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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #49

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #49

Monday 18 July 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The weeks role by and once a week it’s time for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list to deliver the histories of science, technology and medicine scooped up out of the Internet over the previous seven days.

This last week saw the anniversaries of two milestones in the history of science based technology from the twentieth century, one negative and one positive. In the period in which the UK Parliament voted to spend a disgustingly vast sum of money renewing the UK’s so-called nuclear deterrent we acknowledged the anniversary of the first ever nuclear explosion, the Trinity Test which took place on 16 July 1945. I personally think that the UK needs a nuclear deterrent about as much as I need a hole in my head and if I had the god like power to cause humanity to collectively forget one technological development then the nuclear bomb would be a serious candidate for eradication.

The positive technological anniversary was the successful relaying of the world’s first TV pictures by the telecommunications satellite Telstar on the 11 July 1962. This anniversary awoke personal memories. I took my eleven plus exam in summer 1963 and the essay question I was required to answer was about Goonhilly Downs the satellite earth station in the UK. What seemed so sensational then appears so routine now so much progress in little more than fifty years.

These two anniversaries remind us than scientific knowledge may be neutral but the use to which humankind is anything but.

 Quotes of the week:

“The Times, 27 Jan 1815, Mr Davies’ “Best Sperm Candles…such as have already given universal satisfaction”” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“Wide ne biþ wel, cwæþ se þe gehyrde on helle hriman”.

“Things are bad everywhere, said the man who heard wailing in hell” – Old English Wisdom (@OEWisdom)

Writing

“This classic history of bio is full of mentions of E. B. Wilson, Jacques Loeb, Theodor Boveri. Zilch about Nettie Stevens, Marcella Boveri. Over and over, you see how the women drop out of the history of science. Years of work, crucial ideas, and then they’re just gone” – Natalia Cecire (@ncecire)

“Ontologies are like toothbrushes – we all agree they are useful, but no one will use someone else’s” – (heard in #DH2016) – Yael Netzer (@yaelnetzer)

“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means”― Maimonides

Monkeys Quote

“When it is useful to them, men can believe a theory of which they know nothing more than its name” – Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923)

“We talk of letters till we fall asleep, our dreams are dreams of letters, and literature awakens us” – Erasmus and Thomas More, friends

“Humboldt said that imagination was like ‘a balm of miraculous healing properties’” – Andrea Wulf (@andrea_wulf)

9th symphony

“There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men” — Chien-Shieng Wu

“You know that if you don’t understand something, it’s totally okay to shut the fuck up about it, right? Choose not to comment” – Jessa Crispin (@thebookslut)

Tochter erklärt einer alten Frau (82) Pokemon Go.

“Des gabs früher au!”

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“Hat Schnitzeljagd gheiße un mer hat noch a Schoklädle kriegt!”

Cumberland Numbers

Events of the Week:

 Trinity Nuclear Test 16 July 1945

An aerial photograph of the Trinity Test crater.

An aerial photograph of the Trinity Test crater.

AHF: Remembering the Trinity Test

AHF: Trinity Test – 1945

Oppenheimer and General Groves visiting the remains of the Trinity test tower in September 1945.

Oppenheimer and General Groves visiting the remains of the Trinity test tower in September 1945.

 Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945, Eyewitness Accounts – Enrico Fermi

Dannen.com: A Petition to the President of the United States

About.com: Geology: Trinitite

Trinitite image (c) 2003 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Trinitite image (c) 2003 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Preparations

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Color Footage

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Preparations (Extended)

Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures 11 July 1962:

Today in Ladybird 11 July 1962 Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures through space

Today in Ladybird 11 July 1962 Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures through space

 Scientific America: How the U.S. Accidentally Nuked Its Own Communications Satellite

 Birthdays of the Week:

Born 14 July 1862 Florence Bascom

Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis - Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print Persistent URL: Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis – Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print Persistent URL: Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Rock Stars: A Life of Firsts: Florence Bascom

Josiah Wedgwood born 12 July 1730

Josiah Wedgwood Source: Wikimedia Commons

Josiah Wedgwood
Source: Wikimedia Commons

A Covent Garden Gilfurt’s Guide to Life: Josiah Wedgewood, Queen’s Potter

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The scientific potter

Source: CHF

Source: CHF

Yovisto: Josiah Wedgwood and his Pottery Company

John Dee born 13 July 1527 

John Dee Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Dee
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: John Dee and his World of Science and Magic

The Renaissance Mathematicus: John Dee, the ‘Mathematcall Praeface’ and the English School of Mathematics

Google Art & Culture: Dr Dee’s mirror

John Dee by Quentin Blake

John Dee by Quentin Blake

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Dee

Academia: John Dee, King Arthur, and the Conquest of the Arctic

Wellcome Library: John Dee’s crystal

Jocelyn Bell Burnell born 15 July 16

Susan Jocelyn Bell, June 1967 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Susan Jocelyn Bell, June 1967
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Burnell

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Nicole Oresme – Polymath of the Late Middle Ages

Yovisto: Samuel Goudsmit and the Electron Spin

The Hindu: The greatest comet discoverer

Jean-Louis Pons Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jean-Louis Pons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Financial Times: First edition of Copernicus’ heliocentric idea up for sale

Royal Museums Greenwich: Grand Orrery

arXiv: Dawes Reviw 5:Australian Aboriginal Astronomy and Navigation

Cern Courier: Ghosts in the machine

AHF: Marvin Davis, Sr.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Verna Hobson’s Interview Part 1

Yovisto: Jérôme Lalande measuring the distance to the Moon

Futurism: History of the Universe

AHF: Nancy F. Wood

Nancy Wood Source: AHF

Nancy Wood
Source: AHF

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ed Hammel’s Interview

Infinite Worlds: Exploring the Universe and Seeking Extraterrestrial Life

Yovisto: Pavel Cherenkov and the Blue Light

Yovisto: The Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Renaissance Mathematicus: If you are going to blazon out history of science ‘facts’ at least get them right

The Renaissance Mathematicus: He died fighting for his king

The Battle of Marston Moor, by J. Barker Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Battle of Marston Moor, by J. Barker
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ars technica: A Cold War mystery: Why did Jimmy Carter save the space shuttle?

Shanghai Daily: ‘Confucian Christian’ a pillar of science, religion in his time

Engineering.com: Lowell Is Restoring the Pluto Discovery Telescope

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Globe and Mail: Asian nations seek historic items in bid to prove maritime rights

National Geographic: The Unlikely Story of the Map That Helped Create Our Nation

American statesman John Jay used this map in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which established the United States as an independent country. COLLECTION OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

American statesman John Jay used this map in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which established the United States as an independent country. COLLECTION OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tech Insider: This guy used over 80,000 old photos to create a Google Street map of New York City in the 1800s

Digital Archaeology: Plotting the Past

Medievalists.net: The World in 1467

Yovisto: Salomon August Andrée’s Artic Expedition of 1897

S. A. Andrée and Knut Frænkel with the crashed balloon on the pack ice, photographed by the third expedition member, Nils Strindberg

S. A. Andrée and Knut Frænkel with the crashed balloon on the pack ice, photographed by the third expedition member, Nils Strindberg

Library of Congress: Geography & Maps Reading Room: Irish Maps

Fast Code Design: What Makes a Map Beautiful According to a Parks Ranger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Sevenoaks map company celebrates 80th anniversary with historical blog

National Geographic: Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America’s National Parks

Farming UK: Old tithe maps and documents reveal Welsh land use and farming practices from 1840s

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Teaching watercolor of a cross section of the abdomen The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine

Teaching watercolor of a cross section of the abdomen The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine

 Yovisto: Paul Broca’s research in Aphasia

Thomas Morris: Rattlesnakes and brandy

History Workshop Online: Radical Objects: ‘Cancer Sucks’

NYAM: Dr. David Hosack, Physician to Hamilton and Burr

The New York Times: Lyme Disease Only Sounds Recent

Radium

Dr. Alun Withey: 10 Seventeenth-century remedies you’d probably want to avoid

Autism Society: Interview of Steven Silberman

O Say Can You See?: Pork, Politics and Public Health

Thomas Morris: A saw head

Social History of Medicine: ‘If experts differ, what are we to do in the matter?’ The Medico-legal Investigation of Gunshot Wounds in a 1927 Scottish Murder Trial

The Recipes Project: Masdevall’s ‘Antipyretic Opiate’, or: A Well-Travelled Recipe

Harvard AIDS Initiative: The Blood in the Freezer

Atlas Obscura: The Victorian Tool for Everything from Hernias to Sex – a Vibrating Electric Belt

The electropathic belt was one of the most popular consumer medical products on the market during the 19th century. [Photo: Arallyn!/CC BY 2.0]

The electropathic belt was one of the most popular consumer medical products on the market during the 19th century. [Photo: Arallyn!/CC BY 2.0]

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: Napoleon’s Toothbrush

Medium: A Very Trump of Doom: How the Simple Stethoscope Transformed Medical Diagnosis

History Today: Louis Braille and the Night Writer

NYAM: Walt Whitman, ‘Manly Health,’ and the Democratization of Medicine

Société Binet-Simon: Binet et les fabricants d’instruments

Yovisto: June Etta Downey and the Individual Will-Temperament Test

The Atlantic: The Many Ways to Map the Brain

BuzzFeed: 10 Terrifying Psychotherapy Treatments of Yesteryear

Thomas Morris: John Keats: Ode to a Black Eye

Francis Cotes, The Young Cricketer, 1768 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis Cotes, The Young Cricketer, 1768
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Morris: The human pincushion

Nature: Jerome Bruner (1915–2016)

Thomas Morris: The sleepwalker

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The Telegraph: ‘Berlin Wall’ erected at Bletchley Park as charities fall out

Yovisto: John Fowler and the steam-hauled Plough

Early Radio History: The Telharmonium: Electricity’s Alliance with Music

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Glass Headhunters

Conciatore: Turquoise Glass

Conciatore: The Neighbors

Atlas Obscura: The Niesenbahn

Ptak Science Books: An Imaginary Skyline: Comparative Chart of the World’s Tallest Structures, 1852

beatriceo.com: Speech Synthesis: An Experiment in Electronic Speech Production

Smithsonian.com: The Revolutionary Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

The Guardian: How the internet was invented

Vinton Cerf, left, and Robert Kahn, who devised the first internet protocol. Photograph: Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Vinton Cerf, left, and Robert Kahn, who devised the first internet protocol. Photograph: Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Leaping Robot: Buckminster Fuller’s Geometric Futures

Synthtopia: New Poster Reveals What Goes on Inside A Minimoog Synthesizer

Smithsonian.com: Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings

Ptak Science Books: A Bicycle-Wheel-Framed Gyroscopic Experimental Aircraft, 1911

Ptak Science Books: The Steam Punk Clown Spoiler of Future Electro Punk Technology, 1866

Royal Museums Greenwich: ‘Above and beyond’ maritime history: airships

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

xroads.virginia.edu: The Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ – July 10, 1925 – July 25, 1925

EVolution cartoon

History of Ecology: How the Geology of Mountains Made America Great

SHNH: Professor Tim Birkhead – awarded the SHNH Founders’ Medal

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Garnets

Science League of America: Dembski and the Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Scientific American: The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy

Paige Fossil History: Neanderthal DNA: A Historical Fossil Resurfaces

Illustration from 1860s, in Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature

Illustration from 1860s, in Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2016

James C Ungureanu: Draper and Darwin at Oxford 1860

The Washington Post: Here’s what seeing bears at National Parks looked like 90 years ago

flickr: BHL: Blue Flowers

Notches: Reverend Anna Garlin Spencer and the Rise of “family Life” in Early Sex Education

Smithsonian.com: These Paleo Pets Made Fossil Hunting Less Lonely

Embryo Project: Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

The Atlantic: The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Merian: plates 18, 20, 29

Merian: plates 18, 20, 29

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Deceived by orchids: sex, science, fiction and Darwin

A History of Museum Victoria: The Discovery of Dinosaur Cove

Hakai: The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion

Lexington Herald Leader: Ark doesn’t float your boat? Honor Kentucky’s greatest scientist on his 150th

NCSE: NCSE’s Branch on evolution in Kentucky

The San Diego Union-Tribune: ‘Somehow, Things Would Just Work Out: Walter Munk’s long, legendary oceanography career began by chance — and romance

Notches: The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Rachel Lauden: Why Do Some Plants Become Food Crops and Others Not? And What Does That Tell Us

The Public Domain Review: Adriaen Coenen’s Fish Book (1580)

Yovisto: Carl Woese and the Archaea

All Things Georgian: Legends of the sea

Origins of Science as Visual Pursuit: Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

Fig. 1. 1913 map of the shore of Windermere with detailed annotation by H.P. Moon, 1950s?

Fig. 1. 1913 map of the shore of Windermere with detailed annotation by H.P. Moon, 1950s?

Twilight Beasts: On the origins of our species

Extinct: From Bonebeds to Paleoecology

Hyperallergic: Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

FBI News: Darwin Letter Recovered

Atlas Obscura: What Was Wrong With 16th Century Europeans That They Didn’t Like Tomatoes?

University of Reading: New acquisition: a collection of rare agricultural pamphlets

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Laplace’s calorimeter

0716CW_Classic-Kit_Laplace_300m

Yovisto: August Kekulé and the Carbon Ring Structure

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

storify: SSHM Conference 2016

Nature: Let’s make peer review scientific

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Counterfactuals and history: Contingency and convergence in histories of science and life (oa)

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Introduction: Evolution and historical explanation (oa)

Leaping Robot: Buckminster Fuller’s Geometric Futures

Aleteia: What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastry of Sinai

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Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Figures in the Diary of Robert Hooke

The James Lind Library: Illustrating the development of fair tests of treatments in health care

Big Questions Online: Are Science and Religion in Conflict?

The Recipes Project: Creating and Integrating a Database – Work in Progress

SocPhilSciPract: Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum, vol 4 no 1 now online

lassp.cornell.edu: Writing Physics Knight Distinguished Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines

Lady Science No. 22: Disability, Gender, and the Constructed Enviroment

The #EnvHist Weekly

Atlas Obscura: Whipple Museum of the History of Science

IDTC – IUHPS: The July HPS&ST Note is on the web

storify: Science in Public 2016

morgenstern.jeffrykegler.com: Kurt Gödel: A Contradiction in the U:S. Constitution?

