Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol: #40

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 #40

Monday 16 May 2016

EDITORIAL:

It’s that time of the week once more for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette your weekly #histSTM links list, which brings you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The scientific event of  the week was without doubt the Transit of Mercury that took place on Monday 9 May and was followed live with telescopes with sun filters and indirectly through numerous Internet feeds by people all over the world. Whilst by no means as spectacular or as rare as a Transit of Venus, which can be followed with the packed-eye (protected of course with transit glasses) the Transit of Mercury remains a symbol of the seventeenth-century transition from a geocentric to a heliocentric world view.

Observations Mercury and of the Transits of Mercury did not begin in the twenty-first century so it is only natural that the historians of astronomy got in on the act last week, too. In the selection of posts and articles that follow we have, the historical background to the first transit observation by Pierre Gassed in 1631. We also have a post on the role that early observations  of Mercury played in Copernicus’ De revolutionibus. There are also posts on historical transit observations by Edmond Halley and Captain James Cook.

If you missed out on the excitement on Monday then you will only have to wait until 11 November 2019 to make your own historical observations.

Mesopotamian cuneiform clay fragment regarding the visibility of Mercury, c. late 1st millennium BCE

Mesopotamian cuneiform clay fragment regarding the visibility of Mercury, c. late 1st millennium BCE

The H-Word: Before the Transit of Mercury: forgotten forerunners of an astronomical revolution

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Tracking the Messenger of the Gods

Position of the planet Mercury in the 6th house at the moment of Prince Iskandar's birth, 1411

Position of the planet Mercury in the 6th house at the moment of Prince Iskandar’s birth, 1411

New Zealand History: Captain Cook observes transit of Mercury 9 November 1769

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage: Transits of Venus and Mercury as Muses

Motions of Mercury in Georg Peuerbach's, Theoricae novae planetarum (Venice, 1537)

Motions of Mercury in Georg Peuerbach’s, Theoricae novae planetarum (Venice, 1537)

The Catholic Astronomer: Priests, Deacons, and Religious of Science: Meet the Priest who First Recorded the Transit of Mercury – Pierre Gassendi

Personification of Mercury in Turkish version of the 'Wonders of Creation' by al-Qazwini, 1717

Personification of Mercury in Turkish version of the ‘Wonders of Creation’ by al-Qazwini, 1717

Youtube: Royal Society: Transit Telescope – Objectivity #69

All Mercury Illustrations Courtesy of @HistAstro

All Mercury Illustrations Courtesy of @HistAstro

Quotes of the week:

 “I like my pronouns like I like my restrooms: gender-neutral” – Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay)

 “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Douglas Adams

“Could God create a Wikipedia article so notable even He couldn’t delete it?” – John Overholt (@john_overholt)

Edington Quote

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible” – Richard Feynman h/t @ferwen

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool” – Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” – Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

KV QUOTE

“The real problem in speech is not precise language. The problem is clear language.” – Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

“Gods and angels do not come bearing perfectly formed theories to disembodied prophets who instantly write textbooks.” – Louisa Gilder h/t @fadesingh

“In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them” – John von Neumann

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Science: “the only human activity that is truly democratic, truthful, apolitical, rational & self-regulation.” James Burke, 1985. Discuss. – Stephen Curry (@Stephen_Curry)

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Birthdays of the Week:

Dorothy Hodgkin born 12 May

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The Guardian: Dorothy Hodgkin: The only British woman to win a Nobel science prize gets a doodle

Royal Society of Chemistry: Professor Dorothy Hodgkin OM

The Guardian: Colouring by letters: the life of Dorothy Hodgkin

Nobelprize.org: Enhancing X-ray Vision

Science Life and Times: A blue plaque for Dorothy

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Science Museum: Celebrating Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1964 for her studies using X-ray crystallography, with which she worked out the atomic structure of penicillin, vitamin B-12 and insulin. Image credit: Science Museum / SSPL

Dorothy Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1964 for her studies using X-ray crystallography, with which she worked out the atomic structure of penicillin, vitamin B-12 and insulin. Image credit: Science Museum / SSPL

MHS Collection: Model of the Structure of Penicillin, by Dorothy Hodgkin, Oxford, c.1945

University of Oxford: Hodgkin gets stamp of approval

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Royal Society: Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin and the culture and craft of X-ray crystallography

