Whewell’s Gazette Year 2, Vol. #31

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 #31

Monday 15 February 2016



It’s time once again for this week’s edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list that bringing you a new bumper crop of articles and post on the histories of science, technology and medicine harvested in the infinite fields of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Almost unnoticed, I can’t find a single obituary, American historian Elizabeth Eisenstein slipped out of this world on 31 January 2016 at the age of 92. It is rare for a historian to write a book that fundamentally changes a discipline or sub-discipline of their profession and goes on to stand the test of time as a monument to scholarship, Elizabeth Eisenstein achieved this feat with her, by now almost legendary, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, originally published in two volumes by the Cambridge University Press in 1979. At nearly 800 pages in the single volume paperback edition it is a weighty book in all senses of the word.

To quote the Wikipedia article, “In this work she focuses on the printing press’s functions of dissemination, standardization, and preservation and the way these functions aided the progress of the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance, and the Scientific Revolution. Eisenstein’s work brought historical method, rigor, and clarity to earlier ideas of Marshall McLuhan and others, about the general social effects of such media transitions.“ It is a book, like all the best history books, that provoked a debate that is still going on. Although some of Einsenstein’s main contentions have been challenged, most notably by Adrian Johns in his equally monumental The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (University of Chicago Press, 1998), it is a treasure trove of facts, ideas and stimulating thoughts and should have a place on the bookshelf of any serious historian of science.

 The week also saw a minor scandal in the proposal to put a famous face from STEM on the new RBS £10 note. Three names were presented for selection by popular vote, Mary Somerville, Thomas Telford and James Clerk Maxwell. Somerville was leading comfortably one day before the poll closed when Telford who was languishing in third place suddenly shot into first place with a massive surge of last minute votes. Suspecting foul play the RBS disqualified Telford and so for the first time ever a women other than the Queen will grace a British bank note.

Mary Somerville

Mary Somerville

The Herald Scotland: Scots scientist Mary Somerville set to be unveiled as new face of RBS £10 note

The Herald Scotland: RBS is investigating fraud in the £10 note poll in which Thomas Telford surged to lead over Mary Somerville

The Guardian: Scientist Mary Somerville to appear on Scottish £10 note

RBS: Mary Somerville to appear on new Royal Bank of Scotland 10 note

Quotes of the week:

“Szilard famously said of Los Alamos, ‘Everybody who goes there will go crazy.’ In some sense, they did”. – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

“A scientist’s aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.” – Leo Szilard

“Two black holes are like a couple on Valentine’s Day, the universe is a water bed, gravitational waves are… well you get the picture”. – @SarcasticRover

Gravity waves!

Humanity waves back!

Gravity was actually waving at neutron star behind us

Humanity is embarrassed for next 3 billion years – Dean Burnett (@garwboy)

“The man who invented predictive text died yesterday

His funfair is next monkey” – Malcolm Brown (@MalcolmBrown53)

“Historians of science, crushers of dreams”. – Audra J. Wolfe (@ColdWarScience)

“There is no such thing as philosophy-free science, there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination”. – Daniel Dennett h/t @cathyby

Evolution…is the most powerful and the most comprehensive idea that has ever arisen on Earth. – Julian Huxley h/t @FossilHistory

“Give a man a duck, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to duck & he’ll avoid projectiles aimed at his head for a lifetime”. – Rachel axler (@rachelaxler)

“Don’t piss in my soup and tell me you’re cooling it down” – Rachel Williams (@billiwilliams)

Valentine’s Day!

Courting dance of the Blue Foote Booby

Courting dance of the Blue Foote Booby

 “A giant hug for anyone who has been made to feel lonely because of this preposterous manufactured abomination of a day”. – Ed Yong (@edyong209)

 “Valentine’s Day is just a made-up holiday manufactured by the greeting cardioid industry”. – Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer)

 Birthdays of the Week:

 ENIAC ‘born’ 14 February 1946

ENIAC  Source: Huffington Post

Source: Huffington Post

 Independent: The ENIAC machine: Rhodri Marsden’s Interesting Objects No.100

Philly Voice: 70 years ago, six Philly women became the world’s first digital computer programmers

