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

Ordered Universe: Science Stories Podcast

soundcloud: UON Research: Podcast for Historical Recipes Virtual Conference: Roman cosmeceutical recipes

The National Archives: ‘A Bit of a Scratch’, a radio drama about the battle against Veneral Disease during the First World War

BBC Radio 4: Natural Histories: Dodo

The History of Philosophy without any gaps: 280. Get to the Point: Fourteenth Century Physics

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Bodleian Libraries: War, health and humanitarianism 16 June 2017

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

University of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #43

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 #43

Monday 12 June 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Yet another week and another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bring all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that came to our attention in the Internet over the last seven days.

On the whole I exercise very little editorial quality control over the articles that are linked to here in Whewell’s Gazette. If I did, being the finicky perfectionist that I tend to be then the list would probably have about seven entries every week. Instead I glance at the articles and as long as they are not overtly crap they get included, leaving it up to the individual readers to decide what the articles are worth to them.

This week however I stumbled across an article that is, in my opinion, not only so bad that I wouldn’t include it but I am going to complain about it here in the editorial. The offending piece is on a website called information is beautiful and entitled Mavericks & Heretics: Ideas rejected, later proven correct. What at first glance seems relatively harmless turns out at closer examination to be a #histSTM disaster.

As the title states we have a list of #histSTM innovators whose new and original ideas were supposedly rejected and their creators discriminated against. All well and good but the lists turns out to be a horrible collection of half-truths, myths and outright lies. I had originally intended to write a full-length blog post about it but then realised that there is so much wrong with it that I would need to write a book to correct it all.

This brings us to what I see as the worst aspect of the whole affair. This website/blog post is actually an advert for a full-length book entitled information is beautiful published by a major publisher Harper Collins. I have to ask; don’t publishers employ fact checkers anymore? If they did this piece of rubbish would have landed it in the rubbish bin where it belongs and not in a bookstore

Quotes of the week:

“The 9th Beatitude: Blessed are the stupid, for their confidence makes them so easy to spot” – John Cleese @JohnCleese

“this fibonacci joke is as bad as the last two you heard combined” – also frightened @eggsandbread

“The new political Moore’s Law suggests that the interval between each election will halve till we are having an election every hour” – James Roberts (@jroberts332)

“Why don’t textbook authors check their historical claims with a historian?” – Carsten Timmermann (@ctimmermann)

“Just seen someone describe the DUP manifesto as “basically just the bible, with fortnightly bin collections”” – Adi Peltz (@adi_peltz)

“How do socks manage to do disappearing acts when washing-machines are involved?” – Megan Davies (@Megfdavies)

“Socks are not conserved under the action of the rotation operator” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

Emojis hießen 1893 “Setzerscherze”. Das Internet war damals noch Neuland –h/t @CandleToGo

Birthday of the Week:

Herbert John Fleure born 6 June 1877

Herbert John Fleure
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dictionary of Welsh Biography: Fleure, Herbert John (1877–1969), geographer

Johannes Müller aka Regiomontanus born 6 June 1436

Johannes Regiomontanus, Woodcut Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The world’s first scientific press

Giovanni Domenico Cassini born 8 June 1625

Giovanni Cassini (artist unknown)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The real founder of telescopic astronomy

ESA: history of Europe in space: Jean-Dominique Cassini: Astrology to Astronomy

ESA: Space Science: 8 Jun 1625

John Dollond born 10 June 1706

John Dollond by Benjamin Wilson
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Taking the colour out of light

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Spaceflight History: The Spacewalks That Never were: Gemini Extravehicular Planning Group (1965)

APS News: This Month in Physics History: June 1849: James Prescott Joule and the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

AHF: Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

Annals of Science: Framing the transit: expeditionary culture and identities in Lieutenant E.J.W. Noble’s caricatures of the 1874 transit of Venus expedition to Honolulu

Making Visible: An Image Interview with Frances Willmoth

John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis (1729): plate 13 of 25

The Catholic Astronomer: Revealed Through Reason: The Phases of the Jovian Moons

AHF: Bohr Letter to UN

AHF: Edward Teller

The Atlantic: The Scientist and the Fascist

Graphic Arts Collection: Geography of the Heavens

Geographicus Rare & Antique Maps posted a nice biography of the original engraver Thomas Illman, repeated in part here: Thomas Illman (died 1858) attended Trinity College, Oxford, where he received a degree in theology but never pursued it as a career, turning instead to the art of engraving. His first professional work was illustrating Thomas Carlyle’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Maps and view blog: Hollar in Hull

Transit Maps: Fantasy Maps: Roman Roads in 125AD as a Subway Map by Sasha Trubetskoy

New York Public Library: Digital Collections: Map of all the railroads in the United States in operation & progress (1850)

Cartographic Images: World Map of Ibn Sa’id

Smithsonian.com: See 17th-Century England Through the Eyes of One of the First Travel Writers

The Tribune: Zigzags of history and its people

Michigan Tech: Ready to Launch: Public Can Experience Keneenaw Time Traveler

The Public Domain Review: Remembering Scott

Liverpool1207: Old Liverpool Maps

Liverpool in 1934

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The long road to recovery

Smithsonian.com: This Man’s Gunshot Wound Gave Scientists a Window into Digestion

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Major Jonathan Letterman

Science Museum: Wounded: maps, blood transfusion and the Passchendaele centenary

NYAM: Library Digital Collections & Exhibits: Vesalius’s De humani corporis Fabrica

Mistakinghistories: The danger of libraries…

Mistakinghistories: The Plague of Athens: dying like sheep?

Mistakinghistories: Should physicians treat their enemies?

