included a stone quarry and gold mine.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JAMES HARRELL, UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Atlas Obscura: The Miseducation of John Muir

Burke Museum: Kennewick Man. The Ancient One

flickr: BHL: New Illustrations of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus

BBC News: Sunlight destroying natural history museum exhibits

BHL: Celebrating the Birds of South America

Lawn Chair Anthropology: Dietary divergence of robust australopithecines

Famous Scientists: The Art of Genius: Alfred Russel Wallace

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: The Origin of Darwin as a Naturalist 1809–1831

Part of Darwin's Beetle Collection

Part of Darwin’s Beetle Collection

Atlas Obscura: The 17th-Century Language that Divided Everything in the Universe into 40 Categories

Sandwalk: What is “THE” theory of evolution?

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Agate

flickr: Elizabeth Blackwell’s Fern Illustrations

The Conversation: More than scenery: National parks preserve our history and culture

NYAM: Godman’s mammals: An Illustrated Natural History

Bats from Volume I of Godman’s American Natural History, 1826-1828.

Bats from Volume I of Godman’s American Natural History, 1826-1828.

Luanagames.com: Marie Tharp: the Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor

Forbes: Forensic Geology Provides Tantalizing Clues About the Fate of Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

History of Geology: Forensic Geology and the Murder-case of Aldo Moro

The Atlantic: How a Guy from a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

The Cabinet of Curiosity: Survival of the Thesis, Writing Advice from Charles Darwin

CHEMISTRY:

cpp.edu: Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix

CHF: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin in Paris. Courtesy Vittorio Luzzati.

Rosalind Franklin in Paris.
Courtesy Vittorio Luzzati.

The Guardian: Sexism in science: did Watson and Crick really steal Rosalind Franklin’s data?

Teyler’s Museum: Devices for gas photometry

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Making Science Public: Camille Flammarion: Making Science Popular

Solar halo in northern latitudes caused by ice crystal refraction. In: L’Atmosphère by Camille Flammarion, 1872. Library Call No. M0030 F581a 1872. NOAA Photo Library

Solar halo in northern latitudes caused by ice crystal refraction. In: L’Atmosphère by Camille Flammarion, 1872. Library Call No. M0030 F581a 1872. NOAA Photo Library

AEON: Science fictions: Is the scientific endeavour always a bold and noble quest for truth? Not when it is writing its own history

Los-Angeles Times: History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

The Musical Museum at Kew Bridge

Philosophie.ch: Philosophie und Gesundheit: Pour une philosophie de la santé: la philosophie au service de la santé (et inversement)

npr: cosmos & culture: What Is a Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

World Economic Forum: Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide an answer

Canadian Museum of Nature: Canadian Museum of Nature is first Canadian partner of international biodiversity library network

Yovisto: Karl Popper and the Philosophy of Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Rant Roundup!

The 1569 Mercator map of the world based on the Mercator projection Source: Wikimedia Commons

The 1569 Mercator map of the world based on the Mercator projection
Source: Wikimedia Commons

big think: What’s Behind a Science vs. Philosophy Fight?

the many-headed monster: Understanding Source: diaries

Centre for the Future of Museums: What Museums Can Learn from Amanda Palmer

Medical History: Medical Archives and Digital Culture: From WWI to Bioshock

Slate: History, or Just Horror?

British Library: Untold lives blog: Words will eat themselves

History of the Human Sciences: July 2016 Issue Abstracts

Nature: Science fiction: The science that fed Frankenstein

Social History of Medicine: Volume 29 Issue 3 August 2016 Table of Contents

The #EnvHist Weekly

Smithsonian.com: Oxford University is Older than the Aztecs

 

ESOTERIC:

Flickering Lamps: Winged Skulls and Hot Air Balloons: The Grave of Étienne-Gaspard Robert Pioneer of Phantasmagoria

Robertson’s Phantasmagoria at the abandoned Convent des Capucines, Paris (image via Wikimedia Commons)

Robertson’s Phantasmagoria at the abandoned Convent des Capucines, Paris (image via Wikimedia Commons)

University of Cambridge: Astronomical Images: Johann Engel, Astrolabium planum in tabulis ascendens (Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1488)

Dittrick Museum Blog: By the Light of the Fever-, Gout- and Plague-Inducing Moon: Lunar Medicine

BOOK REVIEWS:

