Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #10

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 #10

Monday 24 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The nights are closing in but there is nothing better than an evening spent with a warm jug of grog and the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list serving up all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could bring out of the cold dark depths of cyberspace.

Two of the subjects considered in this week’s Birthday’s of the Week are often held up for ridicule by people, who hold some sort of triumphalist view of the history of science. In the opinion of such people only theories produced in the history of science, which are today considered to be more or less correct are worthy of our contemplation and our respect. All those theories, which turned out to be wrong are to be dumped into some sort of historical dustbin only to be taken out when an object of scorn or ridicule is required for a good laugh and or a good kicking.

A popular candidate for such behaviour is the phlogiston theory, most strongly propagated by Georg Ernst Stahl, who was born 22 October 1659. The usual comment of our triumphalist on hearing the word phlogiston is to snort derisively and to exclaim how could anybody believe such stupidity. James Ussher’s determination, as a Bible chronologist, of the beginning of the world is treated with even greater disdain.

Such losers in the history of science as the Greeks, who, would you credit it, thought that the earth is at the centre of the cosmos or Lamarck with his silly theories of adaptive evolution also come in for regular bouts of contempt and mockery. At the same time their supposed debunkers, respectively Copernicus and Darwin, are praised beyond measure and hero-worshipped.

This positivist, triumphalist, presentist view of #histSTM is not only stupid but also dangerous because it can and does effect the way we try to teach science to future generations. Theories that in the long run turn out to be false, and that is nearly all scientific theories that have ever been held, can and very often do make substantial contributions to the progress of science.

The phlogiston theory produced much of the evidence on which the later chemical theories that replaced it were built. The Bible chronologists, who included not only Ussher but also Kepler and Newton amongst their numbers, contributed through the methodologies that they developed to the evolution of the modern historical disciplines. Those Greek geocentrists, most notably Ptolemaeus, provided the instruments, methodologies and data with which Copernicus and other early heliocentrists constructed their theories. Likewise, Lamarck, a brilliant natural historian, delivered much of the material, including his ideas on evolution, out of which Darwin and other constructed their theories.

Don’t just acknowledge, study and celebrate the so-called #histSTM winners but devote at least as much time and effort to the so-called losers, who contributed at least as much to that structure that we call science.

Quotes of the week:

“It’s my project and I’ll cry if I want to” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“1663, to make beard hair grow, ‘the ashes of tobacco boyled first in boys’ urine do cause hair to grow, & kill lice’” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“In the spam filter from the Whewell’s Ghost blog site: Home Remedies For Constipation In Cats” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

“1729 Things Only Fans of Ramanujan Will Understand” – Tim Hopper (@tdhopper)

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“French mathematician Evariste Galois proved that there could be no rational solution to the question “Who was the Fifth Beatle?”” – Richard Ashcroft (@qmulbioethics)

Border guard: why are you here?

Me: A conference

BG: On?

M: Medieval medical history

BG: Isnt that the definition of a pointless conference? – Courtney (@cakrolik)

“What Britain needs now is a Decency Revolution where we ostracise the racists & bigots & embrace values of fairness, tolerance & compassion” – Marcus Chown (@marcuschown)

“Who owns history? Everyone & no one, which is why the study of the past is a constantly evolving, never-ending journey of discovery” –Foner h/t @ClintSmithIII

“Two years ago, “scientists” said 2014 was the warmest year on record. Last year they said it was 2015. This year, 2016. Make up your minds!” – John McKay (@archymck)

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Birthdays of the Week:

 The World was born 22 October!

James Usher by Sir Peter Lely Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Usher by Sir Peter Lely
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: In defence of the indefensible

Science League of America: Seven Myths about Ussher

Nicholas Culpeper born 18 October 1618

"In Effigiam Nicholai Culpeper Equitis," portrait of Nicholas Culpeper, etching, by printmaker Richard Gaywood. Courtesy of the British Museum, London. Source: Wikimedia Commons

“In Effigiam Nicholai Culpeper Equitis,” portrait of Nicholas Culpeper, etching, by printmaker Richard Gaywood. Courtesy of the British Museum, London.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Nicholas Culpeper and the Complete Herbs of England

History Today: The English Physician

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar born 19 October 1910

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Source: Wikimedia Commons

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and the Evolution of Stars

Christopher Wren born 20 October

Christopher Wren by Godfrey Kneller 1711 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christopher Wren by Godfrey Kneller 1711
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not just an architect

Google Arts & Culture: Christopher Wren, Design for the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral

Royal Museums Greenwich: Christopher Wren

Georg Ernst Stahl born 22 October 1659

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Phlogiston Theory – Wonderfully wrong but fantastically fruitful

Yovisto: Georg Ernst Stahl and the Phlogiston Theory

Erasmus Reinhold born 22 October 1511

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: The other professor of mathematics at Wittenberg

Yovisto: The Planetary Tables of Erasmus Reinhold

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

James Reynolds' Transparent Solar System from 1851! h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

James Reynolds’ Transparent Solar System from 1851! h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Yovisto: Réaumur and the Réaumur Temperature Scale

Nautilus: How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat

Corpus Newtonicum: Isaac Newton Library Online

AHF: Nicholas Metropolis

AHF: Gillespie Letter

Yovisto: Galileo and the Exploration of Jupiter

African American Women in Physics: The Physicists

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Roy Glauber’s Interview

Yovisto: Pascual Jordan and Quantum Mechanics

AHF: Vannevar Bush

AHF: James Chadwick

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: The Life & Adventures of Station B, Album 1 (Transit 1)

AHF: Lyman Briggs

New York University: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: A checklist of objects in the “Time and Comos” exhibition, fall 2016

Portable Sundial in the Shape of a Ham

Portable Sundial in the Shape of a Ham

AHF: Maude Committee Report

Ptak Science Books: An Early-ish Report on the V1, January 1945

AHF: Manhattan Project Spotlight: Enrico Fermi

Yovisto: Karl Jansky and the Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Halley’s Log: Halley Redux

Harvard Map Collection: An Introduction to The Mercator Globes

The Local: Danish archaeologists find 5,000-year-old map

The stone was found broken in two with a small piece missing. Photo: Skalk

The stone was found broken in two with a small piece missing. Photo: Skalk

The Learned Pig: Human Marks in the Ice

National Geographic: What Mars Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time

The National Museum of American History: Voigt Transit and Equal Altitude Instrument

Mapping Moments in American History: Variations of the Compass, Atlantic Ocean, 1732

Yovisto: The Fateful Journeys of Alexine Tinne

Alexandrine Tinne

Alexandrine Tinne

Canterbury Christ Church University: Cartography and the Kuznetzov

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Open Plaques: Mary Seacole

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: New digitisation project: the history of Scotland’s eighteenth century dispensary

Thomas Morris: Cured by a nightmare

Conciatore: Alessandro Neri

Science Museum: IVF icon goes on display

Nursing Clio: Ghosts are Scary, Disabled People are Not: The Troubling Rise of the Haunted Asylum

Nanogallery: Ether Day: October 16, 1846: William Morton demonstrates Anesthesia

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Daily Sabah History: 700 bottles containing ancient antidepressants, heart medication found in Istanbul

Heritage Collections of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Intriguing Heritage Items: No. 3

Notches: “A Poison to the Race”: Women, Foreigners and VD in Modern Japan

AHA: Perspectives on History: Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

Atlas Obscura: The 1800s Medical Device that Promised Cures by Repeatedly Stabbing Patients

Thomas Morris: The perils of being a writer

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Bartholin

Embryo Project: Margaret Higgins Sanger (1879–1966)

Margaret Sanger Source: Wikimedia Commons

Margaret Sanger
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wellcome Library: Making and marketing condoms

STAT: Scientists think the common cold may at last be beatable

Nursing Clio: Tea Kettles and Turpitudes: Abortion and Material Culture in Irish History

Nursing Clio: Abortion in Ireland: The More Things Change…

Nursing Clio: Agency and Abortion in Brazil

Nursing Clio: “She Did It to Herself”: Women Health on Television and Film

British Library: Science blog: Britain’s first nose job

Illustration by Charles Turner from Carpue’s book, digitised by the Wellcome Library and released under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence.

Illustration by Charles Turner from Carpue’s book, digitised by the Wellcome Library and released under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence.

Thomas Morris: The Port-wine enema

Thomas Morris: Sand, to be taken twice daily

Forbes: This New Field of Medicine Is Like ‘House’ – With a Time Machine

Broadly: The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret

Technology’s Stories: What If Beddoes & Davy Had Attempted Surgical Anesthesia in 1799?

