Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #06

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 #06

Monday 26 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The autumn equinox is behind us and winter can already be seen on the horizon but no matter what time of year each week brings a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find in the vastness of the Internet over the last seven days.

Last week Andrea Wulf justifiably won the Royal Society’s science book prize for her excellent book about the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature, which emphasises von Humboldt’s contributions to natural history and environmental studies in the nineteenth century. This was a great win as the competition on the short list was incredibly strong featuring amongst others, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene, Tom Levenson’s The Hunt for Vulcan and Tim Birkhead’s The Most Perfect Thing.

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This win was not totally unexpected, as Wulf’s book had received many excellent reviews some of which you can read below. However this didn’t stop John Dugdale writing a piece in The Guardian entitled Why have women finally started winning science book prizes? Dugdale seemed to be insinuating in his article that Wulf only won this prestigious award because she is a woman and not on her merits as a historian and science writer.

I might at this point go off on a rant about Dugdale’s implicit sexism but I don’t need to, as Grrl Scientist has written a rejoinder in Forbes, How Did a Woman Win a Science Writing Prize?, which if it were an American television wrestling contest would be the equivalent of an extreme rules match and Grrl Scientist has just body slammed Dugdale through a table and then beaten his brain to a pulp with a trash can. Adam Rutherford now entered the ring with a piece in The Guardian, When it comes to winning book prizes, gender has nothing to do with it, in which he sweeps up the debris left by Grrl Scientist and gives them a good kicking.

Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016

The Royal Society: R: Science podcast: And the winner is …science book prize special!

The Guardian: Alexander von Humboldt biography wins Royal Society science book prize

The Friends of Charles Darwin: The Invention of Nature

Discover Society: Viewpoint: The Invention of Nature

Nature: a view from the bridge: Humboldt biography wins Royal Society prize

Quotes of the week:

“When life gives you potatoes, make potatoade” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

“As John Cross poetically put it in 1817, the purpose of the nose is to receive ‘odorous effluvia from food & drink’” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“O Lord, smite the coiner of the word #Brangelexit with all manner of plagues and pestilences” – Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman)

Douglas Carswell's repainted the bus – David Schneider (@davidschneider)

Douglas Carswell’s repainted the bus – David Schneider (@davidschneider)

 

“The equinox, which comes from equine (relating to horses) and ox (domesticated cattle), causes all cows and horses to become the same size” – Carswell Facts

“Life: you get up and then you lie down; you do that a bunch of times and then you finally lie down again” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Today I learned a rare Middle English name for the equinox: ȝevelengðhe, the ‘evenlength’, when days and nights are equally balanced” – Eleanor Parker (@Clerk of Oxford)

“The standard saying is “all models are wrong, but some models are useful”. A better variant:

All models are right, but most are useless” – Brian Skinner (@gravity_levity)

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“In America, we hold freedom of religion above all else. Unless you are the wrong religion, of course, and then maybe we should kick you out” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Holley on his 1968 Nobel work: “It all followed quite naturally from taking a sabattical leave. I strongly recommend sabbatical leaves” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“If a man tells you obvious lies, it means he thinks you’re an idiot. If you believe him, you are an idiot” – Josh Barro (@jbarro)

‘Not the eye, but the spirit furnishes proof of theories–and that errs most of the time’ – Einstein, when asked about a Caltech telescope h/t @phalpern

“It’s amusing to see universities crowing about their positions in league tables…as if research was a sport” – Nigel Warburton (@philosophybites)

"Try counting sheep," they said. "It'll help you fall asleep," they said – Shannon (@theevilwriter)

“Try counting sheep,” they said.
“It’ll help you fall asleep,” they said – Shannon (@theevilwriter)

 Birthdays of the Week:

Neptune was discovered 23 September 1846

Neptune from Voyager 2 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Neptune from Voyager 2
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Esquire Middle East: How Neptune was discovered

The Local: The German astronomer who found Neptune

170 yrs ago Neptune was discovered by J. G. Galle using Fraunhofer's refracting telescope - one of the masterpieces in the Deutsches Museum.

170 yrs ago Neptune was discovered by J. G. Galle using Fraunhofer’s refracting telescope – one of the masterpieces in the Deutsches Museum.

