Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol: #05

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 #05

Monday 19 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

The summer draws to a close but for those encroaching autumn evenings you have the well filled newest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM links list bringing you, as always, all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dredge up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The #histSTM news of the week was without doubt the announcement of the probable discovery of John Franklin’s ship HMS Terror in the Arctic ice almost two years to the day of the similar announcement of the discovery of his other ship HMS Erebus. Both ships disappeared together with their entire crews in Franklin’s final attempt to find the North-West Passage in 1845. The loss of Franklin’s expedition was just one more episode in a centuries long attempt to find alternative routes to Asia either along the top of the European continent, the North-East Passage, or along the top of North America, the North-West Passage through the Arctic ice floes.

In the late High Middle Ages, Europeans began to explore the possibility of sailing to Asia to trade, especially to fetch the spices that were so desired in Europe and on which the Arab traders had a monopoly via the overland route. A monopoly that they shared with the traders of Northern Italy, who passed on those spices with a substantial mark up.

The Portuguese worked their way down the coast of Africa until Vasco da Gama reached India by the sea route in 1498. Six years earlier Columbus, sponsored by the Spanish Crown, had accidentally discovered America whilst trying to reach the Spice Island by sailing west around the globe. Whilst in the sixteenth century Magellan found his way around the tip of South America on his fatal voyage around the world (1519–1522) others were already attempting to find the North-East and North-West Passages, an endeavour that has not lost its attraction even today.

Over the centuries this endeavours have involved large amounts of #histSTM in the form of exploration, navigation, cartography, natural history and oceanography. The loss of Franklin’s expedition in the 1840s became a Victorian cause celebre because he was already a highly successful and highly decorated explorer and the disappearance of ships and crew has excited story tellers and historians down till the present.

Now it seems with the recovery of both ships a final chapter will be written in the story of Franklin’s final ill fated North-West passage in a time when both the North-West and North-East Passages are finally becoming navigable due to global warming and the seasonal melting of the Arctic ice.

The Franklin Expedition: 

'Erebus' and 'Terror' in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael Source: Wikimedia Commons

‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’ in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: Ship found in Artic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

CBC News: Sir John Franklin’s Long-lost HMS Terror believed found

The Star: HMS Terror, second ship from doomed Franklin Expedition, found in Terror Bay

McGill-Queen’s University Press: MQUP Author and Franklin Expert Russell A. Potter Comments on Discovery of HMS terror

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Franklin Search

The Society for Nautical Research: E.G.R. Taylor Lecture – Finding Franklin: King’s College London 13th October 2016

Canadian Geographic: Sir John Franklin’s HMS Terror believed found in Artic

BBC News: Sunken ship found 168 years after doomed voyage

British Library: Maps and views blog: The long search for HMS Terror

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Jalopnik: Shipwreck Discovered ‘In perfect Condition’ 168 Years After Failed Expedition

Smithsonian.com: Second Ship From Sir John Franklin’s 19th-Century Expedition Found

Royal Museums Greenwich: They forged the last links of their lives

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Verschollenes Schiff aus Arktis-Expedition entdeckt

Canadian Geographic: Five interesting facts about the HMS Terror

Quotes of the week:

“Libraries aren’t just about books. They are almost the only public space we have left which don’t like our wallets more than us” – Matt Haig (@matthaig1)

“When I voted Brexit, it was to keep foreigners out, not so I need a visa to travel. It’s ridiculous” – Some customers chatting in my work – Wee Mowgz (@Mowgzilla)

Mrs Dirac’s overall judgement of Heisenberg was right: ‘I wouldn’t trust him further than I could throw his piano’ – Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo)

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Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion” ― Simon Sinek h/t (@roos-annamarie)

‘Farewell, turd!’ – Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy, signs off a letter to his nephew John, duke of Cleves, 1451-2 h/t @hrcastor

Me: So how can we tell scholarly sources from non-scholarly ones?

Student: They’re behind a paywall? – Emily Johnson (@esj312)

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Parent: I’d do anything for my children!

Scientist: here’s how to stave off climate change so your children can stay on earth

Parent: nah – Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad)

“Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs.” – David Ben-Gurion

“Biography that is at once popular, important, and original: an insoluble equation?” – Gabriel Finkelstein (@gabridli)

“I rather love HG Wells' glee here at what he did to southwest London and environs in War of the Worlds” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“I rather love HG Wells’ glee here at what he did to southwest London and environs in War of the Worlds” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“Matthew Effect: big men do everything

Matilda Effect: no women do anything

Ada Effect: all non-men are Ada Lovelace” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

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“This Fibonacci joke is as bad as the last two you heard combined” – Dan Piponi (@sigfpe)

“See that OTD in 1994 Karl Popper died

I say he didn’t. Now prove me wrong.

