Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #03

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 #03

Monday 05 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

A triple treat, the third issue of the third year of the weekly #histSTM links List Whewell’s Gazette bringing, as always, a mixed but very full bag of the histories of science, technology and medicine as found in the far reaches of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The chemist John Dalton was born in the first week of September two hundred and fifty years ago, his exact date of birth is unknown. He is without doubt one of the most important figures involved in the creation of the new chemistry in last part of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth century. Beyond this he played a significant role in the history of meteorology, the cartography of mountains and did early research into the causes of colour blindness, from which he suffered, that led to the condition becoming known as Daltonism.

Altogether there is no doubt that Dalton is a member of the premier league of historical scientists; not quite a Newton or a Darwin but not so far removed from their lofty heights. This being the case it is rather strange that this anniversary, a quarter millennium, is being largely ignored by the official bodies that are usually all too keen to get out the bunting on such occasions.

There has been no Google Doodle, no celebrations from the British Government or any of the official national bodies for science that are funded with public money. Perhaps strangest of all is the deafening silence on the subject emanating from the city of Manchester, Dalton’s place of birth and the place where he did all of his ground breaking research.

This silence leads automatically to the question, why? Why is John Dalton, one of the most important figures in the history of chemistry, not considered worthy of celebration? Is it the man himself or maybe the subject? Are chemistry and the atomic theory not considered significant enough in our modern world to justify a celebration? I can’t even begin to hazard a guess in answer to my own questions; all I know is that Dalton deserves better than this.

John Dalton born first week of September 1766

British physicist and chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after James Lonsdale (1777-1839). Mezzotint. Source: Wikimedia Commons

British physicist and chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after James Lonsdale (1777-1839). Mezzotint.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it.” – John Dalton

Science Museum: Celebrating John Dalton

Nature: In retrospect: A New System of Chemical Philosophy

Various atoms and molecules as depicted in John Dalton's A New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Various atoms and molecules as depicted in John Dalton’s A New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wired: Sept. 3, 1803: Dalton Introduces Atomic Symbols

Yovisto: John Dalton and the Atomic Theory

Museum of Science and Industry: Dirty Green and the Anatomy of Colour

Quotes of the week:

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” – John Locke

“We’re all just big strips of meat with electricity running through us” – Diane Morgan (@missdianemorgan)

“Take me down to Thesaurus City where the grass is viridian and the girls are pulchritudinous” – Paige (@PeachCoffin)

“It’s not what you look at that matters, It’s what you see” ― Alphonso Dunn

“”Quit while you’re ahead” can also be applied to lectures: if it’s going well & you’re wrapping 10 min early, don’t introduce a new topic” – Suzanne Pilaar Birch (@suzie_birch)

“The GCSE results that came out last week were disappointing, especially for Proxima Centauri which apparently only got a B” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“Historians are also wary of instrumentalism — that hist is only worth doing if it helps us now. I share this concern” – Guthrie Stewart (@guthrie_stewart)

“I may not agree with how you misattribute quotes to Voltaire, but I will defend to the death your right to misattribute quotes to Voltaire” – Existential Comics (@existentialcomics)

“A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently” – Augustine

‘Toasted cheese hath no master” – genuine old English proverb h/t Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

I bought my friend an elephant for her living room.

She said, “Thanks.”

I said, “Don’t mention it” – Ian Duhig (@ianduhig)

“Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” – Kranzberg’s First Law h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“I found in it nothing but words” – Descartes, book review h/t Guy Longworth (@GuyLongworth)

“Twitter is like a room where everybody is talking and nobody is listening” – Philosophy Muse (@PhilosophyMusee)

Pluto vs Australia [Image: ‪http://articlepapers.com ]

Pluto vs Australia [Image: ‪http://articlepapers.com ]

Birthdays of the Week:

 Ernest Rutherford born 30 August 1871

Ernest Rutherford 1892 aged 21 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ernest Rutherford 1892 aged 21
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“All science is either physics or stamp collecting” – Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

 Yovisto: Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Nucleus

New Zealand Geographic: The Importance of Being Ernest

Rutherford campaigned for women to be admitted to Cambridge. His letter with William Pope to ‪@thetimes, in 1920:

Rutherford campaigned for women to be admitted to Cambridge. His letter with William Pope to ‪@thetimes, in 1920:

