Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol: #07

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 #07

Monday 03 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Time marches on and we have the first October edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine to your monitor screen that we could find throughout the Internet over the last seven days.

The #histtech story of the week was the news that the earliest known computer music, originally recorded by the BBC in 1951, had been restored and made listenable. The story first appeared on the British Library’s Sound and vision blog, – Restoring the first recording of computer music, in the form of a report from the restorers Jack Copeland a professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Jason Long a New Zealand composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. The only surviving example of this epic recording was on a 12-inch single-sided acetate disc and was badly distorted, thus the necessity for it to be restored. AS you can see below the story was picked up and repeated by various news outlets. Unfortunately all of the reports, including the original, contain a series of serious errors all too typical of much popular sloppy science and technology reporting.

Nearly all of the reports claim that the Ferranti Mark 1 computer, used to make the recording, was built by Alan Turing, whose name also features prominently in several of the titles. This is however not true. Turing was not involved in designing and building the Ferranti. The design was by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn and as the name suggests the computer was built by Ferranti based on the Williams/Kilburn Manchester Mark 1. Attributing it to Turing is not only a historical error but also an insult to the men who actually conceived and built it.

Turing did in fact write some programmes for the Mark 1 and it is here that he comes into play. The computer had an audio output in the form of a loudspeaker that emitted a short pulse of sound, which according to Turing sounded ‘something between a tap, a click, and a thump’. Turing realised that by controlling the frequency of this click he could tune it to musical notes and being Turing he did just that.

Alan Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark 1 computer. Science Museum,

Alan Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark 1 computer. Science Museum,

The next serious error in the reports is that in the titles and in the opening paragraphs the recorded music is constantly referred to as having been made by Turing, it wasn’t. As can be discovered if one reads to the end of the reports the music was actually programmed by Christopher Strachey, a maths teacher and pianist, who in my opinion should feature in the opening paragraphs, and not Turing, and definitely not tucked away at the end.

This is unfortunately a bad case of Alan Turing is world famous, so we will attribute everything to him irrespective of whether its true or not.

The Guardian: First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

Quartz: Researchers have restored the first computer-generated music – made by Alan Turing in 1951

abc news: Researchers restore first ever computer music recording generated on Alan Turing’s computer

Atlas Obscura: You Can Now Listen to the First Computer-Generated Music Ever

BBC News: Listening to the music of Turing’s computer

 

As a footnote to last weeks editorial: In the Atlantic Tom Levenson has written a very elegant put down of John Dugdales stupid, sexist Guardian article about women winning science book prizes: The Sexist Response to a Science Book Prize

Quotes of the week:

“Mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius died 26 September1868. I’d say we’ll see him on the other side, but…” – Charles Bergquist (@cbquist)

“As Euler nearly said, it’s i-pie in the sky” – Frank Norman (@franknorman)

One for the maths teachers… Laura Jackson (@MrsJacksonMusic)

One for the maths teachers… Laura Jackson (@MrsJacksonMusic)

 

“Not to lie about the future is impossible & one can lie about it at will.” – Naum Gabo & Anton Pevsner, 1920 h/t @LeapingRobot

A History of the Universe in 7 words: BANG. WHOOSH. RIPPLES. GALAXIES. STARS. PLANETS. TRUMP. – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

h/t Greg Hurst

h/t Greg Hurst

So you pay to publish?

Yep

But refereeing for publishers is unpaid?

Yep

And they charge for access?

Yep

So where does all that money go?

Yep – Dr Darren Saunders (@whereisdaz)

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Bede happily advocating the destruction of Irish learning and the pillaging of Irish resources – Sjoerd Levelt (@SLevelt)

Bede happily advocating the destruction of Irish learning and the pillaging of Irish resources – Sjoerd Levelt (@SLevelt)

 

“If you thought that science was certain – well, that is just an error on your part” -Richard Feynman h/t @bstorax

“Those damn windfarms can’t even keep the wind safely in farms” – Calla Wahlquist (@callapilla)

What do you call a news article that reports the death of a satellite?

