Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #31

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #31

Monday 20 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up from the depths of cyberspace throughout the last seven days.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (@ChemHeritage) gives up its Twitter feed on Fridays to guests from the world of #histSTM and #SciCom who then field and answer questions on their area of expertise. Last Friday this role was taken on by Anna Reser (@AnnaNReser) and Leila A. McNeill (@leilasedai) the founders and editors of the truly excellent Lady Science website, this being Women’s History Month.

During their stewardship of the CHF Twitter stream they tweeted the following series of tweets:

Why do we only remember a few women in the history of science, like Marie Curie? Why do their legacies have such permanence?

We’ve written about this–the problem of “phenom firsts.” Most women in science weren’t the “first!”

“Being the 1st to do almost anything usually guarantees a place in the historical record” There’s even a Wiki list!

But as you can probably guess, the phenomenon of the female first can be hugely problematic.

They tend to take up a lot of the available energy and focus in women’s history. These are typically the women the public pick out & lionize.

Another problem, most damaging being the perception that before the “first” there were simply no competent women available up to that point.

Female firsts is also a category that is coded male. Female firsts are only specially meaningful if they follow the male, the default first.

We often feel that we have to assign “a first” to a woman in order for her to be recognized.

So, where else should we look to find women in #histSTM lest we run out of firsts? (we pretty much have!) Tell us what you think?

Elizabeth Neswald (@eneswald1) responded:

Women were team memberscollborators/contributors to group projects along with men. Often only the male PI is well-known.

As did Michal Mayer (@michalme) and Christine Griffiths (@christineegriff) in dialogue:

MM: By focusing on 1sts easy to ignore amount of scientific work by women. See a few big trees and miss the landscape.

CG: So true. Esp. networks of women in previous centuries whose contributions were marginalized or buried.

MM: Suspect the burying was often not deliberate. Somerville got support from male friends in her network.

But if no one in the next generation points to what was done, that’s when the forgetting begins

CG: But thankfully there are many studies now to revive women’s histories & suss out hidden contributions.

There is much truth in these tweets and these exchanges and anybody setting out to do #histSTM research would do well to remember that behind the ‘big name’ pioneers in any field there is almost always an army of researchers doing a lot of the heavy lifting, many of them often women, who tend to get ignored or neglected by a hagiographic approach to historiography. Always look beyond the surface of the superficial accounts and acknowledge and honour those in the background.

Quotes of the week:

Swedish ambassador writing about the English, 1653: “insufferably arrogant, and it is possible that God will yet humble their pride” – Rebecca Rideal (@RebeccaRideal)

 

Oi, Brexiteers, you’ve made your bed now lie in it.

You haven’t made your bed?

You don’t have a bed?

No plans for a bed?

What’s a bed?

?**? – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Will Rogers described an expert as “A man fifty miles from home with a briefcase” – Geek History (@GeekHistory)

“In the UK, 50 shades of Gray, isn’t a sexy book, it’s the weather report” – Brit (@kind_ofa_bitch)

“It’s of no use whatsoever … just an experiment that proves Maxwell was right” – Hertz on his discovery of radio waves h/t @petergallagher

“That one can truly manage other people is by no means adequately proven” – Peter Drucker h/t @JohnDCook

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are” – W. Somerset Maugham h/t @johnalan57

“I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump, but I’d never denigrate his supporters.

If you’re a Trump supporter, denigrate means to put down” – Gay Green Liberal (@TheNotoriousGGL)

“Is there any evidentiary basis for the claim that feeding Republicans improves their performance?” – EMTO (@FrueheNeuzeit)

Thucydides quote Medieval History (@medievalhistory)

Birthday of the Week:

 Caroline Herschel born 16 March 1750

we are all in the gutter: Happy Birthday Caroline Herschel!

brainpickings: Hooked on the Heavens: How Caroline Herschel, the First Professional Woman Astronomer, Nearly Died by Meathook in the Name of Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Sorry Caroline but you were not the first, Maria was

Anna Atkins born 16 March 1799

Portrait of Anna Atkins, albumen print, 1861
Photographer unknown
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Anna Atkins – Botanist and Photographer

ThoughtCo: Biography of Anna Atkins: The first published woman photographer

Joseph Priestley born 13 March 1733

Engraving of Joseph Priestley by Charles Turner, after a painting by Henry Fuseli.
Courtesy The Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection, The University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

ACS: Joseph Priestly and the Discovery of Oxygen

Giovanni Schiaparelli born 14 March 1835

Schiaparelli’s planisphere of Mercury
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Giovanni Schiaparelli and the Martian Canals

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Giovanni Schiaparelli

Uranus discovered 13 March 1781

Replica of the telescope used by Herschel to discover Uranus.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Sir William Herschel and the Discovery of Uranus

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Herschel comes seldom alone

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Herschel family and the Royal Observatory

Albert Einstein born 14 March 1879

Einstein at the age of 3 in 1882
Source: Wikimedia Commons
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein

 Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Albert Einstein

AIP Center for the History of Physics: A Einstein: Image and Impact

The Curious Wavefunction: On Albert Einstein’s Birthday: How Eddington and Einstein set an example for the international fellowship of science

Smithsonian.com: How Albert Einstein Used His Fame to Denounce American Racism

Untapped Cities: Daily What? Albert Einstein’s Eyeballs are Stored in a Safety Deposit Box in NYC

John Snow born 15 March 1813

Biography UK: John Snow–Physician (1813–1858)

This Day in Water History: March 15, 1813: Birth of Dr. John Snow

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Today in Ladybird 13th March 1930 scientists announce the discovery of ‘planet’ Pluto. (Poor Pluto)

Library of Congress: Relative Magnitude of Planets

AEON: Sky readers

Table Top Whale: The Goddesses of Venus: A topographical map

ESA: Giotto: Halley – Flyby: 13 March 1986

AHF: Jean Bacher Computer

The Catholic Astronomer: Punished for Proving

The New York Times: Ron Drever, Physicist Who Helped Confirm Einstein’s Theory, Dies at 85

NASA: NASA Celebrating 90 Years: Robert Goddard’s Rocket and the Launch of Spaceflight

EDN network: 1st liquid-fueled rocket launches, March 16, 1926

Nautilus: A Brief History of the Grand Unified Theory of Physics

NASA: Vanguard 1

NASA: James Irwin

SciHi Blog: Friedrich Bessel and the distances of Stars

SciHi Blog: Daniel Bernoulli and the Bernoulli Principle

SciHi Blog: Christian Doppler and the Doppler Effect

Smithsonian.com: How Do New Planets Get Their Names?

Report in New York Times compared Bohr’s theory of complementarity, describing dual aspects of particles, to tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde h/t @phalpern

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Library of Congress: New Correct Map of the Flat Surface, Stationary Earth 

Boston Rare Maps: A landmark in the mapping of New Hampshire and Vermont

The National: National Library displays antique world map after painstaking conservation work

Conservator Clare Thomson and schoolteacher Brian Crossan with Gerard Vlack’s 17th-century map at the National Library

Harvard University Library: Open Collections Program: Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

Royal Museums Greenwich: Matthew Flinders

The Ledger Independent: Rare maps of Ohio River, Lexington Road purchased by KGMC

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize: A “Cult of Productivity”: Treatment Regimes in the Colonial Maltese “Lunatic” Asylum, 1850–1900

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize: Pawprints in the Hospital

Thomas Morris: The mystery of the poisonous neckerchief

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: African American Physicians in the Civil War Era

Hektoen International: The Bank of England appointed its 1st medical officer in 1809

IWM: Lives of the First World War: Radiographers, Radiologists, and X-Ray Operators

Civil Discourse: The “Murder” at Shy Mansion: Embalming in the Civil War

Columbia University Medical Centre: Women’s History Month: Four Women Who Made a Difference at CUMC

Hektoen International: Paracelsus: physician and alchemist

Thomas Morris: Anaesthesia for lions (and bears)

M Dentistry: Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor, First Woman DDS

Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor. Photo courtesy of kansasmemory.org, Kansas State Historical Society.

Thomas Morris: A leech on the eyeball

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Archibald Menzies: Doctor, Scientist, Adventurer

SciHI Blog: Waldemar Haffkine and his Vaccines

Hektoen International: Lithotripsy. A historical review

Royal College of Physicians: Thomas Willis: the father of neurology

NYAM: The “Best” Tonic: Pabst Malt Extract Pamphlets in the Academy Library

Girl in yellow embracing a Pabst Malt Extract bottle.

Thomas Morris: deafened by a kiss

British Library: Untold lives blog: Aristotle’s Masterpiece: What to expect when you’re expecting, seventeenth-century style

Hektoen International: The early days in the history of appendectomy

JSTOR Daily: Joseph Lister’s Antiseptic Revolution

Lister spraying phenol over the wound while the doctors perfor an operation.
via Wikimedia Commons

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Neurosurgery & Long-term Medical Effects of WWI

Lady Science: The History of Data is the History of Labor

Alabama Yesterdays: Bryce Hospital: Some Photographs (1)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Dianora Parenti

Conciatore: The Neri Sisters

The Guardian: US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the ‘war on terror’

CEO’s Blog: Canadian Railway Innovators and Innovations

Smithsonian.com: The Teenager Who Patented Earmuffs Kept His Town Employed for 60 Years

Inovation150: IMAX® Projector

IMAX® Projector

IWM: Lives of the First World War: Description of the box respirator, designed by Bertram Lambert

O Say Can You See?: The Spirograph and kinematic models: Making math touchable (and pretty)

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

AEON: Web of war

Argunners Magazine: Rare WWII German Enigma machine sold for €149,000

Innovation150: Henry Seth Taylor Steam Carriage

Henry Seth Taylor with his steam buggy, ca 1867. Source: Colby-Curtis Museum, Stanstead, Quebec

Dark Roasted Blends: Extraordinary Inventions: Victorian-Era Prank Machines

Smithsonian.com: Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50

History of Massachusetts Blog: History of the Boston Subway: The First Subway in America

Ptak Science Books: Department of “What is It?” (#9) A New Way of “Conducting” War

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

SciHi Blog: Charles Lapworth and the Ordovican Period

OUP: Ice Time

Darwin Correspondence Project: The geology of the Beagle voyage

NICHE: A Landscape of Science: The Go Home Bay Biological Station

Forbes: How Biology Pioneer Carl Linnaeus Once Tried to Classify Minerals

The New York Times: How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story

A chronic reorganizer, Charles Darwin arranged his notes according to topics that interested him at the time. Credit Brian Harkin for The New York Times

Historical SciArt: Cécile Pfulb-Kastner

Saskatoon Star Phoenix: History Matters: Prince Albert National Park wardens go hunting … for elk

Niche: #EnvHist Daily

SciHi Blog: Vilhelm Bjerknes and the Weather Forecast

Canadian Geographical: Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

Heinrich Scherer’s 1702 chart of the North Pole and surrounding areas. (Map courtesy Toronto Public Library)

