Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #17

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 #17

Monday 12 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

Rolling on towards Christmas we bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all the histories of science, technology and medicine we could round up from the Internet over the last seven days.

On 7 December Google celebrated Ole Rømer’s determination of the speed of light with a Doodle.

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Rather strange was the abysmal level of the reporting on the reasons for this Google Doodle this is typified by this tweet from the Royal Society:

 It was on this day 340 years ago, Danish astronomer, Ole Rømer, first successfully measured the speed of light.

Ole Rømer didn’t measure the speed of light and thus the 7 December was not the 340th anniversary of this feat. As you can read in one or other of the accounts linked below, he determined the speed of light after he had noticed discrepancies in the timings of the eclipses of the Jupiter moon Io. Rømer hypothesised that the discrepancies were caused by the time difference that the light took to reach the earth depending on whether the earth was closer or further away from Jupiter. To test his hypothesis he spent eight years observing the moons of Jupiter and timing their eclipses by the planet.

As he reported to French Royal Academy of Science on 22 August 1676 he was changing the basis of his calculation for the table of eclipses of Io, probably stating as his reason:

This second inequality appears to be due to light taking some time to reach us from the satellite; light seems to take about ten to eleven minutes [to cross] a distance equal to the half-diameter of the terrestrial orbit. [source: Wikipedia]

The original Academy record of his announcement has been lost but there was an anonymous report of his talk published in the Journal des sçavans on 7 December 1676 and it is this anniversary that Google was celebrating.

Ole Rømer at work in his home observatory at t. Kannikestræde in Copenhagen. Cipperplate engraving intended for a never published work by Rømer. After his death it was published in Peder Nielsen Horrebow's Basis Astronomiæ (1735). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ole Rømer at work in his home observatory at t. Kannikestræde in Copenhagen. Cipperplate engraving intended for a never published work by Rømer. After his death it was published in Peder Nielsen Horrebow’s Basis Astronomiæ (1735).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Doodle Archive: 340th Anniversary of the Determination of the Speed of Light

C–Net: Determine the speed of light, and be honoured with a Google Doodle

Why Evolution Is True: Google Doodle honors first measurement of the speed of light

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The speed of light, a spin off from longitude research

Independent: Determination of the speed of light: Who is Ole Roemer and how did he make his discovery?

Google Doodles are not displayed overall in the World but according to a logic, which nobody appears to be able to fathom only in selected countries. The Ole Rømer Doodle was not displayed in Egypt, where instead there was a Google Doodle celebrating the 1113th birthday of the Islamic astronomer Ibn al-Sufi

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Google Doodle Archive: Abd al-Rahman Al-Sufi’s (Azophi) 1113th Birthday

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I wasn’t planning on doing a history of science advent calendar link this year but for those who wish for one, Darin Hayton has an excellent one on his blog. Just click on the Archives for December 2016 and you can read the whole series.

Johannes Stabius’s triangle-shaped labyrinth, one of three labyrinths in his “Figura Labyrinthi” published in 1504. This hand-colored version is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 786#Beibd.2

Johannes Stabius’s triangle-shaped labyrinth, one of three labyrinths in his “Figura Labyrinthi” published in 1504. This hand-colored version is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 786#Beibd.2

Quotes of the week:

 “Nature News challenge the history of science falsehoods, too. History of science falsehoods set unscientific expectations of science” – Alistair Kwan (@libroraaptor)

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them” – Werner Heisenberg

 “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan h/t @SteveMcCluskey

Croucher’s Law – Mike Crocher (@walkingrandomly)

Croucher’s Law – Mike Crocher (@walkingrandomly)

“Who would not shudder in horror and choose to die if offered the choice between…death or undergoing childhood all over again?”– Augustine h/t @GuyLongworth

“If you’re worried about immigrants changing British culture remember not to put up a Christmas tree” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Anyone who thinks puppies solve all problems clearly isn’t in the process of trying to train one” – Professor Snarky (@ProfSnarky)

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“Note to self: Do not agree to do things w deadline in distant future – deadline always pounces upon you unexpectedly like a lion on prey” – Dolly Jørgensen (@DollyJorgensen)

Marx was very clear about the repetitive nature of historical events: first as tragedy, then as farce, then as “WTF is Trump tweeting now?!” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

“History is NOT a matter of opinion. Fine to be a revisionist but only on the basis of evidence and analysis – not whose side you are on” – Lawrence Freedmsan (@LawDavF)

“Entirely bemused by the idea that people who know nothing slinging nonsense at experts is somehow Debate and that this is A Good Thing” – John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn)

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“Science has ALWAYS been political. Idealizing science as pure objectivity is a political position” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“I remember when Pisa was about everyone gathering together around the fire to unwrap the data. We’ve lost the true meaning of the holiday” – Sarah Cunnane (@Sarah_Cunnane)

“Philosophy is important because without it we could never know whether or not it was possible to know if you really know anything. And the worst part is, you wouldn’t even know that you didn’t know!”

