Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol, #50

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 #50

Monday 01 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 After our short enforced break it is once again time for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you a full seven days worth of the histories of science, technology and medicine from the hidden depths of cyberspace.

A Whewell's Gazette sub-editor interviewing a police officer

A Whewell’s Gazette sub-editor interviewing a police officer

We all have some sort of clichéd image in our heads when we hear the word scientist and another completely different, but equally clichéd, image when we hear the phrase children’s book author and illustrator; we wouldn’t normally consider bringing the two images together and applying them to the same person but that is exactly what we are going to have to do today.

For many generations of, not just, British children the name Beatrix Potter immediately evokes the exciting tales and no less beautiful images of a world full of small animals, most notably Peter Rabbit. It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Beatrix Potter is one of the best-known English children’s book authors and illustrators of the last hundred years.

Illustration of Peter Rabbit eating radishes, from The Tale of Peter Rabbit Source: Wikimedia Commons

Illustration of Peter Rabbit eating radishes, from The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Source: Wikimedia Commons

However even a brief survey of Potter’s children’s book illustration reveals a keen and accurate observer of nature and in fact Potter was passionately interested in a broad spectrum of the sciences and in particular was a highly active naturalist. She even submitted a paper on mycology, a special interest, to the Linnean Society in 1897.

28 July was the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth an occasion honoured with many articles recognising her dual personality, children’s book author and scientist, which you can access below.

Today’s edition of Whewell’s Gazette is dedicated with fondness to the memory of Beatrix Potter mycologist and creator of Peter Rabbit.

Beatrix Potter born 28 July 1866

Potter at fifteen years with her springer spaniel, Spot Source: Wikimedia Commons

Potter at fifteen years with her springer spaniel, Spot
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: Let’s celebrate 150years of Beatrix Potter: author, scientist and fungus lover

A rarely seen very early Beatrix Potter drawing, A Dream of Toasted Cheese was drawn to celebrate the publication of Henry Roscoe’s chemistry textbook in 1899. Illustration: Beatrix Potter/reproduced courtesy of the Lord Clwyd collection

A rarely seen very early Beatrix Potter drawing, A Dream of Toasted Cheese was drawn to celebrate the publication of Henry Roscoe’s chemistry textbook in 1899. Illustration: Beatrix Potter/reproduced courtesy of the Lord Clwyd collection

History Today: Birth of Beatrix Potter

British Museum: Beatrix Potter Drawings

British Library: Collection Items: Peter Rabbit

brainpickings: Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

From Shanklin: Love your Lichen

The wonderously gorgeous sausage lichen, Usnea articulata. Here it is blissfully blowing in the gentle summer breeze. Wonderful to spot one on a branch in a tree, and the branch is also home to many more lichen species.

The wonderously gorgeous sausage lichen, Usnea articulata. Here it is blissfully blowing in the gentle summer breeze. Wonderful to spot one on a branch in a tree, and the branch is also home to many more lichen species.

Victoria and Albert Museum: Beatrix Potter Nature’s Lessons

Lakes Culture: Image & Reality: Beatrix Potter’s Extraordinary Lake District Legacy

The Guardian: Happy birthday Beatrix Potter: the author’s legacy 150 years on

BBC Radio 4 Today: Could Beatrix Potter have been the next Charles Darwin?

The Armitt: Museum Gallery Library: Beatrix Potter

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Smithsonian Libraries: Turning the Book Wheel: Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: The Distinguished Pedigree of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

The Public Domain Review: The Tale of Beatrix Potter

Samuel Whiskers from the Hunterian Museum Archives

Samuel Whiskers from the Hunterian Museum Archives

Quotes of the week: Bourdain

“My youngest daughter: “who’s that?” Me: “That’s Bill Clinton.”

Her: “Is he related to Hillary Clinton?”” – Science Mike (@mikemchargue)

“I can’t believe they rebooted the Clintons with a female lead. The presidencies of my childhood are ruined” – Stephan Byrne (@StephenByrne86)

“Knowledge is power” – Francis Bacon

“Ignorance is power” – Donald Trump – Existential Comics (@existentialcomics)

“you can’t teach an old dog new tricks so dogs probably aren’t turing complete” – Computer Facts (@computerfacts)

 

“The problem with the internet is that people just argue and argue.