It’s what he would have wanted” – Peter Broks {@peterbroks)

Yes I can imagine, what with the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the constant wars in Europe – Michael Hughes (@michaelehughes)

Yes I can imagine, what with the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the constant wars in Europe – Michael Hughes (@michaelehughes)

Birthdays of the Week:

Irène Joliot-Curie born 12 September 1897

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921 Photo by James Stokley Source Wikimedia Commons

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921 Photo by James Stokley
Source Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Irène Joliot-Curie and Artificial Radioactivity

CHF: Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot

AHF: Irene Joliot-Curie

Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière born 12 September 1725

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Sidereal Times: The Ordeal of Guillaume Le Gentil

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Born under a bad sign

Alexander von Humboldt born 14 September 1769

Humboldt and Bonpland in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Humboldt and Bonpland in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Humboldt and Bonpland’s: Essai sur la géographie des plantes and its significance

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Humboldt

Stephen Hales born 17 September 1677

Stephen Hales, aged 82, by J.McArdell after T. Hudson Source: Wikimedia Commons

Stephen Hales, aged 82, by J.McArdell after T. Hudson
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A breath of fresh air

Yovisto: Stephen Hales and the Blood Pressure

 

Edwin McMillan born 18 September 1907

Edwin Mattison McMillan Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edwin Mattison McMillan
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AIP: Edwin McMillan

AHF: Edwin McMillan

 

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

September 12, 1933. London Times reported that Ernest Rutherford dismissed atomic energy as 'moonshine.' h/t @GeneDannen

September 12, 1933. London Times reported that Ernest Rutherford dismissed atomic energy as ‘moonshine.’ h/t @GeneDannen

Yovisto: The First Spacecraft to Land on the Moon – Luna 2

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Luna II

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Curiosity Touching Down, Artist’s Concept

MV CRASSH: Copying Hevelius’s Lunar Template

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: Szilard’s chain reaction: visionary or crank?

AHF: H.G: Wells, “The World Set Free”

Medievalists.net: The Copernican System: A Detailed Synopsis

Archaeology & Arts: The conical sundial in the Archaeology Museum of Piraeus

Atlas Obscura: International Women’s Air & Space Museum

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AHF: Jane Hall

APS News: Poll Reveals All-Star Physicists

The Nation UEA: Matchless tolerance of the 18th century brass astrolabe

Observer: Space Shuttle Enterprise: From Richard Nixon to New York City

AIP: Hélène Langevin-Joliot

teleskopos: Sights and sounds: darkness and silence

Voices of the Manhattan Project: General Keith Nicol’s Interview – Part 2

The best technical report ever written about particle accelerators: h/t @realscientists

The best technical report ever written about particle accelerators: h/t @realscientists

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: These Utopian City Maps Have Influenced Urban Planners for Over a Century

A series of Garden Cities around a larger central city. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain)

A series of Garden Cities around a larger central city. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain)

British Library: Online Gallery: Crace Collection of Maps of London

laist: This 1939 Map Shows America, As Seen Through the Eyes of an Angeleno

Columbus: World’s Finest Globes and Maps: 3 Unforgettable Celestial Globes from the Globe Museum

Gerardus Mercator's Celestial Globe from 1551

Gerardus Mercator’s Celestial Globe from 1551

National Geographic: How Mapmakers Make Mountains Rise Off the Page

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The woman who vomited pins

Wonders & Marvels: Poisons and love potions

STAT: The surprising history of the war on superbugs – and what it means for the world today

Mille feuilles de Bretagne: Episode 2 des archives médicales du Centre hospitalier Guillaume Régnier

PLOS Neuro Community: Could an ancient Asian remedy fight memory loss?

