Whewell’s Gazette: Vol. #18

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 #18

Monday 20 October 2014

Whewell’s Gazette: Vol. #18

 

EDITORIAL:

You now have Whewell’s Gazette #18 before your eyes brought to you at the end of a week that saw the annual celebration of Ada Lovelace Day on 14 October, a day to celebrate the presence of women in (the history of) science, medicine, technology, engineering and mathematics. So this edition of your favourite weekly #HistSTM links list is dedicated to all of the women past and present who have contributed to the development of science, technology, medicine engineering and mathematics.

Quote of the Week:

‘Mr. Boyle mentioned, that he had been informed, that the much drinking of Coffe did breed the Palsey’ h/t @JREverest

ON THE WEB BLOGS AND WEBSITES:

Tuesday 14 October was Ada Lovelace Day, what follows is a selection of #histSTM post and repost from that day.

Guardian: Ada Lovelace Day – tales of inspiring women

Letters from Gondwana: Mignon Talbot and the Forgotten Women of Paleontogy

Tilly Edinger (Photo,Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Tilly Edinger (Photo,Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Inside the Science Museum: The First Woman in Space

Occam’s Corner: Seeking inspiration? Don’t forget the women!

The H-Word: Women in science: a difficult history

The H-Word: Finding women in the history of science

Letters from Gondwana: Women in the Golden Age of Geology in Britain

Women in computing: the 60s pioneers who lit up the world of computing

The National Archives: Nurses in the Crimea: Elizabeth Cadwaladyr

Photograph of Elizabeth Cadwaladyr. Used with permission from Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse edited by Jane Williams (Ysgafell), with a new introduction by Deirdre Beddoe. (Dinas Powys, HONNO, 1987). ISBN 1-870206-00-2. Engraving from a photograph, 1857, in National Library of Wales MS 12353D.

Photograph of Elizabeth Cadwaladyr. Used with permission from Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse edited by Jane Williams (Ysgafell), with a new introduction by Deirdre Beddoe. (Dinas Powys, HONNO, 1987). ISBN 1-870206-00-2. Engraving from a photograph, 1857, in National Library of Wales MS 12353D.

The Queen of Science – The woman who tamed Laplace

Mary Somerville Thomas Phililips

Mary Somerville
Thomas Phililips

 

Skulls in the Stars: Jane Marcet educates Michael Faraday

Portrait of Jane Marcet, from the Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library.

Portrait of Jane Marcet, from the Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library.

 

Roots of Unity: Beyond Emmy and Sophie: Resources for Learning about Women in Math

Smithsonian,com: Five Historic Female Mathematicians You Should Know

Science 2.0: Mind the Gender Gap: Why Women Must Still Fight for Equality in Science

Georgian London: Ada Lovelace Day – Mrs Margaret Bryan, Astronomer of Blackheath

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I Love Typography: The First Female Typographer

Buzzfeed: 11 Unsung Science Heroines You Really Should Have Heard Of

The Royal Institution: Spotlight on Louisa Tyndall

Louisa Tyndall Credit: Royal Institution

Louisa Tyndall
Credit: Royal Institution

Trowel Blazers: Yusra

NPR: Podcast: When Women Stopped Coding

Pat’s Blog: Those Amazing Boole Girls

From left to right, from top to bottom: Margaret Taylor, Ethel L. Voynich, Alicia Boole Stott, Lucy E. Boole, Mary E. Hinton, Julian Taylor, Mary Stott, Mary Everest Boole, George Hinton, Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, Leonard Stott.

From left to right, from top to bottom: Margaret Taylor, Ethel L. Voynich, Alicia Boole Stott, Lucy E. Boole, Mary E. Hinton, Julian Taylor, Mary Stott, Mary Everest Boole, George Hinton, Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, Leonard Stott.

 

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY:

IQOI Vienna: Science and Society: a two-way street

Yovisto: Evangeliste Torricelli and the Barometer

Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647)

Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647)

Restricted Area: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The riddle of Julius Rosenberg

The Ordered Universe Project: Grosseteste and the Harp

Smithsonian.com: How a Physics Diagram Was Named After a Penguin

Image: Quilbert

Image: Quilbert

Ptak Science Books: History of Lines: the Big Little Lines of Richard Feynman (1949)

AIP: Oral History Transcript – S Chandrasakhar

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Royal Museums Greenwich: Solving Longitude: Jupiter’s Moons

Slate: The Vault: The Ottoman Empire’s First Map of the Newly Minted United States