No one hits anyone with sticks like they used to” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

“The term ‘Plagiarism’ was coined by Ben Jonson. He took it from the Latin for body-snatcher” – Brian Regal (@tarbosaur)

“Women should not be looked upon as equals of men. They are, in fact, only machines for making babies” – Napoleon h/t @holland_tom

“The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions” – Paul Watzlawik (1921-2007) h/t @yovisto

“The only teaching that a professor can give, in my opinion, is that of thinking in front of his students” – Henri Léon Lebesgue (1875-1941)

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours” — Hunter S. Thompson h/t @berfois

“Being a good historian is not about memorization. It’s about engagement- and tackling the difficult questions, pushing disciplinary lines” – Samuel McLean (@Canadian_Errant)

“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it” – Karl Popper (1902-1994)

“Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths” – Karl Popper

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself” – Charlie Chaplin

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies” – Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

“I can’t stop thinking about how when people say “precise” but mean “accurate” they’re being precise but not accurate” – Vi Hart (@vihartvihart)

“Many people don’t know this, but it’s possible to read something you don’t agree with on the internet and simply move on with your life” – Rock (@TheMichaelRock)

“Physicists make bad philosophers, but then so do most philosophers.” – Bill Phillips h/t @orzelc

“I wonder how physicists would feel if a theologian wrote about what they “believed” without having read a single book by a physicist?” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

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Birthdays of the Week:

Isidor I. Rabi born 29 July 1898 

Rabi with fellow Nobel Prize winners Ernest O. Lawrence (left) and Enrico Fermi (centre) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rabi with fellow Nobel Prize winners Ernest O. Lawrence (left) and Enrico Fermi (centre)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Isidor Isaac Rabi and the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

AHF: Isidor I. Rabi

Christoph Scheiner born 25 July in either 1573 or 1575

Christoph Scheinet (artist unknown)

Christoph Scheinet (artist unknown)

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Apelles hiding behind the painting

Edward Drinker Cope born 28 July 1840

Edward D. Cope, caricature by artist Matt Hammill

Edward D. Cope, caricature by artist Matt Hammill

 Yovisto: Edward Drinker Cope and the Neo-Lamarckian School of Thought

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Edward Drinker Cope

Primo Levi born 31 July 1919

 

Primo Levi Source: Wikimedia Commons

Primo Levi
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Brainpickings: Primo Levi on the Spiritual Value of Science and How Space Exploration Brings Humanity Closer Together

BBC Radio 4: Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

In 1913, Suffragettes tried to blow up the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Edinburgh h/t Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell)

In 1913, Suffragettes tried to blow up the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Edinburgh h/t Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell)

ROE: Bomb Attack at the Royal Observators Edinburgh

Smithsonian.com: Researchers Discover First Written Evidence of Laws of Friction in Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks

JSTOR Daily: Émilie du Châtelet: Heroine of the Enlightenment

Idaho Statesman: How Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space

Culture and Cosmos: Stars and Planets in Chinese and Central Asian Buddhist Art in the Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries

World Digital Library: The Elucidation of the Memoir on Astronomy by Tūsi

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Star Item: An Anglo-Saxon Sketch of the Solar System

The Sphere of Sacrobosco: The First Printed Spanish Sphere

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CBC News: Ursula Franklin, renowned Canadian scientist, dead at 94

The Atlantic: Amazing Structure: A Conversation with Ursula Franklin

ESA: Space in Images: Double Star ‘TAN CE 2’ Satellite Successfully Launched

Dannen.com: Harry S. Truman, Diary, July 25, 1945

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The Kyoto misconception

eoht.info: Paddle wheel experiment –Hmolpedia

Engraving of James Joule's 1843 paddle wheel experiment for measuring the mechanical equivalent of heat.

Engraving of James Joule’s 1843 paddle wheel experiment for measuring the mechanical equivalent of heat.

Science Friday: The Women Who Brought Us Apollo 11

The New Yorker: America at the Atomic Crossroads

AHF: Raemer E. Schreiber

Yovisto: The Astronomical Achievements of Sir George Biddell Airy

World Digital Library: The Explanation on the ‘Anatomy of the Heavens’ by al-Āmilī

greg.org: the making of: The Berkowski Daguerrotype

AHF: Otto Hahn

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Let’s talk about science: Edwin Hubble

Wirral Globe: Fears for Wirral heritage as Bidston Observatory goes under the hammer

Yesterday’s Island Today’s Nantucket: What is This? Maria Mitchell’s Gold Medal

Shanghai Daily: The lingering legacy of a celestial almanac

Shanghai Daily: New museum: sky gazing never loses its appeal

The New York Times: Otto Hahn, the Nobel-Winning Chemist Whose Discovery Was Used in Hiroshima

Atlas Obscura: The Experimental Nuclear Reactor Secretly Built Under the University of Chicago

Wirral Globe: Fears for Wirral heritage as Bidston Observatory goes under the hammer

