Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #06

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 #06

Monday 26 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The autumn equinox is behind us and winter can already be seen on the horizon but no matter what time of year each week brings a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find in the vastness of the Internet over the last seven days.

Last week Andrea Wulf justifiably won the Royal Society’s science book prize for her excellent book about the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature, which emphasises von Humboldt’s contributions to natural history and environmental studies in the nineteenth century. This was a great win as the competition on the short list was incredibly strong featuring amongst others, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene, Tom Levenson’s The Hunt for Vulcan and Tim Birkhead’s The Most Perfect Thing.

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This win was not totally unexpected, as Wulf’s book had received many excellent reviews some of which you can read below. However this didn’t stop John Dugdale writing a piece in The Guardian entitled Why have women finally started winning science book prizes? Dugdale seemed to be insinuating in his article that Wulf only won this prestigious award because she is a woman and not on her merits as a historian and science writer.

I might at this point go off on a rant about Dugdale’s implicit sexism but I don’t need to, as Grrl Scientist has written a rejoinder in Forbes, How Did a Woman Win a Science Writing Prize?, which if it were an American television wrestling contest would be the equivalent of an extreme rules match and Grrl Scientist has just body slammed Dugdale through a table and then beaten his brain to a pulp with a trash can. Adam Rutherford now entered the ring with a piece in The Guardian, When it comes to winning book prizes, gender has nothing to do with it, in which he sweeps up the debris left by Grrl Scientist and gives them a good kicking.

Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016

The Royal Society: R: Science podcast: And the winner is …science book prize special!

The Guardian: Alexander von Humboldt biography wins Royal Society science book prize

The Friends of Charles Darwin: The Invention of Nature

Discover Society: Viewpoint: The Invention of Nature

Nature: a view from the bridge: Humboldt biography wins Royal Society prize

Quotes of the week:

“When life gives you potatoes, make potatoade” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

“As John Cross poetically put it in 1817, the purpose of the nose is to receive ‘odorous effluvia from food & drink’” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“O Lord, smite the coiner of the word #Brangelexit with all manner of plagues and pestilences” – Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman)

Douglas Carswell's repainted the bus – David Schneider (@davidschneider)

Douglas Carswell’s repainted the bus – David Schneider (@davidschneider)

 

“The equinox, which comes from equine (relating to horses) and ox (domesticated cattle), causes all cows and horses to become the same size” – Carswell Facts

“Life: you get up and then you lie down; you do that a bunch of times and then you finally lie down again” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Today I learned a rare Middle English name for the equinox: ȝevelengðhe, the ‘evenlength’, when days and nights are equally balanced” – Eleanor Parker (@Clerk of Oxford)

“The standard saying is “all models are wrong, but some models are useful”. A better variant:

All models are right, but most are useless” – Brian Skinner (@gravity_levity)

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“In America, we hold freedom of religion above all else. Unless you are the wrong religion, of course, and then maybe we should kick you out” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Holley on his 1968 Nobel work: “It all followed quite naturally from taking a sabattical leave. I strongly recommend sabbatical leaves” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“If a man tells you obvious lies, it means he thinks you’re an idiot. If you believe him, you are an idiot” – Josh Barro (@jbarro)

‘Not the eye, but the spirit furnishes proof of theories–and that errs most of the time’ – Einstein, when asked about a Caltech telescope h/t @phalpern

“It’s amusing to see universities crowing about their positions in league tables…as if research was a sport” – Nigel Warburton (@philosophybites)

"Try counting sheep," they said. "It'll help you fall asleep," they said – Shannon (@theevilwriter)

“Try counting sheep,” they said.
“It’ll help you fall asleep,” they said – Shannon (@theevilwriter)

 Birthdays of the Week:

Neptune was discovered 23 September 1846

Neptune from Voyager 2 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Neptune from Voyager 2
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Esquire Middle East: How Neptune was discovered

The Local: The German astronomer who found Neptune

170 yrs ago Neptune was discovered by J. G. Galle using Fraunhofer's refracting telescope - one of the masterpieces in the Deutsches Museum.

170 yrs ago Neptune was discovered by J. G. Galle using Fraunhofer’s refracting telescope – one of the masterpieces in the Deutsches Museum.

Victor Weisskopf was born 19 September 1908

Victor Weisskopf Source: Wikimedia Commons

Victor Weisskopf
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Victor Weisskopf

AIP: Victor Weisskopf – Session I

Michael Faraday born 22 September 1791

Michael Faraday, shown delivering the British Royal Institution's Christmas Lecture for Juveniles during the Institution's Christmas break in 1856 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Michael Faraday, shown delivering the British Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture for Juveniles during the Institution’s Christmas break in 1856
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds”– Michael Faraday

Yovisto: A Life of Discoveries – the great Michael Faraday

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Michael Faraday

“I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the 6 who merely talk about it” – Michael Faraday

 PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Edwin McMillan and Neptunium

The Iris: Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Astronomical Vovelle, from Astronomical and Medical Miscellany, English, late fourteenth century, shortly after 1386. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XII 7, fol. 51

Astronomical Vovelle, from Astronomical and Medical Miscellany, English, late fourteenth century, shortly after 1386. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XII 7, fol. 51

The Twickenham Museum: Tycho Wing: Astrologer and Instrument Maker 1726–1776

Cooper Hewitt: A Portable Equatorial Sundial

Yovisto: James Dewar and the Liquefaction of Gases

Royal Museums Greenwich: Library Item of the Month: Giovanni Riccioli’s Almagestum novum

British Library: Collection items: Chinese star chart

British Library: Collection items: Aristotle in Latin

AHF: John von Neumann

Whipple Library Books Blog: S is for Sherburne’s Sphere of Manilius

Londonist: In Search of Isaac Newton’s Lost London Observatory

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AHF: Peaceful Nuclear Innovations

Research Gate: Transits of Venus and Mercury as muses

Atlas Obscura: See 8 Fascinating Ruins of Space Exploration

Nobelprize.org: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes – Biographical

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archive: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Unsettling Scientific Stories: A Boy’s Own Radium

Vox: The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy

AHF: Lee A. DuBridge

AEON: Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

AHF: Eugene Wigner

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Copying Hevelius’s Lunar Template

Fig. 1: Hevelius, Figura Primaria Phasium Lunarium in Selenographia, 1665 © Royal Society

Fig. 1: Hevelius, Figura Primaria Phasium Lunarium in Selenographia, 1665 © Royal Society

The New Yorker: The Virtues of Nuclear Ignorance

ESA: Gaia: From Hipparchus to Hipparcos: A Sonification of Stellar Catalogues

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ESA: Gaia: Astrometry Through the Ages

Yovisto: Hippolyte Fizeau and the Speed of Light

Rotman Institute of Philosophy: Engaging Science: 50 Years Since “On the Problem of Hidden Variables”

ESA: Thirty Years of Sounding Rockets – Reflections Following a Reunion at ESRANGE

Yovisto: Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth

AHF: Ida Noddack

Academia: The Astronomical Ceiling of Senenmut, a Dream of Mystery and Imagination

Leaping Robot: The Pipe Dreams of Physicists

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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

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Canadian GIS & Geomatics: Vancouver Historic Maps and Plans

Lunar and Planetary Institute: Geological Map of the West Side of the Moon

British Library: Maps and views blog: A Journey to Bookland

Yovisto: The Topographia of Matthäus Merian

The castle and the town of Regensberg in Topographia Helvetiae, 1645 Source: Wikimedia Commons

The castle and the town of Regensberg in Topographia Helvetiae, 1645
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: The Changing Mexico-U.S. Border

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joan Blaeu

Hyperallergic: How an imaginary Island Stayed on Maps for Five Centuries

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Conciatore: Top Physician

Munitions of the Mind: The Case Against Dogs: Dog Dirt, Disgust and 1970s British Health Propaganda

Prospect: Zika is not new – why has it struck now

The Recipes Project: Jolly Good Ale and Old or, Were Early Modern People Perpetually Drunk?

Spitalfields Life: The Return of Nicholas Culpeper

Past Medical History: The Story of Rene Laennec and the First Stethoscope

Early 19th Century Drawing of Rene Laennec

Early 19th Century Drawing of Rene Laennec

Broadly: Famous Women in History and Their Less Famous Abortions

Open Culture: How a Young Sigmund Freud Researched & Got Addicted to Cocaine, the New “Miracle Drug” in 1894

Thomas Morris: In one side and out the other

LA Review of Books: Flowers and All: Rockhaven Sanitarium and Women’s Mental Health

Royal College of Physicians: Beef tea, a very 19th century remedy

Wonders & Marvels: Museum Mysteries: The Flesh and Bones of Dr. John Collins Warren

British Medical Journal: Operation drawings of Dame Barbara Hepworth

Yovisto: Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration

Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration

The New York Times: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer

PLOS blogs: DNA Science Blog: Finding the Famous Painting of the Blue People of Kentucky

De re medica: Alibert & Early French Dermatology

Dirty Sexy History: Suffering in Some Strange Heaven: An Introduction to Laudanum

PRI: How the 1721 Boston smallpox epidemic changed medicine, launched a free press and helped win the American Revolution

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

 APS: This Month in Physics History: November 1783: Intrepid physicist is first to fly

 

War is Boring: Maxim’s Machine Gun Slaughtered Hundreds of Thousands of People

Yovisto: Chester Carlson and Xerography

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: John Backus Biography

EDN Network: TI enters calculator market, September 21, 1972

laststandonzobieisland: HMS Devastating muzzle-loading turret ship

AHF: Project Silverplate

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier

A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers' historic balloon with engineering data Source: Wikimedia Commons

A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers’ historic balloon with engineering data
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cambridge Library Collection: Babbage’s Calculating Engines (pdf)

Atlas Obscura: Horse-Powered Ore Crusher

Yovisto: Eugen Sänger and Rocket Propulsion Engineering

Yovisto: William Playfair and the Beginnings of Infographics

Conciatore: The Art of Metals

Paper: Syth Pioneer Suzanne Ciani Talks “Sunergy,” Sexism and Coming Full Circle

News Works: This week in science history, dialing across the Atlantic

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: How Ötzi became World Famous

Natural History Museum: Caribbean bones reveal the origin of the ‘island murderer’

NICHE: Hydroelectric Development in Eeyou-James Bay

The Guardian: DNA from the deep? Antikythera shipwreck yields ancient human bones

dig: The Coolest Photos from the National Park Service’s Newly Digitised Historic Archives

Many of the photos from the Yellowstone archive attempt to document the roving buffalo herds.

Many of the photos from the Yellowstone archive attempt to document the roving buffalo herds.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Georg Markgraf

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Belt

The Ithaca Voice: Museum of the Earth gets $130k grant to highlight women in paleontology

The New York Times: A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

New Scientist: The most detailed look yet at how early humans left Africa

Yovisto: Peter Simon Pallas – A Pioneer in Zoography

TrowelBlazers: Helen Vaughn Michel

Michel and close colleague Frank Asaro.

Michel and close colleague Frank Asaro.

Geobotanik: Naturforscher Conrad Gesner (1516–1565)

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship with Wild Horses

Kronos: ‘Not unlike mermaids’: A report about the human and natural history of Southeast Africa from 1690

Scientific American: The World’s Worst Invasive Predators are Cats, Rats, Pigs and…Hedgehogs

toriherridge.com: Walking Through Time: Scotland’s Lost Asteroid…the backstory

Celebrate Scotland: Dr Torri Herridge investigates the UK’s first ever asteroid impact crater, in north west Scotland

Atlas Obscura: A Record Amount of Mammoth Bones Was Unearthed in Siberia

British Library: American Collections blog: John Muir is going ‘Sequoical’ in the Yosemite

Notches: Her Virginal Members: Chastity and Sexual Desire in the Middle-Ages

Nicolas Gunkel: Climate Forensics: “Little Ice Age” in Dutch Landscape Painting

Art van der Neer’s “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters at Sunset”

Art van der Neer’s “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters at Sunset”

Medievalists.net: What is a Volcano? A Medieval Answer

Nature: How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)

Why Evolution is True: Scientific fame – Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin: the Wikipedia page hit data

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Guardian: World’s oldest library reopens in Fez: ‘You can hurt us but you can’t hurt books’

Shells and Pebbles: Looking Over the Historian’s Shoulder

British Library: Medieval manuscript blog: The British Library’s Greek Manuscript Project

Shady Characters: The Book publication round-up

Academia: A New Field: History of Humanities

Undark: Five Questions for Harold Varmus

Research Repository St Andrews: A pre-history of ‘peer review’: refereeing and editorial selection at the Royal Society (pdf)

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History: Vol. 33, No. 2, Fall 2016 Table of Contents

The Crimson: Knife-fighting and Cardboard Bazookas: A Conversation with Matthew Hersch

Virchow’s Laboratory: All the social medicine fit to print

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: An Image Interview with Ian Lawson

The #EnvHist Weekly

JSTOR Daily: Does Science Destroy Wonder?

Capital: Attracting the World: Reimagining Success: Canada Science and Technology Museum combines artifacts with virtual reality to reach a global audience

RECIRC: Recovering Women’s Past conference (Edinburgh, 8–10 September)

Diseases of Modern Life: Medicine and Modernity Conference Report

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r. "Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."

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“Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar.”

The New Yorker: Twenty-First-Century Alchemists

Conciatore: The Art of Metals

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Dispersal of Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Lives: Essays on Biology and Society

History Today: The Book: the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Popular Science: Calculating the Cosmos

The Dispersal of Darwin: Spare the Birds! George Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

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UC Santa Barbara: The Current: Outta Sight No More

Popular Science: Adam Rutherford – Four Way Interview

New Books Network: Medieval Robots

Earth: “Alfred Wegener”: The definitive biography of a geoscience star

NEW BOOKS:

Brill: Non-native Species and Their Role in the Environment

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Rutgers University Press: Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

CUP: Academic: The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

Brain Pickings: Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

AFRO: Margot Shetterly: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

The New York Times Magazine: Margot Lee Shetterly Wants to Tell More Black Stories

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

Film

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

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: Bedlam was originally a place of sanctuary – now it can be again

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

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Henry Moore Institute: The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics 21 July–23 October 2016

Culture 24: These extraordinary maps show 50 years of war from both sides of early 20th century conflicts The Map House London 23 September–18 November 2016

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 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

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

flickr: On Time: The Quest for Precision: Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library Curated by Bruce Bradley

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

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

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University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

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

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

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

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

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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

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

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

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

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

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

COMING SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

 

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

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

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

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

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

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

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

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

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

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

COMING SOON: The Place Bedford: Dr Faustus 6 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Mumford Theatre: Dr. Faustus 10 October 2016 

EVENTS:

Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine: History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects (Lecture 7): A Biblical Herbarium: or, A Story of Victorian Science and Religion 27 September 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Art forms in Nature 19 October 2016

Center for the history of Medicine at Countway Library: Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS 21 October 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

University of London: Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library: History Day 2016: history libraries, archives & research open day 15 November 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

Millennium Theatre, Limerick: Dream Big: Space, Limerick and Two Mens’ Quest to Reach for the Stars 5 October 2016

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

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Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

 

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

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

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

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

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

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

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

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

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

Royal Institution: Einstein’s greatest mistake 3 October 2016 

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution: King Of all Balloons The adventurous life of James Sadler the first English aeronaut

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Una investigación by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1897

Una investigación by
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1897

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

AEON: The last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

Atlas Obscura: Watch a Book Being Made the Old-Fashioned Way

Youtube: The Royal Society: Darwin and the Beagle – Objectivity #86

AEON: Slingshots of the oceanic: Why Ancient Pacific mariners were the NASA scientists of their day

Youtube: The Royal Society: Newton’s Timepieces – Objectivity #67

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: A History of the Infinite

RNZ: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

cbc radio: The Current: How Moby Doll changed the worldview of ‘monster’ orca whales

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

edX: University of Newcastle Australia: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

IHMC2 – NEWSLETTER – INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, Spain

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

BSHS: Conference: A History of the Moon St Cross College, Oxford 19 November 2016

Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 11–12 November 2016

National Maritime Museum: Workshop: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the scenes with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

Rèsidencia d’Investigadors; Barcelona: Conference: “Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850–1945 26–27 September 2016

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

University of York: Centre for Global Health Histories: Research Masterclass: Across the borders: German-Brazilian Psychiatry between 1900 and 1930 5 October 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2016

NICHE: Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes Applications due 16 October 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

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

Journal of Early Modern Studies (ZetaBooks), vol. 6/1 (Spring, 2017): Special Issue: Gardens as Laboratories. The History of Botany through the History of Gardens Deadline 1 October 2016

 

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Traps: technology meditations of human-animal encounter 27–28 September 2016

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

Penn Libraries: Symposium: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge 30 September–1 October 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

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

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

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

Remedia: CfP: Upcoming Remedia Series: Medicine and Migration Deadline 1 October 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

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

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

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

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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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

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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

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

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

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

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

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

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

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

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

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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

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

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

Hakluyt

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

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

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

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

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

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

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

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

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Leopoldina Akademie: “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship” 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Science Museum London: Curator of Chemistry

AIP: Assistant Director, Special Collections

Leibniz University of Hannover: Leibniz Center for Science and Society: Full Professorship in Science and Society, & a Full Professorship in Methodology of Higher Education Research and Science Studies Application Deadline 3 November 2016

Northwestern University: Science in Human Culture Program (SHC): Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine

University of Alberta: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science: Co-Editor-in-Chief Deadline 1 October 2016

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol: #05

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 #05

Monday 19 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

The summer draws to a close but for those encroaching autumn evenings you have the well filled newest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM links list bringing you, as always, all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dredge up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The #histSTM news of the week was without doubt the announcement of the probable discovery of John Franklin’s ship HMS Terror in the Arctic ice almost two years to the day of the similar announcement of the discovery of his other ship HMS Erebus. Both ships disappeared together with their entire crews in Franklin’s final attempt to find the North-West Passage in 1845. The loss of Franklin’s expedition was just one more episode in a centuries long attempt to find alternative routes to Asia either along the top of the European continent, the North-East Passage, or along the top of North America, the North-West Passage through the Arctic ice floes.