Electric Lit: Literature About Medicine May Be All That Can Save Us

storify: Religion and Medicine: Healing the Body & Soul from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day

ESOTERIC:

Scottish Museums Federation Blog: Phrenology

Phrenological Instuments

Phrenological Instuments

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Ney York Review of Books: Photographing the Psyche

Advances in the History of Psychology: Neurosceptic Review: Patient H.M.

History of the Human Sciences: The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.1789–2000

Science Friday: Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who

Reprinted with permission from "Women in Science." Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Reprinted with permission from “Women in Science.” Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Forgotten Weapons: SOE Equipment Air Dropped in Europe 1940–1945

CHF: The Magic of it All

NEW BOOKS:

UCC Shop: George Boole Chronicles

The Public Domain Review: “Oh Excellent Air Bag” Under the Influence of Nitrous Oxide, 1799–1920

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Palgrave: Pain and Emotion in Modern History

Octares Editions: Henri Piéron (1881-1964) Psychologie, orientation et éducation

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: The Birth of Industrial Scotland

Springer: Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton

ART & EXHIBITIONS

easternblot.net: A Strange Time to Visit the Herschel Museum

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

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

Citizen–Times: Chimney Rock State Park honors Flood of 1916

This stacked stone wall of a well near Chimney Rock was completely exposed after the flood of 1916. (Photo: Courtesy Chimney Rock State Park)

This stacked stone wall of a well near Chimney Rock was completely exposed after the flood of 1916. (Photo: Courtesy Chimney Rock State Park)

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

The Australian: Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

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

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

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

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

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

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

La Jolla Light: ‘Art meets Maps’ at La Jolla Map Museum’s new exhibit

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Prague Daily Monitor: Unique Malta Siege maps displayed at Prague Science Faculty

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

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

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

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

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

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

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

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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

CLOSING SOON: National Gallery Of Ireland Dublin: Ten Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci From the Royal Collections runs till 17 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

University of Nottingham: The Alchemist (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

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

National Geographic: The Bizarre History of a Bogus Doctor Who Prescribed Goat Gonads

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

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

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Cafe, Thackery Medical Museum, Leeds: Panel Talk: What would a museum of the NHS look like? 21 July 2016

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

Museum of the History of Science: Board Games and Medieval Medicine 21 July 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Royal College of Nursing: The Krypton(ish) Factor: A history of nursing gameshow with a twist 28 July 2016

Down House: Meet the Darwins 26–30 July 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Gregor Mendel by Charley Harper

Gregor Mendel by Charley Harper

TELEVISION:

The Guardian: Reverend Richard Coles on The Water Babies: how a vicar saved a chimney sweep

BBC Two: Full Steam Ahead

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: 1960s Elliot 803 computer playing music @tnmoc National Computer Museum

TED: The forgotten history of autism

Youtube: National Institute of Standards and Technology: Thrown for a Curve

Advances in the History of Psychology: 5 Minute History Lesson: Episode 5: A Love Story of Academic Proportions

RADIO & PODCASTS:

New Books Network: The Art of Medicine in Early China

New Books Network: The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Villa Vigoni (Italy): Pseudo-Paracelsus: Alchemy and Forgery in Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy 25-28 July 2016

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

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

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin: Workshop: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early Modern Practitioners 2 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

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

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

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

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

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

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

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

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

 

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

 

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

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

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Max Planck Research Group Leader position/ University professorship

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Doctoral Candidate

Science Museum Group: Collaborative Doctoral Award proposals. The AHRC will fund six projects to start in Autumn 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

ETH Zürich: 2 Doktorandenstellen zu vergeben

NYAM: Reference Services and Outreach Librarian

Norsk Teknisk Museum Oslo: One-year Opening Curator of Medicine

University of Strathclyde Glasgow: Wellcome Trust Doctoral Scholarship in the history of intoxicants and narcotics in the modern Philippines

Youtube: MSc Science Communication – Manchester Metropolitan University

Science Museum Group: Marketing Officer

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

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researcher – Darwin’s Fuegian Lice

Royal Museums Greenwich: Family Programmes Producer

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

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #48

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #48

Monday 11 July 2016

EDITORIAL:

The wheel of life turns, the beginning of the week comes round again and with it the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette, the weekly #histSTM links list, bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

One of the posts listed this week under Earth and Life Sciences has the title Alfred Wallace Co-Discovered Evolution, But You’ve Never Heard of Him, now this is not an old post recycled here for your entertainment but one posted on 8 July 2016 on the website Curiosity an Internet presence of The New York Times. Why am I going into so much detail about when and where this article appeared? Quite simply because if you are in anyway interested in the history of biology or the theory of evolution and you have never heard of Alfred Russel Wallace then you have been living under a stone for the last ten years.

Unfortunately this phenomenon of publishing ‘you’ve never heard of him/her/them’ articles about figures who have figured extremely large in #histSTM over, shall we say, the last ten years is not restricted to Alfred Russel Wallace; Alan Turing, Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin are names that immediately spring to mind from a list that grows from year to year.

Even if the #histSTM figure you are writing about is veiled in the mists of obscurity and genuinely deserves to be better known, I personally think you should resist the desire to use the clichéd, click bait title ‘you’ve never heard of…’ and make the effort to think of an original and more appropriate title for your piece. If however you feel the necessity to write the thirty-seventh article this month about how Rosalind Franklin was cheated out of her rightful recognitions for the discovery of DNA or the twenty-fifth article since Easter about how Alan Turing invented the computer then please, please don’t think that you are saying anything that hasn’t been said all too many times already and don’t whatever you do title it ‘you’ve never heard of…’!

If you wish to write about these people then find a fresh new aspect of their life and work to write about, there are still some out there, and give your work an interesting original and fitting title. Having done so you will have made a genuine contribution to the pool of Internet #histSTM knowledge and saved the world from yet another hackneyed cliché.

I think it would be for the best if we all agreed to ban ‘you’ve never heard of…’ to some dark and distant impenetrable corner of cyberspace to wither, fester and die a highly deserved death.

Quotes of the week:

“Is it really “Newtonian science” that helps us to navigate around the solar system or just the bits we find useful?” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Short rant: “the Victorians” were not a homogeneous group with matching values, beliefs, and cultural attitudes” – Jennifer Wallis (@harbottlestores)

“Historian isn’t just a profession, it’s a life” – Kean History Dept. (@KeanHistory)

“Historians will always get the last word” – Kean History Dept. (@KeanHistory)

Writer's block

“The history of science records the discovery of things assumed the same being different, and of things assumed different being the same” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

Juno: “Hey this is really great! So how long before I’m done science and I come home?”

NASA: “Um, well…”

Curiosity: “I TOLD YOU!” – Alex Parker (@Alex_Parker)

“Technology is the active human interface with the material world” – Ursula K Leguin h/t @dubroy

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” ― James Baldwin h/t @berfrois

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“I don’t understand how it’s undemocratic to challenge the result of a non-binding referendum that, if carried out, would destroy the country” – (@gimpyblog)

“I feel I sound unhinged and unprofessional reminding folks that history, not emotion, has cautioned us not to blindly trust our government” – Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux)

JD Bernal anticipates Hasok Chang: “One of the advantages which we now gain by studying the life and work of past scientists is the number of unworked-out suggestions which they contain, pregnant for future development. This means a large part of their work was wasted in their own time, not because they could not have developed any of these points taken one by one, but because it was not physically possible to develop them all themselves, and they lacked sufficient schools of co-workers capable of taking them up.” h/t @GWilliamThomas

“Life: carbon acting erratically” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

Birthdays of the Week:

 Nettie Stevens born 7 July 1861 

Nettie Maria Stevens (July 7, 1861 - May 4, 1912), early American geneticist Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nettie Maria Stevens (July 7, 1861 – May 4, 1912), early American geneticist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Vox science & health: Nettie Stevens discovered XY sex chromosomes. She didn’t get credit because she had two X’s

The Embryo Project: Studies in Spermatogenesis (1905), by Nettie Maria Stevens

Google Nettie Stevens Doodle

Google Nettie Stevens Doodle

The Embryo Project: The Y-Chromosome in Animals

Nettie Stevens's microscope, Bryn Mawr College. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nettie Stevens’s microscope, Bryn Mawr College.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dolly the sheep born 5 July 1996

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The H-Word: Dolly the celebrity sheep: a short biography

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Nature: Dolly at 20: The inside story on the world’s most famous sheep

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New Scientist: The clone that changed my life: 20 years after Dolly the sheep

Henrietta Swan Leavitt born 4 July 1868

Henrietta Swan Leavitt working at her desk in the Harvard College Observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

Henrietta Swan Leavitt working at her desk in the Harvard College Observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the Light of the Cepheids

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Joseph Marie Jacquard born 7 July 1752

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

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

Yovisto: Joseph Marie Jacquard and the Programmable Loom

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Weaving the computer age

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: The Sky Disc of Nebra

Yovisto: The Supernova of 1054

Yovisto: Marie Curie – Truly an Extraordinary Woman

Yovisto: Giovanni Schiaparelli and the Martian Canals

History of Geology: The Earth-like Mars

The (in-)famous Martian canals/channels, according to Schiaparelli, from Flammarion (1892): “La Planéte Mars” (image in public domain).

The (in-)famous Martian canals/channels, according to Schiaparelli, from Flammarion (1892): “La Planéte Mars” (image in public domain).

Dannen.com: Groves Seeks Evidence against Szilard, July 4, 1945

Dannen.com: Szilard petition, cover letter, July 4, 1945

The New York Times: A Space Pioneer, 79, Is Ready to Track Juno for NASA

Bonhams: Space History

Yovisto: Macquorn Rankine and the Laws of Thermodynamics

maia.usno.navy.mil: The Contributions of Women to the United States Naval Observatory: The Early Years: Mrs Isabel Martin Lewis

Mrs. Isabel Martin Lewis

Mrs. Isabel Martin Lewis

Academia: The cosmographer’s role in the sixteenth century: A preliminary study

Atlas Obscura: See Retro Space Mission Patches Worn by Cosmonauts

ESA: History of Europe in Space: ERSO’s First Sounding Rockets

Yovisto: Rudolf Wolf and the Sunspots

British Library: Asian and African studies blog: Jai Singh’s Observatories

Sky & Telescope: Old Radio Telescope Restored for New Uses

npr: A Fitting Tribute for a Stargazing Love: A Trip to the Moon

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Goddess, her husband and his lovers

Montage of Jupiter's four Galilean moons, in a composite image depicting part of Jupiter and their relative sizes (positions are illustrative, not actual). From top to bottom: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Montage of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, in a composite image depicting part of Jupiter and their relative sizes (positions are illustrative, not actual). From top to bottom: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

National Trust for Historical Preservation: Secret Cities: Manhattan Project National Historical Park preserves the classified sites where the Atomic Age dawned

Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Environmental History of Earth’s Borderlands 1957–1985

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Locke and the Newtonian Achievement

AHF: John Wheeler

Quanta Magazine: How Feynman Diagrams Almost Saved Space

AHF: Owen Chamberlain

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Map Room: Has the Ricci Map Been Altered

Part of Mateo Ricci's 1602 World Map

Part of Mateo Ricci’s 1602 World Map

Antique Prints Blog: George Pocock and his inflatable globes

The Paris Review: Three Geographers

Library of Congress: Maps: Charts of limits of seas and oceans

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Yovisto: Vasco da Gama and the Route to India

Royal Museums Greenwich: William Edward Parry final North-West Passage expeditions 1821–25

Royal Museums of Greenwich: Anniversary of the Longitude Act – what was it?

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Diagram of the human brain. – Joe Heenan (@joeheenan)

Diagram of the human brain. – Joe Heenan (@joeheenan)

 Bulletin d’Histoire et d’Epistémologie des Sciences de la vie: 2016/ 1 (vol. 23) ToC

Social History of Medicine: A free virtual issue of Social History of Medicine Table of Contents

Ptak Science Books: The Daily Addict: Feeding Drug Addictions in 1937

Thomas Morris: Like an elastic ball

Teaching watercolor of bone and tissue: The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Teaching watercolor of bone and tissue: The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: New Digitisation project: the history of Scotland’s eighteenth century dispensary

AHF: Rosemary Lane: Head Nurse – Emergency Room Oak Ridge TN

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Risky Business for Treating Tuberculosis

Ptak Science Books: On Curing the Disability and Disease of Left-Handedness (1935)

The Recipes Project: Once It Proved Effective for Noble Men and Women

Notches: Resisting the Virus of Prejudice: Sex Workers Fight the AIDS Panic

Yovisto: Camillo Golgi and the Gogli Apparatus

Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi

Nursing Clio: Blood and Tears in Orlando

Thomas Morris: A fork up the anus

Asclepius: International Journal of History and Philosophy of Medicine Vol. 5-6 2015–2016 Table of Contents

The Guardian: Toxic legacy: a brief history of poison remedies

Centre of Regenerative Medicine: Stem cells and regenerative medicine: A History of Stem Cells

The Recipes Project: Transmission of Drug Knowledge in Medieval China: A Case of Gelsemium

Thomas Morris: The port-wine enema

Yovisto: Alfred Binet and the Intelligence Test

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Medicine and Surgery at the Battle of Waterloo

Lithographic print of Jean Dominique Larrey by Grégoire et Deneux, Paris, early 19th cent.

Lithographic print of Jean Dominique Larrey by Grégoire et Deneux, Paris, early 19th cent.

NHPR: What Did Nearsighted Humans Do Before Glasses?

Social History of Medicine: May 2016: Focus on managing Mental Disorder

Big Picture: The History of Vaccination

Thomas Morris: Wrapped in a dead sheep

NYAM: Deafness as a Public Health Issue in the 1920s & 1930s (Part 2 of 2)

Thomas Morris: Centipedes in your bacon

Atlas Obscura: The Man-Made Gut Stones Once Used to Thwart Assassination Attempts

New Scientist: Antibiotic resistance discovered in the guts of ancient mummies

Thomas Morris: Death by cucumber

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Jean-Pierre Blanchard crossed the English Channel in a Balloon

Google Arts & Culture: Strasburg Clock model

Yovisto: The RMS Britannia and the Transatlantic Postal Service

Yovisto: Rube Goldberg’s complicated Machines

Thurgaton History: The largest clock in the county?

