Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #52

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 #52

Monday 15 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 We have reached the end of our second publishing year with year two volume fifty-two of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you for the one hundredth and fourth time all we could find of the histories of science, technology and medicine throughout the vast spaces of cyberspace over the last seven days.

As noted above, this edition of Whewell’s Gazette closes out our second publication year. Given the artificiality of measuring things in years I’m never quite sure if one should mark these things with the last episode of the old year or the first one of the new year, but I’ve chosen to do so today by making a few comments about our editorial policy.

Editorial Policy: So what is the Whewell’s Gazette editorial policy? To be truthful we don’t actually have one, we just make it up as we go along.

WYSIWYG: Whewell’s Gazette claims to be a #histSTM links list and that is exactly what it is, nothing more and nothing less. It is just a weekly collection of links to articles, posts, illustrations, comments etc., etc. that are concerned with the histories of science, technology and medicine. The rest, quotes of the week, illustrations, birthdays of the week etc. are just there to offer some relief from the boredom.

Selection Criteria: Selection is inclusive rather than exclusive. The definitions of #histSTM applied are as wide as possible often going to the very fringes and beyond rather than trying for some sort of indefinable purity of discipline. In the category META we include quite a lot of stuff that is thought or comments on history in general because #histSTM is after all just history.

Presentation: The model is a slightly sloppy, somewhat jumbled small adds column from a newspaper. The entries are divided into rough categories taken from the different areas of science, technology, and medicine but within the categories no ordering principles are applied. Links are added at random in the order that they found. This was a deliberate decision, the thought being that if the reader is forced to go through a complete category looking for the links that primarily interest them, they might just stumble across something they might not have read otherwise. We are fans of the seductive Internet rabbit hole. If however a number of sources all cover the same story in one week then we will usually group them together.

The categories ART & EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS are cumulative, entries remain on the list until the event or whatever they are advertising have taken place. For those who read these every week and who don’t get off on reading the whole list every time, the new entries are always added at the beginning or the end.

Source: How and where do we find all the entries? The vast majority of the entries are collected daily on the @rmathematicus twitter stream. This twitter stream follows as many people as it can find who are either #histSTM historians or who are interested in #histSTM posts, articles, etc. Their #histSTM related tweets get retweeted creating a repository of #histSTM links that are then distilled into the weekly edition of Whewell’s Gazette. If you follow @rmathematicus and read his twitter stream then you won’t need to read Whewell’s Gazette! If you are on Twitter and tweet about #histSTM and @rmathematicus doesn’t follow you then make him aware of the fact and he will start to. A small number of entries get sent directly to the Renaissance Mathematicus by email by people interested in getting their links added to Whewell’s Gazette. Such contributions are always welcome.

Editorial Staff: Who puts together the Whewell’s Gazette every week? The majority of the work is done by yours truly, the Renaissance Mathematicus, with regular contributions from Anna Gielas (@Anna_Gielas) and occasional input from Michael Barton (@darwinsbulldog). However as mentioned above the links are provided by the whole #histSTM Twitter community so our editorial staff number in the hundreds! Active contributions are always welcome!

Quality Control: We don’t actually read all of the links included every week but do skim them whilst collecting. No judgement as to quality of a given article or post is exercised, this is left to the readers of WG when they click on a link and peruse an article. Only obvious rubbish is excluded. A stricter editorial policy, given the Renaissance Mathematicus’ pedantic tendencies, would probably lead to a Whewell’s Gazette with five links. For a start any article with first, founder of, father of and other much loved clichés in their titles would be thrown out on principle.

Guiding Principle: Inclusion rather than Exclusion.

The Future: Come back next week for Year 3, Vol: #01!

