Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, 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 3, Volume #52

Monday 14 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

We have the final edition of the third year of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list brining you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dig up in the furthest reaches of the Internet.

There is a stupid saying in German that everything has an end and only the sausage has two. It is with a feeling of sadness but also one of relief that I am announcing that this is not just the final edition of year three of Whewell’s Gazette but the final edition; Whewell’s Gazette is no more.

I am sad because Whewell’s Gazette is one hundred per cent my baby. I conceived it, I birthed it, I nurtured it and I have watched it grow and mature over one hundred and fifty six information packed issues; now I have taken the decision to kill it off.

I actually took this decision many months ago but decided then to complete three full years before I pulled the plug and let my baby sink into cyber oblivion. Producing Whewell’s Gazette has come to consume much, in fact too much, of my life in terms of both time and effort and that is why I have a feeling of relief in letting it go.

The personal satisfaction that I have garnered through producing this gazette has for a long time not been enough to compensate for the number of unpaid hours that I have devoted to its production every week. I’m not even sure that if those hours had been adequately remunerated that I would have found enough satisfaction to keep going; I actually seriously doubt it.

Editing Whewell’s Gazette for three years has been a learning process. I have discovered just how much #histSTM material is being put out every week on the Internet and I’m sure there is even more that I didn’t succeed in gathering up in my sweeps of cyberspace. The Internet #histSTM community is healthy and productive and it is to be hoped that it will long remain so. On a personal trivial level my weekly endeavours have improved both my highly deficient typing and spelling skills and that at least is something that I will take with me into my own personal #histSTM future.

For the foreseeable future I shall continue to write my Renaissance Mathematicus blog, which does give me the personal satisfaction that I miss here. Over the last three years I have used my Twitter stream to collect the links that I have then published here and I intend to continue doing so. This means that if you follow me on Twitter (@rmathematicus) you can find all of this links that would have appeared here if I had continued to collate them for Whewell’s Gazette. You will of course have to filter the #histSTM tweets and retweets out from the jazz and jam rock, political and humorous tweets and retweets that I also send into cyberspace daily.

When I decided to end Whewell’s Gazette I also decided not to produce any form of special final edition but to leave the same mundane way as I started with just the regular links list, so to misuse T S Elliot’s infamous line Whewell’s Gazette ends not with a bang but a whimper.

Quotes of the week:

 “Philip Melanchthon, Luther’s right-hand man and perhaps the Reformation’s most effective spokesman, was a revolutionary educational reformer, father of one of the movement’s many lasting legacies. Without knowledge of history, he wrote, we are condemned to perpetual childhood, endless darkness, collective blindness. There are none so blind as those who will not look at history, and it is time to open our eyes to the past, in order to face the future” – Christopher Kissane

Q: How do you celebrate an AI reaching maturity?

A: A bot mitzvah – Amanda Levendowski (@levendowski)

“It should be obvious that “medieval Europe” is neither temporally nor spatially distinct from the rest of Afro-Eurasian history” – Medieval Indonesia (@siwaratrikalpa)

“The world has to reacquaint itself with the value of expertise, diplomacy, and experience. And the basic adherence to facts. Quite quickly” – Stephan McGann (@StephanMcGann)

“If you write Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem on a Möbius strip the universe will implode.

Modern magic spells” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Two antennae met, fell in love and were married. The wedding ceremony wasn’t much but the reception was excellent” – Swedish Canary (@SwedishCanary)

“Math poem:

Counting to infinity will drive you to divinity

But counting PAST infinity will drive you to insanity” – Math Prof (@mathematicsprof)

“”History is too important to be antiquarian window-dressing”

or mythology or propaganda

Please note for hist of sci

Historians of science know this already but scientists telling stories of the olden days may not” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people” –Thomas Mann

“The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to misunderstand at a deeper level” – Wolfgang Pauli

“Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge…The ego or its separation is an illusion” – Erwin Schrödinger

“This isn’t right, this isn’t even wrong” – Wolfgang Pauli

“One of television’s great contributions is that it brought murder back into the home, where it belongs” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet” – Maya Angelou

“A Nazi isn’t a ‘controversialist’, an edgy guest in a political debate show, or a tabloid ‘contrarian’. They’re your enemy. Always” – Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann)

Clara Barton at the Battle of Cedar Mountain 9 August 1862

Anniversaries of the Week:

 Foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich laid 3:14pm 10 August 1676

Royal Museums Greenwich: History of the Royal Observatory

Heritage Calling: Saving Lives with Clocks and Telescopes

Louis Leakey born 7 August 1903

Louis Leakey examining skulls from Olduvai Gorge
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Louis Leakey and the Human Evolutionary Development in Africa

Leakey: Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey

OUP Blog: Louis Leakey’s quest to discover human origins

Youtube: Dr Leakey and the Dawn of Man (1966)

Ernest Lawrence born 8 August 1901

60-inch cyclotron, c 1930s. This shows the cyclotron at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, sonn after completion in 1939. The key figures in its development and use are shown, standing, left to right: Dr D Cooksey, Dr D Corson, Dr EO Lawrence (1901-58), the inventor of the cyclotron, Dr R Thornton, Dr J Backus, WS Sainsbury, Dr LW Alvarez (1911-88) and Dr EM McMillan (1907- ). Copyright American Institute of Physics (AIP).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ernest O. Lawrence

Youtube: Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Founder Ernest O. Lawrence Demonstrates the Cyclotron Concept

Amedeo Avogadro born 9 August 1776

SciHi Blog: Amadeo Avogadro and Avogadro’s Law

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 9 – Amedeo Avogadro

Paul Dirac born 8 August 1901

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

SciHi Blog: Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanics

Encyclopaedia Britannica: P.A.M. Dirac

The Curious Wavefunction: The clearest essay on physics I have read: The beauty and clarity of Paul Dirac’s prose

The Guardian: Paul Dirac: The man who conjured laws of nature from pure thought

Dirac’s commemorative marker in Westminster Abbey
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Erwin Schrödinger born 12 August 1887

Erwin Schrödinger as a young scientist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Erwin Schrödinger and his Famous Thought Experiment

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHI Blog: Victor Franz Hess and the Cosmic Radiation

Gizmodo: Four Incredible Eclipses History Never Forgot

Ptak Science Books: Reporting the Hiroshima Bomb the Day After, 7 August 1945. And The First Map of NYC A-Bombed

ESA: Hipparcos: Ariane-4 V33 on Launch Pad with Hipparcos and TV-Sat on 8 August 1989

SciHi Blog: Sir Roger Penrose and the Singularity

Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections: Professor Elisabeth M. Bardwell looking through a telescope

SciHi Blog: Benjamin Silliman and the 1807 Meteor

The Catholic Astronomer: Benjamin Bannaker and Planet George

The Atlantic: The Moon’s Origin Story Is in Crisis

russianspaceweb.com: Luna-24: Last Moon digger

LROC: Mare Crisium: Failure then Success

SciHi Blog: Wolfgang Paul and the Ion Trap

The New York Times Magazine: Weirdness Makes Sense

NASA: Magellan

Undark: ‘Atomic Bill’ and the Birth of the Bomb

BBC News: RBS to issue polymer £10 banknote in October

Independent: New RBS £10 note featuring Scottish astronomer Mary Somerville to be released in October

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 14 – Hans Christian Ørsted

ESA: ATV Completes Final Automated Docking

ESA: Europe’s Involvement: Spacelab

BBC Future: The secret lab hidden inside a famous monument

The spiral staircase at the Monument has a secret second use (Credit: Alamy)

OpenMind: Thomas Young and the Wave Nature of Light

The Denver Post: Photos: Partial and total solar eclipses from around the world

Irish Philosophy: Truth above all things: G.G. Stokes

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Library of Congress: Map: Da Qing wan nian yi tong tian xia quan tu

The great Qing Dynasty’s complete map of all under heaven

CNN Style: Striking pictorial maps tell the story of 20th-century America

Mary Gillham Archive Project: Cracking the Antarctic

Gis & Beers: 150,000 mapas antiguos para descargar

SciHi Blog: Ferdinand Magellan and the first Trip around the World

Magaellan Map

History Today: The Map: Bering Strait, 1860s

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps: First Modern Topographical Map of Tyrol

Quartz: Eclipse maps of the past show the evolution of science and civilisation

National Geographic: This Enormous 100-Year-Old Map of Rome is Still the City’s Best

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: Ewald Hering’s Oponent Colour-Vision Theory

iNews: As polio is soon to be officially eradicated, here are five gruesome illnesses no longer with us

Hetoen International: Mixing Medicine – religion and science

SciHi Blog: Jean Piaget and Genetic Epistemology

SciHi Blog: William Morton and the Ether Anesthesia

Undark: Unsung: Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Effaced from History: Disrupting Our Sense of the Past: Medical Photographs that Push Interpreters to the Limits of Historical Analysis

Mirror: Nuclear test veterans bid for £1million to prove blasts caused cancer and birth defects

Thomas Morris: Death of an earl

Thomas Morris: The other Horatio Nelson

The Conversation: In Victorian Britain the crowds approved of sports doping – with cocaine

BBC News: Passchendaele’s untold army of women nurses

Nurses like Nellie Spindler worked alongside doctors in makeshift hospitals a hair’s breadth from the front line

Nursing Clio: Care Gone Wrong: Bad Moms, Fake Disabilities, and Imagined Illnesses

Nursing Clio: The Magic Liquid that Guarantees the Life of the Infant: Breast Milk as a Superfood

Smithsonian.com: Aspirin’s Four-Thousand-Year History

SciHi Blog: Christiaan Eijkman and the Cause of Beriberi

SciHi Blog: Richard Mead and the Understanding of Transmissible Diseases

Richard Mead

Thomas Morris: The healing power of nature

Hektoen International: Unlocking the secrets of a bohemian painting

CHF: Distillations: A Killer of a Cure

Thomas Morris: The woman who could read with her stomach

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Telephone and telecoms networks in New York, prior to the establishment of natural monopolies – h/t Mark Carrington (@mark_carrington)

ars technica: IBM PC: The complete history, part 1

ars technica: IBM PC: The complete history, part 2

British Library: European studies blog: Belarus Celebrates 500 Years of Printing

The Telegraph: Discovery of lost WW2 Mosquito plans will allow ‘Wooden Wonder’ to fly again

Tedium: CMYK all the Way

SciHI Blog: Road Trippin’ with Alice Ramsey

Conciatore: Tatar Salt

Conciatore: Benjamin Franklin and Glass

Mistaking Histories: Cleopatra and the vibrator powered by bees

SciHi Blog: The Man Who Shrank the Globe – Frank Whittle

SciHi Blog: Marvin Minsky and Artificial Neural Networks

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Journalists getting the facts wrong in the 19th century

The third Difference engine (Scheutz No. 2) built by Per Georg Scheutz, Edvard Scheutz and Bryan Donkin
Source: Science Museum London

Engineering Timelines: Wearmouth Bridge (1796), site of

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017: The King’s most curious battlecruiser

Mashable: c.1942–1945 V-Mail

The Institute: Timeline: Advances in Audio

SciHi Blog: The Salvage of the Vasa

SciHi Blog: Otto Lilienthal, the Glider King

 

The New York Times: An Inside Look at the Germans’ Deadly Bomber

NASA: Armstrong Fact Sheet: HL-10 Lifting Body

Medievalists.net: How did medieval seafarers turn trees into boat parts?