In the late High Middle Ages, Europeans began to explore the possibility of sailing to Asia to trade, especially to fetch the spices that were so desired in Europe and on which the Arab traders had a monopoly via the overland route. A monopoly that they shared with the traders of Northern Italy, who passed on those spices with a substantial mark up.

The Portuguese worked their way down the coast of Africa until Vasco da Gama reached India by the sea route in 1498. Six years earlier Columbus, sponsored by the Spanish Crown, had accidentally discovered America whilst trying to reach the Spice Island by sailing west around the globe. Whilst in the sixteenth century Magellan found his way around the tip of South America on his fatal voyage around the world (1519–1522) others were already attempting to find the North-East and North-West Passages, an endeavour that has not lost its attraction even today.

Over the centuries this endeavours have involved large amounts of #histSTM in the form of exploration, navigation, cartography, natural history and oceanography. The loss of Franklin’s expedition in the 1840s became a Victorian cause celebre because he was already a highly successful and highly decorated explorer and the disappearance of ships and crew has excited story tellers and historians down till the present.

Now it seems with the recovery of both ships a final chapter will be written in the story of Franklin’s final ill fated North-West passage in a time when both the North-West and North-East Passages are finally becoming navigable due to global warming and the seasonal melting of the Arctic ice.

The Franklin Expedition: 

'Erebus' and 'Terror' in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael Source: Wikimedia Commons

‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’ in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: Ship found in Artic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

CBC News: Sir John Franklin’s Long-lost HMS Terror believed found

The Star: HMS Terror, second ship from doomed Franklin Expedition, found in Terror Bay

McGill-Queen’s University Press: MQUP Author and Franklin Expert Russell A. Potter Comments on Discovery of HMS terror

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Franklin Search

The Society for Nautical Research: E.G.R. Taylor Lecture – Finding Franklin: King’s College London 13th October 2016

Canadian Geographic: Sir John Franklin’s HMS Terror believed found in Artic

BBC News: Sunken ship found 168 years after doomed voyage

British Library: Maps and views blog: The long search for HMS Terror

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Jalopnik: Shipwreck Discovered ‘In perfect Condition’ 168 Years After Failed Expedition

Smithsonian.com: Second Ship From Sir John Franklin’s 19th-Century Expedition Found

Royal Museums Greenwich: They forged the last links of their lives

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Verschollenes Schiff aus Arktis-Expedition entdeckt

Canadian Geographic: Five interesting facts about the HMS Terror

Quotes of the week:

“Libraries aren’t just about books. They are almost the only public space we have left which don’t like our wallets more than us” – Matt Haig (@matthaig1)

“When I voted Brexit, it was to keep foreigners out, not so I need a visa to travel. It’s ridiculous” – Some customers chatting in my work – Wee Mowgz (@Mowgzilla)

Mrs Dirac’s overall judgement of Heisenberg was right: ‘I wouldn’t trust him further than I could throw his piano’ – Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo)

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Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion” ― Simon Sinek h/t (@roos-annamarie)

‘Farewell, turd!’ – Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy, signs off a letter to his nephew John, duke of Cleves, 1451-2 h/t @hrcastor

Me: So how can we tell scholarly sources from non-scholarly ones?

Student: They’re behind a paywall? – Emily Johnson (@esj312)

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Parent: I’d do anything for my children!

Scientist: here’s how to stave off climate change so your children can stay on earth

Parent: nah – Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad)

“Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs.” – David Ben-Gurion

“Biography that is at once popular, important, and original: an insoluble equation?” – Gabriel Finkelstein (@gabridli)

“I rather love HG Wells' glee here at what he did to southwest London and environs in War of the Worlds” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“I rather love HG Wells’ glee here at what he did to southwest London and environs in War of the Worlds” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“Matthew Effect: big men do everything

Matilda Effect: no women do anything

Ada Effect: all non-men are Ada Lovelace” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

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“This Fibonacci joke is as bad as the last two you heard combined” – Dan Piponi (@sigfpe)

“See that OTD in 1994 Karl Popper died

I say he didn’t. Now prove me wrong.

It’s what he would have wanted” – Peter Broks {@peterbroks)

Yes I can imagine, what with the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the constant wars in Europe – Michael Hughes (@michaelehughes)

Yes I can imagine, what with the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the constant wars in Europe – Michael Hughes (@michaelehughes)

Birthdays of the Week:

Irène Joliot-Curie born 12 September 1897

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921 Photo by James Stokley Source Wikimedia Commons

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921 Photo by James Stokley
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Yovisto: Irène Joliot-Curie and Artificial Radioactivity

CHF: Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot

AHF: Irene Joliot-Curie

Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière born 12 September 1725

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Sidereal Times: The Ordeal of Guillaume Le Gentil

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Born under a bad sign

Alexander von Humboldt born 14 September 1769

Humboldt and Bonpland in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Humboldt and Bonpland in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856.
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Humboldt and Bonpland’s: Essai sur la géographie des plantes and its significance

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Humboldt

Stephen Hales born 17 September 1677

Stephen Hales, aged 82, by J.McArdell after T. Hudson Source: Wikimedia Commons

Stephen Hales, aged 82, by J.McArdell after T. Hudson
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The Renaissance Mathematicus: A breath of fresh air

Yovisto: Stephen Hales and the Blood Pressure

 

Edwin McMillan born 18 September 1907

Edwin Mattison McMillan Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edwin Mattison McMillan
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AIP: Edwin McMillan

AHF: Edwin McMillan

 

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

September 12, 1933. London Times reported that Ernest Rutherford dismissed atomic energy as 'moonshine.' h/t @GeneDannen

September 12, 1933. London Times reported that Ernest Rutherford dismissed atomic energy as ‘moonshine.’ h/t @GeneDannen

Yovisto: The First Spacecraft to Land on the Moon – Luna 2

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Luna II

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Curiosity Touching Down, Artist’s Concept

MV CRASSH: Copying Hevelius’s Lunar Template

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: Szilard’s chain reaction: visionary or crank?

AHF: H.G: Wells, “The World Set Free”

Medievalists.net: The Copernican System: A Detailed Synopsis

Archaeology & Arts: The conical sundial in the Archaeology Museum of Piraeus

Atlas Obscura: International Women’s Air & Space Museum

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AHF: Jane Hall

APS News: Poll Reveals All-Star Physicists

The Nation UEA: Matchless tolerance of the 18th century brass astrolabe

Observer: Space Shuttle Enterprise: From Richard Nixon to New York City

AIP: Hélène Langevin-Joliot

teleskopos: Sights and sounds: darkness and silence

Voices of the Manhattan Project: General Keith Nicol’s Interview – Part 2

The best technical report ever written about particle accelerators: h/t @realscientists

The best technical report ever written about particle accelerators: h/t @realscientists

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: These Utopian City Maps Have Influenced Urban Planners for Over a Century

A series of Garden Cities around a larger central city. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain)

A series of Garden Cities around a larger central city. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain)

British Library: Online Gallery: Crace Collection of Maps of London

laist: This 1939 Map Shows America, As Seen Through the Eyes of an Angeleno

Columbus: World’s Finest Globes and Maps: 3 Unforgettable Celestial Globes from the Globe Museum

Gerardus Mercator's Celestial Globe from 1551

Gerardus Mercator’s Celestial Globe from 1551

National Geographic: How Mapmakers Make Mountains Rise Off the Page

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The woman who vomited pins

Wonders & Marvels: Poisons and love potions

STAT: The surprising history of the war on superbugs – and what it means for the world today

Mille feuilles de Bretagne: Episode 2 des archives médicales du Centre hospitalier Guillaume Régnier

PLOS Neuro Community: Could an ancient Asian remedy fight memory loss?

VERSO: a Renaissance Curiosity

Detail from Pierre Pomet’s l’Histoire générale des drogues, Paris, 1694. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Detail from Pierre Pomet’s l’Histoire générale des drogues, Paris, 1694. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Yovisto: Phineas Gage’s Accident and the Science of the Mind and the Brain

Phy Org: Tracing the path of pygmies’ shared knowledge of medicinal plants

Bizarre Victoria: Final Countdown

Thomas Morris: Severed, replaced, reunited

Two Nerdy History Girls: Pulvermacher’s Hydro-Electric Chains to Cure Whatever Ails You

Dittrick Medical History Center: Condoms and Sponges

Thomas Morris: Catching a disease through an electric wire

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New Statesman: Why the media doesn’t understand how to cover Hillary Clinton’s health

Slate: America Has Always Seen Ambitious Women as Unhealthy

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Old and new surgical tools

The New York Times Magazine: Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Notches: Abortion Under Apartheid

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Orukter Amphibolos-an amphibious vehicle designed by inventor Oliver Evans born 13 September1755 h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Orukter Amphibolos-an amphibious vehicle designed by inventor Oliver Evans born 13 September1755 h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

 

I Programmer: Original EDSAC Programmers Look Back

The Atlantic: The Appropriately Messy Etymology of ‘Kluge’

Smithsonian.com: The World’s Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

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Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Legend of the Rhythmicon, the World’s First Drum Machine

Smithsonian.com: American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work

npr: Gas, Electric Or Steam? Car Shopping, 100 Years Ago

Atlas Obscura: Found: Photos of Sewer Construction From 1901

1901 construction of a Scottish sewer. (Photo: Scottish Water)

1901 construction of a Scottish sewer. (Photo: Scottish Water)

Conciatore: Deadly Fumes

Ptak Science Books: Cross Section of the Comstock Lode

British Library: Sound and vision blog: Restoring the first recording of computer music

Ptak Science Books: Questionable Quidity: the Fire Escape Head Parachute, 1879

AEON: How Cold War rivalry helped launch the Chinese computer

Patent Pending Blog – Patents and the History of Technology: The Hand-Cranked Ice Cream Maker

Atlas Obscura: Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

CNRS News: Nero’s Rotating Dining Room

British Library: Collection items: Invention of photography

Ptak Science Books: North Pole Airport of the Future (1945)

The New York Times: Don Bulcha, Electronic Music Maverick, Dies at 79

AEON: Getting things moving

JSTOR Daily: Which Came First, The Spoon, Fork, or Knife?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

NICHE: Introduction: Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada

NICHE: “To C or not to C”: Dam Development in Northern British Columbia

Rebecca Rideal: Poisonous Little Beasts

History of Geology: The true Geology behind The X-Files: Firewalker

JSTOR Daily: Constructing the White Race

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2016

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joannes Jonston

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The Linnean Society: Every New Term Deserves a Fresh Pencil Case

CHF: Distillations: Future Calculations: The first climate change believer

Letters from Gondwana: The Legacy of the Feud between Florentino Ameghino and P Moreno

Medievalists.net: Telling the Truth about Sex in Late Medieval Paris

Lady Science: Gertrude Caton-Thompson, Women’s Networks, and Racial Politics in Great Zimbabwe

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Gertrude Caton-Thompson

Lady Science: Writing About Fossils Found by Men

The Royal Society: The unseen world: reflections on Leeuwenhoek (1677) ‘concerning little animals’

CHEMISTRY:

Conciatore: Lixiviation

Untold Stories of Science: Marie Maynard Daly: an Illuminating Chemist and a Path-Paving Activist

Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly

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

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Lyman Entomological Museum: What is natural history anyway?

The Recipes Project: Recipes and the Unanticipated

The Recipes Project: Cooking for a Crowd: Recipes and the Transcribathon

Past & Present: Most-Read Articles during August 2016: Some #histSTM Some oa.

BBC Culture: Are these the strangest relics in history?

The dissected brain of physicist Albert Einstein, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist's death, segmented and preserved in celloidin, circa 1980. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)

The dissected brain of physicist Albert Einstein, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist’s death, segmented and preserved in celloidin, circa 1980. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)

The #EnvHist Weekly

History of Psychiatry: Volume 27 Issue 3 September 2016 Table of Contents

Atlas Obscura: One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess: Meet Lady Margaret Cavendish

NICHE: CHESS 2016 Reflections: Reconciliation and Environment

News Works: A natural history museum questions what ‘natural’ means

ESOTERIC:

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Cornelius Agrippa

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: A Band of Alchemists

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived review – popular science at its best

Popular Science: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived – Adam Rutherford

The Guardian: A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story

Popular Science: Laurie Winkless – Four Way Interview

The Dispersal of Darwin: Charles Darwin’s Life With Birds: His Complete Ornithology

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Skulls in the Stars: Light, by Kimderly Arcand and Megan Watzke

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Peter Harrison’s The Territories of Science and Religion: A New Peter Principle

MAAS: Observations: “Under the radar. The first woman in radio astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott” by WM Goss and Richard X McGee

Physics Today: Five essential history of physics books

Literary Hub: One of the Greatest English Prose Writers of All Time?

London Review of Books: Such Matters as the Soul: The Invention of Science: a new History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton

Trading Knowledge: The Lasker book prize

Public Books: How to be a Global Historian

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: La santé aux États-Unis. Une histoire politique

Columbia University Press: A History of Virility

OUP: The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

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British Library Publishing: Lines in the Ice

Thames and Hudson: This Way Madness Lies: The Asylum and Beyond

Routledge: Harriet Matineau and the Birth of Disciplines: Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse

la vie des idéees.fr: Impudique pudeur Recensé : Dominique Brancher, Équivoques de la pudeur – Fabrique d’une passion à la Renaissance

McGill-Queen’s University Press: Wildlife, Land, and People: A Century of Change in Prairie Canada

OUP: Academic: Philosophy in the Islamic World

 

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

AFRO: Margot Shetterly: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

The New York Times Magazine: Margot Lee Shetterly Wants to Tell More Black Stories

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

Film

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

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The H-Word: Why women are asking a major art and technology festival to #KissMyArs

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lodovico Cigoli

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 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

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

flickr: On Time: The Quest for Precision: Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library Curated by Bruce Bradley

Londonist: New Wellcome Exhibition Invites You Into Bedlam

The Quack Doctor: Beyond the asylum: a review of the Wellcome Collection’s Bedlam

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

New Scientist: Exhibition seeks to put utopia in its place

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

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

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Gallica Rose

University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

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

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

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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

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

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

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

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

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

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

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Polar Museum: Do Not Adjust Your Stage: Wunderkammer 29 September 2016

BFI Southbank: Light Up The Ladies Bridge 22–24 September 2016

Leaping Robot: “God Help American Science”: Engineering Theatre and Spectacle

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

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

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

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

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

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

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

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

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

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

Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre: The Trials of Galileo 21–22 September 2016 

EVENTS:

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich 20 September 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

The Polar Museum: Tour of Operation Deep Freeze 27 September 2016

Millennium Theatre, Limerick: Dream Big: Space, Limerick and Two Mens’ Quest to Reach for the Stars 5 October 2016

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

UWE Bristol: Lecture: Brunel’s Temple Meads terminus: the wrong building in the wrong place? 22 September 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia University: Historical Perspectives on Personalized and Precision Medicine 15 September 2016

Manchester Museum: Animal Kingdoms – Stereoscopic Images Talk 22 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

Gravity Fields: Life’s Greatest Secrets 22 September 2016

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

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

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

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

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

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

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

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

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

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Diego Rivera: The Mathematician

Diego Rivera: The Mathematician

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Liquid Squid: A Case for Why Transistors Are the Invention That Most Changed the World

Youtube: Royal Society: Krakatoa – Objectivity #84

Youtube: Royal Museums Greenwich: Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ‘Great Eastern’

Youtube: Carl Zimmer – 2016 SSE Gould Prize talk

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

BBC World Service: The beauty and complexity of the Chinese typewriter

BBC Radio 4: The Anatomy of Rest

CHF: Distillations: Best of 2016: Insiders vs. Outsiders in Medicine

soundcloud: Royal College of Physicians garden podcast: Tale of two trees

BBC World Service: How thorium lit up the world

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 221. Leading Light: Hildegard of Bingen

BBC Radio 4: Food Programme: An Antarctic Chef

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 25 Communications Breakdown: Bhartrihari on Language

Radio 4: A History Of The Infinite

David Attenborough and the Aquatic Ape

BBC Radio 4: The Waterside Ape

The Conversation: Sorry, David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ – here’s why

The Guardian: David Attenborough’s aquatic ape series for Radio 4 based on ‘wishful thinking’

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

Penn Libraries: Symposium: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge 30 September–1 October 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

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

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

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

Remedia: CfP: Upcoming Remedia Series: Medicine and Migration Deadline 1 October 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

 

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

 

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

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

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

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

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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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

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

École de puériculture du Bd Brune, Paris: Le 6e colloque de la Société d’Histoire de la Naissance: La naissance au risque de la mort, d’hier à aujourd’hui 17 et 18 septembre 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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

London Metropolitan University: Conference: ‘Made in London 2’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London from the 17th to 21st centuries 23 September 2016

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

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

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

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

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

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

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

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

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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

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

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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

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

Worlds of Knowledge

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

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

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

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

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

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

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

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

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

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

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

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

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

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Glasgow Library: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities)

Folger Shakespeare Library: Fellowships Deadline 1 November 2016

University of Kent: Research Associate (Two Posts) “Law, knowledges and the making of ‘modern healthcare’: regulating traditional and alternative medicines in contemporary contexts”

National Media Museum, Bradford: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

LSE: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz: eine/einen wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in Mitarbeit in der Lehre (2 SWS) Mitwirkung bei Forschungsprojekten und Publikationen im Bereich Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #04

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 #04

Monday 12 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

 

The year rolls on, another week ends and a new one starts and with it comes a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a wide selection of all the Internet had on offer in the histories of science, technology and medicine over the last seven days.