Mistakinghistories: The mummy returns

Mistakinghistories: Making a disease from a remedy: Trotula and vaginismus

Gizmodo: How Fake Science Saved Lives in Victorian London

Vinaigrettes like this one (1701-1800) would hold strong-smelling items like a vinegar-soaked sponge for sniffing in smelly areas of the city to “prevent” disease. Image: Science Museum, London, Wellcome Images

Hektoen: Art and the myth of the “wandering womb”

East Carolina University: Digital Collections: Perry Davis’ Vegetable Pain Killer

Pox and Prejudice?: An unexpectedly fashionable career

The Lancet: James Hardy and the first heart transplant

The New York Times: Isabelle Rapin, Who Advanced Concept of an Autism Spectrum, Dies at 89

Isabelle Rapin in 2012. Dr. Rapin helped debunk myths about autism and popularized the use of the term “autism spectrum disorder.” Credit J. Torres Photography

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Combo dirigible weathervane and birdhouse–Popular Mechanics 1931 h/t @ptak

C-Net: Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters

Robb Report: WWII Enigma Machine and Early Apple Computer Come to Christie’s

Vintage is the New Old: The National Museum of Computing made available incredible 3D virtual tour

The Telegraph: Inventor Samuel Morse sends the first US telegram

ICE: Obituary. Robert Stephenson, 1772-1850

Robert Stevenson’s grave, New Calton Cemetery
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Archaeologists Uncover Massive Naval Bases of the Ancient Athenians

The Happy Pontist: London Bridges: 33. Hammersmith Bridge

CHF: Carl von Linde

IEEE Spectrum: Happy Birthday Camera Phone! Your Papa Is Very Proud of You

Middlesbrough moving forward: Tees Transporter Bridge

Smithsonian.com: A Picture History of One of the World’s Greatest Hot Air Balloons

Smithsonian.com: A Partial History of Headphones

Deutsches Museum: an original drawing by Otto Lilienthal of his wing glider from 1895

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

In a New Zealand newspaper 1912. If we only had listened – @Wedonthavetime

NCSE: From Natural Selection to Plate Tectonics: Excerpted from Darwin’s First Theory by Rob Wesson

BBC travel: The island that forever changed science

NICHE: Hope and Environmental History: An Introduction

NICHE: Declining Declensionism: Toward a Critical Hopeful Environmental History

New York Times: Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89

Jean Sammet, who brought computing into the business mainstream, at the University of Maryland in 1979 to deliver a lecture. Credit Ben Shneiderman

Notches: Collecting Riot Grrrl: Sexual Awakening in NYU’s Punk Archive

Notches: The Legal Invention of Lesbian Sexuality in Canada

Scientific American: How Colors Revolutionized Geological Mapmaking

The Public Domain Review: Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: The first of our kind

Nature: Oldest Homo Sapiens fossil claim rewrites our species’ history

Fossils of early members of Homo sapiens found in Morocco (left) display a more elongated skull shape than do modern humans (right).

Science: World’s oldest Homo sapiens fossil found in Morocco

earth-pages: Origin of anatomically modern humans

Forbes: This 1783 Volcanic Eruption Changed The Course of History

Forbes: Ancient Whales’ Hearing Was Like Hippos and Camels, Fossils Show

flickr: BHL: Women Illustrators in Natural History

History of Geology: A 3,000 Years Old Geological Map

Nursing Clio: The Black Politics of Eugenics

Forbes: Who Drew the First Geological Map?

Natural History Museum: Nature on our doorstep: the art of British natural history

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

storify: What is a Recipe? Day 1 A Virtual Conversation

The Recipes Project: What Is a Recipe? Week 2

BSHM Bulletin: Picturing Lovelace, Babbage, and the Analytical Engine: a cartoonist in mathematical biography

Scientific Instrument Commission: Website

The Guardian: John Freely obituary

In 1960 a chance encounter with a former teacher at Robert College, Istanbul, persuaded John Freely to move his young family to Turkey, where he took up a post teaching theoretical physics at the college

The Guardian: It’s time for academics to take back control of research journals

NYAM: Launched? Check! Library’s New Digital Collections & Exhibits Website

Cultural Anthropology: Relationships

Ambix: Volume 64, 2017 Table of Contents

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Open shelved serendipity

14th-Century Portrait of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln by unknown scribe
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AEON: Science Fictions

ESOTERIC:

distillatio: Turning lead into silver, part 1

BOOK REVIEWS:

SomeBeans: Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

brianpickings: A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines: The Story of Joseph Weber, the Tragic Hero of Science Who Followed Einstein’s Vision and Pioneered the Sound of Spacetime

Narrative Species: Steve Silberman Explores the Secret History of Autism: Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

New York Review of Books: A Darkness Lit with Sheets of Fire

“Earthquake and Eruption of the Mountain of Asayama” in Japan in 1783, from an account by Isaac Titsingh, 1822

The Book of Doctrines and Opinions: Interview with Yuval Harari – Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

History of the Human Sciences: ‘Psyche on The Skin’ and ‘A History of Self-Harm in Britain’

Down Recorder: Hero or villain? New book uncovers dark side to Killyleagh’s Sir Hans Sloane

The Economist: The life and curiosity of Sir Hans Sloane

NEW BOOKS:

Bloomsbury Publishing: Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

h-madness: The History of the Brain and Mind Sciences: Technique, Technology, Therapy

Historiens de la santé: Caring for the Living Soul. Emotions, Medicine and Penance in the Late Medieval Mediterranean

The University of North Carolina Press: The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, 1800–1900

NASA: Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971–2003) Free ebook

Historiens de la santé: Histoire de la médecine à l’île Bourbon – La Réunion

Combined Academic Publishers: The Age of Noise in Britain

The Royal Society: Young People’s Book Prize

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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:

Sandia National Laboratories: History of Sandia Labs rocketry in award-winning film, ‘It Really Is Rocket Science!’

Sandia National Laboratories launched this 12-foot, single-stage rocket from Tonopah Test Range in Nevada in 1957 in early field testing to gather data from high altitudes. Sandia Labs has worked on rocketry and aerodynamics since 1945. (Sandia National Laboratories)

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:

St Fagans National Museum of History: NHS Roadshow 17 June 2017

The National Museum of Computing: Premium Bonds at 60 –the Colossus connection 29 June 2017

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 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

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

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 June 2017

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

 

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

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

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:

Harriet Moore (1801–1884): British artist, best known for her drawings of Michael Faraday’s work at the Royal Institution. She documented his apartment, study, and laboratory in a series of watercolour paintings in the early 1850s.