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Ptak Science Books: James Clerk Maxwell’s Library

British Library: A Christian calendar in the Northern French Hebrew Miscellany

CNET: The Harvard Computers who changed astronomy

Dannen.com: Bomb Production Schedule, July 30, 1945

Medium: The House Where Spacetime Began

Motherboard: The First Lunar Road Trip

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

1843 map of the upper Mississippi drawn by astronomer turned explorer Joseph Nicollet h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

1843 map of the upper Mississippi drawn by astronomer turned explorer Joseph Nicollet h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

 The 18th-Century Common: “Looking for Longitude”

Paul Mellon Centre: A look back at the ‘looking for the Longitude’ journey

The Hakluyt Society Blog: How to read Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations (1598–1600)?

National Geographic: 19th-Century Schoolgirls Were Incredibly Good at Drawing Maps

British Library: Online Gallery: Content of the Manors of Bayford and Goodmanston Kent

Transit Maps: Historical Map: Pneumatic Mail Tube Network, Paris, 1967

Yovisto: John Speed and his famous Maps

John Speed Wilshire, 1610 with a townplan of Salisbury and a view of Stonehenge Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Speed Wilshire, 1610 with a townplan of Salisbury and a view of Stonehenge
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Evening Standard: New interactive map of 100,000 photos and videos reveal ‘lost London’ in the Victorian London

British Library: Online Gallery: Portolan Chart of Northern Europe Showing the British Isles

Macro-Typography: Summer of Ptolemy

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Endeavour’s last resting place: The clue’s in the Caird!

Slate: Mapping the Archives

Creatio Universi, 1720. Engraving of the creation of the universe, the Earth surrounded by planetary orbits engraved by Fuesslinus who worked in Augsburg, Germany.

Creatio Universi, 1720. Engraving of the creation of the universe, the Earth surrounded by planetary orbits engraved by Fuesslinus who worked in Augsburg, Germany.

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Center for History of Medicine: The Francis A Countway Library of Medicine: Teaching watercolour of phlebitis and sepsis

Center for History of Medicine: The Francis A Countway Library of Medicine: Teaching watercolour of phlebitis and sepsis

 Medievalists.net: The Herbal Cures of Hildegard von Bingen – was she right?

Thomas Morris: Brolly painful

BSHM: Dr Isaac ‘Harry’ Gosset Collection

Notches: Syphilis Onstage: Eugène Brieux’s Damaged Goods

Academia: CMAJ: Humanities: Modelling the mind: the case of Warren S. McCulloch

Yovisto: The Undiscovered Self – C.G. Jung and the Psychology

The Recipes Project: Ambire: An Amerindian Antidote Against All Types of Poison. New Kingdom of Granada (Today Colombia) ca. 1628

Barry transgender

Academia: Pharmacies as centres of communication in early modern Venice

Notches: Naming and Shaming Women: Reporting on VD Trials During the First World War

Thomas Morris: The mysterious bullet in the heart

Ptak Science Books: Blood Poison and its Non-Existent Mystery Cure, 1903

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Celtic Medical Treatments

Scroll.in: The ugly history of cosmetic surgery

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: The Cutter’s Art: A Brief History of Bloodletting

V0011195 An ill man who is being bled by his doctor. Coloured etching Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org An ill man who is being bled by his doctor. Coloured etching by J. Sneyd, 1804, after J. Gillray. 1804 By: James Gillrayafter: John SneydPublished: 28 January 1804 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

V0011195 An ill man who is being bled by his doctor. Coloured etching
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk

Wellcome Library: Tales of medical students heading for Paris

Medievalists.net: Monastic medicine: medieval herbalism meets modern science

Social History of Medicine: Medicine and Charity in Eighteenth-century Northumberland: The Early Years of the Bamburgh Castle Dispensary and Surgery, c. 1772–1802 pdf (oa)

The Wood Library Museum: Magic Box

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Marconi

Conciatore: Don Giovanni in Flanders

Conciatore: Francesco and Bianca

Conciatore: Decololorization of Glass

Conciatore: Purpurine

Ptak Science Books: Dr Stranglove’s Computer

Othermeralia: Die Schule des Elektrotechnikers: Lehrgang für die angewandte Elektricitätslehre: Blueprints for a Dynamo

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

My medieval foundry: What I did on my holiday this year – bronze casting

Yovisto: Louis Blériot’s famous Flight across the English Channel

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Thomas Tompion – the Father of English Clockmaking