One thing that has disturbed me for some time in the current history of science is the rampant tones in which some are condemning what they see as an Eurocentric approach to the discipline. Do not misunderstand me I certainly do not support a Eurocentric history of science and never have done. As the son of a man who earned his living teaching the archaeology and art history of South East Asia, I was brought up with a very strong awareness that my home country, the UK, and continent, Europe, are only one part of the world and for much of global history far from the most important part.

What worries me, as someone who as a novice historian read and learnt much from the work of historians such as Joseph Needham, on Chinese science and technology, and Edward Kennedy, on Islamic science, – just to name two of many – is the implication made by some in the current debate that non European science, technology and medicine have been up till now ignored, which is simply not true.

This might have been true in the nineteenth century during the worst excesses of European colonialism but the twentieth century brought with it many changes including a growing awareness amongst historians of science that the non European history of science is just as important as the European and deserves just as much attention. That is not to say that the situation is perfect, far from it. There is still much work that needs to be done on the histories of science, technology and medicine in many cultures throughout the world and throughout history and above all school and university teachers need to employ a more global approach when teaching the basics of these disciplines.

 Quotes of the week:

“As an Oxford lecturer once said to me: ‘read it? I haven’t even taught it’” – Amy Brown (@amisamileandme)

“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t” – Tom Waits

“There’s a reason why people keep using the term “scientist” beyond anachronistic error. A term is wanted” – Scott Gosnell (@infinite_me)

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A New Englander’s view of Manchester (1777): ‘the people speak an uncouth, peculiar dialect, unintelligible to the ears of strangers’ – Sophie Jones (@sophiejones1)

“We hope that this year’s Fibonacci conference will be as big as the last two combined” – Dave Morton (@dmonbeer)

“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain” ― Louisa May Alcott

jesus-jazz

 “For most of human history, the line between medicine and “assault with a deadly weapon” was very grey…” – Grumpy Historian (@grumpyhistorian)

“Geology gave us the immensity of time and taught us how little of it our own species has occupied.” ― Stephen Jay Gould

 “The wrong side of history is getting pretty crowded” – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

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“Boerhaave taught virtually anyone who was anyone in C18. Also assembled Swammerdam’s papers. Amazing” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Q: What do organic mathematicians throw into their fireplaces?

A: Natural Logs – Nalini Joshi (@monsoon0)

 “I’m happy that I’ve raised six kids, and not one of them is a Ph.D.” – Freeman Dyson

 Birthdays of the Week:

 Ida Henrietta Hyde born 8 September 1857 

Ida Henrietta Hyde Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ida Henrietta Hyde
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The H-Word: Happy Birthday to Ida H Hyde

Yovisto: Ida Henrietta Hyde and the Microelectrode

James van Allen born 7 September 1914 

James Van Allen holding (Loki) instrumented Rockoon, Credit: JPL Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Van Allen holding (Loki) instrumented Rockoon, Credit: JPL
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: James van Allen and the Weather in Space

Happy Birthday to James Van Allen who designed key instruments on the 1st U.S. satellite in orbit Explorer 1 (1958) (NASA History Office)

Happy Birthday to James Van Allen who designed key instruments on the 1st U.S. satellite in orbit Explorer 1 (1958) (NASA History Office)

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon born 7 September 1707 

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon by François-Hubert Drouais Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon by François-Hubert Drouais
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Comte de Buffon and his Histoire Naturelle

Famous Scientists: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

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Geobotanik: Zitat: Die Naturkunde…

Arthur Holly Compton born 10 September 1892 

Compton at the University of Chicago in 1933 with graduate student Luis Alvarez next to his cosmic ray telescope. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Compton at the University of Chicago in 1933 with graduate student Luis Alvarez next to his cosmic ray telescope.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Arthur H. Compton

Yovisto: Arthur Holly Compton and the Compton Effect

Nobelprize.org: Arthur H. Compton

AIP: Betty Compton – Session I

Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations - ed. by Arthur Compton

Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations – ed. by Arthur Compton

Physics Buzz Blog: Making “The Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations”

Washington University in St. Louis: What are Compton Speed Bumps

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Ludwig Boltzmann and the Statistical Mechanics

AHF: Richard Tolman

Digressions & Impressions: How Did Kepler discover the Ellipse

World Digital Library: Instruments for the Restoration of Astronomy

Scientific American: The Kilogram’s Makeover Is Almost Complete

AEON: Reporters should ask themselves: ‘What would Einstein do?”

Chemistry World: Torricelli’s barometer

Source: © Photo Researchers / Mary Evans Picture Library

Source: © Photo Researchers / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Catholic Astronomer: Astronomers who Observe Visually and Draw What They See are cool – and valuable to the History of Astronomy

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies: New attribution for a 14th-century manuscript

arabic-astronomy

AHF: Edwin McMillan

Geauga County Maple Leaf: Astronomer Leavitt’s Starring Discoveries Continue to Shine

AHF: John Wheeler

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Lee DuBridge’s Interview – Part 2

Stanford News: Stanford Professor Emeritus Joseph Keller, an applied mathematician whose work investigated atomic explosions and oscillating ponytails, dies at 93

Joseph Bishop Keller (1923-2016) (Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University)

Joseph Bishop Keller (1923-2016)
(Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University)

Atlas Obscura: Here’s What an Underground Nuclear Test Actually Looks Like

CHF: Distillations: Hazardous Fun

AHF: Edward Teller

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Luigi Galvani

Galvani

Galvani

The Iris: Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Slate: The Vault: Gods of Small Things

Library of Congress: Celestial globe gores

Ptak Science Books: “Finally the Head Flies Through Space” – the Berlin Rocket Field, 1932

Qantara: Mediterranean Heritage: Sundial

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: The Travels of William Dampier

Trove: Capt. Dampiers new voyage to New Holland etc in 1699 etc

Engraving of Dampier's encounter with the storm off Aceh, by Caspar Luyken. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engraving of Dampier’s encounter with the storm off Aceh, by Caspar Luyken.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Big Think: 480 – The Fool’s Cap Map of the World

Visions of the North: The Fate of Dr. Kane’s boat, the “Faith”

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ferdinand Magellan

Open Culture: A Wonderful Archive of Historic Transit Maps: Expressive Art Meets Precise Graphic Design

The National Library of Wales: Maps

SOCKS: The Territory as an Abstract Cartography

The Afternoon Map: Ottoman and Arab Maps of Palestine, 1880s–1910s

Asya as-Sughra (Asia Minor) qabla al-Milad (before the birth of Christ) Jughrafiya-i Osmani (1332)

Asya as-Sughra (Asia Minor) qabla al-Milad (before the birth of Christ)
Jughrafiya-i Osmani (1332)

Evening Standard: Tunnel vision: Harry Beck’s first Tube map sketch goes on show

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Christian Archibald Herter and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Thomas Morris: She needs a finger

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Rudolf Virchow

History of Medicine in Ireland: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information among Early Modern Practitioners

Nautilus: The Brief, Mystical Reign of the Wax Cadaver

NYAM: More Music From Your Cash Register: American Pharmacy at the Turn of the Century

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Louis Hempelmann’s Interview – Part 2

NYAM: Vesalius and the Beheaded Man

A historiated initial showing a decapitated head being passed down from a scaffold, published in de humani corporis fabrica (1543).

A historiated initial showing a decapitated head being passed down from a scaffold, published in de humani corporis fabrica (1543).

Smithsonian.com: Why Was Benjamin Franklin’s Basement Filled With Skeletons?

Contagions: Plague in 6th century Aschheim and Altenerding, Bavaria

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: John Snow (1813–1858)

Ptak Science Books: On What Cost What – Medical Costs of the U.S. Navy 1813–1817

Forbes: Infanticide Or Natural Death? New Method May Answer This Ancient Question

The Conversation: Migraines were taken more seriously in medieval times – where did we go wrong?

Nursing Clio: Bradley Snyder and the Legacy of First World War Blind Veteran Habilitation

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BBC News: DNA confirms cause of 1665 London’s Great Plague

Smithsonian.com: DNA from 17th-Century Teeth Confirms Cause of London’s Great Plague

History Today: The presence of Yersinia pestis bacterium in skeletons found in a recently discovered plague pit proves that the Great Plague of 1665 was bubonic. Or does it?

Lothian Health Services Archive: Something in the air…

Thomas Morris: Snake poo salesman

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Representations of Disabilities and Illness in Medieval Manuscripts

Hyperallergic: The Sculptor Who Made Masks for Soldiers Disfigured in World War I

Anna Coleman Ladd working on a mask for a World War I French soldier (via Library of Congress)

Anna Coleman Ladd working on a mask for a World War I French soldier (via Library of Congress)

Yovisto: Thomas Sydenham – the English Hippocrates

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Pepys: After the Fire - Ep 2: Evelyn presents his plan that sees the whole city as a garden! (BBC Radio 4)

Pepys: After the Fire – Ep 2: Evelyn presents his plan that sees the whole city as a garden! (BBC Radio 4)

 Yovisto: Simon Lake and the Argonaut

The Atlantic: A Global History of Sitting Down

IEEE Spectrum: The End of AT&T

National Academy of Sciences: Frank Baldwin Jewett 1879–1949

O Say Can You See?: Help the museum dig into mining history

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Dr. F. Williams (1940–2016)

Telegraph chart, America and Europe. (Library of Congress)

Telegraph chart, America and Europe. (Library of Congress)

The New York Times: Bill Etra, Inventor Who Helped Make Video an Art Form, Dies at 69

The New York Times: Letter of Recommendation: The Useless Machine

Nuclear Energy: Chalk River Nuclear Accident

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy

EMODnet: Maintaining an inventory of historical lighthouses

Spain, Galicia, A Coruna, Hercules Tower Lighthouse, in daylight, clear sky, Atlantic Ocean waters, a boat

Spain, Galicia, A Coruna, Hercules Tower Lighthouse, in daylight, clear sky, Atlantic Ocean waters, a boat

Atlas Obscura: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920-Era ‘Hush-A-Phone’

Atlas Obscura: Objects of Intrigue: Teaching Machines of the 20th Century

AEON: The Secret History of the Vocoder: How the vocoder went from military tech to an instrument of the counterculture

Cambridge News: 70 years on, Cambridge University’s first ever computer gets an upgrade from ‘veteran’ programmers

Confusion and connections: EDSAC veterans rekindle memories

Conciatore: Discovery of Glass

Conciatore: 17th Century Lapidary

Slate. The Vault: Salvaged Photos Capture the Rugged Life of Pennsylvania’s Late-19th-Century Lumber Camps

Locomotive and cars derailment, northwestern Clinton County.

Locomotive and cars derailment, northwestern Clinton County.

Ptak Science Books: A Flying Mega-Brick and a Postal Torpedo Metallic Email – the Future, 1928

EDN: Electrical engineering in the 1960s: The transistor changed everything

AEON: New tech only benefits the elite until the people demand more

BBC News: Celebrations mark Severn Bridge’s 50th anniversary

Ptak Science Books: Cross Section of a German U-Boat, 1915

Motherboard: This Battery Has Lasted 175 Years and No One Knows How

120 Years of Electronic Music: EMS Synthesisers, Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary, David Cockerell United Kingdom, 1969

Atlas Obscura: Maillardet’s Automaton

Double-decker aircraft, "Popular Mechanics", Dec 1928. h/t J F Ptak (@ptak)

Double-decker aircraft, “Popular Mechanics”, Dec 1928. h/t J F Ptak (@ptak)

USS Constitution Museum: Keel Hauled

Ptak Science Books: What Does Manhattan Look Like With 63 Great Pyramids Filled With Panama Canal Dirt? (1912)

Interesting Engineering: Top 8 of the Most Popular Engineers in History

Ptak Science Books: Visual Display of Information: Ships on the Pyramid and in Trafalgar Square

Phys.Org: Ancient Egyptians used metal in wooden ships

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: Roger Y. Tsien, Nobel Winner for Use of Glowing Proteins, Dies at 64

Roger Y. Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after making it simpler to follow the dance of molecules within cells. Joe Toreno/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Roger Y. Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after making it simpler to follow the dance of molecules within cells.
Joe Toreno/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nature: Roger Tsien’s legacy: The creation that lit up biology

Thinking Like a Mountain: A Good Read: A Scottish Plant Hunter in Nineteenth-Century Japan

BBC News: Skye’s Storr Lochs Monster Fossil unveiled in Edinburgh

Wonders & Marvels: Ancient Egyptians Collected Fossils

Yovisto: The Comte de Caylus and the Birth of Archaeology

Amgueddfa Blog: The pitfalls and false trails of a taxonomist

Notches: Prison Sex in the Mid-Victorian English Convict System

Hakai Magazine: The Civilizing Power of Nature

Some archaeologists think that the extreme weather of El Niño events around 5,800 years ago may have spurred some ancient Peruvians to reorganize their societies, work together, and build the earliest civilization in the New World at Caral. Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Corbis

Some archaeologists think that the extreme weather of El Niño events around 5,800 years ago may have spurred some ancient Peruvians to reorganize their societies, work together, and build the earliest civilization in the New World at Caral. Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Corbis

The Atlantic: Here’s How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse

NICHE: Prisoners in the Park: German PoWs in Riding Mountain National Park

The Return of Native Nordic Flora: On the last of the tigers

Science League of America: Just-so Stories

Hakai Magazine: Harvesting in the Park

Boston Globe: Ruth Hubbard, 92, first woman tenured in biology at Harvard

GLOBE PHOTO/FILE 1990 Dr. Hubbard was an antiwar activist and a prominent feminist critic of science

GLOBE PHOTO/FILE 1990
Dr. Hubbard was an antiwar activist and a prominent feminist critic of science

Rijks Museum: Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

Scientific American: Laelaps: Want to Be a Fossil? Try Burial in Guano

DNA Science Blog: Genetic Choreography of the Developing Human Embryo

Science League of America: Misconception Monday: The Myth of “De-Evolution,” Part 2

Phys Org: Researchers name a new species of reptile from 212 million years ago

MAT: Veterinary anthropology: When medical anthropology meets animal studies

Penn Biographies: Joseph Leidy (1823–1891)

Letters from Gondwana: Annie Montague Alexander, Naturalist and Fossil Hunter

National Geographic: This Paleontologist Is on a Mission to Teach Mongolians About Their Own Dinosaurs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ferdinand Hayden

More than a Dodo: Primate Tools and the Search for Human Behaviour

Yovisto: Robert Koldewey and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Yovisto: Jacques de Perthes and European Archaeology

Scientific American: Ale Genomics: How Humans Tamed Beer Yeast

CHEMISTRY:

University of Sussex: Ian McKellen leads tributes to Nobel Prize winner Harry Koto

AHF: Arthur Wahl

CHF: Glenn Theodore Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Chemistry World: A noble quest

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

h-madness: How I Became a Historian of Psychiatry: Andrew Scull

(Almost) Anthro Blogging 101: Lady Science

WCML: Manchester Public Free Libraries

From Dunking to Disaster: The Science in Your Life: 120: Joseph Priestley’s imaginative political justification for the pursuit of pure science

Wired: The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Just Put 200,000 Items Online

BJHS: Themes: (oa) Science of giants: China and India in the twentieth century

Wellcome: Why we have set publishers requirements

The Recipes Project: Eat Your Primary Sources! Or, Teaching the Taste of History

The Recipes Project: Medieval Blancmange and the Modern Classroom

Atlas Obscura: Atlas Obscura’s Guide to the Longest Running Scientific Experiments

The Pitch Drop Experiment (Photo: University of Queensland)

The Pitch Drop Experiment
(Photo: University of Queensland)

Jisc: UK Medical Heritage Library

Science as Culture: Introduction: Contesting Science and Technology, from the 1970s to the Present

Guinevere Glasfurd: Fear of great men: fictionalising Descartes

Linacre College: History of Science Medal for Corsi

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Why there weren’t any scientists before the late nineteenth century

The Public Domain Review: Visions of Algae in Eighteenth Century Botany

IDTC: HPS6ST Notes for 2016 September

Nautilus: Why Science Should Stay Clear of Metaphysics

NICE: Excerpt from The War on Science by Shawn Otto

Nature: The debate over GM crops is making history

Sheroes of History: Mary Somerville: A Passion for Science

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The #EnvHist Weekly

Research Repository St Andrews: A pre-history of ‘peer review’: refereeing and editorial selection at the Royal Society

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Alchemy in the Kitchen

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Fludd

Fludd's Cosmos

Fludd’s Cosmos

The Public Domain Review: Robert Fludd and His Images of The Devine

distillatio: Bile from cattle – an overlooked ingredient in alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Academia: Recension « Raphaële Andrault, Stefanie Buchenau, Claire Crignon et Anne-Lise Rey, (dir.), 2014, Médecine et philosophie de la nature humaine de l’âge classique aux Lumières. Anthologie, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 500 p. »

