Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #48

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #48

Monday 17 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The summer rolls on and it rolls around to time for another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Whewell’s Gazette doesn’t usually cover the history of mathematics and that despite the fact that the subeditor started out as a historian of mathematics; however, this week we are making an exception and that here in the editorial.

One thing that Whewell’s Gazette does cover and in fact tries to promote is the role that women have played in #histSTM and that is the reason that we are turning our attention to mathematics and its history in this week’s editorial.

There is no Nobel Prize for mathematics, according to legend because Nobel’s wife had an affair with a mathematician. However, mathematicians do have their own awards and their Nobel is the Fields Medal. Named in honour of the Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields (1863–1932), who was instrumental in establishing it, the prize has been awarded every four years since 1950 (it was awarded previously once in 1936) to up to four mathematicians under forty years of age.

Like many other scientific awards and honours the Fields Medal had never been awarded to a women when it was won by the Iranian, Stanford University professor of mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani in 2014. This was a truly classic example of a woman in the sciences breaking a glass ceiling and quite rightly received a lot of publicity at the time.

Sadly Maryam Mirzakhani is in the news once again this week because she died of cancer on Friday 14 July just 40 years old. Her death is a sad blow for the world of mathematics and for all the women for whom she was a role model. This edition of Whewell’s Gazette is humbly dedicated to the memory of an extraordinary woman.

Maryam Mirzakhani 3 May 1977–14 July 2017  

Maryam Mirzakhani. Credit: Stanford University

I don’t have any particular recipe [for developing new proofs]… It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out – Maryam Mirzakhani

Iran Front Page: Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Dies of Cancer

Tehran Times: Iranian math genius, Fields Medal winner Mirzakhani passes away

BBC News: Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths’ Fields Medal, dies

The Guardian: Maryam Mirzakhani: ‘the more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got’

Stanford News: Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies

The Wire: Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman and Iranian to Win Fields Medal, Dies at 40

Terence Tao: Maryam Mirzakhani

Quartz: Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win mathematics’ Fields Medal, has died at age 40

The Mercury News: Maryam Mirzakhani, world-renowned math genius and Stanford professor, dies at 40

The New York Times: Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Women to Win a Fields Medal, dies at 40

Scientific American: Mathematics World Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win Fields Medal

The New Yorker: Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani, the Pioneering Mathematician Who Died at Forty

Smithsonian.com: Remembering the Brilliant Maryam Mirzakhani, the Only to Win a Fields Medal

UNESCO: UNESCO pays tribute to mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Youtube: Maryam Mirzakhani wins 2014 Fields medal – first woman to do so

Quotes of the week:

“The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia” – Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister of Australia

“There is ample evidence … that numerous races have existed, and still exist, who have no idea of one or more gods” – Darwin

‘Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous’ – David Hume

“Homeopathy is “alternative medicine” in roughly the same sense in which a rabbit’s foot is an “alternative insurance policy”” – Ragnar Belial (@RagnarBelial)

Odd footnote from Adam Rutherford’s book: Emma Darwin’s use of the word ‘nigger’ as a term of endearment for Charles

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, some few to be chewed and digested” – Francis Bacon

“The German word for ‘to mansplain’ (‘herrklären’) is one of those beautiful moments when the translation improves on the original” – Graham (@HerrDrKlaerer)

“It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people” –

Woody Guthrie, born 14 July 1912

“If I had a time machine I would go back and kill the first fish who evolved legs” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Anniversaries of the Week:

 Eva Ekeblad born 10 July 1724

Eva Ekeblad (née Eva De la Gardie; 10 July 1724 – 15 May 1786)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Doodles: Eva Ekeblad’s 293rd Birthday

Huffpost: 6 Cool Facts About Eva Ekeblad, The Scientist Who Made Vodka From Potatoes

The Sun: Who was Eva Ekeblad?

Florence Bascom born 14 July 1862

Florence Bascom
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rock Stars: A Life of Firsts: Florence Bascom

Nikola Tesla born 10 July 1856

Nikola Tesla aged 23, c. 1879
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nikola Tesla

CHF: Distillations: The Electrical Wizard

The National Museum of American History: Collections Search Results: Tesla

SchHi Blog: Nikola Tesla – The Master of Lightnings

The Atlantic: Tesla’s Letterhead Is so Much Better than Edison’s

Roger Cotes born 10 July 1682

Roger Cotes This bust was commissioned by Robert Smith and sculpted posthumously by Peter Scheemakers in 1758. Source: Trinity College Cambridge

SchHi Blog: Roger Cotes and Newton’s Principia Mathematica

The Renaissance Mathematicus: “if he had lived, we might have known something”

Franz Boas born 9 July 1858

Franz Boas
Source: Wikimedia Commons

NNDB: Franz Boas

Samuel Goudsmit born 11 July 1902

Uhlenbeck, Kramers, and Goudsmit.
AIP’s Emilio Sergè Visual Archives
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Samuel Goudsmit and the Electron Spin

APS News: AIP Releases Complete Goudsmit Papers Online

AIP: Samuel A. Goudsmit papers

Physical Review Letters: Essay: Samuel Abraham Goudsmit (1902–1978)

Josiah Wedgwood born 12 July 1730

Josiah Wedgwood
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Josiah Wedgwood and his Pottery Company

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The scientific potter

James Bowerbank born 14 July 1797

James Scott Bowerbank (1797-1877)
by Maull & Polyblank,photograph,circa 1855
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Bowerban

The Rosetta Stone was discovered 15 July 1799

The British Museum Blog: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Rosetta Stone

Gresham College: The Rosetta Stone

Google Arts & Crafts: The Rosetta Stone

SchHi Blog: Cracking the Code – Champollion and the Rosetta Stone

Sketchfab: Rosetta Stone 3D Model

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: David Brewster and the Kaleidoscope

AHF: Samuel K. Allison

SciHi Blog: Jérôme Lalande measuring the distance to the Moon

The Curious Wavefunction: Black holes and the curse of beauty: When revolutionary physicists turn conservative

SciHi Blog: Nicole Oresme – Polymath of the Late Middle Ages

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Telstar

Telstar
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Los Alamos Innovations: Electronics and Detonators

Dannen.com: Setting the Test date, July 2, 1945

AHF: Nancy F. Wood

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edward Teller’s Interview

Making Science Public: Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: Puzzles, pictures and participation

Medievalists.net: The Moon in the Middle Ages

Diagrams of the sun and moon orbiting the earth, with the sun casting shadows upon the other two.

ADS: The Observatory: The early History of the Red Spot on Jupiter

ESA: Space in Images: GEOS-2 Launch

SciHi Blog: George Green and his Theory of Electricity and Magnetism

APS News: This Month in Physics History: July 1957: Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer submit their paper, “Theory of Superconductivity”

NASA: Jack Boyd Talks About His 70 Years with NASA (and NACA)

Jack Boyd

AEON: How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

Living Maya Time: The Maya Calendar System

SchHI Blog: Pavel Cherenkov and the Blue Light

Medium: The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Emilio Segrè’s Interview

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: The future is in the moon

A diagram with the Moon’s phases, Germany, 1446, Additional MS 17987, ff. 49v-50r

AHF: Remembering the Trinity Test

Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945 – Radiation Monitoring

AHF: Trinity Test – 1945

Geek History II: Who discovered electricity?

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The Mysteries of a Rare, 18th-Century Native American Map

The “Catawba Deerksin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Mr. Dürer Comes to Washington

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

drugmuseum.org: Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum & The Apothecary Garden

Medievalists.net: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes: Injury and death in Anglo-Scottish combat, c.1296–c.1403

Thomas Morris: A dubious paper

NMHM: To Bind Up The Nation’s Wounds

The Conversation: Four of the most lethal infectious diseases of our time and how we’re overcoming them

Mail Online: From Siamese twins being separated for the first time in 1902 to patients treated without anaesthetic: Black and white images reveal a time before medical standards were commonplace

Remedia: A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

Photograph of female staff in an operating theatre (1919), from Medical Women’s Federation, Endell Street Hospital 1916-1920: Commemorative Calendar, SA/MWF/C.173/2, Wellcome Library, London.

Advances in the History of Psychology: Andy Byford’s “The Imperfect Child in Early Twentieth-Century Russia”

Wiley Onlne Library: Malaria and malaria-like diseases in the early Middle Ages

Women’s History Review: The feminist appropriation of pregnancy testing in 1970s Britain

Museum of Health Care: The History of Vaccinations: The Build Up to the Spanish Flu

Thomas Morris: A flaming nuisance

The New York Times: Keith Conners, Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing A.D.H.D., Dies at 84

Dr. Keith Conners in 2013. He devised a 39-item questionnaire for diagnosing and treating what came to be known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

CHSTM: Medical Modernity: Rethinking U.S. Colonial Practices in the Philippines and the Health Work of Non-elite Women (1870–1948)

Thomas Morris: The lawn-tennis elbow

Wellcome Collection: The child whose town rejected vaccines

Nova Next: How Our Ancient Origins Are Guiding Modern Medicine

Anna Belfrage: The adventures of that perennial herbalist, Mr Nicolas Culpepper

SciHi Blog: Eugen Bleuler’s Research on Schizophrenia

Hektoen International: William Withering and the foxglove

Early Modern Prisons: Early Modern Coroners’ Inquests into Deaths in Custody

Hektoen International: The basilisk – a cause of sudden death

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Don Giovanni in Flanders

Cultural and Social History: Cold Steel, Weak Flesh: Mechanism, Masculinity and the Anxieties of Late Victorian Empire

Matterport: The National Museum of Computing in 3D

BBC News: Canada: Workers find live British shell in Quebec

BSHM Bulletin: The early mathematical education of Ada Lovelace

SciHi Blog: John Fowler and the steam-hauled Plough

Steam traction engine at Mt Warrenheip near Ballarat
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AEON: Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity

Conciatore: Decolorising Glass

SciHi Blog: The Miraculous World of Buckminster Fuller

Jezebel: Japanese Blogger Discredits New Amelia Earhart Documentary After 30 Minutes Research

National Geographic: Amelia Earhart ‘Lost Photograph’ Discredited

The Guardian: Blogger discredits claim Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japan

The woman said to resemble pilot Amelia Earhart is seen sitting on the dock in the centre of the picture. Photograph: Reuters

Theresa Kaminski: What Happened to Amelia Earhart

JSTOR Daily: Amelia Earhart Taught America to Fly

Gizmodo: German Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Fetches $51,000 at Auction

Smithsonian.com: WWII Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Sells for $51,000

Mental Floss: Typewriter Sold at Flea Market Turns Out to Be Rare World War II enigma Machine

BBC News: Enigma I: ‘€100 typewriter’ found to be German code machine

The machine was being sold at a flea market as a typewriter
REUTERS

The Public Domain Review: Inventing the Recording

Atlas Obscura: Augenroller (Eye Roller)

IET Archives: The Papers of the Electrical Measuring Instrument Specialist, George F Shotter

Tedium: Who Killed The Encyclopaedia?

