Whewell’s Gazette: Vol. 5

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


Volume #5

Monday 21 July 2014


We’re back for another week and a new edition of the best #histsci, #histtech and #histmed links list in the entire cosmos. This week saw the forth-fifth anniversary of the first moon landing. Although in reality, as a political propaganda exercise, this anniversary actually belongs to political history, however it also involved a lot of science and technology and is thus a suitable subject for our gazette. A comforting thought for a historian of science in the Early Modern Period, despite the twentieth century being the century of a new physics Apollo 11 was brought to the moon and back with the physics and mathematics of Isaac Newton.



Leaping Robot: “Sir, That’s Not a Footprint…”


Othmeralia: Meet Gus

The Atlantic: 45 Years Ago We Landed Men on the Moon

Discover: The Silent Centennial of Space Exploration

Library of Congress: Envisioning Earth from Space Before We Went There

T J Owens: Envisioning Earth from Space More than 100 years ago

It's a Sphere

It’s a Sphere

Video: Apollo 11 TV Broadcast – Neil Armstrong First Step on Moon

Smithsonian Com: Video: Rare Apollo 11 Footage, Remixed and in HD

Smithsonian: Slide Rule used on Apollo 11

The Onion: The Onion reports on Moon Landing


A map of Physics

A map of Physics

Yovisto: A Wire to Connect the World – Stephen Gray’s Discovery

Atlas Obscura: The Last Original Standard Metre

Science Notes: Today in Science History July 15: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Royal Society: The Repository: Principia


Flinder's cat Trim

Matthew Flinder’s Cat Trim

Board of Longitude Project: Matthew Flinders – a celebration

Australian Times: Statue of Matthew Flinders, who put ‘Australia’ on the map, to be unveiled in London

The H-Word: Matthew Flinders bicentenary: statue unveiled to the most famous navigator you’ve probably never heard of.


Fiction Reboot: Daily Dose: MedHum Monday: The Becker Library and Increased Visibility

CHoM News: Peter Brent Brigham Hospital Records Open for Research

Popular Science: The Forgotten Women Who Made Microbiology Possible

The Recipes Project: How to Heal a Foreigner in Early Modern Russia:

Wellcome History: Boiled baby bees for tea

Panacea: Musings on the History of Medicine: Midwifery II: The Battle for Authority:

Wellcome Library: Welcome to Genomics History Week

Museum of Health Care: Mental Health: Tracing the history of stigma

Hyperallergic: What Did Disability Look Like in the 19th Century

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: The Horrors of Pre-Anaesthetic Surgery

Not Even Past: Individual Rights vs. Medical Responsibility: Human Experimentation in the Name of Science

New York Academy of Medicine: Guest curator Riva Lehrer on Vesalius 500

Guardian: The Institute of Sexology exhibition – in pictures

L0030564 Invocation a l'amour, c. 1825.

PLOS Blog: Public Health Perspectives: 1 weird tip to not die of smallpox

BBC: The virus detective who discovered Ebola in 1976

Joanne Bailey Muses on History: ‘Breeding’ a ‘little stranger’: managing uncertainty in pregnancy c. 1660-1830

leonardo embryo

Science Daily: Tooth plaque provides insights into our prehistoric ancestors diet


Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Chemist’s War

Medical Historical Library: The Periodic Table in the Twentieth Century On View!


Brain Pickings: Video: A Miraculous “Accident of Physics”: Carl Zimmer Explains How Feathers Evolved, Animated.

Trowel Blazers: Florence Bascom: a true pioneer in geoscience

BibliOdyssey: Erucarum Ortus

Phenomena: The Loom: The Old Old Earth

New York Times: The Skeleton Garden of Paris

Fossil History: Mary Leaky and Zinjanthropus boisei

History of Geology: Geologist’s Nightmares

Patrick F. Clarkin Ph. D: Darwin, Oversimplified

Fossil History: Happy Birthday Richard Owen


New York Times: Who Made the Super Soaker?

Medievalist Net: A Good Day for a Trebuchet

Conciatore: Glass Monks Reprise

The Appendix: The Case for Female Astronauts: Reproducing American in the Final Frontier:

Conciatore: The Portland Vase

Yovisto: Dan Bricklin and VisiCalc

Board of Longitude Project: Celebrating John Harrison

British Museum: Through time: the history behind your watch

Boing boing: Fanciful zeppelins and trains




Doing Good Science: Heroes, human “foibles”, and science outreach

Chronologia Universalis: Explicit computes: Notes on 5th Conference on the Science of Computus

Double Refraction: Should the history of science have relevance? Notes on the BSHS conference session

Voices of the Manhattan Project

Library of Congress: Understanding the Cosmos: Changing Models of the Solar System and the Universe

Yovisto: Cracking the Code – Champollion and the Rosetta Stone

Homunculus: A feeling for flow

The Appendix: Perchance to Dream: Science and the Future

The Point: Wonder and the Ends of Inquiry

Unquiet mind of a Transdisciplinary Scholar: Science Fiction as Science Studies on the History of Science

Conciatore: Hugger-mugger

Atlanta Arts: Q&A: Prof Deborah Harkness turned study of 16th-century science, magic into popular “All Souls Trilogy”

History of Love Blog: Why you shouldn’t marry a lady of learning, 1708


Smithsonian Com: The Cannibal Club: Racism and Rabble-Rousing in Victorian England


Heterodoxology: Books from the Esoteric Brat Pack

Science Comma: Charles Fort, WWI and Science


Slate: Rebecca Onion: “Unclaimed Treasures of Science” Even during the Cold War, these women brought feminism to STEM

Robin’s Reviews: Finding Longitude by Richard Dunn and Rebekah Higgitt

Brain-pickings: The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams


BBC WWI: Debate: The Psychology of War chaired by Amanda Vickery

The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: John Wheeler and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Talk 21 July at American Institute of Physics


teleskopos: Rebekah “Becky” Higgitt’s public appearances for the Longitude Season:

CfP: Failure in the Archives CELL Conference 30 October 2014-07-20

History of Science Society: New HSS Website

New Book: The University of Chicago Press: Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

BBC: Radio Series: Plants: From Roots to Riches

New Book: A new collection of writing on DARWIN only £1.25 ebook

Wellcome Trust: Director’s Update: Thinking about our grant schemes

Irish Network for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: CfP: Science in the City 3 October 2014

Phys Org: New Book reveals student life of Charles Darwin

Far Beyond Reality: New Book: Lookin’ Good: Irregularity by Jared Shurin (Ed.)

The Royal Society: Lectures: Longitude: back and forth across the years Martin Rees and Rebekah Higgitt

h-madness: CfP: Psychopathological fringes. Historical and social science perspectives on category work in psychiatry


University of Exeter: History of Medicine doctoral studentship in collaboration with Hong Kong University

Royal College of Physicians: Project Officer, oral history project:

Academic Jobs Wiki: History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2014–2015

University of Liverpool: PhD Studentships – Longitudinal studies of the health of the poor

The Eagle has landed and so has Whewell’s Gazette for another week. Come back next Monday for another seven days of the best the Internet has to offer in #HistSTEM






















About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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