Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #04

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 #04

Monday 12 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

 

The year rolls on, another week ends and a new one starts and with it comes a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a wide selection of all the Internet had on offer in the histories of science, technology and medicine over the last seven days.

One thing that has disturbed me for some time in the current history of science is the rampant tones in which some are condemning what they see as an Eurocentric approach to the discipline. Do not misunderstand me I certainly do not support a Eurocentric history of science and never have done. As the son of a man who earned his living teaching the archaeology and art history of South East Asia, I was brought up with a very strong awareness that my home country, the UK, and continent, Europe, are only one part of the world and for much of global history far from the most important part.

What worries me, as someone who as a novice historian read and learnt much from the work of historians such as Joseph Needham, on Chinese science and technology, and Edward Kennedy, on Islamic science, – just to name two of many – is the implication made by some in the current debate that non European science, technology and medicine have been up till now ignored, which is simply not true.

This might have been true in the nineteenth century during the worst excesses of European colonialism but the twentieth century brought with it many changes including a growing awareness amongst historians of science that the non European history of science is just as important as the European and deserves just as much attention. That is not to say that the situation is perfect, far from it. There is still much work that needs to be done on the histories of science, technology and medicine in many cultures throughout the world and throughout history and above all school and university teachers need to employ a more global approach when teaching the basics of these disciplines.

 Quotes of the week:

“As an Oxford lecturer once said to me: ‘read it? I haven’t even taught it’” – Amy Brown (@amisamileandme)

“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t” – Tom Waits

“There’s a reason why people keep using the term “scientist” beyond anachronistic error. A term is wanted” – Scott Gosnell (@infinite_me)

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A New Englander’s view of Manchester (1777): ‘the people speak an uncouth, peculiar dialect, unintelligible to the ears of strangers’ – Sophie Jones (@sophiejones1)

“We hope that this year’s Fibonacci conference will be as big as the last two combined” – Dave Morton (@dmonbeer)

“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain” ― Louisa May Alcott

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 “For most of human history, the line between medicine and “assault with a deadly weapon” was very grey…” – Grumpy Historian (@grumpyhistorian)

“Geology gave us the immensity of time and taught us how little of it our own species has occupied.” ― Stephen Jay Gould

 “The wrong side of history is getting pretty crowded” – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

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“Boerhaave taught virtually anyone who was anyone in C18. Also assembled Swammerdam’s papers. Amazing” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Q: What do organic mathematicians throw into their fireplaces?

A: Natural Logs – Nalini Joshi (@monsoon0)

 “I’m happy that I’ve raised six kids, and not one of them is a Ph.D.” – Freeman Dyson

 Birthdays of the Week:

 Ida Henrietta Hyde born 8 September 1857 

Ida Henrietta Hyde Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ida Henrietta Hyde
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The H-Word: Happy Birthday to Ida H Hyde

Yovisto: Ida Henrietta Hyde and the Microelectrode

James van Allen born 7 September 1914 

James Van Allen holding (Loki) instrumented Rockoon, Credit: JPL Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Van Allen holding (Loki) instrumented Rockoon, Credit: JPL
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: James van Allen and the Weather in Space

Happy Birthday to James Van Allen who designed key instruments on the 1st U.S. satellite in orbit Explorer 1 (1958) (NASA History Office)

Happy Birthday to James Van Allen who designed key instruments on the 1st U.S. satellite in orbit Explorer 1 (1958) (NASA History Office)

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon born 7 September 1707 

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon by François-Hubert Drouais Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon by François-Hubert Drouais
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Comte de Buffon and his Histoire Naturelle

Famous Scientists: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

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Geobotanik: Zitat: Die Naturkunde…

Arthur Holly Compton born 10 September 1892 

Compton at the University of Chicago in 1933 with graduate student Luis Alvarez next to his cosmic ray telescope. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Compton at the University of Chicago in 1933 with graduate student Luis Alvarez next to his cosmic ray telescope.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Arthur H. Compton

Yovisto: Arthur Holly Compton and the Compton Effect

Nobelprize.org: Arthur H. Compton

AIP: Betty Compton – Session I

Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations - ed. by Arthur Compton

Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations – ed. by Arthur Compton

Physics Buzz Blog: Making “The Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations”

Washington University in St. Louis: What are Compton Speed Bumps

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Ludwig Boltzmann and the Statistical Mechanics

AHF: Richard Tolman

Digressions & Impressions: How Did Kepler discover the Ellipse

World Digital Library: Instruments for the Restoration of Astronomy

Scientific American: The Kilogram’s Makeover Is Almost Complete

AEON: Reporters should ask themselves: ‘What would Einstein do?”