Facebook: Dorothy Hodgkin: A celebration of a pioneering biochemist

Florence Nightingale born 12 May 1820

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Science Museum Group Journal: A statistical campaign: Florence Nightingale and Harriet Martineau’s ‘England and her Soldiers’

Yovisto: Florence Nightingale – The Lady with the Lamp

British History Online: Nos. 4–12 South Street

The Public Domain Review: The Voice of Florence Nightingale

NYAM: “A Passionate Statistician”: Florence Nightingale and the Numbers Game

Chart from NYAM’s copy of Florence Nightingale’s A contribution to the sanitary history of the British army during the late war with Russia (London, 1859).

Chart from NYAM’s copy of Florence Nightingale’s A contribution to the sanitary history of the British army during the late war with Russia (London, 1859).

The British Museum: Collection Online: “The Lady with the Lamp” (Florence Nightingale at Scutari A.D. 1856.)

The Economist: Worth a thousand words

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

APS: Physics: Viewpoint: Particles Move to the Beat of a Microfluid Drum

Figure 1: (Top) When dark particles are placed on the back of a violin vibrating on resonance, the particles move to the vibrational nodes. The resulting patterns, known as Chladni figures, depend on the vibrational frequency and provide a visual manifestation of each resonance. (Bottom) Poulain and colleagues [1] observed Chladni patterns when they placed microparticles within a liquid above a thin oscillating plate in a microfluidics device. Because of the fluid dynamics in their device, the particles were, unlike the particles on the violins, transported away from the nodes (dashed white lines) and towards the vibrational antinodes.

Figure 1: (Top) When dark particles are placed on the back of a violin vibrating on resonance, the particles move to the vibrational nodes. The resulting patterns, known as Chladni figures, depend on the vibrational frequency and provide a visual manifestation of each resonance. (Bottom) Poulain and colleagues [1] observed Chladni patterns when they placed microparticles within a liquid above a thin oscillating plate in a microfluidics device. Because of the fluid dynamics in their device, the particles were, unlike the particles on the violins, transported away from the nodes (dashed white lines) and towards the vibrational antinodes.

The Guardian: Sir Denys Wilkinson obituary

Yovisto: Cecilia Payne-Gasposchkin and the Composition of Stars

Kongernes Samling Rosenborg: Astronomical Clock

Yovisto: Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Isaac and the apple – the story and the myth

The Woolsthorpe Manor apple tree Source:Wikimedia Commons

The Woolsthorpe Manor apple tree
Source:Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Houston, we have a Problem

Yovisto: Please Don’t Ignite the Earth’s Atmosphere…

AHF: Stanislaus Ulam

OUP Blog: A brief history of corpuscular discoveries

AHF: Nicholas Kurti

Laboratory Equipment: Astronomy Specifically Dates 2,500-year-old Poem by Sappho

Astronotes: Skylab: Everything You Need to Know

An overhead view of the Skylab Orbital Workshop in Earth orbit as photographed from the Skylab 4 Command and Service Modules (CSM) during the final fly-around by the CSM before returning home.  Source: Wikimedia Commons

An overhead view of the Skylab Orbital Workshop in Earth orbit as photographed from the Skylab 4 Command and Service Modules (CSM) during the final fly-around by the CSM before returning home.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ptak Science Books: Neutrons, Positrons, & Hell–the Epic of the Fall of Man Suggested in the Physics of 1932

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Jules Dumont d’Urville and his South-Pacific Voyages

HNN: One Reason the Story of the Explorer Hernando de Soto is Memorable

National Geographic: If You Love Maps, This Blog is for You

Swann Auction Galleries: Dutch East India Company – Java Sea

Atlas Obscura: The Hidden History of America’s 19th-Century Mania for Panoramic Prints

Des Moines, Ia. (Image: A. Ruger/Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division)

Des Moines, Ia. (Image: A. Ruger/Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division)

Yovisto: Arthur Phillip – Commander of the First Fleet

The National Museum of American History: Lewis and Clark Expedition Pocket Compass

that’s: This WWII-era map of China just might change the way you view the country

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hermann Historica Archiv: Geheimer Giftschrank in Buchform

Imperial Measures: New Blog: Alcohol, Health & Medicine in Colonial India

CHoM News: Processing of the Harvard School of Public Health Longitudinal Studies of Child Health and Development Records