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: February 2017

A Short History of Climate Change: A beard, some mountains and the mysterious X Club

The Recipes Project: WYL BUCKE HIS TESTAMENT, OR, AN ODE TO DINING ON VENISON

Tetrapod Zoology: The Soay Island Sea Monster of 1959

Nursing Clio: The Anti-Vaccine Movement, Bad Science, and the Rise of Fake News

Linda Hal Library: Scientist of the Day – William Withering

William Withering analysing thermal waters in Portugal

Nature: Earth’s lost history of planet-altering eruptions revealed

Science: The origins of North America’s bison ‘invasion’

Niche: Dyeing to be Green: The Chicago River and St. Patrick’s Day

Science Direct: Friedrich Miescher and the discovery of DNA

Friedrich Miescher Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Rudolf Diesel and his famous Engine

SciHi Blog: Traian Vuia’s Flight Experiments

Independent: Obituary: Professor J. Z. Young

CHEMISTRY:

CHF: William Henry Perkin: A Happy Accident: Mauve

A photograph that William Henry Perkin took of himself at the age of 14—four years before he discovered the first synthetic dyestuff.
CHF Collections.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Federico Cesi

The Public Domain Review: Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

UCLA: Chemistry & Biochemistry: Forget genius. Science is the product of less-than-brilliant minds

Auxiliary Hypothesis: Sommerfield’s Miracle: The Ultimate Challenge to Scientific Realism

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Martin Martin, experimental philosophy and Baconian natural history

BHL: Ferrante Imperato: Step Into His Cabinet of Wonders

The first published pictorial representation of a Renaissance cabinet of curiosity in Ferrante Imperato’s Dell’historia Naturale. (Image digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.)

PhilSci Archive: The History of Science as a Graveyard of Theories: A Philosophers’ Myth?

Medium: The Smartest House in Princeton

Gridium: The dark side of innovation, seen from Bell Labs, Mars, and maintenance

The Telegraph: 10 brilliant examples of what life was like before the internet existed

Museum Association: Growing resistance to Stonehenge tunnel

Notches: Beyond the Culture wars: Homosexual Histories 2016

Blink: The snake and the lotus

Life in squares: Game of Heaven and Hell (Jnana Bagi), snakes and ladders in Jain cosmology
Source: Wikimedia Commons

National Geographic: The Underappreciated Man Behind the “Best Graphic Ever Produced”

SciHi Blog: Carsten Niebuhr and the Decipherment of Cuneiform

Historiens de la santé: L’Année balzacienne 2016: Mal, maladie dans La Comédie humaine Table of Contents

The #EnvHist Weekly

Lady Science: Mary Somerville, A Domestic Icon of Science

Thomas Phillips – Mary Fairfax, Mrs William Somerville, 1780 – 1872.

ISIS: A Second Look: Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Twelve Essays Open Access

Future Learning: Online Course: Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

Making Science Public: Science as a cultural institution: The role of metaphors

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

BookRiot: 100 Must-Read Books About the History of Medicine

Forbes: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Shortlist Revealed

The Guardian: Wellcome prize shortlist announced: books that ‘will change lives’

The Washington Post: What the ancient Greeks can teach us about herbs

An illustration of the scarlet pimpernel plant from a 14th-century manuscript. (Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions)

The Verge: Why it’s so important for girls to find role models in female scientists

The New Yorker: Are Liberals on the Wrong Side of History?

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: L’hôpital Sainte-Anne. Pionnier de la psychiatrie et des neurosciences au cœur de Paris

The University of Chicago Press: Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Historiens de la santé: Hippocrate, Tome XVI, Problèmes hippocratiques

Historiens de la santé: Medical Education in East Asia: Past and Future

CUP: British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860–1918 Online Open Access

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

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

Kazinform: Hollywood actors and Kazakhstani stuntmen starred in Lola Karimova’s film about Ulugh Beg

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

University of Leeds: Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Lecture 13: Perpetual Motion Machine 28 March 2017

National Library of Ireland, Dublin: ICHS Relaunch Symposium: ‘Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography’ 29 March 2017

West End Baptist Church, Halifax: Lecture: Science, Religion & the New Atheism 1 April 2017

The Center for Science & Society Columbia University: Neil Safier – Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective 29 March 2017

Whitechapel Gallery: Maps to the Stars 6 April 2017

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Public Lecture: Einstein in California 22 March 2017

 

The Royal Society: Prize lecture: The curious history of curiosity-driven research 4 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Lecture: Cracking the DNA code: can human genome sequencing help save lives in the NHS? With Dr Richard Scott 28 March 2017

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Conrad Gesner Day 26 March 2017

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

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

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

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

Vulture: Trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

digg: Check Out This Extremely Clever Lock Made in 1680

Vimeo: Building a Chinese Typewriter, with Tom Mullaney

Youtube: The Walrus: Fish and Indigenous Law

Web of Stories: John Wheeler: Hawking’s pair production

Youtube: The Dead House – Episode 12 – Under the Knife

Youtube: Ian Ramsey Centre: Peter Harrison – The Shifting Territories of Science and Religion?

Youtube: Jefferson ATS 101: Riccioli’s Gravity Laboratory: Towers in Bologna

Youtube: Jefferson ATS 101: Lord Rosse’s Bourbon Barrel Telescope

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry: Series 5

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: Monks, Models and Medieval Time

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Women and Enlightenment Science

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

Hôpital Militaire Reine Astrid, Bruxelles: Symposium d’ASKLEPIOS: Transmission de l’information en radiologie hier et aujourd’hui 25 mars 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

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

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

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

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

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

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

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

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

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

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

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

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

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

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

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

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

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

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

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

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

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

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

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

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

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

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

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

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

BSHS: CFA: PhD Studentships with the Science Museum

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine: Research Fellowship Deadline 15 May 2017

The Scientific Committee on Polar Research: PhD Opportunity: Unlocking the SCAR archive: the sixty-year long consolidation of Antarctic governance through polar research

Cushing/Whitney Medical History Library, Yale: Call for Applications: Research Travel Grants

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #30

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 #30

Monday 13 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

As the river flows onward to the sea so the editorial year flows onward and it is time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all the histories of science, technology and medicine that came our way over the last seven days.

March is Women’s History Month and 8 March was International Women’s Day. Whewell’s Gazette has always actively supported efforts to raise awareness of the role that women have played in #histSTM, so we have collected all the #histSTM contributions to Women’s History Month and to the International Women’s Day that we could find and have put them together as our feature this week.

This edition of Whewell’s Gazette is dedicated to all the women who have contributed to #histSTM over the centuries and to all the historians who are working to make those contributions known to a wider public.

 Women’s History Month

Teaching Excellence at MIT: Storied Women of MIT

Muslim Heritage: Women’s Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics

Mother Nature Network: 9 women you’ve probably never heard of who’ve made conservation history

Project Vox: Conway (1631–1679)

AHF: Women and the Bomb

flickr: BHL: Women Illustrators in Natural History

ktul.com: Oklahoma hidden figure: Cherokee women helped NASA put man on the moon

Evelyn Ross McMillan.

Le Devoir: Harriet Brooks, la Marie Curie québécoise restée méconnue

Photo: Musée Mccord
Harriet Brooks

Notches: Johanna Elberskirchen: Sexual Radical and Woman of Her Time

Johanna Elberskirchen in 1905 (Wikimedia Commons)

BBC Radio 4: Mary Beard on Women in Power

Royal College of Physicians: The Bern theses: pioneering medical women

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake. Photograph by Margaret G Todd, 1880s–1890s. © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Royal College of Physicians: The redoubtable Miss Cook: a woman in the Royal College of Physicians

The Royal Institution: Ladies with attitude

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
Credit: Public domain

The Royal Institution: Spotlight on Kathleen Lonsdale

Kathleen Lonsdale
Credit: The Smithsonian Institution

The Vegan Society: Dame Kathleen Lonsdale: the vegan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: From “Computer” to Astronomer… The Role of Women in Astronomy

Astronomer Phoebe Waterman Haas using a bucket lift to ascend the Mt. Wilson 46-meter (150-foot) Solar Tower, circa 1910. Image from page 15C of the Phoebe Waterman Haas Photo Album, 1909-1914. Image: The National Air and Space Museum Archives (NASM-9A12028-015C)

C-Net: The 19th century women who catalogued the cosmos

The Guardian: The history of women in science shows us the fight is worth it

Pioneers such as Marie Curie, pictured, are well known, but the less celebrated contributions of women such as Hilda Petrie, Charlotte Murchison and Margaret Murray remind us how far women have come in the fight for equality. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

academics.wellesley.edu: Annie Jump Cannon

Royal Museums Greenwich: Women’s History Month – Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848)

JSTOR Daily: How Women Finally Broke Into the Sciences

IET: IET Archives: Women in engineering

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie do Châtelet, Part 1

Medium: 11 Forgotten Women who Invented the British Industrial Revolution

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

AHF: Margaret Broderick

Margaret Broderick

Conciatore: Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza, by Lorenzo di Credi
(now in the Museum of Forlì.)

OUP Blog: Revealing lives of women in science and technology: the case of Sarah Guppy

The National Museum of American History: Women in World War I

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Women in STEM

Dr. Virginia Apgar

Scientific American: On “Hidden Figures” and Being the Only Woman in the Room

Katherine Johnson’s work at NASA’s Langley Research Center spanned 1953 to 1986 and included calculating the trajectory of the early space launches. Credit: Sean Smith NASA

Atlas Obscura: The Female Space Sculptor Who Designed the Earliest Space and Aviation Helmets

Historical SciArt: Women in Historical SciArt

Gizmodo: These Black Female Mathematicians Should Be Stars in the Blockbuster of Tomorrow

Center for the History of Medicine Countway Library: Announcing a new exhibit on the history of women at Harvard Medical School

Quotes of the week:

“Some competition for Sir Cloudesley Shovell in the ridiculous Admiral names stakes: Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax” – Dr Steven Gray (@Sjgray86)

“When did philosophers (start) stop writing introductory poems to their treatises?” – Dov (@drnelk)

“Today’s curse: May the children & grandchildren of those who vote for grammar schools nationally & locally fail their 11+” – Rebekah Higgitt (@beckyfh)

“I went to a grammar school and the system worked for me” is the educational equivalent of “my grandmother smoked and lived till 90” – Wu Ming (@twlldun)

“If grammar schools are so good, how come nobody who attended one can differentiate between personal experience and statistical evidence?” – Wu Ming (@twlldun)

Jonathan Swift

“Here, have a new word on me, “synchronicently”” – Jafe (@JFDerry)

“How do you speak such good English?” “I dunno 200 years of colonialism and Eurocentric education, how do you know so little history?” Siri Srinivas (@pjux)

“The bloody neighbours have gone out and left John Cage’s 4’33 on full blast again” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

“I had an idea for a shop that specialised in alcoves, nooks and crannies

But people dismissed it as niche marketing” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Princeton physicist John Archibald Wheeler explains general relativity: “Matter tells space how to curve. Space tells matter how to move.” h/t @XavierLSuarez1

One hears of niche sexual predilections, but geometry must be one of the strangest. Still, Thomas Hobbes appears to have been unfazed by it ­ h/t @KateMorant

One of our favourite general history books is the legendary 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates by W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, so we were very happy when James Sumner drew our attention to the wonderful 8086 and All That. Revisited Back when England was Top Nation in computing: reassembled from ancient parchments Enjoy!