SciHi Blog: Tom Kilburn and the First Sored-Program Computer

blogTO: Inside the Film Reference Library at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Chasewater Stuff: Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era – LSWR Drummond’s ‘Bug’

The Conversation: The heartbreaking story of the flying mathematicians of World War I

Kottke.org: Yes, barbed wire fenced cows but also provided telecommunications

Londonist: The Pilot Whose Act of Bravery Was an Aviation First

Open Culture: Soviet Inventor Léon Theremin Shows Off the Theremin, the Early Electronic Instrument That Could Be Played Without Being Touched (1954)

Lew Termen demonstrating Termenvox
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Felix Wankel and the Rotary Engine

SciHi Blog: IBM and the Personal Computer

Baird Television

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

 SciHi Blog: The Venus of Willendorf

Parks Blog: Timber Tales: Marten River’s “Winter Camp”

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The New York Times: Lenin’s Eco-Warriors

Wales Online: Celebrated Welsh fossil hunter to get blue plaque in her home town

Vox: Nettie Stevens discovered XY sex chromosomes. She didn’t get credit because she had two Xs

Nettie Stevens

EurekAlert! New look at archaic DNA rewrite human evolution story

SciHi Blog: William Bateson and the Study of Heredity

The Leakey Foundation: New 13 million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry

UCL: Fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestry

Smithsonian.com: This Obscure Fishing Book is One of the Most Reprinted English Books Ever

Harvard Magazine: Blanche Ames: Brief life of an intrepid botanical illustrator: 1878–1969

Blanche Ames
Photograph courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

SciHi Blog: Thomas Telford – the Colossus of Roads

The Telegraph: Prehistoric Britons ate their dead and carved mysterious markings on their bones

Smithsonian.com: The Founder of the Smithsonian Institution Figured Out How to Brew a Better Cup of Coffee

New Scientist: early humans may have seen a supervolcano explosion up close

Letters from Gondwana: Patagotitan and the Problem of Body Mass Estimation

TrowelBlazers: Dianne Edwards: Hidden Beauty in Plain Sight

Dianne Edwards
Source: The Royal Society

The Guardian: the bone collector: eccentric archaeological treasury to be digitised

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gifford Pinchot

The #EnvHist Weekly

Forbes: America’s Most Famous (And Most Expensive) Dinosaur Turns 25 Today

Tech Crunch: Deep learning could discover new plant species hidden in centuries of herbarium data

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Henry Moseley and the Atomic Number

APS News: This Month in Physics History: August 10, 1915: Henry G.J. Moseley Killed in Action

Henry G. J. Moseley in the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford University (1910).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Felix Hoffmann and Aspirin

RSC: On this day in Chemistry: August 10 Felix Hoffmann synthesises Aspirin

Chemistry World: August Hofmann and the chemists factory

RSC: On this day in Chemistry: August 13 Discovery of Argon

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Collectors Weekly: From Boy Geniuses to Mad Scientists: How America Got So Weird About Science

The Mission: Claude Shannon’s “Creative Thinking” Speech: A Genius Reveals How to Be Creative

Commission on Bibliography and Documentation: Second Neu-Whitrow Prize awarded to Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel and his Stuttgart Team for online resource “Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450-1950.”

OUP Blog: Philosopher of the month: Sir Karl Raimund Popper [timeline]

JSTOR Daily: Seven Beautiful Illustrations of Women Scientists You Should Know

Deep Time Chicago: Time (and time again) Temporality, criticality, and the historical imagination: a conversation with historian of science Lorraine Daston

The Guardian: Sorry, Google memo man: women were in tech long before you

Future Learn: Onlne Course: Humphry Davy: Laughing Gas, Literature and the Lamp

Slate: Stop Equating “Science” With Truth

Big Questions Online: Science and Religion: Conflict or Consonance?

Advances in the History of Psychology: History of Psychiatry September 2017 Content

Museum Careers: How to Emerge as a Museum Professional: A Guide

Whipple Library Books Blog: Descartes at the Whipple

Advances in the History of Psychology: History of Psychology August 2017 Content

Reading Euclid: Augustus De Morgan and Euclid

ExtraNewsfeed: The Counterfactual and the Factual

SciHi Blog: Nikolaus of Cusa and the Learned Ignorance

Geometry History Home

The New York Times: Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

Atlas Obscura: Vintage Photos of Travelling Libraries

ESOTERIC:

Atlas Obscura: 5 Mythical Eclipse Monsters Who Mess With the Sun and Moon

App the moon serpent displayed in a tomb in Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt. HAJOR/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Atlas Obscura: When Physicians Used Lunar Signs to Diagnose Patients

SciHi Blog: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi – The Prince of Astrologers

SciHi Blog: Abu Ma’shar – the Greatest Astronomer of Baghdad

Smithsonian.com: Benjamin Franklin Mocked Eclipse Astrology to Elevate Science

BOOK REVIEWS:

H-Histsex: Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn: The Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots

Undark: Egg, Meet Sperm: The Stubborn Secrets of Sex

Annenberg Public Policy Center: What Are the Challenges Facing Science Communication?

Advances in the History of Psychology: Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany

The Renaissance Mathematicus: American eclipse tourism in the nineteenth century

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Author’s Corner with Steve Lubar author of Inside the Lost Museum

Nursing Clio: Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

H-Environment: Rondtable Reviews: Richard S. Newman, Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present

Stanford News: Stanford scholar traces medical experimentation on slaves in 18th-century Caribbean colonies

The Christian Science Monitor: How woolly mammoth bones baffled previous generations

London Review of Books: Back from the Underworld

Futurity: Health and Medicine: Doctor tested vaccines on slaves in colonial Jamaica

NEW BOOKS:

Greystone Books: Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Roman & Littlefield: The Kuhnian Image of Science: Time for a Decisive Transformation

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

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Maps and Firsthand Accounts of the Northeast Boundary Dispute

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources

Circumpolar routes. The map shows the different shipping routes across the Arctic. Source: Arctic Council, “Circumpolar Routes,” Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, available at arcticdata.is.

Tampa Bay History Center: The Florida-Cuba Connection 4 July 2017–28 January 2018

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland Maine

Musée « La Boverie » de Liège: La leçon d’Anatomie – 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine 21 Juni 2017–17 Septembre 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

archive.bridgesmathart.org: Émilie, an Opera about Love, Death, and Mathematics

The Guardian: ‘Nobody has one button’: Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder’s praises – and flaws

The Catholic Astronomer: The Heart of an Explorer: A reflection on the Futore Exploration of Mars In Light of the Lost City of Z

V&A: Ocean Liners: Speed & Style Opening 3 February 2018

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

Hilary Lappin-Scott – Disruptive STEMinist: Raising the profile of successful women: holding a Wikipedia edit-athon 28 September 2017

Old Operating Theatre & Freud Museum: Three talks: Interiority: An Exploration of the Inward Gaze 15–16 September 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Alienation and Beauty in Medical Photography 10 January 2018

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Joseph Banks Lecture Series Wednesdays 13 September–4 October 2017

RSC: Women in Chemistry Wikithon 17 August 2017

The National Archives: PAST Introduction to Archival Research 12 October 2017

NYAM: Lecture Series: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle 22 August, 12 September, 5 October 2017

BSHS: Events at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford July–September 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

NYAM: Talk: Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC 22 August 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: One-day course: Sir John Franklin’s Artic exploration 25 July and 21 October 2017

Cardiff Naturalist Society: Cardiff Naturalist Society marks 150th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Portrait of Newton at 46 in 1689 by Godfrey Kneller
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

Slide Player: Gunnery Control Computing at the Battle of Jutland, 1916

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Charting the Galaxy – from Hipparcos to Gaia Pt.1

Youtube: Basic Mechanisms in Fire Control Computers: Solvers, Integrators… 1953 US Navy Training Film

Youtube: CNN, Feynman and the Challenger Disaster

Youtube: The Royal Society: Historical Wearables – Objectivity #127

Science Friday: Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science

RADIO & PODCASTS:

npr: Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding

Ada Lovelace Day: Ep 11: Nanotech, the coffee filter, and how computers search

Kulturradio: Das Nullniveau schwankt: Ein Gespräch über die Meereshöhe mit Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Historiker und Geograf

soundcloud: Watching the eclipse with Neil Armstrong and Isaac Asimov

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DH: CfP Workshop: The All-Seeing Eye: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures 11 April 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: Edited Volume on the History of Medical Education Deadline 30 October 2017

Bodleian Libraries: Symposium: Enlightening Maps: celebrating 25 years of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography 22 September 2017

The Huntington: Conference: Early Modern Collections in Use 15–16 September 2017

University of St Andrews: CfP: The St Andrews Book Conference: Print and Power 21–23 June 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

Art Hist: CfP: ART@S Bulletin vol. 7, no 2 (Fall 2018) Cartographic Styles and Discourse Deadline 22 September 2017

Swansee University: CfP: ‘The All-Seeing Eye’: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop 11 April 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

The Foundling Museum: Symposium: Art, Charity & the Navy: The Greenwich & Foundling Hospitals 30 October 2017

Royal Holloway, University of London: CfP: Workshop: Animals and Emotions in History 17 November 2017

Contagions: CfP: Contagions sessions at the International Congress for Medieval Studies 2018

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; Oxford University: Knowledge in Context: Colloquium in Honour of Laurence Brockliss and Colin Jones 22–23 September 2017

The Royal Society: Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration, 1743–1820 14–15 September 2017

University of Oxford: Workshop: Digital Approaches to the History of Science 28 September 2017

Western University London, Ontario: Women Intellectuals in 18th Century Germany 20-21 October 2017

BSHS: Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neuman Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Actualités et appels à contribution: Actualités et appels à contribution: Journées d’études – Éditer l’histoire des sciences (France, XXème siècle) 14 et 15 septembre 2017

The Open University: CfP: Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 23 February 2018

University of Leeds: CfP: Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS 19–20 September 2017

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Abertas as inscrições para o workshop ‘História da Medicina Tropical’ 14 e 15 de dezembro de 2017

The Science Museum: Workshop: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era 31 August 2017

Le premier numéro de la revue Doc.Eu: Appel à contributions: Représentations du corps dans les sciences humaines et sociales Réception de l’article : 14 août 2017 au plus tard

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Ordered Universe: Publications

Toronto, Ontario: Preliminary Program: HSS Annual Meeting 9–12 November 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Cannabis: Global Histories 19–20 April 2018 Deadline 15 January 2018

Societate și Politică: CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Deadline 15 December 2017

University of Exeter: Symposium: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2017

BPS: A BPS Flagship Event: Women in Psychology: From Invisibility to Influence 19 October 2017

University of Düsseldorf: CfP: The Generalized Theory of Evolution 31 January–3 February 2018

BJHP: CfP: Special Issue: Women and the History of Philosophy Deadline 31 January 2018

The American University of Paris: Appel à communications: Conférence internationale pluridisciplinaire d’histoire de la sexologie: Sexologies et théories de la sexualité. Traduction, appropriation, problématisation, médicalisation 30-31 Octobre 2017 Soumission des propositions 15 Juillet 2017

Ecole des Mines Paris Tech: Appel à communications: Techno*Care / Les technologies du « care » en santé 12 décembre 2017 avant le 14 juillet 2017 

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich: Environment & Social Portal Research Associate

UCLA: Digital Humanities Academic Administrator

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #51

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #51

Monday 07 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

 It’s time for the penultimate edition of the third year of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM weekly links list delivering all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

In my alter ego at the Renaissance Mathematicus I have often had occasion to comment on phrases and terms that I don’t think should be used when writing about #histSTM, ‘the first’, ‘the greatest’ etc, etc. Recently another such turn of phrase has pushed its way into my awareness that I think should be banned from articles on #histSTM.

The offending phrase takes the form of ‘if it wasn’t for X we wouldn’t have Y’. The implication being if a particular individual hadn’t been born/existed/lived then the particular piece of science, technology or whatever that they discovered/proved/invented would not have been discovered/proved/invented. The logical consequence of this piece of sloppy thinking is that X had something unique about themselves making it possible for them and only them to make that particular discovery/proof/invention. This is patent rubbish, as any brief survey of #histSTM would show.

When I first started getting interested in the history of science cases of dual discovery/invention were regarded as something very special even sensational – Newton/Leibniz and the calculus, Darwin/Wallace and evolution by natural selection etc. Deeper and wider investigation into the various areas of #histSTM have shown that far from being rare dual or multiple discovery/invention are almost the norm. This phenomenon is easily explained by the cliché ‘the time was ripe’. No discovery/proof/invention is ever unique to an individual and if X didn’t discover/prove/invent Y then Z would have done and very often already had but nobody had noticed yet.

So if you are writing about some figure in #histSTM please don’t say that if they hadn’t been born/existed/lived then some major discovery/proof/invention wouldn’t have been made because that claim is, with certainty, rubbish

 Quotes of the week:

Signpost dedicated to the memory of historian of science John V Pickstone below Win Hill, Derbyshire h/t Jack Kirby (@jdk653)

.“I served a slow cooked female deer with herbs to my family at my most recent dinner party.