Chemistry World: Torricelli’s barometer

Source: © Photo Researchers / Mary Evans Picture Library

Source: © Photo Researchers / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Catholic Astronomer: Astronomers who Observe Visually and Draw What They See are cool – and valuable to the History of Astronomy

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies: New attribution for a 14th-century manuscript

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AHF: Edwin McMillan

Geauga County Maple Leaf: Astronomer Leavitt’s Starring Discoveries Continue to Shine

AHF: John Wheeler

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Lee DuBridge’s Interview – Part 2

Stanford News: Stanford Professor Emeritus Joseph Keller, an applied mathematician whose work investigated atomic explosions and oscillating ponytails, dies at 93

Joseph Bishop Keller (1923-2016) (Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University)

Joseph Bishop Keller (1923-2016)
(Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University)

Atlas Obscura: Here’s What an Underground Nuclear Test Actually Looks Like

CHF: Distillations: Hazardous Fun

AHF: Edward Teller

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Luigi Galvani

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Galvani

The Iris: Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Slate: The Vault: Gods of Small Things

Library of Congress: Celestial globe gores

Ptak Science Books: “Finally the Head Flies Through Space” – the Berlin Rocket Field, 1932

Qantara: Mediterranean Heritage: Sundial

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: The Travels of William Dampier

Trove: Capt. Dampiers new voyage to New Holland etc in 1699 etc

Engraving of Dampier's encounter with the storm off Aceh, by Caspar Luyken. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engraving of Dampier’s encounter with the storm off Aceh, by Caspar Luyken.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Big Think: 480 – The Fool’s Cap Map of the World

Visions of the North: The Fate of Dr. Kane’s boat, the “Faith”

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ferdinand Magellan

Open Culture: A Wonderful Archive of Historic Transit Maps: Expressive Art Meets Precise Graphic Design

The National Library of Wales: Maps

SOCKS: The Territory as an Abstract Cartography

The Afternoon Map: Ottoman and Arab Maps of Palestine, 1880s–1910s

Asya as-Sughra (Asia Minor) qabla al-Milad (before the birth of Christ) Jughrafiya-i Osmani (1332)

Asya as-Sughra (Asia Minor) qabla al-Milad (before the birth of Christ)
Jughrafiya-i Osmani (1332)

Evening Standard: Tunnel vision: Harry Beck’s first Tube map sketch goes on show

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Christian Archibald Herter and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Thomas Morris: She needs a finger

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Rudolf Virchow

History of Medicine in Ireland: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information among Early Modern Practitioners

Nautilus: The Brief, Mystical Reign of the Wax Cadaver

NYAM: More Music From Your Cash Register: American Pharmacy at the Turn of the Century

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Louis Hempelmann’s Interview – Part 2

NYAM: Vesalius and the Beheaded Man

A historiated initial showing a decapitated head being passed down from a scaffold, published in de humani corporis fabrica (1543).

A historiated initial showing a decapitated head being passed down from a scaffold, published in de humani corporis fabrica (1543).

Smithsonian.com: Why Was Benjamin Franklin’s Basement Filled With Skeletons?

Contagions: Plague in 6th century Aschheim and Altenerding, Bavaria

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: John Snow (1813–1858)

Ptak Science Books: On What Cost What – Medical Costs of the U.S. Navy 1813–1817

Forbes: Infanticide Or Natural Death? New Method May Answer This Ancient Question

The Conversation: Migraines were taken more seriously in medieval times – where did we go wrong?

Nursing Clio: Bradley Snyder and the Legacy of First World War Blind Veteran Habilitation

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BBC News: DNA confirms cause of 1665 London’s Great Plague

Smithsonian.com: DNA from 17th-Century Teeth Confirms Cause of London’s Great Plague

History Today: The presence of Yersinia pestis bacterium in skeletons found in a recently discovered plague pit proves that the Great Plague of 1665 was bubonic. Or does it?