Yovisto: Robert Cocking’s Parachuting Accident

Friends of the Union Chain Bridge: Celebrating 200 Years

Smithsonian.com: Why VHS and Five Other Formats May Live Forever

The Atlantic: Rest in Peace, VCR

Pen and Pension: Let There be Light! Indoor Lighting in Georgian England

History Today: The Atlantic Cable

Atlas Obscura: Over 400 Vintage Boomboxes Are Up for Sale

Atlas Obscura: Escape Plan SF: A Tour of Tech History

worrydream.com: Alan Key: User Interface: A Personal View (1989)

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Creator unkown

Yovisto: Aviation Pioneer Sir Geoffrey De Havilland

Atlas Obscura: The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Naval Cross-Section of Superb Detail, 1851

BBC Future: Leonardo da Vinci’s lessons in design genius

Archaeology: Rome’s Imperial Port

E&T: Engineering’s most ingenious women

Yovisto: Vladimir Zworykin’s Television System

Day of Archaeology: Scrambled Messages: 150 Years of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable

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Yovisto: New Zealand’s Aviation Pioneer Richard Pearse

Prepared Guitar: The Birth of Loop

Atlas Obscura: 10 Dark Towers That Once Made the World’s Bullets

ICE: Engineers at War

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Flickr: BHL: The moth book

Yovisto: Thomas Say and his Love for Beetles

The Guardian: Forget cut-throat competition: to survive try a little selflessness

Niche: Sustainable Farm Systems in Mallorca

University of Toronto: Archives and Records Management Services: New acquisition: Davidson Black Papers

New World Encyclopedia: Davidson Black

flickr: BHL: Catesby’s Natural History

National Geographic: World’s First Geological Map Was Far Ahead of Its Time

Pieced together from many fragments, the map shows a nine-mile (15-kilometer) stretch of Wadi Hammamat, a valley that included a stone quarry and gold mine.  PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JAMES HARRELL, UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Pieced together from many fragments, the map shows a nine-mile (15-kilometer) stretch of Wadi Hammamat, a valley that included a stone quarry and gold mine.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JAMES HARRELL, UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Atlas Obscura: The Miseducation of John Muir

Burke Museum: Kennewick Man. The Ancient One

flickr: BHL: New Illustrations of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus

BBC News: Sunlight destroying natural history museum exhibits

BHL: Celebrating the Birds of South America

Lawn Chair Anthropology: Dietary divergence of robust australopithecines

Famous Scientists: The Art of Genius: Alfred Russel Wallace

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: The Origin of Darwin as a Naturalist 1809–1831

Part of Darwin's Beetle Collection

Part of Darwin’s Beetle Collection

Atlas Obscura: The 17th-Century Language that Divided Everything in the Universe into 40 Categories

Sandwalk: What is “THE” theory of evolution?

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Agate

flickr: Elizabeth Blackwell’s Fern Illustrations

The Conversation: More than scenery: National parks preserve our history and culture

NYAM: Godman’s mammals: An Illustrated Natural History

Bats from Volume I of Godman’s American Natural History, 1826-1828.

Bats from Volume I of Godman’s American Natural History, 1826-1828.

Luanagames.com: Marie Tharp: the Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor

Forbes: Forensic Geology Provides Tantalizing Clues About the Fate of Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

History of Geology: Forensic Geology and the Murder-case of Aldo Moro

The Atlantic: How a Guy from a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

The Cabinet of Curiosity: Survival of the Thesis, Writing Advice from Charles Darwin

CHEMISTRY:

cpp.edu: Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix

CHF: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin in Paris. Courtesy Vittorio Luzzati.

Rosalind Franklin in Paris.
Courtesy Vittorio Luzzati.

The Guardian: Sexism in science: did Watson and Crick really steal Rosalind Franklin’s data?

Teyler’s Museum: Devices for gas photometry

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Making Science Public: Camille Flammarion: Making Science Popular

Solar halo in northern latitudes caused by ice crystal refraction. In: L’Atmosphère by Camille Flammarion, 1872. Library Call No. M0030 F581a 1872. NOAA Photo Library

Solar halo in northern latitudes caused by ice crystal refraction. In: L’Atmosphère by Camille Flammarion, 1872. Library Call No. M0030 F581a 1872. NOAA Photo Library

AEON: Science fictions: Is the scientific endeavour always a bold and noble quest for truth? Not when it is writing its own history

Los-Angeles Times: History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

The Musical Museum at Kew Bridge

Philosophie.ch: Philosophie und Gesundheit: Pour une philosophie de la santé: la philosophie au service de la santé (et inversement)

npr: cosmos & culture: What Is a Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

World Economic Forum: Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide an answer

Canadian Museum of Nature: Canadian Museum of Nature is first Canadian partner of international biodiversity library network

Yovisto: Karl Popper and the Philosophy of Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Rant Roundup!

