Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #21

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 #21

Monday 09 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The holiday season is finally over, in many European countries Epiphany on 6 January being the last public holiday, the bank account is empty and the belly too full but it is time to fill up the mind once again with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its smorgasbord of the histories of science, technology and medicine collected from the four corners of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Those who read our Art & Exhibitions subsection will have known for weeks that Dippy the Natural History Museum in London’s iconic diplodocus skeleton model was to be removed from the cavernous central hall of the museum and retired after 112 years of faithful service entertaining and astounding the visitors. Before he gets mothballed Dippy is going on a farewell tour of the UK.

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.

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

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Although fairly muted there have been some murmurings and mutterings from the off about the removal of this much loved and truly iconic exhibit. Generations of visitors cannot only remember their own first sight of this 32 metre monster from the very distant past but also the joy of introducing their children and even their grandchildren to this symbol of the Jurassic. All of which raises the interesting question of permanence contra change in museums, especially large museums that are major attractions.

People visit these temples to history expecting to see and to marvel at famous and iconic exhibits; if one goes to the Louvre one wants to/must see the Mona Lisa. Museums are expected to fulfil such expectations. On the other hand museums are expected to move with the times offering their visitors new and exciting exhibitions and activities that can compete with the ever growing, ever more spectacular world of amusement offered by their competitors in the entertainment business. Museum of course have an obligation to inform and educate as well as to entertain but in order to do the former they must also, in this day and age, excel at the latter. First you have to bring in the punters before you can educate them.

At what point do the curators of a museum remove and replace an iconic exhibit such as Dippy? Are there exhibits, such perhaps as the Mona Lisa, that are too iconic ever to be replaced? Are those who mourn the passing of Dippy and with him part of their childhood just people who fail to move with the times? Or are they right to say/think that Dippy is the trademark of the Natural History Museum and like the Mona Lisa too iconic to be replaced? These are questions that all curators have to grapple with and in a time when the Natural History Museum’s sister the Science Museum is going through a series of massive renewals, ones that all of those who work in or take an interest in #histSTM should give more than a passing thought to.

Natural History Museum: Hintze Hall

BBC News: London visitors’ last chance to see Dippy ahead of tour

Twitter: UK News: When you have to flatpack a dinosaur and take it on tour

National Museums Northern Ireland: Discovering Diplodocus

The Guardian: Dippy’s last days: diplodocus leaves London after 112 years for farewell UK tour

About 90 million people are estimated to have seen Dippy

About 90 million people are estimated to have seen Dippy

Quotes of the week:

Happy Gnu Year from @LindaHall_org!

Happy Gnu Year from @LindaHall_org!

“Bloggers: this is your random reminder that you should credit artists for images you use” – Moiety Mouse (@moietymouse)

“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men” – Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

“If you want to geek out an historian years after you death, put a note in a file that says “this file should be cremated””Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger)

“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction allow a human being to come to harm” – Isaac Asimov (born 2 January 1920), Three Laws of Robotics, 1942

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“”Two-thousand and seventeen” does not share any letters with “prickly fig”. This will not happen again until 7000” – Matt Parker (@standupmaths)

Definition of a mathematician (c.1385): “he that telleth suche lengthe and brethe be in oon body that man may grope and fele” h/t @PiersatPenn

Not for the faint-hearted. My current reading: Aldini (1803). These are the heads of two unnamed 'brigands', recently beheaded ¬– Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Not for the faint-hearted. My current reading: Aldini (1803). These are the heads of two unnamed ‘brigands’, recently beheaded ¬– Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

„Die armen Historiker, die dereinst mal unsere ganzen Twitternachrichten auswerten müssen“ – Der Buddler (@DerBuddler)

“Unsere Sprache ist auch unsere Geschichte”– Jacob Grimm (1785-1863)

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“It makes more sense to celebrate New Year’s Day, as some cultures do, at the Spring Equinox..” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“We could also do with more _good_ kids books on history” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“Physicist Leo Szilard “Christmastime isn’t a time to work, it is a time to loaf”. Great minds know the need for rest to see a breakthrough” – Monica Owens (@MonicaKonrath)

 

“Philosophy of science that is not scientifically serious is not serious philosophy” – Clark Glymour h/t @bradweslake

“Science means never having to say you’re sorry (BUT DEFINITELY SAYING WHEN YOU’RE WRONG)” – Maggie Ryan Sandford (@Mandford)

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Haggard Hawks: Word of the Year 2016 SNOLLYGOSTER (n.) an unprincipled politician

“I’m German. Over here, we have a word for “angry, low-education, disaffected white nativist voters”.

We call them Nazis. And so should you” – Everyone’s Grudge (@paulengelhard)

“What happens if I push this button?” he said.

“Oh, nothing,” she said.

He pressed it down.”It’s when you let go that things get nasty.” – A Small Fiction (@ASmallFiction)

Birthdays of the Week:

 190th Birthday of Sir Sandford “Timezone” Fleming

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Sandford Fleming’s 190th Birthday

Frederick Hope born 3 January 1797

Frederick Hope  Source: Linda Hall Library

Frederick Hope
Source: Linda Hall Library

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Frederick Hope

Some nondescript insects from Assam"-described by F.W. Hope

Some nondescript insects from Assam”-described by F.W. Hope

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Hope Entomological Collections

 

James Ussher born 4 January 1581

James Ussher Peter Lely - National Portrait Gallery Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Ussher Peter Lely – National Portrait Gallery
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Ussher

Linda Hall Library: Ussher, James: Annales veteris testamenti, a prima mundi origine. London: Ex officina J. Flesher, 1650

The Renaissance Mathematicus: In defence of the indefensible

Alfred Russel Wallace born 8 January 1823

Alfred Russel Wallace Source: Wikimedia Commons

Alfred Russel Wallace
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Johnica P. Morrow: Alfred Russel Wallace’s 134th Birthday

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alfred Russel Wallace

History of Geology: A.R. Wallace on Geology, Great Glaciers and the Speed of Evolution

Paige Fossil History: Murdering Their Child: Wallace, Darwin, and Human Origins

Beetles illustrated in The Malay Archipelago by A.R. Wallace

Beetles illustrated in The Malay Archipelago by A.R. Wallace

Clarence King born 6 January 1842

Clarence King Source: Wikimedia Commons

Clarence King
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Clarence King

Pyramid Lake, Nevada-photograph from geological survey led by Clarence King

Pyramid Lake, Nevada-photograph from geological survey led by Clarence King

The New York Times: Sometimes One Man Can Live Two Lives

Chromolithograph of Shoshone Falls from geological survey led by Clarence King

Chromolithograph of Shoshone Falls from geological survey led by Clarence King

The Internet was possibly born 1 January 1983

Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers Source: Wikimedia Commons

Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: How the ARPANET became the Internet

 

Alfred Wegener held his Continental Drift Lecture 6 January 1912

Snider Pellegrini Wegener Fossil Map Fossil patterns across continents (Gondwana). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Snider Pellegrini Wegener Fossil Map
Fossil patterns across continents (Gondwana).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Forbes: Alfred Wegener’s Lost Cause for his Continental Drift Theory

Yovisto: Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift

Johns Hopkins University Press: Alfred Wegener

Youtube: Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane HÖRBUCH Deutsch Wegener Full AudioBook German

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Satyendra Nath Bose and the Einstein-Bose Statistic

Yovisto: Urbain Le Verrier and the hypothetical Planet Vulcan

Yovisto: Giuseppe Piazzi and the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Franklin Institute: Celestial Globe

Erhardt Wiegel Celestial Globe

Erhardt Wiegel Celestial Globe

WomanAstronomer’s Blog: Search for a #WomanAstro, Somerville and a Death

Muslim Heritage: Arabic Eclipse Records Bring Light to Scientific Analysis of the Earth’s Rotation

AHF: Ernest Rutherford

AHF: Atomic Accidents

Royal Museums Greenwich: Airy’s Transit Circle telescope and the dawn of the Universal Day

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Vincent and Clare Whitehead’s Interview – Part 2

Journal for the History of Astronomy: On a Newly Discovered Copy of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus 1543 Edition

The New York Times: Why Vera Rubin deserved a Nobel

Physics Central: Buzz Blog: Raising a Glass to Vera Rubin & Dark Matter

bitchmedia: Translating the Universe Remembering Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin

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NASA: Who is Katherine Johnson?

NASA: Mary Jackson Biography

Smithsonia.com: The Market Crash That Cost Newton a Fortune

The Daily Galaxy: “The Glowing Nebula” – First 1900 Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

Atlas Obscura: Bracewell Radio Sundial

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Two view of the celestial spheres

Greenhill, John; Seth Ward (1617-1689), Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-1660), Bishop of Exeter and Salisbury;

Greenhill, John; Seth Ward (1617-1689), Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-1660), Bishop of Exeter and Salisbury;

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Medievalists.net: The Original Placement of the Hereford Map

NEH: Historical Atlas of Maine Wins Major Awards!

Ptak Science Books: An Exceptional Not-Very-Exceptional Map (1876)

"Carte Physique de l'Amerique dressee par Th. Joly", Avril 1876 Source: Ptak Science Books

“Carte Physique de l’Amerique dressee par Th. Joly”, Avril 1876
Source: Ptak Science Books

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Mother Jones: Dr. Orange: The Scientist Who Insists Agent Orange Isn’t Hurting America’s Veterans

IanVisits: The myth of Medieval Small Beer

Le Figaro: Des outils modernes pour comprendre la médicine préhistorique

Nursing Clio: On Hymens, Strength, and Nationalism

The Atlantic: A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program

Irish Medical Times: Lobotomy in Ireland: the single greatest mistake in the history of psychiatry

Grangegorman Mental Hospital

Grangegorman Mental Hospital

Atlas Obscura: An Adorable Swedish Tradition Has Its Roots in Human Experimentation

Social History of Medicine: ‘Everybody Likes a Drink. Nobody Likes a Drunk’. Alcohol, Health Education and the Public in 1970s Britain

Thomas Morris: The girl whose sweat turned black

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Epilepsy in the College Collections

Wellcome Collection Blog: How cultural contexts can shape mental illness

The Scotsman: How Hebridean island of Mingulay was ‘wiped out’ by plague

Mingulay. Pic: WikiCommons/Paul Store Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/how-hebridean-island-of-mingulay-was-wiped-out-by-plague-1-4331737

Mingulay. Pic: WikiCommons/Paul Store

TLS: The literary glamour of madness

Yovisto: Louis Braille and the Braille System

The Wood Library-Museum: Pitkin Tiltometer

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations of Madness: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom

Royal College of Physicians: Thomas Millington

Social History of Medicine: Russia and the Medical Drug Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Atlas Obscura: How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets

Anatomical fugitive sheets of a skeleton, male figure and a female figure, 1573. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON/CC BY 4.0

Anatomical fugitive sheets of a skeleton, male figure and a female figure, 1573. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON/CC BY 4.0

Robert Koch Institute: RKI-Jubiläum – Briefe von Robert Koch transkribiert und digitalisiert

Past Medical History: Claudius Galen

Spirit of Change: A History of Medicinal Mushrooms

The Recipes Project: What’s in a Name: Plaster of Paris

Yovisto: Sir Percivall Pott and his Cancer Research

Yovisto: The CT Scan of Tutankhamun

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Agner Erlang and the Mathematics of Telecommunication Traffic

Conciatore: Hooke’s Tears

Conciatore: Thomas Hobbes on Glass

Conciatore: Torricelli on Glass

BT: Great Scottish Inventors – How Bain, Bell, Baird and the Watt family changed the world

The Huntarian: Electric Pendulum Clock

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Wisconsin Historical Society: “Tracto” the “Talking” Robot

Smithsonian.com: On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt’s Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday: There is no longer an Escape

History Extra: 60-secod guide to Bletchley Park – the WW2 code-breaking centre that spawned the computer age and made the D-Day landings possible

Ptak Science Books: Beautiful Screws and Nails, 1888

Harvard Magazine: An Orphaned Sewing Machine

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Smithsonian.com: A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the ‘Titanic’

Ptak Science Books: Beautiful Screws and Nails, 1888

Apollo: What will become of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry?

Yovisto: Johann Philipp Reis Demonstrates the first Telephone

AHF: Richard Hamming

Yovisto: Richard Hamming and the Hamming Code

Yovisto: Ulman Stromer and the First Paper Mill North of the Alpes

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How papermaking crossed the Alps

Ulman Stromer’s Paper-mill. (From Schedel’s Buch der Chroniken of 1493.)

Ulman Stromer’s Paper-mill. (From Schedel’s Buch der Chroniken of 1493.)

 

Yovisto: Nikola Tesla – The Master of Lightnings

Yovisto: Jean-Pierre Blanchard crossed the English Channel in a Balloon

Ptak Science books: An Interesting Cutaway for the Graf Zeppelin, 1929

Ptak Science Books: A SteamPunk Torpedo Car of the Possible Future (1925)

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Naval Cross-Section of Superb Detail, 1851

Ptak Science Books: LOST at Sea and Waiting to be Saved (1877)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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International Business Times: Ancient auroch species close to being brought back to life by European scientists

Yovisto: Jule Gregory Charney and the Weather Prediction

Wonders & Marvels: Siegfried and the Dragon Legend Linked to Dinosaur Footprints?

ars technica: Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil

Phys Org: The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

A Short History of Climate Change: Story one: The chemist with a broken heart

Svante Arrhenius, c1910. Source: Wikipedia.

Svante Arrhenius, c1910. Source: Wikipedia.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arthur Hasler

Discover: Meet the Denisovans

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Specimen of the Week 273: The Narwhal Tusk

Yovisto: Johan Christian Fabricius and his Classification System for Insects

Paige Fossil History: On Admitting Error: Arthur Keith & the Taung Child

NASA: Computing the Origin of Life

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Detective work uncovers Perkin’s deep understanding of first synthetic dye

William Henry Perkin (* 12. März 1838 in East End, London; † 14. Juli 1907 in Sudbury) Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Henry Perkin (* 12. März 1838 in East End, London; † 14. Juli 1907 in Sudbury)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chemistry World: Woulfe’s bottle

AHF: Harold Urey

AHF: George Kistiakowsky

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

npr: Reflecting on Some of the Scientists We Lost in 2016

grammarly blog: Historic vs. Historical – Which Should I Use?

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet and Experimental Philosophy II

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Winners of 2016 Hakluyt Society Research Grants Announced

The Recipes Project: Here’s to a New Year!

tes: The history of science is like an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt – this is how we can engage learners

The New York Academy of Sciences: 200 Years of History in Images

Research Beyond Borders: Annotated almanacs in the Huntington Library

From the Grapevine: Einstein started a book club, and here’s the reading list

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Beauty in the Bones: A Night at the Old Operating Theatre!

The Conversation: Andrea Leadsom is wrong about the history of farming – and here’s why it matters

The #EnvHist Weekly

BSHS: The New BSHS translation Series

BHL: BHL Adds Two New European Affiliates

Process: a blog for American history: About NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality

NYAM: Become a Friend of the Rare Books Room

ESOTERIC:

Der Tagesspiegel: Berliner Forscher will die Alchemie rehabilitieren

Glänzende Ergebnisse. Wie „funktionierte“ die Alchemie? Antike Alchemisten glaubten, sie hätten Gold geschaffen, wenn ein von...FOTO: MAURITIUS IMAGES

Glänzende Ergebnisse. Wie „funktionierte“ die Alchemie? Antike Alchemisten glaubten, sie hätten Gold geschaffen, wenn ein von…FOTO: MAURITIUS IMAGES

BOOK REVIEWS:

Physics Today: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race; Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Lit Reactor: The Book as the Most Powerful Object of Our Times

Physics Today: Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

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The Guardian: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel review – the women who measured the stars

Nature: Publishing: A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s blockbuster

brainpickings: 100 Ideas That Changed Photography

NEW BOOKS:

Living Books About History: Histories of the Internet and the Web (oa)

Historiens de la santé: Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women’s Healthcare in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

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CUP: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic

Historiens de la santé: Nature’s Path: A History of Naturopathic Healing in America

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

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

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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

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

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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

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 VERY 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 VERY 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

EVENTS:

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture 31 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

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

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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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Physics Today: Hidden Figures effectively portrays brilliant women making scientific history

New York Times: ‘Hidden Figure’ Ties ‘Rogue One’ at Box Office

Lady Science: ‘Hidden Figures’: Finally a NASA film not about white guys

ars technica: Hidden Figures is the perfect space race movie

The Huffington Post: I Shouldn’t Have to Learn Black History From a Movie

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The New Yorker: David Attenborough’s Exploration of Nature’s Marvels and Brutality

BBC ONE: Call the Midwife: The Casebook 15 January 2017

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SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Intro to the History of Medicine – JHU Online Program in the History of Medicine

Youtube: The Centre for Computing History

Internet Archive: Hindenburg Explodes

Youtube: The Super-Continents Before Pangea

AEON: Adrift: ‘Space junk’ is a calamity in the making and a threat to anyone venturing off Earth

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BirdNote: The Dodo

BookLab: 014: The Big Picture; You Belong to the Universe; Time Travel

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Jumping Genes

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Birth of Photography

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Mesmerism

BBC Radio 4: Travels with Bob: Episode 4: Tommy Flowers

soundcloud: Light Falls by Brian Greene

BBC Radio 3: Words and Music: Maps

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Genetics

New Books Network: Brian Clegg: Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World

iTunes: Chalke Valley History Hit: Peter Frankopan The Silk Road

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Kent: Postdoctoral Research Associates x 2: “Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice and Knowledge in London, 1600-1800” Deadline 22 January 2017

GLOBHEALTH ERC Project: 24-Month Post-Doctoral Fellowship on “Medical Genetics and Genomics in Global Health”

Science Museum Group: Curator – Medicine (maternity cover)

Wellcome: Interaction designer (fixed-term contract until Sept 2018)

British Library: PhD Placements: Call for Applications

Johns Hopkins University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History and Ethics of Genomics and Infectious Disease

New York University: Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology

CRNS Bordeaux: One Postdoc, One PhD: Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of Medicine and/or Conceptual/theoretical Biology: Immunity, Development and the Microbiota (IDEM): Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #21

  1. What a wonderful edition!

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