Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #49

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 #49

Monday 18 July 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The weeks role by and once a week it’s time for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list to deliver the histories of science, technology and medicine scooped up out of the Internet over the previous seven days.

This last week saw the anniversaries of two milestones in the history of science based technology from the twentieth century, one negative and one positive. In the period in which the UK Parliament voted to spend a disgustingly vast sum of money renewing the UK’s so-called nuclear deterrent we acknowledged the anniversary of the first ever nuclear explosion, the Trinity Test which took place on 16 July 1945. I personally think that the UK needs a nuclear deterrent about as much as I need a hole in my head and if I had the god like power to cause humanity to collectively forget one technological development then the nuclear bomb would be a serious candidate for eradication.

The positive technological anniversary was the successful relaying of the world’s first TV pictures by the telecommunications satellite Telstar on the 11 July 1962. This anniversary awoke personal memories. I took my eleven plus exam in summer 1963 and the essay question I was required to answer was about Goonhilly Downs the satellite earth station in the UK. What seemed so sensational then appears so routine now so much progress in little more than fifty years.

These two anniversaries remind us than scientific knowledge may be neutral but the use to which humankind is anything but.

 Quotes of the week:

“The Times, 27 Jan 1815, Mr Davies’ “Best Sperm Candles…such as have already given universal satisfaction”” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“Wide ne biþ wel, cwæþ se þe gehyrde on helle hriman”.

“Things are bad everywhere, said the man who heard wailing in hell” – Old English Wisdom (@OEWisdom)

Writing

“This classic history of bio is full of mentions of E. B. Wilson, Jacques Loeb, Theodor Boveri. Zilch about Nettie Stevens, Marcella Boveri. Over and over, you see how the women drop out of the history of science. Years of work, crucial ideas, and then they’re just gone” – Natalia Cecire (@ncecire)

“Ontologies are like toothbrushes – we all agree they are useful, but no one will use someone else’s” – (heard in #DH2016) – Yael Netzer (@yaelnetzer)

“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means”― Maimonides

Monkeys Quote

“When it is useful to them, men can believe a theory of which they know nothing more than its name” – Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923)

“We talk of letters till we fall asleep, our dreams are dreams of letters, and literature awakens us” – Erasmus and Thomas More, friends

“Humboldt said that imagination was like ‘a balm of miraculous healing properties’” – Andrea Wulf (@andrea_wulf)

9th symphony

“There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men” — Chien-Shieng Wu

“You know that if you don’t understand something, it’s totally okay to shut the fuck up about it, right? Choose not to comment” – Jessa Crispin (@thebookslut)

Tochter erklärt einer alten Frau (82) Pokemon Go.

“Des gabs früher au!”

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“Hat Schnitzeljagd gheiße un mer hat noch a Schoklädle kriegt!”

Cumberland Numbers

Events of the Week:

 Trinity Nuclear Test 16 July 1945

An aerial photograph of the Trinity Test crater.

An aerial photograph of the Trinity Test crater.

AHF: Remembering the Trinity Test

AHF: Trinity Test – 1945

Oppenheimer and General Groves visiting the remains of the Trinity test tower in September 1945.

Oppenheimer and General Groves visiting the remains of the Trinity test tower in September 1945.

 Dannen.com: Trinity Test, July 16, 1945, Eyewitness Accounts – Enrico Fermi

Dannen.com: A Petition to the President of the United States

About.com: Geology: Trinitite

Trinitite image (c) 2003 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Trinitite image (c) 2003 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Preparations

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Color Footage

Youtube: AHF: Trinity Test Preparations (Extended)

Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures 11 July 1962:

Today in Ladybird 11 July 1962 Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures through space

Today in Ladybird 11 July 1962 Satellite Telstar 1 successfully relays the first TV pictures through space

 Scientific America: How the U.S. Accidentally Nuked Its Own Communications Satellite

 Birthdays of the Week:

Born 14 July 1862 Florence Bascom

Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis - Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print Persistent URL: Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis – Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print Persistent URL: Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Rock Stars: A Life of Firsts: Florence Bascom

Josiah Wedgwood born 12 July 1730

Josiah Wedgwood Source: Wikimedia Commons

Josiah Wedgwood
Source: Wikimedia Commons

A Covent Garden Gilfurt’s Guide to Life: Josiah Wedgewood, Queen’s Potter

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The scientific potter

Source: CHF

Source: CHF

Yovisto: Josiah Wedgwood and his Pottery Company

John Dee born 13 July 1527 

John Dee Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Dee
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: John Dee and his World of Science and Magic

The Renaissance Mathematicus: John Dee, the ‘Mathematcall Praeface’ and the English School of Mathematics