 Quotes of the week:

 “History retweets itself” – Matt Thomas (@mattthomas)

 “It was the basil of thyme

It was the wormwood of thyme” Cilantro Dickens – John Laurie (@laurie_john)

“In US wrote Alexis de Tocqueville (1840), events “can move from the impossible to the inevitable without stopping at the probable.”” h/t @TurnbullMalcolm

“These European “first to” things only matter if Indigenous experiences don’t. Indigenous people *guided* these “explorers” because they already knew the way” – Adam Gaudry (@adamgaudry)

Tolstoy Quote

“The universe has no circumference” – Nicolas of Cusa (1401-1464)

“All we know of the truth is that the absolute truth, such as it is, is beyond our reach” –

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464)

“On this day in 1887, his mom checked and Erwin Schrödinger became alive” – @pourmecoffee

Calvin Big Picture

“God grant me the serenity

to delete the emails I can’t answer

courage to reply to what I can;

and wisdom to know the difference” – @sarahjeong

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The cornerstone of Uraniborg, Tycho Brahe’s observatory on Hven, was laid 8 August 1576

Uraniborg c-net: The observatory that changed astronomy forever

Wired: Aug. 8, 1576: Brahe’s Palatial Gateway to the Heavens

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Financing Tycho’s little piece of heaven

flickr: Richard Cohen: The Castle and Observatory of Uraniborg on the island of Hven

Sanderus Antiquariaat: Antique map of Denmark – Uraniborg by J. Blaeu

Tycho Brahe's quadrant wall mural at Uraniborg used to measure star positions

Tycho Brahe’s quadrant wall mural at Uraniborg used to measure star positions

Foundation Stone of the Royal Observatory was laid 10 August 1675´

Royal Observatory Greenwich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Observatory Greenwich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Teleskopos: An auspicious day to found an observatory

Royal Museums Greenwich: History of the Royal Observatory

Royal Museums Greenwich: 336 Today

Smithsonian Institution founded 10 August 1846

The "Castle" (1847), the Institution's first building and still its headquarters Source: Wikimedia Commons

The “Castle” (1847), the Institution’s first building and still its headquarters
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SpaceWatchtower: 170th Anniversary: Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Legal History

Paul Dirac born 8 August 1902 

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanic

Youtube: Dirac Lecture 1 (of 4) – Quantum Mechanics

Henry Fairfield Osborn born 8 August 1857

Osborn in 1890 Source: WikimediaCommons

Osborn in 1890
Source: WikimediaCommons

Linda Hall Library: Henry Fairfield Osborn – Scientist of the Day

Linda Hall Library: Paper Dinosaurs 1824–1969: 33. The First Tyrannosaurus Skeleton, 1905

Paige Fossil History: The Weird History of Oviraptors

Erwin Schrödinger born 12 August 1887

Schröding Bank Note

“I insist upon the view that ‘all is waves’.” Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)

Schrödinger clinic

Schrödinger

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Ernest Lawrence and the Cyclotron

Yovisto: Sir Roger Penrose and the Singularity

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Samuel Walker’s Interview

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

arXiv: Lessons from Mayan Astronomy

The Caracol structure at Chichen Itza has been interpreted as an observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Caracol structure at Chichen Itza has been interpreted as an observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Forbes: Comic: ‘Science Legends’ Sir Isaac Newton: Master of the Mint

AHF: Yoshito Matsushige

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Stanislaus Ulam’s Interview (1979)

Yovisto: Wolfgang Paul and the Ion Trap

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not a theology student

AHF: In Memoriam: Monroe Messinger

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Kathleen Maxwell’s Interview

Atlas Obscura: A Traditional Globe Maker is Making 3-D Versions of Historic Martian Maps

Yovisto: Nikolaus of Cusa and the Learned Ignorance

Nikolaus von Cusa

Nikolaus von Cusa

Ptak Science Books: Found-Art in Electrical Discharge, 1880

Comètes: des mythes à la réalité: Les instruments

APS: Oersted and electromagnetism

AHF: Frederic Joliot-Curie

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Ferdinand Magellan and the first Trip Around the World

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ferdinand Magellan

The Nao Victoria Replica in the Nao Victoria Museum, Punta Arenas, Chile Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Nao Victoria Replica in the Nao Victoria Museum, Punta Arenas, Chile
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Antiquariat: Daša Pahor: New Acquisitions

