Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #23

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 #23

Monday 23 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week and another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

I started my career in history not as a historian but as an archaeologist and although I dropped out of university after only one year, over the next eight years or so I racked up an impressive amount of experience as a freelance field archaeologist or digger as we were known in the dim and distant days of the 1970s.

I am also for my sins the son of a professional archaeologists and although my father’s area of study was South East Asia, he got his excavation experience in the UK in the 1950’s, including being part of the team under the leadership of Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson (under whom I studied twenty years later), which carried out the first modern excavation of Stonehenge. My father’s work involved investigating the so-called Avenue, the circa 3 kilometre path leading from Stonehenge to the River Avon.

The Avenue at Stonehenge looking NEE towards Old and New King Barrows Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Avenue at Stonehenge looking NEE towards Old and New King Barrows
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Avenue is just one of the features of the Stonehenge landscape whose archaeological integrity is severely threatened by the British governments plans to modernise the A303 by constructing a massive tunnel where it passes Stonehenge.

Boundary and key sites on the Avebury section of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site Source: Wikimedia Commons

Boundary and key sites on the Avebury section of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site
Source: Wikimedia Commons

For a historian I have a surprisingly ambivalent attitude to historical conservation. I think some authorities are over eager in slapping conservation orders and listed building status on every heap of rubble that is more than fifty years old but Stonehenge is in the true meaning of the word unique. It is one of the most important archaeoastronomical sites on the entire planet and, although severely battered, it has survived nearly 4000 years of human abuse. I think we should do everything within our power to see that it survives another 4000.

Sign petitions! Raise a ruckus! Write to your MP! Do what ever is necessary to stop this barbaric plan to drive a massive motorway tunnel through one of the most precious archaeological landscapes in the world!

Youtube: Tom Holland: No Tunnel! Save Stonehenge!

The Conversation: Archaeologists: the A303 is a crucial part of Stonehenge’s setting

Quotes of the week:

“People don´t love science, they just love a pornographic caricature of it” – David Bressan (@David_Bressan)

“They wanted a plutocracy – government by dwarf planets” – John Wilkins (@john_s_wilkins)

“I’d love to hear a musical arrangement of a blackbird’s song”

“Orchestral?”

“No, just a blackbird” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, born 18 January 1882

A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, born 18 January 1882

“Narnia, Westeros and Middle Earth are queuing up for a trade deal with the UK, says Boris Johnson” – Marcus Chown (@marcuschown)

“Word of the day: kakistrocracy—government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens (from the Greek for worst, kakistos)” – Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo)

“Psych: I’ve got good news for you: you don’t have an inferiority complex; you *are* inferior” – CHOTS (@KentCHOTS)

“The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook: a superposition of Jerome Cardano and quantum theory” – Michael Brooks (@DrMichaelBrooks)

“History is nothing but a legacy of unintended consequences” – Patrick McCray (@LeapingRobot)

Joseph Addison describes himself as a "citizen of the world" in London in 1711 h/t @sally_holloway

Joseph Addison describes himself as a “citizen of the world” in London in 1711 h/t @sally_holloway

“A ‘foible’ is something coughed up by cats in New York” – Jason (@NickMotown)

“How did you know so much about computers?”

Grace Hopper – “I didn’t, it was the first one” – Interviewed by David Letterman

“Let the Dark Ages begin. Raise the sorcerers from their mountain caves. Weaponise everything!!

Make Alchemy Great Again” – Rohit Gupta (@fadesingh)

“There really is nothing like a good book. Well, except for an average book. That’s pretty similar, just not quite as good” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“A historian is crying. His tears are clocks” – Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot)

Stolen from Marty Mouse House on Facebook

Stolen from Marty Mouse House on Facebook

Birthday of the Week:

 Marie-Anne Paulze born 20 January 1758

Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze with her husband Antoine Lavoisier Source: Wikimedia Commons

Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze with her husband Antoine Lavoisier
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linday Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Marie-Anne Paulze

Johannes Schöner born 16 January 1477 died 16 January 1547

Joan Schöner Mathematicus Source: Wikimedia Commons

Joan Schöner Mathematicus
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Circumnavigating the Globe