Google Art & Culture: Dr Dee’s mirror

John Dee by Quentin Blake

John Dee by Quentin Blake

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Dee

Academia: John Dee, King Arthur, and the Conquest of the Arctic

Wellcome Library: John Dee’s crystal

Jocelyn Bell Burnell born 15 July 16

Susan Jocelyn Bell, June 1967 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Susan Jocelyn Bell, June 1967
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Burnell

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Nicole Oresme – Polymath of the Late Middle Ages

Yovisto: Samuel Goudsmit and the Electron Spin

The Hindu: The greatest comet discoverer

Jean-Louis Pons Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jean-Louis Pons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Financial Times: First edition of Copernicus’ heliocentric idea up for sale

Royal Museums Greenwich: Grand Orrery

arXiv: Dawes Reviw 5:Australian Aboriginal Astronomy and Navigation

Cern Courier: Ghosts in the machine

AHF: Marvin Davis, Sr.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Verna Hobson’s Interview Part 1

Yovisto: Jérôme Lalande measuring the distance to the Moon

Futurism: History of the Universe

AHF: Nancy F. Wood

Nancy Wood Source: AHF

Nancy Wood
Source: AHF

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ed Hammel’s Interview

Infinite Worlds: Exploring the Universe and Seeking Extraterrestrial Life

Yovisto: Pavel Cherenkov and the Blue Light

Yovisto: The Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Renaissance Mathematicus: If you are going to blazon out history of science ‘facts’ at least get them right

The Renaissance Mathematicus: He died fighting for his king

The Battle of Marston Moor, by J. Barker Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Battle of Marston Moor, by J. Barker
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ars technica: A Cold War mystery: Why did Jimmy Carter save the space shuttle?

Shanghai Daily: ‘Confucian Christian’ a pillar of science, religion in his time

Engineering.com: Lowell Is Restoring the Pluto Discovery Telescope

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Globe and Mail: Asian nations seek historic items in bid to prove maritime rights

National Geographic: The Unlikely Story of the Map That Helped Create Our Nation

American statesman John Jay used this map in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which established the United States as an independent country. COLLECTION OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

American statesman John Jay used this map in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which established the United States as an independent country. COLLECTION OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tech Insider: This guy used over 80,000 old photos to create a Google Street map of New York City in the 1800s

Digital Archaeology: Plotting the Past

Medievalists.net: The World in 1467

Yovisto: Salomon August Andrée’s Artic Expedition of 1897

S. A. Andrée and Knut Frænkel with the crashed balloon on the pack ice, photographed by the third expedition member, Nils Strindberg

S. A. Andrée and Knut Frænkel with the crashed balloon on the pack ice, photographed by the third expedition member, Nils Strindberg

Library of Congress: Geography & Maps Reading Room: Irish Maps

Fast Code Design: What Makes a Map Beautiful According to a Parks Ranger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Sevenoaks map company celebrates 80th anniversary with historical blog

National Geographic: Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America’s National Parks

Farming UK: Old tithe maps and documents reveal Welsh land use and farming practices from 1840s

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Teaching watercolor of a cross section of the abdomen The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine

Teaching watercolor of a cross section of the abdomen The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine

 Yovisto: Paul Broca’s research in Aphasia

Thomas Morris: Rattlesnakes and brandy

History Workshop Online: Radical Objects: ‘Cancer Sucks’

NYAM: Dr. David Hosack, Physician to Hamilton and Burr

The New York Times: Lyme Disease Only Sounds Recent

Radium

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

Autism Society: Interview of Steven Silberman

O Say Can You See?: Pork, Politics and Public Health

Thomas Morris: A saw head

Social History of Medicine: ‘If experts differ, what are we to do in the matter?’ The Medico-legal Investigation of Gunshot Wounds in a 1927 Scottish Murder Trial

The Recipes Project: Masdevall’s ‘Antipyretic Opiate’, or: A Well-Travelled Recipe

Harvard AIDS Initiative: The Blood in the Freezer

Atlas Obscura: The Victorian Tool for Everything from Hernias to Sex – a Vibrating Electric Belt

The electropathic belt was one of the most popular consumer medical products on the market during the 19th century. [Photo: Arallyn!/CC BY 2.0]

The electropathic belt was one of the most popular consumer medical products on the market during the 19th century. [Photo: Arallyn!/CC BY 2.0]

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: Napoleon’s Toothbrush

Medium: A Very Trump of Doom: How the Simple Stethoscope Transformed Medical Diagnosis

History Today: Louis Braille and the Night Writer

NYAM: Walt Whitman, ‘Manly Health,’ and the Democratization of Medicine

Société Binet-Simon: Binet et les fabricants d’instruments

Yovisto: June Etta Downey and the Individual Will-Temperament Test

The Atlantic: The Many Ways to Map the Brain

BuzzFeed: 10 Terrifying Psychotherapy Treatments of Yesteryear

Thomas Morris: John Keats: Ode to a Black Eye

Francis Cotes, The Young Cricketer, 1768 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis Cotes, The Young Cricketer, 1768
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Morris: The human pincushion