TELEVISION:

BBC Two: Science Museum: Britain’s Greatest Invention

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: The British Museum: The Night Clock – Curator’s Corner Season 2 Episode 6

boingboing: How bicycles boosted the women’s rights movement

Youtube: Under The Knife: The Dissected Criminal

Youtube: Maladies and Medicine, J Evans & S Read

Youtube: Birth Stories: Having your first baby at 42: identifying risk in the 1740s

Youtube: WildTrig81: Rheticus and 17th century trig tables

Science Friday: The Wisdom of Teeth

Youtube: Carl von Linde und die Kühltechnik – Meilensteine der Naturwissenschaft und Technik

RADIO & PODCASTS:

British Library: Sound and vision blog: Recording of the week: surviving an oil rig disaster

npr: Videotapes Are Becoming Unwatchable As Archivists Work to Save Them

cbc radio: Bringing up furbaby: The evolution from family pet to pet family

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Medieval Bishop’s Big Bang Theory

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Bodleian Libraries: War, health and humanitarianism 16 June 2017

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

Espace Hamelin, Paris: Conférence Benjamin Delessert: La Table, entre santé et art culinaire 21 Juin 2017

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

University of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Herschel Museum of Astronomy: Volunteering

Université Strasbourg: Appel à candidature pour un contrat doctoral fléché: L’histoire de la Faculté de Médecine à la Reichsuniversität Strassburg 1941-1944 La date limite 25 juin 2017

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #42

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 #42

Monday 05 June 2017

EDITORIAL:

 It’s time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list delivering up all of the histories of science, technology and medicine we could scoop up out of cyberspace over the last seven days.

One of the great pillars of Early Modern science was Newton’s theory of universal gravity first published in his Principia Mathematica in 1687. After some initial resistance it became established and accepted as the greatest ever achievement in the evolution of science, so it was almost regarded as scientific blasphemy when Albert Einstein not only said that Newton’s theory was wrong but that he had a better theory to explain the facts of gravity; his General Theory of Relativity published in 1915.

When science produces two powerful theories to explain an observed phenomenon then someone has to come up with a so called crucial experiment to demonstrate, which of the two theories better explains the phenomenon. In this case it was Einstein who delivered the goods. Einstein showed that the force of gravity would bend light beams and the predicted level of bending was different in his and Newton’s theories.

The English physicist Arthur Eddington accepted the challenge of making the necessary measurements during an eclipse of the Sun on 29 May 1919. The photographic measurements made by his teams in Sobral in Northern Brazil and the West African island of Principe confirmed Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and refuted Newton’s Theory of Universal Gravity ushering in a new age in astronomy and physics, as Newton had ushered in a new age almost two and a half centuries earlier.

Eddington’s photograph of a solar eclipse, which confirmed Einstein’s theory and refuted Newton’s. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This important episode in the history of physics demonstrates that no scientific theory is carved in stone and that all theories can potentially be replaced by a new theory that explains the observed phenomena more fully. A point that no science communicator should ever forget.

Motherboard: The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: A solar eclipse shed light on physics

Quotes of the week:

“No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful” – Georg Boole

“Trigonometry is a sine of the times” – Murray Bourne (@intmath)

“Come with me if you want to remain discrete.”

“You mean discreet?”

“No, I mean in a single piece” – Django Wexler (@DjangoWexler)

“5500 years ago today first Mesopotamian writer wrote the first sentence; later that day the first editor created a pictogram for “awkward..”” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Gombrich compares time to a river. We are all carried along by its force, each one of us a tiny evanescent bubble of foam lifted momentarily on the crest of a wave, only to vanish forever. ‘But we must make use of that moment. It is worth the effort.’ Gombrich opens with the most magical definition of history I have ever read. The past is a bottomless well. Throw a burning scrap of paper down that well ‘and as it burns it will light up the sides of the well. Can you see it? It’s going down down. Now it’s like a tiny star in the dark depths. It’s getting smaller and smaller… and now it’s gone.’ History is the burning scrap of paper we use to illuminate the past, deploying our own memories then the memories of old people, then the letters of people already dead. ‘And in this way we light our way back’” – Amanda Vickery (@AmandaVickery)

“science has been no better than any other field of human endeavour in freeing itself from … historical and cultural baggage” – Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini)

“One question for my students used to be: “Popular science is neither popular nor science. Discuss”” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value” – Albert Einstein

Institutions of learning in Latin Christendom, al-Andalus & North Africa in the 14th century h/t @Ballandalus

“”It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” – Shakespeare, accurately predicting Donald Trump” – Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich)

“Congressman: god will take care of climate change.

God: bitch I sent you scientists” – Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf)

“Scientists: We built a machine that can measure the warping of space to 1/1000th the width of a proton

Politicians: Let’s go with our guts” – Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)

“That ‘series’ is the plural of ‘series’

Exhausts, anguishes, wearies!

That no better word

Exists is absurd!

I checked w alarums and queries” – Guy Gavriel Kay (@guygavrielkay)

“Martina also owner of greatest sports burn ever:

Male sportswriter: “Are you still a lesbian?”

Navratilova: “Are you still the alternative?”” – Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen)

“So long as a man is Prime Minister I have no problems if they want to “press the button”

They would never be able to find it” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Birthday of the Week:

Georg von Peuerbach born 30 May 1423

 

Georg von Peuerbach, Theoricae novae planetarum, Ausgabe Paris 1515
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The astronomical revolution didn’t start here!

SciHi Blog: The Life and Work of Georg von Peuerbach

MacTutor: Georg Peuerbach

George Corliss born 2 June 1817

George Henry Corliss
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – George Corliss

James Hutton born 3 June 1726

James Hutton
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 SciHi Blog: James Hutton – the Father of Modern Geology

Youtube: Siccar Point – the birthplace of modern geology

Charles Drew born 3 June 1904

NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine: The Charles R. Drew Papers

 PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Telling the time at night

Girolamo della Volpaia (ca. 1530-1614)
Nocturnal and horary quadrant, 1568
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2503
The horary quadrant is used to determine the time during daylight

Smithsonian.com: New Photos Reveal What’s Left Behind When a Rocket Travels to Space

3 Quarks Daily: The Galileo Trial: Faux News from the 17th Century

Brown Ladd Observatory Blog: “The pendulum of eternity”

AHF: Louis Slotin

AHF: Alexander Langsdorf

NASA: This Month in NASA History: A Flying Bathtub Set the Stage for Shuttle

The M2-F1, NASA’s “flying bathtub,” being pulled behind a C-47 tow plane high above Rogers Dry Lake.
Photo Credit: NASA

AHF: Oak Ridge, TN

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Floy Agnes Lee’s Interview

AHF: Hans Bethe

AHF: Augusta “Mici” Teller

upm.ro: Representations of the Zodiacal Signs in the Western and Romanian Iconography (2)

Physics Today: Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus at the White House in 2012 to receive Fermi Award from Barack Obama
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The first printed map of London that survives! (Braun & Hogenberg, 1572)