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Ptak Science Books: Robot Roundup: Edenless Eve (1927) 6 the Great Texas Robot (1936)

Ptak Science Books: “A Most Delicate Monster” – the “alpha” Robot of 1932

David Buckley: A Steam Man

Conciatore: Vitrum Flexile

Electrifying the country house: Guest Post: Electrifying the Irish Country House – Cillian Lalor

Yovisto: The Birth of the Transistor

Forbes: The Physics of Ancient Roman Architecture

Royal Museums Greenwich: Tonkin’s Diving Machine and the wreck of the ‘Earl of Abergavenny’

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AHF: Computing and the Manhattan Project

Yovisto: Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin and his Dirigible Airships

Smithsonian.com: Six of History’s Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heat

Historical Firearms: John Browning’s Gas-Operated Pistol

Royal Collection Trust: Astronomical Clock 1683-90

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Ptak Science Books: Pistol- and Rifle-Cameras, 1884

Journal of Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh: ‘…to whom it will be extremly Usefull.’ Dr William Cullen’s adoption of James Watt’s copying machine

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Forbes: How Geologists Determined the Way that Mountains Formed

University of Glasgow Library: Theophilus Johnson and the art of self publishing

esri: Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision

Museums Wales: Early herbals – The German fathers of botany

American Museum of Natural History: The Bald Eagle

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Yovisto: Vincent Joseph Schaefer and the Cloud Seeding

Wikimedia Commons: East Han Seismograph

Notches: Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State – Part 2

Yovisto: A. E. Douglass and the Dendrochronology

JSTOR Daily: The Solar Origins of Dendrochronology

Yovisto: Robert Fitzroy – From Darwin’s famous voyage to Meteorology

Yovisto: Rudolf Albert von Kölliker and the Origins of Embriology

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alexander Wilson

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Geschichte der Geologie: Geschichte geologischer Begriffe: Geosynklinale

L.A. Times: The ‘Holy Grail’ for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

NOAA: Fence Offset Produced by 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Atlas Obscura: The 1913 ‘nature Man’ Whose Survivalist Stunts Were Not What They Seemed

The Huffington Post: Welcome to the Library Hiding in a Garden in New York City

Museums Heritage: Science Museum acquires Georgian clock used in world’s first urban climate studies

American Museum of Natural History: Fossil Reveals Ostrich Relatives Once Lived in North America

Curiosity: Alfred Wallace Co-Discovered Evolution, But You’ve Never Heard of Him

Poole High Street Project: Wallace – Collector and Scientist

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Hydrarchos: Meeting Hydrarchos in Person(s)

LA Weekly: Why Study Extinct Animals? Two Paleontologists Explain Their “Sexy Medium”

Niche: Telling the Stories Staples Tell: Visualizing Data and a Call for Contributions

 

CHEMISTRY:

Brain Pickings: How Chemistry Works: Gorgeous Vintage Science Diagrams, 1854

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META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Electrifying the country house: Downloads

The Society for the History of Natural History: SHNH announces its awards and welcomes new Council Members

BSHS: 10 Amazing Stories: BSHS June Edition

CHF: Independence Day Closure and New Museum Hours

Historiography of Science: Updated Website Link

Atlas Obscura: The World’s Oldest Library Has Reopened

CHF: The Beckman Center, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 class of Fellows

Conciatore: Montpellier

Montpellier, France, in the seventeenth century. (Attribution unknown)

Montpellier, France, in the seventeenth century.
(Attribution unknown)

Conciatore: San Giusto alle Mura

The New York Times: Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch

Forbes: Yes, New York Times, There Is a Scientific Method

OUP Blog: Philosopher of the month: Hypathia

Early Modern Women: Lives, Texts, Objects: Cavendish and Deshoulières: Women and Philosophy

The White Horse Press: Articles forthcoming in future issues of Environment and History

Hyperallergic: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualisations of Black Life

JHI Blog: Fortune. Failure. Fetish. Fest: Aby Warburg’s Glorious Nachleben

The #EnvHist Weekly

Blink: Saint in the tiger’s shadow: A stillborn science during India’s war for Independence

Wellcome: New galleries open at National Museum of Scotland

ESOTERIC:

Forbidden Histories: William James and the American Society for Psychical Research, 1884–9

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Masons and Manuscripts

The tower of Babel being built by masons, from the Egerton Genesis Picture Book, England, c. 1350-1375, Egerton MS 1894, f. 5v

The tower of Babel being built by masons, from the Egerton Genesis Picture Book, England, c. 1350-1375, Egerton MS 1894, f. 5v

MIT Libraries: News & Evens: The human touch: What a 17th century alchemy text can teach us about good medicine

BOOK REVIEWS:

LA Review of Books: Life as a Verb: Applying Buckminster Fuller to the 21st Century

Richard Carter: ‘Humanism’ by Stephen Law

Physics Today: The Human Side of Science: Edson and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science’s Big Ideas

Niche: Review of Kennedy, Something of a Peasant Paradise?

H-Environment: Dunaway, ‘seeing Green’, Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6

Popular Science: Information Theory: a tutorial introduction

Chemistry World: The mysterious world of the human genome

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Academia: Recension « Anne Roekens (dir.), Des murs et des femmes. Cent ans de psychiatrie et d’espoir au Beau-Vallon, Presses universitaires de Namur, 2014 »

Waterstones: The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Guardian: John Aubrey: My Own Life by Ruth Scurr

Forbes: Cosmology, God, and Why the Big Picture Needs to Be Bigger

NEW BOOKS:

Springer: Early Geological Maps of Europe: Central Europe 1750 to 1840 eBook

Septentrion: Le corps sans limites

Historiens de la santé: The General: A History of the Montreal General Hospital 

Historiens de la santé: Angelo Mariani 1838-1914 : Le vin de coca et la naissance de la publicité moderne

SEUIL: L’Invention de la science La nouvelle religion de l’âge industriel

Pen & Sword Books: Bodysnatchers

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Society for the History of Medicine: Book Series

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Hektoen International: The Gross Clinic as religious painting: Eakins, affect, and anatomy

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

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild

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

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

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

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

La Jolla Light: ‘Art meets Maps’ at La Jolla Map Museum’s new exhibit

BBC News: Somme centenary: WWI ambulance trains exhibition opens

Warminster School: Cracking the Code at Bletchley

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Prague Daily Monitor: Unique Malta Siege maps displayed at Prague Science Faculty

PRN Magazine: The Morbid Anatomy Museum

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

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

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

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

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

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

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

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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

CLOSING SOON: National Gallery Of Ireland Dublin: Ten Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci From the Royal Collections runs till 17 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

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

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge: Presentation on Manhattan Project 14 July 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Royal College of Nursing: The Krypton(ish) Factor: A history of nursing gameshow with a twist 28 July 2016

Down House: Meet the Darwins 26–30 July 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal plant lecture: When Britain ruled the waves 18 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

ARTWORK OF THE WEEK:

A folio from the Akhlaq-i Nasiri, a philosophical treatise written by the Iranian polymath Nasir al-Din Tusi (1201-1274)

A folio from the Akhlaq-i Nasiri, a philosophical treatise written by the Iranian polymath Nasir al-Din Tusi (1201-1274)

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

Rohit Gupta aka CompassWalla @APOGEE 2016: Mathematics as Religion

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Rohit Gupta aka CompassWalla @APOGEE 2016: Mathematics as Religion

Youtube: Wellcome Collection: Tobacco resuscitation kit

Youtube: The British Museum: The Rolls-Royce of Renaissance clocks

Youtube: Cambridge University: Kepler’s Trial: An Opera

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Here & Now: Remembering Great Moments in Science History

New Books Network: On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Invention of Photography

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

Villa Vigoni (Italy): Pseudo-Paracelsus: Alchemy and Forgery in Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy 25-28 July 2016

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

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

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin: Workshop: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early Modern Practitioners 2 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

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

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

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

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

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

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

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

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

Hist Geo ConfAnnals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

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

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

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Bourse de maîtrise/ doctorat en histoire du nursing psychiatrique au Québec: Appel à candidatures

Deutsches Museum in Munich: Scholarships 2017 Deadline 14 October 2016

King’s College London: Renaissance Skin: Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The IET Archives Centre, Savoy Hill House, London: Assistant Archivist (maternity cover)

University of Luxembourg: PhD position – History of psychiatry and Digital history

Observatoire de Paris: History of ancient and medieval mathematical astronomy: A 1-year post doc position

University of Utrecht: Postdoc position in ancient medicine and philosophy: “The Unity of Galen’s Physiology”

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #47

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #47

Monday 04 July 2016

EDITORIAL:

 It’s time once again for another edition of the weekly #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette to bring you all the histories of Science, technology and medicine that our doughty editorial team could gather together out of the Internet over the last seven days.

Great Britain in general and London in particular is plastered with what a German friend of mine calls Kranzabwurfstellen, (in English places to drop off wreaths) i.e. monuments and statues. The majority of these are statues of white men who made a living out of killing other, often non-white, men, often throwing in women and children for good measure. The number of women commemorated in this manner is comparatively negligible.

This week saw a novum, not only a statue erected in London to a women but what is, in all likelihood, the very first ever statue erected in Britain of a black woman, the Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, who was voted the greatest black Briton of all time in 2004.

portrait of Mary Seacole (1805–1881), c.1869, by otherwise unknown London artist Albert Charles Challen (1847–1881). Original held by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Source: Wikimedia Commons

portrait of Mary Seacole (1805–1881), c.1869, by otherwise unknown London artist Albert Charles Challen (1847–1881). Original held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

One would have thought that the medical community and the historians of medicine would have universally welcomed this honour for Mary Seacole but some of the fans of Britain’s other great Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale objected, apparently amongst other things on the grounds that the statue of Seacole was taller than that of Nightingale. The mind boggles!

Punch magazine pays tribute to Mary Seacole during the Crimean War in 1857 Getty Images

Punch magazine pays tribute to Mary Seacole during the Crimean War in 1857
Getty Images

I think we should all welcome this monument to a woman and a black Briton and that we should all demand that more women and more non-whites who have made significant contributions to our society be honoured in this way.

A watercolour painting of Mary Seacole (c. 1850) Source: Wikimedia Commons

A watercolour painting of Mary Seacole (c. 1850)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

southbank london.com: The Birth of a Statue: Mary Seacole Remembered

BBC News: Mary Seacole statue unveiled in London

The statue stands opposite the Houses of Parliament in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital MILLER HARE

The statue stands opposite the Houses of Parliament in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital
MILLER HARE

The Voice: Statue of ‘Great Black Briton Mary Seacole Unveiled Today

Quotes of the week:

My first quote of the week is something that I think all #histSTM historians would agree on 

Reference librarians rock. Just had to say it. – Laura J. Snyder (@LauraJSnyder)

 “Am retreating to the 17th century, when all they had was war, revolution, regicide, plague and fire” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Juncker: “I would like the UK to clarify its position.” Happy to oblige: no one is in charge, there is no plan, we haven’t a fucking clue” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“So it’s business as usual” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

Icelandic Lullaby

Seems to good to be true? It is! It’s an Internet fake. h/t @HPS_Vanessa

 

“Perhaps this horror is at least making more Americans realize that voting is not some fucking undergraduate interpretative dance project” – Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer)

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something” – T.H. Huxley

“We study history, I have maintained, in order to attain self-knowledge“ – Collingwood h/t @GuyLongworth

“The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning, but imagination.” – Augustus de Morgan (1806-1871)

Science is mine

“I’m happy to have no faith, unless an exultation in the ‘endless forms’ of creation counts as a faith” – Richard Mabey

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” ― Shirley Chisholm

“Leibniz discovered calculus by accident, while trying to prove to a friend that his birthday was on July 1st” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

THeory Christie

“A machine learning researcher, a crypto-currency expert, and an Erlang programmer walk into a bar. Facebook buys the bar for $27 billion” – ML Hipster (@ML_Hipster)

“GOVE is a dialect word meaning “to stare idly/vacantly; to gaze, gape, gawp” (“wild beasts of the forest came…And goved around” —Hogg, 1813)” – Stan Carey (@StanCarey)

Britain!

Birthdays of the Week:

Augustus De Morgan born 27 June 1806

Augustus De Morgan. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Augustus De Morgan.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A lover of paradoxes

Yovisto: Augustus de Morgan and Formal Logic

Maria Goeppert Mayer born 28 June 1906

Maria Goeppert Mayer walking into the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1963 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Maria Goeppert Mayer walking into the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Maria Goeppert Mayer and the Nuclear Shell Model

AHF: Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Rembert Dodoens born 29 June 1516

Rembert Dodoens Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rembert Dodoens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Rembert Dodoens and the Love for Botanical Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Of Herbs and Herbals

Amy Johnson born 1 June 1903

Amy Johnson and Jason in Jhansi, India in 1932 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Amy Johnson and Jason in Jhansi, India in 1932
Source: Wikimedia Commons

IET: Archives biographies: Amy Johnson 1903–1941

Blue Plaques: Johnson, Amy (1903–1941)

Johnson BP

Hans Bethe born 2 July 1906

Bethe's Los Alamos Laboratory ID badge Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bethe’s Los Alamos Laboratory ID badge
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Curious Wavefunction: Bethe’s Dictum: “Always work on problems for which you posses an unfair advantage”

AHF: Hans Bethe

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

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Yovisto: Sophie Germain and the Chladni Experiment

Indian Country: Ancient Observatory Brings Old Knowledge to New Viewers

JSTOR Daily: Where in the Solar System Is Vulcan

Perth Observatory Newsletter: Ancient Observatories: Ulugh Beg 1394–1449

Ulugh Beg

Ulugh Beg

Dannen.com: Bard Memorandum, June 27, 1945

JPL Infographics: History of Exploration: Jupiter

Culture and Cosmos: Seven Stars of Heaven Shrines on Earth: The Big Dipper and the Hie Shrine in the Medieval Period

AHF: Oppenheimer Security Hearing

Catcher: The History of Astrophotography Blog: Pietro Angelo Secchi God’s Astronomer

AHF: Bohr Letter to Churchill

Yovisto: The Annus Mirabilis in Physics – Albert Einstein and the Year 1905

Yovisto: George Ellery Hale and the Magnetic Fields in Sunspots

The Guardian: The prehistoric tombs that may have been used as ‘telescopes’

Smithsonian.com: These Ancient Tombs May Have Been Both Graves and Observatories

Forbes: Antikythera Mechanism May Have Been World’s First ‘STEM Project

Sky & Telescope: Seeing Sunspots as Early Astronomers Did

John Brigg built this solar telescope to observe and record sunspots. It's pictured in front of the Stellafane clubhouse of the Springfield Telescope Makers in Vermont. J. Briggs

John Brigg built this solar telescope to observe and record sunspots. It’s pictured in front of the Stellafane clubhouse of the Springfield Telescope Makers in Vermont.
J. Briggs

The Irish Times: Georges Lemaître: the Belgian priest who preached the Big Band

Estrellas y Borrascas: Astronomía: Mujeres entre las estrellas

The New York Times: Jupiter and its Moons

ESA: Space Science: Giotto Overview

Ptak Science Books: Details in Electricity, 1814

World Digital Library: Illustrated Explanation of the Sphere and the Astrolabe: 2 Juan, 1 Introductory Juan

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

HERE 360: Telling stories with maps

Detail of 3D world map without water

Detail of 3D world map without water

Yovisto: Maria Mitchell and the Comets

Ordnance Survey: Top 10 mapping moments in OS history

flickr: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Historical Map Collection

Memory.loc.gove: The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutiérrez

Library of Congress: Süd-Polar-Karte

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Spoons on Trays: Longitude in London

National Geographic: The Unlikely Story of the Map That Helped Create Our Nation

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The amputee obstacle course

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Staff Finds: The Art of Robert Latou Dickenson

Contagions: Plague Dialogues: Monica Green and Boris Schmid on Plague Phylogeny (I)

Contagions: Plague Dialogues: Monica Green and Boris Schmid on Plague Phylogeny (II)

BUI Santé: Après 270 ans d’oubli, redécouverte de l’anatomie de Van Horne, trésor du 17e s.