Calling it “Roasted Dill Doe” was maybe unwise” – Bob Kostic (@causticbob)

“In the future, everybody will work in the White House for 15 minutes” – Andy Warhol Richard Littler (@richard_littler)

‘There exists a passion for comprehension [that is] rather common in children, but it gets lost in most people later on’ – Albert Einstein

“We in Britain could learn a lot from the Germans’ balanced, grown-up attitude to their own history (& thence their/our place in world today)” – Seb Falk (@Seb_Falk)

“”What if I’m a brain in a jar?” You are. It’s just that the jar is made of bone and muscle and you have nerve interfaces with it” – Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian” – Herman Melville

“The test of any axiom system lies in the theorems it produces” – Oswald Veblen

“Once wrote wryly on an exam, prove or disprove the following (but not necessary to do both). Student asked if I gave extra credit for both” – Math Prof (@mathematicsprof)

“Working definition of ‘mathematician’: someone who has received a crank communication about the value of π” – Colin Beveridge (@icecolbeveridge)

“Curious fact: William Rowan Hamilton was born midnight 3rd/4th August. History records his birthday as 4th, but he celebrated it on 3rd” – Irish Maths Archive (@IrishMathsFacts)

“You describe science as if it were a big organism which falls asleep when it drinks too much alcohol” – Feyerabend to Kuhn h/t Patrick McCray (@LeapingRobot)

Writing a lecture on argumentation and rhetoric. Found my all-time favourite request from an overzealous technical editor – Trisha Greenhaigh (@trishgreenhaigh)

 Anniversaries of the Week:

Marie Tharp born 30 July 1920

AGO: A Famous Ocean Floor Map

Primo Levi born 31 July 1919

 “…man is a centaur, a tangle of flesh and mind, divine inspiration and dust” – Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

Primo Levi ca. 1950s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Primo Levi and The Periodic Table

“More dangerous are the common men… ready to believe and to act without asking questions” – Primo Levi

Stephanie Kwolek born 31 July 1923

Stephanie Kwolek 1986
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Stephanie L. Kwolek

Helen Hogg born 1 August 1905

Helen Sawyer Hogg

SciHi Blog: Helen Hogg and the Globular Clusters

Maria Mitchell born 1 August 1814

Maria Mitchell (seated) inside the dome of the Vassar College Observatory, with her student Mary Watson Whitney (standing), ca. 1877
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maria Mitchell

SciHi Blog: Maria Mitchell and the Comets

brainpickings: How to Watch the Un-sunlike Sun: Solar Eclipse Tips from pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell

Vassar Observatory

John Tyndall born 2 August 1820

This is a cropped copy of an engraving of physicist John Tyndall (1820-1893). At the foot of the uncropped copy is the words: “Etch by H.B. Hall N.Y. 1878”.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Tyndall

The Royal Institution: Interactive Timeline: John Tyndall

The Royal Institution: John Tyndall resurrected

The Victorian Web: John Tyndall: Address Delivered Before the British Association Assembled at Belfast, With Additions, 1874

NASA: Earth Observatory: John Tyndall (1820–1893)

RSC: John Tyndall’s discovery of the ‘greenhouse effect’

SciHi Blog: John Tyndall and the Physics of Air

John Scopes born 3 August 1900

Photograph of John Scopes taken one month before the Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial. From the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Scopes

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

A memory of the great, formidable Hans Bethe, by physicist David Wark.

 Skulls in the Stars: The gallery of failed atomic models, 1903–1913

Voices of the Manhattan Project: George Kistiakowsky’s Interview

The New York Times: The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe

C–net: Apollo Mission Control team seeks to restore NASA site

AHF: Philip Abelson

The Guardian: Jodrell Bank’s heritage celebrated with listed status for telescope and buildings

A 1957 photograph of Professor Bernard Lovell (right) with structural engineer Charles Husband. Photograph: PA

SciHi Blog: Georges Charpak and the Multiwire Proportional Chamber

Dannen.com: Einstein to Roosevelt, August 2, 1939

The Catholic Astronomer: Benjamin Bannaker and the Practical Why of Astronomy

Nature Physics: The invention of dimension

AIP: This Month in Physics History: August 1932: Discovery of the Positron

Hyperallergic: The First Photographs of a Solar Eclipse

William and Frederick Langenheim, “Eclipse of the Sun” series of daguerreotypes (1854) (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Atlas Obscura: A Century of Eclipse Watching, in Photos

SciHi Blog: William Hamilton and the Quaternions

France Voyage: Sundials of the Hautes-Alpes

Wikiwand: Sine quadrant

Sinecal Quadrant or as it is known in Arabic: Rub‘ul mujayyab

ESA: rosetta blog: Cometwatch – 4 August

SciHi Blog: Neil Armstrong – the First Man of the Moon

The Inverse Square Blog: Eclipses Make People Crazy, Daniel Defoe Edition

NASA: Five Famous Pulsars from the Past 50 Years

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Paul du Chaillu

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Navigation: An Even Shorter Introduction

SciHi Blog: Jean-François de La Pérouse and his Voyage around the World

The National Museum of American History: Lewis and Clark Expedition Pocket Compass

SciHi Blog: On the Road with Alexander von Humboldt

mapmania: Korean world map centered on the legendary Mount Meru in Central Asia – mid 4th century

SciHi Blog: Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and the Mont Blanc

Library of Congress: The geography of the great solar eclipse of July 14 MDCCXLVIII : exhibiting an accurate map of all parts of the Earth in which it will be visible, with the North Pole, according to the latest discoveries

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The House of Blaeu vs. The House of Hondius – The Battle of the Globes and Atlases

Portrait of Willem Janszoon Blaeu Artist unknown

The Public Domain Review: Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

SciHi Blog: Juan Sebastián Elcano and the First Circumnavigation of the Earth

Medievalists.net: The Osma Beatus Map: A Medieval and Christian View of the World

Osma Beatus Map

The Map House: Maps of the Month

Ptak Science Books: On Not-Missing the Not-Unhidden Darwin and his “Masterpiece” Map (1845)

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The extra jaw

Remedia: Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

Exploring the history of prisoner health: Mentally Disordered Prisoners: Drawing on History

Hektoen International: The emperor and his physicians

Dr Alun Withey: Thomas Ribright: The Electrifying Optician of 18th-century London

The Washington Post: Marian Diamond, neuroscientist who gave new meaning to ‘use it or lose it,’ dies at 90

Marian Diamond

Effaced From History?: Tooth Worms

Thomas Morris: The other Horatio Nelson

JSTOR Daily: When Forced Sterilization Was Legal in the U.S.

SciHi Blog: Neal Elgar Miller and Biofeedback

Nursing Clio: Almost Fourteen: The Book That Stopped Me in My Research Tracks

Royal College of Surgeons: Anatomy a hymn in praise of the wisdom of God

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Understanding the Liver in the College Collections

Thomas Morris: The 43-year pregnancy

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: That Time of the Month in Victorian America

Pacific Standard: Charting the Rich History of Dyslexia Advocacy

CHF: Distillations: The Appeal of Hot Air

An illustration of ozone inhalation from “Principles of electro-medicine, electro-surgery and radiology: a practical treatise for students and practioners, with chapters on mechanical vibration and blood pressure technique,” ca. 1917.
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Nursing Clio: Elizabeth Blackwell in the Digital World

Thomas Morris: The slugs and the porcupine

Civil War Women: Matrons in Civil War Hospitals

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

SciHi Blog: Nicolas-Jacques Conté and the Pencil

SciHi Blog: George Baxter and the Color Printing Process

Conciatore: Alberico Barbini

MPR News: ‘The Hello Girls’ highlights the women who ran the WWI switchboards

Chasing Earhart: Amelia Earhart Was the First Millennial Hustler

Military.com: Chut, J’ecoute: US Army’s Use of Radio Intelligence in World War I

 

Smithsonian.com: Telegraph Recovered from the Wreck of the ‘Lusitania’

SciHi Blog: The Inventions of John Ericsson

Science Museum: John Smeaton and his whirling speculum

laststandonzombieisland: The story of how Remington helped win the air war

Smithsonian.com: The World Wide Web Was Almost Known as ‘The Mesh’

SciHI Blog: The Tower Subway the World’s First Tube Railway

London Tower Subway in 1870

AHF: Atomic Energy Commission

Mistaking histories: Catch! Attacking your enemy with words as well as weapons

Undiscovered Scotland: Wanlockhead Beam Engine

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications: 1915: How submarine cables are made, laid, operated and repaired

Tedium: Booting Up the Cash Register

BBC News: First plane landing on moving ship in Scapa Flow remembered

Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning’s feat was achieved in 1917
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SciHi Blog: On the Road with Bertha Benz

SciHi Blog: Richard Leach Maddox revolutionized Photography

Atlas Obscura: Telegraph Field Valentia Island

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The Appendix: Hunting Gorillas in the Land of Cannibals: Making Victorian Field Knowledge in Western Equatorial Africa

NICHE: Mapping Supply Chains for 19th Century Leather

SciHi Blog: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and the Evolution

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829)

The Press: Project launched to restore wildlife ponds

The Atlantic: The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes

SciHi Blog: Joseph Paxton – from Gardens to Architecture

Great Conservatory at Chatsworth, built from 1836 to 1841 and demolished in the 1920s

Smithsonian.com: This Renaissance Painting of Fruit Holds a Modern-Day Science Lesson

The #EnvHist Weekly

Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage: Myth and Matricide: How the Narwhal Got Its Tusk

History of Anthropology Newsletter: Web Roundup 7/21–8/4

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: Darwin’s Boulders

ZSL Let’s Work for Wildlife: Happy Birthday, Joan Procter

This marble bust of Joan Beauchamp Procter was sculpted by George Alexander and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1931. It was subsequently presented to the Zoological Society of London and is now permanently displayed with a commemorative bronze plaque at the entrance to the Reptile House at London Zoo
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BISH: The History of Penis in Vagina as Default Sex

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

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Smithsonian.com: Are Humans to Blame for the Disappearance of Earth’s Fantastic Beasts

CHEMISTRY:

Imperial War Museums: Mustard Gas and the Third Battle of Ypres

The National Archives: The problems with mustard gas

Université Catholique de Louvain: Prof. Istvan Marko (1956–2017)

Prof. Istvan Marko (1956-2017)

Contrepoints: Qui est István Markó, directeur scientifique de “Climat, 15 vérités qui dérangent”?

On this day in Chemistry: August 1 Joseph Priestly first prepared oxygen

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 2 – Friedrich Stromeyer

SciHi Blog: Leopold Gmelin and the Chemistry of Digestion

Leopold Gmelin (1788-1853)

AHF: Harold Delaney

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 3 – Richard Willstätter

Conciatore: Vitriol of Venus

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 2 – Germain Henri Hess

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Washington Post: David Jones, British chemist and ‘court jester in the palace of science,’ dies at 79

The New York Times: David E.H. Jones, Scientist Whose Alter Ego Challenged Conventions, Dies at 79

Linnean News: A Forum for Natural History – August 2017

Medievalists.net: Aristotle and the Medieval University: The Birth of a New Book Format

Making Science Public: Designer babies? Not again!

British Library: Collection Care blog: Do more together than we can ourselves: The unique partnership between curator and conservator

Atlas Obscura: Michael Faraday’s Laboratory

Edible Manhattan: On the Upper East Side, a Rare Book Library With 10,000 Titles on Food, Cooking and Nutrition

Mental Floss: 6 Famous Scientists and Inventors Who Struggled With Math

SciHi Blog: John Venn and the Venn Diagram

Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities: Volume 9, Issue 3 – Summer 2017

The BMJ Opinion: Richard Smith: What is science for?

f of Q: dispatches from a grad student: The documentarian becomes the documented

Ptak Science Books: Early Data Visualization (1817)

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Science Book a Day: The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

The Washington Post: This is what happened when a man found a tiny meteorite

Legal History Blog: Sunday Book Review Roundup

History of the Human Sciences: ‘The life and times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest to California’

Boney Abroad: The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley

Matthew Lyons: Emigrants by James Evans

Contagions: Disease and Discrimination in Colonial Atlantic America

New Books Network: David Beer – Metric Power

New Books Network: Eric Ash – The Draining of the Fens… Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England

New Scientist: Wild tales of stuffy sharks, intimate otters and unloved horses

The Guardian: The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness review – England’s sheepish secrets

Royal Society Science Book Prize Shortlist

The Guardian: Royal Society science book prize shortlist tackles ‘the big questions’

Popular Science: Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

Pen & Sword Books: Nurses of Passchendaele: Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns 1914–1918

University of Chicago Press: Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854–1921

Now Appearing: Big Data? So What?