The Long Run: British engineering skills in the age of steam

Source: Wikimedia Commons

boingboing: A travelling neon salesman’s sample-case, 1935

Motherboard: This Ridiculous Laptop Cost $20,000 in the 90s

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

JSTOR Daily: How Can a Fish Not Have a Face

The Gospel Coalition: The Scopes Trial, Evolution, and the Age of the Earth

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading June 2017

Science News: The giraffes that sailed to medieval China

The Guardian: So long, Dippy: museum’s blur whale seeks to inspire love of living world

Workers attach the blue whale’s mandible bones. Photograph: BBC

BBC News: Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum

Laelaps: On the Trail of a Dinosaur Sail

Atlas Obscura: Why It Took Scientists So Long to Figure Out Where Babies Come From

History Matters: The Past Is Not a Straight Line

npr: Timeline: Remembering the Scopes Monkey Trial

Clarence Darrow was 68 when he agreed to act as John Scopes’ defense attorney. At the time, he was the most famous criminal defense lawyer in the country, and a very popular public speaker. His favorite topic was anticlericalism.
Bryan College Archives

The #EnvHist Weekly

Royal College of Surgeons: Professor Quekett and the Curious Case of the Coal Slides

Longreads: Late in Life, Thoreau Became a Serious Darwinist

The Guardian: ‘Tired of medals’: new letters reveal how Alfred Russel Wallace shunned Darwin’s fame

CHEMISTRY:

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Stanislao Cannizzaro

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

History of women in science a selection of readings in English via Cambridge HPS discussion

Lady Science: Pitching Lady Science

hpd: Nachruf auf Bernulf Kanitscheider: Ein Meister der intellektuellen Redlichkeit

BBC News: What tally sticks tell us about how money works

physicsworld.com: The power of the blackboard

AIP: Physic History Network now available!

AIP: Physics History Network

NICHE: Five-and-a Half Things I Learned Teaching My First Course

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Online Program in the History of Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons: Jessie Dobson (1906–1984): Hunterian Museum’s first female curator

Zócalo: How Fireworks Helped Spark a Scientific Revolution

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A very innovative early scientific printer/publisher

A page with marginalia from the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements, printed by Erhard Ratdolt in 1482
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The Reinventing Civil Defense project

Library Of Congress: The PDF’s Place in a History of Paper Knowledge: An Interview with Lisa Gitelman

CHF: Pittcon Heritage Award

The Chemist: Public Understanding of Chemistry – A Look Inside the AIC Awards Program: The Gol Medal & Chemical Pioneer Awards

SciHi Blog: Vilfredo Pareto and the Law of the Vital Few

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Francesco and Bianca

19th century romantic depiction of
Bianca Cappello, Francesco de’ Medici
(with Don Antoni as a child.)

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 75 – The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1793)

Youtube: Stephan McGann – Flesh and Blood – Exposure

Broadly: Science Has Consistently Underestimated Women Because Scientists Are Sexist

brainpickings: A Bioluminescent Wonder: Rachel Carson on the Art of Illuminating Nature Beyond Scientific Fact

The Atlantic: Jill Tater, Feminist Cosmic Icon

DW Science: Heretics!

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too

 

New Books Network: Melvin R. Adams – Atomic Geography: A Personal History of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Book Circle Online: Dr. Eric Scerri A Tale of Seven Scientists – Author Interview

The New York Review of Books: The Brave New World of Gene Editing

Nature: History: Science lessons from the Gulag

The Washington Post: What Libraries Lost When They Threw Out the Card Catalog

Nature: Information technology: A digital genius at play

NEW BOOKS:

h-madness: A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought

The Geological Society: The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History

Harvard University Press: Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present

Boydell & Brewer: Bacteriology in British India: Laboratory Medicine and the Tropics

Historiens de la santé: Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sires, Journeys, Mappings

puf: La consultation

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Express: Stranded in the Arctic: Discovered missing ship set to be shown in exhibition

The Guardian: Going underground: London’s new Postal Museum and subterranean mail train

Imperial War Museum: Secret War

IET: Archives online exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

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

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

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

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

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

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

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

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

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

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

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

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

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

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

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

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

Atlas Obscura: Anatomical Illustrations from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine 21 July 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

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

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Gérard Dou The Astronomer and the Candle 1650
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

BBC TWO: Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box That Changed the World

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Linnean Society Channel

Youtube: AHF Channel

CBS Philly: Dream Drives: Elements of Life and Death at Chemical Heritage Museum

archive.org: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Gresham College: Discovering Australia: The legend and the reality of the navigator-explorer Matthew Flinders

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Ming Voyages

History Extra: Hans Sloane and the British Museum

BBC World Service: The Forum: Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature

Stuff You Missed in History: NASA History: Chief Historian Bill Barry on Hugh Dryden

Scientific American: Old Records Help Resurrect Historic Quake

History of Philosphy without any gaps: 282. Portrait of the Artist: John Buridan

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Notches: CfP: Transgender Histories

BMJ Medical Humanities: CfP: Special Issue: Pain and its Pardoxes Deadline 1 August 2017

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

National Maritime Museum: Conference: Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of the Arctic 21–22 July 2017

Ordered Universe: Publications

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

Middlesex University: 2nd CLE Colloquium for Philosophy and History of Formal Sciences: “Logic and Computing” 19–21 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

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

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Talks & Courses: Mapping the past, exploiting the future : cartographies and understandings of the Artic 21-22 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Natural History Museum: Vacancy for Research Leaders, Life Sciences

Science Museum: Collaborative doctoral awards 2017 Open Call

University of Lund: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Knowledge

University of Leuven: PhD Studentship: Catholic Medicine and Its Others in Belgium and the Belgian Congo, 1900–1965

Harvard University: Tenure-Track assistant Professor in the History of Modern American Medicine

Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

NYAM: Library Fellowships

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #47

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 #47

Monday 10 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Time matches on and brings with it the newest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up by the Internet over the last seven days.

The Great Library of Alexandria is probably the most mythologised institution in the history of western knowledge. Its history has been used to illustrate the glory that was ancient Greece and its demise has been used to vilify the narrator’s adversary of choice.

Over time the destruction of the library was blamed on Islam, blaming it for the decline of scientific knowledge in the West. More recently militant atheists have blamed the destruction on early Christians in their attempts to falsely place the decline of science in late antiquity on the Catholic Church.

Historian Tim O’Neill has written an excellent post on his History for Atheists blog outlining and dismantling many of the historical myths associated with the Library of Alexandria. It’s a great read!

History for Atheists: The Great Myths 5: The Destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria

Bibliotecha Alexandrina Built both as a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented.
Photo: Carsten Whimster via Wikimedia Commons

Quotes of the week:

 “As historians, we have a responsibility for the future, not just the past.” – BSHS President Patricia Fara nails it in her BSHS2017 address

 “I spend almost all my professional life talking about genetics with various publics, and find that myths and misconceptions are universal” – Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford)

“I don’t want to be annale about this, but the pop historical focus on ‘events’ is part of the problem we have as a discipline” – Jonathan Healey (@SocialHistoryOx)

If you can’t say anything nice¹

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¹Say it in a footnote – Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay)

“It was the best of Times Roman, it was the worst of Times Roman” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

“Luther apparently insisted his wife always addressed him as ‘Mr Doctor’” – Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

“Voles are still used as a unit of measurement in some timber yards.

1 vole = anything between 2-5 inches, mate” – Vole Facts (@Vole_Facts)

Richard Holmes Quote

 

“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained” – Marie Curie

“I thought Dr. Dee was a rare fool, talking to a polished black mirror. Then everyone else got an iPhone too” – William Shakespeare (@Shakespeare)

“It is not quite certain that the man who eats cakes rather greedily is acting from passion” – Galen

“My wife’s just asked what ‘mansplaining’ is. Not sure what to do” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Philosophy took a wrong turn when they decided to write it down” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Anniversaries of the Week:

Amelia Earhart disappeared 2 July 1937

Amelia Earhart standing under nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Amelia Earhart: Missing for 80 Years but not Forgotten

BBC News: Amelia Earhart: Does photo show she died a Japanese prisoner?

