Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #40

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 #40

Monday 22 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

Faster than we can register, it’s once again time to deliver up another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing the latest histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

On the 17 May Google celebrated the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the so-called Antikythera Mechanism with a doodle. As always with a #histSTM Google Doodle this provoked a minor flood of post and reposts on the subject, some of which are collected below.

I an increasing disturbed by the tendency to refer to this piece ancient technology as the ‘world’s first computer’. In my opinion this creates a false image in the mind of the reader, particularly if they are not an expert on ancient astronomy; whatever this device might or might not be its purpose is definitely astronomical.

The word computer comes from the Latin verb computare, which means to calculate or to reckon. One could even translate it as doing arithmetic. It was first coined in English in the seventeenth century and originally referred to a person who did calculations most usually in astronomy. Only in modern times did it come to refer to a machine for doing calculations and that is what the machine on which I am typing this does somewhere deep inside.

The Antikythera Mechanism doesn’t calculate so to refer to it as a computer is a best a stretch and at worst a misnomer. The Antikythera Mechanism is a geared or clockwork device that can be used to determine the position of heavenly bodies over a period of years. Such a device would be more correctly termed a planetarium, an orrery or a mechanical astrolabe.

Calling it a computer leads people to a false impression of its purpose and function and gives it an aura of advanced achievement that it doesn’t possess.

Antikythera Mechanism discovered 17 May 1902

Google Doodle: 115th Anniversary of the Antikythera Discovery

Smithsonian.com: Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism, the First Computer

NDTV: Google Celebrates 115th Anniversary of the Antikythera Mechanism’s Discovery with a Doodle

Independent: What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Five things you didn’t know about the ‘world’s first computer’

Mirror: What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Google Doodle celebrates mysterious artefact hailed as ‘world’s first computer’

Scientific American: Unique Marvel of Ancient Greek Technology Gives Up New Secrets

Search Engine Land: What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Google doodle honors ancient astronomical tool

Squarducation: Antikythera Mechanism revealed as a computer

Medium: Watch: The Antikythera Mechanism – GrrlScientist

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

Quotes of the week:

Wittgenstein invented the emoticon h/t Anita Leirfall (@anitaleirfall)

 “Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life” ― William Blake

“In the stark lightning flashes of these… times, one is able to see human beings and human values in all their nakedness” – Albert Einstein Science & Civilisation Address 1933

“I don’t have any hang ups about living in a multi-cultural society. Better than insular one I grew up in” – Ken Clarke

“Anyone know where Kevin Bacon’s left his car keys? Asking for a friend of a friend of a friend of friend of a friend” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

Mathematics – A Cultural Approach by Morris Kline

“The historian is obligated to understand how people understand their own times, but not obligated to adopt their…point of view” – Patty Limerick h/t @DanielGrant9

Leo Szilard’s “Ten Commandments” for life

Birthday of the Week:

Williamina Fleming born 15 May

Williamina Paton Fleming

Dave Reneke’s World of Space and Astronomer: Miss Universe – Williamina Fleming

mujeres con ciencia: Williamina Fleming, astrónoma

Mary Anning born 21 May 1799

Letter and drawing from Mary Anning announcing the discovery of a fossil animal now known as Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, 26 December 1823 Source Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Anning and the Hunt of Primeval Monsters

TrowelBlazers: It’s Mary Anning’s birthday and we’re celebrating

 Thomas Midgeley Jr. borm 18 May 1889

Thomas Midgley Jr Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Thomas Midgley Jr. and the Development of Leaded Fuel

Smithsonian.com: One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century

Clarence Dutton born 15 May 2017

Clarence Edward Dutton Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Clarence Dutton

Kepler (re)discovered his 3rd Law 15 May 1618

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Oh happy day!

SciHi Blog: And Kepler Has His Own Opera – Kepler’s 3rd Planetary Law

Ruđer Josip Bošković Born 18 May 1711

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Croatian Polymath

Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente born 20 May 1537

 Today in Science History: Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Jerry the Builder from the Waterfall

Albrecht Dürer born 21 May 147

The earliest painted Self-Portrait (1493) by Albrecht Dürer, oil, originally on vellum (Louvre, Paris)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Visualoop: Looking at a lion for the first time

The H-Word: The triumph of melancholy: 500 years of Dürer’s most enigmatic print

Youtube: Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch

The British Museum Blog: Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch: a Moving experience

The British Museum Blog: One night at the Museum: moving Dürer’s paper triumph

Geschichte der Geologie: Albrecht Dürer und die Geologie

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Reaching for the stars

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A maths book from a painter

Albrecht Dürer, ‘Eight Studies of Wild Flowers’. Watercolour, ca. 1510-1520

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: Francis Baily and the Baily Beads

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

AHF: Pierre Curie

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: Waimea Station Journal

Physics Today: Gathering the human stories of Science

Herstory: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell launch of IYA Paris 2009
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Argonne: Nuclear Engineering Division: Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy

Alex Wellerstein: The Secret Patents for the Atomic Bomb

The Royal Society: The Repository: The lesser-spotted physicist

The High Frontier: Flying Without Wings: The Martin SV-5/X-24 Lifting Bodies

Nautilus: How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat

Greenwich.co.uk Blogs: The Grave of John Flamsteed

Louvre: Roofed spherical sundial

AIP: Abraham Pais

AHF: Gregory Breit

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 1932: Chadwick reports the discovery of the neutron

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Clay Kemper Perkins’ Interview

The New Yorker: The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin

A re-creation of the plutonium core that briefly went critical on May 21, 1946, resulting in the death of the Manhattan Project physicist Louis Slotin.
Photograph courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory

AHF: Atomic Accidents

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Isaac Beeckman

Google Arts & Culture: Astronomical compendium 1593

Google Arts & Culture: Golden Celestial Globe with Pearl Inlays

ESA: 21 May: Nils Christofer Dunér

AHF: James Frank

AHF: Andrei D. Sakharov

 

Sakharov in 1943
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Blaeu’s 1665 Map of Norway

 Quartz: This 6-foot-tall Renaissance book perfectly captures the timeless art of managing up

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations from The Six Voyages of John Baptista Tavernier (1678)

The Record: University of Waterloo interactive maps offer a window into the past

Smithsonian.com: Walt Disney’s Original Map of Disneyland Is Headed to Auction

SciHi Blog: The Jolliet-Marquette Expedition on the Upper Mississippi

Pere Marquette and the Indians [at the Mississippi River], oil painting (1869) by Wilhelm Lamprecht (1838–1906), at Marquette University

Slate: The Vault: Dark Satirical Maps from a Depression-Era Anti-Fascist Magazine

Academia: The Savant and the Engineer: Exploration Personnel in the Narbough and Anson Voyage Accounts

laststandonzombieisland: 30 Years ago today: Tea party at the pole

Brilliant Maps: The First Ordnance Survey Map

The Scotsman: The first map of Gaelic speakers in Scotland

The Bartholomew’s map, published 1895, the first to show the rate of Gaelic speaking in Scotland. PIC: National Library of Scotland.
Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/the-first-map-of-gaelic-speakers-in-scotland-1-4450018

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hektoen International: Using bacteria in cancer therapy

Thomas Morris: The boy who got his wick stuck in a candlestick

The H-Word: Trump has a theory about exercise that would fit well in Victorian Britain

Lord Thomas Grey’s Regiment of Foote: Sins of the Flesh: Vegetarians in the English Civil War

The Public Domain Review: Sessions for the Blind at Sunderland Museum

Atlas Obscura: The Victorian Belief That a Train Ride Could Cause Instant Insanity

An illustration from the Illustrated Police News, Saturday 11 May 1889. ALL IMAGES: © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/ COURTESY THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE

Mistaking Histories: Theatres of Anatomy

Mistaking Histories: Medical Instruments as bling

Mistaking Histories: The ‘Rapunzel syndrome’

Mistaking Histories: Death in Vienna and the City of Salt

Mistaking Histories: Le bruit de diable: gunpowder, tops and purring cats

The New York Times: Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98

Dr. Brenda Milner in her office at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital last month. Credit Aaron Vincent Elkaim for The New York Times

The Recipes Project: ‘Thus It Prevails Against Its Time’: Distillation and Cycles of Nature in Early Modern Pharmacy

Thomas Morris: An abnormal secretion

Hekteon International: Sir William Stewart Duke-Elder

Hekteon International: Episteme and translation in an annotated copy of the Canon of Medicine by Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna)

Nursing Clio: The Pre-History of the Paleo Diet

NYAM: The Early Days of the X-Ray

The X-Ray of Eugene Sandow’s foot in process.

Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948–2010: Becoming emotional about public health

OUP Blog: Reflections on Freud, the first “wild analyst”

The Conversation: Five bloodcurdling medical procedures that are no longer performed … thankfully

Hekteon International: Torsten Almén 1931–2016. Inventor of non-ionized contrast media

Smithsonian.com: Good News, Everbody! Someone Once Patented Plans for Keeping a Severed Head Alive

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: The great women of anaesthesia: Mary Alice Blair

The Atlantic: The Dangers of Reading in Bed

Legal History Miscellany: Reading the Legal Record like a Physician

Academia: Psychiatres contre gardes-malades : retour sur l’histoire de la Commission Régnier sur l’administration de l’Institut Albert-Prévost (1962-1964)

Academia: “Antoine Léger, le lycanthrope : une étape dans la généalogie des perversions sexuelles (1824–1903)”, L’Evolution Psychiatrique, 2017;82(3)

npr: shots: Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed with the Curious Case of Phineas Gage

Atlas Obscura: What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years

Beware quacks. ARALLYN!/CC BY 2.0

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Wellcome Collection: Dazzling luxury

Wellcome Collection: Electric Age: the electrified garden

M0014519 The effect of electricity on the growth of plants
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Atlas Obscura: Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain

The New Stack: COBOL Is Everywhere. Who Will Maintain It?