AHF: Computing and the Manhattan Project


Agnes Clerke born 10 February 1842

Communicate Science: “She looks beneath the shadow of my wings”

Agnes Mary Clerke Source: Wikimedia Commons

Agnes Mary Clerke
Source: Wikimedia Commons

A&G: Agnes Mary Clerke: Real–time historian of astronomy

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Lady of Science

archive.org: A Popular History of Astronomy during The Nineteenth Century by Agnes M. Clerke

Jan Swammerdam Born 12 February 1637


Happy Birthday Jan Swammerdam! 17th-C Dutch biologist, 1st to describe red blood cells. Pic of his work on the lungs Source: Science Museum

Happy Birthday Jan Swammerdam! 17th-C Dutch biologist, 1st to describe red blood cells. Pic of his work on the lungs Source: Science Museum

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Biological Birthday

janswammerdam.org: Jan Swammerdam (1637–1680)

Charles Darwin born 12 February 1809 

Charles Darwin drawing by G Richmond Source: Wikimedia Commons

Charles Darwin drawing by G Richmond
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC: iWonder: Charles Darwin: Evolution and the story of our species

Yovisto: Charles Darwin and the Natural Selection

University of Cambridge: Darwin Correspondence Project

Geological Society of London: Happy Darwin Day!

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Darwin Day: Celebrating Without Deifying

University of Leiden: How Charles Darwin became an Honorary Doctor in Leiden


Yovisto: Robert Hofstadter and controlled Nuclear Fission

The Sphere of Sacrobosco: Sacrobosco’s Sphere in Portugal and Spain

AHF: John von Neumann

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The orbital mechanics of Johann Georg Locher a seventeenth-century Tychonic anti-Copernican

AHF: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hall’s Interview

Yovisto: Daniel Bernoulli and the Bernoulli Principle


Voices of the Manhattan Project: Orville Hill’s Interview

Yovisto: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – The Father of Diagnostic Radiology

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Wilhelm Röntgen

Yovisto: Leo Szilard and the Atomic Bomb

dannen.com: Leo Szilard – A Biographical Chronology

Mosaic Science Magazine: Pinning Down the Elusive G

Yovisto: Lost on Mars – The Beagle 2 Mission

Nature: The hundred-year quest for gravitational waves – in pictures

NASA: Oral History Project: Annie J. Easley

dwc.knaw.nl: Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert 1893–1970

Yale University Department of Physics: APS honors the Original Sloane Lab as an Historical Site in honor of Dr. Edward Bouchet


Physics Buzz Blog: A New Ninth Planet?

The Public Domain Review: Transit of Venus (1882)

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: Solzhenitsyn and the Smyth Report

Chemistry World: Michelson’s interferometer

AIP: William Shockley

SPLC: William Shockley

Jalons: Version Découverte: La Bombe Française

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Spectrograph, Faint Object, Hubble Space Telescope (FOS)

AIP: Wallace Sargent

NASA: Billion Dollar Technology: A Short Historical Overview of the Origins of Communications Satellite Technology, 1945–1965

AHF: Walter Zinn



Yovisto: Erich von Drygalski’s Antarctic Expeditions

jackroubaud.com: A recent discovery: Utopia by Abraham Ortelius

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section: DCRM[C]: Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Catographic) available online free as pdf

dclibrary.org: Washington Map Collection


Thomas Morris: Penis in a bottle

Galeno: Catalogo delle traduzioni latine di Galeno

PBS Newshour: Was Charles Dickens the fist celebrity medical spokesman?

Charles Dickens was a great supporter of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

Charles Dickens was a great supporter of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

Advances in the History of Psychology: APA time Capsule on the Bühlers

Technology’s Stories: What If Beddoes & Davy Had Attempted Surgical Anesthesia In 1799?