Birthday of the Week:

Georg Wilhelm Steller born 10 March 1709

March 10, 1709: Birthday of German zoologist & explorer Georg Wilhelm Steller, smoking volcano from his travel accounts of Kamchatka h/t David Bressan (@David_Bressan)

SciHi Blog: Georg Wilhelm Steller and the Great Nordic Expedition

John Herschel born 7 March 1792

Portrait of Sir John Herschel by his daughter Margaret Louisa Herschel

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Herschel

David Fabricius born 9 March 1564

Monument in Osteel to David & Johannes Fabricius

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – David Fabricius

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Twinkle, twinkle little star how I wonder where you went

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Spotting the Spots

Marcello Malpighi born 10 March 1628

Portrait of Marcello Malpighi pointing to the fontanelle of a baby’s skull, by an unknown painter Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Marcello Malpighi and Microscopic Anatomy

Vannevar Bush born 11 March 1890

Vannevar Bush at Berkeley (29 March 1940)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Vannevar Bush and the Memex

AHF: Vannever Bush

The New York Times: Dr. Vannevar Bush Is Dead at 84

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

arXiv.org: History of Quantum Mechanics or the Comedy of Errors

AHF: Edward Purcell

CHF: Ernest Rutherford

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Kennette Benedict’s Interview

Real Clear Science: Why Georges Lemaître Should Be as Famous as Einstein

Forbes: Two Priests, A Pope and the Big Bang

Spaceflight History: A Chronological Presentation: Space Station 1.0

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus’s On the Revolutions – A Book That Continues to Challenge

BBC News: Gravitational waves pioneer Ronald Drever dies

Ronald Drever 1972

The University of Glasgow Story: Ronald Drever

The Public Domain Review: Images from Johann Zahn’s Oculus Artificialis (1685)

The Irish Times: Tiny bubbles and the importance of pursuing useless knowledge

Timeline: Most Americans didn’t even want us to land on the moon

SciHi Blog: Gustav Kirchhoff and the Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Gustav Kirchhoff (left) and Robert Bunsen (right)

NASA: Former Pilots: Herbert H. Hoover

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Val Fitch’s Interview

Delanceyplace.com: An Apple Falls from Isaac Newton’s Tree…

YaHOO! News: NASA found a mysterious badass, lost spacecraft orbiting the moon

SciHi Blog: Pioneer 5 and the Interplanetary Magnetic Fields

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

1920 Australian map of sheep Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps)

Archdaily.com: 71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download

Royal Museums Greenwich: Mutiny on the Bounty

The Public Medievalist: A Wonder of the Multicultural Medieval World: The Tabula Rogeriana

The Tabula Rogeriana Of Al-Idrisi. Modern Copy, With The Complete World Reassembled By Modern Scholars From The Individual Pages Of Al-Idrisi’s Atlas.

SciHi Blog: Richard E. Byrd, Jr. – Aviator and Polar Explorer

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The tin whistle

Weill Cornell Medicine: Study Debunks Century-Old Concepts of How Anesthesia Works

Recommended Dose: Finding a Cure for Venereal Disease in Early Modern London

The Victorian Clinic: Why Women Shouldn’t be Doctors (according to Victorian medical men)

V0047593 A female doctor takes the pulse of a male patient
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
A cartoon showing a lady physician attending to a young man in an armchair. The caption suggests he has purposefully caught a cold in order to be seen by the young pretty doctor.
Engraving
1865 By: George Du MaurierPublished: 23 December 1865.
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The Wood Library-Museum: Robinson Induction Coil & Battery

Thomas Morris: The tapeworm trap

Academia: Une révolution tranquille au chapitre de la psychiatrie. Retour sur la mobilisation du psychiatre Camille Laurin pour la francophonie québécoise

SciHi Blog: Edward C. Kendall and the Adrenal Cortex Hormones

The Recipes Project: A Forgotten Chapter in Natural History: The Taxidermy of Man

TLS: Hidden in plain sight

Marieke Hendriksen – The Medicine Chest: Transmitting technique between disciplines: the anatomical models of William Rush (1756-1833)

William Rush, Portrait bust of Caspar Wistar, ca. 1812-13. Terracotta. Copyright: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Alabama Yesterday: Archelus H. Mitchell & His 1916 Anesthesia Machine

British Library: Untold lives blog: Did Jane Austen develop cataracts from arsenic poisoning?

Cambridge University Press: British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860–1918 Open Access

The Atlantic: Why Dentistry Is Separate From Medicine

Collectors Weekly: Antique Medicine Bottles

Bulletin of Anesthesia History: An American in Paris in 1846 and 1847: F.W. Fisher (1821–1877)

Advances in the History of Psychology: Magic, Wonder, and the History of Psychology

PubMed: The Hewitt airway – the first known oral ‘air-way’ 101 since its description

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: The Lothian Surgical Audit Archive

Thomas Morris: Sleeping with the fishes

eblue.org: History: The use of blood-type tattoos during the Cold War

BBC News: Medieval ‘false leg’ strap found at Gloucester Cathedral

Thomas Morris: Champagne ad libitum

Ptak Science Books: A Non-Metaphorical “Microbe” (1917)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Airminded: Caligula’s horse’s death ray – II

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Edward Schunck and the history of dying

BBC Future: The plane so good it’s still in production after 60 years

The Conversation: What fax machines can teach us about electric cars

Nicholson’s Journal: Nicholson’s clock at the British Museum

Ptak Science Books: The Department of “What is It?” (#3)

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Smithsonian.com: The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

Academia: Confronting African Histories of Technology: A Conversation with Keith Breckenridge and Gabrielle Hecht

SciHi Blog: Howard H. Aiken and the Harvard Mark I

IanVisits: When London’s tube tunnels were painted white

The National Museum of American History: Alexander Graham Bell’s Large Box Telephone

SciHi Blog: Robert Bosch ­– Inventor for Life

HistoryLondon: Knives to Grind!

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: How Did Aboriginal Australians Arrive on the Continent? DNA Helps Solve a Mystery

And.com: The mammoth’s last stand: How the Wrangel Island herd died off

The Washington Post: Dear Science: How do we know how old the Earth is?

Nautilus: How to Weigh the World

Bill Waiser: Saskatchewan once wanted direct access to Hudson Bay

Provisional Districts Canada

Niche: #EnvHist Daily

The Pauling Blog: The Passport Imbroglio

Mosaic: What does it mean to be human?

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations from a Descriptive Iconography of Cacti (1841)

John James Audubon Center: The last Carolina Parakeet

Letters from Gondwana: A Brief Introduction to Conservation Paleobiology

Hakai: From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars

Why Darwin Matters: A Hero: W.D. Hamilton (1 August 1936–7 March 2000)

SciHi Blog: Stanley Miller and the origins of Life

Smithsonian.com: Two Smithsonian Scientists Retrace the Mysterious Circumstances of an 1866 Death and Change History

The Guardian: 16th century ‘zoological goldmine’ discovered – in pictures

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SciHi Blog: Max Delbrück and the Genes

BHL: 19th Century Butterflies: Reconstructing a Collection’s History with BHL

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

BBC Earth: In 1703, Britain was struck by possibly it’s worst ever storm

SciHi Blog: Wilhelm Pfeffer and Plant Physiology

University of Oregon: Institute of Molecular Biology: Aaron Novick

Nutcracker Man: Meet Ardi

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Colossal: Magnificent Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesteren

SciHi Blog: William Buckland and the Dinosaurs

Medium: How reader engagement helped unearth the Shell tape

CHEMISTRY:

AHF: Arthur Wahl

SciHi Blog: Jeremias Richter and the Law of Definite Proportions

Jeremias Benjamin Richter
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Johann Rudolf Glauber – the first Chemical Engineer

Chemistry World: Chemistry Nobel laureate Geoge Olah dies aged 89

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

philly.com: Commentary: Making science understood and valued

Paige Fossil History: On Friendship & Missing Links: Bringing Characters to Life

Digitala modeller: Daedalus 1931–2015

AHF: February News Letter

Springer Link: Metascience Volume 26 Issue 1 March 2017 Table of Contents

OUP: Paul Feyerabend and the debate over the philosophy of science

Public Understanding of Science Blog: Historical Moments in Public Understanding of Science: 1860–1900, Paolo Mantegazza and the Dream of ‘Making’ Science Popular

Research Gate: Reverse Engineering the Peutinger Diagram

Academia: The Grafton Method, or The Science of Tradition

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On

Renaissance Studies: Special issue: The Animal in Renaissance Italy Table of Contents

The Guardian: Imperial War Museum turns 100 with first gifts still on show

arXiv: Cosmology and Convention

The Conversation: The pioneering ‘great men’ of Victorian science were once attacked for being unmanly

Thomas Huxley, sheltering from the rat race. Theodor Blake Wirgman

The New York Times: New York Today: A Bookbinder’s Craft

University of Glasgow Library: A Picture of Health: the UK Medical Heritage Library

UK Medical Heritage Library

JHI Blog: Global/Universal History: A Warning

Making Science Public: The science march

Genèses: No: 106 mars 2017: Expériences de la vieillesse Table of contents

Spitalfields Life: Save The Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Physics Today: Q&A: Lisa Messeri on how space rocks become places

Oxford Academic: Journal of Design History: Volume 30 Issue 1 February 2017: Make It New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

ESOTERIC:

Corpus Newtonicum: Hic Sunt Dracones…

Not Even Past: Giordano Bruno and the Spirit that Moves the Earth

SciHi Blog: Franz Josef Gall – the Founder of Phrenology

Franz Josef Gall

British Library: Medieval manuscript blog: Magic in the British Library’s Papyri

brainpickings: Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

Conciatore: Kitchen Alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C Dennett review – memes of making you think

Academia: Recension “Olivier Faure, 2016, Aux marges de la médecine. Santé et souci de soi. France XIXe siècle, Aix-en-Provence

distillatio: Dragon’s Blood and Willow Bark by Toni Mount

The Advertiser: In author Keith Houston’s eyes the correct use of punctuation and the history of writing is anything but arcane or irrelevant

Richard Carter: Man of Iron by Julian Glover

H-Net Reviews: Gary Ferguson. Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe

Somatosphere: Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright and Anita Hardon’s The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

The Guardian: Built on Bones by Brenna Hassett review – have cities been good for humans?