National Geographic: Top 3 Theories for Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance

Henrietta Swan Leavitt born 4 July 1868

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

SciHI Blog: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the Light of the Cepheids

E. Douglass born 5 July 1867

A. E. Douglass (1867-1962), holding a core for counting tree rings for dendrochronology
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: A. E. Douglass and the Dendrochronology

George Everest born 4 July 1790

SciHi Blog: Sir George Everest and his Trigonometry Survey of India

Robert Fitzroy born 5 July 1805

Robert FitzRoy circa 1855
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Fitzroy

Barometer by the late Admiral Fitzroy On Display in the Science Museum

The Shelf: Robert Fitzroy and the evolution of weather forecasting

Species of dolphin named by Darwin after Robert Fitzroy

Ellis Chesbrough born 6 July 1813

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ellis Chesbrough

ASCE: Ellis Sylvester Chesbrough

Tunnel under Lake Michigan built by Ellis Chesbrough to provide clean water to Chicago

Joseph Marie Jacquard born 7 July 1752

This portrait of Jacquard was woven in silk on a Jacquard loom and required 24,000 punched cards to create (1839). It was only produced to order. One of these portraits in the possession of Charles Babbage inspired him in using perforated cards in his analytical engine. It is in the collection of the Science Museum in London, England. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Marie Jacquard

CHF: Distillations: The French Connection

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Weaving the computer age

SciHi Blog: Joseph Marie Jacquard and the Programmable Loom

John Wheeler born 9 July 1911

John Archibald Wheeler in front of lake in Holstein before the Hermann Weyl-Conference 1985 in Kiel, Germany
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AIP: John Wheeler

AHF: John Wheeler

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: The Russian Dream to Land a Man on the Moon

SciHi Blog: Hugh L. Dryden and High Speed Aerodynamics

History Today: The Map: The Moon, 1647

SciHi Blog: The Supernova of 1054

Origins: Mariner 9: Opening the Martian Frontier

Nature: Pulsars still dazzle after 50 years

Astronomers Jocelyn Bell and Anthony Hewish saw the first pulsars fifty years ago. Hencoup Enterprises Ltd/SPL

SciHi Blog: Macquorn Rankine and the Laws of Thermodynamics

AHF: Seth Neddermeyer

Wired: How the Large Hadron Collider Almost Didn’t Work

SciHi Blog: Jordan Carson Mark and the Development of Thermonuclear Weapons

HAO: Rudolf Wolf (1816–1893)

The universe in motion: Apian’s Cosmographia

The BPL’s copy of the first edition of Cosmographia contains an extremely rare variant state of the title page and a fascinating 16th-century provenance.

APS: This Month in Physics History: June 1849: Fizeau publishes results of speed of light experiment

Atlas Obscura: The Long, Weird Half-Life of Trinitite

ESA: Tribute to the Space Shuttle

Linda French: Searching for John Goodricke

Portrait of John Goodricke at age 19 or 20.

Linda French: John Goodricke

Forbes: How We Know Copernicus Wasn’t a Priest

A.V. Club: Blast off with the USSR’s failed answer to the Space Shuttle

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Map candy! Utterly wonderful 1686 French map of the Kingdom of Siam – Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

 Vintage Visualizations: Geological Map of the U.S.

National Geographic: Charming 19th-Century Atlases Were the Facebook of Their Day

Solomon Harkey of Montgomery County, Illinois, appears to have owned a lovely farm and a very fine horse.
MAP COURTESY DAVID RUMSEY MAP COLLECTION

Smithsonian.com: From Ptolemy to GPS; the Brief History of Maps

USGS: Mapping Yorktown

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: The Medical Breakthroughs of Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch

BBC News: Cardiff military medical museum design plan unveiled

The Public Domain Review: A Collection of Very Valuable and Scarce Pieces relating to the Last Plague in the Year 1665 (1721)

Hektoen International: Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard

Academia: Monica H. Green, “Bibliography on Medieval Women, Gender and Medicine, 1980–2009” (2010)

British Naval History: “Convenient in any Exigency”: The Transcendence of the Medicine Chest from the Professional to the Domestic

Medicine chest belonging to Sir Benjamin Outram and reputedly used at the battle of Copenhagen 1801. Photograph courtesy Royal Museums Greenwich.

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Article Roundup

People’s History of the NHS: What can we learn from the (often gruesome) history of food in hospitals and prisons…

Thomas Morris: The amphibious infant

Mistaking Histories: Imaginary body parts

Nursing Clio: Sex, Secrecy, and Abuse in a 19th-Century Workhouse

Hyperallergic: The False Advertising of Sophistically Decorated, 19th-Century Pharmaceutical Trade Cards

Trade card advertising Ayer’s Hair Vigor

SciHi Blog: Rudolf Albert von Kölliker and the Origins of Embryology

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Everyday Heroes: A Story of Self-Sacrifice & Bubonic Plague

Mistaking Histories: Birth and risk: perceiving risk in historical societies

The History of Vaccines: 7/6/1885 Rabies Vaccine Used in Humans

Readers Digest: What did Charles Dickens know about medicine?

Civil War Women: Diaries of Civil War Nurses

Thomas Morris: Hook, line and Liston

News Network Archaeology: Sixth Century ‘Medical Recipe’ of Greek Physician Hippocrates Found in St Catherine’s Monastery

npr: ‘Nurse, Spy, Cook:’ How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

Remedia: Crafting a (Written) Science of Surgery: The First European Surgical Texts

Geri Walton: Battlefield Medicine and Triage Innovator Dominique Jean Larrey

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

SciHi Blog: Ottmar Mergenthaler – a Second Gutenberg

timesunion: Black GE worker left lasting legacy

Smithsonian.com: Predictions for Educational TV in the 1930s

SciHi Blog: The RMS Britannia and the Transatlantic Postal Service

Science Daily: Ancient concrete: Learning to do as the Romans did

The Guardian: Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays

Samples from this Ancient Roman pier, Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy, were studied with X-rays at Berkeley Lab.
Credit: J.P. Oleson

AHF: Los Alamos Innovations: High-Speed Photography

Conciatore: Olearius on Glass

Conciatore: An Art of Fire

Bell Founders Database

Heritage Calling: 10 Winning Facts about Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit

The Public Domain Review: Manuscript Handbook of Firework Design (1785)

Smithsonian.com: Take a Look at the Patents Behind Sliced Bread

Tedium: When Time Became Money

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

History on the buses in Monmouthshire – and beyond: Usk: birthplace of Alfred Russel Wallace

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Smithsonian.com: When Diplodocus Invaded Europe

SciHi Blog: Vincent Joseph Schaefer and the Cloud Seeding

The Guardian: Dinosaur skeleton discovered under Surrey brick factory

Cabinet: Sparks of Life

C. H. Fritsche, Firework on the Elbe on the Occasion of the Visit of the King of De­nmark, 6 June 1709, ca. 1709. King Frederik IV of Denmark’s initials—F.4.R.D.—can be seen on the fireworks cas­tle in the middle of the river. Courtesy Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

J R Coll Physicians Edinb: Rhubarb (Rheum species): the role of Edinburgh in its cultivation and development

The New York Times: In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration

Londonist: In Search of the Lost Mosque of Kew Gardens

Nature: Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

The Telegraph: The remarkable life of archaeologist and adventurer Arthur Evans

lehmann.ny-carlsbergfondet.dk: The woman who discovered the Earth’s solid inner core

Atlas Obscura: Whale Jaw of Schiermonnikoog

SciHI Blog: Camillo Golgi and the Golgi Aparatus

British Geological Survey: J D Hooker slide collection

Tetrapod Zoology: The Microsaurs of Yore

The New York Times: In a Lost Baby Tooth, Scientists Find Ancient Denisovan DNA

BSHS: Florence Bell: The Other ‘Dark Lady of DNA’?

Atlas Obscura: Boole House: An important landmark in the history of algebraic logic

Abroad in the Yard: If Doggerland Had Not Drowned

The Hill: Why removing Yellowstone grizzlies from endangered species list is wrong

Science News: DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Marie Curie – Truly an Extraordinary Woman

AHF: Marie Curie

New Scientist: Up and atom: The fights to put people into the periodic table

Chemistry World: The Weizmann contribution

ACS Publications: Celebrating the Life and Career of Mildred S. Dresselhaus – The Queen of Carbon

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Will Pooley: Asking the Wrong Questions

BSHS: Viewpoint

Irish Philosophy: Saving Science from Pseudo-facts

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 3 – July 2017 Table of Contents

Metropolitan Science: London 1600-1800 workshop: Day1

Metropolitan Science: London 1600-1800 workshop: Day2

The MIT Press: Internet Archive collaboration with the MIT Press and Arcadia to digitize and provide access to hundreds of MIT Press backlist titles

ASU: ASU alumnus lands gig at the Smithsonian

University of Oxford: New Website: The History of Dyslexia

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jim Walther’s Interview

Financial Times: Science communication: a graduate’s guide to a growth industry

The Hindu Business Line: The flower in the bullet

History of Anthropology: Newsletter

University of Manchester: In Conversation With: Professor Matthew Cobb

Nautilus: Monsters, Marvels, and the Birth of Science

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Popular Science: A Mind at Play – Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman

Routledge: Author Q&A Session with Alain Touwaide

New Scientist: How the living world has changed, by the woman who changed it

Popular Science: Is the Universe a Hologram? – Adolfo Plasencia

The New York Times: Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond

The Renaissance Mathematicus: All at sea

 

Mongols China and the Silk Road: Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World

Nature: Books in brief

London Review of Books: The Superhuman Upgrade

LSE: Fossil Capital: The Rise of Stem Power and the Roots of Global Warming by Andreas Malm

OUP blog: How to measure social pain

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The Nurses of Passchendaele: Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns 1914 – 1918

Enfilade: Empire of the Senses: Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America

Historiens de la santé: La médecine de guerre en Grèce ancienne

Techniques & Culture: Low Tech/High Tech

Historiens de la santé: Plague and Music in the Renaissance

Historiens de la santé: Conserving health in early modern culture. Bodies and environments in Italy and England

University of Washington Press: Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America

Historiens de la santé: Collecting Recipes: Byzantine and Jewish Pharmacology in Dialogue

Natural History Museum: Discovering Dorothea: The Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bates

Historiens de la santé: Reasoning Against Madness: Psychiatry and the State in Rio de Janeiro, 1830-1944

The Medieval Globe Books: TMG 1 (2014): Pandemic Diseases in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death, de. Monica Green (oa)

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: Museum risks wrath of Inuit with display from tragic Artic voyage

The Times: The Major Tom of the Arctic

IET: Archives online exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

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

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

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

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

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

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

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

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

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

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

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

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

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Guardian: The Hidden Figures effect: inspiring a new generation of women

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

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

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

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

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal Plants Lecture: Dangerous Plants 17 July 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

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

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

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

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

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

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

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Beagle being hailed by native Fuegians during the survey of Tierra del Fuego, painted by Conrad Martens who became ship’s artist in 1833
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Guinness World Records: First Trans-Atlantic Crossing in a Hot Air Balloon

Youtube: US National Archives: Toxic Propellant Hazards

Youtube: The British National Health Service (1948)

A Room of Our Own: Why Should We Care About the Failure of the British Computing Industry

Youtube: British Movietone: Albert Einstein Interview – Sound

Youtube: Evolution Story in a Minute: Natural Selection and Adaptation | HHMI BioInteractive Video

