Whewell’s Gazette: Vol. #17

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

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Volume #17

Monday 13 October 2014

EDITORIAL:

History web links

Collated for sci lovers

Whewell’s seventeenth

 

Amateur astronomers do not get laid in 1950 romance comics

Amateur astronomers do not get laid in 1950 romance comics

ON THE WEB BLOGS AND WEBSITES:

There was an eclipse of the moon last week:

Woodcut from 19th century Smith's Illustrated Astronomy shows why eclipses don't happen every month

Woodcut from 19th century Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy shows why eclipses don’t happen every month

Harvard student's projection of LunarEclipse, 1783

Harvard student’s projection of LunarEclipse, 1783

Special of the Month: Antikythera

The Antikythera shipwreck is best known for an elaborate, geared contraption known as the Antikythera mechanism, which encoded positions of the planets, the moon and other celestial players and events — prompting scholars to call it the world's oldest computer.

The Antikythera shipwreck is best known for an elaborate, geared contraption known as the Antikythera mechanism, which encoded positions of the planets, the moon and other celestial players and events — prompting scholars to call it the world’s oldest computer.

Scientific American: Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: Technology Tackles Dangers of the Deep

Scientific American: Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: The Exosuit’s First Mission

Guardian: Scientists hope to unravel mystery of the ‘Titanic of the ancient world’

Nature: Famed Antikythera wreck yields more treasures

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY:

Science Notes: Today In Science History – October 6 – Ernest Walton

Yovisto: Richard Dedekind and the Real Numbers

Open SI: Hubble’s Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It.

Matthew Aid.Com: Complete Declassified History of the Manhattan Project Now Available Online

homunculus: Uncertain about uncertainty

homuculus: The moment of uncertainty

 

Twisted Sifter: In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Yovisto: Karl Schwarzschild and the Event Horizon

 

Yovisto: Henry Cavendish and the Weight of the Earth

Drawing of torsion balance device used by Henry Cavendish in the 'Cavendish Experiment'

Drawing of torsion balance device used by Henry Cavendish in the ‘Cavendish Experiment’

Video: AP Physics 1: Forces 29: Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Cavendish’s Experiment

Yovisto: Heinrich Olbers and the Olbers’ Paradox

Physics Today: The Dayside: Women in physics – a view from 1948

The New York Times: Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer’s Loyalty

Science Notes: Today in Science History – October 7 – Niels Bohr

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Hakluyt Society: Richard who? – Introducing the Hakluyt Society

 

Daily Mirror: Elizabethan Top Trumps game acquired by British Library

A map of England from one of the cards

A map of England from one of the cards

The Geological Society: BGS maps portal – maps and sections 1832 to 2014

Royal Museums Greenwich: Halloween Late Death in the Archives: Trim the Cat

Compasswallah: The Perpetual Almanac of Vasco da Gama

The Appendix: The Peripatetic Life of Isabella Bird

A scene from Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1885), p. 48. The British Library

A scene from Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1885), p. 48.
The British Library

British Library: American Studies Blog: Olaudah Rquiano and the draw of the Arctic

MEDICINE:

The Quack Doctor: A Patent-Medicine Song, 1892

Postcresent.com: Technology reveals asylum cemetery’s unmarked graves

Medievalist.net: What does your urine say about your health? (Medieval Version)

Dr Alun Withey: Overcrowded and Underfunded: 18th-Century Hospitals and the NHS Crisis

Conciatore: The Duke’s Mouthwash Reprise

Skeptic: Who Invented Pasteurization?

PasteurPasture

Lesley A Hall, archivist and historian: Twitter is a limited forum for discussing 1920s contraception

The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead: Inside Mead’s Library

Apollo Magazine: Physician, philanthropist, collector: ‘*The Generous Georgian’ in three objects

The Economist: Meadicine Man

Washington Post: A brief history of quarantines in the United States

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: Disturbing Disorders: Cotard’s Delusion (Walking Corpse Syndrome)

Open Culture: Download 100,00+ Images From the History of Medicine, All Free Courtesy of The Wellcome Library

Wellcome Library: Art, asylum and advocacy: histories of mental health

Wellcome Library: A Victorian lunatic asylum begins to reveal its secrets

Unmaking Things: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustrations: An Interview with Richard Barnett

Regional Medical Humanities: Practising by Numbers: Medical Provision in Early Modern Wales

The History of Emotions Blog: Melancholia and the Problem of Retrospective Diagnosis: Post Conference Thoughts

NYAM: The Talented Dr Knox

The Atlantic: The Team That Invented the Birth-Control Pill

The Recipes Project: “Although It Be St Anthony’s Face” what changes from recipe to recipe?