Lothian Health Services Archive: Something in the air…

Thomas Morris: Snake poo salesman

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Representations of Disabilities and Illness in Medieval Manuscripts

Hyperallergic: The Sculptor Who Made Masks for Soldiers Disfigured in World War I

Anna Coleman Ladd working on a mask for a World War I French soldier (via Library of Congress)

Anna Coleman Ladd working on a mask for a World War I French soldier (via Library of Congress)

Yovisto: Thomas Sydenham – the English Hippocrates

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Pepys: After the Fire - Ep 2: Evelyn presents his plan that sees the whole city as a garden! (BBC Radio 4)

Pepys: After the Fire – Ep 2: Evelyn presents his plan that sees the whole city as a garden! (BBC Radio 4)

 Yovisto: Simon Lake and the Argonaut

The Atlantic: A Global History of Sitting Down

IEEE Spectrum: The End of AT&T

National Academy of Sciences: Frank Baldwin Jewett 1879–1949

O Say Can You See?: Help the museum dig into mining history

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Dr. F. Williams (1940–2016)

Telegraph chart, America and Europe. (Library of Congress)

Telegraph chart, America and Europe. (Library of Congress)

The New York Times: Bill Etra, Inventor Who Helped Make Video an Art Form, Dies at 69

The New York Times: Letter of Recommendation: The Useless Machine

Nuclear Energy: Chalk River Nuclear Accident

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy

EMODnet: Maintaining an inventory of historical lighthouses

Spain, Galicia, A Coruna, Hercules Tower Lighthouse, in daylight, clear sky, Atlantic Ocean waters, a boat

Spain, Galicia, A Coruna, Hercules Tower Lighthouse, in daylight, clear sky, Atlantic Ocean waters, a boat

Atlas Obscura: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920-Era ‘Hush-A-Phone’

Atlas Obscura: Objects of Intrigue: Teaching Machines of the 20th Century

AEON: The Secret History of the Vocoder: How the vocoder went from military tech to an instrument of the counterculture

Cambridge News: 70 years on, Cambridge University’s first ever computer gets an upgrade from ‘veteran’ programmers

Confusion and connections: EDSAC veterans rekindle memories

Conciatore: Discovery of Glass

Conciatore: 17th Century Lapidary

Slate. The Vault: Salvaged Photos Capture the Rugged Life of Pennsylvania’s Late-19th-Century Lumber Camps

Locomotive and cars derailment, northwestern Clinton County.

Locomotive and cars derailment, northwestern Clinton County.

Ptak Science Books: A Flying Mega-Brick and a Postal Torpedo Metallic Email – the Future, 1928

EDN: Electrical engineering in the 1960s: The transistor changed everything

AEON: New tech only benefits the elite until the people demand more

BBC News: Celebrations mark Severn Bridge’s 50th anniversary

Ptak Science Books: Cross Section of a German U-Boat, 1915

Motherboard: This Battery Has Lasted 175 Years and No One Knows How

120 Years of Electronic Music: EMS Synthesisers, Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary, David Cockerell United Kingdom, 1969

Atlas Obscura: Maillardet’s Automaton

Double-decker aircraft, "Popular Mechanics", Dec 1928. h/t J F Ptak (@ptak)

Double-decker aircraft, “Popular Mechanics”, Dec 1928. h/t J F Ptak (@ptak)

USS Constitution Museum: Keel Hauled

Ptak Science Books: What Does Manhattan Look Like With 63 Great Pyramids Filled With Panama Canal Dirt? (1912)

Interesting Engineering: Top 8 of the Most Popular Engineers in History

Ptak Science Books: Visual Display of Information: Ships on the Pyramid and in Trafalgar Square

Phys.Org: Ancient Egyptians used metal in wooden ships

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: Roger Y. Tsien, Nobel Winner for Use of Glowing Proteins, Dies at 64

Roger Y. Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after making it simpler to follow the dance of molecules within cells. Joe Toreno/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Roger Y. Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after making it simpler to follow the dance of molecules within cells.
Joe Toreno/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nature: Roger Tsien’s legacy: The creation that lit up biology

Thinking Like a Mountain: A Good Read: A Scottish Plant Hunter in Nineteenth-Century Japan

BBC News: Skye’s Storr Lochs Monster Fossil unveiled in Edinburgh

Wonders & Marvels: Ancient Egyptians Collected Fossils

Yovisto: The Comte de Caylus and the Birth of Archaeology

Amgueddfa Blog: The pitfalls and false trails of a taxonomist

Notches: Prison Sex in the Mid-Victorian English Convict System

Hakai Magazine: The Civilizing Power of Nature

Some archaeologists think that the extreme weather of El Niño events around 5,800 years ago may have spurred some ancient Peruvians to reorganize their societies, work together, and build the earliest civilization in the New World at Caral. Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Corbis