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Dying to make life easier for historians

Youtube: John Hessler, author of A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox

Youtube: Library of Congress: A Globemaker’s Toolbox: Johannes Schöner & the Revolution of Modern Science 1475­–1550

Benjamin Franklin born 17 January 1706

Franklin in London, 1767, wearing a blue suit with elaborate gold braid and buttons, a far cry from the simple dress he affected at the French court in later years. Painting by David Martin, displayed in the White House. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franklin in London, 1767, wearing a blue suit with elaborate gold braid and buttons, a far cry from the simple dress he affected at the French court in later years. Painting by David Martin, displayed in the White House.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Benjamin Franklin

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Benjamin Franklin

The New York Times: For Ben Franklin’s Birthday, His First Piece of Printing Reappears

Smithsonian.com: Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women)

 

Edward Tyson born 20 January 1651

Edward Tyson Portrait by Edmund Lilly (c. 1695) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edward Tyson Portrait by Edmund Lilly (c. 1695)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

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Horace Wells born 21 January 1815

Dr. Horace Wells Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Horace Wells
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Connecticut History: Horace Wells Discovers Pain-free Dentistry

Anesthesiology: Horace Wells’ Demonstration of Nitrous Oxide in Boston

Francis Bacon born 22 January 1561

The 18-year-old Francis Bacon. Inscription around his head reads: Si tabula daretur digna animum mallem, Latin for "If one could but paint his mind". National Portrait Gallery, Londonby Nicholas Hilliard, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578 Source: Wikimedia Commons

The 18-year-old Francis Bacon. Inscription around his head reads: Si tabula daretur digna animum mallem, Latin for “If one could but paint his mind”. National Portrait Gallery, London by Nicholas Hilliard, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Baconian Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Lisa commits the ‘father of’ sin

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Songs from the History of Science: The Astronomer’s Drinking Song

Yovisto: Lunokhod 2 and the Soviet Moon Progamme

AHF: Robert R. Wilson

NASA: Biographical Data: Eugene A. Cernan

In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus–Littrow valley. Near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface, Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover's umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt's reflection can just be made out in Cernan's helmet. NASA / Harrison H. Schmitt Source: Wikimedia Commons

In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus–Littrow valley. Near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface, Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover’s umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt’s reflection can just be made out in Cernan’s helmet.
NASA / Harrison H. Schmitt
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gizmodo: These Are The Last Words That Were Said On The Moon

AHF: Irene Joliot-Curie

WMOT Roots Radio: Modern Cosmology Turns 100

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Gazette: This month in history: Terra Nova Expedition 1910–13

Yovisto: The Nimrod Expedition

Scott Polar Research Institute Ceiling Arctic

Scott Polar Research Institute: Ceiling Arctic

Scott Polar Research Institute: Picture Library catalogue: Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921–22

Scott Polar Research Institute: Ceiling Antarctic

Scott Polar Research Institute: Ceiling Antarctic

The European Library: Manuscript Maps of Switzerland and Abroad

Daily News: Turkey’s cartographic history is on display at museum

BBC Culture: The provocative maps that tell Britain’s history

staugustine.com: St. Augustine Historical Society works to save ‘precious historical documents

The Journal of the Hakluyt Society: Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Robert Bartlett, and the Karluk Disaster: A Reassessment

Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

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Medievalists.net: A 16th century view of North America in the Vallard Atlas

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Medicine, Ancient and Modern Blog: The Real Stuff: Galen and the Middle East

Ciara Meehan: Sex Education Without the Sex

Thomas Morris: The boy who vomited his own twin

Thomas Morris: The soldier operated on himself

The Public Domain Review: A Treatise on Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820)

Atlas Obscura: Romans Used to Ward Off Sickness with Flying Penis Amulets

A winged phallus at the British Museum in London ASHLEY VAN HAEFTEN

A winged phallus at the British Museum in London ASHLEY VAN HAEFTEN

Notches: Church Ladies for Choice: Queer Responses to Anti-Abortion Politics in the 1990s

Medium: A Handy Guide to Death by Masturbation

The Public Domain Review: Nekrokedeia or The Art of Embalming (1705)

The Globe and Mail: How the discovery of stem cells revolutionized medicine

The Guardian: Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

Remedia: The Backstage of Hysteria: Medicine in the Photographic Studio

Figure 5: “Faradisation progressive du muscle frontal chez une hystérique dans la catalepsie”, Albert Londe, La Photographie Médicale, 1893, p.93.