Frederick Soddy born 2 September 1877 

Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1921) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1921)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Frederick Soddy

Chart showing decay of uranium from Interpretation of Radium (1909) by Frederick Soddy

Chart showing decay of uranium from Interpretation of Radium (1909) by Frederick Soddy

Sir Bernard Lovell was born 31 August 1913 

Sir Bernard Lovell

Sir Bernard Lovell

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Yovisto: Sir Bernard Lovell and the Radioastronomy

Maria Montessori born 31 August 1870

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori Source: Wikimedia Commons

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Freedom within Limits – the Educational Principles of Maria Montessori

Francis Aston born 1 September 1877

Francis William Aston Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis William Aston
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chemistry World: Aston’s mass spectrograph

Yovisto: Francis William Aston and the Mass Spectrograph

Matthew Boulton was born 3 September 1728. He is featured on the current £50 series F banknote

Matthew Boulton was born 3 September 1728. He is featured on the current £50 series F banknote

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The Catholic Astronomer: One Comment by St. Albert the Great becomes a whole Blog Post

Yovisto: Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov – Father of the Soviet Atomic Bomb

AHF: Soviet Atomic Program – 1946

AHF: Hyde Park Aide-Mémoire

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Haakon Chevalier’s Interview – Part 2

Yovisto: Fred Whipple and the Dirty Snowballs

Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Nuclear Fission

Australian Academy of Science: Robert Hanbury Brown 1916–2020

AHF: Robert Bacher

AHF: John A. Simpson Jr.

AHF: Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer

AHF: James B. Conant

Physics Today: Could Feynman have said this?

AHF: Luis Alvarez

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Website Now Features 400 Interviews

British Museum: The Gregorian Calendar

Pope Gregory XIII in an early 17th century engraving. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Pope Gregory XIII in an early 17th century engraving.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rundetaarns historie: The First Tourist

The New York Times: James Cronin, Who Explained Why Matter Survived the Big Bang, Dies at 84

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

LOndon Distances

Yovisto: Johann Heinrich Lambert – A Swiss Polymath

BAAS: Gregory D. Smithers: William Gerard de Brahm’s “Report of the General Survey in the Southern District of North America” (1764)

World Digital Library: World Map on Double Cordiform Projection

Medievalists.net: A Layered Landscape: How the Family Sagas Mapped Medieval Iceland

British Library: Magnificent Maps: Gutiérrez The Americas 1562

Georgian Gentleman: Another chance to mark the death of a great Frenchman – Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville

Bougainville-and-La-Boudeuse

Yovisto: Jacques Cartier and the Discovery of Canada

Professor Park’s Blog: Framing the American Narrative as a Story of Diversity, Part One: The Survey

The Guardian: The Forbidden City to Convict’s Landing: rare early city maps – in pictures

London, 1572 Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg) Source: The Guardian

London, 1572
Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg)
Source: The Guardian

National Library of Scotland: Map of the Month – 1574 map of the Americas

Ptak Science Books: NYC Ice–Glacial Mapping, 20,000 BCE

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Werner Forssmann and the dangerous Self Experiment in Cardiac Catheterization

Yovisto: Bruno Bettelheim and Child Psychology

Embryo Project: Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

Discover: Body Horrors: An Anthrax Blast from the Past

O Say Can You See?: Anti-vaccination in America

The National Museum of American History acquired this copy of "The Quest (Against Vaccination and Vivisection" in 1980.

The National Museum of American History acquired this copy of “The Quest (Against Vaccination and Vivisection” in 1980.

O Say Can You See?: 12 kids who helped a doubting public accept the smallpox vaccine

Science of Us: Have a Fever? Try Eating Some Bedbugs

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney

Thomas Morris: The poet’s skull and a boy’s bowels

Nursing Clio: Pictures of an Institution: Birth Records at Old Blockley

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: The Medicalization of Death in History

Phys Org: Reconstructing the sixth century plague from a victim

Paleofuture: Going to the Dentist in 1909 Was a Nightmare, But X-Rays Were Supposed to Change All That

Photo of a dentist working on a patient near an X-ray machine, from the December 1909 issue of Popular Electricity

Photo of a dentist working on a patient near an X-ray machine, from the December 1909 issue of Popular Electricity

