Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #22

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 #22

Monday 16 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another seven days have flowed past and once again it’s time for another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could pull together out of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Wikipedia celebrated its sixteenth birthday on 15 January, I am a Wikipedia editor, which just means that I’m a human being with a computer who takes the time and trouble to edit articles on Wikipedia. Over the years I read comments, again and again, on social media complaining about some aspect of Wikipedia. Usually the complaints in #histSTM are along the lines of there are not enough articles about women, minorities, people of colour etc. etc.

The people who make these complaints don’t seem to realise how Wikipedia functions. If you want something to change then you have to do it yourself. Complaining that the editors of Wikipedia are inherently sexist or whatever is a waste of time and effort. The output of Wikipedia is determined by the input and if you want the input changed don’t expect somebody to do it for you; you have to do it yourself.

People actively involved in promoting women in #histSTM, for example, have organised successful Wikipedia editathons at various times in which at a particular time people group together and make a concentrated effort to improve existing Wikipedia articles or add new ones for women they think should be included.

The Surgeon’s Hall Museum in Edinburgh are organising a history of medicine Wikipedia editathon next month. If you care about the history of medicine and how it is presented on Wikipedia go along and devote an hour or two to improving that presentation.

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

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If you don’t have time, don’t live in Edinburgh or your #histSTM interests are not necessarily in the history of medicine you can always do what I do; sit down at your computer at home, log into Wikipedia and start editing, it’s easier than you think.

“So honored to share a birthday with the British Museum, opened 15 January in 1759. What an inspiration in sharing knowledge” – Wikipedia (@Wikipedia)

Yovisto: All the World’s Knowledge ­ Wikipedia

The British Museum: History of the British Museum

Quotes of the week:

“Was wäre der Mensch ohne Telefon! Ein armes Luder. Was aber ist er mit dem Telefon? Ein armes Luder“ – Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935)

I don’t quite understand the Devil. He punishes evil-doers. So he must be against evil? – Roger Morris (@rnmorris)

“The Laws of Robotics for governments: A government may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Dennis Hopper talking about the Super Mario Bros movie

Dennis Hopper talking about the Super Mario Bros movie

‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme’ – Mark Twain

“I ain’t gonna tell you what to think, because if you get your social conscience from a guitar player you’re pretty fucked” – Carolyne Wonderland

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others” – Pericles

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Nurse: Is this photo of a camel?

My friend’s nanna (being tested for post-op awareness): No.

Nurse (concerned): No?

Nanna: It’s a dromedary – Miranda Keeling (@MirandaKeeling)

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“Obviously writing a Ladybird book on Quantum Mechanics has to be the pinnacle of my career” – Jim Al-Khalili (@jimkhalili)

“Every age has the Stonehenge it deserves—or desires” – Jacquetta Hawkes h/t @ProfDanHicks

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“I think that the interment of the remains of Mr Darwin in Westminster Abbey is in accordance with the judgment of the wisest of his countrymen…It would have been unfortunate if anything had occurred to give weight and currency to the foolish notion which some have diligently propagated, but for which Mr Darwin was not responsible, that there is a necessary conflict between a knowledge of Nature and a belief in God…”. A later, widely believed, rumour of a “deathbed conversion” to Christianity was denied by his daughter, who was actually present at his death. – Harvey Goodwin Bishop of Carlisle Memorial Sermon for Darwin preached at Westminster Abbey on the Sunday following Darwin’s funeral.

Birthday of the Week:

Simon Marius born 10 January 1573

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: One Day Later

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Goddess, her husband and his lovers

Marius Prognosticon Moons of Jupiter orbits

Marius Prognosticon Moons of Jupiter orbits

The Marius Portal

Nicolas Steno born 11 January 1638

Google Doodle celebrating Steno's birthday

Google Doodle celebrating Steno’s birthday

Google Doodles Archive: Nicolas Steno

Yovisto: Nicolas Steno and the Principles of Modern Geology

Geschichte der Geologie: Steno und die Anfänge der Stratigraphie

William Spottiswoode born 11 January 1825

William Spottiswoode Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Spottiswoode
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Spottiswoode

William Spottiswoode’s Induction Coil

William Spottiswoode’s Induction Coil

Igor Kurchatov born 12 January 1903

Igor Kurchatov – employee of the Radium Institute. Mid-1930s Source: Wikimedia Commons