Evolving Thoughts: Species: The evolution of the idea

Palgrave Macmillan: Executing Magic in the Modern Era

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources

Circumpolar routes. The map shows the different shipping routes across the Arctic. Source: Arctic Council, “Circumpolar Routes,” Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, available at arcticdata.is.

Tampa Bay History Center: The Florida-Cuba Connection 4 July 2017–28 January 2018

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland Maine

Musée « La Boverie » de Liège: La leçon d’Anatomie – 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine 21 Juni 2017–17 Septembre 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

archive.bridgesmathart.org: Émilie, an Opera about Love, Death, and Mathematics

The Guardian: ‘Nobody has one button’: Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder’s praises – and flaws

The Catholic Astronomer: The Heart of an Explorer: A reflection on the Futore Exploration of Mars In Light of the Lost City of Z

V&A: Ocean Liners: Speed & Style Opening 3 February 2018

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Joseph Banks Lecture Series Wednesdays 13 September–4 October 2017

RSC: Women in Chemistry Wikithon 17 August 2017

The National Archives: PAST Introduction to Archival Research 12 October 2017

NYAM: Lecture Series: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle 22 August, 12 September, 5 October 2017

BSHS: Events at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford July–September 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

NYAM: Talk: Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC 22 August 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: One-day course: Sir John Franklin’s Artic exploration 25 July and 21 October 2017

Cardiff Naturalist Society: Cardiff Naturalist Society marks 150th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events

CHF: History Lab: Fiction and the Future 12 August 2017

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Blake’s Newton (1795) demonstrates his opposition to the “single-vision” of scientific materialism: Newton fixes his eye on a compass (recalling Proverbs 8:27, an important passage for Milton)[99] to write upon a scroll that seems to project from his own head. Source Wikimedia Commons

Newton after William Blake by Eduardo Paolozzi 1995 at the British Library Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Natural History Museum: Bill Bailey on Alfred Russel Wallace

Youtube: Hand Made Vacuum Tubes by Claude Paillard

Aerodynamic Media: B-29s “Fifi” and “Doc” Return to the Air for Formation Flight

Youtube: OUP: The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

BBC News: NASA Videos

Youtube: Swarthmore College: 1938: Einstein

Youtube: British Pathé: Herr Einstein Homeward Bound (1933)

RADIO & PODCASTS:

npr: Tiffany Is Known for Lamps and Stained Glass, but He Made Magical Mosaics, Too

Bletchley Park: Podcast 49: Enigma from the other side

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 48. Taking Perspective: the Jain Theory of Standpoints

npr: Lessons From 2 War Zones Make a Difference in Medical Training

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of St Andrews: CfP: The St Andrews Book Conference: Print and Power 21–23 June 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

Art Hist: CfP: ART@S Bulletin vol. 7, no 2 (Fall 2018) Cartographic Styles and Discourse Deadline 22 September 2017

Swansee University: CfP: ‘The All-Seeing Eye’: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop 11 April 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

The Foundling Museum: Symposium: Art, Charity & the Navy: The Greenwich & Foundling Hospitals 30 October 2017

Royal Holloway, University of London: CfP: Workshop: Animals and Emotions in History 17 November 2017

Contagions: CfP: Contagions sessions at the International Congress for Medieval Studies 2018

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; Oxford University: Knowledge in Context: Colloquium in Honour of Laurence Brockliss and Colin Jones 22–23 September 2017

The Royal Society: Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration, 1743–1820 14–15 September 2017

University of Oxford: Workshop: Digital Approaches to the History of Science 28 September 2017

Western University London, Ontario: Women Intellectuals in 18th Century Germany 20-21 October 2017

BSHS: Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neuman Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Actualités et appels à contribution: Actualités et appels à contribution: Journées d’études – Éditer l’histoire des sciences (France, XXème siècle) 14 et 15 septembre 2017

The Open University: CfP: Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 23 February 2018

University of Leeds: CfP: Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS 19–20 September 2017

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Abertas as inscrições para o workshop ‘História da Medicina Tropical’ 14 e 15 de dezembro de 2017

The Science Museum: Workshop: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era 31 August 2017

Le premier numéro de la revue Doc.Eu: Appel à contributions: Représentations du corps dans les sciences humaines et sociales Réception de l’article : 14 août 2017 au plus tard

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Ordered Universe: Publications

Toronto, Ontario: Preliminary Program: HSS Annual Meeting 9–12 November 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Cannabis: Global Histories 19–20 April 2018 Deadline 15 January 2018

Societate și Politică: CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Deadline 15 December 2017

University of Exeter: Symposium: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2017

BPS: A BPS Flagship Event: Women in Psychology: From Invisibility to Influence 19 October 2017

ESA: History of Europe in space: Call for Contributions: ESA History Project Deadline 30 July 2017

University of Düsseldorf: CfP: The Generalized Theory of Evolution 31 January–3 February 2018

BJHP: CfP: Special Issue: Women and the History of Philosophy Deadline 31 January 2018

The American University of Paris: Appel à communications: Conférence internationale pluridisciplinaire d’histoire de la sexologie: Sexologies et théories de la sexualité. Traduction, appropriation, problématisation, médicalisation 30-31 Octobre 2017 Soumission des propositions 15 Juillet 2017

Ecole des Mines Paris Tech: Appel à communications: Techno*Care / Les technologies du « care » en santé 12 décembre 2017 avant le 14 juillet 2017 

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660) 5-7 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

St John’s College, Oxford: Research Assistant: History of Dyslexia Deadline 18 August 2017

UCL: STS: Teaching Fellow in History of Medicine and Science Deadline 25 August 2017

SIS: Grants

University of Bern: CSH Fellow in Philosophy of Science Deadline 1 November 2017

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #50

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #50

Monday 31 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

 With #50 we are just two editions away from completing the third year of publication of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list serving up all of the histories of science, technology and medicine delivered via the Internet over that last seven days.

I think that the last (almost) three years of Whewell’s Gazette have amply demonstrated that the width, depth and diversity of #histSTM writing available on the Internet is pretty impressive. However, we must note that dedicated #histSTM blogs on major media platforms are exceedingly rare, The Guardian website featuring The H-Word Blog by Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa) and Rebekah Higgitt (@beckyfh) being a notable exception.

This #histSTM blog featuring not only the work of its highly knowledgeable founders but also, over the years, a very impressive list of top quality guest bloggers is without doubt one of the best addresses for top quality #histSTM in cyberspace today. This being the case Whewell’s Gazette was deeply saddened when we recently discovered that The Guardian is to drop the H-Word because it doesn’t garner enough traffic in comparison with the Guardian’s other science blogs.

It is to be hoped that the H-Ladies succeed in setting up their #histSTM tent on another platform and continue to educate, entertain and enlighten us with their excellent #histSTM journalism. For the moment we will just say adieu Guardian H-Word and thank you for setting standards in quality #histSTM blogging that we could and can only aspire to emulate, even if we don’t always succeed.

Quotes of the week:

 “A person died after hearing the price of Tur daal.

Dr. issued death certificate that read… Cause of death.…”High pulse rate”” – Sanjay Hegde (@sanjayuvacha)

 “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned” – Richard Feynman

“James Bond gave me wholly unrealistic expectations of how exciting microfilms could be…” – Seb Falk (@Seb_Falk)

“Algebra is the offer made made by the devil to the mathematician…” -Sir Michael Atiyah

“All things living are in search of a better world” – Karl Popper

“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it” – Karl Popper

“I must invent my own systems or be enslaved by other men’s” – William Blake

“Dad just asked if Egyptians who spoke both Greek and Coptic were called Helle-Copters and now I don’t feel too well” – Danica Fuller (@DJFuller1991)

“German lesson of the day “Trantüte” literally “bag of whale blubber” meaning a very slow and not-thinking person” – Sandra Kamping (@sakamping)

Stephen Leacock (1936) on how historians spend their summers h/t Tina Adcock (@TinaAdcock)

Anniversaries of the Week:

 Christoph Scheiner born 25 July 1573 or 1575

Christoph Scheinet (artist unknown)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christoph Scheiner

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Apelles hiding behind the painting

Frontispiece from Rosa Ursina (1630) by Christoph Scheiner

Rosalind Franklin born 25 July 1920

Rosalind Franklin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Rosalind Franklin and the Beauty of the DNA Structure

The Royal Society: Facebook: The tragically short, yet illustrious life of Rosalind Franklin

MRC insight: Behind the picture: Photo 51

Wellcome Library: The Rosalind Franklin papers

yg Topics: Giants in genomics: Rosalind Franklin

Alembic Rare Books: A Rare Biographical Sketch of Rosalind Franklin by Her Mothe

CHF: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin

AHF: Rosalind Franklin

Jeanne Baret born 27 July 1740

Imagined portrait of Jeanne Baré dressed as a sailor, dating from 1817, after her death. Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Jeanne Baret – An Intrepid Woman of Discovery

George Biddell Airy born 27 July 1801

George Biddell Airy (1801-1892)
John Collier / 1883
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: The Astronomical Achievements of Sir George Biddell Airy

Royal Museums Greenwich: Astronomer Royal George Biddell Airy and his many measuring devices

Edward Drinker Cope born 28 July 1840

Edward Drinker Cope
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Drinker Cope

The Academy of Natural Sciences: Getting to Know Cope

Youtube: Bone Wars Teil 5 – Ich bin Edward Drinker Cope

Linda Hall Library: Paper Dinosaurs: 11. Cope Reconstructs Laelaps, 1869

Vladimir Zworykin born 30 July 1888

Zworykin demonstrates electronic television (1929).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Oral-History: Vladimir Zworykin

SciHi Blog: Vladimir Zworykin’s Television System

Regnier de Graaf born 30 July 1641

Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Regnier de Graaf – Creator of Experimental Physiology

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Roger Launius’s Blog: Three Canopies into the Pacific: Coming Home during Project Apollo

culture.pl: Dr. Rotblat: Or How I learned to Start Worrying & Fear the Bomb

ESA: Alphasat

Symmetry: A brief etymology of particle physics

AGU Blogosphere: Researchers uncover 200-year-old sunspot drawings in Maine

The Public Domain Review: Images from Johann Zahn’s Oculus Artificialis (1685)

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Raemer Schreiber’s Interview (1965)

AHF: Los Alamos Innovations: Water Boiler Reactor

Society for the History of Astronomy: SHA e-NEWS: Volume 9, no.3, August 2017

University of Cambridge Digital Library: Newton Papers: Early Papers

AIP: Charles Townes

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A very special book

Title page of the first edition of De revolutionibus
Source: Wikimedia Commons

brainpickings: How to Watch the Un-sunlike Sun: Solar Eclipse Tips from Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell

Spaceflight History: Flyby’s Last Gasp: North American Rockwell’s S-IIB Interplanetary Booster (1968)

ESA: space in images: Comet on 30 July 2015 – Navcam

ESA: space in images: During Venus Express Orbit Number 465, on 30 July 2007

Pri: A team of women is unearthing the forgotten legacy of Harvard’s women ‘computers’

A dozen women computers hold hands in this 1918 photograph, which Smith Zrull calls the “paper doll” photo. To the far right is Edward Pickering, who hired the women computers. Credit: Courtesy Harvard College Observatory, Plate Stacks

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

SciHi Blog: Joseph Nicollet and the Upper Mississippi River

Teaching the Middle East: Eleventh-century BCE Egyptian Funerary Papyrus Showing Nut and Geb

Sasha Trubetskoy: Roman Roads of Britain: Network Map

Atlas Obscura: Mapping Dante’s Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time

Botticelli’s Map of Hell.