An orbituary – Andrés Almeida (@andresdavid)

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“Every biography is a disguised autobiography; every biography is a failed love affair” – Adam Phillips h/t @gabridli

“I don’t like the word Brexit but if we have it can we drop hard v soft and use Continental Brexit v Full English Brexit instead?” – Jos Gallacher (@JosGallacher)

(Indianapolis Journal, 1895) h/t @HaggardHawks

(Indianapolis Journal, 1895) h/t @HaggardHawks

 

“Books, once they are written, have no need of their authors” – Elena Ferrante

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Birthdays of the Week:

Ismael Boulliau born 28 September 1605

Ismael Boulliau Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ismael Boulliau
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ismael Boulliau

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The man who invented and squared gravity

Michael Servetus born 29 September 1509

Miguel Servet, (Villanueva de Sigena 1511- Genevra 1553) Spanish theologian & physicus Source: Wikimedia Commons

Miguel Servet, (Villanueva de Sigena 1511- Genevra 1553) Spanish theologian & physicus Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not a martyr for science

Yovisto: Michael Servetus and the Pulmonary Circulation

Enrico Fermi born 29 September 1901

Laura and Enrico Fermi at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, Los Alamos, 1954

Laura and Enrico Fermi at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, Los Alamos, 1954

AHF: Enrico Fermi

Voices of the Manhattan Project: To Fermi – with Love – Part 1

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives: Enrico Fermi

Otto Frisch born 1 October 1904

Otto Frisch ID badge Los Alamos Source: Wikimedia Commons

Otto Frisch ID badge Los Alamos
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Otto Frisch

AIP: Otto Frisch

Yovisto: Otto Frisch and the Nuclear Fission

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Atlas Obscura: Leviathan of Parsonstown

AHF: Professor Oppenheimer: Prof Takes Girl for Ride; Walks Home

Robert J Oppenheimer

Robert J Oppenheimer

New Scientist: No, NASA hasn’t changed the zodiac signs or added a new one

Herald Sun: The eigth planet, Neptune, was discovered by three astronomers using pen calculations rather than telescope

Smithsonian Institution Archives: September 27, 1916 – Goddard’s Proposal to the Smithsonian

Griffonage-Dot-Com: Moon Phase Animations (AD 650–1650)

Berkeley Lab: Ed Lofgren, Pioneering ‘Rad Lab,’ Berkley Lab, and Manhattan Project Physicist, dies at 102

The Irish Times: Dunsink Unsynced – An Irishman’s Diary about the end of Irish Time

Oxford Journals: A&G: Making a career from outreach: Mary Proctor

Sketch of Mary from 1894. (University of Hawaii at Manoa/Library of Congress)

Sketch of Mary from 1894. (University of Hawaii at Manoa/Library of Congress)

Bad Astronomy: The First Photo of the Sun

Aviation Pros: NASA Armstrong Celebrates 70 Years of Flight Research and Testing

EOS: The Geomagnetic Blitz of September 1941

AHF: Kathleen Maxwell

Academia: Regiomontanus Tradelist

Travel + Leisure: 31Vintage Photos From the Apollo Space Missions

Finding Ada: Margaret Huggins: Spectral specialist

^BLady Margaret Lindsay Huggins^b (1848-1915), British astronomer, wearing academic robes. Lady Huggins, born Margaret Lindsay Murray, was the wife of the astronomer Sir William Huggins. She was a talented astronomer herself, and from 1875, after their marriage, she published several papers jointly with him. They worked on spectroscopic studies of 'nebulae' (which then included galaxies), including the true nebula the Orion Nebula.

