Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #14

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 #14

Monday 21 November 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The world is going to hell in a bucket but we still bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list with all the histories of science, technology and medicine that the tide swept up on the banks of the Internet over the last seven days.

In my other guise as the author of the Renaissance Mathematicus I have often blogged about the phenomenon of practitioners of science, who are not as well known as the deserve to be. This of course raises the question, who should actually be better known and why? A serious candidate is the seventeenth and early eighteenth century German scholar Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the tercentenary of whose death was on 14 November. This led to 2017 being named Leibniz Year in Germany but even in the land of his birth this did not excite much interest outside of expert scholarly circles.

If English speaking people, who are not professional philosophers, have heard of Leibniz then most of them only because of his rather spectacular priority/plagiarism dispute with Isaac Newton over the invention/discovery (choose your term according to your preferred philosophy of mathematics) of the calculus. The term polymath is often abused but if anyone is a true polymath then it is Leibniz. Leibniz, for a large part of his life a professional librarian, was a philosopher, a mathematician, a historian, a physicist, an astronomer, a geologist, an inventor, a theologian, a diplomat, a psychologist, a lawyer, a logician, a linguist, a philologist, a palaeontologist, a biologist and a one man international communications hub whose correspondence contains 15 000 letters exchanged with 1100 correspondents. What is most important is that his contributions in a large number of these areas are anything but trivial.

He is alongside Newton one of the greatest mathematicians of the seventeenth century. The modern physics that emerged during the eighteenth century, whilst based largely on the works of Newton, also contains a substantial contribution from Leibniz. He invented a calculating machine, which although it never really functioned contains the stepped drum, Leibniz’s own invention, which would later become the heart of the first generation of commercially successful calculating machines. Leibniz is an important enlightenment philosopher, whose works are part of the European Philosophical cannon. I could go on but you should have got the general picture by now.

The real question is why this intellectual giant, and that is a description with little hyperbole, remains a name largely only known to experts. Even given this major anniversary I have only stumbled across a small handful of articles this week and the most of them are in German. However I hope it might encourage one or other of you to take a closer look at this fascinating scholar.

A last comment is that Leibniz is a serious candidate for the wearer of the most spectacular wigs in the early modern period. 1980’s glam metal hair is pathetic in comparison.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz died 14 November 1716 Portrait by Christoph Bernhard Francke Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz died 14 November 1716
Portrait by Christoph Bernhard Francke
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 “Love is to be delighted by the happiness of someone, or to experience pleasure upon the happiness of another.” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Slate: The Philosopher Who Helped Create the Information Age

Gresham College: Curves in Honour of Leibniz’s Tercentenary

Technology Review: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: “Anders hätte Gott sie gar nicht erschaffen können”

Deutschlandradio Kultur: In nahezu allen Wissensgebieten zuhause

La recherché du bonheur: Leibniz “Societas Philadelphica”

Frankfurter Allgemeine: Schönschrift war nicht seine Sache

Quotes of the week:

 “If some of us want to throw around some “neo-” words, then I’m thinking “Neonazi” is a good one for getting a good airing these days” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

“The shores of ignorance grow as the island of knowledge grows” – Marcelo Gleiser h/t @bstorax

“If you care to inflict a beautiful tender trauma on your child by all means read them Oscar Wilde’s tale The Happy Prince (1888)” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“For no one can bypass the science of triangles and reach a satisfying knowledge of the stars” – Regiomontanus (1464)

“I mean “John Hughes”, come ON. How is ANYONE supposed to research him? Parents, give your kids rare names. Do it for future historians” – Anton Howes (@antonhowes)

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“I wonder if my revived interest in the history and philosophy of science is because I’m gettin’ old” – Matthew R. Francis (@DrMRFrancis)

“The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do” – Ted Nelson h/t @CodeWisdom

“Happy wondering what joker put international men’s day and word toilet day on the same day” – Alice Bell (@alicebell)

“It’s still November: there should NOT be Xmas carols on the radio!” – Elaine Chalus (@EHChalus)

A new contender in my ongoing quest for 'Most supercilious, impossible to follow up old-school footnote' – Richard O’Brien (@notrockyhorror)

A new contender in my ongoing quest for ‘Most supercilious, impossible to follow up old-school footnote’ – Richard O’Brien (@notrockyhorror)

Birthdays of the Week:

Frederick G. Banting born 14 November 1891

Oil painting of Banting in 1925 by Tibor Polya, now in the possession of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada Source: Wikimedia Commons

Oil painting of Banting in 1925 by Tibor Polya, now in the possession of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Frederick G. Banting – Biographical

Wallifaction: Frederick Banting, Artist

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CHF: Distillations: Sickening Sweet

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Leo Hendrick Baekeland born 14 November 1863

1916 photograph of Leo Hendrik Baekeland Source: Wikimedia Commons

1916 photograph of Leo Hendrik Baekeland
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ACS: Leo Hendrick Baekeland and the Invention of Bakelite

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Leo Baekeland

Yovisto: Leo Baekland and the Beginning of the Plastic Age

William Herschel born 15 November 1738 

William Herschel 1785 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Herschel 1785 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ing.iac.es: Frederick William Herschel (1738–1822)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Herschel

Louis Daguerre born 18 November 1785

Portrait of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Making Photography Really Operational – Louis Daguerre

Youtube: Louis Daguerre The Camera

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Edwin Hubble born 20 November 1889

Edwin Hubble Source

Edwin Hubble
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Yovisto: The Universe goes beyond the Milky Way – Edwin Hubble contributions to Astronomy

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edwin Hubble

Hubble Space Telescope: Erwin Powell Hubble – The man who discovered the cosmos

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Drawing by Maria Clara Eimmart (1676 – 1707)

Drawing by Maria Clara Eimmart (1676 – 1707)

Yovisto: Mariner 9 – The first Spacecraft to reach another planet

Linda Hall Library: The Face of the Moon

The Washington Post: Who could stop nuclear war in the Trump era? These scientists

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

Open Mind: The Priest Who Invented The Big Bang

Atlas Obscura: Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls

Giovanni Domenico Cassini’s floorplan of San Petronio, showing the meridian line. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Giovanni Domenico Cassini’s floorplan of San Petronio, showing the meridian line. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Astronomy Magazine: The woman who named the moon and clocked variable stars

Yovisto: Eugene Wigner and the Structure of the Atomic Nucleus

AHF: Eugene Wigner

AIP: Eugene Wigner

Yovisto: Giovanni Riccioli – a man of Encyclopedic Knowledge

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jean-Antoine Nollet

Hawksbees Electrical Machine by Jean-Antoine Nollet Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hawksbees Electrical Machine by Jean-Antoine Nollet
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Robert Bacher

Leiden Observatory: In memoriam: Hendrik Christoffel van de Hulst

Yovisto: The Flight of Alan Shepard

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

History Today: Atlantis at its Prime, 1896

Linda Hall Library: Ice Victorian Romance

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: Curious Objects: A correct globe with the new discoveries; A correct globe with ye new constelations of Dr Halley &c

The Guardian: The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures

The Island of California

The Island of California

flourish.org: The Upsidedown Map Page

stevenberlinjohnson: Small World After All

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Londonist: The Best Old Maps of London

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Mandeville

Full-page portrait of Sir John Mandeville. Created 1459

Full-page portrait of Sir John Mandeville. Created 1459

The National Library of Wales: A world class map collection

 MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The Scotsman: How 7 women battled for the right to study medicine in Edinburgh

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Thomas Morris: A most fortunate escape

Diseases of Modern Life: ‘Drooping with the Century’: Fatigue and the Fin de Siècle

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: HMS LXX: 70 Years of Women at Harvard Medical School

Thomas Morris: Attempted suicide by spoon

AEON: Visiting your leg

Brought to Light: St. Joseph College of Nursing

Sister M. Frida and researchers in the Pathology Laboratory, circa 1939. St. Joseph College of Nursing collection.

Sister M. Frida and researchers in the Pathology Laboratory, circa 1939. St. Joseph College of Nursing collection.

MedHum – Daily Dose: “Not Dead Yet!” Medieval Medicine Beyond Monty Python

Historical Texts: UK Medical Heritage Portal

Peter McCandless, History and Other Stuff: “We Have Conquered Infectious Disease!”

Nursing Clio: Is Your Doctor Experimenting On You?

Thomas Morris: A bit of a headache

Mittelalter: A Closer Look at the Zodiac and Phlebotomy Men in Wellcome MS 8004

Phlebotomy Man, The Physician’s Handbook: English medical and astrological compendium 1454, Credit: London, Wellcome Library, MS 8004, fol. 18r. License: CC BY 4.0.