Atlas Obscura: 11 Geographic Markers That Are Totally Inaccurate

Boston Rare Maps: Rare cholera map of the first and second Pandemics

SciHi Blog: John Speed and His Famous Maps

Boston Rare Maps: A “sweeping application of thematic cartography”

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Royal Colle4ge of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Our Artist in Residence “meets” Joseph Lister

O Can You See?: From “Invalid Corps” to full active duty: America’s disabled soldiers return to war

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Blood Transfusion in the Civil War Er

SciHi Blog: You Cannot Not Communicate – Paul Watzlawick

TLS: The tooth hurts

Sara’s Blog: The Old Paregoric Shop

History Extra: Dr James Barry: a surgeon with a secret

University of Malta: Guarding Against Contagion: Vigilance and the Role of Fortifications in Malta during the Outbreak of Plague in Messina in 1743

Hektoen International: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Wellcome Library: Ambroise Paré’s medical ‘monsters’

Smithsonian.com: Five Fascinating Facts About Carl Jung

Smithsonian.com: The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-1774), Italian anatomist and sculptor, from a drawing by Cesare Bettini. (Wikimedia Commons)

Hektoen International: Portraits of vision: Sir Joshua Reynolds

Wynning History: “Played Out” – Corporal Henry Keiser and Disease in the Seven Days’ Battle

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: Cataloguing the GoldieScot Correspondence Collection

Nursing Clio: The “Right” and “Wrong” Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context

The Globe and Mail: Insulin: The Canadian discovery that has saved millions of lives

Dallas News: How Dallas dealt polio a massive blow by vaccinating 900,000 people in two days

In 1962, Dr. Percy Luecke Jr. led a bold campaign to vaccinate 1 million residents of Dallas County against polio. Now 91, Luecke proudly recalls the effort and has a scrapbook with news articles about the campaign.

AEON: Humans are the only animals who crave oblivion through suicide

Thomas Morris: The seventy-year-old mother-to-be

Thomas Morris: The cheese knife lobotomy

Mental Floss: 7 Famous People Researchers Want to Exhume

The Wood Library-Museum: Replica of Morton Inhaler

NCPedia: Smith, Henry Louis

Hektoen International: The Heritage Craft Schools and Hospitals for Crippled Children

Carpentry school, from Kimmins,

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1832 diagram of the Sheerness tide gauge h/t Wilko Hardenberg (@wilkohardenberg)

 SciHi Blog: Robert Cocking’s Parachuting Accident

SciHi Blog: Arthur Whitten Brown and the First Transatlantic Flight

Wired: Einstein’s Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator

The Public Domain Review: Barnard’s Universal Criminal Cipher Code (1895)

SciHI Blog: Louis Blèriot’s famous Flight across the English Channel

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation: Cryptologic History Calendar: 1889: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, noted cryptanalyst, was born

British Library: Untold lives blog: Thomas Bowrey’s cloth samples

O Say Can You See?: Dotchin or “opium scale” – What’s in a name?

Tedium: Sega, In Channel Form

Atlas Obscura: USS Ling Submarine

Friends of the Union Chain Bridge: Celebrating 200 Years

The New York History Blog: A Short History of Watervliet Water Works

British Library: Sound and vision blog: Recording of the week: ‘The BBC are coming on Friday, can we show them a prototype?”

delancyplace.com: The Self-Taught Engineers of the Erie Canal

Family Tree: New database focuses on railway worker accidents in Britain between 1911 and 1915

ominous-valve.com: High’s Awesome Shortwave Recordings

AEON: The Soviet InterNyet

The Dawlish Chronicles: Bermuda’s Floating Dry Dock 1869

Atlas Obscura: How Clothing Made From Milk Became the Height of Fashion in Mussolini’s Italy

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Lunch Box From 4,000 Years Ago

Troy Hunt: Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era

The Guardian: Mail Rail delivers an underground history lesson at London’s new Postal Museum

BT: Explore the history of the postal service at the Post Office Museum

Atlas Obscura: See London’s Underground ‘Mail Rail,’ Then and Now

The Guardian: Au revoir to the original kilogram: Le Grand K joins the list of relegated metrics

Chemistry World: Game over for original kilogram as metric system overhaul looms

Medievalists.net: A Good Day for a Trebuchet

Co.Design: The Fascinating History of “Designed in California”

Leonard Maltin: The Death of VHS – And What We’ve Lost

IEEE Spectrum: Seymour Cray: The Man Who Brought Style to Supercomputers

SciHi Blog: The Citroën 2CV

First generation “ripple bonnet” Citroën 2CV built from 1949 to 1960
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The first weather forecasts aired on BBC TV 29 July 1949

 Government of Canada: 66. Ottawa Geology (1946)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Shaw

Smithsonian.com: The Painstaking Process of Preserving a 400-Pound Blue Whale Heart

NICHE: Collaborative Landscapes

TrowelBlazers: Audrey Williams

Colonizing Animals: Seeing, Shooting, Saving, Seeing…

trilobite.com: Darwin: L’Origine Della Specie

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William A. Mitchell

Atlas Obscura: In Ancient Rome, Citrus Fruits Were Status Symbols

Mental Floss: The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

BJHS Themes: The ‘modern’ management of rats: British agricultural science in farm and field during the twentieth century

OPB: Portland Environmental Journalist Lizzie Grossman Dies at 59

Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Grossman
Island Press

Hektoen International: The anatomy of beauty in nineteenth-century England

New Scientist: DNA of long-dead cows read from pages of Medieval books

Science: Goats, bookworms, a monk’s kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels

Academia: A forgotten fossil: The wild Homo calpicus of Gibraltar

ScienceBlog: In Saliva, Clues to a ‘Ghost’ Species of Ancient Human

NCSE: Famous Last Words, Part 2

Henry Drummond (1851–1897)

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Hint of Humans’ Connection to an Ancient ‘Ghost Species’

Arctic Deeply: Introducing an Online Encyclopedia of Inuit Arctic Observations

Newsworks: World weather libraries offer historic clues about climate

Science: The Brain of Hermann von Helmholtz (1899)

CHEMISTRY:

IET: Archive Biographies: Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney

AHF: Stanley G. Thompson

CHF: Distillations: A Forgotten Star

While astronomers had been sorting stars by spectra since the mid-1800s, in 1920 Indian polymath Meghnad Saha was the first to recognize that a star’s spectrum indicated its temperature.
CHF Collections; “Voltiana,” Como, Italy—September 10, 1927, issue, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archive

Science Notes: Today in Science History – July 27 – John Dalton

SciHi Blog: Paul Walden and the Walden Inversion

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Bertram Boltwood

Voices of the Manhattan Project: William Ginell’s Interview

Science Notes: Today in Science History – July 28 Otto Hahn

AHF: Otto Hahn

SciHi Blog: Ernst Haeckel and the Phyletic Museum

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Social History of Medicine: Social History of Medicine in Latin America: A Free Highlight issue of Social History of Medicine for ICHST2017 oa till 30 September 2017

Digital Cavendish Project: Current Publications

Scientific American: Betty Shannon, Unsung Mathematical Genius

Open Culture: Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

UCL: STS Observatory: Science and the Cold War at UCL. 1. Surveillance

CHSTM: Science in the Age of Invincible Surmise

Medium: The Fifteenth Century is the Most Interesting Century

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine: Hidden Figures Wins Best Book Award From Academies

The Public Domain Review: Out From Behind the Mask

SciHi Blog: Karl Popper and the Philosophy of Science

Royal College of Physicians: Finding maths in the RCP library: some 16th century rare books

Blink: The tuning of electric suns

The Irish Times: History of Science Museums, Europe and the US

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Sal Ammoniac

Conciatore: Alchemy School

Frontispiece woodcut from
De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566

Conciatore: Filippo Sassetti

Renaissance Hub: Alchemical Texts in Early Modern England

BOOK REVIEWS:

Science News: This history book offers excellent images but skimps on modern science

Early Canadian History: Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island – A Review

BJPS: Marcel Boumans // Science outside the Laboratory

Public Books: On The Origin of Extinction

adamtornhill.com: A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman

New Scientist: An elementary history lesson

h-madness: Nina Salouâ Studer, The Hidden Patients. North African Women in French Colonial Psychiatry

sharedconversations: The Greeks didn’t have a word for it

The Guardian: Stephen McGann: ‘My lot walked, my lot starved’

New Books Network: TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media & Congress…and Won!

LA Review of Books: Deprovincializing Philosophy

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather: A Historical Geography Perspective

CUP: Feeding France: New Science of Food, 1760–1815

Springer: Executing Magic in the Modern Era

Penguin Random House: The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Andrew Isles: Eye for Detail: Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science, 1500–1630

OUP: Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

MIT Press: Vivarium: Experimental, Quantitative, and Theoretical Biology at Vienna’s Biologische Versuchsanstalt

Palgrave Macmillan: John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Zaha Hadid Architects: Mathematics: The Winton gallery at the Science Museum shortlisted for “World Interior of the Year”

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources

Circumpolar routes. The map shows the different shipping routes across the Arctic. Source: Arctic Council, “Circumpolar Routes,” Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, available at arcticdata.is.

Tampa Bay History Center: The Florida-Cuba Connection 4 July 2017–28 January 2018

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland Maine

Musée « La Boverie » de Liège: La leçon d’Anatomie – 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine 21 Juni 2017–17 Septembre 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Guardian: ‘Nobody has one button’: Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder’s praises – and flaws

The Catholic Astronomer: The Heart of an Explorer: A reflection on the Futore Exploration of Mars In Light of the Lost City of Z

V&A: Ocean Liners: Speed & Style Opening 3 February 2018

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

The National Archives: PAST Introduction to Archival Research 12 October 2017

NYAM: Lecture Series: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle 22 August, 12 September, 5 October 2017

BSHS: Events at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford July–September 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

NYAM: Talk: Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC 22 August 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: One-day course: Sir John Franklin’s Artic exploration 25 July and 21 October 2017

Cardiff Naturalist Society: Cardiff Naturalist Society marks 150th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events

CHF: History Lab: Fiction and the Future 12 August 2017

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Johannes Kepler
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

BBC FOUR: Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Nature: Climate change: Al Gore gets inconvenient again

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Birth Stories: ‘Networks, specimens and data: understanding quins in the late 18th century’

Youtube: James Poskett: How a Printing Press Works

Youtube: Galileo and Medieval Science by James Hannam

Youtube: Trees & Wood: Forest Industries & Forestry – 1946 Educational Film

Youtube: Micro Men

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Ben Franklin’s World: We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence

Radio Canada: En 1885, une émeute antivaccination éclatait à Montréal

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Royal Holloway, University of London: CfP: Workshop: Animals and Emotions in History 17 November 2017

Contagions: CfP: Contagions sessions at the International Congress for Medieval Studies 2018

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; Oxford University: Knowledge in Context: Colloquium in Honour of Laurence Brockliss and Colin Jones 22–23 September 2017

The Royal Society: Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration, 1743–1820 14–15 September 2017

University of Oxford: Workshop: Digital Approaches to the History of Science 28 September 2017

Western University London, Ontario: Women Intellectuals in 18th Century Germany 20-21 October 2017

BSHS: Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neuman Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Actualités et appels à contribution: Actualités et appels à contribution: Journées d’études – Éditer l’histoire des sciences (France, XXème siècle) 14 et 15 septembre 2017

The Open University: CfP: Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 23 February 2018

University of Leeds: CfP: Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS 19–20 September 2017

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Abertas as inscrições para o workshop ‘História da Medicina Tropical’ 14 e 15 de dezembro de 2017

The Science Museum: Workshop: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era 31 August 2017

Le premier numéro de la revue Doc.Eu: Appel à contributions: Représentations du corps dans les sciences humaines et sociales Réception de l’article : 14 août 2017 au plus tard

Notches: CfP: Transgender Histories

BMJ Medical Humanities: CfP: Special Issue: Pain and its Pardoxes Deadline 1 August 2017

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Ordered Universe: Publications

Toronto, Ontario: Preliminary Program: HSS Annual Meeting 9–12 November 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Cannabis: Global Histories 19–20 April 2018 Deadline 15 January 2018

Societate și Politică: CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Deadline 15 December 2017

University of Exeter: Symposium: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2017

BPS: A BPS Flagship Event: Women in Psychology: From Invisibility to Influence 19 October 2017

ESA: History of Europe in space: Call for Contributions: ESA History Project Deadline 30 July 2017

University of Düsseldorf: CfP: The Generalized Theory of Evolution 31 January–3 February 2018

BJHP: CfP: Special Issue: Women and the History of Philosophy Deadline 31 January 2018

The American University of Paris: Appel à communications: Conférence internationale pluridisciplinaire d’histoire de la sexologie: Sexologies et théories de la sexualité. Traduction, appropriation, problématisation, médicalisation 30-31 Octobre 2017 Soumission des propositions 15 Juillet 2017

Ecole des Mines Paris Tech: Appel à communications: Techno*Care / Les technologies du « care » en santé 12 décembre 2017 avant le 14 juillet 2017 

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660) 5-7 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

UCL: STS vacancies

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #49

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #49

Monday 24 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

At least where I live, summer has disappeared in a deluge of biblical dimensions, so it’s time to curl up on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could recue from the floods over the last seven days.

