Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #32


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 #32

Monday 22 February 2016


 Seven days seems to go by in a flash and once again we are back with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you, as always, all we could find throughout cyberspace over the last seven days of the histories of science, technology and medicine.

Last week our short editorial concerned the death of the great historian Elizabeth Eisenstein, unfortunately we have again a death to report that of the much better known semiotician, essayist and novelist Umberto Eco. Officially Eco was not even a historian let alone a historian of science but his novels reveal an intellect that knew no boundaries when it came to investigating and describing the world of human thought throughout a vast swath of history. As I wrote on Twitter upon reading of his death, Eco’s novels drove my desire to be a historian as least as much as any academic history book that I read. Reading one of Eco’s novels made me want to go into a library and fetch fifty books to examine in detail all aspects of the historical setting that he was writing about. Judging by the response from my fellow STM historians on Twitter I was not alone in having these feelings. What follows are some of the comments and tributes that appeared on the web on the day that his death was announced.

Umberto Eco 1932–2016


Umberto Eco 2005 Source: Wikimedia Commons


“I think that writing is an act of love.” —Umberto Eco

“When men stop believing in God, it isn’t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.” – Umberto Eco

“People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.” ― Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery

When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means. – Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco is like one of those amazing tool boxes that always have the right tool for every job – Joserra Marcaida (@JoserrMarcaida)

Eco intellectual

storify: Remembering Umberto Eco

The New York Times: Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies

The Guardian: Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84

The Guardian: Umberto Eco in quotes – 10 of the best

The Guardian: Umberto Eco: ‘People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged’

boingboing: Umberto Eco, 1932–2016

Eco stories

BBC News: Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84

npr: Italian Author and Philosopher Umberto Eco Dead at 84

The New Yorker: A Guide to Thesis Writing That is a Guide to Life

The Paris Revue: Umberto Eco, The Art of Fiction No. 197

io9: Umberto Eco Asked the Hard Questions About the Myths We Can’t Help Believing In

Medievalist.net: Umberto Eco, medievalist and novelist, passes away

Yovisto: Umberto Eco and The Name of the Rose

Eco enigma

Vimeo: A Conversation With Umberto Eco

Quotes of the week:

“Dear students: the hardest part of making writing a career is not convincing someone to publish you. It’s convincing them to pay you. So if you want to be a writer, don’t practise writing (though it helps). Practise getting paid”. – Frank Swain (@SciencePunk)

“Reviewer 2 to author:

I’m doing you a favour by rejecting your paper. Rejection builds character.

You can thank me later”. – Grumpy Reviewer (@GrumpyJReviewer)

“Today is the birthday of Galileo. Unfortunately we do not know the birthdays of his two main collaborators, Figaro and Magnifico”. – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

New favorite response after telling someone I’m a historian:

“You’re a historian? So you know about conspiracy theories?” – Maria R. Montalvo (@MariaRMontalvo)

Book quote

“Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled” – William Blake h/t @MistressRougeUK

“Global temperatures are skyrocketing!”

“I’m sure it’s fine”

“No evidence links mobile phones to cancer”

“You can’t prove they’re safe!” – Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)

“People don’t buy the best product. They buy the product they can understand the fastest.” – Donald Miller h/t @JohnDCook

Birthdays of the Week:

 René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec born 17 February 1781

Google Stethoscope

The H-Word: René Laennec’s stethoscope: giving doctors a new way to listen to patients

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: Laennec’s Baton: A Short History of the Stethoscope


Monaural stethoscope as devised by Laennec. It could be unscrewed in the middle for carrying in the pocket Source: RCPSG Library

University of Cambridge: Medical Library: The inventor of the stethoscope

Galileo Galilei born 15 February 1564

Galileo Ladybird

Source: Ladybird Books

Smithsonian.com: Happy 452nd Birthday, Galileo

Linda Hall Library: The Face of the Moon: Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

NYAM: The Private Lives of Galileo

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Extracting the Stopper

Nicolaus Copernicus born 19 February 1473


Graphic courtesy of @UrbanAstroNYC

Lind Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nicolaus Copernicus

Encyclopædia Britannica: Nicolaus Copernicus

British Library: Collection items: Copernicus’ celestial spheres

The Beacon: Copernicus’s 543rd Birthday Reveals the Date of His Death

Space Coast Daily: NASA History: Revolutionary Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus Was Born in 1473

Georg Joachim Rheticus born 16 February 1514


Yovisto: Georg Joachim Rheticus’ Achievements for Astronomy

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Midwifery in the evolution of science

Ernst Haeckel born 16 February 1834


Radiolaria illustration from the Challenger Expedition 1873–76. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Letters from Gondwana: Ernst Haeckel, the Scientist as an Artist

Letters from Gondwana: Haeckel and the Legacy of Early Radiolarian Taxonomists

History of Geology: A Geologist’s Dream: The Lost Continent of Lemuria

Kuriositas: Art Forms of Nature – The Ernst Haeckel Collection

AMNH: Happy Birthday Ernst Haeckel!