Nature: Jerome Bruner (1915–2016)

Thomas Morris: The sleepwalker

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The Telegraph: ‘Berlin Wall’ erected at Bletchley Park as charities fall out

Yovisto: John Fowler and the steam-hauled Plough

Early Radio History: The Telharmonium: Electricity’s Alliance with Music

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Glass Headhunters

Conciatore: Turquoise Glass

Conciatore: The Neighbors

Atlas Obscura: The Niesenbahn

Ptak Science Books: An Imaginary Skyline: Comparative Chart of the World’s Tallest Structures, 1852

beatriceo.com: Speech Synthesis: An Experiment in Electronic Speech Production

Smithsonian.com: The Revolutionary Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

The Guardian: How the internet was invented

Vinton Cerf, left, and Robert Kahn, who devised the first internet protocol. Photograph: Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Vinton Cerf, left, and Robert Kahn, who devised the first internet protocol. Photograph: Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Leaping Robot: Buckminster Fuller’s Geometric Futures

Synthtopia: New Poster Reveals What Goes on Inside A Minimoog Synthesizer

Smithsonian.com: Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings

Ptak Science Books: A Bicycle-Wheel-Framed Gyroscopic Experimental Aircraft, 1911

Ptak Science Books: The Steam Punk Clown Spoiler of Future Electro Punk Technology, 1866

Royal Museums Greenwich: ‘Above and beyond’ maritime history: airships

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

xroads.virginia.edu: The Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ – July 10, 1925 – July 25, 1925

EVolution cartoon

History of Ecology: How the Geology of Mountains Made America Great

SHNH: Professor Tim Birkhead – awarded the SHNH Founders’ Medal

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Garnets

Science League of America: Dembski and the Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Scientific American: The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy

Paige Fossil History: Neanderthal DNA: A Historical Fossil Resurfaces

Illustration from 1860s, in Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature

Illustration from 1860s, in Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2016

James C Ungureanu: Draper and Darwin at Oxford 1860

The Washington Post: Here’s what seeing bears at National Parks looked like 90 years ago

flickr: BHL: Blue Flowers

Notches: Reverend Anna Garlin Spencer and the Rise of “family Life” in Early Sex Education

Smithsonian.com: These Paleo Pets Made Fossil Hunting Less Lonely

Embryo Project: Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

The Atlantic: The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Merian: plates 18, 20, 29

Merian: plates 18, 20, 29

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Deceived by orchids: sex, science, fiction and Darwin

A History of Museum Victoria: The Discovery of Dinosaur Cove

Hakai: The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion

Lexington Herald Leader: Ark doesn’t float your boat? Honor Kentucky’s greatest scientist on his 150th

NCSE: NCSE’s Branch on evolution in Kentucky

The San Diego Union-Tribune: ‘Somehow, Things Would Just Work Out: Walter Munk’s long, legendary oceanography career began by chance — and romance

Notches: The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Rachel Lauden: Why Do Some Plants Become Food Crops and Others Not? And What Does That Tell Us

The Public Domain Review: Adriaen Coenen’s Fish Book (1580)

Yovisto: Carl Woese and the Archaea

All Things Georgian: Legends of the sea

Origins of Science as Visual Pursuit: Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

Fig. 1. 1913 map of the shore of Windermere with detailed annotation by H.P. Moon, 1950s?

Fig. 1. 1913 map of the shore of Windermere with detailed annotation by H.P. Moon, 1950s?

Twilight Beasts: On the origins of our species

Extinct: From Bonebeds to Paleoecology

Hyperallergic: Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London’s Architecture

FBI News: Darwin Letter Recovered

Atlas Obscura: What Was Wrong With 16th Century Europeans That They Didn’t Like Tomatoes?

University of Reading: New acquisition: a collection of rare agricultural pamphlets

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Laplace’s calorimeter

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Yovisto: August Kekulé and the Carbon Ring Structure

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

storify: SSHM Conference 2016

Nature: Let’s make peer review scientific

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Counterfactuals and history: Contingency and convergence in histories of science and life (oa)

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Introduction: Evolution and historical explanation (oa)

Leaping Robot: Buckminster Fuller’s Geometric Futures

Aleteia: What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastry of Sinai

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Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Figures in the Diary of Robert Hooke

The James Lind Library: Illustrating the development of fair tests of treatments in health care

Big Questions Online: Are Science and Religion in Conflict?