Mistaking Histories: Automata in history

Science Museum: The Dambusters, Barnes Wallis and the Bouncing Bomb

Conciatore: Diligence Among Craftsmen

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir Eric Mensforth

Atlas Obscura: Would You Confess Your Criminal Misdeeds to This Skeleton?

NBCNEWS.com: Roman ship sheds light on defenses

Technology Stories: From “Snow Eagle” to “Ban the Tan”: Aviation and Canadian Climatic Identity

The Library of Congress: Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

Scunthorpe Telegraph: Do you use Kedley Bridge? Fascinating video shows how it used to lift in just 40 seconds

TNMoC: The Colossus Gallery

The new look Colossus Gallery 2013.

Ptak Science Books: The Highways of Tomorrow 1937 (and 1938)

Rubrik’s: The History of the Rubriks Cube

Royal Armouries: Brown Bess: Musket or Mistress?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

19 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century: Reading the Body-Object: Nineteenth-Century Taxidermy Manuals and Our Mutual Friend

Nature: Fossil of oldest known baleen-whale relative unearthed in Peru

Smithsonian.com: How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifact

Science: There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European – or anyone else

Forbes: Rock Model Suggests Phlegraean Fields Volcano More Likely to Erupt Than Previously Thought

Annals of Science: Systems and How Linnaeus Looked at Them in Retrospect

Smithsonian.com: A New Kind of Carrot Top

Trade card, C. Ribsam & Sons, Trenton, New Jersey, 1880s
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection

The Public Domain Review: Stuffed Ox, Dummy Tree, Artificial Rock: Deception in the Work of Richard and Cherry Kearton

Atlas Obscura: The Mysterious Death of the Namesake of the Douglas Fir

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading April 2017

The Guardian: Earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australian coast discovered

Lady Science: The New Inquiry: Seducing the ‘Feeble-Minded’

Lady Science: The New Inquiry: Feminism, Fascism, and Frogs: The Case of Bertha Lutz at the United Nations

One New England: The Sunken Forest of Rye

New York Times: A Botanist in Swedish Lapland

Until Darwin: Maps from Cozzens’ Geological History of Manhattan or New York Island… (1843)

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Propranolol hydrochloride

lamonitor.com: Nerses ‘Krik’ Krikorian reflects on his career as a scientist and intelligence analyst

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arnold Beckman

The Beckman G pH meter was produced from 1935 until 1950. At roughly 29 cm (about 11 inches) wide it is large by today’s standards, but measuring pH had required an entire benchtop of equipment before Beckman’s first pH meter was introduced in 1934.
Photograph by Gregory Tobias. CHF Collections.

CHF: Arnold O. Beckman

Chemistry World: The first chemical database

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Social History of Medicine: Volume 30, Issue 2, May 2017 Table of Contents

Internet Histories: Hagiography, revisionism & blasphemy in Internet Histories

Forbes: Why Do We Invent Ancient Roots for Modern Science?

BMJ Blogs: New Editor for Medical Humanities

The #EnvHist Weekly

AAS – Historical Astronomy Division: Sara J. Schechner recipient of the 2018 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy

Sara J. Schechner

Physics Today: Gathering the human stories of science

Knight Foundation: Museums & Technology: New Avenues for Wonder

CHF: Join Our Mailing List

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Notes for May 2017

BSHS: BJHS Themes: Call for Proposals

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Perpetuating the myths

History for Atheists: Giordano Bruno – Gaspar Schoppe’s Account of his Condemnation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Perpetuating the myths addendum – ‘The Copernican Shock’

Charli Vince Blog: Open Day Graphic Novel – An Excuse for Science!

Blink: The virus in space

Atlas Obscura: It’s Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century

Ordered Universe: Heat, Comets, and Collaboration: a post by Dr Seb Falk

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Basire III

ESOTERIC:

Ptak Science Books: On Brain Light, Clairvoyants, and the Uselessness of X-Ray Photographs

Conciatore: Alchemist’s Assistant

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Cooper Square Review of Science, Medicine, and Technology

New Books Network: Sophia Roosth ­– Synthetic: How Life Got Made

New Books Network: Kate Daloz – We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on a Quest for a New America

The New York Review of Books: Calculating Women

The Atlantic: How Beauty Evolves

L’Oeil de Minerve: Ruwen Ogien, Mes mille et une nuits. La maladie comme drame et comme comédie

New Books Network: Sharrona Pearl: Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Chemistry World: Toxic exposures: mustard gas and the health consequences of world war II in the United States

The Wall Street Journal: Cowboys and Dinosaurs

Popular Science: Out of the Shadow of a Giant – John and Mary Gribbin

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt

Historiens de la santé: From Clinic to Concentration Camp: Reassessing Nazi Medical and Racial Research, 1933–1945

Routledge: Teaching and Learning about Climate Change

Historiens de la santé: Silicosis : A World History

MIT Press: The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

Historiens de la santé: Une histoire de l’orthopédie pédiatrique

ART & EXHIBITIONS

New-York Historical Museum: Museum & Library: Big Bird: Looking for Lifesize 7 April–11 June 2017

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit

Cal Welch ’62 and his daughter, Caroline ’01, discuss new exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center – See more at: https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2017/05/maps-hold-key-to-adirondacks-history-in-new-exhibit.php#sthash.U5q1qh7d.dpuf

Harvard Gazette: Reviving the Philosophy Chamber

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Museum Collection: Explore highlights from our collection

WWD: ‘Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style’ at PEM Shows Off How Fashion Enhanced Travel

Nursing Clio: War Art 100 Years Later: The “World War I and American Art” Exhibit and the Centenary of the Great War

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

Le Devoir: Le Musée de la civilisation dévoile toutes les couleurs de la matière grise

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

 

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

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

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

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

Hyperallergic: A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

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

Captain James Cook and his John Shelton clock – Lisa Reihana, detail in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015–17 Ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64 min, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014.

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geosciences Past and Present 20 May–4 June 2017

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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Gallica Rose

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

 

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 June 2017

University of Exeter: Lecture: Making Old Drugs New Again: Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice

NYAM: GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War 12 June 2017

The British Academy: Lecture: Untangling Academic Publishing 25 vMay 2017

Brightstone, Isle of Wight: Special events celebrate Isle of Wight’s dinosaur pioneer 26 & 27 May 2017

The British Museum: Lecture: The man who collected the world: Hans Sloane and the origins of the British Museum 12 June 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Distorting the line: Globes, Maps and Movement 27 May 2017

The Warburg Institute: Opening Doors – Moving Ideas 31 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Distorting the line: Globes, Maps and Movement: Talks & Courses: 27 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: The 2017 Roy Porter Lecture: Corridor Dread: A History of Institutional Fear 24 May 2017

Oxford Seminars in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Seminars 17 May & 14 June 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Unusual painting, this title is ‘King Arthur in Eastleigh Works’ we don’t recognise artists signature though – Helen Warlow (@HWarlow)

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: IQIM Caltech: Michelle Feynman – One Entangled Evening

Youtube: Reanimating the 1882 Transit of Venus

Youtube: Omar Kayyám – Documentary (Part 1 0f 5) The Genius of Omar Kayyám

Youtube: Reanimating the 1882 Transit of Venus

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Louis Pasteur

soundcloud: UCD Institute of Discovery: Tom McLeish in conversation with Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Ockham’s Razor

99% Invisible: This is Chance: Anchorwoman of the Great Alaska Earthquake

Gresham College: The Growth of London as a Port from Roman to Medieval Times

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding Bodies and Late Modern Science 30 November–1 December Deadline 15 June 2017

Birkbeck College, London: Workshop: Ancient Wisdom in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy 23 June 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto: Day of Canadian Environmental History at CHA 2017 30 May 2017

Uppsaala University: CfP: Workshop: Vaccines: Values, Present and Past 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 9 June 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science and Society: Science and Art Events in New York City

Johns Hopkins University: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 5 June 2017

Amsterdam: CfP: Materia Medica on the Move II 4–6 October 2017 Deadline 19 June 2017

Edge Effect: CfP: Seeds 2: New Research in Environmental History Deadline 1 June 2017

University of Trondheim: The 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–1 September 2017

Belo Horizonte: International Conference for the History of Cartography Programme 9–14 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: The Goodall Symposium 2017: Safer Surgery – The Lasting Legacy of Joseph Lister 15 June 2017

University of Chicago: Conference: The Philosophy of Howard Stein 9–11 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environmental Conference 2017 29–30 September 2017

Philadelphia Pennsylvania: CfP: Measure, Model, Mix: Computer as Instrument 2017 SIGCIS Conference 29 October 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota: CfP: A Matter of Life and Death: Spaces for Healing in the Premodern Era 18–22 April 2018 Deadline 15 June 2017

IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility: 10 July 2017 Deadline 29 May 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: CfP: Technologies of Frankenstein 1818–­2018 7–9 March 2018

American University in Bulgaria: The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity

University of Greenwich: CfP: The State of Maritime History Research 9 September 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Institut d’histoire de la médecine de l’Université de Berne: Workshop: Des objets sous la loupe : histoire(s) et culture(s) matérielles des professions de la santé 16 juin 2017

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité: Appel à communications: Monde du sport, monde de la santé : quelles relations, quels croisements? 16 et 17 novembre 2017 au plus tard le 3 juillet 2017

Nantes: Journée d’études: Psychiatrie, big data, Médecine de la Personne 15 juin 2017

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

University of Leeds: Centre for History and Philosophy of Science: Events in May 2017

Science Museum: Open Workshop – Programme: London 1600–1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice 16–17 June 2017

Edinburgh: CfP: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

The Warburg Institute: Conference: Creation and Artifice in Medieval Theories of Causality 1–2 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

 

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Maastricht University: Postdoctoral Researcher History of Medicine and/or Technology Deadline 27 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Student research internships 2017

University of Bristol: Call for Applications: Research Associate post: Better by Design: Towards a Sensory History of the Modern Hospital

Darmstadt University of Technology: PhD Positions: Global History of Technology

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #39

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 #39

Monday 15 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

 It is time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up by the Internet over the last seven days.