Advances in the History of Psychology: NBN interview with Damion Searls on The Inkblots

NEW BOOKS:

Brill Online: The Teaching and Learning of Arabic in Early Modern Europe open access Ebook

Historiens de la santé: André Lwoff, une autobiographie. Itinéraire scientifique d’un prix Nobel

Historiens de la santé: La santé des soldats entre guerre et paix 1830-1930

Historiens de la santé: A Medical Emergency: Major-General ‘Ginger’ Burston and the Army Medical Service in World War

Pur: La santé des artisans

Historiens de la santé: Faces. Une histoire du visage

Historiens de la santé: Paris l’inféconde. La limitation des naissances en région parisienne au XIXe siècle

Historiens de la santé: The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, his Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

Historiens de la santé: Psychiatrie Und Gesellschaft: Psychiatrische Einweisungspraxis Im Dritten Reich, in Der DDR Und Der Bundesrepublik 1941-1963

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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Gallica Rose

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Jack El-Hai: The Black Stork: A physician’s cinematic argument for eugenics

Aerodynamic Media: Documentary Film to Chronicle Discovery, Restoration and Flight of the C-47 That Led the D-Day Invasion [Video]

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

University of York: Annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann lecture to explore light pollution 20 March 2017

University of Montreal: Talk: Peter Galison–The Objectivity of Science 17 March 2017

NYAM: Infectious Madness, the Well Curve and the Microbial Roots of Mental Disturbance 15 March

The Center for Science & Society Columbia University: Neil Safier – Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective 29 March 2017

Whitechapel Gallery: Maps to the Stars 6 April 2017

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Public Lecture: Einstein in California 22 March 2017

The Royal Society: Prize lecture: The curious history of curiosity-driven research 4 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Lecture: Cracking the DNA code: can human genome sequencing help save lives in the NHS? With Dr Richard Scott 28 March 2017

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Conrad Gesner Day 26 March 2017

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Joseph Priestley Society: Rachel K. King “Reflections on Building a Biotech Company: The Story (So Far!) of GlycoMimetics.” 16 March 2017

TNMOC: Re-imagining Colossus – twice 16 March 2017

Old Operating Theatre: Costume Closure Day: Special Event 18 March 2017

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

The Royal Institution: A light on Albemarle street: John Tyndall and the magic lantern 17 March 2017

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

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Albrecht Dürer: The Large Piece of Turf, 1503
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

PBS: Mercy Street: Behind the Lens: A History in Pictures: Disease

VIDEOS:

Youtube: The glowing orange an electrostatic amusement

Youtube: British Transport Heritage: British Transport Film – Britannia – A Bridge (1973)

Youtube: Shaw TV Saskatoon: Tox on Tap: Who is Keeping Tabs? LSD Lessons from the Past

Youtube: Let’s See – 1945 Optical Glass Educational Documentary – WDTVLIVE42

Youtube: Frankenstein inspiring the monster

Youtube: Richard Feynman: The Beauty of the Flower

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Little Atoms podcast 456: Brenna Hassett’s Built on Bones

Proto: Podcast: The Green Silk Bag

soundcloud: Royal Museums Greenwich: John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

Hôpital Militaire Reine Astrid, Bruxelles: Symposium d’ASKLEPIOS: Transmission de l’information en radiologie hier et aujourd’hui 25 mars 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

Royal Institution, London: Magic Lantern and Science Workshop: 17 March 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

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

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

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

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

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

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

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

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

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

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

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

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

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

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

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

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

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

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

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

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

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

conference

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

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

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

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Edinburgh: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in the History and Social Study of Science: PhD studentship – “Intellectual properties: transferring science from universities to National Museums Scotland” Deadline 28 April 2017

University of Leeds: Three-year PhD studentships – Constructing and Consuming Imagined Futures: advertising healthcare to publics and professionals in twentieth-century Britain

University of Grenoble: PhD position in philosophy of quantum physics

New York Public Library: Geospatial Librarian and Map Curator

CNRS in Bordeaux: Postdoc/PhD positions in Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine: “Immunity, Development and the Microbiota (IDEM): Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity”

AHA Today: Grant of the Week: 2017–2018 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Leicester: Oxford University Museums (Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery) and School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: Applications Invited

Edward Worth Library, Dublin: Call for Applications: Research Fellowships Deadline 3 April 2017

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #29

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 #29

Monday 06 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The march of time cannot be stopped and so it is time yet again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM weekly links list bringing you all the histories od science, technology and medicine that washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Apparently James Watson and Francis Crick first announced that they had succeeded in determining the structure of DNA to some friends and acquaintances in a pub in Cambridge on 28 February 1953. 

This #histSTM anniversary was duly noted by various people on Twitter, which provoked a vitriolic shitstorm from the Rosalind Franklin fan club. I’m not going to present you with a long list of their outraged tweets but the tenor can be summed up by the following offering: 

“On this day in 1953, two young men announced Rosalind Franklin’s stunning work on X-ray photography of the DNA Double Helix” – @tilton_raccoon

 The vitriol reached something of a peak in the tweet of Matthew Francis, a professional science writer, who in my opinion should know better:

“Any mention of Crick & Watson should call them “unethical data-thieves who should’ve been fired”, & Watson “a racist misogynist shitguzzler”” – @DrMRFrancis

A more moderate correction of the original tweets was offered up by Imperial College, which comes closer to the truth but succeeds in doing to both Maurice Wilkins and Raymond Gosling, what the Franklin fan club accuses the world of doing to her, namely eradicating them and their contributions from the picture.

On This Day 1953: James Watson & Francis Crick proposed double helix structure of DNA, based on their research & work of Rosalind Franklin – @imperialcollege

 As the outrage expressed by the Franklin fan club is in reference to the “Photo 51” myth I thought I would briefly outline the correct facts, once again, for those prepared to read with an open mind.

Photo_51_x-ray_diffraction_image

Photo 51, showing x-ray diffraction pattern of DNA Source: Wikimedia Commons

Was Photo 51, the iconic X-ray crystallography picture of DNA, made by Rosalind Franklin?

No, it wasn’t. Photo 51 was actually made by Raymond Gosling who was, at the time it was made, a doctoral student at King’s working under Franklin’s supervision.

Was Photo 51 shown to James Watson behind Franklin’s back without her knowledge and without her permission?

 Yes and no! Photo 51 was shown to James Watson without Franklin’s knowledge but at the time he was shown the photo Franklin’s permission would not have been required. By that time Franklin had already resigned at King’s and was preparing to leave and Gosling’s supervision had been transferred back to Maurice Wilkins, so Wilkins was perfectly within his rights as Gosling’s supervisor to show the photo to Watson. Whether he was acting ethically in doing so is an open question but I agree with Matthew Cobb that he probably wasn’t.

Did Photo 51 play the key role in determining the structure of DNA that James Watson attributes to it in his book The Double Helix?

 No, it didn’t, as Matthew Cobb expressed it in a tweet:

Photo 51 plays role in Watson’s powerful novelised version, not in actual events – @matthewcobb

 Did Rosalind Franklin play a central role in helping to determine the structure of DNA? If so, how and were Watson and Crick ‘unethical data-thieves?

Rosalind Franklin did indeed play an important and central role in determining the structure of DNA, but not through Photo 51. To determine his mathematical model of the structure of DNA, Francis Crick used numerical data acquired by Franklin through measuring various X-ray crystallography images that she and Gosling had made in their work. Crick did not steal this data as Franklin had already made it public.

Was Rosalind Franklin shut out of the formal announcement of the discovery of the structure of DNA in the journal Nature?

 No, the announcement of the discovery in Nature was not in the form of a single paper by Watson and Crick but by a group of papers, one of which was co-authored by Franklin and Gosling outlining their work and its contribution to the discovery.

Should Franklin have been awarded the Nobel Prize for her contribution to the discovery?

I was surprised that this turned up yet again, as it should be clear by now that Franklin had already died by the time the Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of the structure of DNA and one of the stipulations of the Nobel Prize is that the recipients have to be living at the time of the award. This does however raise the hypothetical question but what if she had still been alive?

In that case I think there would have been a very serious case for including her in the award but then we run into another of the Nobel Prize stipulations that the award can only be made to a maximum of three recipients. With Watson, Crick and Wilkins, whose work was also significant to the discovery of the structure, we already have three, so who goes short? And what about Raymond Gosling? I think this is a good example of why the Nobel committee’s rule of three is bullshit.

It will make one final comment. When I pointed out on the Internet that Photo 51 was actually made by Gosling and not Franklin, irrespective of its role or lack of it in the story, I got told that as his supervisor the credit should go to Franklin and not to him. This is all very well but in saying this you are saying that it was correct for the Nobel committee to award the prize for physics to Anthony Hewish for the discovery of pulsars instead of the Jocelyn Bell, his doctoral student who actually discovered them.

If you want to read the whole DNA discovery story in detail including the correct facts about who did what then I recommend, not for the first time, Matthew Cobb’s excellent Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code, Profile Books, 2015. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, then just chapter 6, The Double Helix. For an even shorter account then I recommend Matthew’s Guardian article:

The Guardian: Sexism in science: did Watson and Crick really steal Rosalind Franklin’s data?

Asked to judge whether I had described the sequence of events correctly Matthew Cobb added the following comment:

More importantly, you might want to unpack “Crick did not steal this data as Franklin had already made it public.” The data had already been published in a semi-official document – the report to the MRC from the King’s College lab. Ironically, virtually identical data had been presented by Franklin in a talk in November 1951. Jim Watson was in the audience, but a) he never took notes and b) by his own frank admission was spending some of his time musing about Franklin’s looks etc. Had he scribbled down the numbers, Crick would have been able to act earlier on them. Second point – had Franklin lived, the simple solution would have been to award two Nobels – one in chemistry, the other in physiology and medicine. Enough space for everyone. Furthermore, Franklin’s discoveries are even greater than her fanclub knows (which shows many don’t actually know much about her): had she lived, she could legitimately have got two Nobels – one for DNA, the other for the structure of RNA viruses, which she worked on afterwards, and which one of her students, Klug, got a Nobel for much later. Finally, worth pointing out that W&C acknowledged in the Nature paper that they had sight of the unpublished work of the Kings’ group, including, explicitly, of Franklin. [my emphasis]

SciHi Blog: Crick and Watson decipher the DNA

JSTOR Daily: How Francis Crick Almost Didn’t Make His Huge DNA Discovery

Quotes of the week:

“The word “normal” has at least 27 different definitions in the mathematical register, none of which really match the everyday register” – Spencer Bagley (@sbagley)

“In Sweden, meteorologists define beginning of Spring as ‘when average daily temp is above 0degC for seven days in a row’” – Sophia Collins (@sophiacol)

“Today’s and Friday’s dates (in ISO format) are a pair of twin primes: 20170301 and 20170303” – Tom Button (@tombutton)

“The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words” – Ursula Le Guin h/t @philipcball

“Grammar Nazis first appeared in days of you’re” – Nigel A. Hammond (@ArthurFooksake)

