Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #02

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 3, Volume #02

Monday 29 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

Another week another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that social media filtered out of the Internet over the last seven days.

Two topics that made the rounds on Twitter in the last week attracted our attention. The first was yet another essay, this time by a professor, the last one was by a doctoral student, telling academics to stay away from social media because it’s bad for you. Now we at Whewell’s Gazette don’t agree with this sentiment at all because without social media we wouldn’t exist.

We are part of a world wide network of #histSTM historians and others interested in #histSTM, who communicate with each other via social media and it is in these very fruitful waters that we, as I said two weeks ago, gather up the contents of our humble weekly journal. Having been an academic historian working in a major research project before the age of the Internet and social media and now being an Internet historian I know which I prefer and which is the more productive for historians. My opinion of the article in nicely summed up by Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford) academic, scientist, broadcaster and author:

“I just reread this and it made me angry this time. Fatuous arsegass born of ignorance and supercilious gargling”

 Historian of science Cornelius J. (Kees-Jan) Schilt (@KeesJanSchilt) had this to say on the subject and Ted McCormick (@mccormick_ted) contributed this.

The doctoral student who condemned social media stated in his piece that he was “a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer”. Leading many academics who do use social media to make sarky comments about the seriousness or otherwise of their actions. This situation was exacerbated amongst historians following some negative comments made by a university teacher about the Guardian interview of the author of a popular history book. Somewhere down the line it was implied that the author a ‘mere’ doctoral student was not a proper historian, sparking another intense debate as to what qualifies somebody as a historian. A debate that particularly interests yours truly, as my only formal qualifications are a very ropey set of A-levels acquired sometime shortly after the last ice age. On this topic we particularly liked the following comment by navel historian Steven Gray (@Sjgray86):

“As I am a real historian I’m at the national archives today to do some research that I will put solely in a book no one can afford”

 In my opinion the only acceptable definition of a historian is the tautological “A historian is somebody who does history”. Or as it was put slightly better by Meredith Hindly (@CapitolClio):

Are we really arguing over who gets to be a “historian”? Love your subject. Do good research. Share it with people. DONE. – Meredith Hindley (@CapitolClio)

Quotes of the week: 

The email I got from my Dad today. You're welcome. Kate Owens (@katemath)

The email I got from my Dad today. You’re welcome. Kate Owens (@katemath)

“The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading” – Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Goethe Quote

“Every time a dude says “but you don’t understand what I meant!” it’s typically him that doesn’t” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“If I never got another email in my life that’d be cool” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

Bacon on Guttenberg

“Why does Eric Hobsbawm always say everything better than me? Usually in the space of a sentence, written 50 years ago, without a footnote” – Cath Feely (@cathfeely)

Herschel quote

“Historians choose what they will write their poetry about…” —Ivan Illich h/t @publichistorian

“Can we call the current Presidential election a failed search and try again next year? Maybe we’ll get a better candidate pool” Professor Snarky (@ProfSnarky)

eewenhoek Quote

“I’m not procrastinating, I don’t care whether you crastinate or not” – Paul (@bingowings)

O Wright Quote

‘”I never can judge an experiment and make up my mind about it without doing it” – Michael Faraday

“When Ivan Illich told Erich Fromm his idea about schooling as a myth-making ritual, Fromm refused to speak to him for weeks” – Suzanne Fischer (@publichistorian)

Trees

“Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways” – Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

Math Problem

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

 Birthdays of the Week: 

James Cook set sail to observe the 1779 Transit of Venus 26 August 1778

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Captain James Cook set sail on board HMS Endeavour 26 August in 1768. Here are some drawings from his voyage – The British Library

Captain James Cook set sail on board HMS Endeavour 26 August in 1768. Here are some drawings from his voyage – The British Library

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Living and dying in Cook’s shadow

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

National Park Service America born 26 August 1916

Logo of the United States National Park Service Source: Wikimedia Commons

Logo of the United States National Park Service
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Youtube: America’s National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years