One of the most persistent myths in #histSTM is that in the Middle Ages before Columbus sailed westward to try and reach the Spice Islands and ran instead into the Americas the people believed that the world was flat.

This is simple not true; since at least the sixth century BCE educated Europeans had know that the world was a sphere. Another variation of the flat earth myth is that it is true that they knew the earth is a sphere in antiquity but that this knowledge somehow got lost in the European Middle Ages. This is also simple not true.

One does ask what historians have to do to kill of this myth? Apparently the world doesn’t want to know.

 Youtube: Is Earth Actually Flat?

Darin Hayton: Another Flat Earther

Darin Hayton: Yet Another Flat Earther

 

Quotes of the week:

“If you work hard enough you can replace depression with exhaustion” – Nihilist Memes

“For a variety of reasons I’ve read a lot on cannibalism over the last year. There’s a convergence on the upper arm as being tastiest” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Stupidity is much the same all the world over” – John Stuart Mill

“Naaah, it’s not yer British foxes she’s after. It’s them foreign foxes. They sneak through the tunnel and eat all our bendy bananas” – Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann)

“The course of excavation on Hadrian’s Wall is littered with the bones of discarded hypotheses” – C. E. Stevens

“It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100” – bananafanafofisa (@lisaxy424)

“Do you think I reference dinosaurs too much when I write?” I asked.

“She was silent, like the p in pterodactyl, but it said everything” – Nathan Usher (@thenatewolf)

I remember, when I was a small boy in the 1960s, saying “Dad, what’s an anachronism?”, and he simply replied “Google it” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

“Sometimes I wonder whether we are not smart enough to realize how simple our Brains actually are” – Neil deGasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

 “Dear Physicists,

 You aren’t qualified to make pronouncements on every field of science.

 Love,

Every other scientist” – Timothy (@NotHF)

 Dear Scientists,

 You aren’t qualified to pronounce on history of science just b/c you know current state of *your field*.

 Love,

Historians – dhayton (@dhayton)

Birthday of the Week:

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin born 10 May 1900

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and the Composition of Stars

brainpickings: Stiching a Supernova: A Needlepoint Celebration of Science by Pioneering Astronomer Cecilia Payne

Dorothy Hodgkin born 12 May 1910

Dorothy Hodgkin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

175 Faces of Chemistry: Professor Dorothy Hodgkin OM

BBC Radio 4: An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin

Nobelprize.org: Enhancing X-ray Vision

Proceedings of the Royal Society A: The Bakerian Lecture, 1972: Insulin, its Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Oxford: Hodgkin gets stamp of approval

Florence Nightingale born 12 May 1820

Painting of Florence Nightingale by Augustus Egg, c. 1840s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

PBS Newshour: How Florence Nightingale cleaned up ‘hell on earth’ hospitals and became an international hero

Atlas Obscura: Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet’s

Henry Baker born 8 May 1698

Henry Baker Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How to use a microscope

Richard Feynman born 11 May 1918

Richard Feynman at the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1984.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Feynman

AHF: Richard Feynman

philly.com: Lessons on resilience from a Nobel physicist

web.mit.edu: Physics and Feynman’s Diagrams

Physics Today: A look inside Feynman’s calculus notebook

Quanta Magazine: How Feynman Diagrams Almost Saved Space

CalTech: The Feynman Lectures on Physics

John Strachey born 10 May 1671

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Strachey

Albertus Seba born 12 May 1665

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Albertus Seba

Ole Worm born 13 May 1588

Ole Worm and Dorothea Worm, neé Fincke
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ole Worm

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Medievalists.net: The Astrolabe: Medieval Multi-Tool of Navigation

MAA: Mathematical Treasures – Italian astrolabe

Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture: Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End – Emilie Savage-Smith

IET: Earth the Magnet – Gilbert’s Terrella

AIP: This month in Physics History May 10, 1752: First Experiment to Draw Electricity from Lightning

Skulls in the Stars: Benjamin Franklin shocks the world! (1752)

Dannen.com: Target Committee, Los Alamos, May 10–11, 1945

Historiek: Hendrik Lorentz (1853–1928) – Nederlandse Nodbelprijswinnaar

Atlas Obscura: The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste

AHF: Nicholas Kurti

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Bringing the heavens down to earth

The Fabricii, father and son, remain largely unknown to the world at large but a monument to them both was erected in the churchyard in Osteel, where David had been village pastor, in 1895.

University of Texas at Austin: UT Austin Mourns Death of Groundbreaking Physicist Cécile DeWitt-Morette

Dr. Cecile Dewitt-Morette with a team of UT physicists (including her husband, Bryce Dewitt, back left) in Mauritania in 1973. They went there to observe a solar eclipse to test out Einstein’s prediction that light passing through a gravitational field would be deflected more than was accounted for by Newtonian physics.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Picturing Places: Earth and the Heavens in maps

Hyperallergic: The Octopus, a Motif of Evil in Historical Propaganda Maps

Fred W. Rose, “Serio-Comic War Map For The Year 1877” (1877), published by G. W. Bacon & Co. two months after Russia attacked the Ottoman Empire in response to the Turkish massacre of Christian Bulgarians (represented by a skull) (courtesy Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection, Cornell University Library)

CBHC–RCAHMW: List of Historical Place Names in Wales

Lapham’s Quarterly: Water Margins: Searching for the sources of China’s great rivers

RetroEnt: Disneyland Was Born on Paper in 1953 and Now That Paper Is up for Sale

British Library: Maps and views Blog: Saxton’s cost-cutting exercise

National Library of Scotland: Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, 1654 – Place Names search

Smithsonian.com: Massive Royal Atlas Gets Digitized

The Public Domain Review: The Maps of Matrakçi Nasuh, Ottoman Polymath

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: A History of Mental Health, through the College Collections

Medical News Today: Dorthea Dix: Redefining mental Illness

Thomas Morris: Painful news from the Bobbin Factory

AHF: Martha Zukas

Collectors Weekly: Sacred Anatomy: Slicing Open Wax Women in the Name of Science and God

Mistaking History: Beans at bedtime? How to dream well

Mistaking History: Constipation in History

Mistaking History: Peeing like a horse?

Mistaking Histories: Fun with pigs

Mistaking Histories: Bodies at breakfast, and a grand day out

Mistaking histories: Where’s Hippocrates?

Mistaking Histories: Vesalius – The Ultimate Wedding Present?

L0021650 A. Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica.

 

Hektoen International: Heinz Lehmann and the dawn of psychopharmacology

Wellcome Library: Art in the asylum

The Atlantic: The Doctor Used to Know Best

The Globe and Mail: We can improve mental-health care by fighting poverty

Smithsonian.com: The Woman Who Stood Between America and Epidemic of Births Defects

Hektoen International: Frances Oldham Kelsey: A medical profile in courage

 

Nursing Clio: Whose Body Is it Anyway? Decolonizing Narratives of Aboriginal Prisoners’ Health

Harvard School of Dental Medicine: A 150 Year Legacy

Thomas Morris: A freak accident

BIRMAC: Jessica Borge – Wanting it Both Ways: The London Rubber Company, the Condom and the Pill, 1915–1970

STAT: Generations later, the effects of the Tuskegee syphilis study linger

Past Medical History: Willem Einthoven and the Electrocardiogram

Royal College of Physicians: Baking patients alive: an unexpected treatment from late Victorian England

Hyperallergic: Studying the Design of a 19th-Century Mental Asylum

Johns Hopkins University: Department of The History of Medicine: Medicine from the Black Death to the Scientific Revolution (Survey 2) Online Course

Vaccines Work: The woman who made modern vaccines work

Drs Pearl Kendrick & Grace Eldering (1890-1980, 1900-1988)

Thomas Morris: The case of the luminous patients

Exploring the history of prisoner health: Prison Doctors in the Medical Profession in England, 1970–1990

The Columbus Dispatch: John Chynoweth Burnham Obituary

Hektoen International: Plague Sydney 1900

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Ruoteclassiche: Guida autonoma, un sogno partito quasi cent’anni fa

Conciatore: Artificial Gems

WBEZ91.5Chicago: Zeppelin Poseurs: Why Chicago’s Airship Dreams Never Took Off

Science Museum: The Thames Barrier: A guardian of the river and a product of mathematics

Flickering Lamps: Ashby’s Mill: Bringing Brixton’s Hidden Past to Life

Medium: 11 Forgotten Women who Invented the British Industrial Revolution

Atlas Obscura: Jens Olsen’s World Clock

Business Insider: A thermonuclear bomb slammed into a North Carolina farm in 1961 – and part of it is still missing

AHF: Broken Arrow Accidents

TechRepublic: Cracking Hitler’s unbreakable code: How the Colossus computer helped beat the Nazis

Atlas Obscura: A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes

The Recipes Project: The Fruits of Summer in the Dead of Winter

Atlas Obscura: Nilometer

Medium: Paint by Numbers: From Leonardo da Vinci to “Space Age Technology”

SciHi Blog: Betamax and the Video Format Wars

Ptak Science Books: TubePunk – Electronics Returns from War (1946)

The National Museum of American History: Wooden chip cut from a railroad tie, Promontary, Utah, 1869

Lincolnshire Live: Ancient log boat discovered at Lincoln bypass archaeological dig

Innovations150: Hand Telephone

Boys sitting on top of telephone booths, ca.1950. Toronto, Ontario.