Yovisto: Hermann von Helmholtz and his Theory of Vision

The New York Times: In Reaction to Zika Outbreak, Echoes of Polio

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: RCSEd Archive Catalogue

Thomas Morris: The King of Smokers

STAT: He may have invented one of neuroscience’s biggest advances. But you’ve never heard of him

Yovisto: Mary Putnam Jacobi – Physician and Suffragist

Photographic portrait of Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. Wellcome Images Source: Wikimedia Commons

Photographic portrait of Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. Wellcome Images
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ptak Science Books: Medical Metal Splinter Removal, 1915

Thomas Morris: Flies in his eyes

The BMJ: Jeffrey Aronson: When I use a word…Humours and humour

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1677 ad for a London maker of scientific instruments (from Wing S2463) h/t John Overholt (@john_overholt)

1677 ad for a London maker of scientific instruments (from Wing S2463) h/t John Overholt (@john_overholt)

Ptak Science Books: Brutalist Anthropomorphic War of the Worlds Hoisting House, 1927

Yovisto: Sir Rowland Hill and the Penny Post

Yovisto: Whitcomb L. Judson and the Invention that holds our life ‘together’

City Lab: Farewell to the Clickety-Clack of Philadelphia’s Train Station Display Board

Atlas Obscura: Artists are Salvaging Train Stations’ Analog Departure Boards

Yovisto: Christopher Polhem anticipating the Industrial Revolution

Leaping Robot: The Engineer as Work of Art

In the 18th century, lens grinding became an appropriate hobby for elegant women Sorce: The Queens House Greenwich

In the 18th century, lens grinding became an appropriate hobby for elegant women Sorce: The Queens House Greenwich

CHF: Distillations: Thinking Machines: The Search for Artificial Intelligence

The Public Domain Review: Phenakistoscopes (1833)

Embryo Project: Hans Asperger (1906–1980)

The Recipes Project: An Early Modern DIY Guide To Making Paper

Yovisto: John William Mauchly and the Electronic Computer

The Irish Times: Lilian Bland, the first woman to fly an aircraft in Ireland

Mayfly in flight with Bland piloting Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mayfly in flight with Bland piloting
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Lime

The Guardian: Thames Estuary shipwrecks in spotlight at pop-up museum

My Medieval Foundry: Three original spindle whorls

Ptak Science Blogs: An Iconically Bad Understatement – an Underground City “with No View”

Historical Computer Images

Canadian Science and Technology Museum: Mirror relay experiment

Atlas Obscura: Victorians Drank Soda Out of Monstrous Gilded Machines

Conciatore: A Very Good Run

The title page of Antonio Neri's 1612 book L'Arte Vetraria.

The title page of Antonio Neri’s 1612 book
L’Arte Vetraria.

Atlas Obscura: A Hacker From South Africa Just Rescued the First NASA Computer in Space

Yovisto: Ferdinand Porsche – Innovation as a Principle

Yovisto: Louis Henry Sullivan – the ‘Father’ of the Skyscraper

BBC News: Leefe Robinson: The man who shot down a Baby Killer

Forth Bridges: Forth Road Bridge facts and figures

History Extra: 9 things you (probably) didn’t know about London’s first zeppelin raid in 1915

c1915: a German zeppelin ascending from its base for a raid on London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c1915: a German zeppelin ascending from its base for a raid on London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Atlas Obscura: A Survey of the Most Ridiculous Anti-Drowning Devices of the 1800s

Sheffield: Sheffield’s aborted monorail plans

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Ptak Science Books: The Symmetry of Oil (1927)

JSTOR: Daily: Slow, Steady, and Very Very Very Old

Evolving Thought: The History of Life: Before Aristotle 3 – The Four Elements

Smithsonian.com: The Blasphemous Geologist Who Rocked Our Understanding of Earth’s Age

Hutton, as painted by Sir Henry Raeburn in 1776. (National Galleries of Scotland) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/father-modern-geology-youve-never-heard-180960203/#K6ZjXcsLrSkIJdCi.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Hutton, as painted by Sir Henry Raeburn in 1776. (National Galleries of Scotland)
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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Aimé Bonpland

Amara Thornton: Archaeological Portraits

The Guardian: The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Time: Scientists Say a New Geological Epoch Called the Anthropocene Is Here

Gizmodo: There Is a Lot of Confusion About What Geological Epoch We’re In

Scottish Book Trust: Download: John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe (graphic novel)