 National Geographic: He Risked Death to Explore Wild Heart of Africa

The H-Word: Everest: an international scientific collaboration

Library of Congress: Collection: Sanborn Maps

Bodleian Map Room Blog: From the Thames to the Indian Ocean

SciHi Blog: Hernan de Soto’s American Expedition

Government of Canada: 30. Maps in 19th Century Canada (1870s)

Library of Congress: The empire of the Great Turke in Europe, Asia, & Africa : divided into all its beglerbeglicz or governments in which are also distinguished the states that are tributary to him

Hakai Magazine: Here Be White Bears

A 1590 map of Iceland by the Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 The word apothecary comes from ‘apotheca’-a store for herbs & spices. Apothecaries needed plant ID skills to avoid poisoning & mistreating – Chelsea Physic Garden (@ChelsPhysicGdn)

 

 Thomas Morris: The golden padlock

Academia: Pharmacy, Testing and the Language of Truth in Renaissance Italy

Remedia: School Meals, Re-accommodated

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: “Don’t Be Afraid Boys”: Evacuating the Wounded

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Painful Operations: Removing Bladder Stones before Anesthesia

Hektoen International: Aequanimitas and apathy

SciHi Blog: Sir David Bruce and the Malta Fever

Thomas Morris: Pins and needles

Hektoen International: John Chamber, physician to Henry VIII

Nottingham Post: You can now take a trip back through time with Boot’s history timeline

The old Boots Island Street printing factory in 1892

The Guardian: ‘We have been poisoning ourselves’: has ice analysis revealed the truth about lead?

Hektoen International: Paul Wood on history-taking

Hektoen International: Echocardiogram: the first ultrasound picture of the moving heart

Hektoen International: Dominique-Jean Larrey, Napoleon’s army surgeon (1766–1842)

Nursing Clio: Lady Mellanby’s Dental Utopia

Welcome Collection: Electric Age: Cornelius B Harness and his electropathic belt

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist, Part 6: John Snow and the Pump Handle

RIA: Astronomical and Medical Tract

Royal College of Physicians: Two famous names: Darwin and Carroll in the RCP archives

Hektoen International: Frantisek Chvostek, a notable physician

Wax models at the Josephinum
Vienna, Austria

Daily Beast: Eunuchs, Garlic, and Vaginal Oil: History Had a Million Infertility ‘Cures’ …But Only One Actually Works

CBC News: Ottawa doctor who sounded alarm on residential schools remembered with exhibit

Emerging Civil War: Broken in Battle, Part 1: A Most Singular Death

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

William Heath Robinson

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: The Invention of the Davy Lamp

The Royal Institution: Reflections on a farm gate

Conciatore: Travels to the East

AHF: Robert Serber

Atlas Obscura: The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

The Atlantic: Historical Rejection Letters to Woman Engineers

An excerpt of a response to the engineer Lou Alta Melton’s request for information about fellow women in the field

Rutgers: Thomas A. Edison Papers: Vote Recorder

Spitalfields Life: Pumps of Old London

Tedium: You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

Scientific American: 20 Years after Deep Blue: How AI Has Advanced Since Conquering Chess

Gulf Times: Historians hope to gain insight into Romans with ship replica

Researchers in the southern German city of Erlangen are lovingly building a replica of a Roman boat based on local archaeological finds.
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Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of the GIF, From Early Internet Innovation to Ubiquitous Relic

IMA: Zauberhafte Klangmaschinen

The Science of Dating: Meet Bertha, The Woman Behind Mercedes-Benz

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

TrowelBlazers: Christian Maclagen

The Leakey Foundation: 3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine

British Geological Survey: John Horne

Nursing Clio: The Black Politics of Eugenics

The Washington Post: Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists document an ancient Artic methane explosion

Hakai Magazine: God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge

An army of monkey warriors helps construct a bridge from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka in the “Ramayana.” Photo by Dinodia Photos/Alamy Stock Photo

The Royal Society:Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society: Francis Harry Compton Crick OM: 8 June 1916–28 July 2004

Letters from Gondwana: The American Incognitum and the History of Extinction Studies

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Mummies Finally Give Up Their Genetic Secrets

LA Times: Bone fragment from ancient 1,500-pound ground sloth unearthed beneath Crenshaw Boulevard

SciHi Blog: Archaeologist Flinders Petrie

SciHi Blog: Clair Cameron Patterson and the exact Age of the Earth

Forbes: This Gorgeous Himalayan Lake Reveals Human Bones When Ice Melts

CHEMISTRY:

AHF: Joseph W. Kennedy

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Oriens: Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Science in Islamic Societies: Oriens, 45 (1–2), 2017 The Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Clement Stubbs

Springer Link: Gonzo History

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Introducing: Six Degrees on Wikidata

Independent: World-renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leaky commissions new museum in Kenyan desert

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Contact Us!

Say hello to (most of) our friendly EC! If you want to get in touch with any questions, just drop us a line

The Vatican Observatory: Faith and Science

History of Technology: Making science at home: visual displays of space science and nuclear physics at the Science Museum and on television in postwar Britain

Zenodo: Untangling Academic Publishing: A history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research

Veruscript: Untangling Academic Publishing – How to take back control

The Bookhunter on Safari: The Most Successful Book-Huntress in the World

The Sunday Times: Museum visitors seek refuge from digital world

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Recipes in the Wild by Paul Engle

TLS: Is philosophy simply harder than science?

Daily Nous: Why Progress Is Slower in Philosophy than in Science

The MIT Press: MIT Press Announces a New Collaboration: Internet Archive collaborates with the MIT Press and Arcadia to digitize and provide access to hundreds of MIT Press backlist titles

The #EnvHist Weekly

Spoons on Trays: Making history of science

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

LMU: 2017 Turku Book Award Shortlist Announced

AEON: Extinction is forever: de-extinction can’t save what we had

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: We Were Trojans

British Library: Medieval manuscript blog: Alchemy: The Great Art

Page from the Splendor Solis, Germany, 1582, Harley MS 3469, f. 18r
Alchemy: The Great Art is on at the Berlin Kulturforum until 23 July 2017.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Five Books: Peter Adamson recommends the best books on Philosophy in the Islamic World

New Books Network: Beau Lotto Deviate–The Science of Seeing Differently

The Recipes Project: Ill Composed: Sickness, Writing, and Recipes in Early Modern England