Smithsonian.com: Patents (Only) a Mother Could Love

Medium: This is what a 16th century e-reader looked like

Scientists of India: Indian Edison: Shankar Abaji Bhise 1867–1935

Atlas Obscura: Sanfilippo Theatre Pipe Organ

The New York Times: Tracing the Waterways Beneath the Sidewalks of New York

A topographical map of New York from 1874 showing original water courses. Credit NYPL, Digital Collections

National Library of Scotland: A New Song on the Electric Light

Tedium: Between the Bars

SciHi Blog: Igor Sikorsky and the Helicopter

Soft Machines: How Sheffield became Steel City: what local history can teach us about innovation

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Eleanor Scott Archaeology: Gertrude Bell – More Than A ‘Free Booting Scholar’

Notches: Sex Between the Solitudes: Interracial Sex and Adoption in Montreal’s Postwar Jewish Community

BBC News: Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

SciHi Blog: Andrew Sherratt and the Secondary Products Revolution

SciHI Blog: James Pollard Espy – the Storm King

Humanities: Bird Artist John Gould and the Man Who Lost a Fortune Collecting Him

The Atlantic: A New Addition to the Human Family Tree Is Surprisingly Young

The Guardian: New haul of Homo naledi bones sheds surprising light on human evolution

Scientific AmericaN. New Evidence of Mysterious Homo nadeli Raise Questions about How Humans Evolved

The Conversation: More secrets of human ancestry emerge from South African caves

Paige Fossil History: 3 Reasons Homo naledi is Headline Worthy (that have nothing to do with controversy)

Prospect: Homo nadeli: our “decidedly strange” cousins

The Public Domain Review: Watercolours from a 16th-Century De Materia Medica

BHL: Ole Worm’s Cabinet of Wonder: Natural Specimens and Wondrous Monsters

BBC News: Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

SciHi Blog: Howard Carter and the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Overland: Melbourne from the Falls

SciHi Blog: Leonhart Fuchs’ Herbal Book

Fuchs called this thistle Chamaeleon albus, it is now known as Carlina caulks.
Albrecht Meyer, who made drawings based on the actual plants; Heinrich Füllmaurer, who transferred the drawings to woodblock; and Vitus Rudolph Speckle, who cut the blocks and printed the drawings.

National Museums Scotland: Snakestones

Socks: Meteorographica, or Methods of Mapping the Weather, by Francis Galton (1863)

Royal Ontario Museum: Zuul, Destroyer of Shins

The Washington Post: ‘Rare as winning the lottery’: New dinosaur fossil so well-preserved it looks like a statue

Forbes: This Amazing Fossil Rode to Los Angeles in a Beer Truck

A Short History of Climate Change: Who sells sea-shells by the river Niger’s shore?

The Wichita Eagle: An ancient people recovered piece by piece: Kansas, 11,000 B.C.

Rolfe Mandel studies prehistoric mammoth and camel bones dug out of a cutbank near Kanarado in June 2003. Mandel, a geo-archaeologist from the University of Kansas, found evidence there that Clovis-culture Paleo-Indians hunted elephants, camels and ancient bison on the High Plains of Kansas nearly 13,000 years ago. Travis Heying File photo
Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article150402617.html#storylink=cpy

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Modern Chemistry started with Lavoisier

CHF: Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff

The New York Times: Nicholas Sand, Chemist Who Sought to Bring LSD to the World, Dies at 75

Nicholas Sand in August 1970 at Long Reach Ranch in Cloverdale, Calif. Credit Joss Thomas

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

History of Women Philosophers and Scientists: 3rd Issue of the Illustrated Women and History zine is now available on Etsy!

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andrea Alciato

npr: What is Pseudoscience?

BBC News: Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Unbound: Liberating ideas: Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines: The true story of Britain’s early women engineers

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gregor Reisch

Gregor Reisch, Margarita Philosophie, Astronomia

AEON: Stuck on one idea of truth or beauty? Rhizomes can help

Marginal Revolution: How long until another Industrial Revolution would have taken place?

Medium: If not Britain, where? The case for a French Industrial Revolution

225 Años de la Universidad: Las Primeras Universtarias

Flip Flop Globetrotters: Visiting the Tylers Museum with a toddler

Darin Hayton: Astrolabes and S•Town

Physics Today: What was it like to be peer reviewed in the 1860s

John Tyndall used this experimental apparatus to compare how heat gets transferred via conduction and radiation. Credit: J. Tyndall/Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London 1861.

The Recipes Project: Depending on the Season

BJHS: ‘I have been very fortunate…’. Brief report on the BSHS Oral History Project: ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’ (oa till end of 2017)

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Fair Use Too Often Goes Unused

University of Leeds: Dr James Stark appointed Reviews Editor for the British Journal for the History of Science

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Monica A. Walker

Science: Botanists fear research slowdown after priceless specimens destroyed at Australian border

Science Museum: Search Our Collection

The #EnvHist Weekly

History of Psychiatry: Volume 28, Issue 2, June 2017 Table of Contents

ESOTERIC:

 Electrical Generations: Electricity and the Extinction of Fairies?

Conciatore: Casino di San Marco

Atlas Obscura: When Science and the Occult Went Head-to-Head on a German Mountaintop

Could magic have turned this goat into a human boy? MCGEDDON/CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

BOOK REVIEWS:

MedHum – Daily Dose: Self-Medication and Society

Hyperallergic: Celestial Spheres, Smog Charts, and Radial Cartography in a New Book About Circles

St. Croix Valley Area Lowdown: Twin Cities professor shares book about black women in NASA

Australian Women’s History Network: “A Book of Lies”: Settlers impressions of Aboriginal women

Chemistry World: A tale of seven scientists and a new philosophy of science

Popular Science: The Mathematics Lover’s Companion – Edward Scheinerman

New Books Network: Tara H. Abraham: Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Science Magazine: Environmental history of the Second World War compiled into a book

Arcade: The Metaphysics of Handiwork or How Aristotle Conquered America

New Books Network: Jonathan Schlesinger: A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: A Professional Legacy: The Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures in Occupational Therapy, 1955–2016

Johns Hopkins University Press: Between medicine, business and politics: Silicosis, a promising 21st century scourge from the remote past

Musings of a Social Historian: Payment & Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918–48

Historiens de la santé: Passion neurologie. Jules et Augusta Dejerine

Enfilade: Collecting the World: Hans Sloane

The Quantum Labyrinth: Step into the Quantum Labyrinth

ARC Humanities Press: Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

Hyperallergic: A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

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

Captain James Cook and his John Shelton clock – Lisa Reihana, detail in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015–17 Ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64 min, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014.

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geosciences Past and Present 20 May–4 June 2017

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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Gallica Rose

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The New York Times: Could a Long-Gone Antarctic Explorer Be Mr. Right?

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

University of Manchester: Lecture: Marie Hicks, Programmed inequality: gender and meritocracy in computing 23 May 2017

University of Dundee: 50th Anniversary Weekend: Tayside Medical History Museum Showcase 20 May 2017

Royal Geographical Society: Xtreme Everest: A Celebration of Six Decades of Medicine on Everest 23 May 2017

The Warburg Institute: Opening Doors – Moving Ideas 31 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Distorting the line: Globes, Maps and Movement: Talks & Courses: 27 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: The 2017 Roy Porter Lecture: Corridor Dread: A History of Institutional Fear 24 May 2017

Oxford Seminars in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Seminars 17 May & 14 June 2017

Birkbeck College, University of London: Lecture: Stories from the birthing room 18 May 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Exhibition Launch 20 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL tour of Electricity: The spark of life 20 May 2017

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown 20 May 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire 18 May 2017

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

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

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Nomen Nominandum: Interview with Louis de Broglie, 1967 (French)

Youtube: Nuclear Vaults: Operation Dominic (1962)

Youtube: History of the Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project and Atomic Power 71672

Youtube: Book Circle Online: Dr. Eric Scerri Tells the Tale of 7 Scientists and Talks a New Philosophy in Science

Youtube: A Phrenologist Amongst the Todas (Book Collector)

Youtube: Universität Göttingen: “Huxley’s Rule” and the origins of scientific realism

AEON: Whalevolution

BBC Arts: Exploring the Mariner’s Astrolabe

Museum of Science + Technology Chicago: Moving the U-505

Vimeo: What is an Element? From The Mystery of Matter

AACT: Mystery of Matter Resources for the Chemistry Classroom – Webinar

Gresham College: From Jenner to Wakefield: The long shadow of anti-vaccination movement

RADIO & PODCASTS:

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 277. Trivial Pursuits: Fourteenth Century Logic

Science Friday: How to Bring Back the Dead (Animals)

play.curio.io: How Victorians invented the future AEON 19 min

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Louis Pasteur

Ordered Universe: Tom McLeish at University College Dublin’s Institute for Discovery

The Planetary Society: Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti

Gresham College: Florence Nightingale and her Crimean War Statistics: Lessons for hospital safety, public administration and nursing

BBC Radio 4: Miss Simpson’s Children

soundcloud: Culture File: History Through The Wringer

ici.radio-canada.ca: Madeleine Pauliac, médecin, résistante et chef de l’Escadron bleu

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Logic

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Belo Horizonte: International Conference for the History of Cartography Programme 9–14 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: The Goodall Symposium 2017: Safer Surgery – The Lasting Legacy of Joseph Lister 15 June 2017

University of Chicago: Conference: The Philosophy of Howard Stein 9–11 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environmental Conference 2017 29–30 September 2017