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“When atheist Voltaire on his deathbed was urged by a priest to denounce the devil, he refused, saying he didn’t want to make new enemies” – Kaushik Basu (@kaushikcbasu)

“Of course the world is flat. How else would it fit on a turtle?”

A rare photo of The Flat Earth Society doing maintenance on the Moon. Most likely replacement of the light bulb – djb (@djboptics)

A rare photo of The Flat Earth Society doing maintenance on the Moon. Most likely replacement of the light bulb – djb (@djboptics)

Birthday of the Week:

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz born 5 December 1822

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz – Educator and Naturalist

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

History of American Women: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac born 6 December 1778

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Yovisto: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and his Work on Gases

Youtube: Keeley Hoek: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

J.L. Gay-Lussac & Jean-Baptiste Biot take to the skies in 1804 h/t @bhgross

J.L. Gay-Lussac & Jean-Baptiste Biot take to the skies in 1804 h/t @bhgross

Grace Hopper born 9 December 1908

 Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language). Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)


Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language).
Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Grace Hopper

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Grace Murray Hopper

Yovisto: Grace Hopper and the Programming Languages

Youtube: Grace Hopper on Letterman

Annie Jump Cannon born 11 December 1863

Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Annie Jump Cannon

The Atlantic: This Episode of Neil deGasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ Was for the Ladies

 

Jan Ingenhousz born 8 December 1730

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jan Ingenhousz

Yovisto: Jan Ingenhousz and Photosynthesis

Gemma Frisius born 9 December 1508

Gemma Frisius 17th C woodcut E. de Boulonois Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gemma Frisius 17th C woodcut E. de Boulonois
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Mapping the history of triangulation

Yovisto: The Most Accurate Instruments of Gemma Frisius

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Astronaut John Glenn died 8 December 2016

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch of Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) rocket. Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch of Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) rocket.
Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

The Columbus Dispatch: John Glenn, American Hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95

NYT: On This Day: Glenn Orbits Earth 3 Times

National Geographic: John Glenn, Pioneering Astronaut, Dies at Age 95

Collect Space: Godspeed John Glenn: First American to orbit the Earth dies at 95

Scientific American: John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dis at 95

Air & Space Mag: John Glenn (1921–2016): The passing of an American hero

The Washington Post: John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

The Mercury Seven. Front row, from left: Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn Jr. and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row: Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (NASA)

The Mercury Seven. Front row, from left: Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn Jr. and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row: Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (NASA)

NASA: NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project: John H. Glenn Jr.

Books and Ephemera: Colonel John Glenn…A man in orbit (1963)

Scientific American: My Journey into Space with John Glenn

The Guardian: How three black women helped send John Glenn into orbit

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Werner Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle

AHF: Werner Heisenberg

The Guardian: First edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia set to fetch $1m at auction

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition could sell for up to $1.5m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition could sell for up to $1.5m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

The Guardian: A brief history of Tim Peake’s space capsule to go on display at Science Museum

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Interview

ESA: Space in Images: Unity Docking with Zarya 6 December 1998

Yovisto: George Uhlenbeck and the Electron Spin

Capital Gazette: Seeing stars, again: Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: I wish a certain (tv) star would think before he tweets

AHF: Katherine Way

Katharine "Kay" Way (1903-1995)

Katharine “Kay” Way (1903-1995)

Oakridger: Historically Speaking: Katherine Way and her influence on Oak Ridge

AHF: Japanese Atomic Bomb Project

Yovisto: Astronomer Gerard Kuiper

Bad Astronomy: The Mysterious Case of a Nonexistent Alien Planet Discovered 160 Years Ago

NYT: 9 December 1906: There is Life on the Planet Mars

Yovisto: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – The Father of Diagnostic Radiology

Wikiwand: Adriaan Metius

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Yovisto: Henry Way Kendall and the Scattering of Particles

The Atlantic: Astronomers Are Using Ancient Eclipse Records to Solve a Cosmic Mystery

AHF: James Chadwick

AHF: Walter Zinn

The Royal Institution: Breaking the Laws?