“PUBLIC RELATIONS is an anagram of ‘crap built on lies’” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“People who reject the importance of environmental History are so ignorant” – Jade (@JadeT_Evans)

Know your grammar ­ Academia Obscura (@AcademiaObscura)

Birthdays of the Week:

 Herman Hollerith born 29 February 1860

Herman Hollerith Photo: Charles Milton Bell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Herman Hollerith and the Mechanical Tabulator

Linus Carl Pauling born 28 February 1901

Pauling’s graduation photo from Oregon State University, 1922
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Linus Carl Pauling

Walter Hood Fitch born 28 February 1817 

Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Walter Hood Fitch

William Oughtred born 5 March 1574

William Oughtred
by Wenceslas Hollar 1646

SciHi Blog: William Oughtred and the Slide Rule

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Sliding to mathematical fame

Joseph Fraunhofer born 6 March 1787

Fraunhofer demonstrating the spectroscope.
Richard Wimmer – “Essays in astronomy” – D. Appleton & company, 1900
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Solar System

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: James Chadwick and the Discovery of the Neutron

chemistry.bd.psu.edu: Chadwick discovers the neutron 1932

Apollo NASA: The Apollo Guidance Computer

AHF: Science Behind the Atomic Bomb

LEGO Ideas: Women of NASA

SciHi: Henri Becquerel and Radioactivity

Voices of the Manhattan Project: John Manley’s Interview (1985) – Part 2

Medium: From Princeton to Prison: The ‘boy Genius’ Who Was Recruited by John Wheeler and Sentenced by Trump’s Sister

EUMETSAT: Meteosat First Generation (MFG) geostationary satellites have provided images of the full Earth disc, and data for weather forecasts for 25 years

ESA: Rosetta

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Eugène Michel Antoniadi

Drawings of Mars by E-M Antoniadi

NASA History: Pearl Young at Langley’s Flight Instrumentation Facility. March 1929

Wired: A Look Inside Britain’s Plucky (and Criminally Overlooked) Space Program

 

BSHS: In the Moon a Planet?

Smithsonian.com: How Albert Einstein Used His Fame to Denounce American Racism

Smithsonian.com: The 17th-Century Lady Astronomer Who Took Measure of the Stars

Title page of the Urania propitia by Maria Cunitz, 1650. (Wikimedia Commons)

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

This is a fantastic map of Great Lakes from @torontolibrary h/t Samuel McLean (@Canadian_Errant)

 History Today: Celebrity, Politics and Francis Drake

Standard–Speaker: Project uncovering the ghosts below

IET: Methodus Geometrica 1598 by Paul Pfintzing

Atlas Obscura: The Mysteries of the First-Ever Map of the North Pole

The second draft of the Septentrionalium Terrarum, released in 1606. GERARDUS MERCATOR/PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Hakluyt Society Blog: The Armada of the Strait, 1581–1584: Disastrous beginnings of an ill-fated enterprise

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women: The Violence of Transnationalism and Indigenous Women’s Resistance

National Geographic: Historical Atlases Rescued from the Trash Could be a Boon to Historians

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

BBC News: The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal

Slate: Worse Than Tuskegee

Remedia: The Nazi Microbiota

SciHi Blog: Sir Peter Medawar – The Father of Transplantation

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: After the Amputation

A. A. Marks advertising card, showing a customer holding and wearing his artificial legs, late 1800s
Courtesy Warshaw Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Guardian: Recipe found in medieval mystic’s writings was probably for ‘dragges’

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Horses for Courses (of vaccination) – the role of animals in the early diphtheria immunisation programme

Wellcome Library: Wellcome MS. 632: heavenly protection during childbirth in late medieval England

Early Modern Medicine: Pancake Plasters

The Atlantic: The Long History of Discrimination in Pain Medicine

Smithsonian.com: The Incredible Legacy of Susan La Flesche, the First Native American to Earn a Medical Degree

Susan, far left, with her husband (seated with puppy) at their Bancroft, Nebraska, home. (Courtesy of the Hampton University Archives.)

The Guardian: Penicillin mould created by Alexander Fleming sells for over $14,000

Emory Libraries & Information Technology: All Americans Will Pull Together…The Federal Government’s Evolving Role in Dealing with Disaster: Thalidomide Drug Crisis 1960s

The Atlantic: The Girls With Radioactive Bones

The Public Domain Reviews: Plates from Spiegel’s De formato foetu liber singularis (1626)

Alabama Yesterday: Alabama Medical Journal 1906: What the People & the Doctors Should Know

SciHi Blog: Fritz Schaudinn and the ‘French Disease’

Fritz Schaudern

Royal College of Physicians: The Bern theses: pioneering medical women

The H-Word: What drives the demand for rhino horns?

Storia Della Medicina. Sito & Blog: The Lancet

Whipple Library Books Blog: Fluddean Philosophy and the Weapon-Salve

Old Operating Theatre: Unicorns and Disingenuous Apothecaries

A Network of Lines: Saving the Mona Lisa: Misdiagnosis and Historical Malpractice

Grover Lab: All the easy experiments: A Berkley professor, dirty bombs, and the birth of informed consent

Thomas Morris: The turpentine vapour bath

The Journal: Irish giant’s bones will stay at London museum but he wanted to be buried at sea

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

York station in 1887. Designed by the North Eastern Rly architects Prosser and Peachey, it opened in 1877. The footbridge was added in 1938 – h/t David Turner (@TurnipRail)

SciHi Blog: James Sadler – the First English Aeronaut

SciHi Blog: Samuel Pierpont Langley and his Aviation Work

SciHi Blog: Steve Jobs – American Businessman, Inventor, and Industrial Designer

Atlas Obscura: Found: Internal Apple Computer Memos from 1979, Left at a Seattle Goodwill

Conciatore: Antonio Neri’s Birthday

Conciatore: Sara Vincx

Geek History: Nikola Tesla versus Thomas Edison and the search for the truth

Nikola Tesla The search for the truth
GeekHistory.com The search for the truth

 

The Public Domain Review: Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday

Smithsonian.com: Byron Was One of the Few Prominent Defenders of the Luddites

JSTOR Daily: Why People Once Loved Linoleum

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – David Sarnoff

ICE: Bridges over the Tees

Atlas Obscura: Making Fun of Thomas Edison

Edison poses by his phonograph in a photograph from 1878. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-CWPBH-04044

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Samuel Pierpont Langley

Academia: ‘Of Patents, Principles, and the Construction of Heroic Invention: The Case of Neilson’s Hot Blast in Iron Production’

Geek History: Was the internet invented and who invented the internet?

AHF: Robert W. Henderson

Computer History Museum: Computer History Museum Leads Software Research and Preservation with New Center Launch

Air & Space Smithsonian: Berry’s Leap

Jannus (left) and Berry get ready for takeoff. (NASM)

Scottish Science Hall of Fame: Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Poulter

Textilis: Textile Production & Traditions in a Costal Town – 1525–1650

Wonders & Marvels: Automata in history

Daily Kos: The Supersonics

Atlas Obscura: Meet Bessie Coleman, the First Black Woman to Get a Pilot’s License

Bessie Coleman and her biplane in 1922. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Tedium: Are You Not Entertained?

The History Press: The Spitfire: R.J. Mitchell’s radical design development

Atlas Obscura: Arion Press and M&H Type

“Do You Know Who Invented the Computer?” – 1991 ad in Scientific American h/t @LeapingRobot

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Labiotech: Microorganisms in the Library: Bringing Centuries-Old Books to Life

Notches: Remembrance of Things Past: A Novelist Reflects on the Politics of Intergenerational Sex

Letters from Gondwana: Introducing Isaberrysaura

Geschichte der Geologie: Star Trek und die Geologie: Leben, Jim. Aber nicht wie wir es kennen

npr: Prehistoric Aurochs Image Opens Up a New View of Human Evolution

Edge Effects: What Eight Waves of Migration Can Tell Us About Human-Environmental Relationships

Academia: Exotica on the Move: Birds of Paradise in Early Modern Holland

Anonymous Nuremberg artist,
Bird of Paradise (two views) c. 1550. Watercolour and gouache on paper

Academia: “Fair Necropolis: The Peruvian Dead, the First American Ph.D. in Anthropology, and the World’s Columbian Exposition of Chicago, 1893”

Darwin Online: ‘300 thousand cattle’: An introduction to the Falkland Notebook

A short history of climate change: Joseph Fourier’s political science

Gresham College: Chelsea Physic Garden Through the Ages

Notches: Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: A Roundtable on the Politics of Sexual Reproduction in the 1970s – Part 1

The Guardian: Galápagos giant tortoises show that in evolution, slow and steady gets you places

A drawing of Testudo abingdonii (now Chelonoidis abingdonii) from Darwin’s 1890’s book on his Beagle adventure. Illustration: C. Darwin, 1890.

Forbes: Human Activity on Earth Triggered a New Age of Minerals Formation

Smithsonian.com: The Remarkable Comeback of Przewalski’s Horse

Ancient Origins: Skull Analysis Concludes the Americas Were Settled by More than One Wave of Migrants

ZME Science: Celebrating women scientists – Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneer in both art and science

New York Times: How the Amazon’s Cashews and Cacao Point to Cultivation by the Ancients

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Disentangling life: Darwin, selectionism, and the postgenomic return of the environment

Tyndall Correspondence Project: Website

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Herbert Henry Dow – Chemist and Industrialist

ACE: Wallace Carothers and the Development of Nylon

CHF: Kathryn C. “Kitty” Hach-Darrow

Kitty Hach-Darrow next to her plane.
Courtesy Kathryn Hach-Darrow.

Chemistry World: Marsh’s mirror: How a poisoner’s acquittal led to the iconic test of forensic science

mental_floss: The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Reading Euclid: Project Milestone

In The Library With The Lead Pipe: Sparking Curiosity – Librarians’ Role in Encouraging Exploration

The Heritage Journal: Wrecking the Stonehenge landscape: Julian Richards nails it – again!

Apollo: Why are England’s heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?

SciHi Blog: At the Beginning was a bet – Georg Friedrich Grotefend and the Cuneiform

PLOS One: Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects

The Atlantic: Do Scientists Lose Credibility When They Become Political?

Smithsonian.com: Why Nobody Remembers the Forefather of Forensic Science

The Guardian: A century of National Geographic infographics – in pictures

The New York Times: Mostafa el-Abbadi, 88, Champion of Alexandria’s Resurrected Library, Dies

Slate: Lessons to Learn From the “Fugitive Scientists”

The Conversation: The next scientific breakthrough could come from the history books

SciHi Blog: Thomas Bodley and the Bodleian Library

Kickstarter: The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Women in Science

Kickstarter: She Found Fossils: A Kid’s Book About Women in Paleo

The Recipes Project: Herbal History Research Network: A Recipe for Collaboration

NYAM: “Feminist Futures” Class Review

The #EnvHist Weekly

CHF: Distillations: Waging War on Immigration and Science

Ancient Origins: The Library of Pergamum: A Contender for the Greatest Library of the Ancient World

ESOTERIC:

Atlas Obscura: Where to Find the World’s Best Hometown Monsters

A “sea devil” from Icones animalium (1553). CONRAD GESSNER/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Conciatore: Women in Alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Books in Brief

The Guardian: Time Travel: A History by James Gleick review – why haven’t we realised the dream?