The Public Domain Review: Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture

Youtube: Proteus 2004

Tobias Mayer born 17 February 1723


Tobias Mayer Source: Tobias Mayer Verein Marbach

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How far the moon?


Yovisto: John Wilkins and the Universal Language

Atlas Obscura: Until 1958, The FBI Followed Physicist Richard Feynman Very Closely

Yovisto: Herman Kahn and the Consequences of Nuclear War

math.buffalo.edu: From Banneker to Best: Some Stellar Careers In Astronomy and Astrophysics

The PI’s Perspective: Nine Mementos Headed to the Ninth Planet

NOVA: My Dad Discovered Pluto

PACHSmörgåsbord: Interview with Clyde Tombaugh

BBC News: Watching the heavens: The female pioneers of science


Fiammetta Wilson: She opened the door to women in professional astronomy but her name has largely been forgotten Source: BBC

Yovisto: Pierre Bouger – Child Prodigy and ‘Father of Photometry’

University of Cambridge: Astronomical Images “Diagrams, Figures, and the Transformation of Astronomy, 1450-1650”: Erasmus Reinhold, Theoricae novae planetarum Georgii Purbacchii

The New York Times: When Einstein Was Wrong

The National Library of Israel: UNESCO recognizes Newton’s theological manuscripts as “Memory of the World”

npr: Was Einstein Wrong?

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Peter Lax’s Interview

Spacewatchtower: Comet of 1491: Self-Correction of Science

Ptak Science Books: The Building that Toppled the Earth


Source: NYPL Digital Collections

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

The City Lab: This Old Map: The Moon, 1647

AHF: Maria Goeppert-Mayer

The Ordered Universe Project: Gravitational Waves and the Cosmic ‘Sonativum’


AEON: Fantasy North

Atlas Obscura: The Perfect 22-Foot Map for Your Ancient Roman Road Trip

Ptak Science Books: History of Lines – the Use of Thick and Bold Lines in Information, 1862

The Press and Journal: Bizarre map of Aberdeenshire drawn by “conman Craftsman” on display

Cultures of Knowledge: A call across ‘The Theatre of the World’: Abraham Ortelius


‘Typvs Orbis Terrarvm’, by Abraham Ortelius. 1570. (The Library of Congress; source of image: Wikimedia Commons)

British Library: Asian and African studies bog: Kaempfer’s cat

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps: Deciphering the Land: An Unknown Estate Survey Book from Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century Italy

The Map Room: George Washington, Mapmaker



Thomas Morris: Trees do not grow in humans

The Scotsman: Weird and wonderful Scottish treatments of the past revealed

Two Nerdy History Girls: Germs Discovered in 1835

The Guardian: Cancer moonshot? It’s not rocket science!

The Public Domain Review: Sketches in Bedlam (1823)

The Anatomy Lab: Pathological Spotlight: What becomes of the broken hearted?


Boston University: The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project

Thomas Morris: The man who ate chalk

University of Glasgow Library: Vision of Health: The Wellcome UK Medical Heritage Library Project

The McGill Tribune: The History of Eugenics in Quebec and at McGill

Nursing Clio: “The Only Menstrual Murderess”: Blood, Guns, and a Theory of Female Crime


Illustration of the Borden trial for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper in 1893. (Benjamin West Clinedinst/Library of Congress | Public domain)

The H-Word: From Rubella to Zika: pregnancy, disability, abortion and the spectre of an epidemic