New Editorial

For reasons that I can’t really disclose I had to withdraw the editorial that I posted here yesterday. What follows is a substitute editorial. The original editorial will be reposted in time either here or at The Renaissance Mathematicus.

The Internet has recently been indulging in a debate as to whether the British empire was a good thing and something to be proud of or not. I personally side with the minority of Brits who think it was not a very good thing and certainly nothing to be proud of and I am the son of a colonial family. However that is not a topic for this blog.

As part of this debate the historian David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress) posted the following tweet:

“In my university, we teach our students not to write as if they, personally, are the British Empire. Because they’re not”

This is a principle that can be extended to numerous #histSTM topics and I stumbled across just such an example this morning on Twitter. A promoted tweet started with the following claim. “This country gave the world penicillin…” The rest of the tweet is irrelevant to what I wish to say and I won’t go into it here. The relevant point, going back to the essence of David Andress’ tweet is that ‘this country’ didn’t give anybody anything!

One group of researchers in one research institute recognised that the mould Penicillium chrysogenum possessed antibacterial properties and over a period of several years other medical researchers developed methods of using penicillin to cure specific ailments.

This is true of almost all #histSTM discoveries with the individuals and groups involved often crossing national boundaries. Even if the research is government funded discoveries are made by individuals and teams of researchers not countries and in the wider perspective are or should be the property of humanity.

In my opinion the attempt to into a nationalist tinge into the process of discovery is a negative one to be avoided as much as possible.

Quotes of the week:

 “Aibohphobia is the fear of palindromes” – John D. Cook (@JohnDCook)

Glance at Twitter.

See that “Winnie the Pooh” is trending.

And for a flash of a flash of a second, think:

“Oh no! Winnie the Pooh died!” – Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755)

“History is about the probable, whereas historical fiction is about the possible. Or is this too tidy?” – Will Pooley (@willpooley)

“It’s an amazing privilege to talk about science on national media as we do, to put academics in the public eye is our duty” – Dr Adam Rutherford (@Adam Rutherford)

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history” – George Orwell

“I’ll say this about print books, the battery never runs low” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Books have led some to learning and others to madness, when they swallow more than they can digest” – Petrarch (1304-1374)

“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Point of teaching history is to teach critical thinking, not to teach a slant. Critical thinking is only a threat if your argument is crap” – Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann)

“A physician … more even than the whole man – he must view the man in his world” – H Cushing (1869–1939)

Anniversaries of the Week:

 The first moon landing was on 20 July 1969

Three astronauts in spacesuits without helmets sitting in front of a large photo of the Moon.
Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Sextant: To the Moon and Back: An Astronaut Sailor Leads the Nation on a Voyage of Discovery

National Archives: A Historic Phone Call

Science Museum: Final Apollo 11 Flight Plan

PRI: the women who made communication with outer space possible

Youtube: Vintage Space: Here’s What Downtime Looked Like Going to the Moon

Robert Hooke born 18 July 1635

Micrographia Title Page

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Making the indiscernible visible: Robert Hooke’s Micrographia

SciHi Blog: Robert Hooke and his Micrographia

Letters from Gondwana: The Geological Observations of Robert Hooke

RSC: On this day in Chemistry July 18th: Robert Hooke

Facebook: The Royal Society: Under the microscope: The life and works of Robert Hooke

Gilbert White born 18 July 1720

Gilbert White’s house, The Wakes, now a museum, viewed from the back gardens, taken in September 2010
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gilbert White

SciHi Blog: Gilbert White’s Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Richard Owen born 20 July 1804

Sir Richard Owen by Henry William Pickersgill, oil on canvas, circa 1845 NPG
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Owen

The Grandeur of Life: 43. Owen, Richard (1804–1892)

Letters from Gondwana: Owen, Dickens and the ‘Invention’ of Dinosaurs

Forbes: The Man Who Named the Dinosaurs also Debunked Tales of Sea Serpents

Jean Picard born 21 July 1620

Jean Picard Artist unknown

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Getting the measure of the earth

SciHi Blog: Jean Picard and his Love for Accuracy

Friedrich Bessel born 22 July 1784

Portrait of the German mathematician Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel by the Danish portrait painter Christian Albrecht Jensen
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Friedrich Bessel and the Distances of Stars

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

lpi.usra.edu: Giuseppe Piazzi and the Discovery of Ceres

The Washington Post: The Test That Changed the World

AHF: Trinity Test Eyewitnesses

Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945, Eyewitness Accounts – Enrico Fermi

Dannen.com: A Petition to the President of the United States

Atlas Obscura: 5 Ancient Sites Built to Align with the Spring Equinox

Entrance to one of the Mnajdra temples. (Photo: Jennifer Morrow/CC BY-2.0

brainpickings: The World’s First Celestial Spectator Sport: Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s Stunning Account of the 1869 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA: Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter

NASA: NASA Langley 100: A Storied Legacy, A Soaring Future

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Bohm’s Interview

RAAB Collection: In a Detailed and Unpublished Letter on Classical and Quantum Physics, Albert Einstein Issues a Treatise – a Scientific Explanation – For His Famous Statement That God Does Not Play Dice

Physics Today: A look inside Feynman’s calculus notebook

Feynman was a meticulous notetaker. Credit: Melinda Baldwin

British Library: Untold lives blog: You were born when? The French Revolutionary Calendar

NASA: Profile of John Glen

arXiv.org: On the Earthshine depicted in Galileo’s watercolours of the Moon

AHF: Science Behind the Atom Bomb

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jim Smith’s Interview

Gizmodo: NASA Considered an Inflatable Donut for a Space Habitat

Skeptoid: The Day I Met Dr. Edward Teller

AEON: The explosive tale of a spy, a ghost particle and a new physics

Carnegie Science: The Moon Needs No Introduction…Carnegie’s Lunar Surface Research History

Forbes: How the Moon Changed Galileo’s Life Forever

Academia: The Invention of the Southern Cross

Deep exposure of Crux, Coalsack Nebula, and IC 2944

AHF: Nuclearization in France: The Politics of Frédéric Joliot-Curie

SciHi Blog: Walter Schottky and the Image Potential Energy

NASA: Space Shuttle: STS–93 First space shuttle flight with a female commander, Eileen Collins

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits

The New York Times: S. Allen Counter, Who Championed an Unsung Black Explorer, Dies at 73

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alexander Dallas Bache

Alexander Dallas Bache, second Superintendent of the US Coast Survey, and first President of the National Academy of Sciences.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Where to See Some of the World’s Oldest and Most Interesting Maps

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Places in Civil War History: The First Battle of Bull Run

Christie’s: Valuable Books and Manuscripts Including Cartography: DRAKE, Sir Francis (c.1540-1596) – [VAN SYPE, Nicola (fl. c.1580).] La heroike interprinse faict par le Signeur Draeck d’avoir cirquit toute la terre. [?Antwerp: c.1590]

SciHi Blog: Sir Edmund Hillary – Mountaineer, Explorer and Philanthropist

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Matthew Paris and His Abbreviated Chronicle of England

Map of Britain, Cotton MS Claudius D VI/1 (formerly f. 12v of Cotton MS Claudius D VI)

Library of Congress: Collection: Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900

The Public Domain Review: Palacio’s Plan for Colossal Monument to Columbus (1890)

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: Joseph Goldberger’s Fight against Pellagra

Changing the face of Medicine: Dr. Katharine Boucet Sturgis

Shakespeare At Last!: Goat’s Dung, Mummified Flesh and Vomiting…This is what passed for state-of-the-art health care in Shakespeare’s day

HeadBox: The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner: Women took lead roles in the dawn of the NHS not men

Chest X-Ray in Sheffield in the 1950s

BlackPast.org: Contraband Hospital, 1862–1863: Health Care for the First Freed People

Civil War Medicine: Modern Medicine’s Civil War Legacy

Nursing Clio: Elizabeth Blackwell in the Digital World

AEON: Visiting your leg

Thomas Morris: If you can’t find a surgeon…

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: “Ready for Mischief” Dr. Mary Walker and her Service during the Civil War

Dr. Mary Walker, 1865. Photo by Matthew Brady. Courtesy of National Archives

NMHM: An Extraordinary Enterprise: Medical Effects of the Civil War

Mistaking Histories: IUD or not IUD? Did the Hippocratics invent the first intrauterine device?

Mistaking Histories: To be beside the seaside: cold water and menstruation

Mistaking Histories: I can forgive Gwyneth for the jade eggs and mugwort, but not for this rubbish about Hippocrates…

Effaced From History?: A ‘Spectacle’ of the Face: Eyewear in the Nineteenth Century

Early Modern Medicine: Mad Cats and Heavy Drinking

XIR194974 A Ward in the Hotel-Dieu, Paris, from ‘Science and Literature in the Middle Ages and Renaissance’, written and engraved by Paul Lacroix (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (16th century) (after); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Giraudon; French, out of copyright

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Blood Types in the College Collections

Nursing Clio: “Blossoms of Hope”: Our Cultural History of Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Grief

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Private John Northrop Diary

AHF: Health Physics & Nuclear Medicine During the Manhattan Project

Quartz: A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care

Nursing Clio: Handmaids, Hospitals, and the Pageantry of the Newborn Nursery Window

Advances in the History of Psychology: New HHS: Brainwashing, Scientific Expertise and the Politics of Emotion, & More!

Thomas Morris: The case of the drunken Dutchman’s guts

Wellcome Collection: The Outsiders: The prostitute whose pox inspired feminists

AMA Journal of Ethics: Framing Confusion: Dementia, Society, and History

The City Story: The History of Medicine at the Old Operating Theatre

Cambridge Core: Medical Experts and Agnotology in the Fumes Controversy of the Huelva Copper Mines (1888–1890)

Academia: “Il est clair que je suis hypocondre vaporeux, et peut-etre pis encore”. De l’agentivité des malades impatients du Dr Tissot (1728-1797)

Academia: Aux prémices de la démocratie sanitaire. La révolution des normes sociales dans la médecine du peuple du Dr Tissot (1728-1797)

Wellcome Collection: The Outsiders 6 Part series

Thomas Morris: The man whose intestines twinkled like stars

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Sundail Farm: c.1842 Massive French Astronomical Skeleton Table Regulator with Remontoire and Quarter-Striking

Conciatore: Purpurine

Electric Generations: The Rays: A Fairy Story

Atlas Obscura: Sacramento Locomotive Works

Old Machine Press: Republic XP-69 Fighter

NASA History: Innovation at 100: Making the Modern Airplane

In 1938 Langley mounted the navy’s Brewster XF2A-1 Buffalo in the Full-Scale Tunnel for drag reduction studies.
Credits: Original NACA Photo (Circa-1938)

National Inventors: Hall of Fame

SciHi Blog: Mary Had a Little Lamb – Edison and the Phonograph

Atlas Obscura: Klotz Throwing Company

The Mary Rose: Why did the Mary Rose sink?