Victor Weisskopf was born 19 September 1908

Victor Weisskopf Source: Wikimedia Commons

Victor Weisskopf
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Victor Weisskopf

AIP: Victor Weisskopf – Session I

Michael Faraday born 22 September 1791

Michael Faraday, shown delivering the British Royal Institution's Christmas Lecture for Juveniles during the Institution's Christmas break in 1856 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Michael Faraday, shown delivering the British Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture for Juveniles during the Institution’s Christmas break in 1856
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds”– Michael Faraday

Yovisto: A Life of Discoveries – the great Michael Faraday

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Michael Faraday

“I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the 6 who merely talk about it” – Michael Faraday

 PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Edwin McMillan and Neptunium

The Iris: Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Astronomical Vovelle, from Astronomical and Medical Miscellany, English, late fourteenth century, shortly after 1386. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XII 7, fol. 51

Astronomical Vovelle, from Astronomical and Medical Miscellany, English, late fourteenth century, shortly after 1386. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XII 7, fol. 51

The Twickenham Museum: Tycho Wing: Astrologer and Instrument Maker 1726–1776

Cooper Hewitt: A Portable Equatorial Sundial

Yovisto: James Dewar and the Liquefaction of Gases

Royal Museums Greenwich: Library Item of the Month: Giovanni Riccioli’s Almagestum novum

British Library: Collection items: Chinese star chart

British Library: Collection items: Aristotle in Latin

AHF: John von Neumann

Whipple Library Books Blog: S is for Sherburne’s Sphere of Manilius

Londonist: In Search of Isaac Newton’s Lost London Observatory

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AHF: Peaceful Nuclear Innovations

Research Gate: Transits of Venus and Mercury as muses

Atlas Obscura: See 8 Fascinating Ruins of Space Exploration

Nobelprize.org: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes – Biographical

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archive: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Unsettling Scientific Stories: A Boy’s Own Radium

Vox: The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy

AHF: Lee A. DuBridge

AEON: Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

AHF: Eugene Wigner

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Copying Hevelius’s Lunar Template

Fig. 1: Hevelius, Figura Primaria Phasium Lunarium in Selenographia, 1665 © Royal Society

Fig. 1: Hevelius, Figura Primaria Phasium Lunarium in Selenographia, 1665 © Royal Society

The New Yorker: The Virtues of Nuclear Ignorance

ESA: Gaia: From Hipparchus to Hipparcos: A Sonification of Stellar Catalogues

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ESA: Gaia: Astrometry Through the Ages

Yovisto: Hippolyte Fizeau and the Speed of Light

Rotman Institute of Philosophy: Engaging Science: 50 Years Since “On the Problem of Hidden Variables”

ESA: Thirty Years of Sounding Rockets – Reflections Following a Reunion at ESRANGE

Yovisto: Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth

AHF: Ida Noddack

Academia: The Astronomical Ceiling of Senenmut, a Dream of Mystery and Imagination

Leaping Robot: The Pipe Dreams of Physicists

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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

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Canadian GIS & Geomatics: Vancouver Historic Maps and Plans

Lunar and Planetary Institute: Geological Map of the West Side of the Moon

British Library: Maps and views blog: A Journey to Bookland

Yovisto: The Topographia of Matthäus Merian

The castle and the town of Regensberg in Topographia Helvetiae, 1645 Source: Wikimedia Commons

The castle and the town of Regensberg in Topographia Helvetiae, 1645
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: The Changing Mexico-U.S. Border

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joan Blaeu

Hyperallergic: How an imaginary Island Stayed on Maps for Five Centuries

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Conciatore: Top Physician

Munitions of the Mind: The Case Against Dogs: Dog Dirt, Disgust and 1970s British Health Propaganda

Prospect: Zika is not new – why has it struck now

The Recipes Project: Jolly Good Ale and Old or, Were Early Modern People Perpetually Drunk?