Some archaeologists think that the extreme weather of El Niño events around 5,800 years ago may have spurred some ancient Peruvians to reorganize their societies, work together, and build the earliest civilization in the New World at Caral. Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Corbis

The Atlantic: Here’s How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse

NICHE: Prisoners in the Park: German PoWs in Riding Mountain National Park

The Return of Native Nordic Flora: On the last of the tigers

Science League of America: Just-so Stories

Hakai Magazine: Harvesting in the Park

Boston Globe: Ruth Hubbard, 92, first woman tenured in biology at Harvard

GLOBE PHOTO/FILE 1990 Dr. Hubbard was an antiwar activist and a prominent feminist critic of science

GLOBE PHOTO/FILE 1990
Dr. Hubbard was an antiwar activist and a prominent feminist critic of science

Rijks Museum: Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

Scientific American: Laelaps: Want to Be a Fossil? Try Burial in Guano

DNA Science Blog: Genetic Choreography of the Developing Human Embryo

Science League of America: Misconception Monday: The Myth of “De-Evolution,” Part 2

Phys Org: Researchers name a new species of reptile from 212 million years ago

MAT: Veterinary anthropology: When medical anthropology meets animal studies

Penn Biographies: Joseph Leidy (1823–1891)

Letters from Gondwana: Annie Montague Alexander, Naturalist and Fossil Hunter

National Geographic: This Paleontologist Is on a Mission to Teach Mongolians About Their Own Dinosaurs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ferdinand Hayden

More than a Dodo: Primate Tools and the Search for Human Behaviour

Yovisto: Robert Koldewey and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Yovisto: Jacques de Perthes and European Archaeology

Scientific American: Ale Genomics: How Humans Tamed Beer Yeast

CHEMISTRY:

University of Sussex: Ian McKellen leads tributes to Nobel Prize winner Harry Koto

AHF: Arthur Wahl

CHF: Glenn Theodore Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Chemistry World: A noble quest

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

h-madness: How I Became a Historian of Psychiatry: Andrew Scull

(Almost) Anthro Blogging 101: Lady Science

WCML: Manchester Public Free Libraries

From Dunking to Disaster: The Science in Your Life: 120: Joseph Priestley’s imaginative political justification for the pursuit of pure science

Wired: The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Just Put 200,000 Items Online

BJHS: Themes: (oa) Science of giants: China and India in the twentieth century

Wellcome: Why we have set publishers requirements

The Recipes Project: Eat Your Primary Sources! Or, Teaching the Taste of History

The Recipes Project: Medieval Blancmange and the Modern Classroom

Atlas Obscura: Atlas Obscura’s Guide to the Longest Running Scientific Experiments

The Pitch Drop Experiment (Photo: University of Queensland)

The Pitch Drop Experiment
(Photo: University of Queensland)

Jisc: UK Medical Heritage Library

Science as Culture: Introduction: Contesting Science and Technology, from the 1970s to the Present

Guinevere Glasfurd: Fear of great men: fictionalising Descartes

Linacre College: History of Science Medal for Corsi

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Why there weren’t any scientists before the late nineteenth century

The Public Domain Review: Visions of Algae in Eighteenth Century Botany

IDTC: HPS6ST Notes for 2016 September

Nautilus: Why Science Should Stay Clear of Metaphysics

NICE: Excerpt from The War on Science by Shawn Otto

Nature: The debate over GM crops is making history

Sheroes of History: Mary Somerville: A Passion for Science

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The #EnvHist Weekly

Research Repository St Andrews: A pre-history of ‘peer review’: refereeing and editorial selection at the Royal Society

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Alchemy in the Kitchen

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Fludd

Fludd's Cosmos

Fludd’s Cosmos

The Public Domain Review: Robert Fludd and His Images of The Devine

distillatio: Bile from cattle – an overlooked ingredient in alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Academia: Recension « Raphaële Andrault, Stefanie Buchenau, Claire Crignon et Anne-Lise Rey, (dir.), 2014, Médecine et philosophie de la nature humaine de l’âge classique aux Lumières. Anthologie, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 500 p. »