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Transit Orientated: Mini Metro Maps

The metro, subway and underground maps of 220 cities, simplified.

The metro, subway and underground maps of 220 cities, simplified.

arXiv.org: Connecting Harbours. A comparison of traffics networks across ancient and medieval Europe

The Keep: Ordnance Survey maps at The Keep

British Library: Maps and Views blog: MacDonald Gill: original drawing goes on show today

Map History: Cartographic innovations by the early portulan chartmakers

Hakai Magazine: He’s Got the Whole Coast in His Hand

Danish explorer Gustav Holm commissioned this carved map from an Inuit man to gain an understanding of the east coast of Greenland. According to a Danish textbook, this is how the map corresponds to the islands off the coast. Carved map photo courtesy of Greenland National Museum and Archives, illustration by Mark Garrison

Danish explorer Gustav Holm commissioned this carved map from an Inuit man to gain an understanding of the east coast of Greenland. According to a Danish textbook, this is how the map corresponds to the islands off the coast. Carved map photo courtesy of Greenland National Museum and Archives, illustration by Mark Garrison

Hyperallergic: Library of Congress and Digital Public Library of America Launch Partnership with Maps

Olean Times Herald: McElfresh map on national display to remember Perl Harbor

City Lab: A Manufacturing Map of New York, Circa 1919

chartae-antiquae.cz: Virtual Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Thomas Bartholin and the Lymphatic System

Lapham’s Quarterly: Flow Chart: A history of the four humors

Live Science: Black Death ‘Plague Pit’ with 48 Skeletons Is ‘Extremely Rare’ Find

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Phineas Gage 3D Print

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: Trailblazers: Women in Science and Medicine in the Archives

Hilta Ines Christina Pfister (1898-1944)

Hilta Ines Christina Pfister (1898-1944)

Early Modern Medicine: Metaphorical Magnitude

Whipple Library Books Blog: X is for X-ray or just funny bones

The Public Domain Review: The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man

The Guardian: School library book returned more than 120 years late – with no fine

BBC News: History of smallpox called into question

National Geographic: Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus

One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus. PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRIL CACHOVSKIJ, DELFI

One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRIL CACHOVSKIJ, DELFI

Thomas Morris: The venomous boot

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: 16th Century Surgery & Comic Creation

Jack El-Hai: Is There Any Truth to Truth Serum?

Wonders & Marvels: Male Menstruation in Early Modern Medicine

in propia persona: Smallpox inoculation and quarantine in colonial America

Thomas Morris: Killed by his false teeth

general-anaesthesia.com: Horace Wells (1815–1848)

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ozy.com: The Cocaine Addict Who Invented Radical Cancer Surgery

npr: Million-Year-Old ‘Hero Bug’ Emerges From Cave

Providentia: A Spy in Bedlam (Part One)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Photographer Berenice Abbott, 'Woman wiring an early IBM computer' from the Documenting Science series (1938-58)

Photographer Berenice Abbott, ‘Woman wiring an early IBM computer’ from the Documenting Science series (1938-58)

I Programmer: BBC Micro Turns 35

Ptak Science Books: An Early Mechanical-Biological “Interface” – the Perfect Voice, 1878

IEEE Spectrum: Germanium Can Take Transistors Where Silicon Can’t

Ptak Science Books: German Aircraft Losses During WWII

in propria persona: Stepping stone to Internet privacy: the telegraph

Yovisto: The Airplanes of Glenn Luther Martin

Ptak Science Books: Talking Phonographs and Talking Photographs, 1877/8

An early "alternative" use for Edison's newly-invented phonograph ("Punch", London, 1878) h/t John Ptak

An early “alternative” use for Edison’s newly-invented phonograph (“Punch”, London, 1878) h/t John Ptak

The Public Domain Review: Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

New York Times: Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies at 91

laststandonzombieisland: The nicest factory Nagant revolver ever

Yovisto: John Boyd Dunlop and the Inflatable Tire

Conciatore: Roasting the Frit

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Mountain Clamor! Resource Flows and Metal Culture in Early Modern Mining

Yovisto: The Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Yovisto: Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

British Library: Untold lives blog: Anglo-Italian Competition: The sale of military aircraft to Kabul

The Getty: A Brief History of Albumen Silver Prints

Tedium: Lessons From the Video Professor

About Manchester: Did you know the Blackpool Tower came from Newton Heath?