AHF: James F. Nolan Chief Medical Officer Los Alamos

Florence Nightingale Museum: Object of the month

This week’s mystery object from the museum’s collection store is Florence Nightingale’s foot warmer.

This week’s mystery object from the museum’s collection store is Florence Nightingale’s foot warmer.

Forbes: How Castration and Opera Changed the Skeleton of 19th Century Singer Pacchierotti

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Mangling the Dead: Dissection, Past & Present

Yovisto: Robert Ledley and the Computer Tomograph

Atlas Obscura: The Star is the Corpse

Thomas Morris: A diplomatic disaster

NYAM: Deafness as a Public Health Issue in the 1920s & 1930s (Part 1 of 2)

Ptak Science Books: Outsider Logic Department: the Fabulous Curative Necessity of Fatty Meats

Center for History of Medicine at Countway Library: BWH Unlocks Historic Hospital Reports, 1875–1979

Yovisto: Ignaz Semmelweis and the Importance of Washing Your Hands as a Doctor

Discover: Baby Cadavers Were Prized by Victorian Anatomists

A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news.

A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news.

Thomas Morris: The human piggy bank

Thomas Morris: The man with the wax face

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Telephone Dial

Conciatore: Neri & The Portland Vase

Paleofuture: Electrocuting People Was Basically America’s Pastime in the 1920s

Ptak Science Books: Visionary Architecture and City Planning of an Industrial/Scientific Community (1842)

AHF: Vannevar Bush

Popular Mechanics: When Kodak Accidentally Discovered A-Bomb Testing

Kodak shop in the 1950s Getty Picture Post

Kodak shop in the 1950s
Getty Picture Post

Daniels Dies & Das: Leonardo im Deutchen Museum (Bonn)

Yovisto: John Gorrie and the Wonders of Air Conditioning

Ptak Science Books: The Popular Plane: Aeroplane Sheet Music Covers, 1897–1911

Hyperallergic: World’s Oldest Operating Photo Studio Closes in India

Quill and Pen: Larcum Kendall and K1: The Greatest Watchmaker and Watch You Have (Probably) Never Heard Of

Paleofuture: Doubts About the Airplane in 1909: ‘Emotion Has Run Away With Reason’

Air & Space: Ten Great Moments in Aero space History

Bell XS-1/X-1 (Credit: Eric Long)

Bell XS-1/X-1
(Credit: Eric Long)

Smithsonian.com: The Pioneers of Video Game Technology Are About to Become the Stuff of History

Conciatore: The Material of All Enamels

Slate: Victorians’ Fears About the Ills of Modern Technology Sounded a Lot Like Ours

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Amphibian

Yovisto: Mikhail Tsvet – the Father of Chromatography

Berfrois: Birds of the Indian Plains

History of American Women: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

The Field Museum: Bringing Neanderthals to Life: The Sculptures of Elisabeth Daynès

Copyright Photo: E. Daynès — Reconstructions: Elisabeth Daynès Paris

Copyright Photo: E. Daynès — Reconstructions: Elisabeth Daynès Paris

Notches: Thinking Medievally: The Sexualisation Debate and Medieval Advice Literature

TSS: Bricked In: Following the trail of Alexander von Humboldt on the outskirts of Berlin

Yovisto: Leo Frobenius and German Ethnography

The Guardian: Bedroom where Charles Darwin died to be opened to the public

Nature: Dolly at 20: The inside story on the world’s most famous sheep

Teller Cloning

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Thomas Henry Huxley

Science League of America: A Couple of Zingers from Darrow

Forbes: Roman Emperor, Monster Bones, and the Early History of Fossil Hunting

Notches: ‘Every time I see a cock I go funny’, or, what regional studies bring to the history of sexuality

Yovisto: The Mysterious Tunguska Event

Forbes: The Tunguska Event: Still a Mystery After 107 Years

Yovisto: Adolf Furtwängler and Photographic Archaeology

flickr: BHL: The naturalist’s library. Conducted…

Yovisto: Sir Ferdinand von Mueller – Government Botanist

Smithsonian.com: How Roundup Ready Soybeans Rocked the Food Economy

UCL: Specimen of the Week 246: King Scallop model

The Guardian: Origin story: what does Darwin’s taste in art tell us about the scientist?

Darwin Online: Insectivorous Plants

American Museum of Natural History: Get to Know a Dino: Gastornis gigantea

A model of Velociraptor on display in Dinosaurs Among Us. © AMNH/R. Mickens

A model of Velociraptor on display in Dinosaurs Among Us.
© AMNH/R. Mickens

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: James Smithson’s Last Will

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Margaret Broderick’s Interview

Margaret Broderick

Margaret Broderick

RSC: On This Day in Chemistry July 2nd

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Recipes Project: Recipes in Space (Domestically Speaking…)

Wynken de Worde: searching for a Blazing World

Smithsonian.com: Museum Director Calls for Increased Funding for Scientific Collections to Save Lives

Smithsonian.com: The Surprising History of the Infographic

L0041105 Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

L0041105 Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

The Public Domain Review: Black on Black

Atlas Obscura: The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data

The Guardian: Why bad ideas refuse to die

storify: Oral History at Chemical Heritage Foundation

Academia: Infrastructure – How a Humble French Engineering Term Shaped the Modern World

The Recipes Project: Introducing Artechne – Technique in the Arts 1500– 1950

Back Channel: A Women’s History of Silicon Valley

Judy Estrin

Judy Estrin

The New Atlantis: The Optimistic Science of Leibniz

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society: Volume 2 2016 Table of Contents

ESOTERIC:

AEON: Six centuries of secularism

An illuminated page from a book on alchemical processes and receipts Ymage de vie Raymundus Lullius, late 15th century. Photo courtesy Wellcome Images

An illuminated page from a book on alchemical processes and receipts Ymage de vie Raymundus Lullius, late 15th century. Photo courtesy Wellcome Images

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Atlantic: How to Write a History of Writing Software

The Guardian: Track Changes: A Literary History of Wordprocessing review –did tech change literary style?

University of Cambridge Museums: Curiosity is what museums are here to engender

return-of-curiosity

Discover: Patient H.M.

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Languished Hopes: Tuberculosis, the State and International Assistance in Twentieth-century India

CRC Press: Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Henning

Cork University Press: The Booles & The Hintons: Two dynasties that helped shape the modern world

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Routledge: Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772–1820

Histories de la santé: Biologie et médecine en France et en Russie. Histoires croisées (fin XVIIIe-XXe siècle)

Historiens de la santé: Homo Criminalis. Cesare Lombroso et l’anthropologie criminelle en Italie

Harvard University Press: The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science Museum: Wounded From shell shock to PTSD

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Prague Daily Monitor: Unique Malta Siege maps displayed at Prague Science Faculty

PRN Magazine: The Morbid Anatomy Museum

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

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

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

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

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

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

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

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

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

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

CLOSING SOON: National Gallery Of Ireland Dublin: Ten Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci From the Royal Collections runs till 17 July 2016 

 

 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Space.com: Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Highlights History of the Cosmos

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Down House: Meet the Darwins 26–30 July 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Museum of the History of Science: Globe-makers 9 July 2016

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

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

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

French tapestry from the early 16th century depicting muse Astronomia consulting with an astronomer, possibly Ptolemy.

French tapestry from the early 16th century depicting muse Astronomia consulting with an astronomer, possibly Ptolemy.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: AHF: Operation Hardtack I: Oak Shot

MIT School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences: The Scientist as Storyteller

Museo Galileo: Lens-Making

Youtube: Climate Change, Chaos, and the Little Ice Age

Youtube: Royal Society: Who Really Invented the Light Bulb? – Objectivity #75

RADIO & PODCASTS:

New Book Network: Greg Jenner: A Million Years in a Day

Philosophie et Biologie: Nietzche’s Notion of Health

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 088: Michael McDonnell, The History of History Writing

Canada Science and Technology Museum: Science Alive Episode 10: Canada’s First Car

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Birkbeck University of London: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016 11 July

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

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin: Workshop: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early Modern Practitioners 2 August 2016

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

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

BSHS: IUHPST essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science Deadline 30 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

University of Cardiff: Programme: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11-13 July 2016

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

Augustinerkloster Erfurt: Conference: Towards a Global History of Ideas 7–9 July 2016

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

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

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

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

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

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

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

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

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

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

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

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

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

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

 

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

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

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

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

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

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

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

Religion & Medicine

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

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

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

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

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

NYAM: 2017 Research Fellowships

UCL: STS: Vacancies

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science: Call for Book Reviewers

Max Planck Society/Technische Universität Berlin: Research Group Leader

UCL: Teaching Fellow in History of Medicine

King’s College London: Senior Postdoc Research Fellow / Postdoc Research Fellow: Renaissance Skin

Natural History Museum: Curator, Petrology

UCL: Teaching Fellow in Science Communication

BSHS: Master’s Degree Bursaries

Illinois Institute of Technology: Calamos Endowed Chair in Philosophy

Society for Applied Philosophy UK: Doctoral Scholarships 2016–2017 Deadline 18 July 2016

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #46

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #46

Monday 27 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Somewhat late this week but we have finally overcome our Brexit lethargy to bring you Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM links list without borders. The whole unlimited depths of cyberspace are where we search together all the histories of science, technology and medicine from the last seven days.

I’m not usually a fan of headlines that talk of scientists you’re never heard of, great or otherwise, but the article on the Forbes website by Whewell’ gazette friend science writer John Farrell with the title, The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of, does contain a certain justification for its provocative claim.

Amongst fans of modern physics, astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology the concept expanding universe is a universally known, every day phrase. One of those things that one can, somewhat hyperbolically, say everybody has heard of. Even its supposed discoverer Edwin Hubble is one of the few scientists who can be considered a household name. The law governing the general relation between the distance of cosmic objects and the rate of recession from the earth is named after him, Hubble’s Law. However both attributions are actually examples of Stigler’s law of eponymy, which states that no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer; a law, which Stigler attributed to Robert K Merton thus fulfilling its own definition.

The concept of the expanding universe and the law defining it are both more correctly attributed the Belgian priest, physicist and astronomer, Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître, who died fifty years ago on 20 June 1966 and who is the subject of John Farrell’s article. Whereas Hubble is a household name Lemaître remains largely unknown to the general public although he is the creator of the cosmological concept the Big Bang, a name that was however not coined by him but in a derogatory sense by cosmologist, astronomer Fred Hoyle.

Georges Lemaître c. 1933 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Georges Lemaître c. 1933
Source: Wikimedia Commons

In fact an irony of the history of astronomy is that although Hubble produced the accurate measurements of the expansion that confirmed Lemaître’s theory he himself rejected the expansion concept believing there must some other explanation of the observed phenomenon that he had measured.

If after having read John’s article you want to know more about Lemaître I can warmly recommend John’s biography of Lamaître, The Day Without Yesterday: Lemaitre, Einstein, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology, Thunder’s Mouth Press, New York, 2005.

Yovisto: Georges Lemaître and the Big Bang Theory

Quotes of the week:

Donne

“Remember the good old days of 2016 when all we had to worry about was which celebrity had just died?” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

‘Daddy, what was 2016 like?’

‘All the cool people died. Everyone fell in behind assholes with bad hair and worse ideas. It rained a lot.’ – Damien Owens (@OwensDemien)

“Do you think Farage read Animal Farm at school and thought ‘Yes! Squealer – that’s who I want to be when I grow up!’” – Hannah Priest (@shewolfmanc)

Thesaurus Dictionary

 “Country that thinks it can go it alone in Europe achieves magnificent 0–0 draw against Slovakia” – Friends of Darwin (@friendsofdarwin)

“England v. Iceland is on Monday. They’re a small country with shit weather & a self-inflicted financial crisis, but they should beat Iceland” – Chris Applegate (@chrisapplegate)

“Opportunity (n) – modern usage: management-speak for crisis or failure such as redundancy. eg.”Brexit is a great opportunity for UK”” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“The good news is you’re pregnant. The bad news is, it’s going to be Nigel Farage”– A doctor, 1963 – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

Shit House

“Aren’t bookshops strange, sitting there with quiet menace, as if they were just a shop and not an entry point to 30,000 different universes?” – Matt Haig (@matthaig1)

“If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company” – Jean-Paul Sartre h/t @wordnik

“Take me down to the Parallax City where the far moves slow and the near moves quickly” – Mark Brown (@britishgaming)

“Life is nothing but an electron looking for a place to rest.” – Albert Szent-Györgyi h/t @fadesingh

Neruda

“A gender-neutral pronoun, the passive voice, and the Oxford comma walked into a non-academic bar and absolutely no one cared” – Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay)

“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Birthday of the Week:

This week we are celebrating only one birthday of the week, our own.