OttomanMap.jpg.CROP.original-original

The Telegraph: Christopher Columbus ‘stole credit for discovering America’

MEDICINE:

History of Medicine in Oregon: Timeline 1850-1900

Concocting History: Autumn Song

The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead: The Speckled Monster: Smallpox

Early Modern Medicine: Itching and Scabbiness

An itch mite

An itch mite

 

The Public Domain Review: The Poet, the Physician and the Birth of the Modern Vampire

Yovisto: Albrecht von Haller – Father of Modern Physiology

Mass Moments: Boston Dentist Demonstrates Ether October 16, 1846

The New England Journal of Medicine: Insensibility during Surgical Operations Produced by Inhalation

Nursing Clio: The Body as Archive

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

Yovisto: Nicholas Culpeper and the Complete English Herbal

CHEMISTRY:

Wallifaction: “unbelieving chemists” : science, religion and politics in a tale of two cities

(This political cartoon from 1790 links Priestley’s ideas to “fanaticism” and radical religious ideas. Source)

(This political cartoon from 1790 links Priestley’s ideas to “fanaticism” and radical religious ideas. Source)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Nerdist: Harold Fisk’s Incredible Maps Track the Ghosts of the Mississippi

My Albion: The Secret Life of Beaver

The New York Times: When Racism Was a Science

The Conversation: There’s no such thing as reptiles any more – and here’s why

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Art and Science of Joseph Banks

Smithsonian Science: Five Amazing Fossil Finds That Will Make You Want To Be a Fossil Hunter

Thinking Like a Mountain: Seed Steeps & Poisoned Partridges, 1843-1848

Partridge from Morris’s British Game Birds and Wildfowl (1855).

Partridge from Morris’s British Game Birds and Wildfowl (1855).

Darwin Correspondence Project: Letters Course: Controversy – Darwin and Wallace

Evolving Thoughts: A nineteenth century view on classification

Environmental History: Wilderness Act Forum

The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: How Famous and Respected was Wallace?

TECHNOLOGY:

Medieval Books: Medieval Desktops

The National Archives: Inventions that didn’t change the world

A design for a flying or aerial machine adapted for the Arctic regions, registered by Arthur Kinsella, Kilkenny, Ireland, May 1855. BT 47/4/669

A design for a flying or aerial machine adapted for the Arctic regions, registered by Arthur Kinsella, Kilkenny, Ireland, May 1855. BT 47/4/669

Guardian: The magic of rubber: irreverent, sexy, sporty, revolutionary … indispensible

The Verge: King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

Yovisto: Peter Barlow and the Barlow Lenses

The Appendix: Photographing the Guillotine

Today’s Engineer: Dials, Keypads and Smartphones

AT&T Tech Chanel: Introduction to the Dial Telephone

Pasta and Vinegar: iPhone numerical keypad organizations

Yovisto: Chuck Yeager – Breaking the Sound Barrier

Medium Cool: In the Pocket

University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection: Spectroscopy Beyond the Visible Spectrum: The Sodium Chloride Prism

Financial Times: The tech innovators of the Victorian Age

Conciatore: Solid Water

META:- HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Smithsonian.com: Amazing Artifacts from the History of Science are Going Up for Auction (slide show)

The Vesalius Anatomy Card Game

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 9 Rules for the history of philosophy

Dr Alun Withey: 500 Years of the Model Man!

Scientific American: Dear Professor Einstein

BBC: Welcome to the BBC Genome Project

Nautilus: Top Ten Unsung Geniuses: For these scientists, success and fame did not come in equal measure

Remedia: New Blog: Archive Magpie: Our monthly update on recently-acquired, newly available or underused archival sources in the history of medicine.

Medieval Book: Meet the Medieval Manuscript

The Art and Science of Curation: Museum curators are (unfortunately) not Indiana Jones

London Evening Standard: Roger Highfield: Science is just as vital to London culture as the arts

Harvard Library: Myerson, Abraham, 1881-1948. Abraham Myerson Papers and Family Research Records, 1908-2013 (inclusive), 1921-1974 (bulk): Finding Aid.

Nautilus: What to Do When Genius Fails

The Sloane Letters Blog: Sloane the Chocolatier: A Tasty Myth

Trade-card ‘Sir Hans Sloane’s Milk Chocolate’. Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Trade-card ‘Sir Hans Sloane’s Milk Chocolate’. Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

ESOTERIC:

The Ritman Library: The alchemical manual of Ulrich Ruosch

Conciatore: The Purse of Envy Reprise

The Recipes Project: The Acceptance of Charms in the Fifteenth Century

Wellcome Library, London. Recipe for staunching blood with cockerel in MS 5262, early fifteenth century. Includes the Longinus miles charm.