Phlebotomy Man, The Physician’s Handbook: English medical and astrological compendium
1454, Credit: London, Wellcome Library, MS 8004, fol. 18r. License: CC BY 4.0.

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Recent Additions to the Warren Anatomical Museum

Contagions: The Case for Louse-Transmitted Plague

NYAM: Blood Transfusion: 350 Years

Lapham’s Quarterly: Map: Contagion – A brief history of malaria, leprosy, and smallpox

History: Remembering the First Native American Woman Doctor

Recipes Project: Movember: Men’s Health in Eighteenth-Century Recipe Collections

Remedia: Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

Students Standing at Attention at Albuquerque Indian School (ca. 1910)

Students Standing at Attention at Albuquerque Indian School (ca. 1910)

Nature: European diseases left their mark on First Nations’ DNA

Thomas Morris: Mother knows best

New York Magazine: A Mad Doctor and a 19th-Century Medical Mystery We’re Still Learning From Today

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Documenting and preserving the Warren Anatomical Museum’s medical wet specimen collection

Slate: How to Tell If You’re Dead

Yovisto: Leopold Auenbrugger and Diagnosis by Percussion

Leopold Auenbrugger and his wife Source: Wikimedia Commons

Leopold Auenbrugger and his wife
Source: Wikimedia Commons

DW: Surgeon behind first successful heart transplant in United States dies

Dangerous Minds: Arsenic and Old Lace: When Women’s Clothing Could Actually Kill You

Atlas Obscura: Mütter Museum

Notches: Technological Perspectives on Pregnancy, Birth (Control), and Fertility

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Herbert Eugene Ives and the Ives-Stilwell Experiment

The Charlotte Observer: Antique phonographs offer the sound of nostalgia to fan

Huffpost Tech: How An 1860’s Experiment Transformed Modern Shipping

The Vintage News: Crusader-era hand grenade found in Israel

Atlas Obscura: Nazi Rocket Test Site

Conciatore: Sara Vincx

Hakai Magazine: The Dark Side of Lighthouses

Lighthouse keepers have always faced risks, but historical keepers faced a lot more of them. Photo by Phil Rees/Alamy Stock Photo

Lighthouse keepers have always faced risks, but historical keepers faced a lot more of them. Photo by Phil Rees/Alamy Stock Photo

AHF: Jose Baca

Yovisto: Doug Engelbart and the Computer Mouse

Smithsonian.com: This 6,000-Year-Old Amulet Is an Ancient Metal Marvel

Atlas Obscura: Striking Photos of Philadelphia’s Abandoned Power Stations

The New York Times: Jay W. Forrester Dies at 98; a Pioneer in Computer Models

Science Museum: The Silver Swan

The Silver Swan. Credit: The Bowes Museum

The Silver Swan. Credit: The Bowes Museum

 

Dr Charlotte Mathieson: Writing a Transport History of the Great Exhibition I: Introductory Thoughts

The Atlantic: 17 of the Best Internet Reactions to the Original iPhone

Verso: The Brave New (and Old) World of Data

History of the BBC: Watching at home

English Heritage: Top 10 Toilets Through Time

Interesting ad for "gullies" in late C19th asylum construction book "Stench, silth and grease traps" (@RCPSGlibrary)

Interesting ad for “gullies” in late C19th asylum construction book “Stench, silth and grease traps” (@RCPSGlibrary)

Yovisto: Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Charles Lyell and the Principles of Geology

James Ungureanu: Visions of Science: Charles Lyell

FiveThirtyEight: How Do We Know When a Hunk of Rock Is Actually a Stone Tool

Geri Walton: Hans and Marguerite: The Elephants of France

Smithsonianm.com: Preserve and Protect: How Paleontologists Care for Their Long-Dead High-Maintenance Stars

Notches: Archives of Desire: Sexualisation of Girlhood During Edwardian Times

Forbes: The Bronze Age Eruption That Ended the First European Civilisation

The Aegean Sea with the Cyclades islands. The islands of volcanic origin (shown in orange), including Santorini, form a line that follows the borders of two large tectonic plates. Image from the Physical Atlas by Heinrich Berghaus, published 1838-48. (Photo by David Bressan)