Whewell’s Gazette was born 23 June 2014

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PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Vassar College astronomy class with five students, instruments, and books, 1878

Vassar College astronomy class with five students, instruments, and books, 1878

 Yovisto: Alan Sandage and Quasars

AAS Committee on the Status of Women: Nobel Prize for a “Computer” named Henrietta Leavitt (1868–1921)

Astrolabes and Stuff: The start of summer?

Social History of Medicine: Volume 29 Issue 2 May 2016: Table of Contents

Now Appearing: The birth of Goldilocks

AHF: Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner 1946 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lise Meitner 1946
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Corning Museum of Glass: Marvin Bolt’s Telescope Quest

Dioptrice: Historical telescope data base

Yovisto: Siméon Denis Poisson’s Contributions to Mathematics

Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall: Spaceship One

Yovisto: Hermann Minkowski and the four-dimensional Space-Time

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Yovisto: Anders Ångström and the Science of Spectroscopy

AHF: Japanese Atomic Bomb Project

Life Beyond Our Planet?: Online Bibliography Extraterrestrial Life Debate

AHF: Klaus Fuchs

Astronomy Magazine: This Was How NASA Envisioned a Mars Trip in the 1950s

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Charles Messier

Copernicus Quote

Yovisto: Martin Perl and the Tau

Yovisto: William Penny and the British Atomic Bomb

AHF: Otto Frisch

Fine Books & Collections: The Morgan Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Einstein’s Publication of the General Theory of Relativity

The Physics of the Universe: Important Scientists: Fred Hoyle (1915–2001)

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Collection guides: War Office Archive

British Library: Maps and views blog: War Office Archive goes live in Nairobi

British Art Studies: Looking for Longitude

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Upworthy: These 5 bafflingly weird old maps of the Artic show why it’s worth preserving

Kent Online: As Ordnance Survey celebrates 225 years, we look at why Kent was the subject of the company’s first map

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Maps, Monsters and Marvels

Library of Congress: Accurater Prospect und Grundris der Königl. Gros-Britan̄isch. Haupt- und Residentz-Stadt London

Humanities: Global Impact: The Osher Map Library invites the whole world in

Palestine, 1475 / courtesy Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Palestine, 1475 / courtesy Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Academia: Shipwreck, Maroons and Monsters: The Hazards of Ancient Red Sea Navigation

Conciatore: Old Post Road

Royal Museums Greenwich: An object lesson for Refugee Week

Dr Caitlin R. Green: Al-Idrisi’s twelfth-century map and description of eastern England

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: James Braid – Gentleman Scientist

Curare: 39 (2016) 1: The Human Body in Asian Texts and Images Table of Contents

STAT: Questionable LSD experiments lurk in bioethics icon’s background

KIng's Evil

Social History of Medicine: ‘they are called Imperfect Men’: Male Infertility and Sexual Health in Early Modern England

The National Museum of American History: Insulin and Diabetes Management

Yovisto: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins and the Discovery of Vitamins

CHF: Early Solutions

tandonline: ‘The Stupidest Tea-Party in All My Life’: Lewis Carroll and Victorian Psychiatric Praxis

John Tenniel, ‘A Mad Tea-Party’, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, p. 70.

John Tenniel, ‘A Mad Tea-Party’, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, p. 70.

Yovisto: Josef Breuer and the Cathartic Method

Atlas Obscura: I Tried a Medieval Diet, and I Didn’t Even Get That Drunk

AEON: A handy history

Thomas Morris: Amputating the bowels

Kerridge MED

Yale News: Medical library marks 75 years of supporting research and patient care

Early Modern Medicine: Surgical Spectators

The Guardian: Rubbishing Mary Seacole is another move to hide contributions of black people

Wellcome Library: Bawling babies and their baths in early modern England

Atlas Obscua: Some of History’s Most Beautiful Combs Were Made for Lice Removal

A French wooden comb from the 16th century. (Photo: Public Domain)

A French wooden comb from the 16th century. (Photo: Public Domain)

Atlas Obscura: I Found a Female Serial Killer in My Family Tree

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Macewen’s War Work

Embryo Project: Estrogen and the Menstrual Cycle in Humans

Medical History: Volume 60 Issue 03 July 2016: Table of Contents

Science Museum: Exposing the face of war

The Recipes Project: Dr. Sloane’s Advice in the Recipe Manuscripts of Henrietta Harley

For Cholic

CHF: “The Popular Dose with Doctors:” Quinine and the American Civil War

Pacific Standard: Zika and the Bubonic Plague: A Lesson from the Middle Ages

Harvard Medical School: A New View of Phineas Gage

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

 Yovisto: Jack Kilby – Inventor of the Integrated Circuit

Yovisto: Black Vinyl at 33⅓ RPM

Yovisto: Franz Kruckenberg’s Schienenzeppelin

The Guardian: 17th-century fire engine restored for Great Fire of London exhibition

The restoration was possible because a vintage photograph survived of the engine in the 19th century. Photograph: Museum of London

The restoration was possible because a vintage photograph survived of the engine in the 19th century. Photograph: Museum of London

Ian Visits: Museum of London restores 17th-century fire engine for exhibition

Upworthy: The weird, secret history of the electric car and why it disappeared

The Guardian: Texas restores 333-year-old French ship that brought settlers to doomed colony

Gizmodo: The Life and Explosive Death of the World’s First Ferris Wheel

The Conversation: The Victorians had the same concerns about technology as we do

David Rumsey Map Collection: Post Office Wireless Stations

Academia: The Mästermyr Find: A Viking Tool Chest from Gotland

Writers vs the World: Exploring the History of Electricity: Galvani and Mary Shelley

Live Journal: Retro-Futurism: Harry Grant Dart (1869–1938)

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UofT News: Celebrating Ursula Franklin: pioneer in material science and trailblazing feminist

Ptak Science Books: Tremendous Montage of Early Airships

History Computer: Article: The Integrated Circuit of Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce

Hackaday: J.C. Bose and the Invention of Radio

Smithsonian.com: Commemorate the Panama Canal’s Expansion With These Photos From Its Construction

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Forbes: How Charles Darwin Classified his Mineral Collection

BHL: The Beautiful Monster: Mermaids

Tritons, or Nereids, the merpeople of the Greeks and Romans. Ashton, John. Curious Creatures in Zoology. 1890.

Tritons, or Nereids, the merpeople of the Greeks and Romans. Ashton, John. Curious Creatures in Zoology. 1890.

Notches: More Than Loving: Race, Sexuality and Public Memory in the Movement for Marriage Equality

Notches: J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the “Sex Deviates” Program

 

flickr: BHL: Icones Farlowianae: Illustrations…

Medium: Passenger pigeon extinction: it’s complicated – @GrrlScientist

TrowelBlazers: Dianne Edwards

Yovisto: Deodat de Dolomieu and the Love for Rocks

Wellcome Library: Insects under the microscope

Amgueddfa Blog: Celebrating the tercentenary of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713–1792)

History Extra: Beasts of wonder: reading animals in the Middle Ages

The Conversation: Why so many Australian species are yet to be named

Letters from Gondwana: Once Upon a Time, There Was a Dodo

Painting of the Dodo by Roelandt Savery executed in ca. 1626 and held at the NHMUK, London.

Painting of the Dodo by Roelandt Savery executed in ca. 1626 and held at the NHMUK, London.

American Museum of Natural History: Dragons – Creatures of Power

Yovisto: Nicholas Shackleton and Paleoclimatology

The New York Public Library: Digital Collections: Birds of America

CHEMISTRY:

EngineerGuy:Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle

faraday-front-coverMETA – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Skulls in the Stars: Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 9

Academia: The Temporality of the Landscape Revisited (with replies by Ingold, Olivier and Edgeworth) by Dan Hicks

PLOS ECR Community: Politics in academic publishing: past to present

Society Of Physics Students: Week 2: Meetings and Birthday Greetings

History of Anthropology Newsletter: Renewing the History of Anthropology Newsletter

Lady Science: No. 21: Women at the Intersection of Art and Science

Illustration of Paspalum scabriusculum, by Agnes Chase (1902). Image courtesy of Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Illustration of Paspalum scabriusculum, by Agnes Chase (1902). Image courtesy of Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Huffpost Tech. A Wondrous New Gallery for the Next Generation of Great Science Minds

Marine Lives digital pop up lab: Collaborative experience for historians, coders and computer scientists

Spontaneous Generation: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science: Volume 8 No 1 (2016) Table of Contents

MedHumLab: Five Questions for…Cordelia Warr

CHF: Distillations Blog: Through the Lens: Interview with Andrea Tomlinson

University of California Press: Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences: Vol. 46 No. 3 June 2016: Table of Contents

The Royal Institution: Faraday’s notebooks inscribed on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register

E&T: Landmark Faraday notes win UNESCO heritage status

Academia: Edward Tyson’s Phocaena: a case study in the institutional context of scientific publishing

Futurism: A Brief History of Carl Sagan

The Public Domain Review: Max Brückner’s Collection of Polyhedral Models (1900)

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Inside Higher Ed: Notable History

The Bigger Picture: Science Service, Up Close: George Sarton, Watson Davis, and “Panache”

Sunday Business Post: Fifth Robert Boyle Summer School teases out science and Irish Identity

CHF: Rebel without a chemistry set: Saving America’s youth with science clubs

U Chicago News: Alison Winter, historian of science, 1965–2016

Prof. Alison Winter at the award ceremony for the 2014 Gordon J. Laing Prize. Photo byRobert Kozloff

Prof. Alison Winter at the award ceremony for the 2014 Gordon J. Laing Prize.
Photo byRobert Kozloff

History and Philosophy of Science Notes: The June HPS&ST Note is on the web

http://www.idtc-iuhps.com

Herald Scotland: Uncovered: the ‘forgotten’ stories of Scotland’s trailblazing women scientists

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14580545.Uncovered__the___39_forgotten__39__stories_of_Scotland__39_s_trailblazing_women_scientists/?ref=twtrec

Pinterest: Women using scientific instruments (updated)

A woman generates electricity with a friction machine, as Nollet charges a Leyden jar. From Jean Antoine Nollet’s Essai sur l’électricité des corps (1750)

A woman generates electricity with a friction machine, as Nollet charges a Leyden jar. From Jean Antoine Nollet’s Essai sur l’électricité des corps (1750)

ESOTERIC:

Yovisto: Gerald Hawkins and the Secret of Stonehenge

Conciatore: Galleria dei Lavori

Giovanni Stradano  (Jan van der Straet)  Alchemy Studio, 1571 (Inside the Uffizi Galleria dei Lavori)

Giovanni Stradano (Jan van der Straet)
Alchemy Studio, 1571
(Inside the Uffizi Galleria dei Lavori)

 

Manchester University Press: Summer Sale 50% off all books e.g.

Katherine Foxhall: Health, medicine, and the sea: Australian Voyages c.1815–60

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn (1962)

The Irish Times: The Irish Enlightenment by Michael Brown review: a controversial study

Deviant Maternity: Infanticide and Abortion in Early Modern Germany

H-Net Reviews: Valerie Rohy Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

British Journal for the History of Science: Book Reviews:

Brain Pickings: Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

LA Review of Books: Life as a Verb: Applying Buckminster Fuller to the 21st Century

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Linn’s Stamp News: New book chronicles ‘How The Post Office Created America’

NEW BOOKS:

OUP: Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

OUP: A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science

OUP: Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

University of Chicago Press: The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick

University of Chicago Press: Localization and Its Discontents: A genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines

University of Chicago Press: Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderlands

OUP: The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship

Columbia University Press: Exhaustion: A History

CUP: Death in Beijing: Murder and Forensic Science in Republican China

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CUP: Toxic Histories: Poison and Pollution in Modern India

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

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

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

The Guardian: Engineering the World review – Ove Arup, the man who built modernity

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

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

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

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

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

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/qgbp/maria-merians-butterflies

 

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Mary Sue: Nicole Kidman to Play Rosalind Franklin in Film Adaption, Gives Franklin Mainstream Attention She Deserves

BND: Belleville News–Democrat: How “Atomic” creators built a musical about nuclear physics

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

Detroit Free Press: ‘Atomic’ produces lots of noise, little heat

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

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

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Wellcome Collection: Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain 1 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

 Hokusai: observatory of the Calendar Bureau during the Edo period,  astronomers working on the roof, Mt. Fuji in the background

Hokusai: observatory of the Calendar Bureau during the Edo period,
astronomers working on the roof, Mt. Fuji in the background

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Inside Porton Down: Britain’s Secret Weapons Research FacilityBBC Four: Genius of the Modern World: Freud

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Research Channel: Overlooked Achievement: The Life of Lise Meitner

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking: Back to the Future? How to count to 9,999 early medieval-style

RADIO & PODCASTS:

VPR: Our National Parks: Indigenous Voices

iTunes: Things Seminar – Cambridge University

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinkers: Hands, Physiology and Art, the History of Science

BBC Radio 4: Shakespeare’s Restless World: New Science, Old Magic

Newsworks: How a moat shaped mental health care in the United States

KUMN: Telling the Story of the Manhattan Project

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

Leeds Trinity University: Victorian History Workshop 4 July 2016

University of Oxford: Workshop: Alchemy, Universal Medicine, and Prolongation of Life 4 July 2016

University of Cardiff: Programme: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11-13 July 2016

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

Augustinerkloster Erfurt: Conference: Towards a Global History of Ideas 7–9 July 2016

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

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

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

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

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

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

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

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

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

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

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

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

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

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

Osiris Call for Papers

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

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

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

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

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

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

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

Religion & Medicine

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

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

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

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

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Science Museum Group: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

University of Cambridge: Curator of Scientific Collections

Academia: Call for Peer Reviewers: the Wilkie Collins Journals

The HistoryMakers: Video Oral History Researcher/Processor

The HistoryMakers: The HistroyMakers Database & Technical Project Manager

Huygens ING: Postdoc Resarcher: The Art of Reasoning Techniques of Scientific Argumentation in the Medieval Latin West (400–1400)

Cambridge University Library: Curator of Scientific Collections

The Linnean Society: Archivist (Full-time, permanent post)

University of Cambridge: Research Associate: Philosophy of Biology (Fixed Term)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: year2, Vol. #45

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #45

Monday 20 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

 We have reached the summer solstice the middle point of the astronomical year and we have reached the forty-fifth edition in the Whewell’s Gazette #histSTM year bringing you a wide selection of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered upp throughout cyberspace over the last seven days.