Hyperallergic: A Book Highlights the Oddities of the Woodcut World

brainpickings: The Ethics of Belief: The Great English Mathematician and Philosopher William Kingdon Clifford on the Discipline of Doubt and How We Can Trust a Truth

The Guardian: Inferior by Angela Saina – a powerful exploration of women’s ‘inferiority’

npr: In ‘Beyond Respectability,’ A History of Black Women as Public Intellectuals

Nature: Genome editing: That’s the way the CRISPR crumbles

H-Soz-Kult: W. Rankin: After the Map [Review in German]

The Spectator: Hans Sloane collected everything – from acupuncture kits to zebras

Nature: Art: Under Mona Lisa’s smile

Youtube: Science Museum: In conversation with Geoffrey West

Popular Science: Poisons and Poisonings – Tony Hargreaves

NEW BOOKS:

Manchester University Press: Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820–1939

Historiens de la santé: The History of the Brain and Mind Sciences. Technique, Technology, Therapy

McGill-Queen’s University Press: Before Copernicus: The Cultures and contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century

NYU Press: Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Historiens de la santé: A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn: James DeWolf’s Diary and Letters, 1876

Historiens de la santé: The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maerten van Heemskerck

Marten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) Colossus of Rhodes
Source: Wikimedia Commons

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

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henri-Joseph Redouté

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

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

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

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

Harvard Gazette: Reviving the Philosophy Chamber

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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Gallica Rose

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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:

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 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

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

Old Abbey Taphouse Manchester: Bringing Steam into Hulme: Chemists, Druggists and Beer Doctors 7 June 2017

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

CHF: History Lab: Bodies and the Future 10 June 2017

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 June 2017

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

Physics Today: Einstein historians give Genius a chance

Lady Science: The Languages of Violence in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: OSU – School of History, Philosophy, and Religion: Vesalius in Wonderland

France Culture: Quelle médecine pratiquait-on au Moyen Âge?

Youtube: Maladies and Medicines, J Evans & S Read

Youtube: Historical Recipes: Repast and Present: Food History Inside and Outside the Academy

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Clocking On

Science for the People: Built on Bones

Radio Canada: Aujourd’hui l’histoire: L’eugénisme, cette obsession de la pureté ethnique

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 136: Jennifer van Horn, Material Culture and the Making of America

Finding Ada: Ep. 9: Prof Elaine Chew & Dr Helen Scales

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Pavlov and his Dogs

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 279: Quadrivial Pursuits: the Oxford Caculators

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Musée Couvreur, Bruxelles: Conférence du Dr Xavier Riaud: La médecine à l’époque des guerres napoléoniennes 10 Juin 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

Bodleian Libraries: War, health and humanitarianism 16 June 2017

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

Espace Hamelin, Paris: Conférence Benjamin Delessert: La Table, entre santé et art culinaire 21 Juin 2017

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Universités Bordeaux et Bordeaux-Montaigne: Appel à Candidatures: Bourse de recherche doctorale 2017-2021

University of Kent: Project Officer: ‘Oral Health Inequalities, Oral Hygiene Cultures in England, 1870-1970’

The National Archives: Cataloguer – First World War Medical Records x 3

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Diseases of Modern Life. Nineteenth Century Perspectives Deadline 30 June 2017

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #41

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 #41

Monday 29 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

 It is time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list delivering up to its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be found in the Internet over the last seven days.

Starting at the end of this week, 2 June, The Recipes Project is launching a Virtual Conversation on the Question, “What is a recipe?”, which runs until 10 July. At first glace this may not appear to have much to do with #histSTM but I think first impression are deceptive. For me a recipe is quite simply a set of instructions, which describe how to complete successfully a given task. The task does not necessarily have to have anything to do with cooking, the first thought that pops up when we hear the word recipe.

Lady Ann Fanshawe’s recipe book, Wellcome Library WMS 7113. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Having defined recipe so broadly, as a mathematician and logician, I then ask myself how does a recipe differ from an algorithm if at all? Personally I think the two words are in their essence synonyms and there isn’t really a difference. What do you think? How do you define the term recipe? Do recipes and algorithms differ? If so, how?

Spend the next couple of days considering the questions and then go join in the conversation!

Quotes of the week:

“How to do philosophy:

Analytic philosophy: replace words with math symbols.

Continental​ philosophy: replace words with more words” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life purpose. Labor is life” – Thomas Carlyle

“Ask not what your country can do for you

Ask what the fuck is wrong with these people” – John Laurie (@laurie_john)

“The men upset about the women-only Wonder Woman screening are going to lose it when they find out where Wonder Woman is from” – Jesse McLaren (@McJesse)

“Isaac Newton was the best student we ever had at Trinity. It’s all been down hill since then” – Martin Rees“That’s a quintessential Trinity joke, a mere 32 Nobel Prizes later …” – Peter Smith (@PeterSmith)

Peter Broks PhD thesis conclusion

Birthday of the Week:

William Whewell born 24 May 1794

William Whewell Portrait by James Lonsdale (c) Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Whewell’s Ghost: A man of many talents

William Gilbert born May 24 1544

William Gilbert M.D. demonstrating his experiments before queen Elizabeth (painting by A. Auckland Hunt).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: William Gilbert – The Father of Electrical Studies

IET: Earth the Magnet – Gilbert’s Terrella

Daniel Barringer born 25 May 1860

Daniel Barringer
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Daniel Barringer

SciHi Blog: Daniel Barringer and the Barringer Crater

 John Bardeen born 24 May 1908

John Bardeen
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day John Bardeen

SciHi Blog: John Bardeen and his two Nobel Prizes in Physics

Oliver Perry Hay born 22 May 1846

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Oliver Perry Hay

Hay Genealogy: Oliver Perry Hay Obituaries

Thomas Gold born 22 May 1920

Thomas Gold
Source: Wikimedia Commons

American Astronomical Society: Thomas Gold (1920–2004)

New York Times: Thomas Gold, Astrophysicist And Innovator, Is Dead at 84

Carl Linnaeus born 23 May 1707

Carl Linné

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778)

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

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Natural Order

SciHI Blog: How a Cobbler became the ‘Princeps Botanicorum’ – Carl Linnaeus

Rachel Carson born 27 May 1907

Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Official photo as FWS employee. c. 1940.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Rachel Carson

Jean Louis Agassiz born 28 May 1801

Jean Louis Agassiz in 1870
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Nation: Jellyfish or Fossil? On Louis Agassiz