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Southern Electric - A Straight Line - the quickest way between two points. Poster designed by Pat Keely in 1931 h/t Flashback.com

Southern Electric – A Straight Line – the quickest way between two points. Poster designed by Pat Keely in 1931 h/t Flashback.com

 Homunculus: Did the Qin emperor need Western help? I don’t think so

AEON: The Soviet InterNyet

NJ:Com: What happened to N.J.’s missile bases?

npr: Trace the Remarkable History of the Humble Pencil

Conciatore: Black is Beautiful

Conciatore: Solid Water

Rock crystal cup , around 1550,  Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Rock crystal cup , around 1550,
Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Seeing the Invisible: Microscope Collection

The New York Times: Leo Beranek, Acoustics Designer and Internet Pioneer, Dies at 102

ODNB: Gooch, Sir Daniel

laststandonzobieisland: Italian Fascist Youth Carbine

Xerox: 35 Interface Innovations that Rocked Our World

JSTOR Daily: The Pneumatic Subway That Almost Was

 

An illustration of the Beach system from Scientific American, 1870 via Wikimedia Commons

An illustration of the Beach system from Scientific American, 1870
via Wikimedia Commons

Medium: Is Innovation in Human Nature?

Atlas Obscura: The 1942 Ghost Blimp That Bewildered a California Town

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Royal Meteorological Society: Professor Raymond Hide CBE

Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt: a forgotten man of science

Darwin Online: Darwin’s Geological Work in the Galápagos Island

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Browne

AEON: Does life have a purpose?

Huffpost Tech: The Natural History Museum and Google Just Released 300,000 Digital Specimens Online

GOOGLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Berlin Natural History Museum’s Giraffatitan

GOOGLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Berlin Natural History Museum’s Giraffatitan

Embryo Project: Fruit Fly Life Cycle

NICHE: International Timber Thieves of Northwestern Ontario

Science League of America: The Two Dixons

History of Geology: Of Love and Lava: A Geomythological Tale of Kilauea

CHEMISTRY:

Rose Stern was the first woman member of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain & Ireland h/t CHF

Rose Stern was the first woman member of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain & Ireland h/t CHF

 Yovisto: Christian Friedrich Schönbein and the Ozone

c&en: The Nazi origins of deadly nerve gases

Royal Society of Chemistry: Welcome to 175 Faces of Chemistry

Smithsonian.com: Here’s What It Was Like to Discover Laughing Gas

AHF: Gilbert N. Lewis

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Irish Examiner: Boole biographer receives award for maths dedication

INDIEGOGO: Raising Horizons: 200 years of Trowelblazing Women: Donate!

Recipes Project: Stone Soup: A New Project About Recipes and Communities

Science & Technology Studies: Volume 29 Issue 3 Table of Contents

Notches: Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

The Recipes Project: Recipes in Manuscript Miscellanies

Early Modern France: Printing & Books in Early Modern Europe – a bibliography

Bowdoin: The Trial of Galileo: A First-Year History Seminar Re-enactment

JHIBLOG: Histories We Repeat

British Library: Win an out-of-hours curator-led tour of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line Deadline 11 November 2016

‘L'Entente cordiale’, an anti-British propaganda poster produced in Germany for a French audience, 1915.

‘L’Entente cordiale’, an anti-British propaganda poster produced in Germany for a French audience, 1915.

Scroll.in: How knowledge travelled from East to West (and back again) in the early modern world

Unwritten Histories: Managing Historical Research: Secondary Sources

Nautilus: Euclid as Founding Father

ESOTERIC:

Atlas Obscura: Dial-a-Ghost on Thomas Edison’s Least Successful Invention: the Spirit Phone

Thomas Edison seated in his laboratory, c. 1904. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-55339)

Thomas Edison seated in his laboratory, c. 1904. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-55339)

BOOK REVIEWS:

NEW BOOKS:

MIT Press: Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing

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Historiens de la santé: Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England

The New York History Blog: New Book Traces History of NYC Traffic Signals

Historiens de la santé: La construction de la médecine arabe médiévale

OUP Blog: Accessible and inaccessible disciplines: why philosophy and science are similar but are treated differently

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Spectator: Muslim magic – Islam has always dabbled in the occult

Iranian celestial globe (1362-63), brass inlaid with silver

Iranian celestial globe (1362-63), brass inlaid with silver

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

BBC News: William Heath Robinson museum set to open

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20 th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Dr Alum Withey: Announcing… ‘The Age of the Beard’

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

University of Kent: Studio 3 Gallery: Curio: Sites of Wonder 30 September–2 December 2016

Tel Aviv Museum of Art: Alchemy of Words: Abraham Abulafia, DADA, Lettrism 16 June–5 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

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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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

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

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

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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 College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

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

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Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

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

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Aldeburgh Cinema: I am Ali Wallace 6 November 2016

IMBd: The Current War in Pre-production

Variety: The Current War

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: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

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

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

COMING SOON: The Watermill Theatre: Frankenstein 31 October–4 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Theatrau SirGâr: STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE 28 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Milton Rooms: Dr Faustus 10-11 November