Dan Hicks: Patina: A Profane Archaeology

Popular Science: Science and the City – Laurie Winkless

Mother Jones: Technological Innovation Doesn’t Have to Make Us Less Human

The Map Room: The Cultural Impact of the Irish Ordnance Survey

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BJPS: Review of Books

npr: Evolution Uproar: What to do When a Famous Author Dismisses Darwin

Science League of America: A New Book to Introduce Evolution to Preschoolers: Grandmother Fish

The New York Times: You Remember John Aubrey. Chased by Debt Collectors, Chaser of Whores

BJHS: Melinda Baldwin, Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal

The Guardian: Resolution by AN Wilson review – the voyage of an extraordinary lifetime

BackRe(Action): I’ve read lots of books recently

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals: A study of the extant formularies 

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II’s Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

Bodleian Map Room Blog: Treasures from the Map Room

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Historiens de la santé: The Essential Teachings of Sasang Medicine: An Annotated Translation of Lee Je-ma’s Dongeui Susei Bowon 

Presses universitaires de Rennes: Aménagement et environnement: Perspectives historiques

Wiley: The Science of Practice and the Practice of Science: Pierre Bourdieu and the History of Science

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

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

Film

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

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

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

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

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

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

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

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

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

CLOSING SOON: Hungarian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

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

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

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

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Leaping Robot: “God Help American Science”: Engineering Theatre and Spectacle

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

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

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

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

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

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

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

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

Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

Taliesin Theatre: Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival 9 September 2016

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

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

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

Minack Theatre: Frankenstein 5-9 September 2016

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

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

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

 

COMING SOON: Pleasance Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde and Nerve: two one act plays 17–18 September 2016

COMING SOON: Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby: Jekyll and Hyde 15_17 September

EVENTS:

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

UWE Bristol: Lecture: Brunel’s Temple Meads terminus: the wrong building in the wrong place? 22 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal plant lecture: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening 19 September 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia University: Historical Perspectives on Personalized and Precision Medicine 15 September 2016

Manchester Museum: Animal Kingdoms – Stereoscopic Images Talk 22 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh: The Art of Dialling 15 September 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Mercury Rising: Measuring Temperature Through Time 15 September 2016

Royal Society: Einstein’s Universe 21 September 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Bruno Latour: “A Procedure to Reset Modernity: the Limits of Method”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich 20 September 2016

Royal Society: Open House 2016 17-18 September 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin: Humboldttag: Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung Einer Neuen Welt 16 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Talk: Scran and Grog: Naval Diet and the Health of the Seaman 15 September 2016

Gravity Fields: Life’s Greatest Secrets 22 September 2016

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

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

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

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

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

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Ernst Haeckel's: Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Tafel 17

Ernst Haeckel’s: Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Tafel 17

TELEVISION:

BBC TWO: A Very British Deterrent:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Burgess Clock B: Martin Burgess

Youtube: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: 500 Years of Human Dissection

France Culture: La pathocénose: une approche de l’histoire des maladies

Youtube: Lee Vinsel – The Innovative Fetish

Youtube: Vintage Machinery: Repairing a Steam Whistle for the Steam Powered Sawmill

British Pathé: Paralympics History

Youtube: Venus Transit Orrery – Objectivity #7

Youtube: Galvani and Volta

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Marginalia: Impolite Conversation #15: Teaching Evolution and Trump in Utah

BBC Radio 4: The Matter of the North: Manchester: First City of the Industrial Revolution Includes #histsci & #histtech

BBC Radio 4: The Waterside Ape

Back Story: Body Politics: Disability in America

Gresham College: Charles Dickens and Science

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Université Paris-Sorbonne: Colloque international: Médecine et christianisme : sources et pratiques Jeudi 15 et vendredi 16 septembre 2016

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

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BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

University of Vienna: Conference: Friedrich Waismann’s Legacy and Presence 15–17 September 2016

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

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

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

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

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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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

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

École de puériculture du Bd Brune, Paris: Le 6e colloque de la Société d’Histoire de la Naissance: La naissance au risque de la mort, d’hier à aujourd’hui 17 et 18 septembre 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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

London Metropolitan University: Conference: ‘Made in London 2’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London from the 17th to 21st centuries 23 September 2016

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

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

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

Society for the Social Study of Science: Nicholas C. Mullins Award 2017: Student Essay Competition: Deadline 15 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

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

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

Centre for Medical History Exeter: CfP: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4-6 November 2016 Deadline 15 September 2016

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

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

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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

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

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

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

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worlds of Knowledge

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

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

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

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

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

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

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

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

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

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

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

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

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

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Glasgow Library: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities)

Johns Hopkins University: CLIR Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Premodern and Early Modern Studies, 2017-2019


Museum of Transport and Technology, New Zealand: Several open positions

University of Alberta, Canada: 2 PhD Opportunities: Climate, History and Society

University of Luxembourg: PhD position – History of Psychiatry and Digital History

Brandeis University: African and Afro-American Studies, Health: Science, Society and Policy Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Science and Society

UCLA Library: 2017 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship in UCLA Library Special Collections

Harvard University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of Modern Science and Technology in East Asia

Folger Shakespeare Library: Fellowships 2017-18 Deadline 1 November 2016

Christopher Newport University: Assistant Professor of History (European History of Science or Medicine)

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #03

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 #03

Monday 05 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

A triple treat, the third issue of the third year of the weekly #histSTM links List Whewell’s Gazette bringing, as always, a mixed but very full bag of the histories of science, technology and medicine as found in the far reaches of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The chemist John Dalton was born in the first week of September two hundred and fifty years ago, his exact date of birth is unknown. He is without doubt one of the most important figures involved in the creation of the new chemistry in last part of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth century. Beyond this he played a significant role in the history of meteorology, the cartography of mountains and did early research into the causes of colour blindness, from which he suffered, that led to the condition becoming known as Daltonism.

Altogether there is no doubt that Dalton is a member of the premier league of historical scientists; not quite a Newton or a Darwin but not so far removed from their lofty heights. This being the case it is rather strange that this anniversary, a quarter millennium, is being largely ignored by the official bodies that are usually all too keen to get out the bunting on such occasions.

There has been no Google Doodle, no celebrations from the British Government or any of the official national bodies for science that are funded with public money. Perhaps strangest of all is the deafening silence on the subject emanating from the city of Manchester, Dalton’s place of birth and the place where he did all of his ground breaking research.

This silence leads automatically to the question, why? Why is John Dalton, one of the most important figures in the history of chemistry, not considered worthy of celebration? Is it the man himself or maybe the subject? Are chemistry and the atomic theory not considered significant enough in our modern world to justify a celebration? I can’t even begin to hazard a guess in answer to my own questions; all I know is that Dalton deserves better than this.

John Dalton born first week of September 1766

British physicist and chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after James Lonsdale (1777-1839). Mezzotint. Source: Wikimedia Commons

British physicist and chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after James Lonsdale (1777-1839). Mezzotint.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it.” – John Dalton

Science Museum: Celebrating John Dalton

Nature: In retrospect: A New System of Chemical Philosophy

Various atoms and molecules as depicted in John Dalton's A New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Various atoms and molecules as depicted in John Dalton’s A New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wired: Sept. 3, 1803: Dalton Introduces Atomic Symbols

Yovisto: John Dalton and the Atomic Theory

Museum of Science and Industry: Dirty Green and the Anatomy of Colour

Quotes of the week:

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” – John Locke

“We’re all just big strips of meat with electricity running through us” – Diane Morgan (@missdianemorgan)

“Take me down to Thesaurus City where the grass is viridian and the girls are pulchritudinous” – Paige (@PeachCoffin)

“It’s not what you look at that matters, It’s what you see” ― Alphonso Dunn

“”Quit while you’re ahead” can also be applied to lectures: if it’s going well & you’re wrapping 10 min early, don’t introduce a new topic” – Suzanne Pilaar Birch (@suzie_birch)

“The GCSE results that came out last week were disappointing, especially for Proxima Centauri which apparently only got a B” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“Historians are also wary of instrumentalism — that hist is only worth doing if it helps us now. I share this concern” – Guthrie Stewart (@guthrie_stewart)

“I may not agree with how you misattribute quotes to Voltaire, but I will defend to the death your right to misattribute quotes to Voltaire” – Existential Comics (@existentialcomics)

“A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently” – Augustine

‘Toasted cheese hath no master” – genuine old English proverb h/t Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

I bought my friend an elephant for her living room.

She said, “Thanks.”

I said, “Don’t mention it” – Ian Duhig (@ianduhig)

“Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” – Kranzberg’s First Law h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“I found in it nothing but words” – Descartes, book review h/t Guy Longworth (@GuyLongworth)

“Twitter is like a room where everybody is talking and nobody is listening” – Philosophy Muse (@PhilosophyMusee)

Pluto vs Australia [Image: ‪http://articlepapers.com ]

Pluto vs Australia [Image: ‪http://articlepapers.com ]

Birthdays of the Week:

 Ernest Rutherford born 30 August 1871

Ernest Rutherford 1892 aged 21 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ernest Rutherford 1892 aged 21
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“All science is either physics or stamp collecting” – Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

 Yovisto: Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Nucleus

New Zealand Geographic: The Importance of Being Ernest

Rutherford campaigned for women to be admitted to Cambridge. His letter with William Pope to ‪@thetimes, in 1920:

Rutherford campaigned for women to be admitted to Cambridge. His letter with William Pope to ‪@thetimes, in 1920:

Frederick Soddy born 2 September 1877 

Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1921) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1921)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Frederick Soddy

Chart showing decay of uranium from Interpretation of Radium (1909) by Frederick Soddy

Chart showing decay of uranium from Interpretation of Radium (1909) by Frederick Soddy

Sir Bernard Lovell was born 31 August 1913 

Sir Bernard Lovell

Sir Bernard Lovell

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Yovisto: Sir Bernard Lovell and the Radioastronomy

Maria Montessori born 31 August 1870

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori Source: Wikimedia Commons

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Freedom within Limits – the Educational Principles of Maria Montessori

Francis Aston born 1 September 1877

Francis William Aston Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis William Aston
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chemistry World: Aston’s mass spectrograph

Yovisto: Francis William Aston and the Mass Spectrograph

Matthew Boulton was born 3 September 1728. He is featured on the current £50 series F banknote

Matthew Boulton was born 3 September 1728. He is featured on the current £50 series F banknote

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The Catholic Astronomer: One Comment by St. Albert the Great becomes a whole Blog Post

Yovisto: Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov – Father of the Soviet Atomic Bomb

AHF: Soviet Atomic Program – 1946

AHF: Hyde Park Aide-Mémoire

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Haakon Chevalier’s Interview – Part 2

Yovisto: Fred Whipple and the Dirty Snowballs

Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Nuclear Fission

Australian Academy of Science: Robert Hanbury Brown 1916–2020

AHF: Robert Bacher

AHF: John A. Simpson Jr.

AHF: Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer

AHF: James B. Conant

Physics Today: Could Feynman have said this?

AHF: Luis Alvarez

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Website Now Features 400 Interviews

British Museum: The Gregorian Calendar

Pope Gregory XIII in an early 17th century engraving. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Pope Gregory XIII in an early 17th century engraving.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rundetaarns historie: The First Tourist

The New York Times: James Cronin, Who Explained Why Matter Survived the Big Bang, Dies at 84

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

LOndon Distances

Yovisto: Johann Heinrich Lambert – A Swiss Polymath

BAAS: Gregory D. Smithers: William Gerard de Brahm’s “Report of the General Survey in the Southern District of North America” (1764)

World Digital Library: World Map on Double Cordiform Projection

Medievalists.net: A Layered Landscape: How the Family Sagas Mapped Medieval Iceland

British Library: Magnificent Maps: Gutiérrez The Americas 1562

Georgian Gentleman: Another chance to mark the death of a great Frenchman – Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville

Bougainville-and-La-Boudeuse

Yovisto: Jacques Cartier and the Discovery of Canada

Professor Park’s Blog: Framing the American Narrative as a Story of Diversity, Part One: The Survey

The Guardian: The Forbidden City to Convict’s Landing: rare early city maps – in pictures

London, 1572 Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg) Source: The Guardian

London, 1572
Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg)
Source: The Guardian

National Library of Scotland: Map of the Month – 1574 map of the Americas

Ptak Science Books: NYC Ice–Glacial Mapping, 20,000 BCE

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Werner Forssmann and the dangerous Self Experiment in Cardiac Catheterization

Yovisto: Bruno Bettelheim and Child Psychology

Embryo Project: Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

Discover: Body Horrors: An Anthrax Blast from the Past

O Say Can You See?: Anti-vaccination in America

The National Museum of American History acquired this copy of "The Quest (Against Vaccination and Vivisection" in 1980.

The National Museum of American History acquired this copy of “The Quest (Against Vaccination and Vivisection” in 1980.

O Say Can You See?: 12 kids who helped a doubting public accept the smallpox vaccine

Science of Us: Have a Fever? Try Eating Some Bedbugs

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney

Thomas Morris: The poet’s skull and a boy’s bowels

Nursing Clio: Pictures of an Institution: Birth Records at Old Blockley

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: The Medicalization of Death in History

Phys Org: Reconstructing the sixth century plague from a victim

Paleofuture: Going to the Dentist in 1909 Was a Nightmare, But X-Rays Were Supposed to Change All That

Photo of a dentist working on a patient near an X-ray machine, from the December 1909 issue of Popular Electricity

Photo of a dentist working on a patient near an X-ray machine, from the December 1909 issue of Popular Electricity

Yovisto: Hermann von Helmholtz and his Theory of Vision

The New York Times: In Reaction to Zika Outbreak, Echoes of Polio

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: RCSEd Archive Catalogue

Thomas Morris: The King of Smokers

STAT: He may have invented one of neuroscience’s biggest advances. But you’ve never heard of him

Yovisto: Mary Putnam Jacobi – Physician and Suffragist

Photographic portrait of Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. Wellcome Images Source: Wikimedia Commons

Photographic portrait of Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. Wellcome Images
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ptak Science Books: Medical Metal Splinter Removal, 1915

Thomas Morris: Flies in his eyes

The BMJ: Jeffrey Aronson: When I use a word…Humours and humour

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1677 ad for a London maker of scientific instruments (from Wing S2463) h/t John Overholt (@john_overholt)

1677 ad for a London maker of scientific instruments (from Wing S2463) h/t John Overholt (@john_overholt)

Ptak Science Books: Brutalist Anthropomorphic War of the Worlds Hoisting House, 1927

Yovisto: Sir Rowland Hill and the Penny Post

Yovisto: Whitcomb L. Judson and the Invention that holds our life ‘together’

City Lab: Farewell to the Clickety-Clack of Philadelphia’s Train Station Display Board

Atlas Obscura: Artists are Salvaging Train Stations’ Analog Departure Boards

Yovisto: Christopher Polhem anticipating the Industrial Revolution

Leaping Robot: The Engineer as Work of Art

In the 18th century, lens grinding became an appropriate hobby for elegant women Sorce: The Queens House Greenwich

In the 18th century, lens grinding became an appropriate hobby for elegant women Sorce: The Queens House Greenwich

CHF: Distillations: Thinking Machines: The Search for Artificial Intelligence

The Public Domain Review: Phenakistoscopes (1833)

Embryo Project: Hans Asperger (1906–1980)

The Recipes Project: An Early Modern DIY Guide To Making Paper

Yovisto: John William Mauchly and the Electronic Computer

The Irish Times: Lilian Bland, the first woman to fly an aircraft in Ireland

Mayfly in flight with Bland piloting Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mayfly in flight with Bland piloting
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Lime

The Guardian: Thames Estuary shipwrecks in spotlight at pop-up museum

My Medieval Foundry: Three original spindle whorls

Ptak Science Blogs: An Iconically Bad Understatement – an Underground City “with No View”

Historical Computer Images

Canadian Science and Technology Museum: Mirror relay experiment

Atlas Obscura: Victorians Drank Soda Out of Monstrous Gilded Machines

Conciatore: A Very Good Run

The title page of Antonio Neri's 1612 book L'Arte Vetraria.

The title page of Antonio Neri’s 1612 book
L’Arte Vetraria.