Letters from Gondwana: The Poetry of the Ice Age

Atomic Surgery: The Life of Louis Agassiz (Real Life Comics, #30)

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The Guardian: The Faraday cage: from Victorian experiment to Snowden-era paranoia

History Extra: 10 astronomers you’ve (probably) never heard of

Mental Floss: The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

Atlas Obscura: Musée Curie

SciHi Blog: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and the Measurement of Temperature

NASA: Transcript: The Girl Who Named Pluto

Marie Curie’s Laboratory Allison Meier Atlas Obscura

AHF: Luis Alvarez

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung: Himmelsscheibe von Nebra Goldenes Rätsel ist endlich gelöst

AHF: John Douglas Cockcroft

AIP: Rudolph Minkowski

The Guardian: Auguste Piccard: the physicist who went stratospheric

Auguste Piccard (centre) in 1930. Photograph: Bettmann/CORBIS

AHF: Edwin McMillan

AIP: Sam Treiman

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Brilliant Maps: Travel Times From London in 2016 vs 1914

British Library: Picturing Places: Picturing cities

American Geographical Society Library: Cartographical Craftsmanship

Fine Books & Collections: Collection Illuminating the Evolution of the United States Offered by Old World Auctions

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Royal College of Physicians of London: Medicinal Garden

Smithsonian.com: How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset

Mistaking histories: The Chameleon in the Classroom

Mistaking histories: Who Keeps Women’s Secrets?

Mistaking histories: Poisons and love potions

Mistaking histories: Humoral medicine: a beginner’s guide

The four temperaments as depicted in an 18th-century woodcut: phlegmatic, choleric, sanguine and melancholic
Lavatory 1792
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mosaic: the ‘gay cure’ experiments that were written out of scientific history

University of Virginia: Surgical Instruments from Ancient Rome

Hekteon International: Saint Cajetan (St Gaetano Thiene)

SciHi Blog: Franz Mesmer and his Mesmerism

Dictionary of Welsh Biography: Thomas, Sir James William Tudor (1893–1976) ophthalmic surgeon

Independent: Severed Limbs and Wooden Feet: How the Ancients Invented Prosthetics

False toe on mummy found near Luxor (Egyptian Museum)

Thomas Morris: An extraordinary surgical operation

The Guardian: Robot hearts: medicine’s new frontier

The Recipes Project: Living in Seasons: Mulberry Wine, or the Moral Perils of Recipes in Times of Austerity

Social History of Medicine: Personalities, Preferences and Practicalities: Educating Nurses in Wound Sepsis in the British Hospital, 1870–1920

SciHI Blog: Learning and Motivation according to Clark Leonard Hull

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Mending the Broken Faces of War

Private Roland Ward

Health: An Interdisciplinary Blog: Morton, X-Rays, & the Dead: On Ethics & Historical Memory

Early Modern Medicine: Toy shop Treatments

NYAM: The Enduring Impact of the X-Ray

Penn Libraries Manuscripts: Herbals

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Scurvy in the College Collections

The New York Times: Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Michael Bliss, a Canadian historian whose work upset the commonly held wisdom surrounding the discovery of insulin. Credit Reg Innell/Toronto Star, via Getty Images

Thomas Morris: The human clarinet

Cannabis Culture: The Cannabis Arcanum of Paracelsus

Sara Read: Nicholas Culpeper’s English Physitian

Hektoen International: Illness shapes the course of human events

Atlas Obscura: The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden

Marsden, in full Siberia traveling gear

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

A 19th Century Pianomaker’s Tool Chest – The Long Victorian (@longvictorian2)

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: The Wright Brothers: Inventing a Flying Machine: Patenting

AHF: In Memoriam: Roger Rasmussen

SciHi Blog: Remembering Robert Moog – Inventor of the famous Moog Synthesizer

Atlas Obscura: Landing Site of the First Transatlantic Flight

City Lab: Into This Chaos Came the Bicycle

SciHi Blog: Otto Lilienthal, the Glider King

Lilienthal in mid-flight, c. 1895
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: The Wright Brothers: Inventing a Flying Machine: Forefathers of Flight

Naval Air History: Naval Aviation in the Battle of Jutland

laststandonzombieisland: Not your average Grease Gun

SciHi Blog: Aviatrix Amy Johnson and the Flight to Australia

Atlas Obscura: Vintage Radio and Communications Museum

Wellcome Collection: Electric Age: hairbrush wars

Advert for Child’s electro-galvanic hair and flesh brushes. The Chemist and Druggist 15 May, 1860. Image credit: Wellcome Library.

Alembic Rare Books: A Look Inside The Brunels’ Thames Tunnel

University of Glasgow Library: Innovative images: The Glasgow Photographic Association

Conciatore: Neri in Pisa

Conciatore: A Matter of Plagiarism

Backchannel: We Are All Kasparov

Science Museum: Aerial for Vodafone transportable mobile phone, 1985

 

Distant Writing: Cooke and Wheatstone

The National Museum of American History: “What Hath God Wrought” Telegraph Message

Shannon Selin: Panoramas: 19th century virtual reality

National Geographic: Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Airline Expansion and Innovation 1927–1941: Full Scale Tunnel

The Guardian: Heritage railways and trains keep Britain’s golden age of steam alive

Steam locomotive LNER Class A3 4472, commonly known as the Flying Scotsman, at Hereford railway station. Photograph: Jim Wood/Barcroft Images

Innovations150: The sackbut, and other surprising inventions by Hugh Le Caine

Science Museum: The Multiple Lives of Alan Turing

ars technica: A 16th-century engineer whose work almost defeated an Empire

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Atlas Obscura: The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

SciHi Blog: Edward Lorenz and the Chaos Theory

Jacobin: Remeasuring Stephen Jay Gould

C-Net: History rewritten, with Europe the birthplace of mankind

The Guardian: Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee

Bees and humans share a long and intertwined history. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA

A Short History of Climate Change: “Spandex jackets for everyone” – the International Geophysical Year

Atlas Obscura: Judean Date Palm Methuselah

Mental Floss: The Uterus: A Natural History

SciHi: Daniel Barringer and the Barringer Crater

Mujeres con Ciencia: Eileen Guppy, geóloga

UCL: Museum & Collections Blog: Specimen of the Week 293: The Cockchafer

The common cockchafer. LDUCZ-L239.

