Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #16

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 #16

Monday 05 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Into December and the St Nicholas Eve edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could chase up around the Internet over the last seven days.

We all live in the nuclear age, a period that on the grand scale is surprisingly short. Although the ancient Greek atomists hypothesised fundamental particles of matter sometime around the sixth century BCE the theory, which drifted in and out of fashion, remained purely speculative until John Dalton began to put it on a scientific footing at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Even after Dalton the theory remained controversial until the early twentieth century when various people such as Henry Moseley and Niels Bohr put it onto a more solid footing. Around the same time Henri Becquerel and Pierre and Marie Curie began to investigate and explain radioactivity and radioactive decay.

Things picked up at this point and famously on 12 September 1933 Leó Szilárd discovered the principle of the nuclear chain reaction whilst waiting at a traffic light on the corner of Southampton Row in London. On 2 December 1942 to quote Gene Dannen, “Leo Szilard’s ‘impossible’ vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality” when Enrico Fermi fired up the world’s first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago’s sports arena

From here the physicists and the engineers would go on to develop both nuclear weapons and civil nuclear energy. The former have always been damned but the latter has been both regarded as a blessing and a curse. Today, for example, China is following an aggressive policy of nuclear power expansion, whilst Germany, following the Fukushima disaster, has decided to phase out its nuclear power programme completely replacing it with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.

What of the future?

The world’s first nuclear reactor was initiated 2 December 1942

On December 2, 1942, Leo Szilard's 'impossible' vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality: CP-1 – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

On December 2, 1942, Leo Szilard’s ‘impossible’ vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality: CP-1 – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

Yovisto: The First Self-Sustained Nuclear Chain Reaction

AHF: Chicago Pile-1

AHF: Chicago Pile-1: Ushering in the Atomic Age

Library of Congress: Today in History – December 2 Nuclear Fission

Quotes of the week:

 In a time when lies rule it cant be enough for history just to walk its readers down memory lane; our pages need to fight for truth – Simon Schama (@simon_schama)

This reminds me that Khrushchev said that “historians are dangerous people” – and, for our sakes, we need them to be dangerous – Danny Vincent (@DannyDudlow)

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“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.”– Claude Lévi-Strauss h/t @Yovisto

“A truth that’s told with bad intent

Beats all the lies you can invent.” -William Blake

“I say, George, damned odd play, this. It’s full of quotations!” – a soldier overheard in 1829 seeing Romeo & Juliet for the first time h/t @greg_jenner

women-quote

FOOD SCIENTIST: we bred this corn to have less rigid stoma

ME: Stoma?

FS: Pores for breathing essentially

ME: So this is…soft pore corn? – Elle Noël (@ElleOhHell)

“Taxonomy is just our way of making sense of a mess” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t” – Mark Twain h/t @Yovisto

“Academia now produces writing literally faster than any sane person can keep up with reading it, let alone assimilating it to their own work” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

"the Colon and Semicolon are frequently used promiscuously" h/t @SLevelt

“the Colon and Semicolon are frequently used promiscuously” h/t @SLevelt

“The earliest known reference to someone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660” – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

“Plotinus seems like a guy who would have seen the face of Plato in a piece of flatbread, and then eaten it to become more philosophical” – M.A.D: Moore (@Atticist)

“Science is built up of facts as a house is with stones. Collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house” – Poincare h/t @bstorax

“Let’s get on with Brexit. Bring the expats back from Spain and get them picking vegetables in Lincolnshire” – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

Birthday of the Week:

The Royal Society was founded in Gresham College 28 November 1660

Gresham College, engraving by George Vertue, 1740

Gresham College, engraving by George Vertue, 1740

Yovisto: The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge

Royal Museums Greenwich: Spirit of enquiry; Samuel Pepys and the Royal Society

The Royal Society: History

 

The first Pulsar was discovered 28 November 1967

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Cosmic Search: Little Green Men, White Dwarfs or Pulsars?

Yovisto: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the Discovery of Pulsars

Cambridge Physics: Pulsars: Bell and Hewish, 1968

amphilsoc:org: The Discovery of Pulsars and the Aftermath

Jagdish Chandra Bose born 30 November 1858

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C-Net: Google Doodle celebrates scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose

John Ray born 29 November 1627

John Ray, by unknown artist Source NPG via Wikimedia Commons

John Ray, by unknown artist
Source NPG via Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A boy from Essex who made good

 

Yovisto: John Ray and the Classification of Plants

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 

 

Yovisto: Otto von Guericke and the Horror of Vacuum

Engraving by Caspar Schott Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engraving by Caspar Schott
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Oppenheimer the Teacher