Brainpickings: Amelia Earhart on Marriage

Crane Reaction: The Invention of Science – Book Review

Somatospher: Book Forum–Sabine Arnaud’s On Hysteria

New Republic: How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol

Notches: Bad Girls: A Student Interview with Amanda Littauer

THE: Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, by Nathalia Holt

Source: Nasa/JPL-Caltech Women making history: the human computers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1953

Source: Nasa/JPL-Caltech
Women making history: the human computers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1953

Not Even Past: The Ottoman Age of Exploration by Giancarlo Casale (2010)

The Third Pole: The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China

New York Times: The Bone Hunters Revenge

Medieval Histories: Mapping the Medieval Countryside

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NEW BOOKS:

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: the source of it all

Havard University Press: Daughters of Alchemy

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Varity: Michael Crichton’s Novel ‘Dragon Teeth’ Bought by Harper Collins

Leuven University Press: Between Text and Tradition

 

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

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

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic  The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

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

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

CLOSING SOON: Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

CLOSING SOON: Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus

EVENTS:

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

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

 

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: The weight of History 6 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTINGS OF THE WEEK:

Descartes Optics

Descartes Optics

Flammarion engraving Page 163 of Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire ("The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology," Paris, 1888)

Flammarion engraving
Page 163 of Camille Flammarion’s L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire (“The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology,” Paris, 1888)

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Murry Gell-Man (Scientist) 200 Videos!

Youtube: Glaciers lost in time

Gizmodo: Get Your Math Geek On with This A Capella Hamilton Parody

Youtube: Solvay Physics Conference 1927

Getty Images: Albert Einstein with wife Elsa

RADIO & PODCASTS:

PBS: Newshour: Author explores life on the expanding autism spectrum

BBC Radio 4: Drama: The Vicar, the Automaton and the Talking Dog (The childhood of Alexander Graham Bell)

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 092: Sharon Block, How to Research History Online

BBC Radio 4 Today: Oldest example of human cancer found

Milwaukee Public Radio: Celebrating 40 Years & 40 Missions to Mars

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: The Nebula of Orion

Soundcloud: amroos: History of science/medicine radio shows hosted Anna Marie Roos

BBC Radio 4: Voices from Our Industrial Past: Women

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Edward Worth Library in association with the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland: Project Meeting on ‘The Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early-Modern Practitioners.’ 2 August 2016

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

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA: Vintage Computer Festival West XI 6–7 August 2016

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

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

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

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

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

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

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Leeds: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy: Thinking Counterfactually

Rice University: Department of Earth Sciences: Science Writer/Communicator

Academic Jobs Wiki: History of Science Technology Medicine 2016–2017

Michigan State University: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Team Science

Newman University Birmingham: Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow: Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies

NIH: U.S. National Library of Medicine: NLM Welcomes Applications to the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts: Assistant Professor position in the political, social, and cultural history of technology in the modern era (nineteenth and twentieth centuries).

 

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No Whewell’s Gazette!

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Due to pressure of work, that’s real work to pay the rent, and health issues there will be no Whewell’s Gazette this week. Gives you a chance to catch up on some of those posts you haven’t had time to read from recent weeks. We hope/think normal service will be resumed next week.

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #49

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 2, Volume #49

Monday 18 July 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The weeks role by and once a week it’s time for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list to deliver the histories of science, technology and medicine scooped up out of the Internet over the previous seven days.

This last week saw the anniversaries of two milestones in the history of science based technology from the twentieth century, one negative and one positive. In the period in which the UK Parliament voted to spend a disgustingly vast sum of money renewing the UK’s so-called nuclear deterrent we acknowledged the anniversary of the first ever nuclear explosion, the Trinity Test which took place on 16 July 1945. I personally think that the UK needs a nuclear deterrent about as much as I need a hole in my head and if I had the god like power to cause humanity to collectively forget one technological development then the nuclear bomb would be a serious candidate for eradication.

The positive technological anniversary was the successful relaying of the world’s first TV pictures by the telecommunications satellite Telstar on the 11 July 1962. This anniversary awoke personal memories. I took my eleven plus exam in summer 1963 and the essay question I was required to answer was about Goonhilly Downs the satellite earth station in the UK. What seemed so sensational then appears so routine now so much progress in little more than fifty years.

These two anniversaries remind us than scientific knowledge may be neutral but the use to which humankind is anything but.