We live in a time where the utility of the humanities is being challenged on an almost daily basis; this was not always the case and is in fact a very recent development. In earlier times the interchange between the arts and the sciences was a commonplace and fully accepted phenomenon. On the British Art Studies web site there is an interesting combined history of art history of science study of just such a case from the eighteenth century under the title ‘Looking for “the Longitude”’.

Opening with an essay from Katy Barrett entitled, First Look, discussing a visual reference to the search for longitude in a Hogarth print the study is being extended and deepened everyday by a series of expert commentators amplifying different aspects of the topic.

British Art Studies: Looking for “the Longitude”:

First Look by Katy Barrett

Day 1: Response to figures 2 and 3 Katy Barrett

Day 2: Response to figure 4 Richard Dunn

Day 3: Response to figure 5 Rebekah Higgitt

Day 4: Response to figure 6 Katherine Parker

This is the latest development in what has been one of the best #histSTM research projects conducted in recent years, the Board of Longitude Research Project. The Board of Longitude was set up in the early eighteenth century and existed slightly more than one hundred years and was charged with task of supporting the search for a reliable method of determining longitude at sea. The board examined proposals, awarded research grants for promising efforts and monetary rewards for successful progress towards a reliable method. The Board’s records have been preserved and a research project was set up under the leadership of Simon Schaffer from Cambridge University and Rebekah Higgitt and Richard Dunn from the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The other researchers were postdocs, Alexi Baker and Nicky Reeves, doctoral students, Katy Barrett, Eoin Phillips and Sophie Waring, and for the final year Katherine McAlpine as engagement officer. The project ran from May 2010 till June 2015 and produced some truly excellent results.

As far as the public is concerned at the top of the list is the major exhibition in Greenwich, Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude, which the last time I looked was still touring the world, and the accompanying large format, beautifully illustrated book by Dunn and Higgitt, Finding Longitude. You can find a full and very impressive list of all the other exhibitions, books, papers and articles, doctoral theses, digital and broadcasts, conferences and workshops, lifelong learning events and school projects here.

With a separate grant Cambridge University Library digitised the complete Board of Longitude archives, which are now available online here.

In my opinion this whole project and the people who worked in it set standards for #histSTM research that anybody embarking on a #histSTM research project would be well advised to emulate.

Quotes of the week:

 “Never thought I’d say this but, I want my country back. My lovely, frustrating, tolerant, cynical, cultured, multicultural, funny country” – Tom Webb (@tomjwebb)

“Even idiots occasionally speak the truth accidentally” – Dorothy L. Sayers h/t @ferwen

“Murderous lunatics we may always have with us but murderous lunatics with AR-15 we really don’t have to tolerate” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“I’m sure Trump’s temper tantrums about the press will calm down once he’s elected Supreme Leader” – Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman)

Fucking Scary

“Dear young people. Please don’t let you’re future be stolen by mad old farts who want to return the country to an age that never existed” – Peter Davidson (@PeterDavidson5)

“In 1780, Ribright & Smith, Optical, Philosophical & Mathematical instrument makers in Bath, would ‘electrify’ persons for a shilling” – Alun Whithey (@DrAlun)

“I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability” – Oscar Wilde

“By nature a philosopher is not in genius and disposition half so different from a street porter” – Adam Smith (1723-1790)

Mathematics

Q: “How many philosophers does it take to ruin a dinner?”

A: “Well what do you mean by ‘ruin’?” – Ethicist for Hire (@ethicistforhire)

Would the Leave team settle for pulling out of Eurovision as a compromise? – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

“The quietness of his tone italicised the malice of his reply” – Truman Capote h/t @matthewcobb

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men” ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator h/t @KaraWSwanson

Pascal Wager

[Dawkins leans out window.] “You there, boy, what day is it?” “It’s Christmas Day, sir!” “No it’s not. It is just a day. Faith is insanity” – Avery Edison (@aedison)

“Lycranthropy – man turning into a wolf but wearing cycle shorts” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Entomology is often perceived as a sub-discipline of zoology; somewhat ironic as most animals are insects” – (@realscienists)

“An early calculator is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all” (HT Mr J) – Brian Clegg (@brianclegg)

Reading an article that begins: “Much has been written on the Middle Ages; most of it has been negative” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Einstein's advertisement for his private tutoring services in math and physics, including a free trial lesson h/t @phalpern

Einstein’s advertisement for his private tutoring services in math and physics, including a free trial lesson h/t @phalpern

Birthdays of the Week:

The Birth of Frankenstein 16 June 1816

Title page of first edition of Frankenstein, Volume I. Source: Wikimedia Common

Title page of first edition of Frankenstein, Volume I.
Source: Wikimedia Common

The Last Word on Nothing: Dr. Frankenstein’s Climate

The Public Domain Review: Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816

The Guardian: What Frankenstein means now

Science Museum: The Creation of Frankenstein

James Clerk Maxwell born 13 June 1831

A young Maxwell at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is holding one of his colour wheels. Source: Wikimedia Commons

A young Maxwell at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is holding one of his colour wheels.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Society of Chemistry: On this day in Chemistry June 13th

Thomas Young born 13 June 1773

Portrait of Thomas Young (1773–1829) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Thomas Young (1773–1829)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Len Fisher: History’s most boring scientist makes waves

Archive.org: A course of natural philosophy and the mechanical arts

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yerkes Observatory staff, August 1916, from left (back row, standing): Stanley H. Hughes, Everett I. Yowell, Julius Lemkowitz, John A. Parkhurst, John Mellish, Clifford Crump, Max Petersen, Oliver J. Lee, Lloyd R. Wylie, Edwin Hubble, Edward Emerson Barnard, Edwin Brant Frost (Director), Francis Easton Carr, Francis P. Leavenworth, Storrs B. Barrett; (front row, seated) Esther Wendell, Mary Ross Calvert, Evelyn W. Wickham, Vera Gushee, Frances Lowater, Elise Johns, Mrs. Mellish's sister (unnamed). University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Yerkes Observatory staff, August 1916, from left (back row, standing): Stanley H. Hughes, Everett I. Yowell, Julius Lemkowitz, John A. Parkhurst, John Mellish, Clifford Crump, Max Petersen, Oliver J. Lee, Lloyd R. Wylie, Edwin Hubble, Edward Emerson Barnard, Edwin Brant Frost (Director), Francis Easton Carr, Francis P. Leavenworth, Storrs B. Barrett; (front row, seated) Esther Wendell, Mary Ross Calvert, Evelyn W. Wickham, Vera Gushee, Frances Lowater, Elise Johns, Mrs. Mellish’s sister (unnamed). University of Chicago Photographic Archive

AHF: Luis Alvarez

Spaceflight Insider: Our Spaceflight Heritage: Pioneer 10, First to Achieve Escape Velocity from the Solar System

Undark: Unsung: Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville

Daily Star Albany: Hammurabi’s Astronomers Tracked Jupiter and Record Planet’s Motion, 4000 Years Ago

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Louis Hemplemann Interview – Part 1

Chemistry World: Nicol’s prism

Scientific American: Ancient Documents Reveal Sunspots, Auroras and Other Solar Activity before Galileo

Museum Victoria Collections: Eclipse Expeditions from Melbourne Observatory

Time: The Manhattan Project Physicist Who Fought for Equal Rights for Women

Corpus Newtonicum: How to recognise a Newton library book in 60 seconds (Scenes from the Library of Isaac Newton, Part 1)

Lost in the Footnotes: J.J. Thompson and the Public Conflagration

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Mack Newsom’s Interview

Yovisto: The First Woman in Space – Valentina Tereshkowa

Tereshkova, skiing, 1964 RIAN archive 16350 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tereshkova, skiing, 1964
RIAN archive 16350
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SpaceWatchtower: 100 Years Ago: Connecticut Observatory Opens w/out Telescope!

Yesterday’s Island Today’s Nantucket: Invitation to Maria Mitchell from AAAS

The Atlantic: How Sexism Held Back Space Exploration

the scottbot irregular: [f-s d] Cetus

Dannen.com: Recommendations on the Immediate Use of Nuclear Weapons, June 16, 1945

World Digital Library: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: Moon of the Southern Sea

Yovisto: William Parsons and his Large Telescope

Yovisto: Alexander Friedmann and the Expanding Universe

atnf.csiro.au: Searching for the Astronomy of Aboriginal Australians

Brain Pickings: Ordering the Heavens: Hevelius’s Revolutionary 17th-Century Star Catalog and the First Moon Map

 

AHF: James Marshall

mikeoats.org: William Lassell (1799-1880) and the discovery of Triton, 1846

AHF: Aage Niels Bohr

Instruments

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Ptak Science Books: Visulizing Data: the Texas Newspaper Frontier in 1880

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Essay Prize Series part 4: European Conceptualisation of Southeast Asian Sexual Diversity, c. 1590–1640

Wales Online: The trend for grown-up colouring-in has been going on for 400 years – and the used to use maps of Wales

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The Guardian: A History of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

Yovisto: Sir Francis Drake’s discovery of Nova Albion

Atlas Obscura: Tall Travel Tales from 17th-Century Mexico, Mapped

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: On View: Teaching watercolor of a leiomyoma in the uterus

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: On View:
Teaching watercolor of a leiomyoma in the uterus

 

Thomas Morris: The double monster

National Geographic: Phenomenon: The 19th Century Doctor Who Mapped His Hallucinations

Nautilus: The True Story of Medical Books Bond in Human Skin

Readers Digest: The heart hero who discovered the heartbeat

Dr Alun Withey: Nendrick’s Pill: Selling Medicine in Rural Britain

(Image from Google Books)

(Image from Google Books)

Science of Us: Diarrhea Is the Wartime Enemy No One Mentions

NYAM: The Legacy of Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: Extraordinary Women: A Personal Look at Breast Cancer

Medical History: Volume 60 Numéro 03 July 2016: Soul Catchers: The Material Culture of the Mind Sciences: Table of Contents

Thomas Morris: Death from Peas

JHI Blog: Karl Philip Moritz and Oralism

Naomi Clifford: A broadside on Elizabeth Simmonds, who had a lucky escape from the dissecting table

Science of Us: The Tuskegee Experiment Kept Killing Black People Decades After It Ended

The New York Times: Did Infamous Tuskegee Study Cause Lasting Mistrust of Doctors Among Blacks?

Alice Dolan: Disability at the Foundling Hospital

STAT: 7 of the most gruesome medical devices in history

Graeco-Roman surgical instruments. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Graeco-Roman surgical instruments.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Thomas Morris: A case for Dr Bell

Calenda: Confiance et légitimité en information et communication de santé

Royal College of Physicians: Clinical neurophysiology: historical highlights

Museum of HSTM Leeds: Lecture 6. Midwifery Forceps

DailyHistory.org: What was the dominant medical sect in the United States during the 19th Century?

Thomas Morris: Occupation: glass and nail eater

Atlas Obscura: In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

A Surgical Demonstration (c.1700), oil on canvas by A. van der Groes

A Surgical Demonstration (c.1700), oil on canvas by A. van der Groes

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Science Museum: Revealing the Real Cooke and Wheatstone Telegraph Dial

Ptak Science Books: Using Children and Shoes as Metaphors for Naval Strength ­ the Display of Quantitative Information Series

Conciatore: Thévenot Continues East

Dial “S” For Science: Mystery of Ancient Greek Device Solved

New York Times: The Ancient Greek Philosopher’s Guide to the Galaxy

Smithsonian.com: How Singer Won the Sewing Machine War

The company's early advertising claims boasted of many superlatives, including "always ready." (Corbis)

The company’s early advertising claims boasted of many superlatives, including “always ready.” (Corbis)

Forbes: These Ancient Artifacts – Like King Tut’s Dagger – Are Made From Alien Metals

JSTOR Daily: Why King Tut Had a Meteorite Knife

Smithsonian.com: This Segregated Railway Car Offers a Visceral Reminder of the Jim Crow Era

Atlas Obscura: John Muir’s Alarm Clock Desk

Science Museum: The watch that helped change lives

The Aviation History Online Museum: Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown

Wired: Birth of the Microphone How Sound Became Signal

io9: This six-story highway through Manhattan is a great lunatic moment in urban planning

Ptak Science Books: DIY Tank Model, 1917 (Full Text)

[Popular Mechanics, August, 1917, pg 307]

[Popular Mechanics, August, 1917, pg 307]

Whipple Library Books Blog: I is for Instruments

Yovisto: Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company

Electrifying the country house: Guest Post: Eating Electricity and Delivering India – Animesh Chatterjee

Hello World!: K&R: Where It All Began

Conciatore: Weights and Measures

Ptak Science Books: Mobile Maginot: Moveable Land and Floating Forts, 1940

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Mimi Matthews: A Brief History of Victorian Goldfish Globes and Goldfish-Hawkers

the many-headed monster: Riches, Poverty and Pollution: Living with Coal Smoke in Early Modern London

Science Blogs: Annie Maunder, der Schmetterling in der Sonne und die Sache mit der kleinen Eiszeit

Niche: Exploring Fish Introductions using GIS

TrowelBlazers: Beatrice de Cardi, OBE

Bestiarium: The shoulder horn of Dürer’s marvellous Rhinocerus – revealing a 501 year old mystery beast

Dürer's Rhinoceros Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dürer’s Rhinoceros
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Genetic Literacy Project: Scientists celebrate 100th anniversary of DNA double helix discovery [sic]

The Public Domain Review: Richard Spruce and the Trials of Victorian Bryology

BLE: Louis A. Fuertes (Puerto Rican American Ornithologist & Artist)

Recipes Project: Picturing Seething Meat in the New World

Atlas Obscura: The Eccentric Father of Early American Taxidermy Practiced on Ben Franklins Cat

Science League of America: Even the Classics Can Surprise You

The Wire: A Brief History of the Earth: How it All Began

Yovisto: Barbara McClintock and Cytogenetics

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

The Atlantic: RIP Bob Paine, A Keystone Among Ecologists

UW professor Robert T. Paine, 80, in his Kincaid Hall office, “has trained a thriving dynasty” of students. ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

UW professor Robert T. Paine, 80, in his Kincaid Hall office, “has trained a thriving dynasty” of students.
ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

History of Geology: Dante’s Inferno – The Geology of Hell

The Friends of Darwin: 18-Jun-1858: Wallace’s Bombshell

Scientific American: Laelaps: The Battle for the Bone War Beasts

Science: Rising temperatures and humans were a deadly combo for ancient South American megafauna

The Guardian: How Darwin’s view from his bedroom window ushered in a scientific revolution

Extinct Monsters: The Epistemological Challenge of Model Wales

Mimi Matthews: The Alligator in the Thames: Victorian Era Reports of Reptiles at Large

Chased by an Alligator, Reptiles and Birds, 1883.