Thomas Morris: The mystery of the exploding teeth

Medievalists.net: Uterine cancer in the writings of Byzantine physicians

New Republic: Getting Clean, the Tudor Way

National Republic: Lemons, Sponges, and Other Old Forms of Birth Control

Atlas Obscura: Opium Soaked Tampons Were the Midol of Ancient Rome

Thomas Morris: Oshkosh, by gosh

Diseases of Modern Life: The Menace of the Barber Shop

Thomas Morris: The electric scalpel


Yovisto: Nikolaus Wirth and PASCAL

Yovisto: Henry Steinway and the Grand Pianos

Conciatore: Early Modern Glass Furnace

Conciatore: Gold Ruby Glass

Conciatore: Filigrana

Smithsonian.com: Abraham Lincoln Is the Only President to Have a Patent


Lincoln’s original patent model was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1908. This replica was built by the Smithsonian in 1978 for long-term display to preserve the fragile original. (NMAH/SI)

Yovisto: The Letters of Giambattista Bodoni

Smithsonian.com: The Innovative Spirit: Can You Guess the Inventions Based on These Patent Illustrations

Yovisto: Frederick Eugene Ives and the Halftone Printing Process

Yovisto: The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley

Smithsonian.com: Texting Isn’t the First New Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills

Cambridge University Library Special Collections: The first slide rule: a discovery in the Macclesfield Collection


William Oughtred and Elias Allen, portraits by Wenceslaus Hollar. Public domain.

Public Domain Review: Edison reading Mary Had a Little Lamb (1927)

O Say Can You See?: Power from the people: Rural Electrification brought more than lights

Ptak Science Books: The British Bicycle Airborne, 1944

Digital Trends: Before Gates, Zuckerberg, or Jobs, 6 Women Programmed The First Digital Computer

ICE: Image Library

Open Culture: The World’s Oldest Surviving Pair of Glasses (Circa 1475)

Smithsonian.com: Steve Wozniak’s Apple I Booted Up a Tech Revolution


Animal barometer

Animal Barometer: Lady’s Magazine Jan 1814

Yovisto: The Great Paris Academic Dispute of 1830

Yovisto: Robert Malthus and the Principle of Population

Brown University: Miller reviews Dover model of standing up for science

Yovisto: Sir Francis Galton – Polymath

Brain Pickings: Charles Darwin’s Touching Letters of Appreciation to His Best Friend and Greatest Champion

The New Yorker: The Making of the American Museum of Natural History’s Wildlife Dioramas


Fossil shark-jaw restoration, 1909. COURTESY AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Colanizing Animals: Getting the Wasp into the Cyanide Jar

Niche: Greatest Hits in Canadian Environmental History Part I

Niche: Greatest Hits in Canadian Environmental History Part II

The Public Domain Review: The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents (1658)

BBC Earth: Beatrix Potter: Pioneering scientist or passionate amateur?

Academia: Art and Science in Landscape Painting: Alexander von Humboldt (pdf)

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Infographic With Little Info to “Graph” (1835)

Wonders & Marvels: The Short and Wondrous Career of Harry Glicken


Harry Glicken in the field, 1980s

Notches: Inventing the Family Farm: Towards a History of Rural Heterosexuality

Nature: What sparked the Cambrian explosion

Science League of America: Tyndall Twice Twisted, Part 1

Science League of America: Tyndall Twice Twisted, Part 2

Atlas Obscura: The Doomed Blind Botanist Who Brought Poetry to Plant Description


The Atlantic: How the Idea of a ‘Normal’ Person Got Invented

History of Geology: Bailey Willis – The Man who made Mountains

Lady Science: No. 17: Embracing Nature: The Women of the Eco-Feminist Movement

Rick Allmendinger’s Stuff: Darwin’s Description of the 1835 Concepción Earthquake


Chemistry World: Flashback: 25 years ago

CHF: Svante August Arrhenius


“Charged Croquet Balls.” Drawing by William B. Jensen. Courtesy Oesper Collection, University of Cincinnati.


Chronicle Live: Bede’s World visitor attraction in Jarrow closes due to cash problems

Victorian Research Web: The Curran Index 19th-century English periodicals

The February HPS&ST Note is on the web

Historians in Residence: Will Thomas on What Historians Shouldn’t Moan About

The Recipes Project: Networking Recipe Writers with “Networking Early Modern Women”

Drugs & Poisons in World History: Some advice about academic writing

British Library: Untold live blog: Let the people speak: history with voices

Ptak Science Books: Potentially Useless Info Dept.: Scientists Quoted in Definitions in the OED

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Scientists and Saints’ Days

Scientific American: Is There Really a War on Science?