 Quotes of the week:

“The Times, 27 Jan 1815, Mr Davies’ “Best Sperm Candles…such as have already given universal satisfaction”” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“Wide ne biþ wel, cwæþ se þe gehyrde on helle hriman”.

“Things are bad everywhere, said the man who heard wailing in hell” – Old English Wisdom (@OEWisdom)

Writing

“This classic history of bio is full of mentions of E. B. Wilson, Jacques Loeb, Theodor Boveri. Zilch about Nettie Stevens, Marcella Boveri. Over and over, you see how the women drop out of the history of science. Years of work, crucial ideas, and then they’re just gone” – Natalia Cecire (@ncecire)

“Ontologies are like toothbrushes – we all agree they are useful, but no one will use someone else’s” – (heard in #DH2016) – Yael Netzer (@yaelnetzer)

“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means”― Maimonides

Monkeys Quote

“When it is useful to them, men can believe a theory of which they know nothing more than its name” – Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923)

“We talk of letters till we fall asleep, our dreams are dreams of letters, and literature awakens us” – Erasmus and Thomas More, friends

“Humboldt said that imagination was like ‘a balm of miraculous healing properties’” – Andrea Wulf (@andrea_wulf)

9th symphony

“There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men” — Chien-Shieng Wu

“You know that if you don’t understand something, it’s totally okay to shut the fuck up about it, right? Choose not to comment” – Jessa Crispin (@thebookslut)

Tochter erklärt einer alten Frau (82) Pokemon Go.

“Des gabs früher au!”

“?”

“Hat Schnitzeljagd gheiße un mer hat noch a Schoklädle kriegt!”

Cumberland Numbers

Events of the Week:

 Trinity Nuclear Test 16 July 1945

An aerial photograph of the Trinity Test crater.

An aerial photograph of the Trinity Test crater.

AHF: Remembering the Trinity Test

AHF: Trinity Test – 1945

Oppenheimer and General Groves visiting the remains of the Trinity test tower in September 1945.

Oppenheimer and General Groves visiting the remains of the Trinity test tower in September 1945.

 Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945, Eyewitness Accounts – Enrico Fermi

Dannen.com: A Petition to the President of the United States

About.com: Geology: Trinitite

Trinitite image (c) 2003 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Trinitite image (c) 2003 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Preparations

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Color Footage

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Preparations (Extended)

Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures 11 July 1962:

Today in Ladybird 11 July 1962 Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures through space

Today in Ladybird 11 July 1962 Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures through space

 Scientific America: How the U.S. Accidentally Nuked Its Own Communications Satellite

 Birthdays of the Week:

Born 14 July 1862 Florence Bascom

Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis - Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print Persistent URL: Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis – Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print Persistent URL: Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Rock Stars: A Life of Firsts: Florence Bascom

Josiah Wedgwood born 12 July 1730

Josiah Wedgwood Source: Wikimedia Commons

Josiah Wedgwood
Source: Wikimedia Commons

A Covent Garden Gilfurt’s Guide to Life: Josiah Wedgewood, Queen’s Potter

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The scientific potter

Source: CHF

Source: CHF

Yovisto: Josiah Wedgwood and his Pottery Company

John Dee born 13 July 1527 

John Dee Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Dee
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: John Dee and his World of Science and Magic

The Renaissance Mathematicus: John Dee, the ‘Mathematcall Praeface’ and the English School of Mathematics

Google Art & Culture: Dr Dee’s mirror

John Dee by Quentin Blake

John Dee by Quentin Blake

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Dee

Academia: John Dee, King Arthur, and the Conquest of the Arctic

Wellcome Library: John Dee’s crystal

Jocelyn Bell Burnell born 15 July 16

Susan Jocelyn Bell, June 1967 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Susan Jocelyn Bell, June 1967
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Burnell

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Nicole Oresme – Polymath of the Late Middle Ages

Yovisto: Samuel Goudsmit and the Electron Spin

The Hindu: The greatest comet discoverer

Jean-Louis Pons Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jean-Louis Pons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Financial Times: First edition of Copernicus’ heliocentric idea up for sale

Royal Museums Greenwich: Grand Orrery

arXiv: Dawes Reviw 5:Australian Aboriginal Astronomy and Navigation

Cern Courier: Ghosts in the machine

AHF: Marvin Davis, Sr.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Verna Hobson’s Interview Part 1