Smithsonian.com: Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars

Yovisto: Christian Doppler and the Doppler Effect

Yovisto: Ernst Chladni – The Father of Acoustics

AHF: Philip Abelson

Nobelprize.org: Gustaf Dalén – Biographical

Apparently as a young man, Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén-b. 30 November 1869-was a bit of a hipster – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Apparently as a young man, Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén-b. 30 November 1869-was a bit of a hipster – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Forbes: A History of Cataloging The Heavens: The International Astronomical Union’s New Star Catalog

Whipple Library Books Blog: U is for the Universe

Smithsonian.com: For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later

AHF: Louis Slotin

EurekAlert! Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

Tycho Brahe Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tycho Brahe
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SDU: Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

Scienmag: Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

San Marino Tribune: The Story of Grace Lillian Burke Hubble

Universe Today: Who Was Giovanni Cassini?

National Maritime Museum: Sundials

ibiblio.org: Greek Astronomy: The Revival of an Ancient Science

Atlas Obscura: Discover the Perfect Sundial Motto to Describe Your Mortality

Translated from the Latin, “The hours perish and are reckoned.” NABOKOV/CC BY-SA 3.0

Translated from the Latin, “The hours perish and are reckoned.” NABOKOV/CC BY-SA 3.0

Library of Congress: Tian wen lue (Summary of Astronomy) 1615

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Luigi Galvani: The Man Behind Animal Electricity

AHF: Samuel Goudsmit

Muslim Heritage: Ottoman Contributions to Science and Technology

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Macro-Typography: Vatican Mappamundi

Hearth Tax Online: London Hearth Tax Mapping: A ‘Charles Booth’ for the Seventeenth Century?

Atlas Obscura: Found: An Intricate 17th-Century Map, Stuffed Into a Chimney

BBC News: Rare antique map used as draught excluder is restored

The map has been restored to reveal its "detailed splendour"

The map has been restored to reveal its “detailed splendour”

Smithsonian.com: Rare 17th-Centzury Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored

David Rumsey Map Collection: Andrew’s Schoolroom Chart of Geographical Illustrations

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gerard Mercator

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lewis Rutherford and Cleveland Abbe

Star Tribune: Old real estate maps of the Twin Cities contain details of a forgotten history

Gallery: 1914 Plat Maps of downtown Minneapolis, showing the extensive rail lines. TOM WALLACE – STAR TRIBUNE

Gallery: 1914 Plat Maps of downtown Minneapolis, showing the extensive rail lines.
TOM WALLACE – STAR TRIBUNE

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Who Knows Anything? – Journalism, Caesarean Section, and the Production of Knowledge

Early Modern Medicine: Anne Taylor’s Stones

Yovisto: Sir William Henry Flower on Mammals and the Human Brain

Yovisto: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aids

Yovisto: Christine Ladd-Franklin and the Theory of Colour Vision

Christine Ladd-Franklin Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christine Ladd-Franklin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs in a Museum

The Cullen Project: From: Dr William Cullen to: Addressee Unknown Regarding: Mr Strachan (Patient) 30 November 1772

Mosaic: In pictures: AIDS posters

Thomas Morris: The miller’s tale

Atlas Obscura: Bibliomania, the Dark Desire for Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

 

Medical Heritage Library: Insanity, medicine and the law – The case of President Garfield’s assassin, Charles Guiteau

Conciatore: Royal Apothecary

Fresco, early 16th century speziale, Castello di  Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

Fresco, early 16th century speziale,
Castello di Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

 

Medievalists.net: The rebirth of fertility: the Trotula and her travelling companions c. 1200–1450

Thomas Morris: Bunged up

BBC: The strange, gruesome truth about plague pits and the Tube

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Elizabeth Stern’s Cancer Research Has Had a Lasting Impact on Women’s Health

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Jane C. Wright Revolutionized Cancer Research (1919–2013)

Jane C. Wright  National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine, B026210

Jane C. Wright
National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine, B026210

CHF: Distillations: The Filter of Life

OUP Blog: What Burton’s ‘anatomy of Melancholy’ tells us about modern day mood disorders

Yovisto: António Egas Moniz and the Cerebal Angiography

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The Public Domain Review: The Daddy Long Legs of Brighton

Hyperallergic: A One-of-a-Kind Room Fragrancer from Medieval Europe Finally Gets Its Due

Table Fountain (c. 1320–40), gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, opaque enamel (all photos courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art unless otherwise noted)

Table Fountain (c. 1320–40), gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, opaque enamel (all photos courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art unless otherwise noted)

Mark Hill: Was ‘Internet’ First Used for a Transistor Radio?