Dittrick Museum Blog: Madame du Coudray: A Midwife in a Man’s World

Royal College of Physicians: Harvey’s disciples

CHEMISTRY:

Science Notes: Today in Science History – October 8 – Henry-Louis Le Chatelier

Beautiful Chemistry.net Watch Beautiful Reactions in Amazing Detail

Conciatore: Neri’s Cabinet #7: Lime

Yovisto: Ascanio Sobrero and the Power of Nitroglycerine

Ascanio Sobrero (1812-1888)

Ascanio Sobrero (1812-1888)

BBC: The fatal attraction of lead

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Blink: Darwin and the mystical monkeys

The gills have it: Vishnu in an incarnation of Matsya, the fish by Offert Dapper (Amsterdam, 1672)

The gills have it: Vishnu in an incarnation of Matsya, the fish by Offert Dapper (Amsterdam, 1672)

Kestrels and Cerevisiae: The American White Pelican

Royal Museums Greenwich: Jaws Revisited – Sharks in Greenwich

 

The Geological Society: William Smith Factsheet

Laelaps: Evolution in the Slow Lane

Environmental History: Using digital techniques to broaden participatory approaches in environmental history: the Snow Scenes Exhibition

Agile: Great Geophysicists #12: Gauss

Nursing Clio: The Myth of the Vajazzled Orgasm

Punch-Caricature (1882) by Linley Sambourne inspired by Darwin's last book on earthworms

Punch-Caricature (1882) by Linley Sambourne inspired by Darwin’s last book on earthworms

 

TECHNOLOGY:

IEEE Global History Network: George Westinghouse

The Atlantic: NASA Should Have Put a Ring on Orbit

Sue Wilkes: Calico Print Workers

WIRED: For Sale: a $400K Apple 1 Motherboard and 15 Other Treasures of Science History

Fine Books Magazine: Bonhams NY Presents Inaugural History of science Sale

Unmaking Things: Marking Design Part 2: Objects in the Sea of Time

Conciatore: Antonio Who ?

University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection: A Model of the Inner Ear

Ptak Science Books: A Fine Microscopical Innovation, 1873

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: A Musical Automaton Clock

A Musical Automaton Clock

A Musical Automaton Clock

META:- HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Newton the empiricist?

The New York Times: Can Wanting to Believe Make Us Believers?

History News Network: An Interview with MacArthur Genius Award Winner Pamela O. Long

157074-POLJ

Phys.Org: In defense of philosophers as scientists

Double Refraction: Barry Barn’s Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory, 40 years on

Early Modern Print: Text Mining Early Printed English

Culture of Knowledge: A pan-European network to reassemble the Republic of Letters

The Art and Science of Curation: Exploring what it means to be a curator

John Matthew Barlow: Historians Being Mean: A Glossary

The Ordered Universe Project: Grosseteste Goes Public: Disseminating Medieval and Modern Science

Leaping Robot: Scientists as Customers?

Medium.com: Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated

Cultivating Innovation: Making the history and philosophy of science work for YOU!

Scientific American: Doing Good Science: Grappling with the angry-making history of human subject research, because we need to.