Youtube: Cosmic Origin of the Chemical Elements: Introduction and Overview (Ep. 1)

RADIO & PODCASTS:

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 281 – Monica Green on Medieval Medicine

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Caroline Herschel and the Comets

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Bird Migration

BBC Radio 4: Women’s Hour: Marie Hicks explores the history behind sexist science at 11:03 mins

History Extra: Hans Sloane and the British Museum

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 46 – No Four Ways About It: Nāgārjuna’s Tetralemma

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

National Maritime Museum: Conference: Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of the Arctic 21–22 July 2017

Ordered Universe: Publications

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

Middlesex University: 2nd CLE Colloquium for Philosophy and History of Formal Sciences: “Logic and Computing” 19–21 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

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

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

University Paris Diderot: ISPC Paris Conference: Programme 3-6 July 2017

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Talks & Courses: Mapping the past, exploiting the future : cartographies and understandings of the Artic 21-22 July 2017

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Translating Medicine in the Pre-modern World: Knowledge and Practice 23-24 June 2017 Wellcome Trust & Library, London: Materials, Images, Texts 7-8 July 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Birkbeck, University of London: MA History of Science and Medicine

HSS: Society Associate (Coordinator)

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities: Applied Research Collaborative PhD Studentships: Gender and Mental Health in the West of Scotland c. 1970–­1990

l’Université du Mans: Contrat post-doctoral: Appel à candidatures: Les clubs jungiens en Europe. Histoire de la réception « par le bas » de l’œuvre de Jung et de la constitution du premier réseau européen de patients en psychothérapie (1913-1944)

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #46

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 #46

Monday 03 July 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dredge up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Popular myth implies that Charles Darwin somehow came up with his theory of evolution by natural selection in splendid isolation, the classic lone genius. As with all lone genius narratives this is of course rubbish. Even before his voyage on the Beagle, as a young man, he was already well known in nineteenth-century natural history circles, which is why he was recommended for the post at all. Following his return, despite his withdrawal to Down House, he became a leading in the natural history community, corresponding widely with other experts in the field.

One of Darwin’s closest friends and collaborators was the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was born two hundred years ago on 30 June 1817. In his own way Dalton deserves to be as well known, as Darwin but isn’t.

An 1854 illustration showing Hooker with his Lepcha collectors in Sikkim (Mezzotint by William Walker after a painting by Frank Stone)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The son of Sir William Hooker, who was also a famous botanist, he undertook expeditions to the Antarctic between 1839 and 1843, was botanist on the Geological Survey of Great Britain 1846/47. He undertook voyages to the Himalayas and India from 1847 to 1851, Palestine 1860, Morocco 1871 and the US in 1877. He became an assistant director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew and succeeded his father as director 1865. He was awarded the Royal Medal in 1854, the Copley Medal in 1887 and the Darwin Medal in 1892 was President of the Royal Society and received numerous other awards and honours. His publications were extensive and genre defining.

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

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Dalton Hooker

Nature: Botany: He made plants a profession

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker Collection

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Botany on Ice: Joseph Dalton Hooker’s Antarctic Journal

Cambridge Digital Library: Darwin-Hooker Letters

botanicus: Hooker, Joseph Dalton (1817–1911)

Hooker on exploring Himalayas “The cliffs were impracticable, the snow beds too slippery, & the icy torrents we crossed bitterly cold”

Herbert Spencer gave J.D. Hooker a cutthroat razor. A Hooker family heirloom

Quotes of the week:

 “In London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in” – Paddington Bear

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water” – Galileo Galilei

“I hate when people say “you’ll be on the wrong side of history.” As though the goal of our lives is to be judged well by future strangers” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“”Champagne Socialist” = “Person who supports policies that will in no way benefit them because they’re the right thing to do”. Odd insult” – Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew)

“Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work worthy the interposition of a Deity. More humble and I believe truer to consider him created from animals” – Charles Darwin, 1838

“In what manner the mental powers were first developed is as hopeless an enquiry as how life itself first originated. These are problems for the distant future if ever they are to be solved by man” – Charles Darwin 1871

“The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable” – John Tyndall 1868

“A book index that misidentifies pages is like a lover who lies about an assignation” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“If history teaches us anything, it is that no matter how evil a state is, once it has been reformed, a sizable proportion will later idolise it the way it was” – John S. Wilkins (@john_s_wilkins)

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine” – Benjamin Franklin

“Geography is the eye of history”- Hakluyt’s dedication to Sir Walter Raleigh in his English trans. of “De orbe novo decades” in 1612

“I come from the school of thought that believes that the universe was formed in Zagreb. I’m a Croatianist” – Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy)

“One should never mistake pattern for meaning”– Iain M. Banks

“I have spent a lot of this year trying to convince taxi drivers that being an academic is extremely glamorous…” – Sara Barker (@DrSKBarker)

Birthday of the Week:

 999 – The World’s first telephone emergency service born 30 June 1937

Rotary phone dial
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC Radio 4: Archive on 4: 999 – Which Service Do You Require?

iPhone first went on sale 29 June 2007

Original iPhone
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: iPhone at 10: how it changed everything

Sky News: iPhones celebrates its 10th anniversary with over a billion sold

New York Times: The iPhones Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth

WSJ: How the iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories od Missteps and Triumphs

WNYC: From Cupertino to Kenya: How the iPhone Changed the World

The Guardian: Ten years after its launch, the iPhone is both a miracle and a menace

The theory of evolution by natural selection first presented to the public 1 July 1858

The Writers Almanac: July 1, 2017: on this day: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution first presented to a public audience

Amy Johnson born 1 July 1903

Google Doodle: Amy Johnson’s 114th Birthday

Science Museum: Amy Johnson’s Birthday

IET: Archives biographies: Amy Johnson 1903–1941

Maria Goeppert Mayer born 28 June 1906

Maria Goeppert Mayer walking into the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maria Goeppert Mayer

Roy J. Plunkett born 26 June 1910

SciHI Blog: Roy J. Plunkett and the Discovery of Teflon

Hans Bethe born 2 July 1906

Hans Bethe
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Hans Bethe – Biography

AHF: Hans Bethe

Charles Messier born 26 June 1730

Charles Messier
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Charles Messier

http://www.lindahall.org/charles-messier/

SciHi Blog: Charles Messier and the Nebulae

http://scihi.org/charles-messier-and-the-nebulae/

 Rembert Dodoens born 29 June 1516

Rembert Dodoens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Rembert Dodoens and the Love for Botanical Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Of Herbs and Herbals

Augustus De Morgan born 27 June 1806

Augustus De Morgan
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A lover of paradoxes

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Augustus De Morgan

Student of De Morgan’s drawing of one of his lectures. University College London archives. h/t @mathshistory

William Bragg born 2 July 1862

William Bragg
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Sir William Henry Bragg and his Work with X-Rays

Science Museum: Bragg X-ray spectrometer, England, 1910–1926

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Atlas Obscura: Bighorn Medicine Wheel

The New York Times: Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99

Elias Burstein, who died this month in Bryn Mawr, Pa., was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators.

AHF: Maurice Shapiro

SciHi Blog: Sophie Germain and the Chladni Experiment

AHF: Edward C. Creutz

SciHi Blog: George Ellery Hale and the Magnetic Fields in Sunspots

The World of David Darling: Encyclopedia of Science: Secchi, Rev. Pietro Angelo (1818–1878)

Heritage Calling: Saving Lives with Clocks and Telescopes

A view of the newly-constructed Royal Observatory, about 1696. National Maritime Museum | BHC1812

OAR: INAF Astronomical Observatory of Rome: A Short History

Smithsonian.com: The Crazy Story of the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test

New Scientist: Mary Somerville: Queen of 19th-century science

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Briant O’Neill: Our ‘birth document,’ a bargain at $275k

Royal Museums Greenwich: Sea charts and maps

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center: Julianna Carpenter (15) Map of the world

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Grafton Tyler Brown, Trailblazing Cartographer of the American West

Christie’s: Valuable Books and Manuscripts: Gilt Brass Terrestrial Globe – After Demongenet, François

Atlas Obscura: Britain’s Futile Attempt to Keep American Colonists from Taking Tribal Land

National Library of Scotland: Researching the ‘Chimney Map’

The map after conservation

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 “My 96yo grandmother’s mother had 16 children who lived to adulthood. Contraception women control was the most important technology of 20th cent” – Alex King (@AlexKing3rd)

 Thomas Morris: Killed by a corkscrew

Cleveland.com: Smallpox epidemic ravaged Cleveland 115 years ago, killed 224

Thomas Morris: She needs a finger

The Frederick News-Post: Irritable heart and the Civil War: One diagnosis became a domino effect

Dr Jacob Mende Da Costa

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Irritable Heart and Coping with the Trauma of War

Nursing Clio: Mail-Order Abortion: A History (and a Future?)

Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing: History, Theory and Practices of Nature and Wellbeing

Eastern Daily Press: Medical records, 19th century photographs and original casebooks: An interactive look at Norfolk’s mental health history

Hektoen International: Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery

Early Modern Medicine: Medicinal Marsh Mallows

B0008929 Althaea officinalis
Credit: Dr Henry Oakeley. Wellcome Images

Thomas Morris: The guillotine – life after death

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Harvard Prevention Research Center and Steven L. Gortmaker Collections Open to Research

The Washington Post: A scientist needed help studying Neanderthal teeth – so he asked his dentist

Slate: The Vault: Map Shows the Most Syphilitic States in the Union

Society History Technology: What if Beddoes & Davy Had Attempted Surgical Anesthesia in 1799?

The Historian: Workshop report: The uses of historical medical photography

Some of our workshop pictures.

Sara’s Blog: Birth Figures

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum: Cornelia Hancock

Emerging Civil War: An Elusive Doctor at Gettysburg

Open Culture: Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanlytic Drawings Show How He First Visualized the Ego, Superego, Id & More

Nursing Clio: Disability, Responsibility, and the Veteran Pension Paradox

The H-Word: Blood, Sweat and Ice? During the 60th anniversary of the IGY let’s celebrate Antarctic physiology too.