The Aegean Sea with the Cyclades islands. The islands of volcanic origin (shown in orange), including Santorini, form a line that follows the borders of two large tectonic plates. Image from the Physical Atlas by Heinrich Berghaus, published 1838-48. (Photo by David Bressan)

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Time and Space

BBC Earth: The other person that discovered evolution, besides Darwin

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2016

The Return of Native Nordic Fauna: Learning to live in the multi-species city

Tetrapod Zoology: The Ridiculous Nasal Anatomy of Giant Horned Dinosaurs

Credit: Darren Naish

Credit: Darren Naish

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Asa Gray

The New York Times: Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find New Evidence

environmentandsociety.org: Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Politics: Case Studies from Canada and Western Europe Free ebook

The New Inquiry: Lady Science no. 26(1): Plants, Domesticity, and the Female Poisoner

The Quirky Traveller: A dash of history & culture in the Rocky Mountains

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Joseph Black and the Discovery of Carbon Dioxide

Yovisto: Elmer McCollum and the Vitamins

Yovisto: Humphry Davy and the Electrolysis

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips

AHF: George Kistiakowsky

Nobelprize.org: Karl von Frisch – Biographical

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Indiegogo: Contributions: Raising Horizons: 200 years of Trowelblazing Women

Enfilade: London’s Blue Plaques Turn 150

History of Psychiatry: December 2016: Table of Contents

The Recipes Project: New Digital Tools for the History of Medicine and Religion in China

in propria persona: The Statute of Anne: “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning

Smithsonian.com: Why the U.S, Government Brought Nazi Scientists to America After World War II

Wernher von Braun, one of the architects of the Apollo program, was a Nazi scientist brought to the U.S. in secret in 1945. (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-government-brought-nazi-scientists-america-after-world-war-ii-180961110/#het5Y3MhLQraAXpQ.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Wernher von Braun, one of the architects of the Apollo program, was a Nazi scientist brought to the U.S. in secret in 1945. (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center)
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-government-brought-nazi-scientists-america-after-world-war-ii-180961110/#het5Y3MhLQraAXpQ.99
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Yovisto: Jean Baptiste le Rond d’Alembert and the Great Encyclopedy

AEON: Bookish fools

Past & Present: Volume 230 suppl 11 2016: The Social History of the Archive: Record-Keeping in Early Modern Europe: Table of Contents

Our World in Data: Books

The Atlantic: Progress Isn’t Natural

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Never say Never!

Grace Hopper working on the Harvard Mark I Source: Harvard Gazette

Grace Hopper working on the Harvard Mark I
Source: Harvard Gazette

Kairos: Journal of Philosophy of Science: Volume 16 Issue 1 (October 2016) Table of Contents

Yovisto: Pierre Bayle – Forerunner of the Age of Enlightenment

Smithsonian.com: How Experts Are Digitizing Ancient Manuscripts

The #EnvHist Weekly

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Blink: Brahma in the Lighthouse

The Royal Institution: Share your memories of the Christmas Lectures

NY Public Library: Digital Collections

MIT News: Apollo code developer Margaret Hamilton receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Huffpost Living: The Blog: The Invention of Science: How The Very First Fact Came to Be

The Inquiry: Lady Science no. 26(2): Lady Wranglers

Yovisto: Yuri Knorozov and the Decipherment of the Mayan Language

The Atlantic: The Science Fiction that Came Before Science

ESOTERIC:

The Recipes Project: Dung? Alchemy Is Full of It

Conciatore: Women in Alchemy

Antonio Neri, 1598-1600, MS Ferguson 67, f. 25r.

Antonio Neri, 1598-1600,
MS Ferguson 67, f. 25r.

History of Alchemy: Episode 77: Sir Francis Bacon

BOOK REVIEWS:

Good Reads: Karl Galle’s Reviews: Johann Schöner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study

Geographical: Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World by Philip Hatfield

The Guardian: Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler review – a crass and dangerously inaccurate account

H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences: Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th–17th century)

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SomeBeans: The Invention of Science by David Wootton

La Presse: L’odyssée des illusions: le crie du coeur de Jean Lemire

Nature: Public Health: Gore and glory

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886-1916

Johns Hopkins University Press: Life Histories of Genetic Disease

Faith and Wisdom in Science: Let There Be Science

Historiens de la santé: Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term

Chicago Tonight: Authors Debate Charles Darwin’s Theories, Work in a New Book

British Library Shop: A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

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Routledge: The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