Atlas Obscura: A Hacker From South Africa Just Rescued the First NASA Computer in Space

Yovisto: Ferdinand Porsche – Innovation as a Principle

Yovisto: Louis Henry Sullivan – the ‘Father’ of the Skyscraper

BBC News: Leefe Robinson: The man who shot down a Baby Killer

Forth Bridges: Forth Road Bridge facts and figures

History Extra: 9 things you (probably) didn’t know about London’s first zeppelin raid in 1915

c1915: a German zeppelin ascending from its base for a raid on London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c1915: a German zeppelin ascending from its base for a raid on London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Atlas Obscura: A Survey of the Most Ridiculous Anti-Drowning Devices of the 1800s

Sheffield: Sheffield’s aborted monorail plans

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Ptak Science Books: The Symmetry of Oil (1927)

JSTOR: Daily: Slow, Steady, and Very Very Very Old

Evolving Thought: The History of Life: Before Aristotle 3 – The Four Elements

Smithsonian.com: The Blasphemous Geologist Who Rocked Our Understanding of Earth’s Age

Hutton, as painted by Sir Henry Raeburn in 1776. (National Galleries of Scotland) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/father-modern-geology-youve-never-heard-180960203/#K6ZjXcsLrSkIJdCi.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Aimé Bonpland

Amara Thornton: Archaeological Portraits

The Guardian: The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Time: Scientists Say a New Geological Epoch Called the Anthropocene Is Here

Gizmodo: There Is a Lot of Confusion About What Geological Epoch We’re In

Scottish Book Trust: Download: John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe (graphic novel)

Smithsonian.com: Rare Dodo Composite Skeleton Goes On Sale

Yovisto: Charles Walcott and the Cambrian Explosion

Letters from Gondwana: “Where No Dinosaur Has Gone Before”

Paige Fossil History: Neanderthals and Giant’s Bones

The bones of Schaaffhausen’s Neanderthal

The bones of Schaaffhausen’s Neanderthal

Science League of America: New Developments in the Development of Limbs

The Vintage News: The first theory of evolution is 600 years older than Darwin

Forbes: The Origins of Geological Terms: Ammonites

Ri Science: The Phenomena of Water Spouts

Science League of America: Doubting Newberry’s Doubt

TrowelBlazers: Winfried Goldring: The Godmother of Gilboa

American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedias: The Scopes Trial

Inhabiting the Anthropocene: The French Lake Dam Fish Ladder and the Temporality of Usefulness

Yovisto: Sergei Winogradsky and the Science of Bacteriology

Smithsonian.com: Seeing is Believing: How Marie Tharp Changed Geology Forever

Marie Tharp's map helped vindicate plate tectonics, but her work was initially dismissed as "girl talk." (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the estate of Marie Tharp)

Marie Tharp’s map helped vindicate plate tectonics, but her work was initially dismissed as “girl talk.” (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the estate of Marie Tharp)

PLOS Synbio Community: The historical anatomy of synthetic biology by Dominic Berry

The Public Domain Review: Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures

Yovisto: Barbara McClintock and Cytogenetics

Climate Home: Meet the woman who first identified the greenhouse effect

Journal 18: Chaotic Life: Representing the Freshwater Polyp – by Elizabeth Athens

Mimi Matthews: The Extraordinary Tale of the 18th Century Shark in the Thames

The Lucy Debate

« Lucy » skeleton (AL 288-1) Australopithecus afarensis, cast from Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris Source: Wikimedia Commons

« Lucy » skeleton (AL 288-1) Australopithecus afarensis, cast from Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The New York Times: A 3.2-Million_Year-Old Mystery: Did Lucy Fall From a Tree

The Atlantic: What Killed the World’s Most Famous Fossil

The Guardian: Family tree fall: human ancestor Lucy died in arboreal accident, say scientists

john hawks weblog: Why I’m sceptical about Lucy in the Skyfall

The Washington Post: Lucy, our hominid cousin, may have died in a tragic fall from a tree

Forbes: Lucy The Australopithecine’s Death: Skyfall or Tall Tale?

Paige Fossil History: An Elaborate Story: Why Lucy’s Death Matters to Us

Letters from Gondwana: Sea Level Regulated Tetrapod Diversity Dynamics Through the Jurassic /Cretaceous Interval

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Christian Friedrich Schönbein – Ozone and Explosives

io9: Damn, this periodic table is beautiful

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Michel Chevreul

Yovisto: Wilhelm Ostwald and Modern Physical Chemistry

AHF: Ida Noddack

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

AAIHS: Black Intellectual History and STEM: A Conversation with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

AEON: Why Spinoza still matters

Scott Polar Research Institute: Science at the Polar Museum!

AHA Today: Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive

Making Science Public: Broken science, broken record?

Cultures of Knowledge: The ‘invaluable’ Francis Vernon

AHF: Newsletter

AHA Today: Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs: How I Use My BA in History

Nursing Clio: About

Plato’s Footnote: Paul Feyerabend’s defense of astrology, part III

Plato’s Footnote: Paul Feyerabend’s defense of astrology, part IV

Photographic Histories: Bye Bye The Emotional Body Blog!!!

Historical Moments in PUS: Guidelines for contributions

The Recipes Project: Teaching Recipes: A September Series (Vol. III)

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emroc: Teaching

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

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Royal Society: The Repository: The Royal Society and the Fire

on display: Moving a Museum

The New York Times: Reinhard Selten, Whose Strides in Game Theory Led to a Nobel, Dies at 85

American Scientist: The Tension of Scientific Storytelling

ESOTERIC:

Ptak Science Books: An Extraterrestrial Society Views the Earth, 1896

Conciatory: Sulfur

History Answers: On His Majesty’s Supernatural Service: Edward III and the Alchemist in the Tower

Pages from a 15th or 16th Century copy of Codicillus, one of the alchemical texts attributed to Raymund Lull © Les Enluminures

Pages from a 15th or 16th Century copy of Codicillus, one of the alchemical texts attributed to Raymund Lull © Les Enluminures

BOOK REVIEWS:

Notches: The Calendar of Loss: Dagmawi Woubshet on Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS

H-Disability: Schmidt on Baker, ‘Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture’

The Observer: Neurotribes review – the evolution of our understanding of autism

The New York Times: A Book Examines the Curios Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed

Washington Independent Review of Books: The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Extinct: You Call That a Velociraptor? A Philosophical Review of “Jurassic Park”

Wall Street Journal: From Sheepskins to E-Books

Olem: Review of Transforming the Way We Think

Scientific American: Roots of Unity: Weapons of Math Destruction

Notches Blog: From Shame to Sin: Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

brainpickings: When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

Yale Books: Accidental Circumnavigators: A Story of Anonymous Sailors, Soldiers, Slaves, Missionaries & Adventurers

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The Washington Post: His white suit unsullied by research, Tom Wolfe tries to take down Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky

Emissourian.com: Review: “The Hunt for Vulcan”

New Scientist: How water shortages flow into collaboration not war

The New Yorker: Are We Really So Modern?

The Guardian: I Contain Multitudes By Ed Yong review – we are possessed by bacteria

npr: Better Sit Down for This One: An Exciting Book About the History of Chairs

The Kansas City Star: KC author tells tale of man who learned the secret language of bees

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Sleep in Early Modern England

Historiens de la santé: Les mots des mères du XVIIe à nos jours

Wiley: Smoking Geographies; Space, Place and Tobacco

Springer: Frauen in Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Women Philosophers and Scientists

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Historiens de la santé: Risques industriels. Savoirs, régulations, politiques d’assistance, fin XVIIe – début XXe siècle

Historiens de la santé: Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940). Chirurgien, écrivain, peintre et sculpteur

OUP: The Body in Pain

Historiens de la santé: Papyrus médical Edwin Smith. Chirurgie et magie en Egypte antique

ART & EXHIBITIONS

One Upon a Time: The painter of English Enlightenment and Industrialisation – Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby: "A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun" (1766)

Joseph Wright of Derby: “A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun” (1766)

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

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

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

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

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

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

CLOSING SOON: Hungarian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

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

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

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

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

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

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

Film

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

 

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

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

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

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

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

Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

Taliesin Theatre: Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival 9 September 2016

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

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

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

Minack Theatre: Frankenstein 5-9 September 2016

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

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EVENTS:

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Bruno Latour: “A Procedure to Reset Modernity: the Limits of Method”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich 20 September 2016

Royal Society: Open House 2016 17-18 September 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

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

Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin: Humboldttag: Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung Einer Neuen Welt 16 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Talk: Scran and Grog: Naval Diet and the Health of the Seaman 15 September 2016

Gravity Fields: Life’s Greatest Secrets 22 September 2016

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

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

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

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

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

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

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

God the Geometer, circa 1220-1230.

God the Geometer, circa 1220-1230.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Oceanic Preservation Society: “Racing Extinction” Official Trailer

Youtube: CBBC: NEW! Horrible Histories Song – Grizzly Great Fire of London

University of Lorraine: Alfred Binet

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Microbe Post: I Contain Multitudes: An interview with Ed Young

WCAI: There Is No Tsunami of Autism Cases

CHF: Distillations: Human-Centered Therapy … with Robots: Are we overestimating artificial intelligence?

Bold Signals: S2E20 Human Enterprises with Deborah Blum

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

London Metropolitan University: Conference: ‘Made in London 2’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London from the 17th to 21st centuries 23 September 2016

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

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

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

Society for the Social Study of Science: Nicholas C. Mullins Award 2017: Student Essay Competition: Deadline 15 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

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

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

Centre for Medical History Exeter: CfP: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4-6 November 2016 Deadline 15 September 2016

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

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

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROund Table

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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

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

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

Hakluyt

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

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

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Edinburgh: Senior Lecturer/Reader Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

University of Warwick: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: ‘Women, Health and Maternity in the English and Irish Criminal Justice Systems’

Springer Nature: Fall/Winter editorial internship at Scientific American en Español Deadline 9 September 2016

Careers at IEEE: Historian, Corporate Activities

BSPS: Co-Editor-in-Chief for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Deadline 1 October 2016

Map History: Applying for a Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography

University of Strasbourg: Postdoc Research Fellow History of Medicine

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #02

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #02

Monday 29 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

Another week another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that social media filtered out of the Internet over the last seven days.

Two topics that made the rounds on Twitter in the last week attracted our attention. The first was yet another essay, this time by a professor, the last one was by a doctoral student, telling academics to stay away from social media because it’s bad for you. Now we at Whewell’s Gazette don’t agree with this sentiment at all because without social media we wouldn’t exist.

We are part of a world wide network of #histSTM historians and others interested in #histSTM, who communicate with each other via social media and it is in these very fruitful waters that we, as I said two weeks ago, gather up the contents of our humble weekly journal. Having been an academic historian working in a major research project before the age of the Internet and social media and now being an Internet historian I know which I prefer and which is the more productive for historians. My opinion of the article in nicely summed up by Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford) academic, scientist, broadcaster and author:

“I just reread this and it made me angry this time. Fatuous arsegass born of ignorance and supercilious gargling”

 Historian of science Cornelius J. (Kees-Jan) Schilt (@KeesJanSchilt) had this to say on the subject and Ted McCormick (@mccormick_ted) contributed this.

The doctoral student who condemned social media stated in his piece that he was “a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer”. Leading many academics who do use social media to make sarky comments about the seriousness or otherwise of their actions. This situation was exacerbated amongst historians following some negative comments made by a university teacher about the Guardian interview of the author of a popular history book. Somewhere down the line it was implied that the author a ‘mere’ doctoral student was not a proper historian, sparking another intense debate as to what qualifies somebody as a historian. A debate that particularly interests yours truly, as my only formal qualifications are a very ropey set of A-levels acquired sometime shortly after the last ice age. On this topic we particularly liked the following comment by navel historian Steven Gray (@Sjgray86):

“As I am a real historian I’m at the national archives today to do some research that I will put solely in a book no one can afford”

 In my opinion the only acceptable definition of a historian is the tautological “A historian is somebody who does history”. Or as it was put slightly better by Meredith Hindly (@CapitolClio):

Are we really arguing over who gets to be a “historian”? Love your subject. Do good research. Share it with people. DONE. – Meredith Hindley (@CapitolClio)

Quotes of the week: 

The email I got from my Dad today. You're welcome. Kate Owens (@katemath)

The email I got from my Dad today. You’re welcome. Kate Owens (@katemath)

“The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading” – Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Goethe Quote

“Every time a dude says “but you don’t understand what I meant!” it’s typically him that doesn’t” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“If I never got another email in my life that’d be cool” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

Bacon on Guttenberg

“Why does Eric Hobsbawm always say everything better than me? Usually in the space of a sentence, written 50 years ago, without a footnote” – Cath Feely (@cathfeely)

Herschel quote

“Historians choose what they will write their poetry about…” —Ivan Illich h/t @publichistorian

“Can we call the current Presidential election a failed search and try again next year? Maybe we’ll get a better candidate pool” Professor Snarky (@ProfSnarky)

eewenhoek Quote

“I’m not procrastinating, I don’t care whether you crastinate or not” – Paul (@bingowings)

O Wright Quote

‘”I never can judge an experiment and make up my mind about it without doing it” – Michael Faraday

“When Ivan Illich told Erich Fromm his idea about schooling as a myth-making ritual, Fromm refused to speak to him for weeks” – Suzanne Fischer (@publichistorian)

Trees

“Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways” – Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

Math Problem

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

 Birthdays of the Week: 

James Cook set sail to observe the 1779 Transit of Venus 26 August 1778

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Captain James Cook set sail on board HMS Endeavour 26 August in 1768. Here are some drawings from his voyage – The British Library

Captain James Cook set sail on board HMS Endeavour 26 August in 1768. Here are some drawings from his voyage – The British Library

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Living and dying in Cook’s shadow

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

National Park Service America born 26 August 1916

Logo of the United States National Park Service Source: Wikimedia Commons

Logo of the United States National Park Service
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Youtube: America’s National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years

Business Insider: 6 ways America’s national parks have dramatically shaped the history of science

BHL: The National Park Service, Historic Surveys, and the Hunt for Documentation

Youtube: Grand Canyon (1958) – Walt Disney/Ferde Grofé

Marketplace: At 100 years old, the National Parks need $12 billion of TLC

Denis Papin was baptised 22 August 1647

Denis Papin, unknown artist, 1689. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Denis Papin, unknown artist, 1689.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A household name

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Denis Papin

Yovisto: Denis Papin and the Pressure Cooker

Georges Cuvier born 23 August 1769

Georges Cuvier Portrait by François-André Vincent, 1795 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Georges Cuvier Portrait by François-André Vincent, 1795
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“The observer listens to nature: the experimenter questions & forces her to reveal herself” – Cuvier

Yovisto: Georges Cuvier and the Fossils

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Georges Cuvier (1769­–1832)

The New Yorker: The Lost World: The mastodon’s molars

Cuvier worked also on stratigraphy - from "Essai minéraligique sur les environs de Paris" (1808) h/t @David_Bressan

Cuvier worked also on stratigraphy – from “Essai minéraligique sur les environs de Paris” (1808) h/t @David_Bressan

Hans Krebs Born 25 August 1900

Hans Adolf Krebs Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hans Adolf Krebs
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Hans Krebs

The Scientist: Nature rejects Krebs’s paper, 1937

Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier, born 26 August 1743

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier by Jules Dalou 1866 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier by Jules Dalou 1866
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Modern Chemistry started with Lavoisier

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The father of…

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Today in Ladybird 28 Aug 1789, William Herschel, probably using this telescope, discovers new moon of Saturn

Today in Ladybird 28 Aug 1789, William Herschel, probably using this telescope, discovers new moon of Saturn

 In Special Collections: The First Rochester Conference on High Energy Physics…… A Unique Discovery

AHF: Francis Birch

ESA: Space in Images: André Kuipers at the Centrifuge Building at the Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Serber’s Interview (1982)

Medium: A Physics Walking Tour of Washington, DC

Medium: A Quantum of Parody

Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hawkins’s Interview – Part 2

Yovisto: Charles Augustin de Coulomb and the Electrostatic Force

Yovisto: The First Image from Abroad – Earth Rising and Lunar Orbiter 1

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jean Bacher’s Interview

Yovisto: Carnot and Thermodynamics

Science Museum: How the art of eclipses changed science

deepspace.ucsb.edu: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight

Vanity Fair: Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Yovisto: Louis Essen and the Precise Measurement of Time

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Philippe van Lansberge

Medium: Emmy Noether: The Struggles of a Mathematical Genius

Yovisto: Frederick Reines and the Neutrino

Medium: Einstein’s Unending Quest for Privacy

AHF: James Frank

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Norris Bradbury’s Interview – Part 2

Physics World: Nobel laureate James Cronin dies at 84

Particle pioneer: James Cronin 1931–2016 Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Markus)

Particle pioneer: James Cronin 1931–2016
Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Markus)

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Eise Jeltes Eisinga and the Drawing Room Planetarium

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

AHF: Norman Ramsey

JSTOR: Why No One Believed Einstein

FAENA Aleph: The Philosopher Who Foresaw the Concept of Multiverse in the 13th Century

Forbes: Viewing The Earth From Space Celebrates 70 Years

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Online Gallery: Map of Great Britain, ca. 1450

The H-Word: Not on a map: cartographic omission from New England to Palestine

Herman Moll’s 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. The map shows few signs of indigenous presence, but a reference to the Iroquois is seen to the far left. Photograph: Wikimedia

Herman Moll’s 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. The map shows few signs of indigenous presence, but a reference to the Iroquois is seen to the far left. Photograph: Wikimedia

Yovisto: George W. De Long and the ill-fated Jeanette Polar Expedition

TV 6: Historian sells large collection of survey maps

Brown University Library: Online Map Collection

Yovisto: James Weddell and the Southern Ocean

British Library: Online Gallery: Estate Map of Smallburgh, Norfolk 1582

Harvard Map Collection: Meet Our Staff: Zuzana Nagy

 Zuzana Nagy Photo Credit: Marc McGee

Zuzana Nagy
Photo Credit: Marc McGee

 

JCB Library: Fabulous Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Fab Sketch found in student's notebook (c1868) of Joseph Lister disappearing through a trapdoor after his lecture h/t RCPSG Library

Fab Sketch found in student’s notebook (c1868) of Joseph Lister disappearing through a trapdoor after his lecture h/t RCPSG Library

 Thomas Morris: The man with 87 children

Dataisnature: Benjamin Betts – Geometrical Psychology

BBC News: Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

Slate: The Vault: How Left-Handed Penmanship Contests Tried to Help Civil War Vets After Amputation

Yovisto: Astley Paston Cooper – A Pioneer in experimental surgery

Dr. Alum Withey: ‘Gymnasticks’ and Dumbbells: Exercises in early modern Britain

image from Google Books

image from Google Books

Yovisto: R.D. Laing and the Anti-Psychiatry Movement

Academia: La figure du bon médecin. Du rôle des mythes épistémologiques dans le processus de professionnalisation de la médecin français

AHF: Stafford L. Warren

Atlas Obscura: Why Doctors Once Treated Fevers and Hysteria with Mashed-Up Bedbugs

Dr Alun Withey: Concocting Recipes: The early modern medical home

Thomas Morris: On flatulence and Darwin

NYAM: Ambroise Paré on gunshot wounds

Wellcome Collection Blog: The art of medicine

Yovisto: Charles Richet and Anaphylaxis

Yovisto: Theodor Kocher and the Thyroid Gland

Science Museum: Women at the front line

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances. © NMeM/Daily Herald Archive/ SSPL

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances. © NMeM/Daily Herald Archive/ SSPL

Wellcome Library: What did Victorians make of spectacles?