DPLA: The Scopes Trial: Primary Source Set

Fossil History: Even Anthropologists are not Infallible: A Missing Link from Nebraska

Old Weather Blog: Editing the weather observations

Forbes: Watch These 4,000-Year-Old First Nations Skeleton Come Back to Life

Mistaking histories: What is it About the Pangolin?

BBC News: Palaeontologist William Fox’s dinosaur fossil finds displayed

Rev William Fox had four dinosaurs named after him
Natural History Museum

Atlas Obscura: The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian

CHEMISTRY:

Nature: It figures: Using a slide rule showed Michelle Francl where chemists’ calculations are still stuck in the past

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

History Extra: A history of science in 10½ objects

BSHS: Dingle Prize Result

berfrois: Maps are Stories; Stories are Maps

Conciatore: A deeper Accomplishment

Blackheath and beyond: Lewisham Shopping Centre’s pop-up maritime museum

Berkeley Library: Bill Clemens – UC Museum of Paleontology Oral History Project

National Geographic: How ‘Eureka’ Moments in Science Happen

University of Oulu: Hug a historian! It might make you a better scientist

Undark: Truth, Beauty, Science: A Math Lesson From Hitler’s Germany

Trading Knowledge: Digital skills – how do we …

The Guardian: It’s time for academics to take back control of research journals

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

The Renaissance Mathematicus: In history getting labels right is important

The Recipes Project: Seasonality and the (Re)Creation of Early Modern Color Worlds

History of Education: Editorial: science, technologies and material culture in the history of education

ISIS: Volume 108, Number 2 June 2017 Table of Contents Focus (oa) Why Science Museums Matter: History of Science in Museums in the Twenty-First Century

JustGiving: National Maritime Museum: The Telescope Appeal

University of Leeds: Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

College of Arts and Science – Case University: Learning from a Controversy

Nature: Museums: The life and times of a curiosity-monger

The Spectator: Hans Sloane collected everything – from acupuncture kits to zebras

Notches: Not Straight, Not White: A Student Interview with Kevin Mumford

H-Histsex: Cooley on Tortorici ‘Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America’

Popular Science: The Perfect Shape: Spiral Stories – Øyvind Hammer

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Technological Change in Modern Surgery: Historical Perspectives on Innovation

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Historiens de la santé: Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi

Pen & Sword Books: Maladies & Medicine

University of Pittsburgh: Science Museums in Transition

Routledge: The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science

Histories de la santé: Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production. A Codicological and Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Manuscript Group

Simon & Schuster: Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies by Stephen McGann

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henri-Joseph Redouté

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

Zaha Hadid Architects: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery wins RIBA Award

RIBA: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

Harvard Gazette: Reviving the Philosophy Chamber

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

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

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

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

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

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

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

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

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

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

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

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

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

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

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

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

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

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

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

Old Abbey Taphouse Manchester: Bringing Steam into Hulme: Chemists, Druggists and Beer Doctors 7 June 2017

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

Museum of London: Escher and Coxeter – a Mathematical Conversation 5 June 2017

NYAM: The 2017 Nahum J. Winer Lecture: “Sudden Death in Rome, 1705: Giovanni Lancisi, Pope Clement XI, and the Tale of a Book” – Paul Kligfield MD 6 June 2017

CHF: History Lab: Bodies and the Future 10 June 2017

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 June 2017

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

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

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

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

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

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

Lady Science: The Logic of Cultivation in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

SLIDE SHOW:

slideshare: Mere Amateurs: Early Interest in Physician Anesthesia in the U.S., 1880–1920

slideshare: What if Davey & Beddoes Had Used Nitrous Oxide for Surgical Anesthesia?

VIDEOS:

Ri Channel: Let There Be Light! // 2016 Christmas Lectures with Saiful Islam – Lecture 1

Youtube: The Restless Sphere, BBC, June 30, 1957

Youtube: Richard Feynman and Fred Hoyle discussing their moments of revelation

Youtube: John Archibald Wheeler’s crazy ideas for a crazy world

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Energy.Gov: The Manhattan Project Part One

Royal Literary Fund: Brian Clegg – Why I write

The Guardian: The Bell-Beaker folk – Science Weekly podcast

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Bodleian Libraries: War, health and humanitarianism 16 June 2017

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

Espace Hamelin, Paris: Conférence Benjamin Delessert: La Table, entre santé et art culinaire 21 Juin 2017

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

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

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

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

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

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

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

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

BSHS Engagement Fellow with the Linnaen Society London: Unnatural Histories

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #40

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #40

Monday 22 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antikythera Mechanism discovered 17 May 1902

Google Doodle: 115th Anniversary of the Antikythera Discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

Squarducation: Antikythera Mechanism revealed as a computer

Medium: Watch: The Antikythera Mechanism – GrrlScientist

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

Quotes of the week:

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

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

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

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

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

Mathematics – A Cultural Approach by Morris Kline

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

Leo Szilard’s “Ten Commandments” for life

Birthday of the Week:

Williamina Fleming born 15 May

Williamina Paton Fleming

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

mujeres con ciencia: Williamina Fleming, astrónoma

Mary Anning born 21 May 1799

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

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

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

 Thomas Midgeley Jr. borm 18 May 1889

Thomas Midgley Jr Source: Wikimedia Commons

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

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

Clarence Dutton born 15 May 2017

Clarence Edward Dutton Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Clarence Dutton

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

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Oh happy day!

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

Ruđer Josip Bošković Born 18 May 1711

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Croatian Polymath

Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente born 20 May 1537

 Today in Science History: Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Jerry the Builder from the Waterfall

Albrecht Dürer born 21 May 147

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

Visualoop: Looking at a lion for the first time

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

Youtube: Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch

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

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

Geschichte der Geologie: Albrecht Dürer und die Geologie

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Reaching for the stars

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A maths book from a painter

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

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: Francis Baily and the Baily Beads

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

AHF: Pierre Curie

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: Waimea Station Journal

Physics Today: Gathering the human stories of Science

Herstory: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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

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

Alex Wellerstein: The Secret Patents for the Atomic Bomb

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

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

Nautilus: How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat

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

Louvre: Roofed spherical sundial

AIP: Abraham Pais

AHF: Gregory Breit

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

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Clay Kemper Perkins’ Interview