Igor Kurchatov – employee of the Radium Institute. Mid-1930s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Igor Kurchatov

Yovisto: Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov – Father of the Soviet Atom Bomb

Huygens Landed on Titan 13 January 2005

Cutaway image of Huygens Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cutaway image of Huygens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Discover: News From Earth’s Wayward Twin

Astronomy Magazine: This video recaps the stellar landing of Huygens on Titan

ESA: Cassini-Huygens: Science Highlights from Huygens: #7. Titans Tiny Aerosols

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Scientist William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania, two moons of Uranus, 11 January1787 image NASA

Scientist William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania, two moons of Uranus, 11 January1787 image NASA

Royal Museums Greenwich: What is Greenwich Mean Time?

Astronomy: Fighting for Visibility

Yovisto: Carl David Anderson and the Positron

Yovisto: Project Diana hits the Moon

bbastrodesigns.com: Think you know who invented the reflecting telescope?

Yovisto: Joseph Jackson Lister and the Microscope

Achromatic microscope (1830): These used the more accurate achromatic lens developed by Joseph Jackson Lister

Achromatic microscope (1830): These used the more accurate achromatic lens developed by Joseph Jackson Lister

AHF: Edward Teller

Yovisto: Edward Teller

AHF: Isidor I. Rabi

FNA: Schrödinger’s cat & other physics tales

AHF: Robert F. Stone

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Newton shows the light: a commentary on Newton (1972) ‘A letter…containing his new theory about light and colours…’

The Logical Indian: Three Women Scientists Who Helped India Reach Mars In The Very First Attempt

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Making Science Public: The mystery of the missing Martians

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Paul Villard

Royal Museums Greenwich: Astronomy in the 19th century

The Atlantic: What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator?

Open Culture: How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked: Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

Yovisto: Edward Teller and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The ‘Balloon Maps’ That Aided Exploration, War, and Tourism

British Library: Maps and views blog: ‘Lhasa Englishman First’

OUP Blog: How has map reading changed since the 1600s?

Yovisto: Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole Expeditions

Royal Museums Greenwich: Shackleton’s search for the South Pole

Nimrod Expedition South Pole Party (left to right): Wild, Shackleton, Marshall and Adams.

Nimrod Expedition South Pole Party (left to right): Wild, Shackleton, Marshall and Adams.

 

Digital Journal: Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition’s crew

British Library: Asian and African Studies Blog. The Wise Collection: Acquiring Knowledge on Tibet in the late 1850s

British Library: Maps: The map of the world in the 20th century

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 

Beastly Histories: Popular Representations of the Victorian Vivisection Debate in Punch Magazine

Thomas Morris: The ear maggots

 

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 1. – Beginnings and the Way to London

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 2. – Medical School Days

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 3: A medical living and the arrival of ether

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: The great women of anaesthesia: Janet Lindsay Greig

Janet Lindsay Greig

Janet Lindsay Greig

Yovisto: Alec Jeffreys and the Genetic Fingerprint

Science Museum: Brought to Life: Nicholas Culpeper (1616–54)

The Recipes Project: How to Cure a ‘Headache’ in a Mesopotamian Way?

h-madness: Bulletin of the History of Medicine

BBC Culture: How Bedlam became ‘a palace for lunatics’

Dr Alum Withey: Sick Servants in Early Modern Britain

Nicholas Maes, the Idle Servant – image from Wikimedia Commons

Nicholas Maes, the Idle Servant – image from Wikimedia Commons

The JAMA Network: Electromagnetic Foreign Body Locator in Otolaryngology

Thomas Morris: She cut off his nose with a carving knife

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Physical Examination and Diagnosis in the College Collections

NYAM: Dr David Hosack, Physician to Hamilton and Burr

The Atlantic: How Ancient Cure-Alls Paved the Way for Drug Regulation

JSTOR Daily: When Russia Conquered the World with White Oil

Nursing Clio: Faith, Reproductive Politics and Resistance: A Conversation with the Reverend Joan Bates Forsberg

Joan Forsberg. (Courtesy of Yale Divinity School Memorabilia, RG 53, Series 5: Faculty Photos.)

Joan Forsberg. (Courtesy of Yale Divinity School Memorabilia, RG 53, Series 5: Faculty Photos.)