VERSO: a Renaissance Curiosity

Detail from Pierre Pomet’s l’Histoire générale des drogues, Paris, 1694. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Detail from Pierre Pomet’s l’Histoire générale des drogues, Paris, 1694. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Yovisto: Phineas Gage’s Accident and the Science of the Mind and the Brain

Phy Org: Tracing the path of pygmies’ shared knowledge of medicinal plants

Bizarre Victoria: Final Countdown

Thomas Morris: Severed, replaced, reunited

Two Nerdy History Girls: Pulvermacher’s Hydro-Electric Chains to Cure Whatever Ails You

Dittrick Medical History Center: Condoms and Sponges

Thomas Morris: Catching a disease through an electric wire

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New Statesman: Why the media doesn’t understand how to cover Hillary Clinton’s health

Slate: America Has Always Seen Ambitious Women as Unhealthy

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Old and new surgical tools

The New York Times Magazine: Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Notches: Abortion Under Apartheid

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Orukter Amphibolos-an amphibious vehicle designed by inventor Oliver Evans born 13 September1755 h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Orukter Amphibolos-an amphibious vehicle designed by inventor Oliver Evans born 13 September1755 h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

 

I Programmer: Original EDSAC Programmers Look Back

The Atlantic: The Appropriately Messy Etymology of ‘Kluge’

Smithsonian.com: The World’s Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

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Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Legend of the Rhythmicon, the World’s First Drum Machine

Smithsonian.com: American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work

npr: Gas, Electric Or Steam? Car Shopping, 100 Years Ago

Atlas Obscura: Found: Photos of Sewer Construction From 1901

1901 construction of a Scottish sewer. (Photo: Scottish Water)

1901 construction of a Scottish sewer. (Photo: Scottish Water)

Conciatore: Deadly Fumes

Ptak Science Books: Cross Section of the Comstock Lode

British Library: Sound and vision blog: Restoring the first recording of computer music

Ptak Science Books: Questionable Quidity: the Fire Escape Head Parachute, 1879

AEON: How Cold War rivalry helped launch the Chinese computer

Patent Pending Blog – Patents and the History of Technology: The Hand-Cranked Ice Cream Maker

Atlas Obscura: Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

CNRS News: Nero’s Rotating Dining Room

British Library: Collection items: Invention of photography

Ptak Science Books: North Pole Airport of the Future (1945)

The New York Times: Don Bulcha, Electronic Music Maverick, Dies at 79

AEON: Getting things moving

JSTOR Daily: Which Came First, The Spoon, Fork, or Knife?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

NICHE: Introduction: Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada

NICHE: “To C or not to C”: Dam Development in Northern British Columbia

Rebecca Rideal: Poisonous Little Beasts

History of Geology: The true Geology behind The X-Files: Firewalker

JSTOR Daily: Constructing the White Race

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2016

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joannes Jonston

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The Linnean Society: Every New Term Deserves a Fresh Pencil Case

CHF: Distillations: Future Calculations: The first climate change believer

Letters from Gondwana: The Legacy of the Feud between Florentino Ameghino and P Moreno

Medievalists.net: Telling the Truth about Sex in Late Medieval Paris

Lady Science: Gertrude Caton-Thompson, Women’s Networks, and Racial Politics in Great Zimbabwe

Gertrude Caton Thompson

Gertrude Caton-Thompson

Lady Science: Writing About Fossils Found by Men

The Royal Society: The unseen world: reflections on Leeuwenhoek (1677) ‘concerning little animals’

CHEMISTRY:

Conciatore: Lixiviation

Untold Stories of Science: Marie Maynard Daly: an Illuminating Chemist and a Path-Paving Activist

Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly

OUP Blog: An egalitarian and organic history of the periodic table

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Lyman Entomological Museum: What is natural history anyway?

The Recipes Project: Recipes and the Unanticipated

The Recipes Project: Cooking for a Crowd: Recipes and the Transcribathon

Past & Present: Most-Read Articles during August 2016: Some #histSTM Some oa.

BBC Culture: Are these the strangest relics in history?

The dissected brain of physicist Albert Einstein, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist's death, segmented and preserved in celloidin, circa 1980. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)

The dissected brain of physicist Albert Einstein, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist’s death, segmented and preserved in celloidin, circa 1980. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)

The #EnvHist Weekly

History of Psychiatry: Volume 27 Issue 3 September 2016 Table of Contents

Atlas Obscura: One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess: Meet Lady Margaret Cavendish

NICHE: CHESS 2016 Reflections: Reconciliation and Environment

News Works: A natural history museum questions what ‘natural’ means

ESOTERIC:

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Cornelius Agrippa

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: A Band of Alchemists

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived review – popular science at its best

Popular Science: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived – Adam Rutherford

The Guardian: A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story

Popular Science: Laurie Winkless – Four Way Interview

The Dispersal of Darwin: Charles Darwin’s Life With Birds: His Complete Ornithology

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Skulls in the Stars: Light, by Kimderly Arcand and Megan Watzke

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Peter Harrison’s The Territories of Science and Religion: A New Peter Principle

MAAS: Observations: “Under the radar. The first woman in radio astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott” by WM Goss and Richard X McGee

Physics Today: Five essential history of physics books

Literary Hub: One of the Greatest English Prose Writers of All Time?