Wellcome Library, London. Recipe for staunching blood with cockerel in MS 5262, early fifteenth century. Includes the Longinus miles charm.

 

Conciatore: A Gift for the Innocent

Heterodoxology: Rosicrucian Quadricentennial: 400 years of secret brotherhoods, universal reformations, and conspiracy theories

The Temple of the Rosy Cross, figure designed by Theophilus Schweighardt Constantiens (Speculum Sophicum Rhodostauroticum, 1618). This version courtesy of Ouroboros Press (2012).

The Temple of the Rosy Cross, figure designed by Theophilus Schweighardt Constantiens (Speculum Sophicum Rhodostauroticum, 1618). This version courtesy of Ouroboros Press (2012).

History of Alchemy: Podcast: Richard and Isabella Ingalese

BBC: Radio 3 Essay: Podcast: Stories from the Cairo Genizah – Alchemy and Magic 13 June 14 (scroll down!)

BOOK REVIEWS:

Wired: The Greatest Maps in History, Collected in One Fantastic Book

Techie.com Innovation and “How We Got to Now”

The New York Times: Cosmos as Masterpiece: In ‘Cosmigraphics’ Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time

University of Notre Dame: Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philosophy of Biology

John van Wyhe’s Charles Darwin in Cambridge

Medievalist.net: Vegetables in the Middle Ages

The Neuro Times: The Neurologists: A history of a medical speciality in modern Britain, 1789-2000

Science Book a Day: Science Book a Day Interviews Sarah Dry

New York Times: Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States

Pickering Chatto: History and Philosophy of Technoscience

Cambridge University Press: Interpreting Proclus: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

THEATRE:

FILM:

TELEVISION:

  1. A. Times.com: ‘Manhattan’ renewed for Season 2 by WGN America

Motherboard: Author Steven Johnson Talks ‘How We Got top Now,’ Starting With the Sewers

A.V. Club: Yeah, science! The new trend in TV drama

 

Masters Of Sex

Masters Of Sex

 

VIDEOS:

Youtube: ARW Centenary at AMNH Nov. 12 2013: 10 Alfred R Wallace videos

 

RADIO:

PODCASTS:

The Art and Science of Curation: #ArtSCiCuration at the Museums Association Conference

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Kansas: Spencer Museum of Art: CfP: Hybrid practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today 10-13 March 2015

PHILOS-L: Philosophy in Europe: History of the Human Science: New Editorial Team

The Journal of Somaesthetics: CfP: Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

PACHS: Working Groups

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) 2015-16 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry–Applications now available, Due Jan 15, 2015

UCL: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2015 Abstract Submission

The Renaissance Diary: The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Huygens ING, and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre: CfP: Circulation of knowledge regarding non-European plants and plant components

In(ter)ventions: object histories and the museum: CfP: 12 February 2015 British Museum

Institute of Historical Research, London: One day colloquium: The History of the Body: Approaches and Directions 16 May 2015

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: Public Lecture: ”The Secret Histories of Laser Fusion” Columbia University 29 October 2014 6-7:30 pm

Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena: Workshop „Die ‚nicht mehr neuen’ Medien. Herausforderungen für Universitätssammlungen“ 7-9 May 2015

“Female Bodies and Female Practitioners in the Medical Traditions of the Late Antique Mediterranean World” Berlin, 27-29 October 2014

CRASSH: Things that Matter, 1400-1900: Alternate Wednesdays 12-2 pm during term-time

Wellcome Trust: Wellcome Library funds a new partnership to digitise 800 000 pages of mental health archives

Manchester Medieval Society: CfP: Crossing Boarders in the Insular Middle Ages, c.999-1500 Philipps-Universität, Marburg 8-10 April 2015

LOOKING FOR WORK?

Science Museum Group: Digital Director

PHILOS-L: Philosophy in Europe: Two PhD studentships in HPS in Vienna

The Historical Collections unit of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences: University of Alabama: Reynolds Associates Research Fellowships in the History of the Health Sciences for 2015

The Conservation Volunteers: Natural Network Trainees

Science Media Centre: Head of Operations

Chemical Heritage Foundation: Apply for a Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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