The 1569 Mercator map of the world based on the Mercator projection Source: Wikimedia Commons

The 1569 Mercator map of the world based on the Mercator projection
Source: Wikimedia Commons

big think: What’s Behind a Science vs. Philosophy Fight?

the many-headed monster: Understanding Source: diaries

Centre for the Future of Museums: What Museums Can Learn from Amanda Palmer

Medical History: Medical Archives and Digital Culture: From WWI to Bioshock

Slate: History, or Just Horror?

British Library: Untold lives blog: Words will eat themselves

History of the Human Sciences: July 2016 Issue Abstracts

Nature: Science fiction: The science that fed Frankenstein

Social History of Medicine: Volume 29 Issue 3 August 2016 Table of Contents

The #EnvHist Weekly

Smithsonian.com: Oxford University is Older than the Aztecs

 

ESOTERIC:

Flickering Lamps: Winged Skulls and Hot Air Balloons: The Grave of Étienne-Gaspard Robert Pioneer of Phantasmagoria

Robertson’s Phantasmagoria at the abandoned Convent des Capucines, Paris (image via Wikimedia Commons)

Robertson’s Phantasmagoria at the abandoned Convent des Capucines, Paris (image via Wikimedia Commons)

University of Cambridge: Astronomical Images: Johann Engel, Astrolabium planum in tabulis ascendens (Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1488)

Dittrick Museum Blog: By the Light of the Fever-, Gout- and Plague-Inducing Moon: Lunar Medicine

BOOK REVIEWS:

Brainpickings: Amelia Earhart on Marriage

Crane Reaction: The Invention of Science – Book Review

Somatospher: Book Forum–Sabine Arnaud’s On Hysteria

New Republic: How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol

Notches: Bad Girls: A Student Interview with Amanda Littauer

THE: Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, by Nathalia Holt

Source: Nasa/JPL-Caltech Women making history: the human computers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1953

Source: Nasa/JPL-Caltech
Women making history: the human computers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1953

Not Even Past: The Ottoman Age of Exploration by Giancarlo Casale (2010)

The Third Pole: The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China

New York Times: The Bone Hunters Revenge

Medieval Histories: Mapping the Medieval Countryside

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NEW BOOKS:

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: the source of it all

Havard University Press: Daughters of Alchemy

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Varity: Michael Crichton’s Novel ‘Dragon Teeth’ Bought by Harper Collins

Leuven University Press: Between Text and Tradition

 

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

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

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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 

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 

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic

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

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

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

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

CLOSING SOON: 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

CLOSING SOON: Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus

EVENTS:

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

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

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

 

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

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: The weight of History 6 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTINGS OF THE WEEK:

Descartes Optics

Descartes Optics

Flammarion engraving Page 163 of Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire ("The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology," Paris, 1888)

Flammarion engraving
Page 163 of Camille Flammarion’s L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire (“The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology,” Paris, 1888)

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Murry Gell-Man (Scientist) 200 Videos!

Youtube: Glaciers lost in time

Gizmodo: Get Your Math Geek On with This A Capella Hamilton Parody

Youtube: Solvay Physics Conference 1927

Getty Images: Albert Einstein with wife Elsa

RADIO & PODCASTS:

PBS: Newshour: Author explores life on the expanding autism spectrum

BBC Radio 4: Drama: The Vicar, the Automaton and the Talking Dog (The childhood of Alexander Graham Bell)

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 092: Sharon Block, How to Research History Online

BBC Radio 4 Today: Oldest example of human cancer found

Milwaukee Public Radio: Celebrating 40 Years & 40 Missions to Mars

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: The Nebula of Orion

Soundcloud: amroos: History of science/medicine radio shows hosted Anna Marie Roos

BBC Radio 4: Voices from Our Industrial Past: Women

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Edward Worth Library in association with the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland: Project Meeting on ‘The Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early-Modern Practitioners.’ 2 August 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA: Vintage Computer Festival West XI 6–7 August 2016

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

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

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

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

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

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

Women's history ad

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:

University of Leeds: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy: Thinking Counterfactually

Rice University: Department of Earth Sciences: Science Writer/Communicator

Academic Jobs Wiki: History of Science Technology Medicine 2016–2017

Michigan State University: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Team Science

Newman University Birmingham: Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow: Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies

NIH: U.S. National Library of Medicine: NLM Welcomes Applications to the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts: Assistant Professor position in the political, social, and cultural history of technology in the modern era (nineteenth and twentieth centuries).

 

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