Business Insider: 6 ways America’s national parks have dramatically shaped the history of science

BHL: The National Park Service, Historic Surveys, and the Hunt for Documentation

Youtube: Grand Canyon (1958) – Walt Disney/Ferde Grofé

Marketplace: At 100 years old, the National Parks need $12 billion of TLC

Denis Papin was baptised 22 August 1647

Denis Papin, unknown artist, 1689. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Denis Papin, unknown artist, 1689.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A household name

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Denis Papin

Yovisto: Denis Papin and the Pressure Cooker

Georges Cuvier born 23 August 1769

Georges Cuvier Portrait by François-André Vincent, 1795 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Georges Cuvier Portrait by François-André Vincent, 1795
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“The observer listens to nature: the experimenter questions & forces her to reveal herself” – Cuvier

Yovisto: Georges Cuvier and the Fossils

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Georges Cuvier (1769­–1832)

The New Yorker: The Lost World: The mastodon’s molars

Cuvier worked also on stratigraphy - from "Essai minéraligique sur les environs de Paris" (1808) h/t @David_Bressan

Cuvier worked also on stratigraphy – from “Essai minéraligique sur les environs de Paris” (1808) h/t @David_Bressan

Hans Krebs Born 25 August 1900

Hans Adolf Krebs Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hans Adolf Krebs
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Hans Krebs

The Scientist: Nature rejects Krebs’s paper, 1937

Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier, born 26 August 1743

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier by Jules Dalou 1866 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier by Jules Dalou 1866
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Modern Chemistry started with Lavoisier

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The father of…

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Today in Ladybird 28 Aug 1789, William Herschel, probably using this telescope, discovers new moon of Saturn

Today in Ladybird 28 Aug 1789, William Herschel, probably using this telescope, discovers new moon of Saturn

 In Special Collections: The First Rochester Conference on High Energy Physics…… A Unique Discovery

AHF: Francis Birch

ESA: Space in Images: André Kuipers at the Centrifuge Building at the Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Serber’s Interview (1982)

Medium: A Physics Walking Tour of Washington, DC

Medium: A Quantum of Parody

Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hawkins’s Interview – Part 2

Yovisto: Charles Augustin de Coulomb and the Electrostatic Force

Yovisto: The First Image from Abroad – Earth Rising and Lunar Orbiter 1

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jean Bacher’s Interview

Yovisto: Carnot and Thermodynamics

Science Museum: How the art of eclipses changed science

deepspace.ucsb.edu: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight

Vanity Fair: Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Yovisto: Louis Essen and the Precise Measurement of Time

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Philippe van Lansberge

Medium: Emmy Noether: The Struggles of a Mathematical Genius

Yovisto: Frederick Reines and the Neutrino

Medium: Einstein’s Unending Quest for Privacy

AHF: James Frank

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Norris Bradbury’s Interview – Part 2

Physics World: Nobel laureate James Cronin dies at 84

Particle pioneer: James Cronin 1931–2016 Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Markus)

Particle pioneer: James Cronin 1931–2016
Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Markus)

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Eise Jeltes Eisinga and the Drawing Room Planetarium

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

AHF: Norman Ramsey

JSTOR: Why No One Believed Einstein

FAENA Aleph: The Philosopher Who Foresaw the Concept of Multiverse in the 13th Century

Forbes: Viewing The Earth From Space Celebrates 70 Years

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Online Gallery: Map of Great Britain, ca. 1450

The H-Word: Not on a map: cartographic omission from New England to Palestine

Herman Moll’s 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. The map shows few signs of indigenous presence, but a reference to the Iroquois is seen to the far left. Photograph: Wikimedia

Herman Moll’s 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. The map shows few signs of indigenous presence, but a reference to the Iroquois is seen to the far left. Photograph: Wikimedia