The Recipes Project: Creating and Integrating a Database – Work in Progress

SocPhilSciPract: Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum, vol 4 no 1 now online

lassp.cornell.edu: Writing Physics Knight Distinguished Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines

Lady Science No. 22: Disability, Gender, and the Constructed Enviroment

The #EnvHist Weekly

Atlas Obscura: Whipple Museum of the History of Science

IDTC – IUHPS: The July HPS&ST Note is on the web

storify: Science in Public 2016

morgenstern.jeffrykegler.com: Kurt Gödel: A Contradiction in the U:S. Constitution?

Electric Lit: Literature About Medicine May Be All That Can Save Us

storify: Religion and Medicine: Healing the Body & Soul from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day

ESOTERIC:

Scottish Museums Federation Blog: Phrenology

Phrenological Instuments

Phrenological Instuments

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Ney York Review of Books: Photographing the Psyche

Advances in the History of Psychology: Neurosceptic Review: Patient H.M.

History of the Human Sciences: The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.1789–2000

Science Friday: Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who

Reprinted with permission from "Women in Science." Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Reprinted with permission from “Women in Science.” Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Forgotten Weapons: SOE Equipment Air Dropped in Europe 1940–1945

CHF: The Magic of it All

NEW BOOKS:

UCC Shop: George Boole Chronicles

The Public Domain Review: “Oh Excellent Air Bag” Under the Influence of Nitrous Oxide, 1799–1920

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Palgrave: Pain and Emotion in Modern History

Octares Editions: Henri Piéron (1881-1964) Psychologie, orientation et éducation

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: The Birth of Industrial Scotland

Springer: Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton

ART & EXHIBITIONS

easternblot.net: A Strange Time to Visit the Herschel Museum

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Citizen–Times: Chimney Rock State Park honors Flood of 1916

This stacked stone wall of a well near Chimney Rock was completely exposed after the flood of 1916. (Photo: Courtesy Chimney Rock State Park)

This stacked stone wall of a well near Chimney Rock was completely exposed after the flood of 1916. (Photo: Courtesy Chimney Rock State Park)

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Australian: Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic  The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

La Jolla Light: ‘Art meets Maps’ at La Jolla Map Museum’s new exhibit

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Prague Daily Monitor: Unique Malta Siege maps displayed at Prague Science Faculty

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

'Spithead in Wartime' William Lionel Wyllie National Maritime Museum

‘Spithead in Wartime’
William Lionel Wyllie
National Maritime Museum

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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 January 29–31 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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

CLOSING SOON: National Gallery Of Ireland Dublin: Ten Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci From the Royal Collections runs till 17 July 2016 

Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

COMING SOON:  Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

University of Nottingham: The Alchemist (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

National Geographic: The Bizarre History of a Bogus Doctor Who Prescribed Goat Gonads

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

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 07 January 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Cafe, Thackery Medical Museum, Leeds: Panel Talk: What would a museum of the NHS look like? 21 July 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of the History of Science: Board Games and Medieval Medicine 21 July 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Summer Bytes 30 July–28 August 2016

Royal College of Nursing: The Krypton(ish) Factor: A history of nursing gameshow with a twist 28 July 2016

Down House: Meet the Darwins 26–30 July 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

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

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Gregor Mendel by Charley Harper

Gregor Mendel by Charley Harper

TELEVISION:

The Guardian: Reverend Richard Coles on The Water Babies: how a vicar saved a chimney sweep

BBC Two: Full Steam Ahead

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: 1960s Elliot 803 computer playing music @tnmoc National Computer Museum

TED: The forgotten history of autism

Youtube: National Institute of Standards and Technology: Thrown for a Curve

Advances in the History of Psychology: 5 Minute History Lesson: Episode 5: A Love Story of Academic Proportions

RADIO & PODCASTS:

New Books Network: The Art of Medicine in Early China

New Books Network: The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ECHOPHYSICS Pöllau Austria: 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics 5–7 September 2016

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Oxford: Women in Science in the Archives 8 September 2016

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Villa Vigoni (Italy): Pseudo-Paracelsus: Alchemy and Forgery in Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy 25-28 July 2016

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin: Workshop: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early Modern Practitioners 2 August 2016

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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.

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Max Planck Research Group Leader position/ University professorship

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Doctoral Candidate

Science Museum Group: Collaborative Doctoral Award proposals. The AHRC will fund six projects to start in Autumn 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

ETH Zürich: 2 Doktorandenstellen zu vergeben

NYAM: Reference Services and Outreach Librarian

Norsk Teknisk Museum Oslo: One-year Opening Curator of Medicine

University of Strathclyde Glasgow: Wellcome Trust Doctoral Scholarship in the history of intoxicants and narcotics in the modern Philippines

Youtube: MSc Science Communication – Manchester Metropolitan University

Science Museum Group: Marketing Officer

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researcher – Darwin’s Fuegian Lice

Royal Museums Greenwich: Family Programmes Producer

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

 

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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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