Dan Hicks: Patina: A Profane Archaeology

Popular Science: Science and the City – Laurie Winkless

Mother Jones: Technological Innovation Doesn’t Have to Make Us Less Human

The Map Room: The Cultural Impact of the Irish Ordnance Survey

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BJPS: Review of Books

npr: Evolution Uproar: What to do When a Famous Author Dismisses Darwin

Science League of America: A New Book to Introduce Evolution to Preschoolers: Grandmother Fish

The New York Times: You Remember John Aubrey. Chased by Debt Collectors, Chaser of Whores

BJHS: Melinda Baldwin, Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal

The Guardian: Resolution by AN Wilson review – the voyage of an extraordinary lifetime

BackRe(Action): I’ve read lots of books recently

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals: A study of the extant formularies 

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II’s Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

Bodleian Map Room Blog: Treasures from the Map Room

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Historiens de la santé: The Essential Teachings of Sasang Medicine: An Annotated Translation of Lee Je-ma’s Dongeui Susei Bowon 

Presses universitaires de Rennes: Aménagement et environnement: Perspectives historiques

Wiley: The Science of Practice and the Practice of Science: Pierre Bourdieu and the History of Science

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

 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

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

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

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

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

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

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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 

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 

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

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

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

CLOSING SOON: 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

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

CLOSING SOON: 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

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Leaping Robot: “God Help American Science”: Engineering Theatre and Spectacle

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

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

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

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

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

 

COMING SOON: Pleasance Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde and Nerve: two one act plays 17–18 September 2016

COMING SOON: Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby: Jekyll and Hyde 15_17 September

EVENTS:

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

UWE Bristol: Lecture: Brunel’s Temple Meads terminus: the wrong building in the wrong place? 22 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal plant lecture: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening 19 September 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia University: Historical Perspectives on Personalized and Precision Medicine 15 September 2016

Manchester Museum: Animal Kingdoms – Stereoscopic Images Talk 22 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh: The Art of Dialling 15 September 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Mercury Rising: Measuring Temperature Through Time 15 September 2016

Royal Society: Einstein’s Universe 21 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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

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

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Ernst Haeckel's: Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Tafel 17

Ernst Haeckel’s: Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Tafel 17

TELEVISION:

BBC TWO: A Very British Deterrent:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Burgess Clock B: Martin Burgess

Youtube: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: 500 Years of Human Dissection

France Culture: La pathocénose: une approche de l’histoire des maladies

Youtube: Lee Vinsel – The Innovative Fetish

Youtube: Vintage Machinery: Repairing a Steam Whistle for the Steam Powered Sawmill

British Pathé: Paralympics History

Youtube: Venus Transit Orrery – Objectivity #7

Youtube: Galvani and Volta

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Marginalia: Impolite Conversation #15: Teaching Evolution and Trump in Utah

BBC Radio 4: The Matter of the North: Manchester: First City of the Industrial Revolution Includes #histsci & #histtech

BBC Radio 4: The Waterside Ape

Back Story: Body Politics: Disability in America

Gresham College: Charles Dickens and Science

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Université Paris-Sorbonne: Colloque international: Médecine et christianisme : sources et pratiques Jeudi 15 et vendredi 16 septembre 2016

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

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BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

University of Vienna: Conference: Friedrich Waismann’s Legacy and Presence 15–17 September 2016

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users 2-4 October 2016

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

École de puériculture du Bd Brune, Paris: Le 6e colloque de la Société d’Histoire de la Naissance: La naissance au risque de la mort, d’hier à aujourd’hui 17 et 18 septembre 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worlds of Knowledge

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

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

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

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’

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

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

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

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 Glasgow Library: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities)

Johns Hopkins University: CLIR Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Premodern and Early Modern Studies, 2017-2019


Museum of Transport and Technology, New Zealand: Several open positions

University of Alberta, Canada: 2 PhD Opportunities: Climate, History and Society

University of Luxembourg: PhD position – History of Psychiatry and Digital History

Brandeis University: African and Afro-American Studies, Health: Science, Society and Policy Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Science and Society

UCLA Library: 2017 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship in UCLA Library Special Collections

Harvard University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of Modern Science and Technology in East Asia

Folger Shakespeare Library: Fellowships 2017-18 Deadline 1 November 2016

Christopher Newport University: Assistant Professor of History (European History of Science or Medicine)

 

 

 

 

 

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