Academic Room: Representations of Self and the Other in Two Iraqi Travelogues of the Ottoman Period (pdf)

Medievalists.net: Hy-Brassil: Irish origins of Brazil

National Geographic: Historical Photos Mark 150th Birthday of Pioneering Black Explorer

Polar ExplorerAlthough historians haven’t been able to confirm the fact, Henson said, "I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world." This photo was made on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 1908. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT E. PEARY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Polar ExplorerAlthough historians haven’t been able to confirm the fact, Henson said, “I think I’m the first man to sit on top of the world.” This photo was made on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 1908.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT E. PEARY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The missing tobacco pipe

AEON: Bodies electric

cbc news: Quirky curiosities: medical instruments from our past

Einthoven string galvanometer

Einthoven string galvanometer

The H-Word: Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer’s guide to 120 years of medical history

The H-Word: Olympians and the scientific quest to find out what makes an elite athlete

English History: The Life of John Keats (1795–1821)

Thomas Morris: Reattached with a sticking plaster

On View: Center for the History Of Medicine: Cupping set, 1837–1853

BIU Santé: Après 270 ans d’oubli, redécouverte de l’anatomie de Van Horne, trésor du 17e s.

American Radio History: Hospital Television

Yovisto: Richard Mead and the Understanding of Transmissible Diseases

Nursing Clio: Sex, Secrecy, and Abuse in a 19th-Century Workhouse

The Recipes Project: Writing Early Modern Medicine for Medical Readers

The Hairpin: Monstrous Births

Image: A G

Image: A G

Advances in the History of Psychology: Controversy Brewing over Suzanne Corkin and Patient H.M.

Yovisto: Dr. Joseph Lister and the use of Carbolic Acid as Disinfectant

Yovisto: James Bryan Herrick and the Sickle-Cell Disease

British Library: Science blog: “Like light shining in a dark place”: Florence Nightingale and William Farr

The Guardian: No, no, no! Victorians didn’t invent the vibrator

eugesta.recherche.univ-lille3.fr: Galen and the widow. Towards a history of therapeutic masturbation in ancient gynaecology (pdf)

Pen and Pension: Dealing with a Quack

Wellcome Library: Wound man Part 1: origins

The Guardian: ‘I willed him to wake up’: epilepsy in art – and in life

The master of San Severino’s Release of a Woman from Possession by the Devil (15th century). Photograph: Scala, Florence

The master of San Severino’s Release of a Woman from Possession by the Devil (15th century). Photograph: Scala, Florence

 

Figure Drawings: The Human Skeleton and Muscles – John Georg Heck

The Washington Post: Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation cause by the Black Death

Thomas Morris: The cure of Thomas Tipple

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Ptak Science Books: A Bit on the History of the Future of Sucking – Vacuum Trains (1945)

New York Times: How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

Academia: The Mastermyr Find: A Viking Tool Chest from Gotland

Spotlight News: State Museum acquires 1947 Tavern Television

Unwritten Record Blog: Lighthouse Drawings in celebration of National Lighthouse Day

RG26: Lighthouse Drawings; MI, Spectacle Reef; #2. Section plan, vertical, 1874.

RG26: Lighthouse Drawings; MI, Spectacle Reef; #2. Section plan, vertical, 1874.

lastsatandonzobieisland: Charles N. Daly was not a man to be trifled with

BBC News: Clifton Suspension Bridge: Vast hidden vaults open to the public

Yovisto: The Salvage of the Vasa

The Guardian: ‘Discovery of the year’: sunken British ship found in Russian Artic

Yovisto: Tom Kilburn and the First Stored-Program Computer

Atlas Obscura: Fort Peck Dam

Anton Howes: The Relevance of Skills to Innovation during the British Industrial Revolution, 1651–1851 Working Paper (pdf)