Spitalfields Life: The Return of Nicholas Culpeper

Past Medical History: The Story of Rene Laennec and the First Stethoscope

Early 19th Century Drawing of Rene Laennec

Early 19th Century Drawing of Rene Laennec

Broadly: Famous Women in History and Their Less Famous Abortions

Open Culture: How a Young Sigmund Freud Researched & Got Addicted to Cocaine, the New “Miracle Drug” in 1894

Thomas Morris: In one side and out the other

LA Review of Books: Flowers and All: Rockhaven Sanitarium and Women’s Mental Health

Royal College of Physicians: Beef tea, a very 19th century remedy

Wonders & Marvels: Museum Mysteries: The Flesh and Bones of Dr. John Collins Warren

British Medical Journal: Operation drawings of Dame Barbara Hepworth

Yovisto: Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration

Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration

The New York Times: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer

PLOS blogs: DNA Science Blog: Finding the Famous Painting of the Blue People of Kentucky

De re medica: Alibert & Early French Dermatology

Dirty Sexy History: Suffering in Some Strange Heaven: An Introduction to Laudanum

PRI: How the 1721 Boston smallpox epidemic changed medicine, launched a free press and helped win the American Revolution

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

 APS: This Month in Physics History: November 1783: Intrepid physicist is first to fly

 

War is Boring: Maxim’s Machine Gun Slaughtered Hundreds of Thousands of People

Yovisto: Chester Carlson and Xerography

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: John Backus Biography

EDN Network: TI enters calculator market, September 21, 1972

laststandonzobieisland: HMS Devastating muzzle-loading turret ship

AHF: Project Silverplate

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier

A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers' historic balloon with engineering data Source: Wikimedia Commons

A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers’ historic balloon with engineering data
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cambridge Library Collection: Babbage’s Calculating Engines (pdf)

Atlas Obscura: Horse-Powered Ore Crusher

Yovisto: Eugen Sänger and Rocket Propulsion Engineering

Yovisto: William Playfair and the Beginnings of Infographics

Conciatore: The Art of Metals

Paper: Syth Pioneer Suzanne Ciani Talks “Sunergy,” Sexism and Coming Full Circle

News Works: This week in science history, dialing across the Atlantic

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: How Ötzi became World Famous

Natural History Museum: Caribbean bones reveal the origin of the ‘island murderer’

NICHE: Hydroelectric Development in Eeyou-James Bay

The Guardian: DNA from the deep? Antikythera shipwreck yields ancient human bones

dig: The Coolest Photos from the National Park Service’s Newly Digitised Historic Archives

Many of the photos from the Yellowstone archive attempt to document the roving buffalo herds.

Many of the photos from the Yellowstone archive attempt to document the roving buffalo herds.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Georg Markgraf

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Belt

The Ithaca Voice: Museum of the Earth gets $130k grant to highlight women in paleontology

The New York Times: A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

New Scientist: The most detailed look yet at how early humans left Africa

Yovisto: Peter Simon Pallas – A Pioneer in Zoography

TrowelBlazers: Helen Vaughn Michel

Michel and close colleague Frank Asaro.

Michel and close colleague Frank Asaro.

Geobotanik: Naturforscher Conrad Gesner (1516–1565)

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship with Wild Horses

Kronos: ‘Not unlike mermaids’: A report about the human and natural history of Southeast Africa from 1690

Scientific American: The World’s Worst Invasive Predators are Cats, Rats, Pigs and…Hedgehogs

toriherridge.com: Walking Through Time: Scotland’s Lost Asteroid…the backstory

Celebrate Scotland: Dr Torri Herridge investigates the UK’s first ever asteroid impact crater, in north west Scotland

Atlas Obscura: A Record Amount of Mammoth Bones Was Unearthed in Siberia

British Library: American Collections blog: John Muir is going ‘Sequoical’ in the Yosemite

Notches: Her Virginal Members: Chastity and Sexual Desire in the Middle-Ages

Nicolas Gunkel: Climate Forensics: “Little Ice Age” in Dutch Landscape Painting

Art van der Neer’s “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters at Sunset”

Art van der Neer’s “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters at Sunset”

Medievalists.net: What is a Volcano? A Medieval Answer

Nature: How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)

Why Evolution is True: Scientific fame – Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin: the Wikipedia page hit data

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Guardian: World’s oldest library reopens in Fez: ‘You can hurt us but you can’t hurt books’

Shells and Pebbles: Looking Over the Historian’s Shoulder

British Library: Medieval manuscript blog: The British Library’s Greek Manuscript Project

Shady Characters: The Book publication round-up

Academia: A New Field: History of Humanities

Undark: Five Questions for Harold Varmus

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

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History: Vol. 33, No. 2, Fall 2016 Table of Contents

The Crimson: Knife-fighting and Cardboard Bazookas: A Conversation with Matthew Hersch

Virchow’s Laboratory: All the social medicine fit to print

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: An Image Interview with Ian Lawson

The #EnvHist Weekly

JSTOR Daily: Does Science Destroy Wonder?