Evacuation of Dr. Ronald S. Shemenski from the British Antarctic Survey Rothera Research Station, April 26, 2001. The airlift operation was the riskiest rescue effort ever by a small plane to the South Pole, as the weather makes any flights to the South Pole extremely hazardous from late Februray until November. (AP Photo/British Antarctic Survey) Photograph: AP

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies: Entre secours et guérison: les enfants de la polio à Montréal vus par les philanthropes, 1930-1955

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History: Le mythe des deux solitudes. Des relations entre les psychiatres francophones et anglophones dans le Montréal des années 1950

Map showing the spread of the Black Death in Europe (1346-53)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

IEEE Spectrum: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Atlas Obscura: The 1930s ‘Pedestrian Catcher’ That Promised to End Jaywalking Deaths

Sci Hi Blog: Joshua Slocum and his first single-handed sail around the World

Conciatore: Glass Headhunters

Conciatore: Turquoise Glass

History Extra: Tower Bridge: Uncovering the history of a London landmark

Work on Tower Bridge could be strenuous and dangerous. (Tower Bridge Exhibition)

Tedium: More Dialing, More Weirdness

Open Culture: How Ada Lovelace, Daughter of Lord Byron, Wrote the First Computer Program in 1842 – a Century Before the First Computer

Atlas Obscura: When ‘Broadway’s Greatest Quarter-Snatcher’ Was a Photo Booth

IEEE Spectrum: Chip Hall of Fame

Timeline: Pre-photographic pictures of hot air balloon accidents show the perils of late modernity

The death of Sophie Blanchard in 1819. (Wikimedia)

uCatholic: This Nun Was the First Woman to Earn a PhD in Computer Science

Atlas Obscura: How Green Bay, Wisconsin Became the Toilet Paper Capital of the World

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Cambridge Library Collection Blog: Gilbert White of Shelborne

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Geological Society of London: Men, methods and materials: exploring the historical connections between geology and medicine

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Did Eratosthenes really measure the size of the earth?

Prospect: Did Darwin miss something? The 100-year-old book that rivalled “The Origin of Species” – and still shapes science today

The Royal Society: Publishing blog: Fossils in trees

The evolutionary history of the vertebrates as a phylogeny, including many unlabelled extinct lineages from the fossil record, taken from Haeckel’s 1905 Evolution of Man. Source: Wikimedia.

e-Perimetron: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2017) Table of Contents

Forbes: The Tunguska Event: Still a Mystery After 107 Years

Geschichte der Geologie: Ein Geologe im Land der Bestie

Geschichte der Geologie: Das mysteriöse Tunguska – Ereignis

Planetary Science Institute: 1908 Siberia Explosion: Reconstruction an Asteroid Impact from Eyewitness Accounts

The Guardian: How Antarctica became home to a new kind of scientific diplomacy

By the end of the IGY in 1958, Antarctica’s population had risen dramatically thanks to the sudden proliferation of science bases. Illustration: Tom Woolley Illustration/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

BBC News: The rock that records how we all got here

History of Knowledge: Visual Epistemology and a Short History of the Monstrous Races

Common-Place: Early America’s Guide to Sex: Aristotle’s Masterpiece

NICHE: An American in Indigenous Ontario

Historical DeWitticisms: Race Relations in Early Park Films

The Conversation: A map that fills a 500-million year gap in Earth’s history

Modern plate tectonic boundaries. But how do we map the Earth like this in the past? NASA’s Earth Observatory

Fossil History: Darwin’s Worst Nightmare Part III: Conclusion of a Colossal Coincidence

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The Guardian: Jennifer Doudna: ‘I have to be true to who I am as a scientist’

SciHi Blog: Leo Frobenius and German Ethnology

indy100: This is what the world looked like 300 million years ago

Pangea World Map
Picture: (Massimo Pietobon)

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Mikhail Tsvet – the Father of Chromatography

Smithsonian.com: The Great Uprising: How a Powder Revolutionized Baking

SciHi Blog: Frank Rattray Lillie and the Fertilization Process

Chemistry World: Seaborg’s americium dispute put to bed 60 years later

SciHi Blog: Emil Erlenmayer and the Erlenmayer Flask

Photo of Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn Chemistry: On This Day in Chemistry: June 29th: Norwegian chemist Peter Waage was born on this day 1833

Learn Chemistry: On This Day in Chemistry: June 30th: Sir Humphrey Davy announced the discovery of magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr) and barium (Ba) on this day in 1808

SciHi Blog: Stephen Mouton Babcock and the Babcock Test

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Guardian: Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Revelatory Evolution and Cosmological Creation Tales: when science is presented like a religion

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 3 – July 2017 Table of Content

Whipple Library Books Blog: Benchara Branford: Philosophy, Geometry, and the Education of the Individual

SciHi Blog: James Smithson’s Last Will

A young James Smithson, dressed in Oxford regalia, by James Roberts, ca. 1786

Nature: Intuition harnessed in the name of particle packing

AEON: New tech only benefits the elite until the people demand more 

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Washington Post: Grass roots activists won the war on smoking. Can they win the war on climate change?

reddit Ask Historians: How to learn History of Science without being Whiggish?

Popular Science: Where are the chemistry popular science books?

Annals of Science: Artisanal-scientific Experts in Eighteenth-century France and Germany

Voices of the Manhattan Project: John Coster-Mullen’s Interview

Rachel Hammersley: Intellectual Biography as Memorialisation

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

AEON: Everyone fails, but only the wise find humility

ESOTERIC:

History Extra: A brief history of medieval magicBOOK REVIEWS:

Hannah’s Bookshelf: Special Guests Sara Read and Jennifer Evans – 24/06/2017

Dynamic Ecology: Brief book reviews: four popular science and history of science books

Contagions: Roundtable on Campbell’s Climate, Disease, and Society in the Late Medieval World

New Book Network: Islamophobia and Racism in America

fivebooks.com: Jim Baggott on Where Physics Meets Philosophy

The Junto: Guest Post: Review of Bassi, An Aqueous Territory

Popular Science: Inferior – Angela Saini

Physics Today: Five summer reading picks

New Books Network: Brian Clegg – The Reality Frame: Relativity and Our Place in the Universe

the Net economy: Forget the Insight of a Lone Genius – Innovation Is an Evolving Process of Trial and Error

New Books Network: Thomas Hazlett – The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone

The New York Times: How an Agency of Oddballs Transformed Modern War and Modern Life

NEW BOOKS:

University of Chicago Press: Orchid: A Cultural History

NIH: U.S. National Library of Medicine: New Illustrated History of the National Library of Medicine

Bloomsbury Publishing: Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Historien de la santé: La guerre biologique. Aventures françaises

Routledge: Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

Historien de la santé: La saison des apparences. Naissance des corps d’été

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

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

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

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

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

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

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

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

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

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

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

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

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

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

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

EVENTS:

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

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

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

University of Glasgow: Talk: Tapeworms in/as Body in Early Modern Europe – Lianne McTavish 7 July 2017

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

Wellcome Collection: BSL Tour: A head apart from the body 13 July 2017

The Recipes Project: What Is a Recipe? And So It Begins Various Events 2 June–10 July 2017

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

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

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Vädersolstavlan (“The Sun Dog Painting”) Jacob Heinrich Elbfas 1636
(the Elbfas painting is a copy of the original, now lost, done in 1535 by Urban målare )
Storkyrkan, Stockholm

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Ecology of the Past: Exploring Ancient Cesspits in Deventer (Netherlands) (in Dutch)

Youtube: BBC Teach: Hunting for History

Youtube: The Royal Institution: Why Doesn’t the Earth Fall into the Sun?

Youtube: Why all world maps are wrong

Youtube: Huxley-Wilberforce Debate

Youtube: Under the Knife: Episode 15 – Dead Men’s Teeth

Youtube: UWTV: How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Man Who Found Physics in Shells, Seeds and Bees

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 140: Tamara Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch: 19th-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 281. Monica Green on Medieval Medicine

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

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

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

University Paris Diderot: ISPC Paris Conference: Programme 3-6 July 2017

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Talks & Courses: Mapping the past, exploiting the future : cartographies and understandings of the Artic 21-22 July 2017

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Translating Medicine in the Pre-modern World: Knowledge and Practice 23-24 June 2017 Wellcome Trust & Library, London: Materials, Images, Texts 7-8 July 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

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

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

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

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

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

Freud Museum London: Symposium: Freud in Cambridge: Hidden Histories of Psychoanalysis 1 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

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

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

AHRC Partnership Award: PhD: A Paper World: The Collection and Investigation of Plant Materials for Paper Making c.1830–1914

Institute of Advanced Studies: School of Historical Studies: Call for Applications: Opportunities for Scholars 2018–2019

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Curator, Early Modern Collections

Science Museum Group: Registration Manager

Deutsches Museum: Scholar-in-Residence Program

THE WITS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (WiSER) UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Medical Humanities: Re-considering lung disease in South Africa : the politics of data and materiality in a century of mine silicosis

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #45

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 #45

Monday 26 June 2017

EDITORIAL:

The summer solstice and midsummer’s day in the Northern Hemisphere have been and gone and now it’s time for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find in cyberspace over the last seven days.

“Well that’s it! Summer solstice’s been and gone. It’s all downhill from here on in to winter” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

The summer solstice of course brought with it lots of people posting images of the solstice at Stonehenge, which has become a sort of universal symbol for the summer solstice, a not ironic situation as the latest archaeological theories think that the world’s most famous Neolithic monument is probably orientated to the winter solstice rather than the summer one.

WS Goodwin’s pioneering Stonehenge maps (1867-1887) – Map Library (@BLMaps)

This brings up one important point concerning astronomical orientations in archaeoastronomy, they are not as precise as is often claimed. It is actually rather difficult with naked eye observation to exactly determine either of the solstices more accurately than within a couple of days. So remember every time somebody claims an astronomical orientation for an ancient monument that claim should be treated with a dose of healthy scepticism.