Yovisto: George W. De Long and the ill-fated Jeanette Polar Expedition

TV 6: Historian sells large collection of survey maps

Brown University Library: Online Map Collection

Yovisto: James Weddell and the Southern Ocean

British Library: Online Gallery: Estate Map of Smallburgh, Norfolk 1582

Harvard Map Collection: Meet Our Staff: Zuzana Nagy

 Zuzana Nagy Photo Credit: Marc McGee

Zuzana Nagy
Photo Credit: Marc McGee

 

JCB Library: Fabulous Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Fab Sketch found in student's notebook (c1868) of Joseph Lister disappearing through a trapdoor after his lecture h/t RCPSG Library

Fab Sketch found in student’s notebook (c1868) of Joseph Lister disappearing through a trapdoor after his lecture h/t RCPSG Library

 Thomas Morris: The man with 87 children

Dataisnature: Benjamin Betts – Geometrical Psychology

BBC News: Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

Slate: The Vault: How Left-Handed Penmanship Contests Tried to Help Civil War Vets After Amputation

Yovisto: Astley Paston Cooper – A Pioneer in experimental surgery

Dr. Alum Withey: ‘Gymnasticks’ and Dumbbells: Exercises in early modern Britain

image from Google Books

image from Google Books

Yovisto: R.D. Laing and the Anti-Psychiatry Movement

Academia: La figure du bon médecin. Du rôle des mythes épistémologiques dans le processus de professionnalisation de la médecin français

AHF: Stafford L. Warren

Atlas Obscura: Why Doctors Once Treated Fevers and Hysteria with Mashed-Up Bedbugs

Dr Alun Withey: Concocting Recipes: The early modern medical home

Thomas Morris: On flatulence and Darwin

NYAM: Ambroise Paré on gunshot wounds

Wellcome Collection Blog: The art of medicine

Yovisto: Charles Richet and Anaphylaxis

Yovisto: Theodor Kocher and the Thyroid Gland

Science Museum: Women at the front line

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances. © NMeM/Daily Herald Archive/ SSPL

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances. © NMeM/Daily Herald Archive/ SSPL

Wellcome Library: What did Victorians make of spectacles?

Anita Guerrini: Vesalius and the beheaded man

The Francis A, Countway Library of Medicine: The Archives for Women in Medicine

Blink: The rise of the cocaine soufflé

Mass Moments: Flu Epidemic Begins in Boston August 27 1918

The Spectator: Doctor in disguise: the secret life of James Barry

Science: To study ancient cancer, this scientist made her own mummies

JSTOR: The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

3 Quarks Daily: Brain, Liquefaction of

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Minot's Ledge Lighthouse-designed by civil engineer Joseph Totten – born 23 August 1788. h/t @Ben Gross

Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse-designed by civil engineer Joseph Totten – born 23 August 1788. h/t @Ben Gross

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Totten

Yovisto: Paul Nipkow and the Picture Scanning Technology

Conciatore: Franklin and Glass

Conciatore: Glass salt

Popular Science: Read Nikola Tesla’s Drone Patent…From 1898

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Biography: James Hillier 22.08.1922–15.01.2007

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Oral-History: James Hillier

The Finds Research Group AD 700–1700: Cast copper-alloy cooking vessels

Yovisto: E.F. Codd and the Relational Database Model

British Library: Online Gallery: Proposal of a New Model for Rebuilding the City of London… 1666

History and Technology: How not to build a world wireless network: German-British rivalry and visions of global communications in the early twentieth century

CBC News: Check out the world’s 1st web page, from 25 years ago, on Internaut Day

The Guardian: Facebook forgot the web’s birthday and now it’s trying to pretend it remembered

The first web server, originally at CERN in Switzerland. Photograph: By Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=395096

The first web server, originally at CERN in Switzerland. Photograph: By Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=395096

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday Aug 24, 2016: 100-feet of Turkish Surprise

OUP Blog: 15 surprising facts about Guglielmo Marconi, the man behind radio communication

Scientific American: Publishing on Printing: Learning from Scientific American’s 171 years of covering advances in printing technology

 

 

New Statesman: How Linux conquered the world without anyone noticing

http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/technology/2016/08/how-linux-conquered-world-without-anyone-noticing