Chased by an Alligator, Reptiles and Birds, 1883.

Forbes: How Animal Freakshows Helped the Science of Biology to Develop

Strange Science: Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire

flickr: BHL: The naturalists’ miscellany v.1

CHEMISTRY:

C&EN: Groovy chemistry: The materials science behind records

A cylinder made from Edison’s brown wax, which is actually more of a metal soap. Credit: Anna-Maria Manuel

A cylinder made from Edison’s brown wax, which is actually more of a metal soap.
Credit: Anna-Maria Manuel

CHF: Science, Protector of the Common Good

AHF: Jerome Karle

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Royal Society: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Discussion meeting issue ‘Major transitions in human evolution’ Table of Contents

Science Museum: Frankenstein: From literature to myth to bogey-man of science

The Indian Express: ICHR approves first project to map ancient India’s scientific achievements

Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine: News of the Consortium June 2016

Oxford Brookes University: Student Profiles: Jane Freebody: MA History of Medicine

Now in the first year of her PhD specialising in the history of psychiatry, Jane reflects back on what made her first apply for an MA History of Medicine

Now in the first year of her PhD specialising in the history of psychiatry, Jane reflects back on what made her first apply for an MA History of Medicine

University of Surrey: Media Centre: University of Surry Professor and BBC Presenter receives Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

Society of Physics Students: Week 1: Hitch, Hack, Home –It’s Off to Work I Go!

Wired: The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language

BioLogos: God and Science in America after Darwin

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Royal Society: Notes and Records: Fit for print: developing an institutional model of scientific periodical publishing in England, 1665–ca. 1714

The Guardian: ‘There’s no point being subtle about science. You have to bang them over the head with it’

ESOTERIC:

Disaster

The Case Book Project: Releases 10 and 11: Simon Forman’s guide to astrological medicine, Richard Napier’s casebooks 1610–1620 and 21 volumes of colour images

Academia: Establishing the Canon: George Ripley and his Alchemical Sources

BOOK REVIEWS:

Brain Pickings: Einstein’s Brilliant and Unusual Life, in a Graphic Novel

Reviews in History: Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

Popular Science: The Gene – Siddhartha Mukherjee

soundcloud: Guinevere Glasford – The Words in My Hand interview

Harpenden History: Cholera in Victorian England

Cover_for_Cholera_The_Victorian_Plague_s

Reviews in History: Rational Action: The Sciences of Policy in Britain and America, 1940–1960

Wire: New book surveys the early electronic music explorers of the UK

The Guardian: Dry Store Room No 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

 

NEW BOOKS:

The Orion Publishing Group: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Story of Our Genes

Historiens de la santé: A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern

Smithsonian Books: Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

OUP: The Silk Road: A New History Valerie Hansen

9780190218423

Routledge: Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene

CUP: Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World: An Alternative History of the Reformation

Historiens de la santé: Painting as Medicine in Early Modern Rome: Giulio Mancini and the Efficacy of Art 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

The Guardian: Engineering the World review – Ove Arup, the man who built modernity

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

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

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

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

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

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies: 16 June 2016

Detroit Free Press: ‘Atomic’ produces lots of noise, little heat

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: JSTOR presents: First Blood Transfusions: An Illustrated History 29 June

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

The Guardian: Mothers of Invention: the women who pioneered electronic music London Southbank Centre 24–26 June

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Center for the History of Medicine Harvard: Phineas Gage Event 23 June 2016

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

 

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

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

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE:  MEDICAL STUDENTS AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE IN THE 1840S 25 June 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Observing the Observers 28 June 2016

Wellcome Collection: BSL Discussion: Ancient ills, ancient cures 23 June 2016

Coming soon: Wellcome Collection: Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain 1 July 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Domenico Fetti: Archimedes

Domenico Fetti: Archimedes

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

WLRN: Miami – South Florida: The History of Science & Future of Technology

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

Youtube: Mechanical Computing: How the Pascaline Works

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: The Royal Irish Academy: Science: The Scientific Collections of the Edward Worth Library – Elizabethanne Boran

Here & Now: Chad Orzel: Do Americans Know Enough About Science?

BBC Radio 4: The Unseen – A History of the Invisible

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 086: George Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin in London

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

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

Irish Philosophy: Robert Boyle Summer School, Lismore Co. Waterford 23–26 June 2016

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

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Evidence and Representation – Keeping Watch in Babylon: the astronomical diaries between science and history 24 June 2016

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

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

Eä: CfP: for upcoming issues of Eä – Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology is currently open Deadline 30 June Manuscripts accepted in Spanish, English and Portuguese

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

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

University of Chester: Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

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

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

University of Bergamo: Workshop: Early Modern Galenism and Botany 24 June 2016

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

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

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

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

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

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

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

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

Osiris Call for Papers

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

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

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

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

 

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

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

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

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

 

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

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

 

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

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

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

Religion & Medicine

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

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

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

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

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

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

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Queen Mary University of London: Applications Invited for AHRC CDP with British Library: Hans Sloane’s Books Deadline 6 July 2016

University of Liverpool: Three postdoctoral job opportunities on ERC-funded project “Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, c. 1550-1700”

The Royal Institution: Freelance Science Presenter

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Internship in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

Lausanne: Appel à candidatures: Poste 50% histoire de la médecine à Lausanne

Queen Mary University of London: Lisa Jardine Doctoral Studentship

National Media Museum Bradford: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, 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 2, Volume #44

Monday 13 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

We are rapidly approaching midsummers day and it is pissing with rain. To help you while away the time as you wait for summer to come here is the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #hisSTM links list bringing you a rim full collection of the histories of science, technology and medicine that was made available on the Internet over the last seven days.

Owl Inspectorate Officer making annual editorial quality control

Owl Inspectorate Officer making annual editorial quality control

The Antikythera mechanism is with certainty one of the most fascinating artefacts in both the histories of science and technology. A badly corroded and initially almost unrecognisable collection of bronze gears or cog wheels in a wooden frame or box; it was initially recovered from a ship wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. It’s purpose or function remained a complete mystery for several decades and no real attention was paid to it before 1951 when the British historian of astronomy Derek J. de Sola Price became the first person to seriously examine it and to realise that here was something quite extraordinary.

Since de Sola Price’s initial examination the device has been subjected to a great deal of scrutiny and examination with numerous academic papers and less formal reports being published on its structure, date of manufacture and functions. It is now fairly clear that it was produce roughly 200 years BCE and that it is some form of astronomical calculator or analogue computer.

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – front) Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – front)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – back) Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – back)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

On the 9 June The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project held a new public presentation of which there is a video on their website and which has been widely reported on, see the collection of links below. However I have followed this story with interest for a number of years and I can’t for the life of me see what new material of any real significance has been made public on this occasion or why it was done in such an overblown manner. Being of a cynical nature I can only conclude that the project is due for a funding review, an evil that all publically funded academic projects have to go through on a regular basis, and that this presentation was made to impress the money men. Be that as it may for those that were not previously aware of this extraordinary artefact or who wish to deepen they knowledge please help yourselves.

For over a century since its discovery in an ancient shipwreck, the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism (pictured) - named after the southern Greek island off which it was found - was a tantalizing puzzle. University of Athens professor Xenophon Moussas points at a possible reconstruction Source: The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

For over a century since its discovery in an ancient shipwreck, the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism (pictured) – named after the southern Greek island off which it was found – was a tantalizing puzzle. University of Athens professor Xenophon Moussas points at a possible reconstruction
Source: The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project: Website

Smithsonian.com: The World’s First Computer May Have Been Used To Tell Fortunes

The Public Opinion: Decade of labor reveals philosopher’s guide to the galaxy

The Daily Mail: Is this the world’s oldest computer? 2,100 year-old mechanical relic acted as an astronomer’s ‘guide to the galaxy’

mental_floss: 15 Intriguing Facts About the Antikythera Mechanism

CBC News: Scientists decipher purpose of mysterious astronomy tool made by ancient Greeks

Universe Today: Mysterious Greek Device Found to Be Astronomical Computer

Gizmodo: The World’s Oldest Computer May Have Been Used to Predict the Future

Independent: World’s oldest computer from 60 BC used to read stars and tell future, study reveals

IFL Science: A Decade of Work Has Decode this Ancient Greek Astronomy “Computer”

Quotes of the week:

“Farage is to sound reasoning & evidence what Sweeney Todd was to healthy eating” – Martin Shovel (@MartinShovel)

“Critical Thinking (n): The ability to look at a complex situation, evaluate many lines of evidence, and reach a conclusion I find congenial” – Chad Orzel (@orzelc)

“Donald Trump really is just the non-animated version of Eric Cartman: “You guys are all hella losers”” – Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ)

Parker Quote

“Today’s serious historical question- did bad handwriting in letters cause as much confusion as autocorrect does now?” – Backyard Alchemist (@guthrie_stewart)

“Teach someone a specific skill, & they’ll get a job. Teach someone to teach themselves skills, and they’ll get a lifetime of jobs”– Anon h/t @HPS_Vanessa

“The nature of the pneuma has always perplexed readers of Galenic theory, whose mystified ranks include Vesalius, Willis, Descartes” h/t Matthew Cobb

“The scientist explains the world by successive approximations” – E. Hubble h/t @AdamFrank4

 

“The brain is a muscle, and writing is like running – when you haven’t done it for a while it is difficult, painful and exhausting” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?” – Mary Astell (1666–1731)

“It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100” – bananafanafofisa (@lisaxy424)

Birthdays of the Week:

 Francis Crick born 8 June 1916

Crick birthday cake

 

Why Evolution is True: Happy 100th birthday, Francis Crick (1916–2004)

Scielo Brasil: On the centenary of the birth of Francis H.C. Crick – from physics to genetics and neuroscience

The Guardian: Francis Crick portrait unveiled to honour breakthrough DNA work

Francis Crick’s 100th birthday: see his new portrait in @The Crick’s building

Francis Crick’s 100th birthday: see his new portrait in @The Crick’s building

Nobelprize.org: The Discovery of the Molecular Structure of DNA – The Double Helix

Letters of Note: A Most Important Discovery

Johannes Müller aka Regiomontanus born 6 June 1436

Johannes Regiomontanus, Woodcut Source: Wikimedia Commons

Johannes Regiomontanus, Woodcut Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The world’s first scientific press

Libraries: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Regiomontanus in the Nuremberg Chronicle

Giovanni Domenico Cassini born 8 June 1625

Giovanni Cassini (artist unknown) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Giovanni Cassini (artist unknown)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The real founder of telescopic astronomy

History of Europe in Space: Jean-Dominique Cassini: Astrology to Astronomy

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson born 9 June 1836

A 1900 portrait of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) John Singer Sargent Source: Wikimedia Commons

A 1900 portrait of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) John Singer Sargent
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Independent: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: 4 facts you should know about one of Britain’s most important feminists

Newsweek: Who Was Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Why Is She a Google Doodle

nhe: Celebrating the legacy of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Soundcloud: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836–1917), first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson circa 1889 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson circa 1889
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Bulletin of the History of Medicine: Women Doctors and Lady Nurses: Class, Education, and the Professional Victorian Woman

Blue Plaques: Garrett Anderson, Elizabeth (1836–1917)

BP Anderson

John Dollond born 10 June 1710

John Dollond by Benjamin Wilson *mid to late 18th century Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Dollond by Benjamin Wilson *mid to late 18th century
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: John Dollond and the Achromatic Lenses

Dollond telescope

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Taking the colour out of light

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Forbes: No One, Not Even Newton or Einstein, Was The Muhammad Ali of Physics

AHF: Bernice Brode

America Pink: Zinaida Aksentyeva: Life

AHF: Robert S. Mulliken

S.R. Sarma: A Descriptive Catalogue of Indian Astronomical Instruments

The Royal Society: The Repository: War and planets

The Press: Historic telescope to be repaired

The Public Domain Review: Flowers in the Sky

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (Comet mit einem grosen Schwantz, 1401)

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (Comet mit einem grosen Schwantz, 1401)

Motherboard: Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Roslyn Robinson’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hawkins’ Interview Part 1

The Catholic Astronomer: We Have Always Been Tiny

The Guardian: Sir Tom Kibble obituary

Dave’s Universe: Dr, John H. Eicher, 1921–2016

 

Nautilus: Why Physicists Make Up Stories in the Dark

University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection: In Praise of Small Instruments: J.S. Plaskett, the Physical Laboratory Workshop, and the Humble Resistance Box

AHF: William F. Lightfoot and the “Fat Man” Fireset

Yovisto: CERN and its Brilliant Minds

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How do we kill off myths of science zombies?

Portrait of Kepler by an unknown artist, 1610 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Kepler by an unknown artist, 1610
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Astronomical Institute: Slovak Academy of Sciences: Dr. Antonin Becvar

Whipple Library Books Blog: G is for Galileo and the tacit ‘Dialogues’

Asian Art: Jambudvipa and its Continents

Popular Science: A Brief History of Menstruating in Space

Finding Ada: Williamina Fleming: Star of Scotland

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857-1911), circa 1890s. (Courtesy Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard College Observatory.)

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857-1911), circa 1890s. (Courtesy Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard College Observatory.)

AHF: The Frank Report

AHF: Nicholas Metropolis

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: A 19th-Century Cartography Crammed All of Human History into this Map

Colton's full map from 1842.

Colton’s full map from 1842.