Anita Guerrini: Vesalius and the beheaded man

The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine: The Archives for Women in Medicine

Blink: The rise of the cocaine soufflé

Mass Moments: Flu Epidemic Begins in Boston August 27 1918

The Spectator: Doctor in disguise: the secret life of James Barry

Science: To study ancient cancer, this scientist made her own mummies

JSTOR: The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

3 Quarks Daily: Brain, Liquefaction of

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Minot's Ledge Lighthouse-designed by civil engineer Joseph Totten – born 23 August 1788. h/t @Ben Gross

Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse-designed by civil engineer Joseph Totten – born 23 August 1788. h/t @Ben Gross

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Totten

Yovisto: Paul Nipkow and the Picture Scanning Technology

Conciatore: Franklin and Glass

Conciatore: Glass salt

Popular Science: Read Nikola Tesla’s Drone Patent…From 1898

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Biography: James Hillier 22.08.1922–15.01.2007

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Oral-History: James Hillier

The Finds Research Group AD 700–1700: Cast copper-alloy cooking vessels

Yovisto: E.F. Codd and the Relational Database Model

British Library: Online Gallery: Proposal of a New Model for Rebuilding the City of London… 1666

History and Technology: How not to build a world wireless network: German-British rivalry and visions of global communications in the early twentieth century

CBC News: Check out the world’s 1st web page, from 25 years ago, on Internaut Day

The Guardian: Facebook forgot the web’s birthday and now it’s trying to pretend it remembered

The first web server, originally at CERN in Switzerland. Photograph: By Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=395096

The first web server, originally at CERN in Switzerland. Photograph: By Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=395096

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday Aug 24, 2016: 100-feet of Turkish Surprise

OUP Blog: 15 surprising facts about Guglielmo Marconi, the man behind radio communication

Scientific American: Publishing on Printing: Learning from Scientific American’s 171 years of covering advances in printing technology

 

 

New Statesman: How Linux conquered the world without anyone noticing

http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/technology/2016/08/how-linux-conquered-world-without-anyone-noticing

Science Museum Group Journal: Watt’s workshop: craft and philosophy in the Science Museum

http://journal.sciencemuseum.ac.uk/browse/2014/watts-workshop/

Ptak Science Books: Skinny III: Skinny Water: An Extremely Thin Shower Apparatus, 1888

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2008/12/jf-ptak-science-books.html?platform=hootsuite

Concertina.com: Wind Musical Instruments: Wheatstone’s

http://www.concertina.com/wheatstone/Wheatstone-Concertina-Patent-No-5803-of-1829.pdf

Yovisto: Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis

http://blog.yovisto.com/charles-lindbergh-and-his-spirit-of-st-louis/

Yovisto: Lee De Forest and the Audion

http://blog.yovisto.com/lee-de-forest-and-the-audion/

Yovisto: More than just hot air – the Montgolfier-Balloons

http://blog.yovisto.com/more-than-just-hot-air-the-montgolfier-balloons/

Ptak Science Books: Edison’s Anti-Gravity Underwear Kite Babies, 1879

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2011/07/anti-gravity-underwear-1879.html?platform=hootsuite

Sapiens: Curiosities: Forget Not the Mighty Zipper

High Country News: William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos

The Telegraph: Why Britain became the first rich nation

Atlas Obscura: Meet One of the World’s Few Female Clock Whisperers

Lili von Baeyer carefully examines an old timepiece. (Photo: Lili von Baeyer)

Lili von Baeyer carefully examines an old timepiece. (Photo: Lili von Baeyer)

laststandonzombieisland: Protecting HMs frontiers, via Vickers

laststandonzombieisland: Blades, blades, everywhere there’s blades

Distilations: Tough Stuff

The Paris Review: Sitting Up: A brief history of chairs

Chair with lumbar support (after Hans Strasser).

Chair with lumbar support (after Hans Strasser).

VF: The 14 Synthesizers That Shaped Modern Music

Atlas Obscura: How Photographers Captured Electricity When It Was New

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

In 1790s LM was into America. In May 1794 readers learned about the alligator, "a very large and terrible creature"

In 1790s LM was into America. In May 1794 readers learned about the alligator, “a very large and terrible creature”

 Yovisto: Johann Ludwig Burckhardt and the discovery of Petra

Yovisto: Karl Gegenbauer and Comparative Anatomy

Maris Piper: Breeding Maris Piper

Story Maps: Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision

Mary Gillham Archive Project: Harvesting Turf

Forbes: Geology Scene Investigation: An Eruption In 1902 Revealed How Volcanic Firestorms Kill

Sequence showing a pyroclastic flow, photographed December 1902 by French volcanologist A. Lacroix (from LACROIX 1904).

Sequence showing a pyroclastic flow, photographed December 1902 by French volcanologist A. Lacroix (from LACROIX 1904).

Smithsonian: Project: Gonolobus Set 1

Indian Country: Science Catches Up With Inuit Oral History, ‘Discovering’ Ancient Paleo-Eskimos

The Atlantic: The Internet Is Obsessed with a Video Feed of Bears Eating Salmon

Yovisto: William Buckland and the Dinosaurs

The Conversation: Italy’s deadly earthquake is the latest in a history of destruction

Why Evolution is True: What if Wilkins and Franklin had been able to work together?

BBC News: Happy birthday weather forecast

Sand

BBC News: Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

Rejected Princesses: Mary Anning

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Maya Bloodletting Tools or Common Kitchen Knives? How Archaeologists Tell the Difference

Historical Dewitticisms: Why Wilderness? Why, Indeed.

Deep Time Dispatches: The Boy Who Dreamt of Dinosaurs

Forbes: How A Harvard Doctor’s Sordid Murder Launched Modern Forensic Anthropology

Left: Dr. George Parkman. Right: Dr. John Webster. Images from: Trial of Professor John W. Webster, for the murder of Doctor George Parkman. Reported exclusively for the N.Y. Daily Globe (1850). Images in the public domain, via NIH National Library of Medicine.

Left: Dr. George Parkman. Right: Dr. John Webster. Images from: Trial of Professor John W. Webster, for the murder of Doctor George Parkman. Reported exclusively for the N.Y. Daily Globe (1850). Images in the public domain, via NIH National Library of Medicine.

History of Geology: Does praying help prevent natural disasters?

Inference Review: The Genus Homo

The New York Times: A New Dolphin Species, Long Gone, Found in a Drawer

Earth: In 250 million years Earth might only have one continent

Natural History Museum: Britain’s first geological map

Geschichte der Geologie: William Smith und der Versteinerte Code

Ptak Science Books: History of Lines – Naïve Rivers and Trees, 1670

The Huffington Post: Women in Paleontology: A Celebration of Female Field Scientists

Elephant

CHEMISTRY:

BP Boyle &

The Guardian: Ahmed Zewail obituary

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Making Science Public: Science, utility and responsibility

The National Archives: In our minds: creative responses to mental health records

Medium: What we know about mobile experiences in Museums after 6 years of research

Disability History Museum: Online Presence

"Playing Polio," The Polio Chronicle, 1933.

“Playing Polio,” The Polio Chronicle, 1933.

The Conversation: Fabricating science: discussing fraud can rebuild community confidence and deepen understanding of how science works

Lee Vinsel: People and Things: An Introduction to Technology Studies Syllabus

Keywords: Technology

Scientific American: A Short History of the Future: Forward-looking stories from Scientific American, 1845 to 2016

Himetop: The History of Medicine Topographical Database

Medium: How digitized changed historical research

Teaching the Codex: Teaching Palaeography – A public engagement approach

The Recipes Project: Exploring CPP 10A214: Enter Lady Honywood, Continued; Getting it on Paper

The Multidisciplinarian: Feynman as Philosopher

CHF: Distillations

Taylor & Francis Online: Science as Culture Volume 25, 2016 – Issue 3: Introduction: Contesting Science and Technology, from the 1970s to the Present

Whipple Library Book Blog: R is for the Royal Society and the History of Thomas Sprat

Lady Science: Well, Actually: Mythbusting History Doesn’t Work

AEON: Bruno the brave

British Records Association: Archives – The Journal of the British Records Association

Blink: The rosary of knowledge

The #EnvHist Weekly

Ptak Science Books: Timelines in the History of Science from Thomas Young, 1807

Mashable: Amazing STEM heroes of #BlackWomenDidThat

Notches: The Notches blog has been renovated!

American Scientist: Stop Using the Word Pseudoscience

The Society for the History of Collecting:

Mother Jones: The Secret Life of Science Museums

Wellcome Collection Blog: Oops!…I wrote a Britney blog post

BBC Culture: The secret libraries of history

Medium: The Science Behind the Names of Philadelphia’s City Squares

CSTHA I AHSTC: Scientia Canadensis

ESOTERIC:

Yovisto: Franz Josef Gall – the Founder of Phrenology

Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: A Guide to Ancient Magic

The Recipes Project: How to Establish Trust

Yovisto: Allessandro Cagliostro – Imposter and Adventurer

Conciatore: The Dregs of Alchemy

"The struggle of fixed and volatile" allegorical illustration from Splendor solis [detail] 16th C.

“The struggle of fixed and volatile”
allegorical illustration from
Splendor solis [detail] 16th C.

BOOK REVIEWS:

H-Net Reviews: Jennifer Tyburczy: Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

The New York Times: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

BBC Culture: The mysterious ancient origins of the book

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MAHB: Awe, Despair, and the Annihilation of Nature

English Studies Blog: Disgust in Early Modern English Literature, edited by Dr. Natalie K. Eschenbaum and Dr. Barbara Correll

neverimitate: Neurotribes

The Times: 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire by Rebecca Rideal

The Guardian: Rebecca Rideal: The time of the grand histories is coming to an end

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

Birlinn: Scotland: Mapping the Islands

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Manchester University Press: Scientific governance in Britain, 1914–79

Historiens de la santé: Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada

fabula: A. Benucci, M.-D. Leclerc et A. Robert (dir.), Mort suit l’homme pas à pas – Représentations iconographiques, variations littéraires, diffusion des thèmes

Historiens de la santé: Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Historiens de la santé: Une correspondance entre deux médecins humanistes. Johann Crato von Krafftheim, Girolamo Mercuriale

Historiens de la santé: Bodysnatchers. Digging Up The Untold Stories of Britain Resurrection Men

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

CLOSING SOON: Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

CLOSING SOON: Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

CLOSING SOON: Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

CLOSING SOON: Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

COMING SOON: Boolean Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016 

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

Youtube: Pathé: La glace et le ciel – Bande-annonce Officielle HD

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6-10 September 2016

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6–10 September 2016

Jekyll and Hyde

EVENTS:

Natural History Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour Daily 31 August to 4 September 2016 

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

Eric Scerri: Speaking in the UK (History & Philosophy of Chemistry) 2, 5, 8 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Open Cambridge: Lost and found: the little-known Japanese Antarctic Expedition and Shackleton’s forgotten film 9 September 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

Geelong Regional Libraries: Steve Silberman – NeuroTribes 4 September 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

University of Bristol: Cotham Hall: Talks: Eric Scerri ‘A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science’ Geoff Blumenthal `Some implications of a holistic and unificatory approach to the period 1770-1815 in chemistry’ 5 September 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Linda Hall Library: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language 8 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

Lecture: Maria Sibylla Merian as a Printmaker 1 September 2016 

Bath Preservation Trust: Lecture: How Outer Space looked to the Georgians 13 September 2016 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind : The Air Loom 3 September 2016

Taliesin Theatre: Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival

Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Song Ci, the “father of forensic medicine/science”

Song Ci, the “father of forensic medicine/science”

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: Linda Hall Library: Explore & Create: From the Beginnings of Computer Games to Private Space Flight

Open Culture: The History of Photography in Five Animated Minutes: From Camera Obscura to Camera Phone

Youtube: Hidden Figures: Happy Birthday Katherine Johnson – Make It Count

Laughing Squid: 19th Century Scientist James Prescott Joule Explains the Concept of ‘Work’ to a Robot Puppet

Create: The Truncheon and the Speculum

Youtube: Leon Theremin playing his own instrument

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

The Philosophers Zone: The Scientific Revolution

Newstalks.com: Keith Houston: The Evolution of Books

soundcloud: Music Box c.1900 Playing “Wedding March”

BBC World Service: Elements

BBC Radio 4: Inside Science: Includes Tom Levenson on The Hunt for Vulcan

h-madness: Du fou au malade mental, une histoire de la psychiatrie en quatre épisodes radiophoniques

BBC Radio 3: Private Passions Steve Silberman

Bletchley Park: ENIGMA from the Other Side

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Women in science in the archives 8 September 2016

University of Geneva: Conference: Ground in Philosophy of Science 13–14 September 2016

University of Manchester: Update: Medical Humanities Laboratory Workshop: Bodies, Technologies, Objects 6 September 2016

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

10th World Conference of Science Journalists: Call for Proposals: San Francisco 2017 Deadline 30 September 2016

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

University of Exeter: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2016

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

Penn Libraries: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book 30 September–1 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

ROund Table

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

 

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Westminster Quakers Meeting House: Workshop: A Many Sided Crystal: Celebrating Silvanus Phillips Thompson 16 September 2016

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

Hakluyt

CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Project Officer: Mobile Museum

University of Utrecht: PhD Position: The historical development of animal testing and alternatives to animal testing in the Netherlands (1950–2016)

The Royal Society: Local Heroes: Science in a community near you

Smithsonian Institution: Librarian

Humber: HRS: Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre: Curatorial Assistant

University of London: Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Positions and Scholarships

BSHS: Fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #01

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #01

Monday 22 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 A new edition, the first of year three, of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list, bringing to your monitors all the histories of science, technology and medicine we could scoop up out of the far corners of the Internet.

In general two year of Whewell’s Gazette has convinced me that the Internet #histSTM scene is very much alive and well. There are times when I worry that some area is drying up, as in that week for a second time in a row some category manages only a meagre handful of links. Then a week later the same category will boast a solid collection of links, whilst another different one is showing signs of demise. So it goes, the ups and down of digital #histSTM.

I don’t see digital #histSTM as superseding other more traditional forms of #histSTM communication but rather as offering another channel, another possibility for historians of science, technology and medicine to communicate both with each other and with those interested in reading the products of their research. Digital communication can be fast, informal and direct but it can also be as solid and considered as the more traditional printed publications. Whewell’s Gazette aims to bring its readers the full spectrum of available digital #histSTM.

We hope that you we keep with us in this our third year of publication and that the #histSTM community will continue to supply us with enough material to keep our humble little journal sailing through cyberspace.

Quotes of the week:

Hemingway quote

“Writing a lecture on the humours, it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to understand basically, but also how massively complex it is” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“Lost out on a job to a less qualified candidate from a medieval French Protestant background.

It’s not what you know it’s Huguenot” – Colm O’Regan (@colmoregan)

Einstein quote

“A guy got caught stealing an idol from our local museum in hopes of auctioning it off. Baal has been set at $50,000” – @ChrchCurmudgeon

Q: Anyone know any jokes about sodium?

A: Na – Science Channel (@ScienceChannel)

“What do you call a dinosaur that never gives up?”

“A try-try-try-ceraptops” – Specimen FMNH PR2081 (@SUEtheTrex)

“WIFE: You will stop obsessing over Boolean logic OR I’m getting a divorce.