The Return of Native Nordic Fauna: Belonging to country

My Sense of Place: Galileo Galilei

The #EnvHist Weekly

Occult Minds: Project Update and Relocations


distillatio: Trying to work out practical recipes from 15th century English Alchemy poetry


Library Journal Reviews: Medicine, February 2016 – Best Sellers includes #histmed

Science Book a Day: Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer

Roots of Unity: Black Mathematical Excellence: A Q&A with Erica Walker

BSHS: Pickstone Prize Shortlist

SomeBeans: The Honourable Company by John Keay



Five Books: Steve Silberman on Autism: top five new books on autism

Live Mint: A Numerate Life


Historiens de la santé: The Germ of an Idea: Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660–1730

Palgrave Macmillan: Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism

Morbid Anatomy: New Morbid Anatomy Book on the Allure of the Anatomical Venus

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 6.04.56 AM

University of Chicago Press: The Great Devonian Controversy

Bloomsbury Publishing: The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600–1850


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

SciArt in America: Traces of the Space Age and Memories of Tragedy in Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” 

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

gq-magazine: Leonardo da Vinci Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Career

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

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

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 Very Soon: 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

JHI Blog: Brave Entertainments

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:


Harvard Observatory History in Images: The Harvard Observatory Pinafore


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

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



Museum of the History of Science: Calendar Curiosities 28 February 2016

The Royal Society: Workshop: The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950–2016 22 April 2016

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: Lecture: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

RCP: Dee late: rediscovering the lost world of John Dee 10 March

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Cartography in the Sands: Mapping Oman 25 February 2016

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870–1914

University of Greenwich: Greenwich Maritime Centre Launch 8 March 2016

Sam Noble Museum: Galileo’s World Symposium 25 February 2016

Glasgow histmed events

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

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

Workshop RS

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

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



Alexander von Humboldt und Aimé Bonpland “Urwaldlaboratorium am Orinoco” (“Jungle lab on the Orinoco“) By Eduard Ender



Channel 4: Walking Through Time



Youtube: Dawin on the Palouse’s Channel: Glenn Branch – After Kitzmiller, What’s Next for Creationism?

Youtube: The Quicksilver Experiment

TestTube Plus: Galileo Didn’t Invent the Telescope… Sorry

Youtube: A Brief History of Industrial Revolutions – W. Patrick McCray

The Atlantic: Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitary

DES Daughter Network: Pesticides – DDT – Rachel Carson – Silent Spring

Youtube: Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Founder Ernest O. Lawrence Demonstrates the Cyclotron Concept


npr: Hidden Brain: Episode 20: Remembering Anarcha

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Robert Hooke

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: Benjamin Franklin in London


Boston University: Conference: How Can HPS Contribute to Science Literacy and Policy? 26–27 February 2016

BSHS: Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

Science in Public

University of Sussex: CfP: SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Vrije University of Amsterdam: CfP: Conference by Women in Philosophy #3

Mexico City: CfP: The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) 14thAnnual Conference 27–30 October 2016

NACBS, Washington DC: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop on “Networks of Knowledge” November 2016

UCL: STS: Workshop: Technology, Environment and Modern Britain 27 April 2016

Rutgers University: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, & Science (WHEATS) 30 October–2 October 2016

Descartes event

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Museum as Method: Collections, Research, Universities 14–15 March 2016

University of Zürich: Conrad Gessner Congress Program 6–9 June 2016

University of Kent: Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference Programme (DRAFT as at Feb 15, 2016) 7–10 July 2016

University of York: History of Medicine Masterclass – Smallpox Vaccination and Diplomacy in Nepal 9 March 2016

London Metropolitan University: CfP: ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 21st centuries

Hist Geo Conf

Summer School: Rethinking Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 23–25 July 2016 Part I Lisbon 26–30 July 2016 Part II Porto

Istanbul: XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium: CfP: Instruments between East and West 26–30 September 2016

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

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

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

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


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

Edward Worth Library, Dublin: One Month Research Fellowship 2016 #histmed

University of Lincoln: College of Arts: PhD Studentships Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717–1791): multicultural and multinational networks in Georgian London

University of Sheffield: Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Science or Technology

Women in Technological History: Conference Grant 2016 Singapore

Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis: Medical Humanities & Health Studies: Visiting Assistant Professor

Environmental History: Book Review Editor Search

Harvard University: History of Science Lecturer, History of Modern Medicine

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








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