London Historic: The Old operating Theatre

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: A Must Have for Nursing Mothers

University of Leeds: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Medical Regeneration: Publications

Thomas Morris: Medicinal pancakes

Midlist Writer: Travel Tuesday: Disturbing Artifacts in the Royal College of Physicians, London

Thomas Morris: Curing conjunctivitis with frogspawn

Live Science: Oldest Medical Report of Near-Death Experience Discovered

The Public Domain Review: William Cheselden’ Osteographia (1733)


Remedia: What Kind of Morph Are You? Biotypology in Transit, 1920s–1960s

Notches: “She was both Poxt and Clapt together”: Confessions of Sexual Secrets in Eighteenth-Century Venereal Cases

Thomas Morris: The electric spectacles

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Johann Freidrich Meckel (The Younger)

Dr Alun Withey: Robbing the Doctor: 17th-Century Medics as Victims of Crime

Oxford Science Blog: 75 years of penicillin in people

The H-Word: Hospital or Home: Who Cares?

Royal College of Physicians: Gone but not forgotten

Thomas Morris: Killed by shaving

Thomas Morris: King George’s heart


Yovisto: Henri Giffard and the Giffard Dirigible

Sound on Sound: The Story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Conciatore: Fabergé and Purpurine

Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries, nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.

Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries,
nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.

Slate: The Vault: How One Company Designed the Bookshelves that Made America’s Biggest Libraries Possible

South Wales Argus: Newport ship could last another 500 years thanks to new climate control unit

Scientific American: GPS and the World’s First “Space War”

Atlas Obscura: This Gritty Small Town in Michigan Became the World’s Gavel Capital

Yovisto: Auto Pioneer Wilhelm Maybach

Toronto: Bridging the Don: the Prince Edward Viaduct

Yovisto: Photographic Pioneer Henry Fox Talbot

Yovisto: Mary Had a Little Lamb – Edison and the Phonograph

Smithsonian Libraries: Collection of United States patents granted to Thomas A. Edison, 1869–1884

Yovisto: Richard Hamming and the Hamming Code

Smithsonian.com: Melt-Proof Chocolate, 3D Printed Gummies and Other Fascinating Candy Patents

The Guardian: Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s – in pictures


Jalopnik: The Technology That Helps Make Your Car More Aerodynamic? It’s Been Around Since the 1880s

Lemelson-MIT: George Ferris: The Ferris Wheel



Yovisto: Gregor Mendel and the Rules of Inheritance

The Atlantic: Natural History Museums Are Teeming with Undiscovered Species

Tallahassee Democrat: Kinsey Collection: Ioannis Africani Africae, 1632


Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Walter Bates

Conciatore: Botanical Gardens

The New York Times: Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85

The New York Times: The Environmental Legacy of the Steel City

The Mountain Mystery: 100 years of Drift: Parts 1–4

Alfred Wegener, in Greenland, 1930  (photo by Fritz Loewe)

Alfred Wegener, in Greenland, 1930 (photo by Fritz Loewe)

the many-headed monster: A Walk in the Park: History from Below and the English Landscape

The Recipes Project: Reading the Landscape and a Dish of Weeds

Yovisto: Barnum Brown and the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Barnum Brown

Atlas Obscura: Inside Atlas Obscura’s All-Night Adventure at the Explorers Club

BHL: Darwin’s Early Love

The Guardian: Fossils: Flightless bird with giant head roamed swampy Arctic 53m years ago


Medievalists.net: Saltpetre in medieval gunpowder: Calcium or Potassium Nitrate?

Method: Atom by Atom: Building Protein Models

Computer graphics console in the early 1970s.

Computer graphics console in the early 1970s.

Yovisto: Ira Remsen and Saccharin


Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR): RPYS i/o: A web-based tool for the historiography and visualization of 
citation classics, sleeping beauties, and research fronts

MedHum Fiction–Daily Dose: MedHum Mondays: Museums, STEM, and the Vital Role of Humanities

albawaba: Qatar National Library organises the history of science and technology in the Middle East and the Islamic World Public Lecture

Method: Science in the Making: What is the world really like?