HUSBAND: True” – Haran X (@Haran_X_Comedy)

Doctorow writing

“On Trump’s speech today, I’m reminded of something my grandmother used to say: “You can gild a turd, but you can’t make it smell no better”” – Charles Johnson (@Green_Footfalls)

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive” – Blaise Pascal

“When a German dives into a sentence you won’t see him again until he emerges at the other end with a verb between his teeth” – Mark Twain h/t @telescoper

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time” – Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

“Science is neat. But I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.” — Stranger Things h/t

@JoshRosenau

“The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit” – W. Somerset Maugham

 

 

“History wasn’t built in a day.” – theidiomatic.com h/t @RussellDorman

 

Creatively-written Will by the uncle of Charles Wheatstone, an inventor of the telegraph

Creatively-written Will by the uncle of Charles Wheatstone, an inventor of the telegraph

Birthdays of the Week:

 Margaret Hamilton born 17 August 1936

Hamilton during her time as lead Apollo flight software designer. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hamilton during her time as lead Apollo flight software designer.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: The “Rope Mother” Margaret Hamilton

Louis de Broglie born 15 August 1892

Louis de Broglie Source: Wikimedia Commons

Louis de Broglie
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Louis de Broglie and wave nature of matter

de Broglie

Jöns Jacob Berzelius born 20 August 1779 

Daguerreotype of Berzelius. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Daguerreotype of Berzelius.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Jöns Jacob Berzelius

John Flamsteed born 19 August 1646

Portrait of John Flamsteed, astronomer - born Denby Derbyshire. Painting by Thomas Gibson. Original with UK Royal Society Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of John Flamsteed, astronomer – born Denby Derbyshire. Painting by Thomas Gibson. Original with UK Royal Society
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Flamsteed

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Return of the stamp collector

Yovisto: John Flamsteed – Astronomer Royal

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Astronomer Royal: John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal

Linder Hall Library: Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas

The Royal Society: John Flamsteed: A celebration of the first Astronomer Royal

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Sadly, Copernicus's early draft of the arachnocentric theory of the universe never really caught on –Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Sadly, Copernicus’s early draft of the arachnocentric theory of the universe never really caught on –Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Voices of the Manhattan Project: William A. Fowler’s Interview

Yovisto: Pierre Mechain and the Meridian Survey Expedition

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Dorothy Ritter’s Interview

The Atlantic: The Constellations are Sexists

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Alice Kimball Smith’s Interview

Archaeology: Researchers Hope to Track Ancient Solar Storms

ABC News: A Mayan Copernicus: Venus Table may have been a major mathematical innovation

PHOTO: The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex. (Supplied: UC Santa Barbara)

PHOTO: The Preface of the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex. (Supplied: UC Santa Barbara)

The Current: An Ancient Mayan Copernicus

University of Cambridge: Research: Study reveals Leonardo da Vinci’ “irrelevant” scribbles mark the spot where he first recorded the laws of friction

Wissenschaft & Fortschritt: A Birdsview to Babylonian Astronomy

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Nasmyth

OUP Blog: A Copernican eye-opener

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Bacher’s Interview – Part 1

The New York Review of Books: Atomic Light

New York Public Library: 1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. NASA Images

Partial eclipse of the moon. Observed October 24, 1874.

Partial eclipse of the moon. Observed October 24, 1874.

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen behind the Washington Monument during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen behind the Washington Monument during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

AHF: Norris Bradbury

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The Third Core’s Revenge

Medium: Desperately Seeking Einstein’s Assistant

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

quaritch.com: Australasia & The Pacific

Captain Cook Society: Welcome to the Captain Cook Society

The Guardian: Rare letter by Mary Wortley Montagu pioneering travel writer, up for sale

Mary Wortley Montagu with her son Edward, by Jean-Baptiste van Mour Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Wortley Montagu with her son Edward, by Jean-Baptiste van Mour
Source: Wikimedia Commons

British Library: Online Gallery: A Coloured Map of Offalia, now forming King’s and Queen’s Counties

National Library of Scotland: The first population map of Great Britain

Smithsonian.com: The History of the American West Gets a Much-Needed Rewrite

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The discovery of chloroform remembered in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh.

The discovery of chloroform remembered in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh.

Science Museum: Olympic Rings

The Recipes Project: Paper as Commodity in Medieval Magical and Medical Practices

HSL Special Collections: Preventative Medicine and Hygiene (1927)

The Devil’s Tale: Measuring the Children of the Corn

Yovisto: Thomas Hodgekin – a Pioneer of Preventative Medicine

Yovisto: Wilhelm Wundt – Father of Experimental Psychology

Rohampton University Research Repository: PhD Thesis: The Role of Domestic Knowledge in an Era of Professionalisation: Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Medical Recipe Collections – Sally Ann Osborn

The History of Emotions Blog: Lies, Damned Lies and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Nursing Clio: Venus Revisited

Late-18th century Anatomical Venus (Josephinum Museum of the Medical University of Vienna)

Late-18th century Anatomical Venus (Josephinum Museum of the Medical University of Vienna)

Thomas Morris: The fractured penis

Yovisto: B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism

Nursing Clio: Disproving Self-Indulgence: Congenital Addiction in the Early Twentieth Century

Wellcome Library: Wound man Part 2: afterlives

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Cause of Death?

The Recipes Project: To Break or not to Break (Part 2): From Cairo to Dordrecht

The Guardian: Bad to the bone: skeleton exhibition reveals dietry disease across social divide

Jelena Bekvalac, curator of human osteology at the Museum of London and Emily Sargent, curator at Wellcome Collection, check the skeleton of a female aged between 17-25 years old from Crossbones in Southwark who suffered the ravages of syphilis. Photograph: Callum Bennetts/MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

Jelena Bekvalac, curator of human osteology at the Museum of London and Emily Sargent, curator at Wellcome Collection, check the skeleton of a female aged between 17-25 years old from Crossbones in Southwark who suffered the ravages of syphilis. Photograph: Callum Bennetts/MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

The Thinkers Garden: Odd Truths: Paracelsus the Rebel

Smithsonian.com: The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn’t a Doctor at All

Thomas Morris: Centipedes in your bacon

CHF Distillations: Fast Times: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Amphetamine

Discover: The Origins of Intravenous Fluids

Pour raisons de santé : Que sera l’Histoire de la médecine?

 

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Past is Present: The Acquisitions Table: Daguerreotype Apparatus

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Conciatore: Sulfur of Saturn

JSTOR Daily: When Refrigeration was Controversial

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: The five photographs that (you didn’t know) changed everything

Hugh Le Caine: Electronic Sackbut (1945–1973)

Yovisto: The Man Who Invented Science Fiction– Hugo Gernsback

Yovisto: Gabriel Lipmann and the Colour Photography

ICE Virtual Library: Obituary John Clarke Hawkshaw Past-President 1841–1921

The National Museum of Computing: Resistance calling

Yovisto: Hans Grade – German Aviation Pioneer

Yovisto: Robert Fulton and the Steamship Company

Daily Camera News: Boulder County history: Women found math careers at the ‘Bureau’

Catherine Candelaria working as a mathematician and computer programmer at Boulder's National Bureau of Standards in the 1960s. (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences / Courtesy Photo)

Catherine Candelaria working as a mathematician and computer programmer at Boulder’s National Bureau of Standards in the 1960s. (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences / Courtesy Photo)

Apollo: Time regained: a lost rococo clock is found

The Guardian: From Marxism to McDonalds: 120 years of Russian photography – in picture

Whipple Library Books Blog: Q is for Quekett the Quekett Club and its journal

Yovisto: The Flight of the Double Eagle II

BBC News: How the UK’s first fatal car accident unfolded

Yovisto: How High/Low Can You Go? – The Explorer Auguste Piccard

Tech Insider: 7 world-changing inventions that were ridiculed when they came out

War History Online: A Look Inside The Most Feared Tank of WWII, The Panther

Marie Hicks: Only the Clothes Changed: Women Operators in British Computing and Advertising, 1950–1970

Powers-Samas electronic computers images. (a) The advertisement appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine May/June 1958 issue (p. 5). (b) The photo of the real female employee operating the Electronic Multiplying Punch (Emp) at LaPorte Industries appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine June/July 1957 issue (p. 11). (Courtesy of Powers-Samas)

Powers-Samas electronic computers images. (a) The advertisement appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine May/June 1958 issue (p. 5). (b) The photo of the real female employee operating the Electronic Multiplying Punch (Emp) at LaPorte Industries appeared in the Powers-Samas Magazine June/July 1957 issue (p. 11). (Courtesy of Powers-Samas)

Yovisto: Pierre Vernier and the Vernier Scale

Yovisto: Making Photography Really Operational – Louis Daguerre

Yovisto: Philo Taylor Farnsworth and the Electronic Television

Yovisto: Taming Hurricane Debbie

The Guardian: First world war wreck gets virtual restoration off coast of Yorkshire

Yovisto: The Wright Brothers Invented the Aviation Age

Atlas Obscura: Say Farewell to New York’s Original Apple Store

BBC iWonder: How did 16 photographs change the way we see the world?

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Harrison’s iconic marine timekeepers

Paleofuture: We’re Still Waiting on the Dishwasher Utopia

Gizmodo: In 1898, Nikola Tesla Predicted Drone Warfare

Naval History and Heritage Command: Hooper

London Reconnections: Empire of the Air: The Imperial Airship Service: Connecting London with the Empire

1902 picture of a private airship flown from Crystal Palace to Ealing. Jonathan Roberts’ collection.

1902 picture of a private airship flown from Crystal Palace to Ealing. Jonathan Roberts’ collection.

IEEE Spectrum: The Man Who Invented Intelligent Traffic Control a Century Too Early

Distilations: Cool Food

Computer History Museum: Answers in Black and White (And Sometimes Right)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

 Center for the History of Medicine: Capturing the History of Sustainability at the Harvard Chan School

Niche: Sliding down the Timber Chute: The 1901 Royal Tour of Canada

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Sir Edwin Ray Lankester

Letters from Godwana:Mignon Talbot and the Forgotten Women of Paleontology

Literary Hub: How Does a Skeleton Become Famous?

BHL: Instagram

Yovisto: Regnier de Graaf – Creator of Experimental Physiology

Parks & Gardens UK: Capability Brown Landscape of the Month: Navestock

William "Strata" Smith Blue Plaque

William “Strata” Smith Blue Plaque

Ocean Explorers: 1785: Benjamin Franklin’s ‘Sundry Maritime Observations’

New Scientist: Bunnies helped a great civilisation in ancient Mexico thrive

SANBI: Celebrating Mary Gunn and 100 years of library excellence in South Africa

Science Focus: Solving the Piltdown Man crime: how we worked out there was only one forger

The Biologist: An evening with Sir Alec Jeffreys

Environment & Society Portal: The Nuclear Disaster of Kyshtym 1957 and the Politics of the Cold War

Evolving Thoughts: The History of Life: Before Aristotle 2: The Eleatics and the atomists

 

Science League of America: Garfield’s Evolution Debate

ozy.com: This Spinster Revealed Women Really Are Freaks In The Sheets

flickr: Biodiversity Heritage Library

Science: Ötzi the Iceman had some wild clothes

Smithsonian.com: DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave

A reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. (OetziTheIceman /Flickr CC)

A reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. (OetziTheIceman /Flickr CC)

Burgerbibliothek Bern: Das Herbarium des Felix Platter

Wildlife Articles: Celebrating the legacy of John Muir

Irish Philosophy: The Evolution of Evolution: Darwin’s philosophical forebears

GEOExPro: Geologists at War

New York Times: This Land Is My Land (And Yours, Too!)

npr: What Does It Take to Map a Walrus Hangout? 160 Years and a Lot of Help

History of Geology: Charles Darwin in Rio de Janeiro and the Geology of Sugarloaf Mountain

Animals age

Science League of America: Pinning Down Piltdown

CHEMISTRY:

Discover: The Crux: How the Elements Got Their Names

Periodic Table

Conciatore: Vitriol of Venus

Conciatore: Tartar Salt

Yovisto: Jules Janssen and the Discovery of Helium

OUP Blog: An egalitarian and organic history of the periodic table

Dimitri Mendeleev is one of the most well-known scientists credited for the discovery of chemical periodicity, though he is not the only to have made this discovery. Image uploaded by Serge Lachinov. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Dimitri Mendeleev is one of the most well-known scientists credited for the discovery of chemical periodicity, though he is not the only to have made this discovery. Image uploaded by Serge Lachinov. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Irish Philosophy: Sophie Bryant, (Irish) Renaissance Woman

Photograph of Sophie Bryant (1850–1922) by Robert Tucker (1832–1905) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph of Sophie Bryant (1850–1922) by Robert Tucker (1832–1905)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Conversation: Why science and engineering need to remind students of forgotten lessons from history

Advances in the History of Psychology: Reflecting on “Functionalism, Darwinism, and the Psychology of Women”

Academia: Introduction: Epicureanism at the Origin of Modernity: The Revival of Ancient Materialism

Annals of Science: Early Laboratories c.1600–c.1800 and the Location of Experimental Science

ISIS; Volume 107, Number 2 June 2016 ToC: Viewpoint: The History Manifesto and the History of Science (oa)

Social Epistemology: How Should Feyerabend have Defended Astrology? A Further Reply to Kidd, Massimo Pigliucci

Scott Polar Research Institute: Science at the Polar Museum

Social History of Medicine: Volume 29 Issue 3 August 2016 Table of Contents

The History Vault: Why Society Needs Historians

Cultures of Knowledge: Calculating Blaise Pascal

ESOTERIC:

The Public Domain Review: The Surreal Art of Alchemical Diagrams

Motherboard: These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Annals of Science: Phrenological Knowledge and the Social Structure of Early Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh

Inner Lives: Magic and Humour in the Late Middle Ages

Scientific American: Is It Possible to Measure Supernatural or Paranormal Phenomena?

BOOK REVIEWS:

Medieval Histories: The Great Transition in the Late Medieval World

The Guardian: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage review – a comic look at two Victorian prodigies

Lady Science: My Thrilling Adventures Reading About Ada and Charles

Lady Science: Romance and Radium: Emotional Histories of Science

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Siam News: Nautical Numbers: The Influence of Nathaniel Bowditch

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Thomas Annan and the Documentary Photography

TED-Ed Blog: A Q&A about autism with Steve Siberman, author of NeuroTribes

Itinerario: Sebastian Conrad. What is Global History?

Boston Globe: Luke Dittrich recalls grandfather’s role in lobotomy that yielded key insights, tragedy

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: La fondation secrète de l’homéopathie (Reseaux Francs-Macons et théories médicales de 1750 a 1810)

Historiens de la santé: Anatomophysiologie du cerveau et du cervelet chez Vincenzo Malacarne (1744-1816)

Historiens de la santé: The Eugenic Fortress: The Transylvanian Saxon Experiment in Interwar Romania

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H-Midwest-Medieval: Islamic Literature and Intellectual Life in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Anatolia

Springer: Early Geological Maps of Europe: Central Europe 1750 to 1840

Historiens de la santé: The Autonomy of Pleasure: Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution

ART & EXHIBITIONS

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

CLOSING SOON: Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

Youtube: Pathé: La glace et le ciel – Bande-annonce Officielle HD

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6-10 September 2016

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Tailspin Theatre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Superwomen of Science 26–28 August 2016 

 

 EVENTS:

University of Bristol: Cotham Hall: Talks: Eric Scerri ‘A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science’ Geoff Blumenthal `Some implications of a holistic and unificatory approach to the period 1770-1815 in chemistry’ 5 September 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Linda Hall Library: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language 8 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Watchers of the stars

Watchers of the stars

TELEVISION:

BBC TWO: Full Steam Ahead

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

L.I.S.A: Die Entstehung der deutschen Präzisionsuhrmacherei

RADIO & PODCASTS:

British Library Sounds: Early spoken word recordings: In aid of the Light Brigade Relief Fund Florence Nightingale

npr: The Lobotomy of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy and Scientific Breakthrough

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Jane Camerini on Alfred Russel Wallace

Business Insider: Listen to Albert Einstein talk – and get closer than ever before to the legendary genius

npr: The Supreme Court Ruling That Led to 70,000 Forced Sterilisations

Spare Min: Forbe’s John W Farrell on the legacy of Georges Lemaître

ABC Radio: National Science Week: Women in science through Australia’s history on RN Drive

University of Exeter: CfP: Conference: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective

Youtube: Royal Society: Guns and Rockets – Objectivity #80

Vimeo: Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Victorian Frank Lloyd Wright

Youtube: Wellcome Collection: The Story of Henry Wellcome

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe: Conference: Where does it hurt? Ancient medicine in questions and answers 30–31 August 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Westminster Quakers Meeting House: Workshop: A Many Sided Crystal: Celebrating Silvanus Phillips Thompson 16 September 2016

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

 

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

 

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University College Dublin: Post Doctoral Research Fellow: ‘Reform, Welfare and Prisoner ‘Health Rights’

The Royal Institution: L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre Laboratory Workshop Facilitator

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Project Officer: Mobile Museum

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #52

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #52

Monday 15 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 We have reached the end of our second publishing year with year two volume fifty-two of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you for the one hundredth and fourth time all we could find of the histories of science, technology and medicine throughout the vast spaces of cyberspace over the last seven days.

As noted above, this edition of Whewell’s Gazette closes out our second publication year. Given the artificiality of measuring things in years I’m never quite sure if one should mark these things with the last episode of the old year or the first one of the new year, but I’ve chosen to do so today by making a few comments about our editorial policy.

Editorial Policy: So what is the Whewell’s Gazette editorial policy? To be truthful we don’t actually have one, we just make it up as we go along.

WYSIWYG: Whewell’s Gazette claims to be a #histSTM links list and that is exactly what it is, nothing more and nothing less. It is just a weekly collection of links to articles, posts, illustrations, comments etc., etc. that are concerned with the histories of science, technology and medicine. The rest, quotes of the week, illustrations, birthdays of the week etc. are just there to offer some relief from the boredom.

Selection Criteria: Selection is inclusive rather than exclusive. The definitions of #histSTM applied are as wide as possible often going to the very fringes and beyond rather than trying for some sort of indefinable purity of discipline. In the category META we include quite a lot of stuff that is thought or comments on history in general because #histSTM is after all just history.

Presentation: The model is a slightly sloppy, somewhat jumbled small adds column from a newspaper. The entries are divided into rough categories taken from the different areas of science, technology, and medicine but within the categories no ordering principles are applied. Links are added at random in the order that they found. This was a deliberate decision, the thought being that if the reader is forced to go through a complete category looking for the links that primarily interest them, they might just stumble across something they might not have read otherwise. We are fans of the seductive Internet rabbit hole. If however a number of sources all cover the same story in one week then we will usually group them together.