Figure 5: “Faradisation progressive du muscle frontal chez une hystérique dans la catalepsie”, Albert Londe, La Photographie Médicale, 1893, p.93.

The Recipes Project: Searching for Syphilis in Recipe Books

general-anaesthesia.com: Professor James Young Simpson (1811–1870)

Southern Spaces: DDT Disbelievers: Health and the New Economic Poisons in Georgia after World War II

The New Inquiry: Lady Science: Healing History

Northumberland Archives: The travels of TB patients – other sanatoria from the Stannington patient files

Medievalists.net: Toxicology and Treatment: Medical Authorities and Snake-bite in the Middle Ages

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Atlas Obscura: Poveglia Plague Island

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: Contagion Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Storia Della Medicina. Il Blog: Il Galvanometro A Corda

Nursing Clio: Coat Hangers and Knitting Needles: A Brief History of Self-Induced Abortion

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

wnpr: Hartford Was the Typewriter Capital of the Country

Lemelson Center: Yankee Ingenuity: Hartford, CT

Conciatore: Reflections on the Mirror

Conciatore: Like Snow from Heaven

Atlas Obscura: The Voder, the First Machine to Create Human Speech

Yovisto: Thomas Sopwith and his legendary aircrafts

Thomas Sopwith around 1911. Image: Library of Congress

Thomas Sopwith around 1911. Image: Library of Congress

boston.com: It’s been exactly 98 years since a giant wave of molasses killed 21 people in Boston

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Federico Faggin Biography

BT: Captain Scott’s British Antarctic Exhibition (sic): The role BT’s ancestor played in designing his phone system

Yovisto: Thomas Augustus Watson – Recipient of the Very First Phone Call

Yovisto: Ray Dolby and the Noise Reduction System

Atlas Obscura: In the 1960s, Telegraph Poles Were Equipped With Nuclear Bomb Alarms

Strategic Air Command headquarters, c. 1961. NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Strategic Air Command headquarters, c. 1961. NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

BBC News: Alan Turing’s notebook goes on display at Bletchley Park

Mail Online: Cracking the Enigma code was diversion for Alan Turing

Othmeralia: Electrical Heating by Edwin J. Houston 1895

Scottish Science Hall of Fame: James Watt (1736–1819)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – David Steel

Interesting Engineering: The 20 Greatest Engineers of All Time

Atlas Obscura: C-97 Stratofreighter at the Don Q Inn

Engineering-Timelines: Mersey Railway

The New York Times: Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

 

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Colonel Unthank’s Norwich: When Norwich was the centre of the world

NICHE: Environmental History, Conservation, and the Social Sciences

Mapping Ignorance: Columbus and the shape of the Earth, a “Hollywood” story

Yovisto: August Weismann – the Founder of Neo-Darwinism

Yovisto: Gaspard Bauhin and the Classification of Plants

Twilight Beasts: Time capsules from the Ice Age

A mummified Arctic Ground Squirrel from Alaska. 20,000 years ago this squirrel curled up and went to sleep. But never woke up. (Image by Ryan Somma, Public Domain)

A mummified Arctic Ground Squirrel from Alaska. 20,000 years ago this squirrel curled up and went to sleep. But never woke up. (Image by Ryan Somma, Public Domain)

Yovisto: François Lenormant and the Akkadian Language

Yovisto: Caspar Friedrich Wolff – the Founder of Embryology

A short history of climate change: Story two. Dr Keeling and his curve

3 Languedoc-Roussillon: L’herbier géant de l’Institut de botanique de Montpellier bientôt numérisé

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Specimen of the Week 275: Mystery wax models

Forbes: From Art to Myth, the Relationship of Our Ancestors with Volcanoes

The remains of the volcano of Thera in a print from 1866. Photo by David Bressan.