MIT Technology Review: Four Lessons for Silicon Valley from Its First Startup

History Matters: Talk Tarp, Not Trump: Why I Decided to Write The Biography of a Fabric

The Telegraph: Letter reveals Bletchley Park code breakers secretly thanked by General Eisenhower for “priceless” work

AHF: Project Silverplate

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Car That Won America’s First Auto Race

J. Frank Duryea, left, and race umpire Arthur W. White, right, in the 1895 Duryea during the Chicago Times-Herald race, the first automobile race in the U.S. (Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/#GdIOslif1eOVXTLA.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

J. Frank Duryea, left, and race umpire Arthur W. White, right, in the 1895 Duryea during the Chicago Times-Herald race, the first automobile race in the U.S. (Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/#GdIOslif1eOVXTLA.99
Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

 

The Public Domain Review: Airopaida (1786) – the Narrative of a Balloon Excursion

@Bcast_Md: NBC Chimes

Atlas Obscura: The Long, Politically Fraught History of Seeds in the U.S.

Hagley: Museum Collection: Patent Model Connections

The Conversation: Ancient Syrian bitumen discovered in Anglo-Saxon boat at Sutton Hoo

TNMoC: Winter 1966 in Computer Weekly

The Atlantic: Searching for Lost Knowledge in the Age of Intelligent Machines

A screenshot of Yewno’s inference hub returning a search for “Antikythera Mechanism.” (Yewno)

A screenshot of Yewno’s inference hub returning a search for “Antikythera Mechanism.” (Yewno)

Longreads: Hidebound: The Grisly Invention of Parchment

Yovisto: Peter Carl Goldmark and the Color Television

Financial Times: Big Ben and Liberty Bell maker to close London Foundry

Spitalfields Life: So Long, Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

laststandonzobieisland: They towed the Cold War mine line: The Agile/Aggressive/Dash-class MSOs

ars technica: Forgotten audio formats: Wire Recording

A.V: Club: Meet the 19th Century’s tuition-waiving, gelatin-inventing Renaissance man

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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Yovisto: John Lloyd Stephens and Archaeology of Middle America

Laelaps: The Time 19th Century Paleontologists Punched it Out

Yovisto: The Discovery of the Taung Child

Yovisto: Pierre André Latreille – The Father of modern Entomology

Discovering Necrobia ruficollis while in prison saved Latreille’s life

Discovering Necrobia ruficollis while in prison saved Latreille’s life

Geri Walton: Pierre André Latreille: How a Beetle Saved an Imprisoned Entomologist From the Guillotine

mncn: El arte de conservar las plantas

Atlas Obscura: In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels

The Guardian: The balloonist MP who gave his life foe meteorology

EurekAlert!: The tree of life has its roots in Jena

Pen and Pension: The Greenland Whalers of King’s Lynn

18th Century whaling could be dangerous!

18th Century whaling could be dangerous!

Inverse: Sue the Tyrannosaur Has a Sexual Identity Crises

The Public Domain Review: “Plantscapes” from Kerner von Marilaun’s Pflanzenleben (1887)

Evolving Thoughts: Pritchard on species 2

NOAA History: Giants of Science: Cleveland Abbe

CBC News: Thawing permafrost is altering chemistry of northern rivers, researchers say

 

CHEMISTRY:

Nautilus: Authenticity in the Age of the Fake

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A rose-cut synthetic diamond created using a chemical vapor deposition process. Source: Wikimedia Commons

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A rose-cut synthetic diamond created using a chemical vapor deposition process.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Academic Publishing – Guillem Vidal (@guillemvidal)

Academic Publishing – Guillem Vidal (@guillemvidal)

IEEE History Center Newsletter: Issue 102, November 2016

The Oxford Historian: The Newton Project

The Recipes Project: Moocing About with Ancient Recipes

The Conversation: The absurdity of natural history – or, why humans are ‘fish’

call-for-bloggers

JSTOR: Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

Talking News Media: Library of Congress to become ‘content hub partner’ with the Digital Public Library of America: The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major Library of Congress maps collections

Reading Euclid: Website: ‘Reading Euclid: Euclid’s Elements of Geometry in Early Modern Britain’, an AHRC-funded research project

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Whipple Library Books Blog: R is for the Royal Society and the History of Thomas Sprat

Science Museum: Museum History

ISIS: Volume 107, Number 4 – December 2016 Table of Contents OA: Viewpoint: Clocks to Computers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: History (of Science) Books by Women

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The #EnvHist Weekly

Making Science Public: Making sense of plasticity

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Veins of the Earth

Notches: Maleficent Favourites: Seductive Bewitchment at the English Court

The bewitching George Villiers to whom James VI and I became attached. Michiel van Mierevelt, George Villiers, 1625-6. (Wikimedia Commons)

The bewitching George Villiers to whom James VI and I became attached. Michiel van Mierevelt, George Villiers, 1625-6. (Wikimedia Commons)

Notches: Witchcraft Confessions and Sexual Fantasies during the English Civil War

Routledge: Witchcraft and the Supernatural FreeBook!