^BLady Margaret Lindsay Huggins^b (1848-1915), British astronomer, wearing academic robes. Lady Huggins, born Margaret Lindsay Murray, was the wife of the astronomer Sir William Huggins. She was a talented astronomer herself, and from 1875, after their marriage, she published several papers jointly with him. They worked on spectroscopic studies of ‘nebulae’ (which then included galaxies), including the true nebula the Orion Nebula.

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: FDR and the bomb

Nautilus: A Nonlinear History of Time Travel

Yovisto: Jean Baptiste Perrin and the Brownian Motion

Smithsonian Institution: Willy Ley Papers, 1895–1969

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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Google Arts & Culture: Cast silver plaque depicting the voyage of Sir Francis Drake by Michael Mercator 1589/1589

Government of Canada: Government of Canada confirms wreck of HMS Terror and deepens collaboration with Inuit in Nunavut through co-ownership of Franklin Artifacts

History Extra: Finding HMS Terror: the Franklin Expedition and making sense of the past

Visions of the North: The significance of Terror Bay

The Guardian: HMS Terror wreck: Inuit aboriginals and Canada to work out artefact ownership

An image of the wreck of HMS Terror as it lies on the seabed in the middle of King William Island’s uncharted Terror Bay in the Arctic. Photograph: Arctic Research Foundation

An image of the wreck of HMS Terror as it lies on the seabed in the middle of King William Island’s uncharted Terror Bay in the Arctic. Photograph: Arctic Research Foundation

Ptak Science Books: Maps: “Through the Meander of the Rockish Creek”, 1842

Christie’s: Mapping The Globe 1–10 November 2016

Mappa Mundi Hereford Cathedral: Mappa Mundi Exploration

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Abraham Lawse (c.1559–1613) – Case Study of a Tudor-Stuart Shipmaster

Map of the Week: Joan Blaeu’s Remarkable World Atlas

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cbc news: Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s former ship raised to surface, awaits trip home to Norway

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

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Thomas Morris: Toast and herbs

Branch: Matthew Rowlinson, “On the First Medical Blood Transfusion Between Human Subjects, 1818”

The Telegraph: The James Herriot centenary: a vet who changed his profession

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

Academia: Secrets of Place: The Medical Casebooks of Vivant-Augustin Ganiare, ca. 1745–1750

The Guardian: No scrubs: how women had to fight to become doctors

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson … first English woman to qualify as a doctor. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson … first English woman to qualify as a doctor. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Contagions: The Promiscuous Human Flea

Thomas Morris: The woman who peed through her nose

BMJ: Eating a manchineel “beach apple”

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: The semi-flexible gastroscope

British Library: Collection items: Alexander Fleming’s lab books

The Boston Globe: The ongoing contribution of Henrietta Lacks

Naomi Clifford: A broadside on Elizabeth Simmonds, who had a lucky escape from the dissection table

unknown artist; James Curry (1763-1819), MD, Physician at Northampton General Infirmary (1791-1793), Later Physician to Guy's Hospital; Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/james-curry-17631819-md-physician-at-northampton-general-infirmary-17911793-later-physician-to-guys-hospital-49370

unknown artist; James Curry (1763-1819), MD, Physician at Northampton General Infirmary (1791-1793), Later Physician to Guy’s Hospital; Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/james-curry-17631819-md-physician-at-northampton-general-infirmary-17911793-later-physician-to-guys-hospital-49370

Thomas Morris: The missing pencil

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: A history of Edinburgh’s medical museums

Yovisto: Archibold Hill and Biophysics

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Hughes’s Printing Telegraph h/t John Ptak (@ptak)

Hughes’s Printing Telegraph h/t John Ptak (@ptak)

 British Naval History: What can be learned from the Fairey Swordfish?

Collectors Weekly: Telephone Operator 10.5 Pound Breast Plate and Harness

The Sydney Morning Herald: Geek Pilgrimage: Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing

The Science Museum: Are airplanes safe?

