Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #18

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 #18

Monday 19 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Christmas is coming and with it another fat edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a bargain basement load of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up over the last seven days throughout the Internet.

Last week Google brought out a doodle celebrating Roald Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole.

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Google Doodle: 105th Anniversary of First Expedition to Reach the South Pole

Yovisto: Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition

Royal Museums Greenwich: Roald Amundsen: Who was the man who beat Captain Scott to claim the South Pole?

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Now the British love a great hero and in particular they love heroes who die heroically whilst failing but maintaining that proverbial stiff upper lip. The list is long and includes such notable episodes as General Gordon senseless defence of Khartoum and the thousands sacrificed to stupidity during the Battle of the Somme.

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s I was regaled with detailed accounts of the heroism of the polar expedition of Robert Falcon Scott, who having arrived at the South Pole five weeks after Amundsen then all died on the march back out. I suspect every Brit of my age can quote the famous last words of Captain Oates, “I am going outside now and maybe sometime” uttered as he left the tent to his certain death. A more perfect example of British stiff upper lip is almost unimaginable.

A bizarre side effect of this strange form of hero worship is that in Britain at that time Amundsen almost didn’t get a look in, at most as the dastardly foreigner who had the cheek to beat Scott to the Pole and then to live to tell the tale. Not the done thing.

Map of the Southern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L'Isle, 1739 – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

Map of the Southern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L’Isle, 1739 – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

All of this brings to my mind the problem of presenting history (of science) as a series of stories about heroes. However it is done it automatically leads to, often serious, distortions, not necessarily as bad as the British version of the Scott Amundsen story of my youth but distortions none the less.

This week threw up two interesting blog post on heroes and historiography. At Extinct: The Philosophy of Palaeontology Blog, Daniel Nolan discusses Historical Sciences and “Great Man” Approaches to History, an interesting essay with much food for thought. On Nautilus, Philip Ball takes the discussion in to the counterfactual, If Not Darwin, Who? He suggests that if historians of science are right in saying that great discoveries would have been made even if heroic scientist discoverer, who is credited with it, had never lived then it would be credited to a different heroic scientist discoverer. Having presented his hypothesis he then asks who is the most likely candidate as substitute heroic scientist discoverer in a series of well-known cases of scientific discovery. He even adds a couple more in a second blog post on his own homunculus blog, More alternative heroes.

The #histSTM and STS communities are saddened today by the loss of Ann Johnson, a fantastic scholar and a fantastic person ­ APS History (@APSHistory)

Cornell University: The College of Arts & Sciences: Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson, associate professor of science and technology studies (STS).

Ann Johnson, associate professor of science and technology studies (STS).

IEEE Spectrum: How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID – Ann Johnson

Quotes of the week:

Sign on a Copenhagen street. – Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)

Sign on a Copenhagen street. – Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)

 “Dear media: stop using the Middle Ages as a comparison if your sole point of reference is the Vikings tv show” – Colleen Curran (@cmcurran21)

“But yeah if your Medieval Fantasy game has potatoes, corn, tomatoes, chocolate, etc. and a stunning lack of people of color? It’s wrong” – Díacolleté (@dialacina)

 “Do you think Amazon drone shooting could replace clay pigeon shooting as an Olympic sport?” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

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“A doctoral student walks into a bar. Bartender asks: “Draft?” Student replies: “I’ll have one by the end of the month”” – William Morgan, PhD (@willmorgan66)

“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex” – Edgar Wallace h/t @JFDerry

“Like God science moves in mysterious ways.

Take credit for the good things and blame others for the bad” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

"balls to the wall" and "balls out" (meaning top speed) refer to the centrifugal governor – Toby Jaffey (@tobyjaffy)

“balls to the wall” and “balls out” (meaning top speed) refer to the centrifugal governor – Toby Jaffey (@tobyjaffy)

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” – Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

“Looking for the perfect vocabulary to describe the tenuousness of your reality? Time to crack open the Philip K. Dicktionary!” – Ben Gross (@bhgross144)

“Did Vivaldi write music about any kind of pizza other than the Four Seasons?” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

education-quote

“Charles-François Dufay, a French electricity pioneer: if you rub a dead cat it will ‘sparkle’ but will not produce any light” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

What are we?