Science Museum Group Journal: Watt’s workshop: craft and philosophy in the Science Museum

http://journal.sciencemuseum.ac.uk/browse/2014/watts-workshop/

Ptak Science Books: Skinny III: Skinny Water: An Extremely Thin Shower Apparatus, 1888

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2008/12/jf-ptak-science-books.html?platform=hootsuite

Concertina.com: Wind Musical Instruments: Wheatstone’s

http://www.concertina.com/wheatstone/Wheatstone-Concertina-Patent-No-5803-of-1829.pdf

Yovisto: Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis

http://blog.yovisto.com/charles-lindbergh-and-his-spirit-of-st-louis/

Yovisto: Lee De Forest and the Audion

http://blog.yovisto.com/lee-de-forest-and-the-audion/

Yovisto: More than just hot air – the Montgolfier-Balloons

http://blog.yovisto.com/more-than-just-hot-air-the-montgolfier-balloons/

Ptak Science Books: Edison’s Anti-Gravity Underwear Kite Babies, 1879

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2011/07/anti-gravity-underwear-1879.html?platform=hootsuite

Sapiens: Curiosities: Forget Not the Mighty Zipper

High Country News: William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos

The Telegraph: Why Britain became the first rich nation

Atlas Obscura: Meet One of the World’s Few Female Clock Whisperers

Lili von Baeyer carefully examines an old timepiece. (Photo: Lili von Baeyer)

Lili von Baeyer carefully examines an old timepiece. (Photo: Lili von Baeyer)

laststandonzombieisland: Protecting HMs frontiers, via Vickers

laststandonzombieisland: Blades, blades, everywhere there’s blades

Distilations: Tough Stuff

The Paris Review: Sitting Up: A brief history of chairs

Chair with lumbar support (after Hans Strasser).

Chair with lumbar support (after Hans Strasser).

VF: The 14 Synthesizers That Shaped Modern Music

Atlas Obscura: How Photographers Captured Electricity When It Was New

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

In 1790s LM was into America. In May 1794 readers learned about the alligator, "a very large and terrible creature"

In 1790s LM was into America. In May 1794 readers learned about the alligator, “a very large and terrible creature”

 Yovisto: Johann Ludwig Burckhardt and the discovery of Petra

Yovisto: Karl Gegenbauer and Comparative Anatomy

Maris Piper: Breeding Maris Piper

Story Maps: Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision

Mary Gillham Archive Project: Harvesting Turf

Forbes: Geology Scene Investigation: An Eruption In 1902 Revealed How Volcanic Firestorms Kill

Sequence showing a pyroclastic flow, photographed December 1902 by French volcanologist A. Lacroix (from LACROIX 1904).

Sequence showing a pyroclastic flow, photographed December 1902 by French volcanologist A. Lacroix (from LACROIX 1904).

Smithsonian: Project: Gonolobus Set 1

Indian Country: Science Catches Up With Inuit Oral History, ‘Discovering’ Ancient Paleo-Eskimos

The Atlantic: The Internet Is Obsessed with a Video Feed of Bears Eating Salmon

Yovisto: William Buckland and the Dinosaurs

The Conversation: Italy’s deadly earthquake is the latest in a history of destruction

Why Evolution is True: What if Wilkins and Franklin had been able to work together?

BBC News: Happy birthday weather forecast

Sand

BBC News: Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

Rejected Princesses: Mary Anning

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Maya Bloodletting Tools or Common Kitchen Knives? How Archaeologists Tell the Difference

Historical Dewitticisms: Why Wilderness? Why, Indeed.

Deep Time Dispatches: The Boy Who Dreamt of Dinosaurs

Forbes: How A Harvard Doctor’s Sordid Murder Launched Modern Forensic Anthropology

Left: Dr. George Parkman. Right: Dr. John Webster. Images from: Trial of Professor John W. Webster, for the murder of Doctor George Parkman. Reported exclusively for the N.Y. Daily Globe (1850). Images in the public domain, via NIH National Library of Medicine.