The categories ART & EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS are cumulative, entries remain on the list until the event or whatever they are advertising have taken place. For those who read these every week and who don’t get off on reading the whole list every time, the new entries are always added at the beginning or the end.

Source: How and where do we find all the entries? The vast majority of the entries are collected daily on the @rmathematicus twitter stream. This twitter stream follows as many people as it can find who are either #histSTM historians or who are interested in #histSTM posts, articles, etc. Their #histSTM related tweets get retweeted creating a repository of #histSTM links that are then distilled into the weekly edition of Whewell’s Gazette. If you follow @rmathematicus and read his twitter stream then you won’t need to read Whewell’s Gazette! If you are on Twitter and tweet about #histSTM and @rmathematicus doesn’t follow you then make him aware of the fact and he will start to. A small number of entries get sent directly to the Renaissance Mathematicus by email by people interested in getting their links added to Whewell’s Gazette. Such contributions are always welcome.

Editorial Staff: Who puts together the Whewell’s Gazette every week? The majority of the work is done by yours truly, the Renaissance Mathematicus, with regular contributions from Anna Gielas (@Anna_Gielas) and occasional input from Michael Barton (@darwinsbulldog). However as mentioned above the links are provided by the whole #histSTM Twitter community so our editorial staff number in the hundreds! Active contributions are always welcome!

Quality Control: We don’t actually read all of the links included every week but do skim them whilst collecting. No judgement as to quality of a given article or post is exercised, this is left to the readers of WG when they click on a link and peruse an article. Only obvious rubbish is excluded. A stricter editorial policy, given the Renaissance Mathematicus’ pedantic tendencies, would probably lead to a Whewell’s Gazette with five links. For a start any article with first, founder of, father of and other much loved clichés in their titles would be thrown out on principle.

Guiding Principle: Inclusion rather than Exclusion.

The Future: Come back next week for Year 3, Vol: #01!

 Quotes of the week:

 “History retweets itself” – Matt Thomas (@mattthomas)

 “It was the basil of thyme

It was the wormwood of thyme” Cilantro Dickens – John Laurie (@laurie_john)

“In US wrote Alexis de Tocqueville (1840), events “can move from the impossible to the inevitable without stopping at the probable.”” h/t @TurnbullMalcolm

“These European “first to” things only matter if Indigenous experiences don’t. Indigenous people *guided* these “explorers” because they already knew the way” – Adam Gaudry (@adamgaudry)

Tolstoy Quote

“The universe has no circumference” – Nicolas of Cusa (1401-1464)

“All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth, such as it is, is beyond our reach” –

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464)

“On this day in 1887, his mom checked and Erwin Schrödinger became alive” – @pourmecoffee

Calvin Big Picture

“God grant me the serenity

to delete the emails I can’t answer

courage to reply to what I can;

and wisdom to know the difference” – @sarahjeong

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The cornerstone of Uraniborg, Tycho Brahe’s observatory on Hven, was laid 8 August 1576

Uraniborg c-net: The observatory that changed astronomy forever

Wired: Aug. 8, 1576: Brahe’s Palatial Gateway to the Heavens

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Financing Tycho’s little piece of heaven

flickr: Richard Cohen: The Castle and Observatory of Uraniborg on the island of Hven

Sanderus Antiquariaat: Antique map of Denmark – Uraniborg by J. Blaeu

Tycho Brahe's quadrant wall mural at Uraniborg used to measure star positions

Tycho Brahe’s quadrant wall mural at Uraniborg used to measure star positions

Foundation Stone of the Royal Observatory was laid 10 August 1675´

Royal Observatory Greenwich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Observatory Greenwich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Teleskopos: An auspicious day to found an observatory

Royal Museums Greenwich: History of the Royal Observatory

Royal Museums Greenwich: 336 Today

Smithsonian Institution founded 10 August 1846

The "Castle" (1847), the Institution's first building and still its headquarters Source: Wikimedia Commons

The “Castle” (1847), the Institution’s first building and still its headquarters
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SpaceWatchtower: 170th Anniversary: Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Legal History

Paul Dirac born 8 August 1902 

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanic

Youtube: Dirac Lecture 1 (of 4) – Quantum Mechanics

Henry Fairfield Osborn born 8 August 1857

Osborn in 1890 Source: WikimediaCommons

Osborn in 1890
Source: WikimediaCommons

Linda Hall Library: Henry Fairfield Osborn – Scientist of the Day

Linda Hall Library: Paper Dinosaurs 1824–1969: 33. The First Tyrannosaurus Skeleton, 1905

Paige Fossil History: The Weird History of Oviraptors

Erwin Schrödinger born 12 August 1887

Schröding Bank Note

“I insist upon the view that ‘all is waves’.” Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)

Schrödinger clinic

Schrödinger

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Ernest Lawrence and the Cyclotron

Yovisto: Sir Roger Penrose and the Singularity

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Samuel Walker’s Interview

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

arXiv: Lessons from Mayan Astronomy

The Caracol structure at Chichen Itza has been interpreted as an observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Caracol structure at Chichen Itza has been interpreted as an observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Forbes: Comic: ‘Science Legends’ Sir Isaac Newton: Master of the Mint

AHF: Yoshito Matsushige

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Stanislaus Ulam’s Interview (1979)

Yovisto: Wolfgang Paul and the Ion Trap

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not a theology student

AHF: In Memoriam: Monroe Messinger

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Kathleen Maxwell’s Interview

Atlas Obscura: A Traditional Globe Maker is Making 3-D Versions of Historic Martian Maps

Yovisto: Nikolaus of Cusa and the Learned Ignorance

Nikolaus von Cusa

Nikolaus von Cusa

Ptak Science Books: Found-Art in Electrical Discharge, 1880

Comètes: des mythes à la réalité: Les instruments

APS: Oersted and electromagnetism

AHF: Frederic Joliot-Curie

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Ferdinand Magellan and the first Trip Around the World

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ferdinand Magellan

The Nao Victoria Replica in the Nao Victoria Museum, Punta Arenas, Chile Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Nao Victoria Replica in the Nao Victoria Museum, Punta Arenas, Chile
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Antiquariat: Daša Pahor: New Acquisitions

Academic Room: Representations of Self and the Other in Two Iraqi Travelogues of the Ottoman Period (pdf)

Medievalists.net: Hy-Brassil: Irish origins of Brazil

National Geographic: Historical Photos Mark 150th Birthday of Pioneering Black Explorer

Polar ExplorerAlthough historians haven’t been able to confirm the fact, Henson said, "I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world." This photo was made on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 1908. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT E. PEARY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Polar ExplorerAlthough historians haven’t been able to confirm the fact, Henson said, “I think I’m the first man to sit on top of the world.” This photo was made on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 1908.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT E. PEARY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The missing tobacco pipe

AEON: Bodies electric

cbc news: Quirky curiosities: medical instruments from our past

Einthoven string galvanometer

Einthoven string galvanometer

The H-Word: Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer’s guide to 120 years of medical history

The H-Word: Olympians and the scientific quest to find out what makes an elite athlete

English History: The Life of John Keats (1795–1821)

Thomas Morris: Reattached with a sticking plaster

On View: Center for the History Of Medicine: Cupping set, 1837–1853

BIU Santé: Après 270 ans d’oubli, redécouverte de l’anatomie de Van Horne, trésor du 17e s.

American Radio History: Hospital Television

Yovisto: Richard Mead and the Understanding of Transmissible Diseases

Nursing Clio: Sex, Secrecy, and Abuse in a 19th-Century Workhouse

The Recipes Project: Writing Early Modern Medicine for Medical Readers

The Hairpin: Monstrous Births

Image: A G

Image: A G

Advances in the History of Psychology: Controversy Brewing over Suzanne Corkin and Patient H.M.

Yovisto: Dr. Joseph Lister and the use of Carbolic Acid as Disinfectant

Yovisto: James Bryan Herrick and the Sickle-Cell Disease

British Library: Science blog: “Like light shining in a dark place”: Florence Nightingale and William Farr

The Guardian: No, no, no! Victorians didn’t invent the vibrator

eugesta.recherche.univ-lille3.fr: Galen and the widow. Towards a history of therapeutic masturbation in ancient gynaecology (pdf)

Pen and Pension: Dealing with a Quack

Wellcome Library: Wound man Part 1: origins

The Guardian: ‘I willed him to wake up’: epilepsy in art – and in life

The master of San Severino’s Release of a Woman from Possession by the Devil (15th century). Photograph: Scala, Florence

The master of San Severino’s Release of a Woman from Possession by the Devil (15th century). Photograph: Scala, Florence

 

Figure Drawings: The Human Skeleton and Muscles – John Georg Heck

The Washington Post: Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation cause by the Black Death

Thomas Morris: The cure of Thomas Tipple

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Ptak Science Books: A Bit on the History of the Future of Sucking – Vacuum Trains (1945)

New York Times: How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

Academia: The Mastermyr Find: A Viking Tool Chest from Gotland

Spotlight News: State Museum acquires 1947 Tavern Television

Unwritten Record Blog: Lighthouse Drawings in celebration of National Lighthouse Day

RG26: Lighthouse Drawings; MI, Spectacle Reef; #2. Section plan, vertical, 1874.

RG26: Lighthouse Drawings; MI, Spectacle Reef; #2. Section plan, vertical, 1874.

lastsatandonzobieisland: Charles N. Daly was not a man to be trifled with

BBC News: Clifton Suspension Bridge: Vast hidden vaults open to the public

Yovisto: The Salvage of the Vasa

The Guardian: ‘Discovery of the year’: sunken British ship found in Russian Artic

Yovisto: Tom Kilburn and the First Stored-Program Computer

Atlas Obscura: Fort Peck Dam

Anton Howes: The Relevance of Skills to Innovation during the British Industrial Revolution, 1651–1851 Working Paper (pdf)

Yovisto: IBM and the Personal Computer

Science Museum: 100 Years of Stainless Steel

The Sheffield-born son of a steel worker, Harry Brearley (1871-1948) pioneered the commercial development of stainless steels. Brearley was working in the laboratory of the steel works of Thomas Firth and Sons, Sheffield, when in 1913 he produced the first true stainless steel. Sheffield has a long-standing reputation for producing high quality cutlery, and the development of the first steel that did not rust was a significant moment in metallurgical history. Harry Brearley, 1871–1948. Image © Science Museum/SSPL

The Sheffield-born son of a steel worker, Harry Brearley (1871-1948) pioneered the commercial development of stainless steels. Brearley was working in the laboratory of the steel works of Thomas Firth and Sons, Sheffield, when in 1913 he produced the first true stainless steel. Sheffield has a long-standing reputation for producing high quality cutlery, and the development of the first steel that did not rust was a significant moment in metallurgical history.
Harry Brearley, 1871–1948. Image © Science Museum/SSPL

Ian Visits: London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross

MINNPOST: Obsolesced

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

An Ottoman Poster, Terrain Graphic (Arazi ve Sunuf-u Muhtelife-i Suhurun Cedvel-i Umumisi) The Ottoman History (@OttomanArchive)

An Ottoman Poster, Terrain Graphic (Arazi ve Sunuf-u Muhtelife-i Suhurun Cedvel-i Umumisi) The Ottoman History (@OttomanArchive)

 National Geographic: Geological Evidence May Support Chinese Flood Legend

Paige Fossil History: Footprints, Sculpture, & Hobbit Ancestors: A Paleoanthropolgy Best of Summer Roundup

Colonizing Animals: Missing Links in Myanmar

The Public Domain Review: Photographs of a Falling Cat

Psychology Today: Labelling Non-Native Animals: The Psychology of Name Calling

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Queen’s Ass … or how the donkey earned its stripes!

Royal Society Open Science: New genetic and morphological evidence suggests a single hoaxer created ‘Piltdown man’

Gizmodo: Piltdown Man Hoax Was the Work of a Single Forger, Study Says

Forbes: Human Ancestor Hoax at Piltdown Finally Solved

Scientific America: Solving the Piltdown Man Scientific Fraud

Science: Study reveals culprit behind Piltdown Man, one of science’s most famous hoaxes

The Telegraph: Science: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle cleared of Piltdown Man Hoax

The Guardian: Gertrude Of Arabia: the great adventurer may finally get her museum

Bell in Baghdad, 1917. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Bell in Baghdad, 1917. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Lyell Collection: Geomythology: geological origins of myths and legends

TrowelBlazers: Christian Maclagan: Sensation of Scotland

Royal Society Open Science: Oldest fossil remains of the enigmatic pig-footed bandicoot show rapid herbivorous evolution

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading July 2016

Pacific Institute: Assessing The Costs Of Adapting To Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study Of San Francisco Bay

JSTOR Daily: Women’s Fight for Scientific Fieldwork

Social Evolution Forum: Cannibalism and Human Evolution

BHL: Supporting Historical Paleontological Research

U.S. Forest Service History: Gifford Pinchot (1865–1946) 1st Chief of the Forest Service

Yovisto: Meet Sue, the Dinosaur

Rehistoring The Land: Environmental History in Action at Rocky Mountain National Park

Sniffing the Past: Dogs in the 19th Century Press

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Atlas Obscura: Kinsey Institute Gallery

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Bewick

Stephan on Blogger: 1708, August 14th, the strongest of a series of quakes occurred on the active Moyenne-Durance Fault (Provence, France)

99% Invisible: A Sea Worth its Salt

The Atlantic: When Parks Were Radical

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CHEMISTRY:

Explaining Chemistry

Geri Walton: Nitrous Oxide of Laughing Gas Exhibitions and Parties

Yovisto: Henry Moseley and the Atomic Numbers

Yovisto: Felix Hoffmann and Aspirin

Felix Hoffmann Source: Wikimedia Commons

Felix Hoffmann
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Amadeo Avogadro and Avogadro’s Law

Conciatore: Sal Ammoniac

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

World History

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: Churchwardens’ Account

The Recipes Project: Looking at Paper and Recipes

Scientific American: Squabbling Over the End of Science on Charlie Rose

CHF: Distillations: Summer 2016

Philly.com: Commentary: Experiment with Philly’s legacy of science

In the Franklin Institute , the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Chamber. File

In the Franklin Institute , the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Chamber. File

University of Oxford: MLGB3: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain

The Junto: What’s Livetweeting For, Anyway?

The Junto: Women and the History of Capitalism

Society for the Social History of Medicine: The Gazette

The Atlantic: The Tyranny of Simple Explanations

JHI: Blog: Announcing 2015 Forkosch Book Prize Winner

Springer: Journal of the History of Biology: Volume 49, Issue 3, August 2016 Table of Contents

Occult Minds: Building Blocks of Human Experience –website launched

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Alchemy School

Corpus Newtonicum: Summer thoughts…

Yovisto: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi – The Prince of Astrologers

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Anton Mesmer and his Animal Magnetism

Franz Anton Mesmer Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franz Anton Mesmer
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Occult Minds: Results

History of Alchemy Podcast: New History of Alchemy tshirt design!

HoA T-ShirtBOOK REVIEWS:

The Momo: 6 stellar science books that ‘normal folks’ will love

Forbes: Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

H-Net Reviews: Cristian Berco: From Body to Community: Veneral Disease and Society in Baroque Spain

Chemistry World: Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

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The Economist: The master of them all

brainpickings: Mental Health, Free Will, and Your Microbiome

brainpickings: James Gleick on Our Anxiety About Time, the Origin of the Term “Type A”, and the Curious Psychology of Elevator Impatience

The Austin Chronicle: The Seven Skeletons of Lydia Pyne

University of California Press: Nova Religio: The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse 1900–1939 by Egil Asprem

Popular Science: Eyes on the Sky: A spectrum of telescopes

NEW BOOKS:

Enfilade: New Book – Fleshing out Surfaces

Peter Lang: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

9783035308273

CUP: Academic: Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

CLOSING SOON: Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

CLOSING VERY SOON: The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Time for Shakespeare 18 August 2016

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Haeckel, E. H. P. A. (1866).Generelle Morphologie der Organismen : allgemeine Grundzüge der organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, mechanisch begründet durch die von C. Darwin reformirte Decendenz-Theorie.

Haeckel, E. H. P. A. (1866).Generelle Morphologie der Organismen : allgemeine Grundzüge der organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, mechanisch begründet durch die von C. Darwin reformirte Decendenz-Theorie.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vox: What it took to discover bacteria in the 1670s

Torch: Too Valuable to Die?

Youtube: Wikimedia UK: Alice White at the Wellcome Library

Youtube: Ri: Cosmology: Galileo to Gravitational Waves – with Hiranya Peiris

Youtube: The Royal Society: The Boyle Diaries – Objectivity #78

Youtube: Essilor UK: Irreducible Complexity? – Evolution of the Eye Explained

RADIO & PODCASTS:

brainpickings: Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

News Works: The history of Heinrich Hertz and the discovery of radio waves

New Books Network: The Art of Medicine in Early China

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ALD Podcast: Episode 2, Fran Scott & Maia Weinstock

BBC Archive: H G Wells: Science and the Citizen (1943)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

 

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CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums 23 September 2016 Registration now open

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

 

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

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University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

APS Physics: Forum on the History of Physics: Student Travel Awards

BSHS: Time Measurement Research Funding

University of Cambridge: St John’s College: Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies

Québec: Bourse de maîtrise/ doctorat en histoire du nursing psychiatrique au Québec

University of Paderborn: Post Doc: The Project “Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS)”

The Dudley Observatory: Applications for the 2017 Pollock Awards are now open! History of Astronomy

 

 

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