Capital: Attracting the World: Reimagining Success: Canada Science and Technology Museum combines artifacts with virtual reality to reach a global audience

RECIRC: Recovering Women’s Past conference (Edinburgh, 8–10 September)

Diseases of Modern Life: Medicine and Modernity Conference Report

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r. "Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."

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“Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar.”

The New Yorker: Twenty-First-Century Alchemists

Conciatore: The Art of Metals

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Dispersal of Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Lives: Essays on Biology and Society

History Today: The Book: the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Popular Science: Calculating the Cosmos

The Dispersal of Darwin: Spare the Birds! George Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

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UC Santa Barbara: The Current: Outta Sight No More

Popular Science: Adam Rutherford – Four Way Interview

New Books Network: Medieval Robots

Earth: “Alfred Wegener”: The definitive biography of a geoscience star

NEW BOOKS:

Brill: Non-native Species and Their Role in the Environment

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Rutgers University Press: Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

CUP: Academic: The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

Brain Pickings: Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

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 Guardian: Bedlam was originally a place of sanctuary – now it can be again

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

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Henry Moore Institute: The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics 21 July–23 October 2016

Culture 24: These extraordinary maps show 50 years of war from both sides of early 20th century conflicts The Map House London 23 September–18 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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

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

COMING SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

 

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

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

COMING SOON: The Place Bedford: Dr Faustus 6 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Mumford Theatre: Dr. Faustus 10 October 2016 

EVENTS:

Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine: History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects (Lecture 7): A Biblical Herbarium: or, A Story of Victorian Science and Religion 27 September 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Art forms in Nature 19 October 2016

Center for the history of Medicine at Countway Library: Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS 21 October 2016

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

University of London: Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library: History Day 2016: history libraries, archives & research open day 15 November 2016

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

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Royal Institution: Einstein’s greatest mistake 3 October 2016 

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution: King Of all Balloons The adventurous life of James Sadler the first English aeronaut

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Una investigación by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1897

Una investigación by
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1897

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

AEON: The last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

Atlas Obscura: Watch a Book Being Made the Old-Fashioned Way

Youtube: The Royal Society: Darwin and the Beagle – Objectivity #86

AEON: Slingshots of the oceanic: Why Ancient Pacific mariners were the NASA scientists of their day

Youtube: The Royal Society: Newton’s Timepieces – Objectivity #67

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: A History of the Infinite

RNZ: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

cbc radio: The Current: How Moby Doll changed the worldview of ‘monster’ orca whales

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

edX: University of Newcastle Australia: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

IHMC2 – NEWSLETTER – INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, Spain

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

BSHS: Conference: A History of the Moon St Cross College, Oxford 19 November 2016

Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 11–12 November 2016

National Maritime Museum: Workshop: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the scenes with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

Rèsidencia d’Investigadors; Barcelona: Conference: “Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850–1945 26–27 September 2016

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

University of York: Centre for Global Health Histories: Research Masterclass: Across the borders: German-Brazilian Psychiatry between 1900 and 1930 5 October 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2016

NICHE: Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes Applications due 16 October 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

Journal of Early Modern Studies (ZetaBooks), vol. 6/1 (Spring, 2017): Special Issue: Gardens as Laboratories. The History of Botany through the History of Gardens Deadline 1 October 2016

 

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Traps: technology meditations of human-animal encounter 27–28 September 2016

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

alchemy-sound

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

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

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)

Hakluyt

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 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

 

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

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 

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:

Leopoldina Akademie: “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship” 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Science Museum London: Curator of Chemistry

AIP: Assistant Director, Special Collections

Leibniz University of Hannover: Leibniz Center for Science and Society: Full Professorship in Science and Society, & a Full Professorship in Methodology of Higher Education Research and Science Studies Application Deadline 3 November 2016

Northwestern University: Science in Human Culture Program (SHC): Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine

University of Alberta: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

 

 

 

 

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