Left: Dr. George Parkman. Right: Dr. John Webster. Images from: Trial of Professor John W. Webster, for the murder of Doctor George Parkman. Reported exclusively for the N.Y. Daily Globe (1850). Images in the public domain, via NIH National Library of Medicine.

History of Geology: Does praying help prevent natural disasters?

Inference Review: The Genus Homo

The New York Times: A New Dolphin Species, Long Gone, Found in a Drawer

Earth: In 250 million years Earth might only have one continent

Natural History Museum: Britain’s first geological map

Geschichte der Geologie: William Smith und der Versteinerte Code

Ptak Science Books: History of Lines – Naïve Rivers and Trees, 1670

The Huffington Post: Women in Paleontology: A Celebration of Female Field Scientists

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CHEMISTRY:

BP Boyle &

The Guardian: Ahmed Zewail obituary

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Making Science Public: Science, utility and responsibility

The National Archives: In our minds: creative responses to mental health records

Medium: What we know about mobile experiences in Museums after 6 years of research

Disability History Museum: Online Presence

"Playing Polio," The Polio Chronicle, 1933.

“Playing Polio,” The Polio Chronicle, 1933.

The Conversation: Fabricating science: discussing fraud can rebuild community confidence and deepen understanding of how science works

Lee Vinsel: People and Things: An Introduction to Technology Studies Syllabus

Keywords: Technology

Scientific American: A Short History of the Future: Forward-looking stories from Scientific American, 1845 to 2016

Himetop: The History of Medicine Topographical Database

Medium: How digitized changed historical research

Teaching the Codex: Teaching Palaeography – A public engagement approach

The Recipes Project: Exploring CPP 10A214: Enter Lady Honywood, Continued; Getting it on Paper

The Multidisciplinarian: Feynman as Philosopher

CHF: Distillations

Taylor & Francis Online: Science as Culture Volume 25, 2016 – Issue 3: Introduction: Contesting Science and Technology, from the 1970s to the Present

Whipple Library Book Blog: R is for the Royal Society and the History of Thomas Sprat

Lady Science: Well, Actually: Mythbusting History Doesn’t Work

AEON: Bruno the brave

British Records Association: Archives – The Journal of the British Records Association

Blink: The rosary of knowledge

The #EnvHist Weekly

Ptak Science Books: Timelines in the History of Science from Thomas Young, 1807

Mashable: Amazing STEM heroes of #BlackWomenDidThat

Notches: The Notches blog has been renovated!

American Scientist: Stop Using the Word Pseudoscience

The Society for the History of Collecting:

Mother Jones: The Secret Life of Science Museums

Wellcome Collection Blog: Oops!…I wrote a Britney blog post

BBC Culture: The secret libraries of history

Medium: The Science Behind the Names of Philadelphia’s City Squares

CSTHA I AHSTC: Scientia Canadensis

ESOTERIC:

Yovisto: Franz Josef Gall – the Founder of Phrenology

Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: A Guide to Ancient Magic

The Recipes Project: How to Establish Trust

Yovisto: Allessandro Cagliostro – Imposter and Adventurer

Conciatore: The Dregs of Alchemy

"The struggle of fixed and volatile" allegorical illustration from Splendor solis [detail] 16th C.

“The struggle of fixed and volatile”
allegorical illustration from
Splendor solis [detail] 16th C.

BOOK REVIEWS:

H-Net Reviews: Jennifer Tyburczy: Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

The New York Times: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

BBC Culture: The mysterious ancient origins of the book

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MAHB: Awe, Despair, and the Annihilation of Nature

English Studies Blog: Disgust in Early Modern English Literature, edited by Dr. Natalie K. Eschenbaum and Dr. Barbara Correll

neverimitate: Neurotribes

The Times: 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire by Rebecca Rideal

The Guardian: Rebecca Rideal: The time of the grand histories is coming to an end

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

Birlinn: Scotland: Mapping the Islands

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Manchester University Press: Scientific governance in Britain, 1914–79