Physics Today: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

The Guardian: Cold War Freud and Freud: An Intellectual Biography review – the politics of psychoanalysis

Hakai Magazine: Ice Bear

The Spenser Review: Matthew McLean and Sara Barker, eds. International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World

BJPS: Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher // Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

The New York Times: A Physicist’s Crash Course in Unpeeling the Universe

Popular Science: Beyond Infinity – Eugenia Cheng

Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas: Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48

The MIT Press: Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny

OUP: Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Historiens de la santé: Le médecin qui voulut être roi : Sur les traces d’une utopie coloniale

Heterodoxology: Problem of Disenchantment in paperback

Historiens de la santé: Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Historiens de la santé: Demons and Illness from Antiquity to the Early-Modern Period

Routledge: Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

Enfilade: The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

OUP: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire

CUP: Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Thomas Morris: The Matter of the Heart

University of Chicago Press: Interaction with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Princeton Architectural Press: The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Historiens de la santé: Diététicienne de pédiatrie. Naissance et évolution d’une profession passionnante

ART & EXHIBITIONS 

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

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

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

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

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

CLOSING SOON: Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

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

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

CLOSING SOON: Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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Gallica Rose

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Jack El-Hai: The Black Stork: A physician’s cinematic argument for eugenics

Aerodynamic Media: Documentary Film to Chronicle Discovery, Restoration and Flight of the C-47 That Led the D-Day Invasion [Video]

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

The Royal Society: Prize lecture: The curious history of curiosity-driven research 4 April 2017

UCL: UCL/BPS talks: Henri Bergson’s Cinematographs 13 March 2017 Jung’s Dream Analysis 20 March 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Charles Arthur: Has the Public Been Well Served by Technology Journalism? 9 March 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Women Making Waves at the National Maritime Museum 11 March 2017

Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Translation and Treason: The Luso Castilian Demarcation Controversy and Abraham Ortelius’ Map of China from 1584’ 16 March 2017

All Souls College, Oxford: Talk: Communicating Longitude after Harrison: the Board of Longitude in the late eighteenth century

Royal College of Physicians: Lecture: Cracking the DNA code: can human genome sequencing help save lives in the NHS? With Dr Richard Scott 28 March 2017

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Conrad Gesner Day 26 March 2017

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Joseph Priestley Society: Rachel K. King “Reflections on Building a Biotech Company: The Story (So Far!) of GlycoMimetics.” 16 March 2017

TNMOC: Re-imagining Colossus – twice 16 March 2017

Old Operating Theatre: Costume Closure Day: Special Event 18 March 2017

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

Birkbeck Students Union: The Barry Coward Memorial Lecture: ‘Putting the Sea Back into Charles II: Pepys, the Stuarts, and the Missing Link of Restoration history’ 24 February 2017

The Royal Institution: A light on Albemarle street: John Tyndall and the magic lantern 17 March 2017

LSE: Lecture: The “Universe” Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind’s View of Itself 22 February 2017

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

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: How small are we in the scale of the universe?

Youtube: One Town, Four Elements: Ytterby

AEON: Animated life: Mary Leaky

Facebook: KJ Vids: Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry

Youtube: Royal Society: Why is life the way it is? Michael Faraday Prize Lecture – Dr Nick Lane

Open Culture: Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

Fermilab: The Wilson Story, Robert Wilson: A life of Courage and Creativity, Water to the Ropes

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: SCIFRI: Interview with Mildred Dresselhaus, the ‘queen of carbon.’

npr: Naomi Oreskes: Why Should We Believe In Science?

soundclouds: The Walkman

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: The Theatre of Anatomy

soundcloud: Hagley Museum and Library: The Marketing Evolution of Deodorant

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Renaissance Astrology

PRI: War elephants still exist. But only in one forbidding place

brainpickings: The Beauty of Uncertainty: How Heisenberg Invented Quantum Mechanics, Told in Jazz

soundcloud: PessimistsArc: Horseless Carriage

The Iris: Audio: David Brafman on Alchemy

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus Deadline 15 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

Royal Institution, London: Magic Lantern and Science Workshop: 17 March 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

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

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

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

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

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

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

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

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Ayrton Prize Best History of Science Web Project Deadline 10 March 2017

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

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

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

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

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

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

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

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

 

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

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

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

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

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

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

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Edinburgh: Collaborative PhD Studentship: Engineering ‘Modern’ Scotland: The Stevenson Maps and Plans and Scotland’s Built Infrastructure, c.1800–c.1900

BSHS: Wellcome Hub Award: Call for Applications 2018–2020

University of Manchester: Williamson graduate studentship in the history of biology or medicine Application Deadline 26 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Creative Practitioner

BSHS: Postgraduate Opportunities at CHSTM Manchester

BSHS: Two AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentships: histSTM @ Leeds

BSHS: AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award: BT Archives

University of Manchester: CHSTM: Power-assisted learning? Exhibiting, interpreting and teaching on technology in the twentieth-century industrial city

University of Strathclyde: Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2017/8

AHS: Post doc Research Proposal: ‘Was There a Large Clockmaking Workshop Supplying the Trade in Post-Restoration London?’ £4,500 Bursary

University of Manchester: Special Collections Library (Wellcome Project)

King’s College London: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Renaissance Skin

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #28

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 #28

Monday 27 February 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Spring is on its way but it’s taking its time to get here, to help you bridge the wait we bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dig up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

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Students who believe that they are fighting prejudice are apparently demanding that University College London remove the name of Francis Galton from various parts of their institution because he was an overt racist. Whilst one can and should sympathise with their rejection of Galton’s racism there are various reasons that their demand can and perhaps should be opposed.

Francis Galton 1850s Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis Galton 1850s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The first objection to the removal of Galton’s name is the one of the danger of trying to rewrite history. Galton’s name in honoured at UCL because he was one of the great nineteenth century polymaths who made serious and important contributions to a wide field of scientific endeavour. In rejecting his racism, which is of course very correct, need we to reject his massive contributions to the history of science? For me this has a hint of the rewriting of history in totalitarian states. The Communist Party in Russia republishing photos of party conferences with figures, who have fallen into disgrace removed. By removing Galton’s name from UCL you can’t pretend that he no longer exists, his influences on the evolution of various branches of science is too great.

The second objection, as I see it, is where do we draw the line? There are, as far as I can see, very few influential scientists throughout history (ignoring the anachronism of calling anybody before the late 19th century a scientist), who don’t have objectionable sides to their personalities, they are after all humans first and scientists seconds. Of course this open up the whole question of whether we should name institutions or parts of institutions after scientists at all.

Should we perhaps take the situation as a chance to create a teaching moment? Retain Galton’s name but use it to make people aware of the systematic racism that existed in the nineteenth century and the part that Galton, an excellent man of science, played in it. We can’t and shouldn’t pretend that by removing Galton’s name nineteenth-century racism will somehow cease to be relevant or whatever.

I must admit I’m torn by these debates and am not really sure what is the right course of action. Maybe readers, assuming anybody actually bothers to read this, could offer up opinions in the comments.

THE: ‘Father of eugenics’ should not be erased from academic history

UCL: Francis Galton and the History of Eugenics at UCL

Quotes of the week:

“I (God knows) could not get my livelihood by labour, nor would the labourer find any solace or enjoyment in my studies” – William Paley h/t @TryingBiology

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I mean, if *historians* don’t understand that history evolves, new stories get told, new narratives appear, are they actually historians? – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“Breaking News: Using ground & space-based telescopes, astronomers have generated more hype about exoplanets than was previously possible” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

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“ODD, PENIS-LED, TRAMP RUNT is an anagram for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP” – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“No person can give the same software demo twice.” – Heraclitus, probably – Blake Stacey (@blakestacey)

boltzman-quote

“Some days you’re the dog and some days you’re the hydrant” – Cat Allman (@catallman)

Darwin wrote to Huxley 26 February 1863, after finishing reading Man’s Place in Nature: “I declare I never in my life read anything grander” – Paige Madison (@FossilHistory)

A London primary school playlet from 2017!

A London primary school playlet from 2017!

Birthday of the Week:

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz Source: Wikimedia Commons

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Heinrich Hertz born 22 February 1857

Newsworks: The history of Heinrich Hertz and the discovery of radio waves

Connected Earth: People & pioneers: Hertz, Heinrich (1857–1894)

Joseph Banks born 24 February 1743

 Portrait of Banks (1773) by Benjamin West Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Banks (1773) by Benjamin West
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Public Domain Review: Joseph Banks Portrait of a Placid Elephant

Jacques de Vaucanson born 25 February 1709

Vaucanson's automata: The Flute Player, The Tambourine Player and Digesting Duck (Wikimedia Commons)

Vaucanson’s automata: The Flute Player, The Tambourine Player and Digesting Duck (Wikimedia Commons)

Smithsonian.com: This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

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Spaceflight Insider: Our Spaceflight Heritage: The Odyssey of Friendship 7

Space.com: Going Bananas: The Real Story of Kepler, Copernicus and the Church

APS Physics: February 1968: The Discovery of Pulsars Announced

Muslim Heritage: The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature

Scientific American: Einstein’s Greatest Blunder?

The Atlantic: The Lost Stories of NASA’s ‘Pink-Collar’ Workforce

Rita Rapp (NASA)

Rita Rapp
(NASA)

 

 

The Conversation: La théorie d’un évêque médiéval évoque les univers multiples de la physique

Smithsonian.com: Apollo 11 Command Module Makes Another Journey

Insight: IEEE–USA: Your Engineering Heritage: Magnetism in the Greco-Roman World

Wired: A Look Inside Britain’s Plucky (and Criminally Overlooked) Space Program

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Howes Jr.’s Interview

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Camille Flammarion

MIT News: Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in the electronic properties of materials, dies at 86

Mildred S. Dresselhaus Photo: Dominick Reuter

Mildred S. Dresselhaus
Photo: Dominick Reuter

The Boston Globe: Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, 86, much-honoured MIT physicist, mentor to female scientists

 

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Hakei: The Unforgettable Pia Arke

The Unwritten Record: Recently Opened Series: German World War II Maps

Osher Map Library: Women in Cartography

Coletta (née Kaerius [van der Keere]) Hondius, engraver [Portrait of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius] Frontispiece in Gerhard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas ou, Representation du monde universel, et des parties d’icelui faicte en tables et descriptions tresamples, et exactes (Amsterdam, 1633) Facsimile of hand-colored copper engraving, 46 x 53 cm Smith Collection

Coletta (née Kaerius [van der Keere]) Hondius, engraver
[Portrait of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius]
Frontispiece in Gerhard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas ou, Representation du monde universel, et des parties d’icelui faicte en tables et descriptions tresamples, et exactes (Amsterdam, 1633)
Facsimile of hand-colored copper engraving, 46 x 53 cm
Smith Collection

Atlas Obscura: George Washington’s Own 1793 Map of Mount Vernon

mental_floss: The Disastrous North Pole Balloon Mission of 1897

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hanger: The J.E. Hanger Story

Harvard Magazine: Henry Knowles Beecher: Brief life of a late-blooming ethicist: 1904–1976

Medical History: Bruised Witness: Bernard Spilsbury and the Performance of Early Twentieth-Century English Forensic Pathology

Yovisto: Harry Stack Sullivan and His Study of Interpersonal Relationships

Yovisto: René Dubos and the Antibiotics

Psychiatry and History: Johann Christian Reil

Reil the anatomist: a portrait from 1811 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Reil the anatomist: a portrait from 1811
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: English Speaking Medical Students on the Continent

Two Nerdy History Girls: Care of Infants in 1837

Thomas Morris: The punctured bowel

The New York Times: Andy Warhol’s Death: Not So Simple After All

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society: The illnesses of Charles Darwin and his children: a lesson in consanguinity

NYAM: Charles Bell: Artistry and Anatomy

Plate 3, showing the carotid artery, the lower thyroid artery and the upper thyroid artery in Charles Bell’s Engravings of the Arteries, 1801.