Philadelphia Pennsylvania: CfP: Measure, Model, Mix: Computer as Instrument 2017 SIGCIS Conference 29 October 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota: CfP: A Matter of Life and Death: Spaces for Healing in the Premodern Era 18–22 April 2018 Deadline 15 June 2017

IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility: 10 July 2017 Deadline 29 May 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: CfP: Technologies of Frankenstein 1818–­2018 7–9 March 2018

American University in Bulgaria: The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity

University of Greenwich: CfP: The State of Maritime History Research 9 September 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Institut d’histoire de la médecine de l’Université de Berne: Workshop: Des objets sous la loupe : histoire(s) et culture(s) matérielles des professions de la santé 16 juin 2017

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité: Appel à communications: Monde du sport, monde de la santé : quelles relations, quels croisements? 16 et 17 novembre 2017 au plus tard le 3 juillet 2017

Nantes: Journée d’études: Psychiatrie, big data, Médecine de la Personne 15 juin 2017

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

University of Leeds: Centre for History and Philosophy of Science: Events in May 2017

Science Museum: Open Workshop – Programme: London 1600–1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice 16–17 June 2017

Edinburgh: CfP: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

The Warburg Institute: Conference: Creation and Artifice in Medieval Theories of Causality 1–2 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

creative-history-2017-call-for-contributions2

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

ichc-2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Michigan State University: Instructor in Environmental History (Fixed Term)

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Grants Deadline 31 May 2017

Maastricht University: Postdoctoral researcher “history of medicine and/or technology”

Université d’Angers: Appel à candidature: Recrutement d’un-e doctorant-e: Contrat Doctoral “L’éveil des sens. Histoire médicale de la puberté au siècle des Lumières” Deadline 10 June 2017

UCL STS: Teaching Fellow in Philosophy of Science Deadline 27 May 2017

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #38

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 #38

Monday 08 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

The wheel of time roles on and it is time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up out of the nooks and crannies of the Internet over the last seven days.

Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa) posted the following question on twitter recently:

“hey #twitterstorians did we ever decide at what point a history can be legit. called a ‘forgotten history’? b/c I am having some issues”

This provoked an exchange amongst several historians of science who basically all agreed with the implied message of Vanessa’s tweet. People have become all too fond of announcing #histSTM articles and books with one of the following: “the forgotten story”, “ the most important X you’ve never heard of”, “written out of history”… all of which suggest or imply that the person or group of people that the writer is promoting has been unfairly ignored by history and deserves to be better known.

All of these claims are basically true but the sentiment expressed is, in my opinion, based on a false premise. Almost all of the people who were in anyway involved in the histories of science, technology and medicine over the last four thousand years is basically unknown to everyone except for the small handful of experts who deal with their particular aspect of #histSTM. This is largely the result of two factors. On the one hand #histSTM has been dominated by the big man, big moment model of history, which means that popular accounts of the history of the disciplines consist mostly of the reciting of a fairly short list of the names of the lone geniuses who according to this model created science. Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein etc. etc.…

The second factor is one that historians of science, technology and medicine tend to ignore, the vast majority of people don’t really care much about a #histSTM that goes beyond that clichéd list of the great and glorious. They also don’t care about the histories of the arts, politics, or whatever that goes beyond similar lists in those areas. Show the people a good but largely mythological historical drama on TV about almost anything and they will lap it up but don’t expect them to show any great interest in the boring minutiae of real history.

Yes, the wide vista of #histSTM deserves to be better known than it is but this is not going to happen overnight. We just need to keep chipping away, spreading the gospel and expanding the public’s knowledge of the real #histSTM but be prepared for the life of Sisyphus.

“We can sell Science’s Forgotten Man. Is it Turing?”

“No”

“Tesla?”

“No”

“Wallace?”

“It’s Charles Blagden”

“Sod off, nobody knows who he is!” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

Quotes of the week:

“The “dilemma” facing historians, scientists, social scientists isn’t discipline specific. It’s about expertise’s claims to objectivity” Audra J. Wolfe (@ColdWarScience)

“Getting mad at Žižek for saying stupid contrarian shit is like getting mad at the raccoons for tearing up the trash.”

“That’s what they do” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something” – Thomas Huxley

Jesus said unto his disciples, “No, I will not cure him. Don’t be stupid. That’s a pre-existing condition” – holly wood (@girlziplocked)

“Professor Flinders Petrie has expressed the view that the average man cannot receive much more knowledge than his immediate ancestors” ­– Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“When mathematicians graduate, do they get degrees or radians?” – Murray Bourne (@intmath)

From “Nursery Rhymes” in “The Pearl” (1779) h/t @WhoresofYore

Birthday of the Week:

 The Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace opened by Queen Victoria 1 May 1851

SciHi Blog: The Great Exhibition and the Crystal Palace

Euston Grove Press: Crystal Palace Guides, 1854

West Midlands History: The Great Exhibition of 1851

British Library: Victorian Britain: The Great Exhibition

Medium: Steven Lubar: Catalog as Book, File, and Database

The Hindenburg exploded 6 May 1937

The Hindenburg crashed on 6 May 1937. Photograph: Murray Becker/AP

Smithsonian.com: What Really Sparked the Hindenburg Disaster?

The Guardian: The Hindenburg disaster, 80 years on: a ‘perfect storm of circumstances’

Smithsonian.com: What Really Felled the Hindenburg

Henry DeWolf Smyth born 1 May 1898

Henry DeWolf Smyth
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Henry DeWolf Smyth

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry DeWolf Smyth

Athanasius Kircher born 2 May 1601 or 1602

Athanasius Kircher
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Athanasius Kircher – A Man in Search of Universal Knowledge

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Athanasius Kircher

Antonio Vallisneri born 3 May 1661

Antonio Vallisnieri
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Antonio Vallisneri

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers born 4 May 1900

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers

Andrew Meikle born 5 May 1719

Andrew Meikle, Portrait by A. Reddock, c.1790-1800
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Andrew Meikle and the Threshing Machine

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

NASA: Chandra X-Ray Observatory: SN 1006: X-Ray View of a Thousand-Year-Old Cosmic Tapestry

New Atlas: World’s first physics Textbook sells for $790,000

Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum: From “Computer” to Astronomer: The Role of Women in Astronomy

SciHi Blog: Heinrich Gustav Magnus and the Magnus Effect

Quanta Magazine: The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

ESA: Space in Images: Ariane 3 V13 Launch at Night, 1985

NIST: NIST and the Nobel

AHF: Bohr Letter to UN

The Catholic Astronomer: Johannes Kepler’s Harmonies of the World

Popular Science: Survivors of America’s first atomic bomb test want their place in history

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 5, 1933: The New York Times Covers Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves

Atlas Obscura: The 17th-Century Moon Mission That Never Got Off the Ground

The frontispiece to John Wilkins’ A Discovery of a New World; or, A Discourse tending to Prove that ‘tis probable there may be another habitable World in the Moon. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

philly.com: Lessons on resilience from a Nobel physicist

ESA: Space Transportation

National Library of Scotland: Astronomicum Caesareum

Volvelle with map of the sky featuring the signs of the zodiac

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Hyperallergic: Watch the British Library Digitise One of the World’s Largest Books

British Library: Maps and views blog: Picturing Places launched!

SciHi Blog: How the Pope divided the New World among Spain and the Rest of the World

The Cantino planisphere of 1502 shows the line of the Treaty of Tordesillas.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chinchilla News: Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Rare, 17th-Century Map of Australia

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Imaginary Maps in Literature and Beyond: Map Monsters

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: The history of the Globe Museum

Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Neurons

Smithsonian.com: Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Troops Tried to Self-Vaccinate

Hektoen International: Dr. Monro, Mr. Turner, and his mother

Hektoen International: The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, a testament to the health benefits of religious charity and vineyards

Hektoen International: Cultural warfare: investigating childbirth practices in “Doctor Zhivago”

Mistaking History: Julia Pastrana, ‘bearded lady’

Mistaking History: Agnodice: down and dirty

Mistaking History: When Agnodice became a handbag…

Mistaking History: Stone Babies: The Lithopedion of Sens

Mistaking History: What is this thing called lovesickness

Mistaking History: Diana Callisto and Philip II

Mistaking History: Bed, Bread and Dead: The Dummies’ Guide to Herodotus

Mistaking History: Roman Medicine: Those Cabbages…

Mistaking History: Hippocrates – and watercress?

Mistaking History: Hairs of Hippocrates?

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Articles: Washburn’s Cognitivism and Boring in the AJP

Smithsonian.com: How Shaving Brushes Gave World War I Soldiers Anthrax

Early Modern Medicine: A Famous Fistula

El conde de Gondomar, by José María Galván y Candela

Nursing Clio: Helen Atwater: The First Lady of American Nutrition You’ve Never Heard Of

Hektoen International: Ludwik Fleck, physician in Lwow Ghetto

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: The Science behind Murder: The Sydney Smith Collection

Thomas Morris: An unwanted buzz cut

The Frederick News-Post: Irritable heart and the Civil War: One diagnosis became a domino effect

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: William Smellie, Man-midwife

Plate from Smellie’s Anatomical Tables.

The Guardian: A matter of life and death: William Boyd on the rise of the surgeon-memoir

Thomas Morris: A large portion of chin

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1 May 1993: World Wide Web is made free to everyone by CERN

1 May 1993: World Wide Web is made free to everyone by CERN

IEEE Spectrum: The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence

laststandonzombieisland: The Winchester M1 Garand ‘SAW’

CHF: Distillations: The Electrical Wizard

AHF: Lawrence O’Rourke

Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Music of Bell Labs

Atlas Obscura: The Zimmer Clock Tower and Museum

Smithsonian.com: Model Looms Are missing Link in Chin’s Textile History

IET Archives Blog: A brief history of the Society of Engineers

Atlas Obscura: Atomic Bomb Loading Pits

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Legend of the Rhythmicon, the World’s First Drum Machine

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation: 1943: GC & CS activated Heath Robinson Machine (predecessor to Colossus)

Medium: Were more troops sent to quash the Luddites than to fight Napoleon?