This is probably Goodwin, gazing wistfully up at the stones in 1867 whilst with the Ordnance Survey

 Royal Museums Greenwich: Equinoxes and solstices

Vox: Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The Guardian: Summer solstice: the perfect day to bask in a dazzling scientific feat

Summer solstice: where pagan revelry meets mathematical rigour. Photograph: Neil Munns/EPA

Quotes of the week:

“Too much sun over the weekend? “The gall of a roe deer, mix’d with water, helpeth a sonne-burned face”” – Edward Topsell, 1607 h/t @DrAlun

“Memo to David Davis. what Churchill would actually think of Brexit talks – Never was so much chaos created by so few for so little …” – Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret)

“who called it a mushroom omelet and not breakfast of champignons?” – Rachelle Mandik (@rachelle_mandik)

“He who is in love with himself as at least this advantage – he won’t encounter many rivals” – Georg Lichtenberg h/t @hekint

“I am just SO BORED with vacuous technofearing wankery” – Dr Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford)

Who exactly are these people that you want to be admired by? Aren’t they the same people you are in the habit of calling crazy? And is this your life ambition, then – to win the approval of lunatics? – Epictetus

“I guess the hardest part of handwriting a letter these days would be drawing all the emojis” – Simon Holland (@simoncholland)

“In his first years as an academic, Martin Luther hardly published. However, his REF score was saved by his successful 1517 impact case study” – Jonathan Healey (@Social HistoryOx)

“He that would perform great work, must diligently apply himself to knowing his subject” – Ambroise Paré

“He wrote brilliant English until he discovered grammar” – Oscar Wilde

“The brain of an ant is one of the most marvellous atoms of matter in the world, perhaps more so than the brain of a man” – Charles Darwin

Birthday of the Week:

 Blaise Pascal born 19 June 1623

Portrait of Blaise Pascal by unknown artist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal 1623-famously asked his brother-in-law to climb a mountain w/a barometer to test if the atmosphere has weight!

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Religion contra science

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Pascal

Aage Niels Bohr born 19 June 1922

Aage Bohr. Portrait from 1955 – the year when he joined the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Aage Niels Bohr and the Nuclear Structure

AHF: Aage Niels Bohr

James Braid born 19 June 1795

Photograph of Portrait of James Braid. Before 1860, artist unknown. From an engraved portrait in the possession of the Manchester Medical School
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: James Braid – Gentleman Scientist

Silvanus P. Thompson born 19 June 1851

Source: Wikimedia Commons

IET Archives Biographies: Silvanus P. Thompson, F.R.S.

Alan Turing born 23 June 1912

Statue of Turing by Stephen Kettle at Bletchley Park, commissioned by Sidney Frank, built from half a million pieces of Welsh slate.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Science Museum: The Multiple Lives of Alan Turing

The Royal Society: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Forging patterns and making waves from biology to geology: a commentary on Turing (1952) ‘The chemical basis of morphogenesis’

New Scientist: Instant Expert: Alan Turing’s legacy

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 SciHi Blog: Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn and the Rotation of the Milky Way

The New York Review of Books: Robert Oppenheimer – On Albert Einstein

AHF: Espionage

LROC: Lunokhod 1 Revisited

AHF: Vannevar Bush

Forbes: From Wartime Devastation to Academic Discrimination, Cecile DeWitt-Morette Overcame It All

Cecile DeWitt-Morette at her desk in her office in R.L. Moore Hall.
University of Texas at Austin, News and Information Service / L. Murphy

NASA: Biographical Data: Ilan Ramon (Colonel, Israel Air Force)

SciHi Blog: Siméon Denis Poisson’s Contributions to Mathematics

SciHi Blog: Anders Ångström and the Science of Spectroscopy

Spaceflight History: What If a Space Shuttle Orbiter Had to Ditch? (1975)

National Geographic: How a Refrigerator Led to Einstein’s Pleas for Atomic Bomb Research

Atlas Obscura: The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets

Inner view of the Manhattan Project’s scientific library COURTESY LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO ARCHIVES

SciHi Blog: Martin Pearl and the Tau

SciHi Blog: William Penney and the British Atomic Bomb

Historic Royal Palaces: The wine-fuelled destruction of Charles II’s sundial

AHF: Ernest Walton

HAL archives–ouvertes: Jeanne Dumée as Astronomer and Woman in Seventeenth-Century France

The New York Times: Jerry Nelson, Designer of the Segmented Telescope, Dies at 73

Jerry Nelson peering into a mirror at the Lick Observatory. Mr. Nelson, an astronomer, helped design a telescope that has become a model for many advanced modern-day telescopes. Credit University of California Santa Cruz

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Hakluyt Society Blog: ‘world enough, and time’: Richard Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World

Atlas Obscura: The Lion-Shaped Maps That United a Nation

Royal Museums Greenwich: Jens Munk North-West Passage expedition 1619-20

harvard-cga.maps.arcgis.com: Manuscript Maps: Hand-Drawn Treasures from the Harvard Map Collection

British Library: Chinese terrestrial globe

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed: Geography and Maps: Places in Civil War History: Surveys of the Gulf Coast

Royal Museums Greenwich: Thomas James North-West Passage expedition 1631–32

Boston Rare Maps: A spectacular and unrecorded Holy Land map

Moral High Ground h/t @CloudyLeod

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

This is definitely the best footnote I have read this week – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

Past Medical History: Going round in circles: The discovery of the body’s circulatory system by William Harvey

Thomas Morris: The monk with a perfume bottle stuck up his bottom

The New York Times: Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss

SciHI Blog: Josef Breuer and the Cathartic Method

The Recipes Project: Swimming in Broth: Medicated Baths in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Apparatus for making mineral waters, 1783.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Wellcome Collection: Electric Age: condenser couch

Mistaking histories: To be beside the seaside: cold water and menstruation

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: First Person Narratives II

Distillations: Auld Medicine

English Heritage: Blue Plaques: Garrett Anderson, Elizabeth (1836–1917)

The Blog of Gettysburg National Military Park: “…in my opinion the army will never be made up of such material again” – Confederate Losses at Gettysburg

Thomas Morris: The fractured penis

Hektoen International: Carl von Rokitansky (1804–1881)

Hektoen International: Elizabeth Fleischmann-Aschheim

Fleischmann Examining a patient with a fluoroscope (Camera Craft, June 1901).
Courtesy of Palmquist

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Electrical Generations: ESB Advertising: The Early Years

Conciatore: The Materials of All Enamels

Conciatore: Vitrum Flexile

Conciatore: Montpellier

SciHi Blog: Jack Kilby – Inventor of the Integrated Circuit

SciHI Blog: The Rotary Plane of Engelbert Zaschka

Engelbert Zaschka’s Rotationsflugzeug. Photo: Bundesarchiv

Shipwreck and History In Plymouth Sound: Maria

Geek History: Reginald Fessenden Canadian inventor of radio and wireless telephone

Ken Shirriff’s blog: One-hour Mandelbrot: Creating a fractal on the vintage Xerox Alto

The Public Domain Review: Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

Atlas Obscura: Hunting for Famous Architects’ Forgotten Design-School Projects

The Telegraph: The amazing story of D-Day, Colossus and Tommy Flowers

Code breaker: Colossus, designed and built by Tommy Flowers CREDIT: NATIONAL ARCHIVE

NASA: The NACA’s First Victory

BBC News: Union Chain Bridge investigations pave way for upgrade

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Flight of fancy

Scientific American: Quest for Clues to Humanity’s First Fires

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Ferdinand Berthoud (1727–1807)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

New England Historical Society: USS Squalus Rescue: World Awaits News of Sailors’ Fate

Smithsonian.com: Motorized Ice Cream Cones and Floating Campgrounds: 14 of the Wackiest Summer Fun Patents

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Evolving Thoughts: Noah’s Ark and the creation of the species rank

Colonizing Animals: Animal Actors in the “Burmese Tarzan”

The Embryo Project: Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772–1844)

ZSL: Journal of Zoology: Women in Zoology

NCSE blog:  Inconceivable!

Herbarum World: Conrad Gessner: Publish or Perish

Hollyhock and Mallow. Gessner Notebook 2, page 338v: University Library Erlangen

Herbarum: Conrad Gessner; Drawing for the Eye and Mind

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading May 2017

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Morris Ketchum Jesup

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Are Putting Tens of Thousands of Sea Fossils Online

Notches: Searching for Sodom: Homoeroticism and the Protestant Tradition in England 1550–1850

The Guardian: Blue Prints: photography pioneer Anna Atkins’s hand-crafted images – in pictures

Equisetum sylvaticum
Born in 1799 in Kent, Anna Atkins had a lifelong love of botany. Her striking images feature in a major retrospective of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. New Realities: Photography in the Nineteenth Century is at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, until 17 September. All photographs: Rijksmuseum

The H-Word: Ana Atkins: Google’s tribute to a pioneer of botany and photography

Inishowen: A Pioneering Survey of Heritage in Inishowen

SciHi Blog: Gaston Maspero and the Sea Peoples

Nature: Botany: He made plants a profession

Fossil History: Darwin’s Worst Nightmare Part II: I Will Do Anything

The Diplodocus mount sent to Great Britain in 1905 by the Carnegie Museum was a plaster replica.  This mount, presented to the new Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1907, was the real thing.  It had been found at Bone Cabin Quarry in Wyoming in 1899 by W. D. Matthew and P. Kaison.  The cost of preparing this mount was born personally by the president of the American Museum of Natural History, Morris K. Jessup.

CHEMISTRY:

Learn Chemistry: On This Day in Chemistry: June 19th Sir Ernst Boris Chain

Curie–osities: The Sunshine Dinner (1904)

New York Herald
06-02-1904

CHF: Distillations: The Secret of Max Perutz’s Life

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Deodat de Dolomieu

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Telegraph: 50 of London’s most unusual (but fascinating) museums

Newsworks: Audio tour highlights historic preservation flash points in Philly’s Old City

ACS Omega: Guest Editorial: Open Access: Principles, Practice, and Potential

BSHS: Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS

the many-headed monster: What is microhistory now?