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Library and partners

The Atlantic: Stop Calling the Babylonians Scientists

homunculus: On being “harsh” to Babylonians

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Understanding Newton’s Principia as part of the Baconian Tradition

The #EnvHist Weekly

Blink: Radha and the space-time illusion

Before sunrise: The night sky in this 1650 painting betrays the artist’s ignorance of astronomy Rohit Gupta Business Line Rohit Gupta

Before sunrise: The night sky in this 1650 painting betrays the artist’s ignorance of astronomy
Rohit Gupta
Business Line Rohit Gupta

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Please don’t call us a Cabinet of Curiosity



History Today: The Science of the Supernatural

Luther alchemy

Conciatore: The Duke’s Oil


Science: Tim Radford on Science Writing

The New York Times: ‘The Good Death’, When Breath Becomes Air’ and More

Science Book a Day: Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haekel

Art Forms in Nature von Olaf Breidbach

Art Forms in Nature von Olaf Breidbach

JHI Blog: Towards a Global Intellectual History?

The Spectator: Alexander Humboldt: a great explorer rediscovered

H-Net: Valerie Traub: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns

PsychCentral: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism & the Future of Neurodiversity


Niche: Mining and Communities in Northern Canada & Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

The Quack Doctor: The History of Medicine in 100 Facts


University of Chicago Press: Groovy Science

Brill: Frederick de Wit and the First Concise Reference Atlas

The Dispersal of Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle: The Illustrated Edition of Charles Darwin’s Travel Memoir and Field Journal


Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia: Small treasures on display: Exhibition of engravings, maps, books and decorative items 10–29 February 2016

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee exhibition: late opening 18 February

Daily Grail: The Lost Library of John Dee, Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I and Confidant of Angels

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

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

The Engineer: The engineering genius of a Renaissance man

The Guardian: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius review – an eye for destruction

 An armoured vehicle by Leonardo da Vinci. Photograph: Alessandro Nassiri/Science Museum

An armoured vehicle by Leonardo da Vinci. Photograph: Alessandro Nassiri/Science Museum

Science Museum: Leonardo for a Time of Austerity

The Telegraph: Leonardo da Vinci: genius or humble draftsman?

History Extra: In pictures: Leonard da Vinci – The Mechanics of Genius

Queens’ College Cambridge: ‘The Rabbi & The English Scholar’ exhibition in the library 22 February–24 March 2016

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

The English Garden: Visit the RHS Botanical Art Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time Runs until 27 March 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

Pangolin illustration on display at ZSL London Zoo

Pangolin illustration on display at ZSL London Zoo

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Culture 24: Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London’s Store Street gallery

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

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Dinosaurier in Berlin: Brachiosaurus as an Icon of Politics, Science, and Popular Culture 1 April 2015–31March 2018

Universty of Cambridge: Research: Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

Osher Map Library: Masterpieces at USM: Celebrating Five Centuries of Rare Maps and Globes 19 November 2015–12 March 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: Mar. 12th Pop-Up Museum Explores Contributions of Women of Colour in Psych

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

Closing very soon: British Museum: The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Scanning Sobek: mummy of the crocodile god Room 3 10 December 2015–21 February 2016

Closing soon: Horniman Museum & Gardens: London’s Urban Jungle Run until 21 February 2016

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

New-York Historical Society: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York 13 November 2015–17 April 2016

CLOSING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 21 November 2015–28 February 2016

CLOSING SOON: The Huntarian: ‌The Kangaroo and the Moose Runs until 21 February 2016

Science Museum: Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

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

The Mary Rose: ‘Ringing the Changes’: Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with unrestricted views of the ship

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

Royal College of Surgeons: Designing Bodies 24 November 2015–20 February 2016

CLOSING SOON: Natural History Museum, London: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017

Science Museum: Ada Lovelace Runs till 31 March 2016

Closing soon: British Library: 20th Century Maps 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Closing soon: Royal Pavilion, Brighton: Exotic Creatures 14 November 2015–28 February 2016

National Maritime Museum: Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution Runs till 28 March 2016

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

Science Museum: Churchill’s Scientists Runs till 1 March 2016

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Henry Walter Bates Until 26 February:


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

ChoM News: Center for the History of Medicine: Screening of “Mystery Street” 24

February 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

Coming Soon: The Crescent Theatre: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde



The London PUS Seminars: Atoms, Bytes and Genes – Public Resistance and Technoscientific Responses 24 February 2016 LSE