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

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

AHF: Atomic Accidents

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Isaac Beeckman

Google Arts & Culture: Astronomical compendium 1593

Google Arts & Culture: Golden Celestial Globe with Pearl Inlays

ESA: 21 May: Nils Christofer Dunér

AHF: James Frank

AHF: Andrei D. Sakharov

 

Sakharov in 1943
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Blaeu’s 1665 Map of Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brilliant Maps: The First Ordnance Survey Map

The Scotsman: The first map of Gaelic speakers in Scotland

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

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hektoen International: Using bacteria in cancer therapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mistaking Histories: Theatres of Anatomy

Mistaking Histories: Medical Instruments as bling

Mistaking Histories: The ‘Rapunzel syndrome’

Mistaking Histories: Death in Vienna and the City of Salt

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

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

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

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

Thomas Morris: An abnormal secretion

Hekteon International: Sir William Stewart Duke-Elder

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

Nursing Clio: The Pre-History of the Paleo Diet

NYAM: The Early Days of the X-Ray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Atlantic: The Dangers of Reading in Bed

Legal History Miscellany: Reading the Legal Record like a Physician

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

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

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

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

Beware quacks. ARALLYN!/CC BY 2.0

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Wellcome Collection: Dazzling luxury

Wellcome Collection: Electric Age: the electrified garden

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

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

Mistaking Histories: Automata in history

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

Conciatore: Diligence Among Craftsmen

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir Eric Mensforth

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

NBCNEWS.com: Roman ship sheds light on defenses

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

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

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

TNMoC: The Colossus Gallery

The new look Colossus Gallery 2013.

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

Rubrik’s: The History of the Rubriks Cube

Royal Armouries: Brown Bess: Musket or Mistress?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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

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

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

Science: There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European – or anyone else

Forbes: Rock Model Suggests Phlegraean Fields Volcano More Likely to Erupt Than Previously Thought

Annals of Science: Systems and How Linnaeus Looked at Them in Retrospect

Smithsonian.com: A New Kind of Carrot Top

Trade card, C. Ribsam & Sons, Trenton, New Jersey, 1880s
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection

The Public Domain Review: Stuffed Ox, Dummy Tree, Artificial Rock: Deception in the Work of Richard and Cherry Kearton

Atlas Obscura: The Mysterious Death of the Namesake of the Douglas Fir

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading April 2017

The Guardian: Earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australian coast discovered

Lady Science: The New Inquiry: Seducing the ‘Feeble-Minded’

Lady Science: The New Inquiry: Feminism, Fascism, and Frogs: The Case of Bertha Lutz at the United Nations

One New England: The Sunken Forest of Rye

New York Times: A Botanist in Swedish Lapland

Until Darwin: Maps from Cozzens’ Geological History of Manhattan or New York Island… (1843)

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Propranolol hydrochloride

lamonitor.com: Nerses ‘Krik’ Krikorian reflects on his career as a scientist and intelligence analyst

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arnold Beckman

The Beckman G pH meter was produced from 1935 until 1950. At roughly 29 cm (about 11 inches) wide it is large by today’s standards, but measuring pH had required an entire benchtop of equipment before Beckman’s first pH meter was introduced in 1934.
Photograph by Gregory Tobias. CHF Collections.

CHF: Arnold O. Beckman

Chemistry World: The first chemical database

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Social History of Medicine: Volume 30, Issue 2, May 2017 Table of Contents

Internet Histories: Hagiography, revisionism & blasphemy in Internet Histories

Forbes: Why Do We Invent Ancient Roots for Modern Science?

BMJ Blogs: New Editor for Medical Humanities

The #EnvHist Weekly

AAS – Historical Astronomy Division: Sara J. Schechner recipient of the 2018 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy

Sara J. Schechner

Physics Today: Gathering the human stories of science

Knight Foundation: Museums & Technology: New Avenues for Wonder

CHF: Join Our Mailing List

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Notes for May 2017

BSHS: BJHS Themes: Call for Proposals

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Perpetuating the myths

History for Atheists: Giordano Bruno – Gaspar Schoppe’s Account of his Condemnation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Perpetuating the myths addendum – ‘The Copernican Shock’

Charli Vince Blog: Open Day Graphic Novel – An Excuse for Science!

Blink: The virus in space

Atlas Obscura: It’s Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century

Ordered Universe: Heat, Comets, and Collaboration: a post by Dr Seb Falk

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Basire III

ESOTERIC:

Ptak Science Books: On Brain Light, Clairvoyants, and the Uselessness of X-Ray Photographs

Conciatore: Alchemist’s Assistant

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Cooper Square Review of Science, Medicine, and Technology

New Books Network: Sophia Roosth ­– Synthetic: How Life Got Made

New Books Network: Kate Daloz – We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on a Quest for a New America

The New York Review of Books: Calculating Women

The Atlantic: How Beauty Evolves

L’Oeil de Minerve: Ruwen Ogien, Mes mille et une nuits. La maladie comme drame et comme comédie

New Books Network: Sharrona Pearl: Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Chemistry World: Toxic exposures: mustard gas and the health consequences of world war II in the United States

The Wall Street Journal: Cowboys and Dinosaurs

Popular Science: Out of the Shadow of a Giant – John and Mary Gribbin

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt

Historiens de la santé: From Clinic to Concentration Camp: Reassessing Nazi Medical and Racial Research, 1933–1945

Routledge: Teaching and Learning about Climate Change

Historiens de la santé: Silicosis : A World History

MIT Press: The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

Historiens de la santé: Une histoire de l’orthopédie pédiatrique

ART & EXHIBITIONS

New-York Historical Museum: Museum & Library: Big Bird: Looking for Lifesize 7 April–11 June 2017

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit

Cal Welch ’62 and his daughter, Caroline ’01, discuss new exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center – See more at: https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2017/05/maps-hold-key-to-adirondacks-history-in-new-exhibit.php#sthash.U5q1qh7d.dpuf

Harvard Gazette: Reviving the Philosophy Chamber

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Museum Collection: Explore highlights from our collection

WWD: ‘Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style’ at PEM Shows Off How Fashion Enhanced Travel

Nursing Clio: War Art 100 Years Later: The “World War I and American Art” Exhibit and the Centenary of the Great War

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

Le Devoir: Le Musée de la civilisation dévoile toutes les couleurs de la matière grise

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

 

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Hyperallergic: A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

Captain James Cook and his John Shelton clock – Lisa Reihana, detail in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015–17 Ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64 min, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014.

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geosciences Past and Present 20 May–4 June 2017

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017