The Hakluyt Society: Hakluyt Society Research Funding & Essay Prize

EE Times: Computer History Must Include People of Color

AHF: Scientist Refugees and the Manhattan Project

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Kirsty Chilton

The Clinic: Publishing your PhD (or, the secret to a stressful life): Part II

Ptak Science Books: A Fine display of Pie Charts 1893

The Atlantic: Nota Bene: If You ‘Discover’ Something in an Archive, It’s Not a Discovery

LSE Impact Blog: “Words divide, pictures unite” – great historical examples of the use of data visualisation for research communication

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889) [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Facebook: History of Science Volume 55 Issue 2 June 2017 Special Issue: Iberian Science: Reflections and Studies

The Guardian: It’s time for academics to take back control of research journals

Atlas Obscura: Vintage Photos of Travelling Libraries

The #EnvHist Weekly

Hektoen International: Volume 9, Issue 2 – Spring 2017

The Voice: New Charity Will Promote The Legacy of Mary Seacole

The Guardian: Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study

Making Science Public: CRISPR, unicorns and responsible language use

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Financial Times: Collecting the World by James Delbourgo – the life of Hans Sloane

Mail Online: He was a doctor to royalty and collector supreme who created Britain’s first public museums. But he couldn’t have cared less that his treasures were… Tainted by the blood of slaves

Evening Standard: Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane by James Delbourgo

The New York Times: He Built Roads. He Oversaw Mines. He Shrank the Deficit. He Was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Popular Science: Time Machine Tales – Paul Nahin

Routledge: Author Q&A Session with Alain Touwaide – Census of Greek Medical Manuscripts

New Books Network: Neil M. Maher – Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

The New York Times: The iPhone Is 10 Years Old: Here’s the Story of Its Birth

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Human and Animal Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine

CUP: Academic: Darwin and Women: A Selection of Letters

CNRS Editions: L’Humain et ses prosthèses; Savoirs et pratiques du corps transformé

Basic Books: The Quantum Labyrinth

 

Historiens de la santé: Il regime di salute in medicina. Dalla dieta ippocratica all’epigenetica

OSU Press: On the Ragged Edge of Medicine: Doctoring Among the Dispossessed

Éditions Matériologiques: Construction locale de la santé

Historiens de la santé: Le médecin hippocratique. Aux sources de la médecine moderne

Historiens de la santé: The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

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

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

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

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

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

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

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

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

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

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

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

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

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

University of Glasgow: Talk: Tapeworms in/as Body in Early Modern Europe – Lianne McTavish 7 July 2017

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL Tour: A head apart from the body 13 July 2017

The National Museum of Computing: Premium Bonds at 60 –the Colossus connection 29 June 2017

The Recipes Project: What Is a Recipe? And So It Begins Various Events 2 June–10 July 2017

King’s College London: Lecture: The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics 29 June 2017

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Detail from View of Sangre de Christo Pass: J.M. Stanley from sketch by R.H. Kern

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Beckwith

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Gresham College: The First Three Minutes of Creation

Youtube: To Touch the Sky (1971)

Youtube: Playing a 19th century Helmholtz vowel synthesizer built by Rudolph Koenig

Know Your Leak: Professor William Cronon Explains Environmental History at OAH in Milwaukee

Gresham College: Discovering Australia: The Legend and the realty of the navigator-explorer Matthew Flinders

TeacherTube: Animaniacs – Cookies for Einstein

AEON: Glas

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Anglo-Saxon remedy that Kills MRSA

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Man Who Found Physics in Shells, Seeds and Bees

France Culture: Un médicine roi ou les utopies du colonialisme

Smithsonian.com: Smithsonian’s Behind-the-Scenes “Sidedoor” Podcast Returns for Second Season

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Robert Boyle

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

University Paris Diderot: ISPC Paris Conference: Programme 3-6 July 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Royal Museums Greenwich: Talks & Courses: Mapping the past, exploiting the future : cartographies and understandings of the Artic 21-22 July 2017

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Translating Medicine in the Pre-modern World: Knowledge and Practice 23-24 June 2017 Wellcome Trust & Library, London: Materials, Images, Texts 7-8 July 2017

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Freud Museum London: Symposium: Freud in Cambridge: Hidden Histories of Psychoanalysis 1 July 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

HSTM Network Ireland:  6th Robert Boyle Summer School 22–25 June 2017: What is science for?

Uppsaala University: CfP: Workshop: Vaccines: Values, Present and Past 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 9 June 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science and Society: Science and Art Events in New York City

Johns Hopkins University: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 5 June 2017

Amsterdam: CfP: Materia Medica on the Move II 4–6 October 2017 Deadline 19 June 2017

University of Trondheim: The 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–1 September 2017

Belo Horizonte: International Conference for the History of Cartography Programme 9–14 July 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environmental Conference 2017 29–30 September 2017

Philadelphia Pennsylvania: CfP: Measure, Model, Mix: Computer as Instrument 2017 SIGCIS Conference 29 October 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota: CfP: A Matter of Life and Death: Spaces for Healing in the Premodern Era 18–22 April 2018 Deadline 15 June 2017

IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility: 10 July 2017 Deadline 29 May 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: CfP: Technologies of Frankenstein 1818–­2018 7–9 March 2018

University of Greenwich: CfP: The State of Maritime History Research 9 September 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité: Appel à communications: Monde du sport, monde de la santé : quelles relations, quels croisements? 16 et 17 novembre 2017 au plus tard le 3 juillet 2017

Uppsala University: Conference: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12–14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Edinburgh: CfP: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660) 5-7 July 2017

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

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

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

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

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 2017

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

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

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 York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

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

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

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

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

ALFA: First Post-doctoral Call: Alfonsine Astronomy Deadline 14 September 2017

University of Cambridge: Darwin Correspondence Project: Production Assistant

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Applications: Visiting Scholarships (3-9 months)

Natural History Museum: Senior Curator Lichens Deadline 14 July 2017

UQAM Montreal, Canada: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Science Deadline 12 July 2017

AIP: Oral History Graduate Fellow

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #44

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 #44

Monday 19 June 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The middle of the solar year is rapidly approaching and Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list steams on towards the end of its third publication year with the latest edition bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that flowed in our direction out of the Internet over the last seven days.

Valentina Tereshkova

On 16 June 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first women in space when she orbited the earth 48 times over three days in the Vostok 6 space capsule. Her flight did not serve any scientific or technical purpose but was merely planned as a publicity coup to put one over on the US, as was much of the activity in the Russian space programme.

“Every time I see it I touch it. It is my best and most beautiful friend” – Valentina Tereshkova on Vostok 6

The plan worked out totally. Tereshkova became an instant celebrity upon her save return to earth and was paraded in public by the Russian government on numerous occasions over the following decades.

Valentina Tereshkova

Her space flight might be regarded as ‘a giant leap for womenkind’, as the Forbes article title puts it, however it would be twenty years before other women would follow her into space; first Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya in Soyuz T-7 for the Russians in 1982 and the Sally Ride on the Challenger as the first American woman one year later.

Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sally Ride
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Although Valentina Tereshkova has come to be regarded, with justification, as a feminist icon, we still have a situation that women only form a small minority of all those who have flown in space. This as in so many other fields of human endeavour needs to change.

Valentina Tereshkova

BBC News: Valentina Tereshkova: USSR was ‘worried’ about women in space

Forbes: Valentina Tereshkova Made One Giant Leap for Womenkind

And let us never forget the Valentina Tereshkova headlines in the US so that we never do this again – Leila A. McNeill (@leilasedai)

Quotes of the week:

 “UK is almost acting that Brexit is something that is being done to them by others” – John Burton ex Irish PM

“Remember that every harm caused by Brexit is self-inflicted” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Normal spam: ‘I’m a hot lady in your area and I want you in me.’

Academic spam: ‘I’m a hot journal in your area and I want you in me’” – Twisted Doodles (@twisteddoodles)

“Drinking strong wine cures hunger” – Hippocrates, Aphorisms, Section Two

“I wouldn’t say America needs less guns, but I would say America needs fewer guns” – Dave Shumka (@daveshumka)

“When Tyson eulogises Newton’s writings showing his “connection” wth universe, I think straight away of Newton’s claim that it’s “God’s sensorium”” – Rebekah Higgitt (@beckyfh)

“Few people admit to the partly “luck” aspect of being in academia. Once they are in, they become gatekeepers & tell people to “work harder”” – Mrs Jake Ballard (@EllaBellaBleu)

“Many tweets about the evils of ‘cheap food’ today. The idea being affordable somehow makes food less healthy is factually (& morally) wrong” – James Wong (@Botanygeek)

“Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then man, too, is an animal.” – Captain Beefheart

“He goes by the name of a Sq[uire] but Lives like a Swine” – Thomas Herbert (c. 1686) h/t @HistorySara

“Hi, I’ve found a fault with the English language and I need an entomologist”

“An etymologist you mean?”

“Νo. It’s a bug, not a feature” – Stu Fleming (@StuFlemingNZ)

“If you’re not confused at least 50% of the time you’re probably not doing science” — Jared Espley, NASA

Birthday of the Week:

Charles Darwin received a fateful letter from Alfred Russel Wallace 18 June 1858

ResearchGate: Alfred Russel Wallace and Natural Selection: the Real Story

Fossil History: Darwin’s Worst Nightmare, Part I: An Unexpected Letter

Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach  born 12 June 1870

Ernst Stromer in 1914
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Ernst Stromer and the Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

Giovanni Antonio Magini born 13 June 1555

Giovanni Antonio Magini
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Giovanni Antonio Magini

Antiqua Global Art: Giovanni Antonio Magini

Ducato Di Urbino, 1620 – Giovanni Antonio Magini edita in Italia, Bologna, 1620

Alan Arnold Griffith born 13 June 1883

Metropolitan-Vickers F.2/Beryl

SciHi Blog: Alan Arnold Griffith and the Turbojet Engine

Charles-Augustin de Coulomb born 14 June 1736

Charles-Augustin de Coulomb Portrait by Hippolyte Lecomte
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Charles-Augustin de Coulomb

SciHi Blog: Charles Augustin de Coulomb and the Electrostatic Force

Arthur Heffter born 15 June 1859

Arthur Carl Wilhelm Heffter
Portrait Erwin Raupp
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Heffter Research Institute: About Dr. Arthur Heffter

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Harvard College Observatory: History in Images

Quanta Magazine: The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

SpaceWatchtower: 240th Anniversary of American Flag: Why Stars Were Used on the Flag

AHF: The Human Computers of Los Alamos

AHF: John von Neumann

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Written in the stars

‘Thomas Hood made this, 1597’, Add MS 71495

NASA: Galleries: PIA7035: Momentos of Earth

Discovery: The Universe According to Emmy Noether

Royal Museums Greenwich: Astronomy in the 19th century

APS: This Month in Physics History: June 16, 1657: Christiaan Huygens Patents the First Pendulum Clock

Quanta Magazine: Roberto Peccei and Helen Quinn, Driving Around Stanford in a Clunky Jeep

Peccei and Quinn discussing their proposed symmetry with the aid of a sombrero.
Ryan Schude for Quanta Magazine

Science Museum: Hindu astrolabe

AIP: Oral History Interviews: Allan Sandage – Session I

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: What did Bohr do at Los Alamos?