DNA Science Blog: A Necessary Retelling of the Smallpox Vaccine Story

Smithsonian.com: The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today

Medievalists.net: Make-Up and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Slate: John Bailar’s Righteous Attack on the ‘war on Cancer’

Bizarre Victoria: The No Nose Club

Thomas Morris: Evacuated with a spoon

Academia: Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist and Plague in London

Medievalists.net: 10 Tips on Surviving a Poisoning from Maimonides

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Nottingham Post: Tributes paid to one of the heroes of Bletchley Park

CNN Money: Apple: Hello, iPhone

Smithsonian.com: Escape Artist harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn’t Want Anybody to Know

Cincinnati.com: How the suspension bridge became an icon

Yovisto: Donald Knuth and the Art of Programming

Yovisto: The Watches of Abraham-Louis Bréguet

Yovisto: William Hedley and his Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy 1862 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Puffing Billy 1862
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Valentin Glushko and the Space Race

The Royal Society: Forms of miners’ safety lamp

Yovisto: Baron Haussmann’s Renovation of Paris

Yovisto: Amelia Earhart – Record-Breaking Aviation Pioneer

Atlas Obscura: The Bird-Like Soviet Flying Machine That Never Quite Took Off

Bizarre Victoria: The Newark Steam Man

boingboing: My first Enigma machine: Mattel once sold a Barbie typewriter with built-in crypto capabilities

 

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Dittrick Museum Blog: Seeing Small: How the Microscope Changed Everything

Atlas Obscura: The Best kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was a Small, Short-legged Dog

MK Pulse Magazine: The fascinating story behind Colossus

Conciatore: Enamels in the 17th Century

The Spectator: The greatest hackers of the first world war

Tedium: Streaming Before Netflix

BBC News: Programming in the early days of the computer age

Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night Photo: G R Harvey

Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night
Photo: G R Harvey

Medievalists.net: River navigation in Medieval England

Smithsonian.com: This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Kyanite

Yovisto: How a Cobbler became the ‘Princeps Botanicorum’ – Carl Linnaeus

The New York Times: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

The New York Times Magazine: Neanderthals Were People, too

Yovisto: Elizabeth Gertrude Britton Knight and the Study of Mosses

Elizabeth Gertrude Knight (Later Britton) (1858-1934) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Elizabeth Gertrude Knight (Later Britton) (1858-1934)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

OUP Blog: Aldo Leopold at 130

CHF: Distillations: Man Made: A History of Synthetic Life

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Pengelly

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: Brixham Cave, 1859

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading December 2016

The Pleistocene Scene: Moving Beyond Trees: Metaphors for Evolution

TrowelBlazers: Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray, front centre, with Miss Hart-Davies, Mr Standen and Mr. Wilfred Jackson (May 1908). Murray supervised the public unwrapping - in front of an audience of 500 people – of a mummy from the Tomb of the Two Brothers at the Manchester Museum. Copyright Manchester Museum, all right reserved.

Margaret Murray, front centre, with Miss Hart-Davies, Mr Standen and Mr. Wilfred Jackson (May 1908). Murray supervised the public unwrapping – in front of an audience of 500 people – of a mummy from the Tomb of the Two Brothers at the Manchester Museum. Copyright Manchester Museum, all right reserved.

OZY.com: How Darwin’s Social Anxiety Nearly Prevented the Discovery of Evolution

Hakai Magazine: Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

International Business Times: It became cold. I mean, really cold: Global temperatures in the aftermath of the dinosaur-killing asteroid

This Day in Water History: January 13, 1916: Los Angeles Water Supply Purity

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Economic Botany Collection

Atlas Obscura: The Meatless, Wheatless Meals of World War I America

Yovisto: Matthew Fountaine Maury and the Oceanography

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Jan Baptiste Helmont and the Gases

Posthumous portrait of Jan Baptist van Helmont Source: Wikimedia Commons

Posthumous portrait of Jan Baptist van Helmont
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: Revolutionary Instruments: Lavoisier’s Tool’s as Objets d’Art

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Conciatore: Glass: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft

Advances in the History of Psychology: Winter 2017 Issue of JHBS Contents

Cambridge Core Blog: Deceived by Orchids

AEON: Child’s play

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 1 – January 2017 Table of Contents

Making Visible: The Graphic and Visual Practices of the Early Royal Society: An Image Interview with Alice Marples

Dr Charlotte Mathieson: New Research: Sunburn and Tanning in Victorian Medicine and Culture

Past & Present: History from Oxford: Volume 230 suppl 11 2016: The Social History of Archive Record Keeping in Early Modern Europe: Table of Contents (oa)

The Atlantic: All of Human Knowledge Buried in a Salt Mine

Hallstatt, Austria, is home to the world's largest salt mine—and a growing collection of information-storing ceramic plates.

Hallstatt, Austria, is home to the world’s largest salt mine—and a growing collection of information-storing ceramic plates.

OUP Blog: Spectacular science in the shadows of New York

The Recipes Blog: Illustrated Recipes in Crophill’s Cookery

Paul Graham: The Risk of Discovery

The Freethink Tank: Interview with Professor Jim Al-Khalili

littleBits: 7 women in STEM every kid should know: They changed the world

University of Glasgow Library: William Hunter’s Library: Transcribing the early catalogues

The #EnvHist Weekly

Blink: Raga Bhairavi for a dinosaur

Nautilus: Cosmos: Fine-Tuning Does Not Imply a Fine Tuner

Archivalia: Nachlass Alexander von Humboldts online

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Glassware in Alchemy

Antonio Neri (1598-1600), "Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo" f. 38

Antonio Neri (1598-1600),
“Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo” f. 38

Academia: The Philosopher-Magus: Apuleius in the Mirror of Theurgy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Popular Science: Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction – James Binney

The Renaissance Mathematicus: He fought for his mother

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Physics Today: The Glass Universe illuminates the lives of early female astronomers

Hakai Magazine: The Tide and Tides

Forbes: The 10 Best Popular Science Books of 2016: Biological Section

NEW BOOKS:

University of Chicago Press: Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovations in Twentieth Century America

Royal College of Physicians: In conversation: The curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne

The New York Times: Books: Best Sellers Science

Historiens de la santé: Childbirth, Maternity, and Medical Pluralism in French Colonial Vietnam, 1880–1945

Routledge: The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

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Cornell University Press: The Power of Systems

Boydell & Brewer: Setting Nutritional Standards: Theory, Policies, Practice

Academia: Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century (2 vols.)

Penguin: Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book)

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ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science: How a 19th century concoction transformed oil painting

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

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

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

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

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

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CLOSING SOON: 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

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

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:

Kepler’s Trial: An Opera

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Fusion: A movie about black female mathematicians just beat ‘Star Wars’ to become the top film in America

The Atlantic: What Sets the Smart Heroines of Hidden Figures Apart

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

EVENTS:

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Talk: Maister Peter Lowe and Glasgow 19 January 2017

The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster

UCK School of Pharmacy: BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal 6 February 2017

NYAM: Event Announcement: The Roles of Physicians in 19th Century Polar Exploration

Surgeon’s Hall Museum: Lecture: Burke and Hare: Dissected 27 January 2017

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

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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:

Painting of John Arbuthnot, the physician and mathematician, by Godfrey Kneller Source: Wikimedia Commons

Painting of John Arbuthnot, the physician and mathematician, by Godfrey Kneller
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

ars technica: PBS’ Containment reflects on the challengers od storing radioactive waste

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Chic Inspector: Black Girls Code Interview The Stars of Hidden Figures

Greece High Definition: The Antikythera mechanism

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Soundcloud: Science Friday: Slow Science: A Look at Long-Lived Experiments

History Hit: Podcasts: January 10: The Wheel

KBPS: ‘Containment’ Envisions Nuclear Waste Storage 10,000 Years in the Future

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Birth of Photography

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

Conférence de Laurence Monnais (Historienne, Université de Montréal): Médecine et santé : historiciser et « décoloniser » une relation (dis)tendue 26 janvier 2017

University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

The Royal Society: Scientific Diaries Workshop 27 January 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

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

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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

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

notchesUniversity 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

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

Indiana 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 Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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‘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

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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:

Birkbeck, University of London: Lecturer A in Early Modern History (any aspect!)

New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology

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University of Manchester: Research Associate in the History of Twentieth-Century Physiology & Genetics

Royal Historical Society: RHS Grants for Postgraduate Research Expenses 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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