London Review of Books: Such Matters as the Soul: The Invention of Science: a new History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton

Trading Knowledge: The Lasker book prize

Public Books: How to be a Global Historian

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: La santé aux États-Unis. Une histoire politique

Columbia University Press: A History of Virility

OUP: The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

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British Library Publishing: Lines in the Ice

Thames and Hudson: This Way Madness Lies: The Asylum and Beyond

Routledge: Harriet Matineau and the Birth of Disciplines: Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse

la vie des idéees.fr: Impudique pudeur Recensé : Dominique Brancher, Équivoques de la pudeur – Fabrique d’une passion à la Renaissance

McGill-Queen’s University Press: Wildlife, Land, and People: A Century of Change in Prairie Canada

OUP: Academic: Philosophy in the Islamic World

 

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

AFRO: Margot Shetterly: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

The New York Times Magazine: Margot Lee Shetterly Wants to Tell More Black Stories

 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

The H-Word: Why women are asking a major art and technology festival to #KissMyArs

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lodovico Cigoli

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

flickr: On Time: The Quest for Precision: Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library Curated by Bruce Bradley

Londonist: New Wellcome Exhibition Invites You Into Bedlam

The Quack Doctor: Beyond the asylum: a review of the Wellcome Collection’s Bedlam

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

New Scientist: Exhibition seeks to put utopia in its place

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

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

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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

CLOSING SOON: 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

CLOSING SOON: 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

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

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

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Polar Museum: Do Not Adjust Your Stage: Wunderkammer 29 September 2016

BFI Southbank: Light Up The Ladies Bridge 22–24 September 2016

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 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

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

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

COMING SOON: The 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

Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre: The Trials of Galileo 21–22 September 2016 

EVENTS:

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

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

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

The Polar Museum: Tour of Operation Deep Freeze 27 September 2016

Millennium Theatre, Limerick: Dream Big: Space, Limerick and Two Mens’ Quest to Reach for the Stars 5 October 2016

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

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

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

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

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) £££

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

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:

Diego Rivera: The Mathematician

Diego Rivera: The Mathematician

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Liquid Squid: A Case for Why Transistors Are the Invention That Most Changed the World

Youtube: Royal Society: Krakatoa – Objectivity #84

Youtube: Royal Museums Greenwich: Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ‘Great Eastern’

Youtube: Carl Zimmer – 2016 SSE Gould Prize talk

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

BBC World Service: The beauty and complexity of the Chinese typewriter

BBC Radio 4: The Anatomy of Rest

CHF: Distillations: Best of 2016: Insiders vs. Outsiders in Medicine

soundcloud: Royal College of Physicians garden podcast: Tale of two trees

BBC World Service: How thorium lit up the world

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 221. Leading Light: Hildegard of Bingen

BBC Radio 4: Food Programme: An Antarctic Chef

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 25 Communications Breakdown: Bhartrihari on Language

Radio 4: A History Of The Infinite

David Attenborough and the Aquatic Ape

BBC Radio 4: The Waterside Ape

The Conversation: Sorry, David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ – here’s why

The Guardian: David Attenborough’s aquatic ape series for Radio 4 based on ‘wishful thinking’

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

Penn Libraries: Symposium: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge 30 September–1 October 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

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

Remedia: CfP: Upcoming Remedia Series: Medicine and Migration Deadline 1 October 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

 

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

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

 

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

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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 »

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

 

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

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)

Folger Shakespeare Library: Fellowships Deadline 1 November 2016

University of Kent: Research Associate (Two Posts) “Law, knowledges and the making of ‘modern healthcare’: regulating traditional and alternative medicines in contemporary contexts”

National Media Museum, Bradford: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

LSE: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz: eine/einen wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in Mitarbeit in der Lehre (2 SWS) Mitwirkung bei Forschungsprojekten und Publikationen im Bereich Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften

 

 

 

 

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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