Nursing Clio: The Gendered Politics of Sweat

Braille

The Recipes Project: Workhouse Diets: Paucity or Plenty [Part I]

The Recipes Project: Workhouse Diets: Paucity or Plenty [Part II]

Thomas Morris: A rotten trick

Anita Guerini: History, animals, science, food: The Secret Horror of Dissection

Skeleton with rickets.  Histoire naturelle, tome III, Pl. I.   BNF

Skeleton with rickets. Histoire naturelle, tome III, Pl. I. BNF

Smithsonian.com: How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion

Harvard Medicine: Line Art: The work of Andreas Vesalius fascinated, and inspired neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing

Conversant: Hidden on the Horizon: A View of the New England Throat Distemper Epidemics from Salem

JRSM: ‘An innocent deception’: placebo controls in the St Petersburg homeopathy trial, 1829–1830

Thomas Morris: Boiling water and birch twigs

Fugitive Leaves: Bringing Out the Dead: Adventures in Cataloging, Part I

Nurcing Cio: “For Poor or Rich”: Handywomen and traditional Birth in Ireland

flickr: Wellcome Images: International Nurses Day

NYAM: Edward Jenner and the Development of the Smallpox Vaccine

Circulating Now: A Universal Code: Nurse Uniforms of all Nations

Peter McCandless, Author, Editor, Historian: Anatomy Illustrated (1543–2007)

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Thomas Morris: The fire-proof man

The Victorian Web: Another Florence Nightingale? The Rediscovery of Mary Seacole

Pilgrimrose.com: Holding Their Breath

Thomas Morris: The hearing-aid chair

Smithsonian.com: Before Dr. Mutter, Surgery was a Dangerous and Horrifically Painful Ordeal

The New York Times: Unearthing the Secrets of New York’s Mass Graves

TECHNOLOGY:

Kelvin Marconi

Yovisto: Nikolaus Otto and the Four Stroke Engine

Otto-Langen gas engine 1867. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Otto-Langen gas engine 1867.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

JSTOR Daily: Cracking Enigma: The Polish Connection

Open Culture: How the Moog Synthesiser Changed the Sound of Music

Global Urban History: From Lancashire to the World: The Manchester Ship Canal and Globalization

The National Museum of Computing: Early Computer Showroom Chic

Creative Review: Historic computers look super sexy in this new photo series by Docubyte and Ink

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Z3 or not Z3 that is the question?

DW: Konrad Zuse and the digital revolution he started with the Z3 computer 75 years ago

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History Computer: Konrad Zuse – the first relay computer

Yovisto: Theodore von Kármán and his Advances in Aerodynamics

Yovisto: Igor Sikorsky and the Helicopter

Ptak Science Books: Stem-Punk Tee-Shirt Rocket Ship Pilots (1932)

Damn Interesting: The Atomic Automobile

flickr: Binocular compound microscope, Carl Zeiss Jena, 1914

The New York Times: What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Apes

Michelle Marshall: A Duke Deceived

Yovisto: James Pollard Espy – the Storm King

Clerk of Oxford: ‘Summer, sun-brightest’: An Anglo-Saxon Summer

The Guardian: The foul reign of the biological clock

Notches: “A Poison More Deadly”: Defining Obscenity in the West

Yovisto: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach and the Human Race

Blumenbach’s Five Races

Blumenbach’s Five Races

The Embryo Project: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840)

Medievalists.net: Earthquakes in Medieval Sicily (A Historical Revision 7th–13th Century)

Natural History Museum: Diplodocus: this is your life

Science League of America: Who Was the Occupant? Part 2

Niche: Portal to the Pyrocene

CHF: Man Made: A History of Synthetic Life

Atlas Obscura: Meet the Fish that Made America Great

The New York Times: The Lost Gardens of Emily Dickinson

Smithsonian Collections Blog: The Tradescant Museum: A Proto-Smithsonian in London?