COMING SOON: Roses Theatre: Dr Faustus 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Young Everyman Playhouse: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Cornerstone Arts Centre:The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 27 October 2016

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

EVENTS:

Royal Society: Revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine 8 November 2016

Bodleian Libraries: The World in a Book 28 October 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Illuminating spectacle on the operatic stage 2 November 2016

Royal Institution: 13 Journeys through space and time 3 November 2016 

Wolfensohn Hall IAS: Lecture: The Institute of Advanced Study: The First Hundred Years 9 November 2016

Wellcome Library: Lecture: Disfiguring disease in medical and popular perceptions: ‘aspectus’ and ‘spectaculum’ 25 October 2016

Manchester Science Festival: Live performance of Jean-Philippe Calvin’s new score to the fascinating 1928 film ‘The Building and Operation of Industrial Museums’ 28 October 2016

American Museum of Natural History: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear 7 November 2016

Manchester Science Festival: Animal kingdom: Stereoscopic images of natural history

Manchester Science Festival: Capturing science: Images past and present

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Ingenuity and Craft Culture in Early Modern London

Whipple Museum, Cambridge: Festival of Ideas: Space Oddities 

Whipple Museum, Cambridge: Festival of Ideas: High Seas at the Whipple

Whipple Museum, Cambridge: Educating the Eyes: Geometrical Models and their Makers, 1860-1890

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

The Recipes Project: Announcing… Our 2nd Annual Transcribathon! 9 November 2016

Wellcome Collection: UK Medical Heritage Library Symposium 27 October 2016

UCL: CELL: Workshop & Drinks: The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR)

Churchill College Cambridge: Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb 15 November 2016

 

University of Bradford: Lecture: A Bradford Community Pharmacy Prescription Book 7 November 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: Capturing science: Images past and present 20-30 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: Animal kingdom: Stereoscopic images of natural history 20-30 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: John Dalton: Father of science 20-30 October 2016

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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

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

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

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

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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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 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

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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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

The Astronomer  Workshop of Albrecht Dürer

The Astronomer
Workshop of Albrecht Dürer

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Wired: Nikola Tesla and Wireless Charging

Youtube: Philosophie de la santé: la fonction soignante en partage – Cynthia Fleury

Vimeo: CHF: Death and Taxidermy

Youtube: Weekly Space Hangout: Dr Voula Saridakis of @histastro

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Invention of Radio

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The 12th Century Renaissance

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: John Dalton

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BBC Radio 4: Start the Week: Discussion of Ed Yong’s I Contain Multitudes & Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Has Ever Lived with the authors

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

The Ordered Universe Project: Being Human Festival 2016 Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter 18 November 2016 Heaven’s Above! – Interactive Exhibition 19 November 2016

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences: Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences 14–16 November 2016

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Conference: Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects 2121 November 2016

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

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Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: Matter at the Crossroads: Literature and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England 26 November 2016

Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware: CfP: Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture 17–18 November 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: History of Medicine Seminars Michaelmas Term 2016

Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik at Humboldt University, Berlin: Conference: On the epistemic Dimension of Color in the Sciences 17–18 November 2016

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Matter at the Crossroads: Literature and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England 25 November 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

University of Pittsburgh: Speakers series in the Philosophy of Science and Descartes Day October 15 2016

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

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI): The Past, Present and Future of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies 29 November 2016

Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities: Conference: Philosophy and History of Open Science 30 November–1 December 2016

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Towards Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies Conference 15 October 2016

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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

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 St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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 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 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

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

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 

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

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

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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

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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

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

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

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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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

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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

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

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

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

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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

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

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

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

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 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

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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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Pittsburgh: Fellowships: Center for Philosophy of Science

History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology: Invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship for Fall 2017 in Science and Technology Policy with an emphasis on Public Policy

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Department II: “Writing-Up” Predoctoral Scholarship

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships 2017/18

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Universität Göttingen: stellt in der Zentralen Kustodie zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt für 24 Monate eine/einen wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter mit dem Schwerpunkt „Ausstellen“

ICHC Conference 2017 Belo Horizonte: Travel Grants Deadline 30 October 2016

University of Kent: Lecturer in Early Modern European History (1450–1700) – historians of science welcome to apply!

Adler Planetarium: Zooniverse GLAM/Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation: Applications for these three Lemelson Center fellowship/grant programs are due December 1, 2016

Science Museum Group: Want to project manage moving a museum collection?

University of Durham: Lecturer in Philosophy (2 Posts)

 

 

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