Royal College of Physicians: Dee late: inside Dee’s miraculous mind

CRASSH: Cambridge: Genius in History: A Public Conversation: 2 March 2016

University of Manchester: Master’s Study Information Day: Science communication; History of science, technology and medicine; Medical humanities 2 March 2016

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England 8 March 2016

French seminar

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Waterhouse Room Gordon Hall Harvard Medical School: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Royal Holloway – Management Building Lecture Theatre: Public History and Fiction 25 February 2016

University of York: Lecture: “Not Everyone Can Be Gandhi”: The Global Indian Medical Diaspora in the post WWII Era 3 March 2016

Bletchley Park: Alan Turing Through His Nephews Eyes 3 April 2016

Glasgow histmed events

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 23 March & 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

City Arts and Lectures: Steve Silberman: The Untold History of Autism 28 March 2016 Live on Public Radio

Medical Museum Cafe

CRASSH: Cambridge: Workshop: Orientalism and its Institutions in the Nineteenth Century 18 February 2016

Schwetzingen: Astronomie-Tagung: Von Venus-Transit zum Schwarzen Loch 19 März 2016


Albert Einstein, Oil on Canvas

Albert Einstein, Oil on Canvas





The Society for Nautical Research: Ships, Clocks & Stars at Mystic Seaport

Youtube: The History of Photography in 5 Minutes


Lady Radio: Episode February 12, 2016: Listen to @AnnaNReser & @leilasedai talk about their motivations behind Lady Science (abt 30 mins in)


BBC Radio 4: Science Stories

readara: Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race To Crack The Genetic Code: Interview with Matthew Cobb



University of York: Conference: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences 7-8 April 2016

Harvard University: 51st Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 2 April 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice

Hist Geo Conf

American Historical Association: Perspectives on History: The 131st Annual Meeting Call for Proposals and Theme Denver CO 5–7 January 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Antiquity

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Submissions: Book: Historical Epistemology of Science/Philosophy of Science, Torricelli

HoS Conf

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Latin America

University of Western Ontario: CfP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica: CNRS School “BioPerspectives” Philosophy of Biology 29 March–1 April 2016

Klosterneuburg: CfP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) 59 September 2016

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb–June 2016

Vatican Library Conference

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures Feb–Sept 2016

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CfP: ICOHTEC Symposium in Rio de Janeiro on 23-29 July 2017

Asian Society for the History of Medicine: Call for Submissions: Taniguchi Medal 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

International Committee for the History of Technology: CfP: 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 26–30 July 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

University of York 7–8 April 2016

Workshop RS

UCL: London Ancient Science Conference: 15–18 February 2016

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Maculinity, health and medicine, c.1750–present 28–29 April 2016

Effaced Blog: CfP: History of Facial Hair

Sidney Sussex College: University of Cambridge: Programme and Registration Treasuries of Knowledge: 8 April 2016

Science in Public


University of Munich: Assistant Professorship Philosophy of Physics

ChoM News: 2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship: Application Period Open

University of Kent: School of History: Postgraduate Funding

University of Bordeaux: Postdoc: Philosophy of Biology

Ruhr-University Bochum: Fellowships: Mind, Brain, Cognitive Evolution; Philosophy, Neuroscience

University of Kent: Lecturer in the History of Medicine (1750 to the present)

Nazarbayev University (KAZ): Assistant Professorship: Hist Medicine, Public Health and/or Environmental History

pasold.co.uk: Textile History – Seeks a new Editor

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): PhD position STS

University of Manchester: CHSTM: Fully Funded Studentship for Graduate Study in History of the Biological Sciences or Medicine after 1800

Royal Holloway University of London: AHRC Studentship: The indigenous map: native information, ethnographic object, artefact of encounter

University of Sheffield: Department of History: Lecturer in Medicine, Science and Technology

University of Umeå: PhD student in History of Science and Ideas

Middlesex University London: David Tresman Caminer Studentship for the History of Computing

University of Manchester: Research Associate: Medical Archive Collections

Birkbeck University of London: Post-doctoral Researcher: ‘Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences, c. 1950-1990’.

The British Museum: Print Curator: Monument Trust




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