Academia: The Ethics of Animal Experimentation in Seventeenth-Century England

Science Friday: A Tale of Two Glassmakers and Their Marine Marvels

The New York Times: In Maritime Logbooks, a Trove of ‘extraordinary’ Imagery

OMNI Q&A: John Lilly on Dolphin Consciousness

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and his Work on Gasses

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Chemistry World: Harry Kroto 1939–2016

Chemistry World: Timms’ reactor

The metal vapour reactor was invented by Peter Timms, British chemist (1937-2005)

The metal vapour reactor was invented by Peter Timms, British chemist (1937-2005)

Yovisto: Justus von Liebig and the Agricultural Revolution

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Calvin historiography

NCSE: Friend of Darwin and Friend of the Planet awards for 2016

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History / Bulletin canadiene d’histoire de la medicine: Inaugural Edition now available

The Conversation: The philosophy of chemistry … and what it can tell us about life, the universe and everything

ABC: Why Einstein didn’t wear socks and the nature of scientific inquiry

Le Ruche: AVIS DE PARUTION. JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY. VOL. 1 – 2016

Associations Now: Beer Group Helping to Brew Up a History Lesson

The #EnvHist Weekly

Electrifying the Country House: Notes from an Intern: Stories from the Archives

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Joseph Henry 1797–1878

Joseph Henry Portrait, by Ulke, Henry, 1879, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 10191or AI-10191.

Joseph Henry Portrait, by Ulke, Henry, 1879, Smithsonian Archives – History Div, 10191or AI-10191.

Academia: The Role of the Author in Constructing the History of Science

J.F: Penn: Talking About Death and Morbid Anatomy with Joanna Ebenstein

AEON: Anthropocene fever

ESOTERIC:

Chronologia Universalis: Beware the Rheticus’s prophecy!

The most reliable witness to Rheticus’s horoscope – MS Wrocław, University Library, Akc. 1949/594, fol. 56v, fragment

The most reliable witness to Rheticus’s horoscope – MS Wrocław, University Library, Akc. 1949/594, fol. 56v, fragment

distillatio: Why I’ve not been posting so much recently

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 15 – The Double Helix by James D Watson (1668)

Project Muse: 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed: Turning Points in Ancient History by Eric H. Cline

Nature: Genetics: On the heredity trail

The Irish Catholic: The universe and Katharine Kepler

The New York Times: ‘The Gene,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Science Book a Day: Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

Chemical Heritage Magazine: Suiting Up

Smithsonian.com: The Science Behind Nature’s Patterns

Smithsonian.com: The Bizarre Tale of the Tunnels, Trysts and Taxa of a Smithsonian Entomologist

Contagions: Environment, Society and the Black Death in Sweden

NEW BOOKS:

University of Oklahoma Press: The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898–1905

Hodder & Stoughton: Rebecca Rideal ­– 1666 Plague, War and Hellfire

University of Chicago Press: Huxley’s Church and Maxwell’s Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science

Cork University Press: The Booles & the Hintons

Routledge: Explorations in History and Globalization

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Ithaque: Le Cas Paramord. Obsession et contrainte psychique, aujourd’hui

University of Chicago Press: Ex Voto. Votive Giving Across Cultures

ART & EXHIBITIONS

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

University of Oklahoma: University Libraries: Galileo’s World: Virtual Exhibit

Natural History Museum: Dippy on tour

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922 Closes 30 May 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian: Marks of Genius

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Bridging the World: Benjamin Baker of Frome 5 March–21 May 2016

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Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

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

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

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

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Cambridge ScienceCentre: Cosmic Runs still 30 Jun 2016

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Old Vic: Jekyll and Hyde 20-28 May 2016

 

Royal Opera House: Frankenstein, 4 – 27 MAY 2016

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

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

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Talk: Buckets, Bollards and Bombs 23 May 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Café 1001, Brick Lane: Museum Showoff, May 24 2016

Royal Museums of Greenwich: Talk: In the Steps of Shackleton 1 June 2016

CHF: Cain Conference Public Lecture: Life in the Universe Past and Present 26 May 2016

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

University of Greenwich: Seminar: ‘Mag. and Met.’: the origins and early years of the Magnetic and Meteorological Department at Greenwich Observatory 25 May 2016

Royal College of Nursing: Lecture: Joyous and deliberate motherhood: birth control nursing in the Marie Stopes Mothers Clinic, 1921-1931 26 May 2016

Royal College of Nursing: Lecture: The Northern Powerhouse: Cottontown Nurses who shaped the Profession 8 June 2016

 

Brompton Cemetery: London Alchemy: Socery, Gin and Spooky Music in a Cemetery Chapel 4-5 June 2016