Smithsonian.com: Rare Dodo Composite Skeleton Goes On Sale

Yovisto: Charles Walcott and the Cambrian Explosion

Letters from Gondwana: “Where No Dinosaur Has Gone Before”

Paige Fossil History: Neanderthals and Giant’s Bones

The bones of Schaaffhausen’s Neanderthal

The bones of Schaaffhausen’s Neanderthal

Science League of America: New Developments in the Development of Limbs

The Vintage News: The first theory of evolution is 600 years older than Darwin

Forbes: The Origins of Geological Terms: Ammonites

Ri Science: The Phenomena of Water Spouts

Science League of America: Doubting Newberry’s Doubt

TrowelBlazers: Winfried Goldring: The Godmother of Gilboa

American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedias: The Scopes Trial

Inhabiting the Anthropocene: The French Lake Dam Fish Ladder and the Temporality of Usefulness

Yovisto: Sergei Winogradsky and the Science of Bacteriology

Smithsonian.com: Seeing is Believing: How Marie Tharp Changed Geology Forever

Marie Tharp's map helped vindicate plate tectonics, but her work was initially dismissed as "girl talk." (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the estate of Marie Tharp)

Marie Tharp’s map helped vindicate plate tectonics, but her work was initially dismissed as “girl talk.” (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the estate of Marie Tharp)

PLOS Synbio Community: The historical anatomy of synthetic biology by Dominic Berry

The Public Domain Review: Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures

Yovisto: Barbara McClintock and Cytogenetics

Climate Home: Meet the woman who first identified the greenhouse effect

Journal 18: Chaotic Life: Representing the Freshwater Polyp – by Elizabeth Athens

Mimi Matthews: The Extraordinary Tale of the 18th Century Shark in the Thames

The Lucy Debate

« Lucy » skeleton (AL 288-1) Australopithecus afarensis, cast from Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris Source: Wikimedia Commons

« Lucy » skeleton (AL 288-1) Australopithecus afarensis, cast from Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The New York Times: A 3.2-Million_Year-Old Mystery: Did Lucy Fall From a Tree

The Atlantic: What Killed the World’s Most Famous Fossil

The Guardian: Family tree fall: human ancestor Lucy died in arboreal accident, say scientists

john hawks weblog: Why I’m sceptical about Lucy in the Skyfall

The Washington Post: Lucy, our hominid cousin, may have died in a tragic fall from a tree

Forbes: Lucy The Australopithecine’s Death: Skyfall or Tall Tale?

Paige Fossil History: An Elaborate Story: Why Lucy’s Death Matters to Us

Letters from Gondwana: Sea Level Regulated Tetrapod Diversity Dynamics Through the Jurassic /Cretaceous Interval

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Christian Friedrich Schönbein – Ozone and Explosives

io9: Damn, this periodic table is beautiful

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Michel Chevreul

Yovisto: Wilhelm Ostwald and Modern Physical Chemistry

AHF: Ida Noddack

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

AAIHS: Black Intellectual History and STEM: A Conversation with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

AEON: Why Spinoza still matters

Scott Polar Research Institute: Science at the Polar Museum!

AHA Today: Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive

Making Science Public: Broken science, broken record?

Cultures of Knowledge: The ‘invaluable’ Francis Vernon

AHF: Newsletter

AHA Today: Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs: How I Use My BA in History

Nursing Clio: About

Plato’s Footnote: Paul Feyerabend’s defense of astrology, part III

Plato’s Footnote: Paul Feyerabend’s defense of astrology, part IV

Photographic Histories: Bye Bye The Emotional Body Blog!!!

Historical Moments in PUS: Guidelines for contributions

The Recipes Project: Teaching Recipes: A September Series (Vol. III)

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emroc: Teaching

Scientific American: Is It Possible to Measure Supernatural or Paranormal Phenomena?