Conciatore: Pebbles from Pavia

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday, May 3, 2017: The battleship slaying avenger of the Pacific

SciHi Blog: Fritz von Opel and the Rocket Car

Wellcome Collection: Titans in the landscape

Atlas Obscura: One of the Earliest Industrial Spies Was a French Missionary Stationed in China

The 17th-century Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, pictured preaching to and learning from Native Americans on the Mississippi river. WILHELM LAMPRECHT/PUBLIC DOMAIN

philly.com: Repair crews discover 200-year-old wooden water mains in Center City

SciHi Blog: You Press the Button and We Do the Rest – George Eastman revolutionized Photography

Smithsonian.com: The Man Who Invented the First Gas Mask

The Recipes Project: Transcending Seasonality: Preserving in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Recipes

History of Phonephreaking: Secrets of the Little Blue Box

Caroline’s Miscellany: Eiffel’s Edwardian laboratory at work

Drop test machine

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir William Fothergill Cooke 1806–1879

Tedium: Clone Wars

AHF: Japanese Balloon Bombs “Fu-Go”

endgadget: B@d P@assw0rd: The enduring myth of the hacker boy-band

electronics notes: Poulsen Arc Transmitter

IEEE Spectrum: This Giant X-Ray Generator Helped Set Safe Doses for Radiation

Photo: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society: More than Mensing? Revisiting the Question of Fake Scientific Instruments

Atlas Obscura: Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle Ruins

Atlas Obscura: Victorian ‘Coffin Torpedoes’ Blasted Would-Be Body Snatchers

AHF: 100-ton TNT Shot

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ralph Gate’s Interview

Which London Railway Station for Which Region?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

How paleontology works…. h/t @David_Bressan

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Forbes: How Domestication Altered the Horse Genome

Notches: Evidence for Trans Lives in Sumer

Paige Fossil History: Discovering DNA in Dirt, & 4 Other Amazing Things that Happened in Paleoanthropolgy Last Week!

NYAM: Crimson in memory

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Emma Darwin

Water-color of Emma Darwin (1840) by George Richmond (1809-1896)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Didn’t Believe in Meteorites Until 1803

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Explore the correspondence: Joseph Hooker letters in the Kew Archive

SciHi Blog: The Native American studies of Horatio Hale

Unwritten Histories: An Ode: A History of Lilacs in Canada

The Guardian: New fossil mammal was the first ‘King’ of Scotland

Europe Now: The World’s First Meteorological Network (1654-1670) and Experimental Scientific Society (1657-1667), and the Invention of the Little Florentine Thermometer

FIGURE 5: DETAILS OF THE INSTRUMENTS USED WITHIN THE NETWORK. IDENTICAL PAIRS OF LITTLE FLORENTINE THERMOMETERS (LFTS) WERE USED FOR MEASUREMENTS. THE ORIGINAL LFTS USED TO RECORD THE EARLIEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORLD ARE STILL PRESERVED IN VERY GOOD CONDITIONS AT THE GALILEO MUSEUM IN FLORENCE, ITALY. (HTTP://WWW.MUSEOGALILEO.IT/EN/VISIT.HTML). PHOTO BY AUTHORS.

Technology Stories: From “Snow Eagle” to “Ban the Tan:” Aviation and Canadian Climate Identity

SciHi Blog: Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen and the Silk Road

Le Minh Khai’s SEAsian History Blog: “Rice from the Sky”…

Botanics Stories: Original Darwin specimen Tiquilia darwinii

The original Darwin specimen of Tiquilia darwinii collected in the Galapagos Islands

The Plant Press: Botany Digitises its 1,000,000th Herbarium Specimen

The Beauty Hub: The Origins of Quinoa – By Professor Alice Roberts

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Darwin and teleology: Redefinition or historicizing?

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Darwin’s Influence on Mendel: Evidence from a New Translation of Mendel’s Paper

Some Landscape: Chronology

CHEMISTRY:

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Vegetative and mechanical process in Newton’s Chymistry

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

ACS: Edwin Land and Polaroid Photography

Land, shown here with an early instant photograph, first demonstrated Polaroid’s instant photography system to the public in 1947.
Bettman/CORBIS.

SciHi Blog: John William Draper – Chemist and Photo Pioneer

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The New Atlantis: The Scientist and the Poet

Gesnerus: Vol. 73 (2016) No 2: Towards a Contemporary Historiography of Amateurs in Science (18th–20th Century) Table of Contents

BSHS: Aryton Prize Winner: IEEE: REACHRaising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History

Arzanà : n° 18  Langages du corps Table of Contents

AEON: This granular life

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Gareth Miles

University of Glasgow Library: William Hunter’s Library: the Es

The Public Domain Review: Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

BSHS: It’s Time to Rethink International Conferences

Social History of Medicine: Volume 30, Issue 2 May 2017: Table of Contents

History of the Human Sciences: On the unexamined presence of psychotherapeutics – an interview with Sarah Marks

IET: Research and document supply services

Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine: Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2017: L’internationalisation de l’hygiène à l’école

Medievalists.net: Death of a Renaissance Record-Keeper: The Murder of Tomasso da Tortona in Ferrara, 1385

CUP: Happy Birthday – You Don’t Look a Day Over 400!

The Conversation: Behind closed doors: What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today

EGU Blogs: There’s (volcanic) dust in the archives

RIDPHE_R Rev. Iberoam. Patrim. Histórico-Educativo: v. 2, n. 3 (2016): L´école et les maladies dans le monde (XIXe-XXe siècles) Table of Contents

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 7, 1959: C.P. Snow Gives His “Two Culture” Lecture

ESOTERIC:

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Weltgeheimnis entschlüsselt: Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich im Gespräch mit Anke Schaefer

SciHi Blog: The Prophecies of Nostradamus

Res Obscura: Why Are There So Many 17th Century Paintings of Monkeys Getting Drunk?

One of several “monkeys in a tavern” paintings produced by the Dutch artist David Teniers (1610-1690).

The Public Domain Review: Woodcuts and Witches

BOOK REVIEWS:

brainpickings: Hannah Arendt on Science, the Value of Space Exploration, and How Our Cosmic Aspirations Illuminate the Human Condition

npr: ‘The Radium Girls’ Is Haunted by Glowing Ghost

BuzzFeed: The Forgotten Story of the Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands of Workers Lives

Not Even Past: Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chrorographical Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

The Guardian: In the round: centuries of circular design – in pictures

TLS: Animal magnetism

New Books Network: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

Cultures of Knowledge: At the centre of a troubled world: Elizabeth of Bohemia

The Renaissance Mathematicus: One line to rule them all

SomeBeans: Where the Animals Go by James Chesire and Oliver Uberti

LA Times: An archaeologist looks at our lives in cities, over millenniums

New York Review of Books: Calculating Women

Why Evolution Is True: A new book on CRISPR, gene editing, and their ethical implications

Black Perspectives: Fugitive Science: A New Book on Scientific Racism in America

brainpickings: Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

NEW BOOKS:

Amazon: Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths

University of Chicago Press: About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

NCSE: A Global Warming Primer

The MIT Press: The Chinese Typewriter: A History

The MIT Press: The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

The University of Chicago Press: Make it Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Michigan State University Press: The Thirty-Year War: A History of Detroit’s Streetcars, 1892–1922

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Medium: How to improve Art

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geosciences Past and Present 20 May–4 June 2017

New Scientist: Joseph Hooker: The Travelling man who became Emperor of Botany

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Reframed: A Celebration of Diversity 19 May 2017

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Hollywood Reporter: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: Film Review – Tribeca 2017

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

Bletchley Park: The Bill Tutte Centenary Symposium 14 May 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Exhibition Launch 20 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL tour of Electricity: The spark of life 20 May 2017

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Public Lecture: Ingenious Failure: Artisanal Languages of Error – Sven Dupré 10 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England 13 May 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Uptown 13 May 2017

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown 20 May 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire 18 May 2017

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

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

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

pbs: The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

NIST: Katharine Blodgett Gebbie: A Tribute

archive.org: Star Wars: a Step Towards Peace or a March Toward Folly – Hans Bethe

Youtube: Canada Science and Technology Museum: Magnets

Vimeo: The Legend of Mendeleev’s Dream

Youtube: Hakai Magazine: Where do Dead Whales Live?

learninglab.si.edu: Sun, Corn and the Calendar

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: ConSciCom: The Conversationalist – 01 – ‘Conversazione’

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Weltgeheimnis entschlüsselt: Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich im Gespräch mit Anke Schaefer

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 109: John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden

RNZ: James Gleick: ‘Time travel is what makes us human’

WGBH News: The Dark Side of Scientific Progress

soundcloud: History of Psychiatry Podcast Series: 13.1 Historians and Scientists

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Nantes: Journée d’études: Psychiatrie, big data, Médecine de la Personne 15 juin 2017

UQAM Local A-6290: Conférence de Frédéric Chauvaud: Crime et média. Le corps exhibé et morcelé. De la scène de crime au prétoire (1880-1940) 10 mai

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

University of Leeds: Centre for History and Philosophy of Science: Events in May 2017

Science Museum: Open Workshop – Programme: London 1600–1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice 16–17 June 2017

Edinburgh: CfP: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

The Warburg Institute: Conference: Creation and Artifice in Medieval Theories of Causality 1–2 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Wellcome: Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

Lady Science: Join the Lady Science Team: Managing Editor, Lady Science also Contributing Editors

Wesleyan University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

Geological Society of America: GSA Science Communication Fellowship Deadline 15 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Lecturer B in History of Science and Medicine Deadline 1 June 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: Adjunct Instructor – History – HHS 130 – History of Science & Technology

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #37

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 #37

Monday 01 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

It is May Day the International Day of Labour and our labour is to bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we have laboured to discover in the Internet, for your delectation, over the last seven days.