 

 

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – City Centre Tour 11 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

BSHS: Upcoming Lecture: Henry Wellcome Pharmacist Royal Pharmaceutical Society 23 May 2016

London Fortean Society: Snake Oil! The Golden Age of Quackery in Britain and America 26 May 2016

 

V&A: Courses: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks and Watches 18 June 2016

Things

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

Boston Medical Library: Lecture: Prescription Drug Abuse in American History:

 

Birkbeck, University of London: The History of Number Theory 21 May 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

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

Royal Pharmaceutical Society: Henry Wellcome, Pharmacist 23 May

Royal Pharmaceutical Society: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Edward Jenner 17 May

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Cambridge Science Centre: LATES: A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY 19 May 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Pavel Kaplun: Science

Pavel Kaplun: Science

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: First Flight Over North Pole (1926)

Youtube: Royal College of Physicians: Exhibitions 18 Videos!

RADIO & PODCASTS:

L.I.S.A: Tobias Linden: Das ‘Verbogene’ in der Geisterfotographie des 19. Jahrhunderts

Distillations: The Ancient Chemistry Inside Your Taco

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Library and Archives: History of Medicine: Audio and Video

Distillations Podcast: Is Space the Place? Trying to Save Humanity by Mining Asteroids

University of Oxford: ‘Death Masks: Facing the Dead’

BBC RADIO 4: Florence Nightingale: Statistician

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

University of Edinburgh: Workshop: Philosophy of biology meets social studies of biosciences 24 May 2016

University of Paderborn: Seminar: Women in the History of Philosophy: Diotima and Hannah Arendt 17-19 May 2016

HSS: The Nathan Reingold Prize for an original graduate student essay on the history of science and its cultural influences. Deadline 1 June 2016

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

University of Cambridge: Symposium: Science and Culture in Theory and History: Latin America, France and the Anglophone World 2–3 July 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Wellcome Library: Workshop: Incunabula and medicine: a workshop 20 May 2016

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Bordeaux: Seminar: Philosophy & Biology 27 May 2016

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

Columbia University: Exploring the Philosophy of Émile du Châtelet 1–3 June 2016

Conférence des étudiant.e.s du NHRU-URHN: Briser les silences de l’histoire du nursing et de la santé 19 Mai 2016

Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey: SPSP Pre-Conference Workshop: Empirical Methodology for Philosophy of Science in Practice 16 June 2016

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

University of Oxford: John Wallis (1616–1703) Mathematics, Music Theory, and Cryptography, 1n 17th Century 9 June 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Staffordshire University: Workshop: Deleuze, Entropy and Thermodynamics 19 May 2016

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

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University of Reading: CfP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016

BSHS: Registration Open: The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century Newcastle University 18 June 2016

University of St. Andrews: Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (SSEMP VII) 5–6 May 2016 Programme

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

EHESS, Paris: Journée d’étude: Genre, humeurs et fluides corporels. Moyen Âge & Époque moderne 19 Mai 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Columbia University: The Center for Science & Society: Exploring the Philosophy of Émilie du Châtelet 1–3 June 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

History at the Open University: Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence Institute of Historical Research London 4 June 2016

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 Call for Abstract: deadline 30 April 2016

History and Philosophy of Science Department, University of Cambridge: Workshop: Informal Aspects of Uncertainty Evaluation 20 May 2016

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science: Annual Conference Programme 28–30 May 2016

Women hist phil

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Leeds: Fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship: Making the Pulse: the Reception of the Stethoscope in nineteenth century Britain, 1817-1870.

The Royal Society: Archivist & Digital Resources Manager

University of Strathclyde Glasgow: Lecturer in the History of Health and Medicine since 1800

ODNB: Oxford DNB research bursaries in the humanities 2016–17

Academic Job Wiki: History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 2015–2016

University of Oxford: Research Associate – The History of Dyslexia

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University: 4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Philosophy of Science and/or Ethics of Science

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Job: Assoc. Director/Oral Historian, Hagley Center

University of Liverpool: PhD studentship: ‘Changing Cultures in Health and Medicine’

University of Avignon: Contrat doctoral en histoire de la médecine médiévale: Histoire de la médecine médiévale; histoire de la santé (Occident médiéval, XIIe – XVe siècles)

 

 

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