JSTOR Daily: The Internet Before the Internet: Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet (1927). WikiMedia Commons

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet (1927).
WikiMedia Commons

Smthsonian.com: In the 19th Century, Firefighters Fought Fires … and Each Other

Canterbury Cathedral: Architecture: The Waterworks Drawing from the Eadwine Psalter

Smithsonian.com: When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared

The Telegraph: Who was Ladislao José Biro, how did he invent the ballpoint pen and how did it help in World War II?

Medievalists.net: How to Make Ink in the Middle Ages

Quartz: In 1906, one magazine warned of the loneliness of “wireless telegraphy”

Text me. (Punch Publications 1906 London/University of Toronto Libraries)

Text me. (Punch Publications 1906 London/University of Toronto Libraries)

Adventure Kid: The history of the Vocoder

AHF: Manhattan Project Spotlight: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

LTRU Explorers: Animesh Chatterjee – Eating Electricity and Delivering India

The New York Times: Steve Reich at 80: Still Plugged In, Still Plugging Away

Piccadilly Circus Underground station like you've never seen it before. Sectional drawing, 1928. h/t LT Museum

Piccadilly Circus Underground station like you’ve never seen it before. Sectional drawing, 1928. h/t LT Museum

 EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Forbes: Chinese Skeletons In Roman Britain? Not So Fast

The Atlantic: American Whalers Killed Way More Than Just Whales

Nature: Longest historic temperature record stretches back 2 million years

Chetham’s Blog: The Bees

Woodcut of Bumblebees from Moffet’s Insectorum sive Minimorum Animalium Theatrum

Woodcut of Bumblebees from Moffet’s Insectorum sive Minimorum Animalium Theatrum

Science Direct: The Lost Worlds of Messmore & Damon: Science, Spectacle & Prehistoric Monsters in early-twentieth century America

Evolving Thoughts: The History of Life: Aristotle – Underlying philosophy

toriherridge.com: Walking Through Time: Britain’s Last Mammoths – the reading list

Richard Carter: The great Darwin fossil hunt

Science League of America: A Lawyer’s Distortion of Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

JSTOR: Global Plants Home

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Merrifield’s resin

Source: © The Rockefeller University Robert Bruce Merrifield  American biochemist (1921–2006). Inventor of solid phase peptide synthesis and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1984

Source: © The Rockefeller University
Robert Bruce Merrifield
American biochemist (1921–2006). Inventor of solid phase peptide synthesis and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1984

RCS: On this day in Chemistry September 30

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Academia: The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770–1820 (Sagamore Beach MA: Science History Publications, 2009) – Full Text

IEEE: Spectrum: STEM Crisis? What About the STS Crisis?

Londonist: The Victorian Science Museum Where Prince Albert Was Dunked

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Edinburgh Evening News: Five unusual Edinburgh Museums you should visit (some #histSTM)

Royal Society: Publishing blog: Women and the History of Peer Review at the Royal Society

Atlas Obscura: The First Encyclopedia by a Woman Contains The First Image of a Pretzel

The Recipes Project: The Literary Cookbook

The Recipes Project: A Recipe’s Place Is in the Classroom

The Reading List: Laura Snyder: How Books Can Change Your Life

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Illinois Institute of Technology: Hist 385: Women in Computing History

storify: Wilkie Collins Heart and Science

Jennifer Sherman Roberts: Much Ado About Doodles

AHF: September Newsletter

JSTOR Daily: JSTOR Daily is Two Years Old

In Thirteenth Century England: ‘Science’ existed in the Middle Ages

Martin Luther Prints in Oxford: How to print your own 95 Luther-theses

CHF: Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography

BHSH: Website Writing and Image Guidelines

ESOTERIC:

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Conciatore: Don Giovanni

Past is Present: Reading the Apocalypse

 h/t Emily Brand (@EJBrand)

h/t Emily Brand (@EJBrand)

BOOK REVIEWS:

Notches: Italian Sexualities Uncovered

the many-headed monster: Alexandra Shepard’s ‘Accounting for Oneself’ and early modern social categorisation

The Guardian: ‘Oh Excellent Air Bag!’ review – two centuries of laughing gas

The Boston Globe: James Gleick looks at history, physics of time travel

The Guardian: The Making of the British Landscape by Nicholas Crane review – how the sun shaped the land

The history of humankind and the landscape are woven together. Photograph: Alamy

The history of humankind and the landscape are woven together. Photograph: Alamy

3:AM Magazine: tom wolfe’s reflections on language

NEW BOOKS:

De Gruyter: Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Brill: How Scientific Instruments Have Changed Hands

Brill: Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations

around.com: James Gleick Time Travel

University of Chicago Press: Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

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University of North Carolina Press: Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science in the United States

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Sébastien Le Clerc

Sébastien Leclerc (1637-1714), printmaker, draughtsman and military engineer. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sébastien Leclerc (1637-1714), printmaker, draughtsman and military engineer.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Art and Science

The Straits Times: M.C.Escher’s optical illusion art at ArtScience Museum

University of Bangor: The Art of Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms from the Abyss

The Foundling Museum: Feeding the 400 23 September 2016–08 January 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

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

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

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

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

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

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

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

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

CLOSING SOON: 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 

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: Boolean 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

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

 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

COMING SOON: 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: 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 

COMING SOON: Corn Exchange Newbury: Frankenstein 11–12 October 2016 

EVENTS:

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution: Rudolf Steiner Memorial Lecture – Bath Anthroposophical Group 11 October 2016 

Museum of London: From Sail to Steam: London’s Role in a Shipbuilding Revolution

Museum for the History of Science, Oxford: Don’t panic! Promises and threats of science and technology 17 November 2016

Archives Month: Welcome to Archives Month Philly

University of Leicester: Attenborough Arts Centre: Science and the Victorian public 18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Science and Medicine in Early Islam 8 October 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: BEFORE AND AFTER – HENRY HERING AND ASYLUM PHOTOGRAPHY 11 October 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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The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 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 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731.

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731.

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time

Dorset Echo: Dinosaurs and Durdle Door – Dorset set to star in Channel 4 series

Tori Herridge Picture supplied by Channel 4

Tori Herridge
Picture supplied by Channel 4

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: IPBio: Kristin Hussey (QMUL): “Don’t you think the Moorfields doctors knew better than this Indian?”

Youtube: Museum of HSTM university of Leeds: Lecture 6: Midwifery Forceps

Youtube: Nobel Prize: Norman F. Ramsey on Being Awarded the Nobel Prize

The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking: Spoon

CHF: Distillations: Death and Taxidermy

RADIO & PODCASTS:

The Forum: Women in Science: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

Birkbeck, University of London: London Renaissance Seminar: Buried Things in Early Modern Culture: Poetics, Epistemology and Practice 22 October 2016

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

Museums ETC Magazine: CfP: Feminism and Museums Deadline 21 November 2016

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

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The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA: Ronin Institute Unconference: The Future of Careers in Scholarship 5 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: 1st Barcelona HPS Workshop: Scientific Misconduct and Scientific Expertise 11 November 2016

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Rutgers University: Symposium: Aesthetics and the Life Sciences 21 October 2016

Mitchell Library Glasgow: Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference 12 October 2016

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

BSHS: The BSHS invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

seminars

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

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

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 »

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

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.

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 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

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

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:

Academic Jobs Wikia: History of Science, Technology Medicine 2016

University of Pittsburgh: Open Rank Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario – Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine: Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine Deadline 25 October 2016

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven (Belgium): One Full-Time Doctoral Position: Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science

Map History: Applying for a Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography Deadline 1 November

Science Museum: Research Fellowship, Medicine Galleries

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Senior (1 year) and Caird and Sackler short-term fellowships (1-3 months) are open for application from 30 September

 

 

 

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