Plate 3, showing the carotid artery, the lower thyroid artery and the upper thyroid artery in Charles Bell’s Engravings of the Arteries, 1801.

Atlas Obscura: In 1914, Feminists Fought for the Right to Forget Childbirth

Thomas Morris: The self-opening coffin

Thomas Morris: Toast and herbs

Thomas Morris: The dislocated eyeball

Dental History Magazine: A Monstrous Regiment of Women? Attitudes to the Vanguard of Female Dentists

Broadly: ‘Not Just a Series of Genital Acts’: The Woman Who Revolutionized Sex Education

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Quartz: An Italian Doctor explains “Syndrome K,” the fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: William Grey Walter and his Machina speculatrix

Yovisto: Edwin Land – Father of the Polaroid Instant Camera

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir Francis Ronalds 1788–1873

Smithsonian.com: The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers

The Recipes Project: Tales from the Archives: Keeping Time in the Victorian Kitchen

Prepressure.com: The history of printing

IEEE Spectrum: SRI’s Pioneering Mobile Robot Shakey Honored as IEEE Milestone

SRI researchers Nils Nilsson (right) and Sven Wahlstrom with Shakey the Robot in the late 1960s. Photo: SRI International

SRI researchers Nils Nilsson (right) and Sven Wahlstrom with Shakey the Robot in the late 1960s.
Photo: SRI International

The National Museum of American History: E. Howard and Company Astronomical Regulator

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Wise

Smithsonian.com: These Fake Trees Were Used as Spy Posts on the Front Lines of World War I

IEEE Spectrum: When Lasers took to the Air to Measure the Earth

ASME: Samuel Colt

The MIT Press: Programmed Inequality

Early Modern Women: Lives, Texts, Objects: The Delicate Hand: Female Engravers

Anna Maria van Schurman, Self-Portrait (1633). Rijksmuseum. Object number RP-P-OB-59.344.

Anna Maria van Schurman, Self-Portrait (1633). Rijksmuseum. Object number RP-P-OB-59.344.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Who Were Wilbur & Orville?

Eyes of a Generation…Television’s Living History: February 25, 1928…Television’s “First License” Issued: Sort Of

Atlas Obscura: KVLY-TV Mast

Smithsonian.com: When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared

IEEE Spectrum: The Diesel Engine at 120

mental_floss: 10 Obscure Electronic Musical Instruments

Bloomberg View: Why It Took the Washing Machine So Long to Catch On

Social History Blog: From an ‘Infant Hercules’ to the death of Teesside Steelmaking: History and heritage along the ‘Steel River’

IET Archives Blog: The Remarkable William Kingsland (1855–1936)

 

Earls Court Station's new signal box controlling the District's widened approaches and tunnels, 1914. Capacity increase was 40-50 trains per day h/t @TurnipRail

Earls Court Station’s new signal box controlling the District’s widened approaches and tunnels, 1914. Capacity increase was 40-50 trains per day h/t @TurnipRail

 EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Hakai: Hark! A Sea Monster! (Oh, No, Just a Dying Whale)

Geschichte der Geologie: 20. Februar 1943 – Der Tag an dem ein Mensch der Geburt eines Vulkans beiwohnte

Yovisto: Heinrich Karl Brugsch and the Decipherment of Demotic Script

Nursing Clio: Gender-Bending in Thirteenth-Century Literature: The Roman de Silence

The 1640s Picturebook: Anthropometamorphosis

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Hieronymus Bock

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Hieronymus Bock HIERONYMUS BOCK KREUTTERBUCH HERBAL BOOK 1577

Atlas Obscura: The Shy Edwardian Filmmaker Who Showed Nature’s Secrets to the World

The Guardian: A tale of four skulls: what human bones reveal about cities

Wellcome Collection: Varieties of Love

Wellcome Library: A medieval medical bestseller: the ‘Circa instans’

Colonizing Animals: Proliferating Elephants

The #EnvHist Weekly

Conciatore: Botanical Gardens

Orto botanico di Pisa operated by the University of Pisa: The first botanic garden, established in 1544 under botanist Luca Ghini, it was relocated in 1563 and again in 1591 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Orto botanico di Pisa operated by the University of Pisa: The first botanic garden, established in 1544 under botanist Luca Ghini, it was relocated in 1563 and again in 1591
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Walter Hood Fitch – ‘an incomparable botanical artist’

Roslin: The University of Edinburgh: Dolly the sheep continues to inspire 20 years after media storm

Archaeologist Ticia Verveer: The Ancient Egyptian Royal Guard Dog Abutiu

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

NICHE: Rethinking the State through the Environmental Politics of the 1970s

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: John Mercer and the Cotton Mercerisation

Chemistry World: Arsenic trioxide

CHF: Distillations: High Times

Party like it’s 1799. Georgian England’s upper crust partake of the party drug of the day: nitrous oxide Wellcome Library London

Party like it’s 1799. Georgian England’s upper crust partake of the party drug of the day: nitrous oxide
Wellcome Library London

AHF: Ralph Gardner-Chavis

Chemistry World: Why I mummified a taxi driver: Stephen Buckley explains how chemistry has rewritten ancient history

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

American Scientist: News Flash: Science Has Always Been Political

Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos: vol.23  supl.1 Rio de Janeiro Dec. 2016 Special Issue: Eugenics Table of Contents

 

What the Victorians Threw Away: The Database

Medium: Anton Howes: Macroinvention vs Microinvention

Brill Online: The Role of Science in the History of Portuguese Anti-Jesuitism

UWE Bristol: Kick-starter: The Lady of the Lakes: Nature Themed Drama-Doc Reflecting the Scientific and Conservation Accomplishments of Beatrix Potter

IET: Virtual library frequently asked questions

IEEE Spectrum: What Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Can Teach Engineers

The Recipes Project: The Order of Things (2)

Advances in the History of Psychology: New era over at Theory & Psychology

ESOTERIC:

Notches: Disembodied Desire

Academia: The First Psychonaut? Louis-Alphonse Cahanet’s Experiments with Narcotics

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The Well-read Naturalist: Books for Every Naturalist

The Guardian: Sexism in science has roots in Victorian whispering campaigns, claims new book

The New York Review of Books: The Very Drugged Nazis

sehepunkte: Spencer E. Young: Scholarly Community at the Early University of Paris

THE: Popularizing Science: The Life and Work of JBS Haldane, by Krishna Dronamraju

Under pressure: Haldane conducted experiments on the physiological effects of diving Source: Getty

Under pressure: Haldane conducted experiments on the physiological effects of diving
Source: Getty

Advances in the History of Psychology: Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdiciplinary Life in Science

The Irish Times: Time Travel: A Historical review – The whips and scorns of time

Popular Science: A Brief History of Mathematical Thought – Luke Heaton

The Geek in 9F: The many faces of Marconi: a review of “Marconi: the Man Who Networked the World” by Marc Raboy

NEW BOOKS:

Mollat: La greffe de la tête: entre science et fiction

University of Chicago Press: Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Johns Hopkins University Press: Science and Religion 2nd Expanded Edition

University of Pittsburgh Press: When They Hid the Fire: A History of Electricity and Invisible Energy in America

Historiens de la santé: Rebel Genius. Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdisciplinary Life in Science

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: From Frankenstein to feminism: how electricity powered our imaginations

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

It’s Nice That: Wellcome Collection reveals three major commissions in its new show about electricity

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

CLOSING SOON: Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

CLOSING SOON: Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Independent: Hidden Figures takes us back to a place where computers were women and black

The Guardian: Why Hidden Figures should win the best picture Oscar

The Guardian: McLaren trailer: new film tells the story of motor racing icon Bruce McLaren – video

The Mary Sue: Radioactive, a Biopic Based on a Marie Curie Graphic Novel Finds Its Director

NICHE: Guardians of Eternity: Confronting Giant Mine’s Toxic Legacy

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Conrad Gesner Day 26 March 2017

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Joseph Priestley Society: Rachel K. King “Reflections on Building a Biotech Company: The Story (So Far!) of GlycoMimetics.” 16 March 2017

CHF: First Friday: Wikipedia and Women in Science 3 March 2017

TNMOC: Re-imagining Colossus – twice 16 March 2017

Old Operating Theatre: Costume Closure Day: Special Event 18 March 2017

History of Libraries Research Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 8 April 2017

Birkbeck Students Union: The Barry Coward Memorial Lecture: ‘Putting the Sea Back into Charles II: Pepys, the Stuarts, and the Missing Link of Restoration history’ 24 February 2017

CHF: Curious Minds: A Book Talk and Brunch 4 March 2017

The Royal Institution: A light on Albemarle street: John Tyndall and the magic lantern 17 March 2017

UCL: Women’s Annual Flagship Lecture: Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier 7 March 2017

LSE: Lecture: The “Universe” Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind’s View of Itself 22 February 2017

National Library of Scotland: Lecture on the Scottish Map Trade 2 March 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

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New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Eruption of Paricutin Volcano Michoacan, Mexico 1943

Youtube: Royal Society: Winning Microscope – Objectivity #108

Youtube: From Paper to Copper: The Engraver’s Process

Youtube: The manufacture of high-precision brass telescope tubes 1780 to 1990

Youtube: Royal Society: Frankenstein: Inspiring the monster

Youtube: Lincoln’s Corpse – Episode 11 – Under The Knife

Youtube: Tupolev SB2 bomber – WW2 Soviet Film

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Rise of the Robots

Innovation Hub: Paging Through History: Why Books Matter

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Royal Institution, London: Magic Lantern and Science Workshop: 17 March 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

Vanderbilt University, Nashville: 11th Annual Southern History of Science and Technology (SoHoST) Meeting 7–8 April 2017

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18–19 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: Conference: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3-4 April 2017

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South c.1800-200 18–19 April 2017

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

BSHS: Ayrton Prize Best History of Science Web Project Deadline 10 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

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University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

McGill University: Social Studies of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Technology, and Medicine

British Society for Literature and Science: Where Art and Science Meet: Art and Design at Oxford University Museum of Natural History (AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award)

HSTM Network Ireland: Research Fellowships at the Worth Library, Dublin

Harvard University: Lecturers on the History of Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm: School of Architecture and Built Environment: Ph.D. student in History of Science, Technology and Environment

Chelsea Physic Garden: Head Gardner Vacancy

University of St Andrews: School of History: Typewriters and commerce in Scotland, 1870s–1920s AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD Studentship

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #27

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 #27

Monday 20 February 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another week and another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bring its readers all the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be vacuumed up out of the expanses of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The buzzword at the moment in the media both on and off the net is Fake News, with everybody going on about it as if it were the newest negative phenomenon to plague humanity and distort the political discourse. Any historian worth her or his salt will however tell you that fake news has existed since human beings first learnt to lie and when that happened writing, let alone the Internet, had not even been invented. Fascinating is the fact that the gutter press is screaming loudest about fake news on social media on the Internet, whereas they have been peddling a steady diet of fake news since they came into existence in the seventeenth century. It was not called Grubb Street for nothing.