Yovisto: Jérôme Lalande measuring the distance to the Moon

Futurism: History of the Universe

AHF: Nancy F. Wood

Nancy Wood Source: AHF

Nancy Wood
Source: AHF

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ed Hammel’s Interview

Infinite Worlds: Exploring the Universe and Seeking Extraterrestrial Life

Yovisto: Pavel Cherenkov and the Blue Light

Yovisto: The Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Renaissance Mathematicus: If you are going to blazon out history of science ‘facts’ at least get them right

The Renaissance Mathematicus: He died fighting for his king

The Battle of Marston Moor, by J. Barker Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Battle of Marston Moor, by J. Barker
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ars technica: A Cold War mystery: Why did Jimmy Carter save the space shuttle?

Shanghai Daily: ‘Confucian Christian’ a pillar of science, religion in his time

Engineering.com: Lowell Is Restoring the Pluto Discovery Telescope

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Globe and Mail: Asian nations seek historic items in bid to prove maritime rights

National Geographic: The Unlikely Story of the Map That Helped Create Our Nation

American statesman John Jay used this map in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which established the United States as an independent country. COLLECTION OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

American statesman John Jay used this map in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which established the United States as an independent country. COLLECTION OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tech Insider: This guy used over 80,000 old photos to create a Google Street map of New York City in the 1800s

Digital Archaeology: Plotting the Past

Medievalists.net: The World in 1467

Yovisto: Salomon August Andrée’s Artic Expedition of 1897

S. A. Andrée and Knut Frænkel with the crashed balloon on the pack ice, photographed by the third expedition member, Nils Strindberg

S. A. Andrée and Knut Frænkel with the crashed balloon on the pack ice, photographed by the third expedition member, Nils Strindberg

Library of Congress: Geography & Maps Reading Room: Irish Maps

Fast Code Design: What Makes a Map Beautiful According to a Parks Ranger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Sevenoaks map company celebrates 80th anniversary with historical blog

National Geographic: Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America’s National Parks

Farming UK: Old tithe maps and documents reveal Welsh land use and farming practices from 1840s

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Teaching watercolor of a cross section of the abdomen The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine

Teaching watercolor of a cross section of the abdomen The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine

 Yovisto: Paul Broca’s research in Aphasia

Thomas Morris: Rattlesnakes and brandy

History Workshop Online: Radical Objects: ‘Cancer Sucks’

NYAM: Dr. David Hosack, Physician to Hamilton and Burr

The New York Times: Lyme Disease Only Sounds Recent

Radium

Dr. Alun Withey: 10 Seventeenth-century remedies you’d probably want to avoid

Autism Society: Interview of Steven Silberman

O Say Can You See?: Pork, Politics and Public Health

Thomas Morris: A saw head

Social History of Medicine: ‘If experts differ, what are we to do in the matter?’ The Medico-legal Investigation of Gunshot Wounds in a 1927 Scottish Murder Trial

The Recipes Project: Masdevall’s ‘Antipyretic Opiate’, or: A Well-Travelled Recipe

Harvard AIDS Initiative: The Blood in the Freezer

Atlas Obscura: The Victorian Tool for Everything from Hernias to Sex – a Vibrating Electric Belt

The electropathic belt was one of the most popular consumer medical products on the market during the 19th century. [Photo: Arallyn!/CC BY 2.0]

The electropathic belt was one of the most popular consumer medical products on the market during the 19th century. [Photo: Arallyn!/CC BY 2.0]

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: Napoleon’s Toothbrush

Medium: A Very Trump of Doom: How the Simple Stethoscope Transformed Medical Diagnosis

History Today: Louis Braille and the Night Writer

NYAM: Walt Whitman, ‘Manly Health,’ and the Democratization of Medicine

Société Binet-Simon: Binet et les fabricants d’instruments

Yovisto: June Etta Downey and the Individual Will-Temperament Test

The Atlantic: The Many Ways to Map the Brain

BuzzFeed: 10 Terrifying Psychotherapy Treatments of Yesteryear

Thomas Morris: John Keats: Ode to a Black Eye

Francis Cotes, The Young Cricketer, 1768 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis Cotes, The Young Cricketer, 1768
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Morris: The human pincushion

Nature: Jerome Bruner (1915–2016)

Thomas Morris: The sleepwalker

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The Telegraph: ‘Berlin Wall’ erected at Bletchley Park as charities fall out