Historiens de la santé: Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada

fabula: A. Benucci, M.-D. Leclerc et A. Robert (dir.), Mort suit l’homme pas à pas – Représentations iconographiques, variations littéraires, diffusion des thèmes

Historiens de la santé: Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Historiens de la santé: Une correspondance entre deux médecins humanistes. Johann Crato von Krafftheim, Girolamo Mercuriale

Historiens de la santé: Bodysnatchers. Digging Up The Untold Stories of Britain Resurrection Men

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

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 Runs till 2 October 2016

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

CLOSING SOON: 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 2016–15 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

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:

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

CLOSING SOON: 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 

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

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 1 August–31 December 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

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

COMING SOON: Boolean Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016 

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

Youtube: Pathé: La glace et le ciel – Bande-annonce Officielle HD

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 6-10 September 2016

COMING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6–10 September 2016

Jekyll and Hyde

EVENTS:

Natural History Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour Daily 31 August to 4 September 2016 

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

Eric Scerri: Speaking in the UK (History & Philosophy of Chemistry) 2, 5, 8 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Open Cambridge: Lost and found: the little-known Japanese Antarctic Expedition and Shackleton’s forgotten film 9 September 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

Geelong Regional Libraries: Steve Silberman – NeuroTribes 4 September 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

University of Bristol: Cotham Hall: Talks: Eric Scerri ‘A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science’ Geoff Blumenthal `Some implications of a holistic and unificatory approach to the period 1770-1815 in chemistry’ 5 September 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Linda Hall Library: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language 8 September 2016

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

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

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

Lecture: Maria Sibylla Merian as a Printmaker 1 September 2016 

Bath Preservation Trust: Lecture: How Outer Space looked to the Georgians 13 September 2016 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind : The Air Loom 3 September 2016

Taliesin Theatre: Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival

Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Song Ci, the “father of forensic medicine/science”

Song Ci, the “father of forensic medicine/science”

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: Linda Hall Library: Explore & Create: From the Beginnings of Computer Games to Private Space Flight

Open Culture: The History of Photography in Five Animated Minutes: From Camera Obscura to Camera Phone

Youtube: Hidden Figures: Happy Birthday Katherine Johnson – Make It Count

Laughing Squid: 19th Century Scientist James Prescott Joule Explains the Concept of ‘Work’ to a Robot Puppet

Create: The Truncheon and the Speculum

Youtube: Leon Theremin playing his own instrument

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

The Philosophers Zone: The Scientific Revolution

Newstalks.com: Keith Houston: The Evolution of Books

soundcloud: Music Box c.1900 Playing “Wedding March”

BBC World Service: Elements

BBC Radio 4: Inside Science: Includes Tom Levenson on The Hunt for Vulcan

h-madness: Du fou au malade mental, une histoire de la psychiatrie en quatre épisodes radiophoniques

BBC Radio 3: Private Passions Steve Silberman

Bletchley Park: ENIGMA from the Other Side

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Women in science in the archives 8 September 2016

University of Geneva: Conference: Ground in Philosophy of Science 13–14 September 2016

University of Manchester: Update: Medical Humanities Laboratory Workshop: Bodies, Technologies, Objects 6 September 2016

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

10th World Conference of Science Journalists: Call for Proposals: San Francisco 2017 Deadline 30 September 2016

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

University of Exeter: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2016

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

Penn Libraries: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book 30 September–1 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

ROund Table

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

 

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

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

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

Westminster Quakers Meeting House: Workshop: A Many Sided Crystal: Celebrating Silvanus Phillips Thompson 16 September 2016

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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:

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Project Officer: Mobile Museum

University of Utrecht: PhD Position: The historical development of animal testing and alternatives to animal testing in the Netherlands (1950–2016)

The Royal Society: Local Heroes: Science in a community near you

Smithsonian Institution: Librarian

Humber: HRS: Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre: Curatorial Assistant

University of London: Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Positions and Scholarships

BSHS: Fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums

 

 

 

 

 

 

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