“BOOKWORMS!”

What do we want?!

“BOOKS!”

When will we read them?!

[INDISTINCT MUMBLING ABOUT HUGE TBR PILES AND MAYBE NEXT YEAR] – Cait (@PaperFury)

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers – Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers – Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

Birthday of the Week:

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) Source: Wikimedia Commons

 The Renaissance Mathematicus: A feminist Newtonian

Yovisto: A great man whose only fault was being a woman – Émile du Châtelet

APS: This Month in Physics History: December 1706: Birth of Émilie du Châtelet

brainpickings: The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician

Cosmos: Émilie du Châtelet, pioneering mathematician and feminist

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 1

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 2

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: Principes mathématiques del la philosophie naturelle, vol. 1.

Werner von Siemens born 13 December 1816

Werner von Siemens (Portrait by Giacomo Brogi) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Werner von Siemens (Portrait by Giacomo Brogi)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Werner von Siemens – Inventor and International Entrepreneur

Siemens: Happy Birthday Werner

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Werner von Siemens and Erlangen

Robert Plot born 13 December 1640

Portrait of Robert Plot, D.D. by Sylvester Harding Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Robert Plot, D.D. by Sylvester Harding
Source: Wikimedia Commons

oum.ox.ac.uk: Robert Plot

Tycho Brahe born 14 December 1546

1586 portrait of Tycho Brahe framed by the family shields of his noble ancestors, by Jacques de Gheyn. Source: Wikimedia Commons

1586 portrait of Tycho Brahe framed by the family shields of his noble ancestors, by Jacques de Gheyn.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Tycho Brahe – The Man with the Golden Nose

Smthsonian.com: Astronomer and Alchemist Tycho Brahe Died Full of Gold

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Tycho Brahe

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Financing Tycho’s little piece of heaven

The History Blog: Tycho Brahe was gilded

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Newton's First Law Of Motion, Post-Truth Edition – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

Newton’s First Law Of Motion, Post-Truth Edition – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

 Yovisto: Max Born and the statistical interpretation of the Wave Function

arXiv: Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

Nautilus: My Life with the Physics Dream Team

Smithsonian.com: For a Larger-Than-Life Space Icon, John Glenn Was Remarkably Down-to-Earth

Pasadena Now: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Remembers John Glenn

The IRM Quarterly: Johann von Lamont (1805–1879): A pioneer in geomagnetism

BBC News: The women scientists who took India into space

India's 'space women' (from left) Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath Photo: ASIF SAUD

India’s ‘space women’ (from left) Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath
Photo: ASIF SAUD

Library of Congress: Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes

AHF: Rotblat Account

Amy’s Smart Girls: Katherine G. Johnson: NASA Trailblazer, STEM Icon

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edward Purcell’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Geoffrey Chew’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Baldwin Swayer’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edwin McMillan’s Lecture

Smithsonian.com: The Hidden Connections Between Darwin and the Physicist Who Championed Entropy

Besides exceptional facial hair, what could these two gentlemen have in common? (GL Archive / bilwissedition / Alamy)

Besides exceptional facial hair, what could these two gentlemen have in common? (GL Archive / bilwissedition / Alamy)

Yovisto: Nikolay Basov and the Development of the Maser and Laser

Scientific American: It’s Time for Particle Physics to go Back to the Future

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henri Becquerel

Yovisto: Lord Kelvin and the Analysis of Thermodynamics

Yovisto: Edward Emerson Barnard and Celestial Photography

Ptak Science Books: Antique Circles – Astronomical Prints

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AHF: Dorothy McKibben

insanfazlioglu.net: The Samarqand Mathematical-Astronomical School: A Basis for Ottoman Philosophy and Science

Muslim Heritage: Al-Khalili and the Culmination of Spherical Astronomy in 14th-Century Damascus

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Map History: Understanding Engraved Maps

GIS Lounge: The Map Myth of Here Be Dragons

THE HUNT-LENOX GLOBE IS THE ONLY DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE OF THE PHRASE “HERE BE DRAGONS” (RED ARROW) ON A MAP.