Yovisto: John Fowler and the steam-hauled Plough

Early Radio History: The Telharmonium: Electricity’s Alliance with Music

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Glass Headhunters

Conciatore: Turquoise Glass

Conciatore: The Neighbors

Atlas Obscura: The Niesenbahn

Ptak Science Books: An Imaginary Skyline: Comparative Chart of the World’s Tallest Structures, 1852

beatriceo.com: Speech Synthesis: An Experiment in Electronic Speech Production

Smithsonian.com: The Revolutionary Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

The Guardian: How the internet was invented

Vinton Cerf, left, and Robert Kahn, who devised the first internet protocol. Photograph: Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Vinton Cerf, left, and Robert Kahn, who devised the first internet protocol. Photograph: Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Leaping Robot: Buckminster Fuller’s Geometric Futures

Synthtopia: New Poster Reveals What Goes on Inside A Minimoog Synthesizer

Smithsonian.com: Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings

Ptak Science Books: A Bicycle-Wheel-Framed Gyroscopic Experimental Aircraft, 1911

Ptak Science Books: The Steam Punk Clown Spoiler of Future Electro Punk Technology, 1866

Royal Museums Greenwich: ‘Above and beyond’ maritime history: airships

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

xroads.virginia.edu: The Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ – July 10, 1925 – July 25, 1925

EVolution cartoon

History of Ecology: How the Geology of Mountains Made America Great

SHNH: Professor Tim Birkhead – awarded the SHNH Founders’ Medal

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Garnets

Science League of America: Dembski and the Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Scientific American: The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy

Paige Fossil History: Neanderthal DNA: A Historical Fossil Resurfaces

Illustration from 1860s, in Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature

Illustration from 1860s, in Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2016

James C Ungureanu: Draper and Darwin at Oxford 1860

The Washington Post: Here’s what seeing bears at National Parks looked like 90 years ago

flickr: BHL: Blue Flowers

Notches: Reverend Anna Garlin Spencer and the Rise of “family Life” in Early Sex Education

Smithsonian.com: These Paleo Pets Made Fossil Hunting Less Lonely

Embryo Project: Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

The Atlantic: The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Merian: plates 18, 20, 29

Merian: plates 18, 20, 29

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Deceived by orchids: sex, science, fiction and Darwin

A History of Museum Victoria: The Discovery of Dinosaur Cove

Hakai: The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion

Lexington Herald Leader: Ark doesn’t float your boat? Honor Kentucky’s greatest scientist on his 150th

NCSE: NCSE’s Branch on evolution in Kentucky

The San Diego Union-Tribune: ‘Somehow, Things Would Just Work Out: Walter Munk’s long, legendary oceanography career began by chance — and romance

Notches: The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Rachel Lauden: Why Do Some Plants Become Food Crops and Others Not? And What Does That Tell Us

The Public Domain Review: Adriaen Coenen’s Fish Book (1580)

Yovisto: Carl Woese and the Archaea

All Things Georgian: Legends of the sea

Origins of Science as Visual Pursuit: Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

Fig. 1. 1913 map of the shore of Windermere with detailed annotation by H.P. Moon, 1950s?

Fig. 1. 1913 map of the shore of Windermere with detailed annotation by H.P. Moon, 1950s?

Twilight Beasts: On the origins of our species

Extinct: From Bonebeds to Paleoecology

Hyperallergic: Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

FBI News: Darwin Letter Recovered

Atlas Obscura: What Was Wrong With 16th Century Europeans That They Didn’t Like Tomatoes?

University of Reading: New acquisition: a collection of rare agricultural pamphlets

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Laplace’s calorimeter

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Yovisto: August Kekulé and the Carbon Ring Structure

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

storify: SSHM Conference 2016

Nature: Let’s make peer review scientific

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Counterfactuals and history: Contingency and convergence in histories of science and life (oa)

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Introduction: Evolution and historical explanation (oa)

Leaping Robot: Buckminster Fuller’s Geometric Futures

Aleteia: What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastry of Sinai

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Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Figures in the Diary of Robert Hooke

The James Lind Library: Illustrating the development of fair tests of treatments in health care

Big Questions Online: Are Science and Religion in Conflict?