Smithsonian.com: The First Self-Cleaning Home Was Essentially a ‘Floor-to-Ceiling Dishwasher’

Motherboard: RIP Frances Gabe, Inventor of the Self-Cleaning House

Los Angeles Times/1979

The New York Times: Frances Gabe, Creator of the Only Self-Cleaning House, Dies at 101

BBC future: The underground railway that became a secret wartime base

Academia: Imagining the thinking machine: Technological myths and the rise of Artificial Intelligence

Trips Into History: The Successes and Trials of Samuel Colt

The Public Domain Review: The History of Ink: Including its Etymology, Chemistry, and Bibliography (1860)

SciHi Blog: Alberto Santos-Dumont – the Brazilian Father of Aviation

Santos-Dumont #5 rounding the Eiffel Tower during an earlier attempt to win the Deutsch Prize

The Public Domain Review: Inventing the Recording

Atlas Obscura: The Computer that Ran for School President

Science Museum: Section of first telegraph cable, 1837

National Railway Museum: The Victorians Railways: A Pop-Up Anthology from Journal of Victorian Culture

Smithsonian.com: Debunking the Mechanical Turk Helped Set Edgar Allan Poe on the Path to Mystery Writing

Atlas Obscura: Lincoln Tank Memorial

De Re Militari: Warfare and Firearms in Fifteenth Century Morocco, 1400–1492

Atlas Obscura: This Japanese Scroll Was Re-Printed a Million Times – 700 Years Before Gutenberg

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ruben Salazar’s Interview

Science Museum: Stephenson’s Rocket returns to Newcastle

Tedium: When Tech Hit Retail

The New Inquiry: Emma Allison, a ‘Lady Engineer’

Emma Allison was the engineer of a six horsepower Baxter steam engine

Discover Dartmouth: The Newcomen Engine New Coin Machine

SciHi Blog: Gaspard de Prony and the Prony Brake

SciHi Blog: Mark Weiser and his vision of Ubiquitous computing

SciHi Blog: It’s a computer! – The fabulous Commodore Amiga

SciHi Blog: Isaac Singer and the Sewing Machine

SciHi Blog: The Global Positioning System

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Forbes: Watch These 4,000-Year-Old First Nations Skeletons Come Back to Life

NICHE: A Postcard from China

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The Public Domain Review: Edward Curtis’ Photographs of Kwakwaka’wakw Ceremonial Dress and Masks (ca. 1914)

zsipublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com: The Scientists! In an Adventure with Pirates!

Vice: A Journey to the Centre of Modern Hollow Earth Theory

Two of the original illustrations by Edouard Riou in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

A Short History of Climate Change: A terribly big experiment – the story of Roger Revelle

A Short History of Climate Change: That hole in the ozone layer

A Short History of Climate Change: Back to the future – a brief history of the electric car

A Short History of Climate Change: It’s the 25th anniversary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. Happy birthday!

Nautilus: The Fly in the Primordial Soup

UNDERWATER CITY: This “beehive” deposit has formed on the side of another structure in the Lost City, a large underwater site of mineral tubes, some as big as buildings, that emit alkaline fluid. University of Washington

Smithsonian.com: The Fierce T. Rex Was a Walker Not a Sprinter

NICHE: Walking Backwards with Bad Knees Through Land and History: Seven Lessons in Decolonizing

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: Geology and Genesis Unearthed

The Public Domain Review: Chirologia, or The Natural Language of the Hand (1644)

Fine Books and Collections: Humboldt’s Magnum Opus Exceeds Expectations at National Book Auctions

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Sharp Macleay

A portrait of William Sharp Macleay, British naturalist and philosopher.

NCSE: Famous Last Words, Part 1

The Atlantic: This Cave Holds a Spectacular Record of 5,000 Years of Tsunamis

SciHi Blog: George Shaw and the Platypus

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Sir Frederick Abel and the Smokeless Gunpowder

Frederick Augustus Abel

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Times of Malta: little people contributing to big discoveries

Medieval Histories: German Scholars Plan to Update Manuscripta Mediaevalia

BSHS: Ambassadors: Domestic Biographies

Open Culture: How Aristotle Invented Computer Science

The Recipes Project: Vast and Bewildering: Early America at the Recipes Project

Metropolitan Science: Who’s that man? Introducing our avatar

History and Technology: Commercializing science: nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientists as consultants, patentees, and entrepreneurs

PM: How the Humble Index Card Foresaw the Internet

Journal of Science Communication: Issue 03, Special Issue: History of Science Communication, 2017 Table of Contents

The New York Times: Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance

PBS Newshour: The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

The H-Word: How British anxiety about European advances created a scientific prize

The Royal Society’s Royal Medal, with its former president, Isaac Newton, on the reverse. The obverse carries a portrait of the monarch. Photograph: Royal Society

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

Revue d’Histoire des Sciences (1/2017): Table of Contents

RTÉ News: DCU names three buildings after inspiring women scientists

Virchow’s Laboratory

Museum Next: Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The West’s intellectual birthright!

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Crocus Martis

The many different alchemical symbols used to denote crocus martis.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Dublin Review of Books: The Ascent of Women

Los Angeles Review of Books: Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious

Science: Africa’s innovations often occur outside the formal sector, but it should still count as science

Hyperallergic: On the Origin of Emoji

Popular Science: Forgotten Science – S.D. Tucker

brainpickings: A Pioneering Scientist on Memory, the Value of Our Unremembered Work, and the Incalculable Sum Total of the Human Experience

Popular Science: Rebecca Nesbit – Four Way Interview

Undark: When Undark Was Lethal: A New Look at the ‘radium Girls’

Reviews in History: Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict, 1945–90

The Mission: 10,000 Hours With Claude Shannon: How A Genius Thinks, Works, and Lives

Popular Science: Significant Figures – Ian Stewart

The Guardian: Growth and Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson review – centenary of a Darwin-challenging classic

brainpickings: Obsessiveness, Minimizing Obstacles, and How the Thrill of Accidental Discovery Redeems the Terror of Uncertainty

The Guardian: Pale Rider by Laura Spinney review – the flu pandemic that killed 50 million

NEW BOOKS:

Stanford University Press: One Blue Child

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Zaha Hadid Architects: Mathematics: The Winton gallery at the Science Museum shortlisted for “World Interior of the Year”

The Guardian: Paleoart: the strange history of dinosaurs in art – in pictures

Nature: History: Tracking down a doomed Arctic expedition

New Scientist: The great polar mystery: closing in on the truth 

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources

Circumpolar routes. The map shows the different shipping routes across the Arctic. Source: Arctic Council, “Circumpolar Routes,” Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, available at arcticdata.is.

Tampa Bay History Center: The Florida-Cuba Connection 4 July 2017–28 January 2018

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland Maine

Musée « La Boverie » de Liège: La leçon d’Anatomie – 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine 21 Juni 2017–17 Septembre 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

The National Archives: PAST Introduction to Archival Research 12 October 2017

NYAM: Lecture Series: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle 22 August, 12 September, 5 October 2017

BSHS: Events at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford July–September 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

NYAM: Talk: Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC 22 August 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: One-day course: Sir John Franklin’s Artic exploration 25 July and 21 October 2017

Cardiff Naturalist Society: Cardiff Naturalist Society marks 150th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events

CHF: History Lab: Fiction and the Future 12 August 2017

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: The Endless Knot: Potatoes in China: The Endnotes

Gresham College: Observing the Dark Ages

Youtube: Armstrong Flight Research Center

Youtube: AP: First Polaris Fired From Submerged U-Boat

Youtube: The Anthropocene: The age of mankind – (VPRO documentary – 2017)

Youtube: big think: Physics in the Days of Einstein and Feynman – Freeman Dyson

Youtube: Sképseis: The Scientific Method – Richard Feynman

RADIO & PODCASTS:

npr: The Total Eclipse of 1878

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Letterman’s Legacy

Yale Books Unbound: Ep. 33 – Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

WNYC: The Man Who Brought Us Code

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Brain

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Western University London, Ontario: Women Intellectuals in 18th Century Germany 20-21 October 2017

BSHS: Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neuman Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Actualités et appels à contribution: Actualités et appels à contribution: Journées d’études – Éditer l’histoire des sciences (France, XXème siècle) 14 et 15 septembre 2017

The Open University: CfP: Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 23 February 2018

University of Leeds: CfP: Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS 19–20 September 2017

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Abertas as inscrições para o workshop ‘História da Medicina Tropical’ 14 e 15 de dezembro de 2017

The Science Museum: Workshop: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era 31 August 2017

Le premier numéro de la revue Doc.Eu: Appel à contributions: Représentations du corps dans les sciences humaines et sociales Réception de l’article : 14 août 2017 au plus tard

Notches: CfP: Transgender Histories

BMJ Medical Humanities: CfP: Special Issue: Pain and its Pardoxes Deadline 1 August 2017

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Ordered Universe: Publications

Toronto, Ontario: Preliminary Program: HSS Annual Meeting 9–12 November 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Cannabis: Global Histories 19–20 April 2018 Deadline 15 January 2018

Societate și Politică: CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Deadline 15 December 2017

University of Exeter: Symposium: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2017

BPS: A BPS Flagship Event: Women in Psychology: From Invisibility to Influence 19 October 2017

ESA: History of Europe in space: Call for Contributions: ESA History Project Deadline 30 July 2017

University of Düsseldorf: CfP: The Generalized Theory of Evolution 31 January–3 February 2018

BJHP: CfP: Special Issue: Women and the History of Philosophy Deadline 31 January 2018

The American University of Paris: Appel à communications: Conférence internationale pluridisciplinaire d’histoire de la sexologie: Sexologies et théories de la sexualité. Traduction, appropriation, problématisation, médicalisation 30-31 Octobre 2017 Soumission des propositions 15 Juillet 2017

Ecole des Mines Paris Tech: Appel à communications: Techno*Care / Les technologies du « care » en santé 12 décembre 2017 avant le 14 juillet 2017 

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660) 5-7 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

 

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart: Promotionsstipendium „Erfahrungen von Patienten im sozialistischen Gesundheitswesen der Tschechoslowakei oder Polens oder Ungarns nach 1945“ Deadline 15 September 2017

Harvard University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of Modern American Medicine Deadline 16 October 2017

Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich: Environment & Society Portal Research Associate (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) Deadline 8 September 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: Professor/reader in Health and Wellbeing Across Time and Place

University of Toronto: Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies

Ashmolean: Sackler Research Fellowship on the History of Conservation at the Asmolean Museum Deadline 31 August 2017

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #48

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 #48

Monday 17 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The summer rolls on and it rolls around to time for another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Whewell’s Gazette doesn’t usually cover the history of mathematics and that despite the fact that the subeditor started out as a historian of mathematics; however, this week we are making an exception and that here in the editorial.

One thing that Whewell’s Gazette does cover and in fact tries to promote is the role that women have played in #histSTM and that is the reason that we are turning our attention to mathematics and its history in this week’s editorial.

There is no Nobel Prize for mathematics, according to legend because Nobel’s wife had an affair with a mathematician. However, mathematicians do have their own awards and their Nobel is the Fields Medal. Named in honour of the Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields (1863–1932), who was instrumental in establishing it, the prize has been awarded every four years since 1950 (it was awarded previously once in 1936) to up to four mathematicians under forty years of age.

Like many other scientific awards and honours the Fields Medal had never been awarded to a women when it was won by the Iranian, Stanford University professor of mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani in 2014. This was a truly classic example of a woman in the sciences breaking a glass ceiling and quite rightly received a lot of publicity at the time.

Sadly Maryam Mirzakhani is in the news once again this week because she died of cancer on Friday 14 July just 40 years old. Her death is a sad blow for the world of mathematics and for all the women for whom she was a role model. This edition of Whewell’s Gazette is humbly dedicated to the memory of an extraordinary woman.

Maryam Mirzakhani 3 May 1977–14 July 2017  

Maryam Mirzakhani. Credit: Stanford University

I don’t have any particular recipe [for developing new proofs]… It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out – Maryam Mirzakhani

Iran Front Page: Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Dies of Cancer

Tehran Times: Iranian math genius, Fields Medal winner Mirzakhani passes away

BBC News: Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths’ Fields Medal, dies

The Guardian: Maryam Mirzakhani: ‘the more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got’

Stanford News: Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies

The Wire: Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman and Iranian to Win Fields Medal, Dies at 40

Terence Tao: Maryam Mirzakhani

Quartz: Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win mathematics’ Fields Medal, has died at age 40

The Mercury News: Maryam Mirzakhani, world-renowned math genius and Stanford professor, dies at 40

The New York Times: Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Women to Win a Fields Medal, dies at 40

Scientific American: Mathematics World Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win Fields Medal

The New Yorker: Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani, the Pioneering Mathematician Who Died at Forty

Smithsonian.com: Remembering the Brilliant Maryam Mirzakhani, the Only to Win a Fields Medal

UNESCO: UNESCO pays tribute to mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Youtube: Maryam Mirzakhani wins 2014 Fields medal – first woman to do so

Quotes of the week:

“The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia” – Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister of Australia

“There is ample evidence … that numerous races have existed, and still exist, who have no idea of one or more gods” – Darwin

‘Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous’ – David Hume

“Homeopathy is “alternative medicine” in roughly the same sense in which a rabbit’s foot is an “alternative insurance policy”” – Ragnar Belial (@RagnarBelial)

Odd footnote from Adam Rutherford’s book: Emma Darwin’s use of the word ‘nigger’ as a term of endearment for Charles

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, some few to be chewed and digested” – Francis Bacon

“The German word for ‘to mansplain’ (‘herrklären’) is one of those beautiful moments when the translation improves on the original” – Graham (@HerrDrKlaerer)

“It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people” –

Woody Guthrie, born 14 July 1912

“If I had a time machine I would go back and kill the first fish who evolved legs” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Anniversaries of the Week:

 Eva Ekeblad born 10 July 1724

Eva Ekeblad (née Eva De la Gardie; 10 July 1724 – 15 May 1786)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Doodles: Eva Ekeblad’s 293rd Birthday

Huffpost: 6 Cool Facts About Eva Ekeblad, The Scientist Who Made Vodka From Potatoes

The Sun: Who was Eva Ekeblad?