Yovisto: IBM and the Personal Computer

Science Museum: 100 Years of Stainless Steel

The Sheffield-born son of a steel worker, Harry Brearley (1871-1948) pioneered the commercial development of stainless steels. Brearley was working in the laboratory of the steel works of Thomas Firth and Sons, Sheffield, when in 1913 he produced the first true stainless steel. Sheffield has a long-standing reputation for producing high quality cutlery, and the development of the first steel that did not rust was a significant moment in metallurgical history. Harry Brearley, 1871–1948. Image © Science Museum/SSPL

The Sheffield-born son of a steel worker, Harry Brearley (1871-1948) pioneered the commercial development of stainless steels. Brearley was working in the laboratory of the steel works of Thomas Firth and Sons, Sheffield, when in 1913 he produced the first true stainless steel. Sheffield has a long-standing reputation for producing high quality cutlery, and the development of the first steel that did not rust was a significant moment in metallurgical history.
Harry Brearley, 1871–1948. Image © Science Museum/SSPL

Ian Visits: London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross

MINNPOST: Obsolesced

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

An Ottoman Poster, Terrain Graphic (Arazi ve Sunuf-u Muhtelife-i Suhurun Cedvel-i Umumisi) The Ottoman History (@OttomanArchive)

An Ottoman Poster, Terrain Graphic (Arazi ve Sunuf-u Muhtelife-i Suhurun Cedvel-i Umumisi) The Ottoman History (@OttomanArchive)

 National Geographic: Geological Evidence May Support Chinese Flood Legend

Paige Fossil History: Footprints, Sculpture, & Hobbit Ancestors: A Paleoanthropolgy Best of Summer Roundup

Colonizing Animals: Missing Links in Myanmar

The Public Domain Review: Photographs of a Falling Cat

Psychology Today: Labelling Non-Native Animals: The Psychology of Name Calling

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Queen’s Ass … or how the donkey earned its stripes!

Royal Society Open Science: New genetic and morphological evidence suggests a single hoaxer created ‘Piltdown man’

Gizmodo: Piltdown Man Hoax Was the Work of a Single Forger, Study Says

Forbes: Human Ancestor Hoax at Piltdown Finally Solved

Scientific America: Solving the Piltdown Man Scientific Fraud

Science: Study reveals culprit behind Piltdown Man, one of science’s most famous hoaxes

The Telegraph: Science: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle cleared of Piltdown Man Hoax

The Guardian: Gertrude Of Arabia: the great adventurer may finally get her museum

Bell in Baghdad, 1917. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Bell in Baghdad, 1917. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Lyell Collection: Geomythology: geological origins of myths and legends

TrowelBlazers: Christian Maclagan: Sensation of Scotland

Royal Society Open Science: Oldest fossil remains of the enigmatic pig-footed bandicoot show rapid herbivorous evolution

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading July 2016

Pacific Institute: Assessing The Costs Of Adapting To Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study Of San Francisco Bay

JSTOR Daily: Women’s Fight for Scientific Fieldwork

Social Evolution Forum: Cannibalism and Human Evolution

BHL: Supporting Historical Paleontological Research

U.S. Forest Service History: Gifford Pinchot (1865–1946) 1st Chief of the Forest Service

Yovisto: Meet Sue, the Dinosaur

Rehistoring The Land: Environmental History in Action at Rocky Mountain National Park

Sniffing the Past: Dogs in the 19th Century Press

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Atlas Obscura: Kinsey Institute Gallery

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Bewick

Stephan on Blogger: 1708, August 14th, the strongest of a series of quakes occurred on the active Moyenne-Durance Fault (Provence, France)

99% Invisible: A Sea Worth its Salt

The Atlantic: When Parks Were Radical

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CHEMISTRY:

Explaining Chemistry

Geri Walton: Nitrous Oxide of Laughing Gas Exhibitions and Parties

Yovisto: Henry Moseley and the Atomic Numbers

Yovisto: Felix Hoffmann and Aspirin

Felix Hoffmann Source: Wikimedia Commons

Felix Hoffmann
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Amadeo Avogadro and Avogadro’s Law

Conciatore: Sal Ammoniac

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

World History

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: Churchwardens’ Account

The Recipes Project: Looking at Paper and Recipes

Scientific American: Squabbling Over the End of Science on Charlie Rose

CHF: Distillations: Summer 2016

Philly.com: Commentary: Experiment with Philly’s legacy of science

In the Franklin Institute , the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Chamber. File

In the Franklin Institute , the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Chamber. File

University of Oxford: MLGB3: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain

The Junto: What’s Livetweeting For, Anyway?