Robert M Pirsig the author of the quite extraordinary, intellectual bestseller, quasi-autobiographical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance died on 24 April at the age of 88. The book is a multi-layered odyssey. It documents a motorcycle journey across part of the USA, the narrator’s journey into and back out of serious mental illness and also the narrator’s intellectual journey in his attempt to find a middle ground between the rational and the romantic approaches to life. It is a big, brawling, intellectual challenge to the reader that sucks you in and leaves you pondering a thousand different things, both during reading and after you have read the final page.

It is in the strict sense not a book about #histSTM, but it is a book that had a major influence on my becoming a historian of science and as I discovered when Robert Pirsig’s death was announced on quite a lot of my #histSTM colleagues. This being the case I have decided to dedicate this edition of Whewell’s Gazette his memory.

Robert M Pirsig
6 September 1928 – 24 April 2017

 

The New York Times: Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

npr: ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies at 88

continent: Maintenance as Romance: Recuperating Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Open Culture: Robert Pirsig Reveals the Personal Journey That Led Him to write His Counterculture Classic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

TLS: On the road with Aristotle

Robert Pirsig on the academic pursuit of gumptionology (from “Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance”) – h/t @michael_nielson

Quotes of the week:

 “Good philosophers draw on science to answer their questions.

Good scientists draw on philosophy to question their answers” – Jack Chew (@Chews_Health)

 

 

“Try not to become a (person) of success, but rather try to become a (person) of value” – Albert Einstein

“Coal tar is the junk pile of the chemical manufacturer” c. 1917 – John F. Queeny Founder, Monsanto Company

“I seldom consult physicians about the changes in my health,for these men take advantage of you when they have you at their mercy” – Montaigne h/t @hekint

“Your password must contain upper-case letters, a T.S. Eliot allusion, and a Fibonacci sequence. No special characters” – Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan)

Man from Wakefield on Brexit: “They voted for a Unicorn, but what they are actually going to get is a donkey with a carrot on its head” h/t @MikeABeevers

“A hard BrexShit is inevitable if the General Election is won by the Constipative Party” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“A DENTILOQUIST is someone who speaks through gritted teeth” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

Sooooo… not someone who throws their voice to speak through a puppet of @susie_dent? – Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner)

“Ha! No no, that would be a sousaphomne…” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“There is perhaps no greater evidence of the existence of a patriarchy than the wilful collective amnesia of women’s contributions to science” – Peter Campbell (@petercampbell)

“London is dirty, the English are rude, and Oxford scholars are rudely ignorant – Shorter The Ash Wednesday Supper” – Zachary Fisher (@senseshaper)

“England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality” – A timeless Orwell observation – h/t @_paullay

“It’s a scientifically proven fact that women think about Kant’s​ “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals” every seven seconds” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Q.: How many British people does it take to change a lightbulb?

A.: Under strong and stable government British people won’t need lightbulbs – Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson)

Why you should not use pie charts – Max Roser (@MaxCRoser)

Birthday of the Week:

The Royal Opening of the National Maritime Museum, 1937. King George VI speaking in Neptune Hall @NMMGrenwich 27 April 1937

 30 April 1897: Physicist Joseph John Thomson announced the discovery of the electron during a lecture at the Royal Institution

On this day inn Chemistry: April 30th: Sir Joseph J. Thomson announced the discovery of the electron on this day in 1897

cambridgephysics.org: The Electron, Thomson, 1877

nobelprize.org: Documentary about J.J. Thomson (7 minutes)

CHF: Joseph John “J.J.” Thomson

Hertha Ayrton born 29 April 1854

Helena Arsène Darmesteter Portrait of Hertha Ayrton
(c) Girton College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

IET: Archives Biographies: Hertha Ayrton

Claude Shannon born 30 April 1916

Claude Shannon
Photo by Konrad Jacobs
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Boole, Shannon and the Electronic Computer

brainpickings: How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information

Guglielmo Marconi born 25 April 1874

Marconi demonstrating apparatus he used in his first long distance radio transmissions in the 1890s. The transmitter is at right, the receiver with paper tape recorder at left.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SCiHi Blog: Guglielmo Marconi and his Magic Machine

E&T: Marconi’s life and times laid bare in landmark biography

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Invention of Radio

Leopold von Buch born 25 April 1774

Christian Leopold von Buch, by Carl Joseph Begas (1850)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Leopold von Buch

Harold Urey born 29 April 1893

Harold Clayton Urey
Nobel Foundation
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Harold Urey

CHF: Distillations: Harold C-. Urey: Science, Religion, and Cold War Chemistry

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The birth of the Universe «God creating the sun and moon» Bible historiale, c. 1420, Add. 18856, f. 5v

 SciHi Blog: The Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings: Lise Meitner – Fame without a Nobel Prize

SciHI Blog: Siméon Denis Poisson’s Contributions to Mathematics

NASA: Space Shuttle Overview: Endeavour (OV-105)

Scientific American: How 2 Pro-Nazi Nobelists Attacked Einstein’s “Jewish Science”

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arno Penzias

Penzias and Wilson stand at the 15 meter Holmdel Horn Antenna that brought their most notable discovery.
NASA
Source: Wikimedia Commons

NASA: Cassini The Grand Finale

The H-Word: Cassini: the 17th-century astronomer who shrank France

Making Science Public: Cassini: Space probes, history and women

Quora: How much more computing power does an iPhone 6 have than Apollo 11? What is another modern object I can relate the same computing power to?

The Catholic Astronomer: Strange Tales of Galileo and Proving: Splitting the Stars

Muslim Heritage: Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History

IAS: Emmy Noether’s Paradise

Left: Mathematician Emmy Noether, who had been forced to flee Göttingen, began giving weekly lectures at IAS as a Visitor in the School of Mathematics. Right: Letter from Oswald Veblen to Abraham Flexner, dated February 28, 1935, regarding a $1,500 grant for Noether
Left: American Institute for Physics; Right: Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study

NASA: John O. Creighton

AHF: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

 

ESA: Herschel Closes it’s Eyes on the Universe

AHF: Hydrogen Bomb – 1950

OSTA: The Life of Marietta Blau – Austrian Physicist and Pioneer of Particle Physics

Marietta Blau
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Wolfgang Pauli and the Pauli Principle

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Sotheby’s: Blaeu, Joan: ARCHIPELAGUS ORIENTALIS SIVE ASIATICUS. AMSTERDAM: JOAN BLAEU, [1659]

British Library: Picturing Places Website

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Whymper

Smithsonian.com: The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn

Maps of Early Modern London: The Agas Map

Dr Caitlin R. Green: Some interesting early maps of Lincolnshire

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

From the Lancet, 1863 – anaesthesia not as novel as most had presumed h/t @thomasngmorris

SchHi Blog: Sigmund Freud’s Structural Model of the Human Psyche

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Military Medical Illustration: A Civil War Invention?

“Re-amputation at hip joint,” watercolor by Peter Baumgras. Subject is Private Eben Smith, Co. A, 11th Maine Volunteers, wounded 16 August 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

Mistaking History: Pregnancy between East and West

Mistaking History: Women have ways? Seeds, wombs and ‘legitimate rape’

Mistaking History: What women know about sex (and eggs)

Mistaking History: One-sex and two-sex bodies?

Le Monde: Les tampons hygiéniques sont-ils dangereux pour la santé?

Hekteon International: Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery

Joseph Lister

The Conversation: Discovered in WWI, bacterial viruses may be our allies in a post-antibiotic age

Thomas Morris: Death by barley

Remedia: Selling Bed Nets and Malaria Control as Good Investments in the Late Twentieth Century

The New York Times: William Hammond and the End of the Medical Middle

History Today: Thou Simple Tube

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Visual Medical Collections

Advances in the History of Psychology: Publish & Perish: Psychology’s Most Prolific Authors Are Not Always the Ones We Remember

Medievalists.net: Getting High in the Middle Ages: Hashish in Medieval Egypt

British Library: Untold lives blog: William Close – “one deserving of remembrance”

Thomas Morris: The eye fungus

NYAM: Preservation Week: Health Pamphlet Rehousing Project Moves Forward with Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Torontoist: Historicist: Uncomfortably Numb

Devices for administering chloroform. Arthur Ernest Sansom, Chloroform: Its Action and Administration (John Churchill and Sons, 1865: London).

Hektoen International: Muslim women healers of the medieval and early modern Ottoman Empire

Past Medical History: The Mysterious Sweating Sickness

Thomas Morris: Pitched upon a pitchfork

New Scientist: Did Goya get an autoimmune disease before his art went scary?