#histSTM has also suffered its own forms of fake news for a long time, a common variant being the trumpeting out of a sensational new historical discovery in popular #histSTM presentations of something that is neither new nor a discovery but has been known about and commented on for a substantial period of time. A classic example of this is the ‘sensational discovery’ that Isaac Newton was an alchemist, a story that does the rounds every couple of years. Becky Higgitt wrote a good blog post about this particular phenomenon.

This week has seen another example of this type of #histSTM fake news with the journal Nature shouting from the rooftops that Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found [my emphasis]. This particular sensational discovery was echoed by the BBC News, Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay and by the Smithsonian Institute, “Are We Alone in the Universe?” Winston Churchill’s Lost Extraterrestrial Essay Says No.

There is only one small problem to this story, it hasn’t been found because it was never lost! This was pointed out by Graham Farmelo, a real Churchill expert, in a short piece entitled, The Churchill-Science Discovery That Wasn’t, which contains links to a full account on The Churchill Project: Articles: “Are There Men on the Moon?”: Churchill on Alien Life, 1942 and his own account on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science: Winston Churchill ( from 12 mins to 22 mins). Graham also has an essay in The Guardian, Churchill’s scientific papers reveal an even greater politician than we thought.

I think popular history of science would be far better served if we all followed Rachel Souhami’s advice (see at the end of the quotes section) and – Stop thinking science must be presented as fun, amazing or mysterious.

Quotes of the week:

 “Trust me, I’m an historian” – Stuart Mitchell (@SBTMitchell)

“If there aren’t T shirts already, we should get some made up” Sarah Barker (@DrSKBarker)

“There is a drug dealer in Paris who can get you high on constellations” – Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot)

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“Addressing its endless stream of awkward spelling and syntax errors, the White House has issued an Executive Order on “Alternative Grammer”” – George Takei (@GeorgeTakei)

“Best injury ever? Charles Hutton, son of a Newcastle miner, dislocated his arm in a street fight. Made him unfit for mine, so got schooling!” – Anton Howes (@antonhowes)

“Your dog is allowed to be your valentine I checked” – WeRateDogsTM (@dog_rates)

“’I’d like to borrow the biography of the man who discovered electromagnetic induction.’

‘Faraday?’

‘I was thinking more like a fortnight?’” – Paul Eggleston (@pauleggleston)

“Dear American Dream,

now that you have proved any idiot can be president can we get back to accepting tired, huddled, masses etc

Thanks” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Warhol said in the future we’d all get 15 minutes of fame. In the Trump administration, we all get 15 min as National Security Advisor” – Chad Orzel (@orzelc)

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“Tried to explain Paley’s pocket watch analogy. Student asked, “what’s a pocket watch?”” – Brian Regal (@tarbosaur)

“Becker: If anyone shows you a chart or graph, read the footnotes! Don’t just take the facts on faith. (Preach!)” h/t @bhgross

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” –Voltaire

“When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. (It’s not.)” – Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard)

“In 1845, the Cambridge geologist, the Reverend Adam Sedgwick, described phrenology as ‘that sinkhole of human folly and prating coxcombry’” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” – Marcus Tulles Cicero (Fake Quote!?)

“Why should I worry about dying? It’s not going to happen in my lifetime!” – Raymond Smullyan

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I would like museums to:

 – Talk more to science historians and policy experts: science does not occur in isolation from society, so make sure there is historical, social and political context.

– Show the complexities of doing science: museums so often present narratives of a lone genius who has a breakthrough, which is misleading.

– Reflect on representation: scientists aren’t only white, male and from the European Union or North America.

– Think about perspective: consider using a range of views, but avoid tokenistic vox pops.

– Stop thinking science must be presented as fun, amazing or mysterious.”

Rachel Souhami – museum academic and exhibitions consultant h/t @ReevesNicky

 

Birthday of the Week:

 Pluto discovered 18 February 1930 

IMAGE CREDIT: PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

IMAGE CREDIT:
PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

mental_floss: On This Day in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Pluto

Medium: The Quest for Planet X: Exclusive Interview with Clyde Tombaugh, Discoverer of Pluto

BBC: The Sky at Night: The Man Who Discovered a Planet

Discover: The Man Who (Almost) Discovered Pluto…and Also (almost) Discovered the Expanding Universe

John Hunter born 13 February 1728

John Hunter

John Hunter

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Scots abroad: medical influences in the 18th century

NYAM: An Eye for Conservation: William Clift, Fenwick Beekman, and John Hunter

 

Walter Charleton born 13 February 1619

Walter Charleton Source: Wikimedia Commons

Walter Charleton
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hal Library: Scientist of the Day – Walter Charleton

This hoopoe brought to you by English natural philosopher Walter Charleton

This hoopoe brought to you by English natural philosopher Walter Charleton

John Wilkins born 14 February 1614

Greenhill, John; John Wilkins (1614-1672), Warden (1648-1659); Wadham College, University of Oxford;

Greenhill, John; John Wilkins (1614-1672), Warden (1648-1659); Wadham College, University of Oxford;

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Wilkins

The Renaissance Mathematicus: John Wilkins Day

Nicolas Copernicus born 19 February 1476

Nicolaus Copernicus portrait from Town Hall in Toruń – 1580 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nicolaus Copernicus portrait from Town Hall in Toruń – 1580
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Vimeo: The Linda Hall Library: The Unknown Copernicus: Spies, Printers, Amazons, and Body-Snatchers in an Age of Astronomical Revolution

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not German but also not Polish

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

ESA: ESA’s New Vaga Launcher Scores Success on Maiden Flight

NASA: Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Lawrence Bartell’s Interview

Yovisto: Julian Schwinger and Quantum Electrodynamics

In The Dark: Haydn and the Herschels

New Scientist: Glass from nuclear test site shows the moon was born dry

Echoes of the moon’s formation Corbis via Getty Images

Echoes of the moon’s formation
Corbis via Getty Images

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Julie Melton’s Interview

AHF: James Forde

AHF: Manhattan Project Spotlight: Philip Abelson

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Roth Howes’s Interview

Atlas Obscura: See the World the Old-Fashioned Way at These 7 Cameras Obscura

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

 

AHF: Gregory Breit

NASA: Themis and Artemis

New Scientist: Connecting us all: How satellites remade the world

 

Euronews: Legends of Space, episode 2: Yuri Gagarin

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Vivian Fuchs and the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Map History: Celebrates its 20th Birthday

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Crucial Map of Tokyo’s Ancient Edo Castle, Which Was Ready for War

Atlas Obscura: Roald Amundsen Monument

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British Library: Maps and views blog: How Maps Got into the Movies

Atlas Obscura: The Enduring Mystery of the ‘Fool’s Cap Map of the World’

Mail Online: Torresia, Cooksland and Carpentaria: Historic map of proposed states for Australia shows how the country could have been VERY different

Tom Crean: Edgar Evans Dies On Scott’s Return March

Edgar Evans – Terra Nova Expedition

Edgar Evans – Terra Nova Expedition

The Tribune: Making Hole – Oil Town “Aero Views”

All Over Albany: Examining the forces and maps that redlined the city of Albany

Business Insider: This fascinating map is the Ottoman Empire’s take on the United States in 1803

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Bled dry

Wonders & Marvels: What is thing called lovesickness?

The Conversation: Being lovesick was a real disease in the Middle Ages

Emory University: eScience Commons: Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A River Divided: “Altogether filthy in the extreme”

Atlas Obscura: When Heart Transplant Patients Were Celebrities

Frederick West, Britain's first heart transplant patient. GETTY IMAGES - ROLLS PRESS/POPPERFOTO

Frederick West, Britain’s first heart transplant patient. GETTY IMAGES – ROLLS PRESS/POPPERFOTO

Popular Mechanics: New Mexico Families Say First Bomb Test Caused Cancer for Generations

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 4: 1847, Ether and Chloroform

Conceiving Histories: The Experimental Conception Hospital – No 1

Motherboard: L’histoire singulière du garçon qui vomit son propre jumeau

Perceptions of Pregnancy: What about fathers?

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Syphilis: A Little Valentine’s Day Love Story

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The Baltimore Sun: Henrietta Lacks’ family wants compensation for her cells

NYAM: The Marrow of Tragedy: Disease and Diversity in Civil War Medicine

Independent: Polio then and now: the story of a crippling disease on the verge of worldwide eradication

The Recipes Project: Mucus Cure-Alls: Snail Waters and Spa Treatments

Thomas Morris: Glass half-empty

Early Modern Medicine: Poking fun at Physicians

 A group of physicians wrongly diagnosing the case of a pregnant woman Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

A group of physicians wrongly diagnosing the case of a pregnant woman
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

 

Nature: Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

Lady Science: Why are we still talking about the “naughty nurse”?

Lady Science: Florence Nightingale: Of Myths and Maths

Chemistry World: The Roosevelt Tree Army poisoning

Royal College of Surgeons: The dangers of tight lacing: the effects of the corset

The New York Times: Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

Thomas Morris: The tooth ant

Springer Link: Construction of Cancer in Early Modern England (oa)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The original signal box at Charing Cross Station, 1864 – h/t David Turner (@TurnipRail)

The original signal box at Charing Cross Station, 1864 – h/t David Turner (@TurnipRail)

Yovisto: ENIAC – The First Computer Introduced Into Public

Public Domain Review: Dazzle Ships

Conciatore: Early Modern Glass Furnace

History’s Dumpster: The History of Car Audio

University of Toronto: Scientific Instruments Collection

Engineering.com: U.S. Navy Bids Farewell to the First Nuclear Carrier