The Recipes Project: Creating and Integrating a Database – Work in Progress

SocPhilSciPract: Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum, vol 4 no 1 now online

lassp.cornell.edu: Writing Physics Knight Distinguished Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines

Lady Science No. 22: Disability, Gender, and the Constructed Enviroment

The #EnvHist Weekly

Atlas Obscura: Whipple Museum of the History of Science

IDTC – IUHPS: The July HPS&ST Note is on the web

storify: Science in Public 2016

morgenstern.jeffrykegler.com: Kurt Gödel: A Contradiction in the U:S. Constitution?

Electric Lit: Literature About Medicine May Be All That Can Save Us

storify: Religion and Medicine: Healing the Body & Soul from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day

ESOTERIC:

Scottish Museums Federation Blog: Phrenology

Phrenological Instuments

Phrenological Instuments

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Ney York Review of Books: Photographing the Psyche

Advances in the History of Psychology: Neurosceptic Review: Patient H.M.

History of the Human Sciences: The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.1789–2000

Science Friday: Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who

Reprinted with permission from "Women in Science." Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Reprinted with permission from “Women in Science.” Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Forgotten Weapons: SOE Equipment Air Dropped in Europe 1940–1945

CHF: The Magic of it All

NEW BOOKS:

UCC Shop: George Boole Chronicles

The Public Domain Review: “Oh Excellent Air Bag” Under the Influence of Nitrous Oxide, 1799–1920

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Palgrave: Pain and Emotion in Modern History

Octares Editions: Henri Piéron (1881-1964) Psychologie, orientation et éducation

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: The Birth of Industrial Scotland

Springer: Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton

ART & EXHIBITIONS

easternblot.net: A Strange Time to Visit the Herschel Museum

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

Citizen–Times: Chimney Rock State Park honors Flood of 1916

This stacked stone wall of a well near Chimney Rock was completely exposed after the flood of 1916. (Photo: Courtesy Chimney Rock State Park)

This stacked stone wall of a well near Chimney Rock was completely exposed after the flood of 1916. (Photo: Courtesy Chimney Rock State Park)

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Australian: Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic  The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

La Jolla Light: ‘Art meets Maps’ at La Jolla Map Museum’s new exhibit

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Prague Daily Monitor: Unique Malta Siege maps displayed at Prague Science Faculty

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

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

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

CLOSING SOON: National Gallery Of Ireland Dublin: Ten Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci From the Royal Collections runs till 17 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

University of Nottingham: The Alchemist (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

National Geographic: The Bizarre History of a Bogus Doctor Who Prescribed Goat Gonads

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Cafe, Thackery Medical Museum, Leeds: Panel Talk: What would a museum of the NHS look like? 21 July 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of the History of Science: Board Games and Medieval Medicine 21 July 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Royal College of Nursing: The Krypton(ish) Factor: A history of nursing gameshow with a twist 28 July 2016

Down House: Meet the Darwins 26–30 July 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Gregor Mendel by Charley Harper

Gregor Mendel by Charley Harper

TELEVISION:

The Guardian: Reverend Richard Coles on The Water Babies: how a vicar saved a chimney sweep

BBC Two: Full Steam Ahead

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: 1960s Elliot 803 computer playing music @tnmoc National Computer Museum

TED: The forgotten history of autism

Youtube: National Institute of Standards and Technology: Thrown for a Curve

Advances in the History of Psychology: 5 Minute History Lesson: Episode 5: A Love Story of Academic Proportions

RADIO & PODCASTS:

New Books Network: The Art of Medicine in Early China

New Books Network: The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

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

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

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

Villa Vigoni (Italy): Pseudo-Paracelsus: Alchemy and Forgery in Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy 25-28 July 2016

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin: Workshop: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early Modern Practitioners 2 August 2016

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

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

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

 

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

 

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Max Planck Research Group Leader position/ University professorship

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Doctoral Candidate

Science Museum Group: Collaborative Doctoral Award proposals. The AHRC will fund six projects to start in Autumn 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

ETH Zürich: 2 Doktorandenstellen zu vergeben

NYAM: Reference Services and Outreach Librarian

Norsk Teknisk Museum Oslo: One-year Opening Curator of Medicine

University of Strathclyde Glasgow: Wellcome Trust Doctoral Scholarship in the history of intoxicants and narcotics in the modern Philippines

Youtube: MSc Science Communication – Manchester Metropolitan University

Science Museum Group: Marketing Officer

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researcher – Darwin’s Fuegian Lice

Royal Museums Greenwich: Family Programmes Producer

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

 

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