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Royal Society: The Repository: The Royal Society and the Fire

on display: Moving a Museum

The New York Times: Reinhard Selten, Whose Strides in Game Theory Led to a Nobel, Dies at 85

American Scientist: The Tension of Scientific Storytelling

ESOTERIC:

Ptak Science Books: An Extraterrestrial Society Views the Earth, 1896

Conciatory: Sulfur

History Answers: On His Majesty’s Supernatural Service: Edward III and the Alchemist in the Tower

Pages from a 15th or 16th Century copy of Codicillus, one of the alchemical texts attributed to Raymund Lull © Les Enluminures

Pages from a 15th or 16th Century copy of Codicillus, one of the alchemical texts attributed to Raymund Lull © Les Enluminures

BOOK REVIEWS:

Notches: The Calendar of Loss: Dagmawi Woubshet on Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS

H-Disability: Schmidt on Baker, ‘Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture’

The Observer: Neurotribes review – the evolution of our understanding of autism

The New York Times: A Book Examines the Curios Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed

Washington Independent Review of Books: The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Extinct: You Call That a Velociraptor? A Philosophical Review of “Jurassic Park”

Wall Street Journal: From Sheepskins to E-Books

Olem: Review of Transforming the Way We Think

Scientific American: Roots of Unity: Weapons of Math Destruction

Notches Blog: From Shame to Sin: Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

brainpickings: When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

Yale Books: Accidental Circumnavigators: A Story of Anonymous Sailors, Soldiers, Slaves, Missionaries & Adventurers

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The Washington Post: His white suit unsullied by research, Tom Wolfe tries to take down Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky

Emissourian.com: Review: “The Hunt for Vulcan”

New Scientist: How water shortages flow into collaboration not war

The New Yorker: Are We Really So Modern?

The Guardian: I Contain Multitudes By Ed Yong review – we are possessed by bacteria

npr: Better Sit Down for This One: An Exciting Book About the History of Chairs

The Kansas City Star: KC author tells tale of man who learned the secret language of bees

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Sleep in Early Modern England

Historiens de la santé: Les mots des mères du XVIIe à nos jours

Wiley: Smoking Geographies; Space, Place and Tobacco

Springer: Frauen in Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Women Philosophers and Scientists

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Historiens de la santé: Risques industriels. Savoirs, régulations, politiques d’assistance, fin XVIIe – début XXe siècle

Historiens de la santé: Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940). Chirurgien, écrivain, peintre et sculpteur

OUP: The Body in Pain

Historiens de la santé: Papyrus médical Edwin Smith. Chirurgie et magie en Egypte antique

ART & EXHIBITIONS

One Upon a Time: The painter of English Enlightenment and Industrialisation – Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby: "A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun" (1766)

Joseph Wright of Derby: “A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun” (1766)

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

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
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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

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

CLOSING SOON: Hungarian 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

CLOSING SOON: 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:

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

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

 

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

Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

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

Minack Theatre: Frankenstein 5-9 September 2016

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

Jekyll and Hyde

 

EVENTS:

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Bruno Latour: “A Procedure to Reset Modernity: the Limits of Method”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich 20 September 2016

Royal Society: Open House 2016 17-18 September 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

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

Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin: Humboldttag: Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung Einer Neuen Welt 16 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Talk: Scran and Grog: Naval Diet and the Health of the Seaman 15 September 2016

Gravity Fields: Life’s Greatest Secrets 22 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

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

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

God the Geometer, circa 1220-1230.

God the Geometer, circa 1220-1230.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Oceanic Preservation Society: “Racing Extinction” Official Trailer

Youtube: CBBC: NEW! Horrible Histories Song – Grizzly Great Fire of London

University of Lorraine: Alfred Binet

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Microbe Post: I Contain Multitudes: An interview with Ed Young

WCAI: There Is No Tsunami of Autism Cases

CHF: Distillations: Human-Centered Therapy … with Robots: Are we overestimating artificial intelligence?

Bold Signals: S2E20 Human Enterprises with Deborah Blum

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

London Metropolitan University: Conference: ‘Made in London 2’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London from the 17th to 21st centuries 23 September 2016

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

Society for the Social Study of Science: Nicholas C. Mullins Award 2017: Student Essay Competition: Deadline 15 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

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

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Centre for Medical History Exeter: CfP: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4-6 November 2016 Deadline 15 September 2016

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Annals 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

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

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

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

Society and th Sea

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Edinburgh: Senior Lecturer/Reader Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

University of Warwick: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: ‘Women, Health and Maternity in the English and Irish Criminal Justice Systems’

Springer Nature: Fall/Winter editorial internship at Scientific American en Español Deadline 9 September 2016

Careers at IEEE: Historian, Corporate Activities

BSPS: Co-Editor-in-Chief for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Deadline 1 October 2016

Map History: Applying for a Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography

University of Strasbourg: Postdoc Research Fellow History of Medicine

 

 

 

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