ESOTERIC:

SHAC: Programme/Call for Registrations: Geographies of Alchemy and Chemistry (5th SHAC Postgraduate Workshop)

History of Alchemy: Podcast: Homunculus

Paracelsus is credited with the first mention of the homunculus in De homunculis (c. 1529-1532), and De natura rerum (1537). Wikipedia Commons

Paracelsus is credited with the first mention of the homunculus in De homunculis (c. 1529-1532), and De natura rerum (1537). Wikipedia Commons

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

Peder Anker: Hanna Gay; The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

History Today: Inventing the Military-industrial Complex

Bloomberg View: A Genius That History Forgot (Robert Fitzroy)

FitzRoy later in life (probably mid-fifties). Wikipedia Commons

FitzRoy later in life (probably mid-fifties). Wikipedia Commons

Science Museum Group Journal: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude

Environmental, History, Science: Reviewing a History of British Ecology

THE: The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Issac Newton’s Manuscripts by Sarah Dry

NEW BOOKS:

Edition Lammerhuber: The Face of The Earth – The Legacy of Eduard Suess

Historiens de la santé: A History of the Workplace: Environment and Health at Stake

City Lab: Building ‘Imaginary Cities’

Grant Hamilton's illustration of a futuristic city called 'What We Are Coming To' appeared in Judge magazine in 1895. Anderson tweeted it out earlier this month.

Grant Hamilton’s illustration of a futuristic city called ‘What We Are Coming To’ appeared in Judge magazine in 1895. Anderson tweeted it out earlier this month.

British Library: Maps and views blog: A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

Scribd: History and Philosophy of Science catalogue, 2015-16

THEATRE:

FILM:

TELEVISION:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Nürnberg & Bamberg: The Behaim Globe, The Frauenkirche Clock, The Renaissance Mathematicus on Petreius and De revolutionibus (4.11–6.56)

Vimeo: East-India Company ship routes

The Atlantic: What Letter Should We Add to STEM?

Youtube: Wellcome Library: EYES: 30 videos

RADIO:

BBC Radio 4: An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin

Occam’s Corner: Colouring by letters: the life of Dorothy Hodgkin

British biochemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910 - 1994), who won the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

British biochemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910 – 1994), who won the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

PODCASTS:

PRI: How did English become the language of science

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Royal Museums Greenwich: Science, Voyaging, Art, Empire Study Day

Making Waves: Registration: Workshop 3: Science, Pure and Applied: Oliver Lodge, Physics and Engineering 31 Oct 2014 University of Liverpool

BJHS Themes: New British Society for the history of Science journal

Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014: new foundations and global perspectives 17-18 Oct. University College Dublin

The Renaissance Dairy: CfP: Rethinking Intellectual History

 

Queen Mary University of London: Histories and Theories of the Unconscious

The British Society for the History of Science: Dingle Prize for the best book in the history of science, technology, and medicine, first published in English in 2013 or 2014, which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists.

University of Edinburgh STIS Seminar Series Oct-Dec 2014

CHoM News: Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine “Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust” Oct 14 4-5 pm

 

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

 

NYAM: CfP. Who Becomes a Medical Doctor in New York City: Then and Now – a Century of Change 11 December 2014

NYAM: CfP: Fifth Annual History of Medicine Night 11 March 2015

PACHS: Lecture: Diagnosis, Madness: The Photographic Physiognomy of Hugh Welch Diamond

University of Warwick: Global History and Culture Centre: Lecture: Orangutans and Black Slaves in Global Perspective: Challenging the Boundaries of Humankind at the end of the Eighteenth Century 22 Oct 2014

HSS Online: 2014 HSS Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois 6-9 November 2014

Science Museum Group Journal: 02 Issue 02

University of East Anglia: Workshop: Environment(s) in Public 3 Nov 2014

University of Cambridge: Festival of Ideas: Exhibition: Inside out: Dr Auzoux’s papier-mâché models of natural bodies

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APS: Forum on the History of Physics: Student Travel Awards

Finding Ada: Ada Lovelace Day for Schools 2014 14 Oct

Interesting Talks London: Lecture: The Invention of Colour with Philip Ball 6 Nov 2014

 

Wellcome Collection: Exhibition: The Institute of Sexology: Undress Your Mind

The #EnvHist Weekly

Historiens de la santé: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

USC Visual Studies Research Institute: CfP: Material Evidence, Visual Knowledge 30 April-1 May 2015

LOOKING FOR WORK?

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals: The Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship in Nineteenth-Century Media

Norwegian University of Science and Technology: PhD Positions Faculty of Humanities

Higher Ed Jobs: Binghamton University NY: Assistant Professor of Premodern Medicine

University of Cambridge: Job Opportunities: University Lectureship in Global Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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