The Catholic Astronomer: Astronomical Irish Women

Clerke Craterlet on the Waxing Moon Terminator Named after Agnes Mary Clerke Irish Astronomer. Isolated circular formation with bowl shape and overlapping a rille of Rimae Littrow. Sketch shows hints of Atlas, Hercules,and Posidonius. This sketch is incomplete due to the very low altitude of the Moon, resulting in a battle with trees, electricity cables, and clouds.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Look what we found… NLS Map Collections (@natlibscotmaps)

 Mirror: US General’s D-Day maps used for Allied invasion of Europe sell at auction for nearly £35,000

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Milestones: Maxwell’s Equations, 1860–1871

Atlas Obscura: Found: An Antarctic Explorer’s Painting, Hidden Among Penguin Poop and Mold

National Geographic: How Boston Made Itself Bigger

Boston was established in 1630 on a relatively small piece of land—called Shawmut by Native Americans—that was connected to the mainland by a narrow neck.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE NORMAN B. LEVENTHAL MAP CENTER, BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

British Library: Maps: Satirical maps of the world

how to spend it: Collectable and quirky cartography at the London Map Fair

Royal Museums Greenwich: Searching for the North-West Passage

SciHi Blog: “Because it’s there” – George Mallory and Mount Everest

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies: Hampshire’s maps: sea serpents and trains

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Mistaking Histories: Imaginary Body Parts

Mistaking History: Gendered flesh, prolapse and sex change: the case of Phaethousa

Science Central: Reorganizing Hospital Space: The 1894 Plague Epidemic in Hong Kong and the Germ Theory

Thomas Morris: A strange tale

LES ACTUALITÉS DU MONASTÈRE: Les apothicaires «en Canada»: de Louis Hébert aux hospitalières

Early Modern Medicine: Finding your Feet

L0041515 Amputation of arm and leg
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
A man is held firmly in place as both and arm and a leg are amputated.
1594 Le chirvrgie françoise recueillie des antiens médecins et chirurgiens. Avec plvsievrs figvres des instrumens necesseres pour l’opération manuelle /
Jacques Guillemeau
Published: 1594.
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Smithsonian.com: How Sheep’s Blood Helped Disprove This Wacky Nineteenth-Century Theory of Illness

Londonist: Go Inside Europe’s Oldest Surviving Operating Theatre

VERSO: Visualizing the Anatomy of the Eye

Smithsonian.com: When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals

Notches: Too Hot and Horny for the Centers for Disease Control

Nouse: The story of leprosy: from 2000BCE to now

Girls in the Philippines identified as having leprosy. Image: National Museum of Health and Medicine

Smithsonian.com: From Medical Pariah to Feminist Icon: The Story of the IUD

Thomas Morris: The lancer lanced

British Library: Collection items: John Snow’s account of the cholera outbreak in Soho, London, 1854

Wellcome Library: Reading and health in the medieval convent

Wellcome Collection: The stranger who started an epidemic

Memento Mütter: Lister Carbolic Acid Sprayer

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: From pain to delirium to sexual dreams: the great chloroform debates

M0003274 Sir J. Y. Simpson and two friends, having tested chloroform
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Diagram of a nuclear powered locomotive – h/t Alec Hutchinson (@BP_Hutch)

 Geek History: Urban legend: I think there is a world market for maybe five computers

Timeline: The largest non-nuclear explosion in U.S. history destroyed most of a Texas town, killing hundreds

AHF: Joseph A. Haaga

History of Photography: Editorial

SciHi Blog: The Swiss Army Knife

Atlas Obscura: This Mechanical 19th-Century ‘Clock of America’ Animates U.S. History

Detail from The Great Historical Clock of America. ALL PHOTOS: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

The Public Domain Review: Novum Instrumentum Geometricum (1607)

AHF: In Memoriam: Haskell Sheinberg

World Digital Library: Explanation of the Telescope

Conciatore: True Colors

AEON: It’s not all lightbulbs

Atlas Obscura: The Self-Playing Violins That Mastered Chopin

Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina Model B music cabinet with three self-playing violins and a self-playing piano
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Fossil History: What Difference Does a Damaged Skull Make, Anyhow?

International Business Times: Prehistoric Primates Evolved in Tress, Not on the Ground, Bone Fossils show

Brown: Ladd Observatory Blog: The Weather Bureau in Providence

Muslim Heritage: Sine, Cosine and the Measurement of the Earth

SciHi Blog: Thomas Pennant – Zoologist

Gainsborough, Thomas; Thomas Pennant (1726-1798); Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales;

Smithsonian.com: Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Forgotten, rare coloring book, 275 years old, found in Missouri Botanical Garden’s library

The Public Domain Review: Decoding the Morse: The History of 16th-Century Narcoleptic Walruses

Gizmodo: If You Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth, Can You Still Call It a Woolly Mammoth

Nature: ecology & evolution: Human behaviour as a long-term ecological driver of non-human evolution

Nature: Natural history: Thoreau’s debt to Darwin

Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where the naturalist Henry David Thoreau lived for two years in the 1840s as an experiment. Tetra Images/Getty

Histories of Emotion: Environmental History and the History of Emotions

AHA Today: “Dogs Were Our Defenders!” Canines, Carnivores, and Colonialism in Namibia

The New Inquiry: Lady Science: Eugenics: Policing Everything

Nursing Clio: “We lost our appetite for food”: Why Eighteenth-Century Hangriness Might Not Be a Thing

Forbes: The Ancient Crocodile Hunters That Helped to Supply the Roman Games

A second century ‘Nilotic scene’ mosaic from the Aventine Hill in Rome, now at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Photo by the author.

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

IDTC: HPS&ST Note June 2017

AHF: Newsletter

Constructing Scientific Communities: Why are Medical Journals so dull? A Potted History of Tedium in Medical Journalism

History and Technology: Technology in the South Asian imaginary

History Today: The Invention of World History

Stanford News: Stanford classics student traces history of ancient geometry diagrams

Ordered Universe: Grosseteste Manuscripts

BBC News: How the world’s first accountants counted on cuneiform

This tablet has an account in Sumerian cuneiform describing the receipt of oxen
SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Virchow’s Laboratory

Open Culture: How Arabic Translators Helped Preserve Greek Philosophy…and the Classical Tradition

BSHS: Conference Social Media Guidelines

The Royal Society: Publishing blog: Digitising the Royal Society journals

Les carnets de la phonothèque: Five Steps to a Good “Sound Archive Recipe”

The Clinic: Publishing your PhD (or, the secret to a stressful life): Part I

AHRC: Inspired by Nature: Writing and Research

The #EnvHist Weekly

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Undark: Rayon, an Epidemic of Insanity, and the Woman Who Fought to Expose It

LA Review of Books: The Graphic Spinoza

Nautilus: The Multiverse of 1686

The Guardian: Collecting the World by James Delbourgo review – Hans Sloane’s ‘nicknackatory’ and the founding of the British Museum

Portrait of Sir Hans Sloane. Photograph: Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty Images

Financial Times: Collecting the World by James Delbourgo – the life of Hans Sloane

Mental Floss: How One Earthquake Changed the Course of Human History

AJA Online: The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily

Nursing Clio: Coin-Operated Boys: An Interview with Carly Korurek

Chemistry World: The imagineers of war: the untold story of Darpa, the Pentagon agency that changed the world

NEW BOOKS:

MIT Press: Imperial Technoscience

The Folio Society: Micrographia Robert Hooke

Historiens de la santé: Après Certeau : histoire, archives et psychanalyse

Zones Sensibles: DIALECTIQUE DU MONSTRE ENQUÊTE SUR OPICINO DE CANISTRIS OPIC

OUP: Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

NCSE: From Natural Selection to Plate Tectonics: Excerpted from Darwin’s First Theory

Actes Sud: Jamais seul: Ces microbes qui construisent les plantes, les animaux et le civilisations

Historiens de la santé: Cuisine et diététique dans l’Occident arabe médiéval. D’après un traité anonyme du XIIIè siècle

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Zaha Hadid Architects: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery nominated for New London Awards 2017

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

Cal Welch ’62 and his daughter, Caroline ’01, discuss new exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center – See more at: https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2017/05/maps-hold-key-to-adirondacks-history-in-new-exhibit.php#sthash.U5q1qh7d.dpuf

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Museum Collection: Explore highlights from our collection

Nursing Clio: War Art 100 Years Later: The “World War I and American Art” Exhibit and the Centenary of the Great War

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

Le Devoir: Le Musée de la civilisation dévoile toutes les couleurs de la matière grise

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Hyperallergic: A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

Captain James Cook and his John Shelton clock – Lisa Reihana, detail in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015–17 Ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64 min, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014.

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Faith and Wisdom in Science: The Book of Job and Science come alive on Stage!

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL Tour: A head apart from the body 13 July 2017

The National Museum of Computing: Premium Bonds at 60 –the Colossus connection 29 June 2017

The Recipes Project: What Is a Recipe? And So It Begins Various Events 2 June–10 July 2017

King’s College London: Lecture: The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics 29 June 2017

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Joseph Wright of Derby –An Iron Forge, 1772, oil on canvas

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

The Guardian: Explorer Edward Wilson’s watercolour painting discovered in Antarctica

Youtube: Museum of HSTM University of Leeds: Object 15: Rangefinder

Youtube: TED Ed: The genius of Marie Curie – Shohini Ghose

Youtube: Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Founder Ernest O. Lawrence Demonstrates the Cyclotron Concept

Youtube: Sculptress of Sound – The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry

Gresham College: The Black Death

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: The Magic Years

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Medieval Bishop’s Big Bang Theory

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