Ptak Science Books: A Submarine Research Platform, 1873

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Whipple Library Books Blog: W is for Ward’s World of Wonder

Ptak Science Books: A Case of Pedestrian Confusion: Adam & Eve, Monkeys, and Darwin (1878)

Smithsonian.com: This Lady Scientist Defined the Greenhouse Effect but Didn’t Get the Credit, Because Sexism

The H-Word: Over 200 years of deadly London air: smogs, fogs, and pea soupers

The Illustrated London News, Volume 10, 1847. The men and boy carrying lighted torches are acting as guides to the carriage and pedestrians: fogs were often so thick it was impossible to see across a street. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

The Illustrated London News, Volume 10, 1847. The men and boy carrying lighted torches are acting as guides to the carriage and pedestrians: fogs were often so thick it was impossible to see across a street. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Academia: Specimen Lists: Artisanal Writing or Natural Historical Paperwork

Notches: The Romantic Concept of Psychological Androgyny

mental_floss: Woolly Mammoth’s Skeleton May Revise Experts’ Timeline of Early America

Atlas Obscura: The Hidden Signs That Mark Britain’s Ghost Forests

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Theodor Schwann

History of Geology: Fantastic Rocks and Where to Find Them – High Pressure Metamorphites

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (ii)

Left—Illustration of how in the Two Spheres Theory water from the watery sphere feeds springs. Right—Illustration of how, even under a more modern view in which the world is mostly earthy material with water in ocean basins on its surface, the ocean is supposed to be higher (at F) than the land, and thus feeds springs (at L). Illustrations from Gaspar Schott’s Anatomia Physico-Hydrostatica Fontium ac Fluminum of 1663

Left—Illustration of how in the Two Spheres Theory water from the watery sphere feeds springs. Right—Illustration of how, even under a more modern view in which the world is mostly earthy material with water in ocean basins on its surface, the ocean is supposed to be higher (at F) than the land, and thus feeds springs (at L). Illustrations from Gaspar Schott’s Anatomia Physico-Hydrostatica Fontium ac Fluminum of 1663

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (iii)

Atlas Obscura: The Popular Victorian Clubs That Yearned To Fill Europe With Hippos

The New York Times: Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change

The Leakey Foundation: The Leakey Family

KEW: About Joseph Hooker

Forbes: Four-Legged 350-Millio-Year-Old Fossils Fill An Evolution Gap

Motherboard: How This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Ended Up in a Burmese Amber Market

National Geographic: First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

The amber specimen containing coelurosaur tail. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

The amber specimen containing coelurosaur tail. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

CNN: ‘Once in a lifetime find’: Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

The Verge: This dinosaur tail in amber reminds birds of their once and future empire

High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

BBC News: ‘Beautiful’ dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

CHEMISTRY:

 Yovisto: Nicolas Leblanc and the Leblanc Process

AHF: Ida Noddack

Conciatore: Fall from Grace

Smithsonian.com: Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

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META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

in propria persona: History and its purpose: the case of the government and the Internet

BSHS: BSHS Engagement Fellowships: Hosts Announced

History of the Human Sciences: “We Should beware anyone who thinks they’ve got an easy application of biology to society” – an interview with Chris Renwick

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet and experimental philosophy 1

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749), French mathematician and physicist Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749), French mathematician and physicist
Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: A 17th-Century Italian’s Encounter with Uzbek Plov

The Society for Nautical Research: The Mariner’s Mirror

The H-Word: Royal Society funds small museums to tell stories of local science “heroes”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: 17th Alma Dea Morani Award Presented to Paula A. Johnson

JHI Blog: Intellectual History and Global Transformations

on risk of: ISO 31000 and Those Who Don’t Know History

Natural History Daily

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Note December 2016

The #EnvHist Weekly

Deutsches Museum: Digital

Planetarium in Armillarsphäre, kopernikanisch, von Desnos, Paris

Planetarium in Armillarsphäre, kopernikanisch, von Desnos, Paris

 

Auxiliary Hypothesis: Popper Prize 2016

Smithsonian.com: What Does It Take to Win a Nobel Prize? Four Winners, in Their Own Words

Yovisto: Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System

Journal of Social History of Medicine & Health: Call for Papers

Library of Congress: Technology at the Library: Getting the Whole Picture

Institute of Engineering and Technology: IET Archive Blog

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Francesco’s Studiolo

The Studiolo of Francesco de' Medici, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

The Studiolo of Francesco de’ Medici,
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

Othmeralia: Johann Rudolf Glauber’s Pharmacopea Spagyrica

BOOK REVIEWS:

 The Guardian: Robin McKie’s best science books of 2016

QI: QI Book of the Year

brainpickings: The Greatest Science Books of 2016

Quartz: Quartz’s favourite books of 2016, reviewed in 25 words or less

Space.com: ‘The Glass Universe’: How Women ‘Computers’ Measured the Stars

The Atlantic: The Women ‘Computers’ Who Revolutionized Astronomy

Wall Street Journal: The Lady Computers

NICHE: Introducing: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

brainpickings: A Voyage in the Clouds: The Heartening Illustrated Story of the First International Flight in 1785

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Academia: Goulet & Gagnon, Histoire de la médecine au Québec. 1800-2000

Popular Science: Welcome to the Universe

Notches: Sex and the Devil: An Interview with Laura Stokes

Popular Science: Are Numbers Real – Brian Clegg

Slate: “Inexplicable, Terrible, and Capricious”: A history of scurvy, the mysterious disease that haunted the age of exploration

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

CUP: Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Sciences

Bibnum: Méthodes nouvelle pour diagnostiquer l’idiotie, l’imbécillité et la débilité mentale

Routledge: The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

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Brill: The Textual Tradition of Plato’s Timaeus and Critias

Didymos Verlag: Scientia Kircheriana: Die Fabrikation von Wissen bei Athanasius Kircher

Historiens de la santé: Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Birth of the Subject of Psychotherapy

The Map Room: New Biography of 17th-Century Cartographer John Ogilby

John Ogilby, The Road From London to the Lands End, 1675.

John Ogilby, The Road From London to the Lands End, 1675.

SAGE Publishing: The SAGE handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

The MIT Press: The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Fourth Edition

Historiens de la santé: Une histoire des plantes médicinales du « Nouveau Monde »

Foucault News: The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science Museum – The Winton Gallery

ngut-credit-0012The exhibition event of the week was without doubt the official opening of the new permanent exhibition space for mathematics at the Science Museum, The Winton Gallery created by the star architect Zaha Hadid. Whewell’s Gazette doesn’t usually do the history of mathematics but this gallery concentrates on the practical applications of mathematics so it is more about physics and engineering than pure mathematics and so falls well within out remit. Judging by the reports it’s well worth a visit if you are in London.

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

BBC News: Inside Dame Zaha Hadid’s ‘womb-like’ Science Museum Gallery

The Aperiodical: “Mathematics: The Winton Gallery” opens at Science Museum

The Guardian: Science Museum’s maths gallery soars with stunning Zaha Hadid design

AM2: Zaha Hadid’s Mathematics Gallery opens at London’s Science Museum

The Guardian: Kazuo Ishiguro: “We’re coming close to the point where we can create people who are superior to others”

The Guardian: Zaha Hadid remembered by Rana Hadi

‘The flow of energy goes on for ever’: the new mathematics gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened on 7 December 2016. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

‘The flow of energy goes on for ever’: the new mathematics gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened on 7 December 2016. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

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

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

The Huffington Post: Astronomy in Renaissance Art

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

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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.

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

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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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

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

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

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Florence Nightingale Museum: Bluebeard the Panto! 14–15 December 2016

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

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:

Museum of the History of Science: The Star of Bethlehem m 13 December 2016

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: From Attendants to Nurses: Philanthropy, Psychiatry and American Nursing 1940–1955 15 December 2016

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

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 £££

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

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

"Inge Lehmann and the Earth's Core" - Ele Willoughby

“Inge Lehmann and the Earth’s Core” – Ele Willoughby

TELEVISION:

The Conversation: Planet Earth’s adventure into cities cements its position as a pioneer of environmental film

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Foreign Secretary – Objectivity #95

Youtube: Royal Society: Golden Snuff Box – Objectivity #26

Gresham College: The Curious Case of the Decapitated Frog

RADIO & PODCASTS:

The Royal Institution: How Richard Feynman explained the first law

Cara Santa Maria: Episode 137 – Dava Sobel

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: How Much Testosterone Makes You a Man?

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The man who predicted deforestation and climate change 200 years ago

soundcloud: Being Human: Laura Snyder Interview

Science Friday: The Female Astronomers Who Captured the Stars

TECHistory Saints: Episode 8: Paratrooper Technology

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open!

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

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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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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:

Munich Center for Technology in Society: Master’s Program in STS

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Research Fellow in History

Johns Hopkins: Department of The History of Medicine: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History and Ethics of Genomics and Infectious Disease

 

 

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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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