THE HUNT-LENOX GLOBE IS THE ONLY DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE OF THE PHRASE “HERE BE DRAGONS” (RED ARROW) ON A MAP.

The Map Room: Miscellaneous Globes

British Library: Maps and views blog: Maps & scrap metal

Smithsonian.com: The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map

Atlas Obscura: In 1562 Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants, and Dragons

Mail Online: What the first map-makers REALLY thought of the Americas: Stunning map made for King Philip II to show off ‘The Spanish Empire’ in 1562 reveals a landscape full of mermaids, giants, sea serpents, and cannibals

Map History: Martin Llewellyn’s Atlas of the East (c. 1598)

A selection from Llewellyn's many different compass rose centres

A selection from Llewellyn’s many different compass rose centres

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Perceptions of Pregnancy: Risky hormones, birth defects and the business of pregnancy testing, Part II

Thomas Morris: A high pain threshold

The Guardian: The German doctor’s surgery left untouched for 30 years – in pictures

The Telegraph: Haunting photos capture inside Doctor’s surgery left abandoned for 30 years

Siemens: The first Siemens X-ray tube

Messy Nessy: The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste

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Nursing Clio: On Feeding My Husband with Cancer

Smithsonian.com: People Have Spent Years Trying to Diagnose Mary Todd Lincoln From Beyond the Grave

brainpickings: Marie Curie, Ambulance Driver: The Trailblazing Scientist’s Little-Known Humanitarian Heroism and Her Life-Saving Mobile X-Ray Machines

The Guardian: Heimlich maneuver inventor Dr Henry Heimlich dies at 96

Radiolab: The Man Behind the Maneuver

New York Times: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, Famous for Antichoking Technique, Dies at 96

Dr. Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver on Johnny Carson in 1979. Credit Gene Arias/NBC, via Getty Images

Dr. Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver on Johnny Carson in 1979. Credit Gene Arias/NBC, via Getty Images

histmodbiomed.org: Technology, Techniques, and Technicians at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) c.1960–c.2000

Thomas Morris: A bayonet through the head

Medium: America’s first pop psychologist

eidolon.pub: Midwifery, Then and Now

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Acriflavine: Why is it in an anaesthetic museum?

Remedia: The Artificial Kidney

The JAMA Network: Heart Transplantation in Man

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Guglielmo Marconi and his Magic Machine

Yovisto: My Hovercraft is full of Eels

Yovisto: Maria Telkes and the Power of the Sun

Atlas Obscura: The Creative and Forgotten Fire Escape Designs of the 1800s

Atlas Obscura: The Obsessed, Feuding Searchers Still Looking for Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, 1936. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-HEC-40747

Amelia Earhart, 1936. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-HEC-40747

The Telegraph: The first electric telegraph in 1837 revolutionised communications

Conciatore: Neri the Scholar

Yovisto: Hans von Ohain and the Jet Engine

Smithsonian.com. The Oldest Structure on the National Mall Is on the Move

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Jervis

AHF: Walter Goodman

Womanthology: Celebrating the achievements of Amy Johnson by re-imaging her world through a new lens of art and engineering

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Londonist: London’s Hidden Tunnels Revealed In Amazing Cutaways

The Scotsman: On this day in 1896: The Glasgow Subway opens

mental_floss: Makin’ Copies: the Complete History

Smithsonian.com: After Nearly 500 Years in Business, the Company that Cast the Liberty Bell Is Ceasing All Operations

Smithsonian.com: Ever Wondered Who Invented The Tea Bag? 

Conciatore: Rise and Fall

Yovisto: The Wright Brothers Invented the Aviation Age

The first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903

The first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903

Smithsonian.com: On This Day, The Black Box Proved Its Worth

EarthSky: Today in science: Wright brothers succeed

The New York Times: The Executive Computer December 8 1985

Yovisto: Christopher Polhem anticipating the Industrial Revolution

Past Horizons: Craggie Bloomery: iron working in late medieval Sutherland

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Edwin H. Armstrong

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Milutin Milanković and the Cause of Ice Ages

Scientific American: Jaw on the Floor: Entire Chunk of Feathered Dinosaur Discovered in Amber

New York Times: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

The Guardian: Why palaeontologists are aflutter over new fossil find

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon

Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon Britannica-4th ed, 1824

Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon Britannica-4th ed, 1824

TrowelBlazers: Leslie Aiello

NICHE: New Articles in Canadian Environmental History: From Adventurous Tourists to Experimental Farms

The Atlantic: A Possible Break in One of Evolution’s Biggest Mysteries

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Sir William Hamilton

In the Company of Volcanoes: Interpreting historic eruptions with old dusty hidden treasures: Introduction to historical and social volcanology

The Guardian: Why don’t humans have a penis bone? Scientists may now know

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/14/why-dont-humans-have-a-penis-bone-scientists-may-now-know-baculum

Paige Fossil History: Dinosaurs, Gorillas, & More: Re-remembering Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen. Photograph by Maull & Polyblank. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Sir Richard Owen. Photograph by Maull & Polyblank.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

NCSE Blog: “Why Are There Still Monkeys?” in Lyell

Textbook History: What Piltdown Taught

Live Science: Giant Megalodon Shark Teeth May Have Inspired Mayan Monster Myths

Colonising Animals: When Gorillas Smoke Cigars…

Dr Clare Hickman: Experiencing Arcadia

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2016

Yovisto: Margaret Mead and Modern Anthropology

Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978) Image by Library of Congress

Margaret Mead
(1901 – 1978)
Image by Library of Congress

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: The Ascent of Man and the Politics of Humanity’s Evolutionary Future

undark.org: The Slow Death of Ecology’s Birthplace

Smithsonian.com: How the Potato Changed the World

Forbes: How Maps and Mountain Fossils Led to Plate Tectonics

Forbes: Rockin’ Around The Tree – Geological Applications of Tree Ring Research

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: The Creativity of Natural Selection? Part I: Darwin. Darwinism, and the Mutationists

CHEMISTRY:

chem.ucla.edu: The Role of Triads in the Evolution of the Periodic Table: Past and Present

CHF: Distillations: Positive Effect

Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus. Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF

Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus.
Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF

Yovisto: Charles Coulson and the Molecular Orbital Theory

Yovisto: Willard Frank Libby and the Radio Carbon Dating

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

L’archive psychiatrique: Santé mentale au Québec – Volume XLI, numéro 2 Table of Contents

The Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog: Mummy Printing in the Rare Book Collection

AHF: Newsletter

Auxiliary Hypotheses: Scientific explanation from the history and philosophy of science to general philosophy of science (and back again… and again… and again) | Lina Jansson

History of Psychiatry: December 2016: 27(4) Table of Contents

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: The 200th Anniversary of Wallace’s birth is ONLY 6 years away!

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

historypoints.org: Former Mechanics’ Institute, Neath

BSHS Travel Guide: Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Kent

The New York Times: Thomas C. Schelling, Master Theorist of Nuclear Strategy, Dies at 95

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Looking back on Hakluyt@400

ISIS: A Journal of the History of Science Society: Volume 107, Number 4 – December 2016 Table of Contents

ISIS: Viewpoint: Clocks to Computers oa

The Guardian: Isaac Newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book sold

 A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition has sold for £3m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition has sold for £3m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

Smithsonian.com: Most Expensive Science Book Sells for $3.7 Million

The Recipes Project: Research From the Kitchen: Emma Schreiber’s “Apple Jelly for a Corner Dish”

The Irish Times: The Edward Worth Library: a treasure trove of maths

The Dispersal of Darwin: Journal special issue on “Replaying the Tape of Life: Evolution and Historical Explanation” Table of Contents

AEON: Why is simpler better?

on display: The Prince of Wales, the rhino leg waste-paper basket, and the Museum Association’s Disposal Toolkit

Long Island Press: Nikola Tesla Wardenclyffe Lab to Receive World Historical Site Designation

Tesla's Wardenclyffe plant on Long Island in 1904.  Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tesla’s Wardenclyffe plant on Long Island in 1904.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ESOTERIC:

The Thinkers Garden: Odd Truths: The Alchemical Life of Glassmaker Antonio Neri

Česky Krumlov: Alchemy in Česky Krumlov

Temporal display of workshop, where precious metals were processed and their quality tested, reproduction of woodcut from 1574

Temporal display of workshop, where precious metals were processed and their quality tested, reproduction of woodcut from 1574

Circulating Now: A Book Unfinished: Paracelsus in Hand-Press Sheets

Yovisto: The Prophecies of Nostradamus

The Iris: Your Questions About Alchemy – From Its Origins to the Philosopher’s Stone – Answered

BOOK REVIEWS:

Confessions of a Science Librarian: Best Science Books 2016: Goodreads Choice Awards

Nature: A View From the Bridge: Top 20 books: a year that made waves

Popular Science: A Tale of Seven Scientists – Eric Scerri

Les Livres de Philosophie: Ludwig Binswanger : Le Cas Ellen West. Schizophrénie. Deuxième étude

Popular Science: Reality Is Not What It Seems – Carlo Rovelli

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Psychopath Machine: A Story of Resistance and Survival

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The Roanoke Time: Roots of today lie in the ‘Ancient Worlds’

NICHE: Review of Van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos

SpaceWatchtower: Einstein for Everyone: A Quick Read

NEW BOOKS:

Hermann: Le corps en crise: Dans la pratique psychanalytique et médicale

h-madness: Book announcement – Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

Palgrave Macmillan: Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886–1916

University of Chicago Press: The Technical Image: A History of Styles in Scientific Imagery

Science Museum: Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World

Palgrave Macmillan: Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

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Penn State University Press: A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts

Cambridgeshire Records Office: Jonas Moore’s Mapp of the Great Levell of the Fens 1658

Historiens de la santé: Le concept de pathocénose de M. D. Grmek. Une conceptualisation novatrice de l’histoire des maladies

Historiens de la santé: The Proceedings of the 21st Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2012

Yale University Press: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

ART & EXHIBITIONS

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Wallpaper: Maths rebranded: London’s Science Museum opens Zaha Hadid-designed gallery

The Telegraph: Thanks to Zaha Hadid, mathematics gets a home to do it proud – The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, review

LSE: Phillips Machine finds new home at London’s Science Museum

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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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

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

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 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

 

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

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

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

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:

The BMJ: Doctors on Film

npr: ‘Hidden Figures No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

According to NASA, Mary Jackson "may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field" in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures. Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley

According to NASA, Mary Jackson “may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field” in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures.
Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley

WGNO: They did the math: How NASA’s black mathematicians multiplied success

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:

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

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

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 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

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:

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TELEVISION:

The Royal Institution: BBC Four: Supercharged: Fuelling the future 2016 Christmas Lectures

Image of the final RI Christmas Lecture

Image of the final RI Christmas Lecture

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: National Gallery: Myth-Making Stars – Star Trail

Youtube: Under The Knife: Episode 9: The Barber’s Pole

Youtube: Canada Science and Technology Museum: 1890 Coin Operated Polyphon Music Box – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Youtube: Science Museum: Collider: JJ Thomson’s Cathode-ray Tube

Youtube: Albert Einstein speaks at the Royal Albert Hall 1933

RADIO & PODCASTS:

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

Research in English At Durham: New Podcast: Alchemy, The Philosopher’s Stone, and the Holy Grail

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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! Deadline 1 February 2017

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

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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

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 2017

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

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

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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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Kent: History: Post Graduate Funding

Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey: Assistant Professor of STS

The Linnean Society: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

British Library: News: Call for Application: AHRC PhD studentship on Hans Sloane’s Books

The Hakluyt Society: Research Funding

University of Kent: Postdoctoral Research Associates x 2: Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice of Knowledge in London 1600–1800

AIP: Center History of Physics: Associate Historian

Brown University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on Race in Science and Medicine

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln: Robert Grosseteste PhD Studentship 2016–17

Lichtenberg-Kolleg – The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study: Early Career Fellowships 2017–2019

ProFellow: History of Science Fellowships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About thonyc

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