NYAM: Found in the Eyes of Rams: The Bezoar and its Powers

BOOK REVIEWS:

New Republic: Who Gets to Be a Science Nerd? The troubling history of popular science

The History of Emotions Blog: The Kingering of the Lost Self. Review: Deborah Lutz ‘Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture’

Journal of the American Revolution: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

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Stanfords: 13 Journeys Through Space and Time

teleskopos: Scientific instruments on display

Chemistry World: The water kingdom

The Dispersal of Darwin: The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre: John Aubrey – Wiltshire’s 17th Century Pioneer

Science Friday: The Best Science Books of 2016

Smithsonian.com: The Best “Art Meets Science” Books of 2016

Financial Times: Best books of 2016: Science

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Waldemar  Mordekhaï Haffjine (1860-1930). Biographie intellectuelle

Historiens de la santé: De la naissance et des pères

W. W. Norton: The Species Seekers

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Historiens de la santé: Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland

Historiens de la santé: Lettres 1904–1937

OUP: Phenomenology of Illness

Historiens de la santé: La grammaire intérieure. Une sociologie historique de la psychanalyse

ART & EXHIBITIONS

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

The H-Word: Three free exhibitions for history of science enthusiasts

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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 

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:

Motherboard: Rocket Opera Pays Homage to Women of the Space Race

Perisphere Theater: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 30 November–11 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

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh

University of Greenwich: Carry van Lieshout on London’s Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century 89 December 2016 

National Museum of Scotland: Stereoscopy an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography 5–18 December 2016

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

University of Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies Annual Lecture: After the Silk Roads: Asia, Europe, and the Discovery of the Americas 8 December 2016

The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret: Talk: The Artist and the Anatomist 8 December 2016

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

CHM Live: The Process: Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum in Conversation with Science Fiction Author David Gerrold 14 December 2016

Paderborn University: Round-table: Émilie du Châtelet – 310 Anniversary 13 December 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: 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

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

 

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

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

Wellcome Collection: Glimpses of life inside the asylum 7 December 2016

 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Robert Walter Weir The Microscope Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Walter Weir The Microscope
Yale University Art Gallery

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VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Electrical Furniture – Objectivity #25

Youtube: HHMI BioInteractive Video: The Making of a Theory: Darwin, Wallace, and Natural Selection

Youtube: The National Gallery: Painting Stars – Star Trail

Youtube: The National Gallery: Stargazing – Star Trail

Youtube: Loughborough University: Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data

Youtube: Al-Massir – Water Telescope

Youtube: NICHE: Nature’s Past Episode 55: Asbestos Mining and Environmental Health

Youtube: Alliterative: Etymology: Word History Connections

The Public Domain Review: Opium Destruction, San Francisco (1914)

Youtube: Harvard University: The Place of the Mechanical in Liberal Studies By Ann Blair

Youtube: Minerva Scientifica The Franklin Effect CD launch

Youtube: Helen Arney: THE ELEMENTS – with new elements nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson!

AEON: Marie Tharp: uncovering the secrets of the ocean floor

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Day the Earth Stopped Standing Still

RTÉ Radio 1: Then There Was Light

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: Carlo Rovelli: Reality Is Not What It Seems

BBC Radio 4: The Tarpaulin – A Biography

Institute of Historical Research: Historical Geographies of he Prime Meridian: the Case of France and Britain in the Eighteenth Century

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

Futility Closet: Podcast Episode 129: The Voynich Manuscript

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

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

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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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 2017

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

 

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

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

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)

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

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

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)

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.

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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H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

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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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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

 

 

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Natural History Museum: PhD Studentship: Rapid climate change and bacterial blooms in deep time

Natural History Museum: PhD Studentship: Quantifying population change in UK pollinators using Museum collections

University of Exeter: PhD Funding in World, Global, Colonial, and Imperial History

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Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh: Temporary Herbarium Assistant Events Manager (Maternity Cover) – Learning Technologist

University of Bergen: Post-Doc Philosophy of Science

University of Wisconsin: Assistant Professor of History of Science

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Birkbeck, University of London: PhD Scholarships in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

The Linnean Society: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

University of Copenhagen: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Science

AIP: Associate Historian & Two Oral History Graduate Fellows

 

 

 

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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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