Princeton University Press: Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Stephen Pearce

The Guardian: Hair-raising tales: Exhibition recalls Victorian beard craze

History Extra: A brief history of beards

A cartoon depicting a man making fun of another who is being close-shaved, c1800. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A cartoon depicting a man making fun of another who is being close-shaved, c1800. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

the iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty: A Curator’s Curiosity at an L:A. Landmark Transformed into an Exhibition on Alchemy

Hyperallergic: The Transformative Influence of Alchemy on Art

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

BBC News: Dippy dinosaur’s national tour stops announced

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Ashmolean Museum: Power and Protection 20 October 2016–15 January 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

Eleanor Cook: An Art Students Experience of an Anatomy Dissection Room

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Teylers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

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

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

CLOSING SOON: University of Kent: Studio 3 Gallery: Curio: Sites of Wonder 30 September–2 December 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 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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

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

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

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

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

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

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

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

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

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

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

CLOSING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 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

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

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 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

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

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

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

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Astronomy Magazine: New trailer for Hidden Figures will pull on your heartstrings

Women Make Movies: Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, and The Future Makers

Anesthesiology News: Laughing Gas at the Movies: From the Silents to “Blue Velvet”

Open Culture: Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

Perisphere Theater: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 30 November–11 December 2016

Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen 4 December 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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

Theatre Royal, York: Frankenstein 3-26 November 2016

EVENTS:

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh 7 December 2016

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

The Linnean Society: Lecture: Founder’s Day – The Invention of Nature 2 December 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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University of Manchester: Events at Central Library: Healing Histories – An Exhibition of Medical Marvels 12 December 2016

Society of Antiquities of London: Fourth Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture of the Scientific Instrument Society: Professor Emilie Savage-Smith “Of Making Globes There Seems No End” 25 November 2016

V&A: The Gilbert Lecture 2016: Paula Findlen 30 November 2016

University of Oxford: Hakluyt Society: Lecture: Voyages, Traffiques, Discoveries: Three Stories from the Age of Exploration 25 November 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Hakluyt and the Renaissance discovery of the world 2425 November 2016

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge: H.G: Wells Lunchtime Readings 4, 11, 18, 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

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Saraswati – the Indian Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge, Learning, Music and Arts by Raja Ravi Varma

Saraswati – the Indian Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge, Learning, Music and Arts by Raja Ravi Varma

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

Scientific America: Urban Engineering in 1916: Science and Technology for the City

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: Aby Warburg: Archive of Memory (26 minutes, 2003)

Youtube: The Royal Society: The Accidental Death of John Tyndall – Objectivity #93

Atlas Obscura: Watch How Globes Were Made in 1955 in This North London Workshop

Open Culture: Glass: The Oscar-Winning “Perfect Short Documentary” on Dutch Glassmaking (1958)

Laughing Squid: How Cartographer Marie Tharp Help Scientists Understand Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics

Youtube: The Last Steps – A Really Great Story

IEEE.tv: AMPEX

TED: Steven Johnson: How play leads to great inventions

Vimeo: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language

RADIO & PODCASTS:

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 240. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Albert the Great’s Natural Philosophy

Erik Davis: Alchemical Fantasy

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 28: Janice Fontanella, Building the Erie Canal

soundcloud: Mosaic Science Podcast: The man who gave himself away

CHF: Distillations: Second Skin: The Unexpected Origin of the Sports Bra

Radio 4: Drama: Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 2017

BSHS: Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

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

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

Università Delgi Studi di Udine: EmoBookTrade: Kick-off Conference 30 November 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Cité de la Santé, Toulouse: Conférence: Histoire de la prévention du VIH 28 novembre 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences: Call for Contribution: Histories of Human Regeneration Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

 

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

TURRIANO: ICOHTEC BOOK PRIZE

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

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

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

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

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 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 2017hakluyt-essayScience 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

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

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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: 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

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

 

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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:

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:

Canada Science and Technology Museums: Technical Support Officer

Bodleian Libraries: Applications for the 2017-18 Visiting Fellowships are accepted from 17 October 2016

University of Bristol: Reader/Chair in Environmental History

Durham University: Three-year PhD studentship in the new field of philosophy of social technology, starting in October 2017 Deadline 12 January 2017

LuEsther T. Mertz Library: Humanities Institute: Fellowship Program

Yale University: Lecturer in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #14

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