The Junto: Women and the History of Capitalism

Society for the Social History of Medicine: The Gazette

The Atlantic: The Tyranny of Simple Explanations

JHI: Blog: Announcing 2015 Forkosch Book Prize Winner

Springer: Journal of the History of Biology: Volume 49, Issue 3, August 2016 Table of Contents

Occult Minds: Building Blocks of Human Experience –website launched

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Alchemy School

Corpus Newtonicum: Summer thoughts…

Yovisto: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi – The Prince of Astrologers

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Anton Mesmer and his Animal Magnetism

Franz Anton Mesmer Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franz Anton Mesmer
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Occult Minds: Results

History of Alchemy Podcast: New History of Alchemy tshirt design!

HoA T-ShirtBOOK REVIEWS:

The Momo: 6 stellar science books that ‘normal folks’ will love

Forbes: Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

H-Net Reviews: Cristian Berco: From Body to Community: Veneral Disease and Society in Baroque Spain

Chemistry World: Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

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The Economist: The master of them all

brainpickings: Mental Health, Free Will, and Your Microbiome

brainpickings: James Gleick on Our Anxiety About Time, the Origin of the Term “Type A”, and the Curious Psychology of Elevator Impatience

The Austin Chronicle: The Seven Skeletons of Lydia Pyne

University of California Press: Nova Religio: The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse 1900–1939 by Egil Asprem

Popular Science: Eyes on the Sky: A spectrum of telescopes

NEW BOOKS:

Enfilade: New Book – Fleshing out Surfaces

Peter Lang: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

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CUP: Academic: Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

CLOSING VERY SOON: 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

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: 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

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Vanity Fair Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janellle Monae in Feminist Space Race: The actresses will tell the untold story of the mathematicians who helped make space travel possible.

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

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

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late: ‘By Permission of Heaven’: The Story of the Great Fire of London 5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Time for Shakespeare 18 August 2016

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

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

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 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?

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Haeckel, E. H. P. A. (1866).Generelle Morphologie der Organismen : allgemeine Grundzüge der organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, mechanisch begründet durch die von C. Darwin reformirte Decendenz-Theorie.

Haeckel, E. H. P. A. (1866).Generelle Morphologie der Organismen : allgemeine Grundzüge der organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, mechanisch begründet durch die von C. Darwin reformirte Decendenz-Theorie.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vox: What it took to discover bacteria in the 1670s

Torch: Too Valuable to Die?

Youtube: Wikimedia UK: Alice White at the Wellcome Library

Youtube: Ri: Cosmology: Galileo to Gravitational Waves – with Hiranya Peiris

Youtube: The Royal Society: The Boyle Diaries – Objectivity #78

Youtube: Essilor UK: Irreducible Complexity? – Evolution of the Eye Explained

RADIO & PODCASTS:

brainpickings: Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

News Works: The history of Heinrich Hertz and the discovery of radio waves

New Books Network: The Art of Medicine in Early China

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ALD Podcast: Episode 2, Fran Scott & Maia Weinstock

BBC Archive: H G Wells: Science and the Citizen (1943)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

The Ordered Universe Project: Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium Durham University 1-3 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Reproductive politics in France and Britain 5–7 September 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

 

Hakluyt

CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

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

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

 

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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:

APS Physics: Forum on the History of Physics: Student Travel Awards

BSHS: Time Measurement Research Funding

University of Cambridge: St John’s College: Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies

Québec: Bourse de maîtrise/ doctorat en histoire du nursing psychiatrique au Québec

University of Paderborn: Post Doc: The Project “Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS)”

The Dudley Observatory: Applications for the 2017 Pollock Awards are now open! History of Astronomy

 

 

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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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