Science: In surprise, tooth decay afflicts hunter-gatherers

CHF: Distillations: Biting Back: The story of Louis Pasteur and the development of the rabies vaccine

Georgian Gentleman: A trip to the dentist, 18th Century style, and a craze for transplanting “live” teeth

‘The Dentist, or teeth drawn with a touch’ by Robert Sayer from 1790-2

Thomas Morris: The egested intestine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Meet the Hospital Steward

Atlas Obscura: Central State Hospital

Civil Discourse: Mental Stress in the Union Army

Hektoen International: Jeremiah Kenoyer’s cancer cure

BioEdge: Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics? From a textbook

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Cross Polination

SciHI Blog: Anthony Trollope and the Red Postal Box

Executed Today: 1792: Nicolas Pelletier, Madame Guillotine’s first kiss

Fact Mag: The 124 most important synths in electronic music history – and the musicians who use them

SciHi Blog: Laurens Hammond and the Hammond Organ

Hammond Organ model L-112
Image: Jake

The National Royal Navy Museum: ENIGMA

EDN: Inventor Samuel Morse is born, April 27 1791

Dawlish Chronicles: Napoleon’s St. Helena Submarine

Science Museum: The Remarkable Mary Rosse

Mary, Countess Rosse (1813-1885). Credit: Birr Trustee Company

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Science: A famous ‘ancestor’ may be ousted from the human family

HuffPost: The Blog: In Pursuit of Truth: Darwin Day and Alfred Russel Wallace

The Public Domain Review: The Strange Adventures of a Pebble (1921)

New Scientist: Homo naledi is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters

New Scientist: The heretical passion of the man who first described Parkinson’s

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Blooming lovely

Entries for chamomile and ‘hart clover’, from an illustrated Old English Herbal, England (? Christ Church Canterbury or Winchester), early 11th century, Cotton MS Vitellius C III, f. 29v

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Scientific America: Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas

The New York Times: Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims

A side view of groove produced by percussion on a mastodon leg bone. Credit Tom Deméré/San Diego Natural History Museum

The Atlantic: A New Study Says Humans Were in America 130,000 Years Ago

Nature: Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100.000 years earlier than thought

Hakai: From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars

Colonizing Animals: Undead Capitol

SciHi Blog: Charles Francis Richter and the Richter Scale

19C-20C American Seed Catalogs: 1889 Philadelphia Seed Catalog – from lumber company to seed store

 

White Noise: Leaden or Golden? A Short, Fraught History of Urban Silence

Science: Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments

The New York Times: Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators

Smithsonian.com: Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt

A Short History of Climate Change: The man from the Elephant who helped switch on the world

Forbes: Millennia Old Myths Preserve The Memory of Ancient Volcanic Disasters

Hyperallergic: The Early-20th-Century Photographer Who Magnified the Alien Beauty of Plants

Karl Blossfeldt, Acanthus mollis, bear’s breeches, flowering stem with bracts, flowers removed (courtesy D.A.P.)

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Nib: Burden of Proof: Four Cartoonists on Communicating Science in the Current Political Climate

In All Quarters of the Earth: Visit Seven – Burning Ink and 77 Sheep at the CCCC and the Whipple

Smithsonian.com: People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s

The inside cover of John Graunt’s groundbreaking book on life and death in London in the 17th century. (Wikimedia Commons)

AHF: Scientific Refugees and the Manhattan Project

NICHE: An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events

Bloomberg View: How Science Sorts Fact From Alternative Fact

Slate: Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

AEON: Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities

The National Archives: Science and Technology Archives Group

IET: Archives Blog

Institute of Mechanical Engineers: IMechE Virtual Archive

Centre for Scientific Archives

Health Archives and Records Group

Literacy of the Present: Phatic Sci-Com

OUP Blog: Women in the History of Philosophy

History of the Human Sciences: Volume 30, Issue 2, April 2017: Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective: Table of Contents

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Juliana Wakefield

Juliana Wakefield

The New Atlantis: Why the Arabic World Turned Away from Science

AHF: Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences

Science Museum Group Journal: 07 Spring 2017: Sound and Vision: Table of Contents

dwc: Dutch Instrument Makers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The problem with superlatives

Union of Concerned Scientists: A Peer Review of the March for Science

The #EnvHist Weekly

http://paper.li/wilkohardenberg/1303388212#/

ESOTERIC:

World Digital Library: Divinations by Astrological and Meteorological Phenomena, Issued by Imperial Order

 BOOK REVIEWS:

History News Network: WOW; Auschwitz Had a Pharmacist

The Guardian: Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant

History of the Human Sciences: Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment

New Books Network: Tania Munz The Dancing Bees

The New York Review of Books: Secret Knowledge – or a Hoax?

The Map Room: Maps and Empire

Bristol 24/7: Putting Bristol on the map

Constantly Explore: Collecting Evolution by Matthew J. James

Marginalia: God on the Brain: Cognitive Science and Natural Theology

New Books Network: J. C. McKeown A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

NEW BOOKS:

Manchester University Press: History through material culture

University of Nebraska Lincoln: Six Septembers: Mathematics for the Humanist (free ebook)

Historiens de la santé: A history of case studies: Sexology, psychoanalysis, literature

 

Historiens de la santé: Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture: Medicine, Knowledge and the Spectacle of Victorian Invisibility

BSHS: Free e-book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

Glass-makers working with blow-pipes and furnace. Antonio Neri, Art de la verrerie, Paris, 1752. Image © the Whipple Museum

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

Nursing by motorbike 1931 Great image from @theRCN public health nursing exhibition Launch event @RCNScot 3 May @RCNLibraries

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Reframed: A Celebration of Diversity 19 May 2017

Hektoen International: Art and Medicine

Fildes’s The Doctor

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

hist63.herokuapp.com: There’s An App For That: Student exhibition of historic scientific instruments

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Film Journal: Film Review: Amazon Adventures

vivaverve.com: Letters from Baghdad

Hyperallegic: The Complicated Legacy of Gertrude Bell, the Englishwoman Who Helped Colonize the Middle East

The Guardian: Letters from Baghdad review – Gertrude Bell gets the documentary she deserves

Smithsonian.com: How Filmmakers Distill Science for the Big Screen

Finding Ada: Hidden Figures screenwriter Allison Schroeder talks to Helen Keen

Wellcome Collection: Bill Morrison: Domesticating electricity

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

California Academy of Sciences: Lecture: Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity 9 May 2017

King’s Manor, York: Panel: Representing War Trauma in the Nineteenth Century 5 May 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Public Lecture: Ingenious Failure: Artisanal Languages of Error – Sven Dupré 10 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England 13 May 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Uptown 13 May 2017

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown 20 May 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire 18 May 2017

CHF: First Friday: Alchemical Storytime 5 May 2017

Royal Geographical Society: Icons of exploration 9 May 2017

Monmouthshire Meadows: Biodiversity Day to raise funds for the Alfred Russel Wallace Memorial at Llanllywel (Usk) 7 May 2017

The National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The Guardian: Genius review – Geoffrey Rush impresses as an unexpectedly racy Albert Einstein

Reuters: ‘Genius’ TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein’s life

 

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

AEON: Animated life: Pangea, Wegener and the continental drift

Youtube: Royal Society: Pearl of Wisdom – Objectivity #34

Youtube: Royal Society: Return to Scrapbook 131 – Objectivity #109

Youtube: How Do We Know Languages Are Related?

Youtube: British Science Association: Constructing the mad scientist: tackling stereotypes in science – Alice Roberts

Computer History Museum: Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance 18–19 March 2017

The Public Domain Review: The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

Youtube: Netflix: The Crown~ Switchboard Operator: How Telephone Calls Were Connected in the Mid-20th Century

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Broadcasting House: The difference between Lorenz and Enigma signals demonstrated by @bbcpaddy on Radio 4 (37 mins in)

BBC Radio 4: In Their Element

BBC Music: William Herschel Tracks

Colorado Public Radio: A Hideous Past As Prologue? How The Nuremberg Trials Helped Shape Modern Medical Ethics

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Rutherford

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Poincaré Conjecture

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: Colloque: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 mai 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

 

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

 

University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Society for Renaissance Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships

University of Jena: Chair (W3) of the History of Physics/Science Communication

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #36

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 #36

Monday 24 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could round up over the last seven days.

In the real world the event of the week was the Science March(es) last Saturday in towns and cities throughout the world, in the first line, protesting the cut to science funding and science services made by the incoming Trump administration in the USA.

Tens of thousands took to the streets calling on politicians to support and finance science and in particular research into climate change, which many see as the greatest threat currently facing the human race.

Awareness of climate change caused by carbon emission has existed since at least the middle of the nineteenth century under scientists, so it remains an interesting question as to why many, including many politicians, refuse to accept it as a reality. An even more important question in the current situation is how those in power can be persuaded to take climate change and the dangers that it carries with it seriously.

Maybe we won’t succeed, maybe the human ability to close its eyes to inherent danger and hope for the best will lead humanity down the slippery slope to doom and chaos. I can offer no solutions and no answers, which leaves me with a feeling of hopelessness and to be honest; although impressive; I don’t think the Science March will in the end have achieved very much.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: A march through time: Historical perspectives on the March for Science

 Quotes of the week:

“The world has always been disgracefully managed but now you no longer know to whom to complain” – Eugen Weber, historian

“The word museum comes from the Musaeum of Alexandria—where Euclid wrote Elements & home of famous library. Meant “Institution of the Muses”” – Dave Richardson (@divbyzero)

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire” – Winston Churchill

“A theory is what a hypothesis wants to be when it grows up” – John Wilkins (@john_s_wilkins)

“Perhaps we should have a March for History? My banner will be EVERYTHING IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOU THINK” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

Abraham Lincoln on what he got out of Euclid’s Elements – h/t @divbyzero

Birthday of the Week:

Giovanni Battista Riccioli born 17 April 1598

Riccioli as portrayed in the 1742 Atlas Coelestis (plate 3) of Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Giovanni Battista Riccioli

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Who put the names on the moon?

Riccioli’s Map of the Moon

The Renaissance Mathematicus: 126 Arguments

Glenn Seaborg born 19 April 1912

Seaborg in his lab Source: Wikimedia Commons

Glenn T. Seaborg Institute: Dr. Seaborg

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archive: Glenn Seaborg

Gordon Moore born 19 April 1965

Image of computer scientist and businessman Gordon Moore. The image is a screenshot from the Scientists You Must Know video, created by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, in which he briefly discusses Moore’s Law.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gordon Moore

Charles Plumier born 20 April 1646