Florence Bascom born 14 July 1862

Florence Bascom
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rock Stars: A Life of Firsts: Florence Bascom

Nikola Tesla born 10 July 1856

Nikola Tesla aged 23, c. 1879
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nikola Tesla

CHF: Distillations: The Electrical Wizard

The National Museum of American History: Collections Search Results: Tesla

SchHi Blog: Nikola Tesla – The Master of Lightnings

The Atlantic: Tesla’s Letterhead Is so Much Better than Edison’s

Roger Cotes born 10 July 1682

Roger Cotes This bust was commissioned by Robert Smith and sculpted posthumously by Peter Scheemakers in 1758. Source: Trinity College Cambridge

SchHi Blog: Roger Cotes and Newton’s Principia Mathematica

The Renaissance Mathematicus: “if he had lived, we might have known something”

Franz Boas born 9 July 1858

Franz Boas
Source: Wikimedia Commons

NNDB: Franz Boas

Samuel Goudsmit born 11 July 1902

Uhlenbeck, Kramers, and Goudsmit.
AIP’s Emilio Sergè Visual Archives
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Samuel Goudsmit and the Electron Spin

APS News: AIP Releases Complete Goudsmit Papers Online

AIP: Samuel A. Goudsmit papers

Physical Review Letters: Essay: Samuel Abraham Goudsmit (1902–1978)

Josiah Wedgwood born 12 July 1730

Josiah Wedgwood
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Josiah Wedgwood and his Pottery Company

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The scientific potter

James Bowerbank born 14 July 1797

James Scott Bowerbank (1797-1877)
by Maull & Polyblank,photograph,circa 1855
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Bowerban

The Rosetta Stone was discovered 15 July 1799

The British Museum Blog: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Rosetta Stone

Gresham College: The Rosetta Stone

Google Arts & Crafts: The Rosetta Stone

SchHi Blog: Cracking the Code – Champollion and the Rosetta Stone

Sketchfab: Rosetta Stone 3D Model

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: David Brewster and the Kaleidoscope

AHF: Samuel K. Allison

SciHi Blog: Jérôme Lalande measuring the distance to the Moon

The Curious Wavefunction: Black holes and the curse of beauty: When revolutionary physicists turn conservative

SciHi Blog: Nicole Oresme – Polymath of the Late Middle Ages

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Telstar

Telstar
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Los Alamos Innovations: Electronics and Detonators

Dannen.com: Setting the Test date, July 2, 1945

AHF: Nancy F. Wood

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edward Teller’s Interview

Making Science Public: Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: Puzzles, pictures and participation

Medievalists.net: The Moon in the Middle Ages

Diagrams of the sun and moon orbiting the earth, with the sun casting shadows upon the other two.

ADS: The Observatory: The early History of the Red Spot on Jupiter

ESA: Space in Images: GEOS-2 Launch

SciHi Blog: George Green and his Theory of Electricity and Magnetism

APS News: This Month in Physics History: July 1957: Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer submit their paper, “Theory of Superconductivity”

NASA: Jack Boyd Talks About His 70 Years with NASA (and NACA)

Jack Boyd

AEON: How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

Living Maya Time: The Maya Calendar System

SchHI Blog: Pavel Cherenkov and the Blue Light

Medium: The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Emilio Segrè’s Interview

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: The future is in the moon

A diagram with the Moon’s phases, Germany, 1446, Additional MS 17987, ff. 49v-50r

AHF: Remembering the Trinity Test

Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945 – Radiation Monitoring

AHF: Trinity Test – 1945

Geek History II: Who discovered electricity?

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The Mysteries of a Rare, 18th-Century Native American Map

The “Catawba Deerksin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Mr. Dürer Comes to Washington

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

drugmuseum.org: Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum & The Apothecary Garden

Medievalists.net: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes: Injury and death in Anglo-Scottish combat, c.1296–c.1403

Thomas Morris: A dubious paper

NMHM: To Bind Up The Nation’s Wounds

The Conversation: Four of the most lethal infectious diseases of our time and how we’re overcoming them

Mail Online: From Siamese twins being separated for the first time in 1902 to patients treated without anaesthetic: Black and white images reveal a time before medical standards were commonplace

Remedia: A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

Photograph of female staff in an operating theatre (1919), from Medical Women’s Federation, Endell Street Hospital 1916-1920: Commemorative Calendar, SA/MWF/C.173/2, Wellcome Library, London.

Advances in the History of Psychology: Andy Byford’s “The Imperfect Child in Early Twentieth-Century Russia”

Wiley Onlne Library: Malaria and malaria-like diseases in the early Middle Ages

Women’s History Review: The feminist appropriation of pregnancy testing in 1970s Britain

Museum of Health Care: The History of Vaccinations: The Build Up to the Spanish Flu

Thomas Morris: A flaming nuisance

The New York Times: Keith Conners, Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing A.D.H.D., Dies at 84

Dr. Keith Conners in 2013. He devised a 39-item questionnaire for diagnosing and treating what came to be known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

CHSTM: Medical Modernity: Rethinking U.S. Colonial Practices in the Philippines and the Health Work of Non-elite Women (1870–1948)

Thomas Morris: The lawn-tennis elbow

Wellcome Collection: The child whose town rejected vaccines

Nova Next: How Our Ancient Origins Are Guiding Modern Medicine

Anna Belfrage: The adventures of that perennial herbalist, Mr Nicolas Culpepper

SciHi Blog: Eugen Bleuler’s Research on Schizophrenia

Hektoen International: William Withering and the foxglove

Early Modern Prisons: Early Modern Coroners’ Inquests into Deaths in Custody

Hektoen International: The basilisk – a cause of sudden death

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Don Giovanni in Flanders

Cultural and Social History: Cold Steel, Weak Flesh: Mechanism, Masculinity and the Anxieties of Late Victorian Empire

Matterport: The National Museum of Computing in 3D

BBC News: Canada: Workers find live British shell in Quebec

BSHM Bulletin: The early mathematical education of Ada Lovelace

SciHi Blog: John Fowler and the steam-hauled Plough

Steam traction engine at Mt Warrenheip near Ballarat
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AEON: Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity

Conciatore: Decolorising Glass

SciHi Blog: The Miraculous World of Buckminster Fuller

Jezebel: Japanese Blogger Discredits New Amelia Earhart Documentary After 30 Minutes Research

National Geographic: Amelia Earhart ‘Lost Photograph’ Discredited

The Guardian: Blogger discredits claim Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japan

The woman said to resemble pilot Amelia Earhart is seen sitting on the dock in the centre of the picture. Photograph: Reuters

Theresa Kaminski: What Happened to Amelia Earhart

JSTOR Daily: Amelia Earhart Taught America to Fly

Gizmodo: German Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Fetches $51,000 at Auction

Smithsonian.com: WWII Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Sells for $51,000

Mental Floss: Typewriter Sold at Flea Market Turns Out to Be Rare World War II enigma Machine

BBC News: Enigma I: ‘€100 typewriter’ found to be German code machine

The machine was being sold at a flea market as a typewriter
REUTERS

The Public Domain Review: Inventing the Recording

Atlas Obscura: Augenroller (Eye Roller)

IET Archives: The Papers of the Electrical Measuring Instrument Specialist, George F Shotter

Tedium: Who Killed The Encyclopaedia?

The Long Run: British engineering skills in the age of steam

Source: Wikimedia Commons

boingboing: A travelling neon salesman’s sample-case, 1935

Motherboard: This Ridiculous Laptop Cost $20,000 in the 90s

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

JSTOR Daily: How Can a Fish Not Have a Face

The Gospel Coalition: The Scopes Trial, Evolution, and the Age of the Earth

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading June 2017

Science News: The giraffes that sailed to medieval China

The Guardian: So long, Dippy: museum’s blur whale seeks to inspire love of living world

Workers attach the blue whale’s mandible bones. Photograph: BBC

BBC News: Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum

Laelaps: On the Trail of a Dinosaur Sail

Atlas Obscura: Why It Took Scientists So Long to Figure Out Where Babies Come From

History Matters: The Past Is Not a Straight Line

npr: Timeline: Remembering the Scopes Monkey Trial

Clarence Darrow was 68 when he agreed to act as John Scopes’ defense attorney. At the time, he was the most famous criminal defense lawyer in the country, and a very popular public speaker. His favorite topic was anticlericalism.
Bryan College Archives

The #EnvHist Weekly

Royal College of Surgeons: Professor Quekett and the Curious Case of the Coal Slides

Longreads: Late in Life, Thoreau Became a Serious Darwinist

The Guardian: ‘Tired of medals’: new letters reveal how Alfred Russel Wallace shunned Darwin’s fame

CHEMISTRY:

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Stanislao Cannizzaro

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

History of women in science a selection of readings in English via Cambridge HPS discussion

Lady Science: Pitching Lady Science

hpd: Nachruf auf Bernulf Kanitscheider: Ein Meister der intellektuellen Redlichkeit

BBC News: What tally sticks tell us about how money works

physicsworld.com: The power of the blackboard

AIP: Physic History Network now available!

AIP: Physics History Network

NICHE: Five-and-a Half Things I Learned Teaching My First Course

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Online Program in the History of Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons: Jessie Dobson (1906–1984): Hunterian Museum’s first female curator

Zócalo: How Fireworks Helped Spark a Scientific Revolution

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A very innovative early scientific printer/publisher

A page with marginalia from the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements, printed by Erhard Ratdolt in 1482
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The Reinventing Civil Defense project

Library Of Congress: The PDF’s Place in a History of Paper Knowledge: An Interview with Lisa Gitelman

CHF: Pittcon Heritage Award

The Chemist: Public Understanding of Chemistry – A Look Inside the AIC Awards Program: The Gol Medal & Chemical Pioneer Awards

SciHi Blog: Vilfredo Pareto and the Law of the Vital Few

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Francesco and Bianca

19th century romantic depiction of
Bianca Cappello, Francesco de’ Medici
(with Don Antoni as a child.)

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 75 – The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1793)

Youtube: Stephan McGann – Flesh and Blood – Exposure

Broadly: Science Has Consistently Underestimated Women Because Scientists Are Sexist

brainpickings: A Bioluminescent Wonder: Rachel Carson on the Art of Illuminating Nature Beyond Scientific Fact

The Atlantic: Jill Tater, Feminist Cosmic Icon

DW Science: Heretics!

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too

 

New Books Network: Melvin R. Adams – Atomic Geography: A Personal History of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Book Circle Online: Dr. Eric Scerri A Tale of Seven Scientists – Author Interview

The New York Review of Books: The Brave New World of Gene Editing

Nature: History: Science lessons from the Gulag

The Washington Post: What Libraries Lost When They Threw Out the Card Catalog

Nature: Information technology: A digital genius at play

NEW BOOKS:

h-madness: A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought

The Geological Society: The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History

Harvard University Press: Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present

Boydell & Brewer: Bacteriology in British India: Laboratory Medicine and the Tropics

Historiens de la santé: Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sires, Journeys, Mappings

puf: La consultation

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Express: Stranded in the Arctic: Discovered missing ship set to be shown in exhibition

The Guardian: Going underground: London’s new Postal Museum and subterranean mail train

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources</