Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #20

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 #20

Monday 02 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 2017 has arrived and so has its first edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links lists bringing all the histories of science, technology and medicine scooped up throughout the Internet over the last days of 2016.

The American astronomer Vera Rubin died at the age of 88 on 25 December 2016. Rubin played a central role in establishing an anomaly between the observed and the predicted rotational motions of spiral galaxies, which provide the strongest evidence to date of the dark matter hypothesis.

Vera Rubin mapped the motion of stars in spiral galaxies. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Vera Rubin mapped the motion of stars in spiral galaxies. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

“The first thing Vera Rubin said to me: “How do you think we solve the dark matter problem?” No one had ever asked what I thought before” – Dr. Chandra (@IBJIYONGI)

“So, besides scientific excellence, one key lesson of Vera Rubin’s life is the profound impact of treating ppl with respect & kindness” – Julianne Dalcanton (@dalcantonJD)

Her death raised, once again, the question as to why she had never been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, for her, by any definition, groundbreaking work in astrophysics. Some argue that although her work strongly supports a dark matter hypothesis, dark matter has never actually been detected and therefore it would be premature to have awarded her a Nobel for her work. Although there is a certain logic to this argument, as astrophysicist Katie Mack (@astrokatie) has pointed out, the 2011 Physics Nobel Prize was awarded for the evidence that suggests the presence of dark energy, which has also not yet been directly detected.

Vera Rubin on dark matter, “I’m sorry I know so little. I’m sorry we all know so little. But that’s kind of the fun, isn’t it?” h/t @overbye

Even stronger has been the suggestion that she has not been awarded the Nobel because of sexuel discrimination on the part of the Nobel committee. This accusation is underlined by the fact that in the one hundred and fifteen years that the Physics Nobel has been awarded only two women, Marie Curie and Maria Goeppart, have been so honoured as opposed to more than two hundred men.

(Only) 2 times has a woman been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie 1903 & Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963

(Only) 2 times has a woman been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie 1903 & Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963

The claim of sexism is underlined by the fact that until Pierre Curie protested, only he and not Marie was going to be awarded the then still young award.

All of this raises the more general question of the number of more than deserving scientists who have never been awarded a Nobel, which in turn raise the question of the whole veneration of the Nobel and its recipients. Do we give too much weight to the award of Nobel prizes in our assessment of the significance of a scientist’s work? Should we have a more equitable award system with a whole series of equally valued prizes being awarded every year instead of the singular Nobel? Should we scrap such prestige awards altogether? All that can be said for certain is that the system as it exists today is anything but satisfactory with more injustice than justice being done.

abc News: Female Astronomer Who Pioneered Research on Dark Matter Dies

BBC News: Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

The Washington Post: It’s been 53 years since a woman won the Nobel Prize in physics. What’s the holdup?

The Sydney Morning Herald: Vale Vera Rubin, the greatest astronomer you never heard of

Scientific American: Vera Rubin: 1928–2016

Slate: Vera Rubin, Discoverer of Dark Matter, Has Died

Washington Post: How Vera Rubin changed science

skepchic: RIP Vera Rubin, Who Should Have Won a Nobel Prize

New York Times: Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

The Guardian: Vera Rubin obituary

Michael Brooks: Meeting Vera Rubin

JSTOR Daily: From the Horse’s Mouth: Vera Rubin

Astronomy Magazine: How Vera Rubin confirmed dark matter

Discover: Astronomer Vera Rubin – The Doyenne of Dark Matter

The Astrophysical Journal, 238:471–487, 1980 June 1: Rotational Properties of 21 Sc Galaxies with a Large Range of Luminosities and Radii, From NGC 4605 (R=4 kpc) to UGC 2885 (R=122 kpc) Vera C. Rubin, W. Kent Ford, Jr., and Norbert Thonnard

“The conclusion is inescapable that nonluminous matter exists beyond the optical galaxy”

BBC: Vera Rubin

The Sydney Morning Herald: The women in science who never got the credit they deserved

Quotes of the week:

 “Thoughts to improve 2017: stop giving roles like science outreach and political communication strictly to comedians. Thoroughly sick of the notion everything must be constantly entertaining and have a punchline in order to teach. If you are one of these and think I’m subtweeting you YES I absolutely am. Smug end of year podcasts give the illusion of knowledge without any transfer of understanding, and it’s pushing out basic info. Distrust of experts is not a problem only of the right; happens when we habitually & preferentially raise entertainers above practitioners.” – Dr Brooke Magnanti (@belledejour)

“Die Hard was actually originally a pagan festival” – Andrew O’Neill (@destructo9000)

“If we ground ourselves in history, and carve out space for us in the present, we become free to imagine any future and make it possible” – medievalpoc (@medievalpoc)

“Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, clean Brexit?

Nah, it will probably be a Baldrick Brexit based on someone’s cunning plan” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Top tip: place a damp cloth over stale trends, and microwave them for 30 second to refresh” – Scott Smith (@changeist)

William Gilbert sums up intellectual life (Wootton. The Invention of Science p304) h/t @KateMorant

William Gilbert sums up intellectual life (Wootton. The Invention of Science p304) h/t @KateMorant

“Vermehren sich Mönche auch durch Zellteilung?” ­ – DerBuddler (@DerBuddler)

“Brot statt Böller”? Hab ich im letzten Jahr versucht. Nie wieder!

Wisst Ihr eigentlich, wie schwer sich so ein Baguette anzünden lässt? – DerBuddler (@DerBuddler)

“Mathematicians often like to point out the obvious, such as “Anagram is an anagram of anagram.” It gives them a sense of group identity” – Martin Gardner tweet (@WWMGT)

“What makes you think we have a civilization? We only have *pockets* of civilization.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., NIGHTLINE, 2001 h/t @austinkleon

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“The reason we can’t have a sensible debate about history’s role in our national identity is that “national identity” is a toxic myth” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

“There was a Jesuit at my college who began his course, “The Church and the Poor,” each semester by shouting “IT NEVER TRICKLES DOWN!”” – Liam Stack (@liamstack)

“The official Austrian Word of 2016 is BUNDESPRÄSIDENTENSTICHWAHLWIEDERHOLUNGSVERSCHIEBUNG” – Haggard Hawk Words (@HaggardHawks)

Jonathan Swift, on self-proclaimed "free thinkers" who abhor experts (1721) h/t @JolyonMaugham

Jonathan Swift, on self-proclaimed “free thinkers” who abhor experts (1721) h/t @JolyonMaugham

“Twitter is a place where you can watch ppl who don’t read books argue with ppl who write them” – Mark Safronski (@zenpundit)

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The Beagle set sail 27 December 1831

AboutDarwin.com: HMS Beagle Voyage

Yovisto: The second Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle

American Museum of Natural History: A Trip around the World

Youtube: Royal Society: Darwin and the Beagle – Objectivity #86

BBC: A History of the World: Ship’s chronometer from HMS Beagle

History of Geology: Charles Darwin in Rio de Janeiro and the Geology of Sugarloaf Mountain

Forbes: How Charles Darwin Classified His Mineral Collection

Letters from Gondwana: Darwin and the Strangest Animal, Ever Discovered

Johannes Kepler born 27 December 1571

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christmas Trilogy 2016 Part 3: The English Keplerians

NASA Earth Observatory: The Science: Orbital Mechanics

University of Oklahoma: University Libraries: Sacred Mystery of the Structure of the Cosmos

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Christian Jürgensen Thomsen born 29 December 1788

Christian Jurgensen Thomsen Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christian Jurgensen Thomsen
Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christian Thomsen

Yovisto: Christian Jürgensen Thomsen and the Three-Age System

Charles Macintosh born 29 December 1766

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Google Doodles Archive: Charles Macintosh’s 250th Birthday

Georgian Gentleman: Happy Birthday to the Rain(coat) Man – Charles Macintosh

“250th birthday of raincoat mogul Charles Macintosh, who is confused with Charles Rennie Mackintosh in EVERYTHING I EVER GET SENT TO EDIT” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

Andreas Vesalius born 31 December 1514

Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Vesalius

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Medical Brackets

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: De humani corporis fabrica libri septem

Marcellin Boule born 1 January 1861

Marcellin Boule Boyer/H. Roger-Viollet

Marcellin Boule
Boyer/H. Roger-Viollet

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Marcellin Boule

Paige Fossil History: Marcellin Boule’s Old Man: A Neanderthal Tale

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: The Old Man of La Chapelle-Aux-Saints, 1911

The Public Domain Review: Neanderthals in 3D: L’Homme de La Chapelle

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Atomic secrets 1 h/t @AtomicAnalyst

Atomic secrets 1 h/t @AtomicAnalyst

 

Atomic secrets 2 h/t @AtomicHeritage

Atomic secrets 2 h/t @AtomicHeritage

Atomic secrets 3 h/t @wellerstein

Atomic secrets 3 h/t @wellerstein

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Carl D. Anderson’s Interview

Yovisto: CoRoT Space Observatory

AHF: John von Neumann

The Bruce Medalists: Arthur Stanley Eddington

Nature: Arthur Eddington was innocent!

Yovisto: The Case of Klaus Fuchs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maarten Schmidt

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The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright: What Galileo Almost Saw

The New York Times: Edwin Goldwasser, Physicist Who Co-Founded Fermilab, Dies at 97

National Geographic: Why Newton Believed a Comet Caused Noah’s Flood

AHF: Eugene Wigner

NASA: SP-404 Skylab’s Astronomy and Space Sciences: 4. Observations of Comet Kohoutek

Comet Kohoutek photographed from the Joint Observatory for Cometary Research, South Baldy Mountain, New Mexico, on December 7, 1973, about 3 weeks before perihelion.

Comet Kohoutek photographed from the Joint Observatory for Cometary Research, South Baldy Mountain, New Mexico, on December 7, 1973, about 3 weeks before perihelion.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collection

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Otto von Kotzebue

Linda Hall Library: Voyages: Kotzebue’s Expedition 1815–1818

Portrait of the Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound from Entdeckungs-Reise in de Süd See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt: Weimar: Hoffmann, 1821.

Portrait of the Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound
from Entdeckungs-Reise in de Süd See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt:
Weimar: Hoffmann, 1821.

Hyperallergic: Tracking the 19th-Century Explorer Who Scaled Java’s Volcanoes

Ordnance Survey: A history of the trig pillar

CNN: Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda believed to have been found

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: William H. Masters – Master of Sex

Yovisto: Louis Pasteur – the Father of Medical Microbiology

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of America’s Most Outrageous Dentist

The Recipes Project: From the Dry Sands of Egypt… Greek Medicine Labels on Papyrus

The New York Times: The Woman’s Heart Attack

Yovisto: Thomas Sydenham – The English Hipocrates (sic)

Cabinet: Bringing the Drugstore Home: An Interview with Deanna Day

 

1923 advertisement for Squibb's medical and hygiene products.

1923 advertisement for Squibb’s medical and hygiene products.

Thomas Morris: The forty-foot tapeworm

Nautilus: My Personal Hero: Robert Sapolsky on Rudolf Virchow

Remedia: Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

THE: The small scientist

Thomas Morris: The spider’s web cure

CHF: Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school. Courtesy Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school.
Courtesy Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

The New York Times: What Doctors Can Learn From Looking at Art

indy100: Dr Donald Henderson: The most significant death of 2016 you didn’t hear about

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Neri’s Travels

Conciatore: Neri’s Aleppo Connection

Yovisto: George Cayley and the Science of Aeronautics

The Victorian Web: William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Cragside (1810–1900)

mental_floss: August Musger: The Priest and Physicist Who Invented Slow Motion

The Economist: The curious history of the clothespeg

Laura Mitchison

Laura Mitchison

Yovisto: There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Old Tokyo: Tokyo’s first subway, c. 1930

Yovisto: Samuel Morland and his Calculator Machine

Yovisto: Henri Gaston Busignies and the HuffDuff System

BT: December 29, 1940: Central Telegraph Office targeted by Luftwaffe bombers

The Central Telegraph Office in London 1940

The Central Telegraph Office in London 1940

Ptak Science Books: The Phonograph as a “Philosophical Toy” in April 1878, and then not so in May

120years.net: 120 Years of Electronic Music

BT: How telecoms helped police catch a murderer for the very first time – in 1845

Contempory Physics: Richard Feynman and computation

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Smithsonian.com: The Northwest’s Earliest “Garden” Discovered in British Columbia

99% Invisible: America’s Last Top Model

Yovisto: Alfred Romer and the Evolution of Vertebrae

UW–Milwaukee: Special Collections: Falconry

Smithsonian.com: What Have the World’s Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps?

Yovisto: John Milne and the History of Seismology

Lemelson-MIT: John Milne

flickr: BHL: The moth book

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Canary in a Coal Mine

Ptak Science Books: A Singular Cloud of 1817

Letters from Gondwana: From Argentina with Love: Top Fossils of 2016

CHEMISTRY:

CHF: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver seated (front row, center) on steps at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, with staff, ca. 1902. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633.

George Washington Carver seated (front row, center) on steps at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, with staff, ca. 1902.
Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Landscapes: Themed Issue: Landscapes of Disease Table of Contents

Facebook: Michael Nielsen: Mini-essay on what the intellectual elite know, ignorance, and the inventions driving human progress

Scientific American: Gone in 2016: 10 Notable Women in Science and Technology

Deborah Jin Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler National Institute of Standards and Technology Flickr

Deborah Jin
Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler National Institute of Standards and Technology Flickr

Making Science Public: Science communication: Mary Somerville

The #EnvHist Weekly

Science Museum: Medicine galleries

JSTOR Daily: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lesbians Who Founded The Field of Home EC

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at a meeting of the League of Women Voters at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park in the 1920s via Wikimedia Commons

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at a meeting of the League of Women Voters at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park in the 1920s
via Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: From Dificio di Ricette to Bâtiment des Recettes: The Afterlife of Italian Secrets in France

Medium: Can we build a science of human evolution that people can trust?

AEON: What say you, dinosaur?

Early Modern Typography

ESOTERIC:

Academis: Unexpected in the Octagon: Heinrich Khunrath’s Presentation Copy

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The New York Times: Ladies Who Launch: Women Who Opened the Door to Space Exploration

Skyweek Zwei Punkt Null: Ein Monument für den „fränkischen Galilei“

Nursing Clio: Clio Talk: Kids and Science: An Interview with Rebecca Onion

Skeptic: Back to the Future and Forward to the Past

LSE: Electronic Dreams. How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer by Tom Lean

The Guardian: The Nine Lives of John Ogilby review – a cunning cartographer

John Oliver’s Map of London – circa 1680. Photograph: The London Map Fair

John Oliver’s Map of London – circa 1680. Photograph: The London Map Fair

Academia: Recension: “Daniel Burston, A Forgotton Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern”

The Guardian: Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings review – a scientific state?

NEW BOOKS:

Penguin Random House: Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils

9780525429852ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

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

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

CLOSING SOON: 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

CLOSING VERY SOON: Tellers 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

CLOSING VERY SOON: The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

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

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

CLOSING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

CLOSING SOON: 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: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

CLOSING SOON: 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:

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:

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

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

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:

Jan Vermeer The Geographer (1669) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jan Vermeer The Geographer (1669)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Map of the Galaxy – Objectivity #99

RADIO & PODCASTS:

University of Oklahoma: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art: Podcasts: Beyond Galileo

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Johannes Kepler

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

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 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 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

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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

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