Bloomberg: French Maps From 1781 That Helped Free America to Be Auctioned

Ptak Science Books: A Good Example of a Bad Map, 1867

The Scotsman: Map: The 18th century territories of Scotland’s clans

David Stewart's map depicts the territories of the Highland clans in 1746-147. Picture: National Library of Scotland.

David Stewart’s map depicts the territories of the Highland clans in 1746-147. Picture: National Library of Scotland.

Digital Commonwealth: Maritime Charts and Atlases (Collection of Distinction) Boston Public Library

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Othmeralia: The Book of Health (1898)

Thomas Morris: The cod-liver oil binge

Beyond Chicken Soup: Medical Inventions: Morris Tischler’s Solid State Pacemaker

The Embryo Project: ABO Blood Type Identification and Forensic Science (1900–1960)

Google Patents: Face-mask for treating the skin

The H-Word: Human-pig chimeras and the history of transplanting from animals

Colour lithograph: “human vivisection”, published in Lustige Blatter. Berlin, c. 1910. The rabbit says “Now no phoney sentimentality! The principle of free research requires that I vivisect this human for the health of the entire animal world”. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images

Colour lithograph: “human vivisection”, published in Lustige Blatter. Berlin, c. 1910. The rabbit says “Now no phoney sentimentality! The principle of free research requires that I vivisect this human for the health of the entire animal world”. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images

CHF: A Sweet Invention

ncbi.nim.nih.gov: John Bostock’s first description of hayfever

Early Modern Medicine: Catching Cold

Thomas Morris: Saved for posterity

Wellcome Collection Blog: Inspired: Human evolution & obstetrics

The Francis A. Conway Library of Medicine: On View: Teaching watercolor of tumor at actual size

Wellcome Library: Health and well-being: Early Medicine’s new theme

BLDGBLOG: The Human Nervous System, Pressed Like a Flower

[Image: Smartphone shot in non-ideal lighting conditions]

[Image: Smartphone shot in non-ideal lighting conditions]

The New York Times: Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100

The Recipes Project: Human Milk as Medicine in Imperial China: Practice or Fantasy?

NBC News: Plague Came to Europe Just Once and Stayed, Study Finds

Atlas Obscura: How An [sic] 1918 Author Introduced the World to the Concept of Female Pleasure

Thomas Morris: Killed by a corkscrew

Thomas Morris: The horn of a dilemma

Discover: How Railway Surgeons Advanced Medicine

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The H-Word: Doping and the 1966 World Cup

Thomas Morris: The double monster

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Hackaday: Retrotechtacular: The Voder from Bell Labs

The National Museum of Computing: Veterans see Lorenz encrypt to decrypt

Gizmodo: Defeat AGAIN for Hitler as Bletchley Boffins Recreate WWII Code Breaks

Heritage Calling: A Bicycle Shed is a (Listed) Building

The H-Word: Uncovering the lives of women in science and technology: the case of Sarah Guppy

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Conciatore: Neri in Pisa

Conciatore: Travels to the East

Smithsonian.com: Hot Air Balloon Travel for the Luxury Traveler of the 1800s

A colored print of La Minerve (image: National Air and Space Museum)

A colored print of La Minerve (image: National Air and Space Museum)

Ptak Science Books: Ships in the Skyline, Part V: Cities INSIDE of Ships

Ptak Science Books: The pre-Google pre-Car –Google –Car (1892)

6sqft: Horn and Hardart Automats: Redefining Lunchtime, Diner on a Dime

Ptak Science Books: Fancy Walking Sticks and their Fancier Interior Lives (1892)

The Times: Ferguson’s timepiece sold to US bidder

IEEE: Annals of the History of Computing Download: History of Computing in East Asia

V&A: Sensing Time: a royal mantel clock

Gizmag: The stopwatch: 200 years old and still ticking

The stopwatch turns 200: When the compteur de tierces surfaced in 2012, it was like stumbling across an iPhone from 1975 in a junk shop (Credit: Louis Moinet Company)

The stopwatch turns 200: When the compteur de tierces surfaced in 2012, it was like stumbling across an iPhone from 1975 in a junk shop (Credit: Louis Moinet Company)

Ciara Meehan: The Dangers of Washing Machines

Hyperallergic: The Incredible Electric Eric: Rebuilding a Lost 1920s British Robot

Atlas Obscura: How a Hotel in Chicago Convinced Drivers They Needed Parking Garages

Smithsonian.com: The Story of László Bíró, the Man Who Invented the Ballpoint Pen

Ptak Science Books: Finger-Tip Lights for Theater Ushers

The British Museum: Collection online: The new sucking worm fire engine – A new draught and description of the fire engine

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Abu'l-Fida on Britain from his E14thC Geography, based on 13thC work of Ibn Sa'id al-Maghribi (trans. Dunlop, 1957) h/t Dr Caitlin Green

Abu’l-Fida on Britain from his E14thC Geography, based on 13thC work of Ibn Sa’id al-Maghribi (trans. Dunlop, 1957) h/t Dr Caitlin Green

 Scientific American: The Geology of D-Day (June 6, 1944)

Flathead Beacon: A Brief History of Science in Glacier National Park

Niche: The Birthday of the Year Without a Summer

Niche: The Iinnii Initiative: Reintroducing Bison to Blackfoot Country

storify: Instruments Supercomputers Environmental change

ABC News: New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians

Encyclopedia.com: Weidenreich, Franz

The Guardian: Killer breakthrough – the day DNA evidence first nailed a murderer

Lynda Mann (left) and Dawn Ashworth, the 15-year-old victims of rapist and murderer Colin Pitchfork. Photographs: PA

Lynda Mann (left) and Dawn Ashworth, the 15-year-old victims of rapist and murderer Colin Pitchfork. Photographs: PA

The Washington Post: Watch these leaping eels validate one of science history’s wackiest stories

The Recipes Project: Blood, Controversy, and Puddings in the Early English Atlantic

Hoaxes: The Eruption of Mount Edgecumbe

Tiny Letter: Pie in the Sky

Inside Climate News: For Oil Industry, Clean Air Fight Was Dress Rehearsal for Climate Denial

The Atlantic: The Unsung Hero of Western Science

Verso: China Rose

Nature: Cetology: How science inspired Moby-Dick

The Guardian: Andrea Wulf on a scientific adventurer ‘chased by 10,000 pigs’

Science League of America: In Praise of Pickett, Part 2

BHL: World Oceans Day through Books: The Roots of Modern Ichthyology

Belon portrayed many dolphins, their embryos, and reproductive anatomy within De aquatilibus, marking the beginning of modern embryology. Belon, Pierre. De aquatilibus. 1553.

Belon portrayed many dolphins, their embryos, and reproductive anatomy within De aquatilibus, marking the beginning of modern embryology. Belon, Pierre. De aquatilibus. 1553.

Forbes: Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

The Atlantic: The Smart, Agile, and Completely Underrated Dodo

The Atlantic: Why Americans Call Turkey ‘Turkey’

The Last Word on Nothing: Guest Post: Bárðarbunga and the Winters of Winds, of the Sword, of the World

Yovisto: James Cook and the Great Barrier Reef

Smithsonian.com: Smithsonian’s Wildflower: The Illustrious Life of the Naturalist Who Chronicled America’s Native Flora

University of Birmingham: Lapworth Archive

Atlas Obscura: How Chewing Gave Humans Flat Faces, Little Teeth and Wimpy Jaws

BHL: The natural history of Carolina, Fl…

Geri Walton: Tales of Monkeys as Pets in the 18th Century and 19th Century

A Favorite Poodle And Monkey Belonging To Thomas Osborne, The 4th Duke of Leeds, By John Wootton, Public Domain

A Favorite Poodle And Monkey Belonging To Thomas Osborne, The 4th Duke of Leeds, By John Wootton, Public Domain

storify: Study Day 20 April 2016: Visiting the Hans Sloane Album Collection

The New York Times: Was There an Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere?

History of Geology: Darwin’s first botanizing steps followed the geological ones

Borneo Post: Proposed Wallace Centre should also honour legacy of local assistant Ali – Historian

Ashmolean: Allen Ariel Photographs

CHEMISTRY:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How Chemistry came to its first journal – and a small-town professor to lasting prominence

Lorenz Crell Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lorenz Crell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Visual Evidence

The Conversation: Four new elements named – here’s how the periodic table evolved

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Scholarly Commons: All back issues of the History of Anthropology Newsletter are now digitized, accessible, and searchable

The Social Historians: Why Society Needs Historians

CHF: Biotechnology Heritage Award

the many-headed monster: On periodization: unanswerable questions, questionable answers

al-kashkūl: An Allegorical Epistle By Abū Alī ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) Describing His Arrival at True Knowledge

Forbes: Are There Revolutions in Physics?

Nautilus: Einstein Among the Daffodils

MedHumLab: Five Questions for… Carsten Timmermann

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Seven

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: We Were Trojans

World Digital Library: A Compilation of Divinations from the Tianyuan Jade Calendar and the Big Dipper Scripture

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distillatio: A practical alchemy mystery

distillatio: Health and safety in alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

The New York Times: ‘The Hour of Land,’ by Terry Tempest Williams

Time to Eat the Dogs: Interview on New Books Network

Reviews in History: Interview: Jordan Landes talks to Darin Hayton

Notches: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation: An Interview With Jim Downs

The Junto: Alejandra Dubcovsky, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South

Salon: Resurrecting the Anatomical Venus: Death, sex and ecstasy intersect in 18th-century dissectible wax women

The View From Fez: The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man

Ibn Khaldun

TrowelBlazers: Agatha: The real life of Agatha Christie

Science Book a Day: Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

ars technica: How did all this science get here?

Academia: Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Beyond Melancholy. Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

University of Wales Press: Robert Recorde

Historiens de la santé: The Great Transition. Climate, Disease and Society in the Late Medieval World

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University of Pennsylvania Press: Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Historiens de la santé: Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II

The Royal Institution: Celebrating the bicentenary of the Davy lamp

Grove Atlantic: Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

Palgrave: Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science and Medicine of the 1790s

Historiens de la santé: The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

The Warburg Institude: The Library of Aby Warburg 13–17 June 2016

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

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

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

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

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

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

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

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

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

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

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

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

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

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow: Intermedia Beyond Epilepsy 9-19 June 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies: 16 June 2016

Detroit Free Press: ‘Atomic’ produces lots of noise, little heat

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Rescheduled: What Are Medieval Robots? An Illustrated Lecture with Elly Truitt 16 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Center for the History of Medicine Harvard: Phineas Gage Event 23 June 2016

UCL: STS: Open Day 17 June 2016

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

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Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

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

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

IET Savoy Place London: Lecture: Preparing to lay a transatlantic telegraph table; an historical comparison 16 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly minds and bodies in the medical museum: two unique evenings of film, dance, performance and comedy inspired by museum collections exploring our attitudes towards difference: 13 & 20 June 2016

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

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Science Festival: Goodall Lecture – 200th Anniversary of Laennec’s First Stethoscope 16 June 2016

The Brain Box: Manchester Day: History: Memory Lane: A History of Brain Science 19 June Town Hall

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

V&A: Courses: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks and Watches 18 June 2016

 

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Surgeons’ Hall Museums: Exceptional and Extraordinary – Unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum 15 June 2016

 

Chepstow Museum: Talk: Iwan Rhys Morus ‘Will the Real Victor Frankenstein Please Stand Up?’ 20 June 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Euclid (holding calipers), Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.

Euclid (holding calipers), Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Museo Galileo: The sundial of the Museo Galileo

Youtube: Fred Terman Interview, 1969

Youtube: Ultimate Restorations: Sierra 3 – PBS America

Youtube: Rebuilding Dinosaurs with the ‘Skeleton Crew’

Alom Shaha: Just a Theory

Youtube: Logic in Greek & Arabic Philosophy (Peter Adamson)

Youtube: Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

Youtube: MIT: The History of Making Books: Build a Printing Press at MIT

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Maxwell’s Demon

Futility Closet: Podcast Episode 108: The Greenwich Time Lady

kmuw: Marginalia: Carrie Brown

CHF: Episode 211: Babes of Science, a Guest Episode

BBC Radio 4: Blood and Fire: The Segregation and Racialisation of Blood

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

CIUHCT: Lisbon, Portugal: Universum Infinitum. From the German Philosopher Nicolaus Cusanus (1401–1464) to the Iberian Discoveries in the 15th Century: Ocean World in European Exploration 17–18 June 2016

Poster Cusanus

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

University of Chester: Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

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

Science Museum: Study Day: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks & Watches 17–18 June 2016

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

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

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

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

University of Bergamo: Workshop: Early Modern Galenism and Botany 24 June 2016

University of Vienna: Ernst Mach Centenary Conference 16–18 June 2016

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

University of Oxford: Conference: Making and Rethinking Renaissance between Greek and Latin in 15th–16th Europe 14–16 June 2016

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

University of Groningen: CfP: Teaching the New Sciences, Scientific Revolution 14–16 June 2017

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

Collège de France: Colloque : « Freud au Collège de France, 1885-2016 » 16–17 Juin 2016

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

CRASSH: Taxonomy, Translatability and Intelligibility of Scientific Images 17–18 June 2016

Université de Lausane: La santé publique et ses enjeux: un lieu de pouvoirs 10 Juin 2016

Wellcome Trust: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

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

University of Warsaw: Conference: Reassembling the Republic of Letters 11–15 June 2015

University of Bergen: Philosophy of Bergen Workshop 2016 14 June

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

Wellcome Library: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

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

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016 Deadline 3 June 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference Deadline 1 June 2016

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

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

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

Osiris Call for Papers

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

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

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

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey: SPSP Pre-Conference Workshop: Empirical Methodology for Philosophy of Science in Practice 16 June 2016

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

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

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

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

Stethoscope Symposium

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

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

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

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

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University of Reading: CfP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016

BSHS: Registration Open: The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century Newcastle University 18 June 2016

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

History at the Open University: Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence Institute of Historical Research London 4 June 2016

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

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

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

Religion & Medicine

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

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

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

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

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

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

 

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

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

The University of Queensland: The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities PhD Scholarships

Science Museum Group: Collections Storage Project Manager

INFORMS: Part Time Intern Assistant History of Operational Research

Science Museum Group: Content Developer, Sun Exhibition

 

 

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