The remains of the volcano of Thera in a print from 1866. Photo by David Bressan.

 

Scientific Chamber of Horrors: Frank versus the volcano (1929)

The Royal Institution: Ten Journals of John Tyndall newly identified at the Royal Institution

Letters from Gondwana: Forgotten Women of Paleontology: Emily Dix

Natural History Museum: The whale story: Richard Owen

Staff stand in front of a blue whale model. In this photo, taken in the 1930s, the Whale Hall had only just opened.

Staff stand in front of a blue whale model. In this photo, taken in the 1930s, the Whale Hall had only just opened.

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Artturi Ilmari Virtanen and the AIV Silage

Nature: Chemistry: The hidden war

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Franklin

Edward Frankland 1894 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edward Frankland 1894
Source: Wikimedia Commons

APS News: This Month in Physics History: January 19, 1894: James Dewar produces solid air

CHF: Marie Maynard Daily

Marie Maynard Daly. Queens College Silhouette Yearbook, 1942. Courtesy Queens College.

Marie Maynard Daly. Queens College Silhouette Yearbook, 1942.
Courtesy Queens College.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

npr: Passions Flare Over Memory of the Manhattan Project

The National Bureau of Economic Research: Prestige and Profit: The Royal Society of Arts and Incentives for Innovation, 1750­–1850

Cognitive Medium: Thought as a Technology

The Recipes Project: Tales from the Archives: A New Year’s Recipe from Old Prussia

The National Archives: Science and Technology Archives Group

The Irish Times: Unthinkable: The Islamic thinker who ‘proved’ God exists

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

Conciatore: Montaigne in Florence

University of Leiden: Personal archive of Christiaan Huygens online

Christiaan Huygens, relief by Jean-Jacques Clérion, around 1670? Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christiaan Huygens, relief by Jean-Jacques Clérion, around 1670?
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Royal Society: The Repository: Hats off to 2017!

The #EnvHist Weekly

Archaeology: Recovering Hidden Texts

Bulletin of the History of Medicine: Volume 90, Number 4, Winter 2016 Table of Contents

Journal of the American Revolution: Thomas Jefferson, Scientist

History of Medicine & Medical Humanities: New Research Portal

newsworks: After leading British Museum, scientist in his element at Chemical Heritage Foundation

Chemical Heritage Foundation president Robert Anderson formerly directed the British Musuem. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Chemical Heritage Foundation president Robert Anderson formerly directed the British Musuem. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The New Inquiry: Lady Science: Feminist Anthropology Part II

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Why Mathematicus?

Nautilus Cosmos: Why an Expert on Black Holes Reads the Bhagavad Gita

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Motherboard: The ‘Hidden Figures’ of NASA’s Early Years and the Woman Who Told Their Story

Notches: Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome

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The New York Times: Evolutionary Wars: How Darwin’s Masterwork Shook Up America

Popular Science: The Voynich Manuscript – Raymond Clemens (Ed.)

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The End of Epilepsy? A history of the modern era of epilepsy research 1860-2010

CRNS Editions: Une histoire des empires maritimes

Harvard University Press: Success and Suppression: Arabic Science and Philosophy in the Renaissance

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fmsh: le comptoir des presses d’universités: Les enseignants de la Faculté des sciences de Nancy et de ses instituts Dictionnaire biographique (1854-1918)

Faith and Wisdom in Science: ‘Let There Be Science’ – Publication Day

Historiens de la santé: Women Medical Doctors in the United States Before the Civil War: A Biographical Dictionary

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Journal of Victorian Culture Online: Charlotte Mathieson, ‘Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy’

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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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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

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:

The Atlantic: Hidden Figures and the Appeal of Math in an Age of Inequality

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:

The Royal Society: Workshop: Scientists and their Diaries 27 January 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

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

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

University of Birmingham: Lecture: Making Manhood, Making Science: Myths of identity in modern sport and exploration 6 February 2017

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The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster 21 February 2017

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 1 February 2017

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

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PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Christiaan Huygens. Cut from the engraving following the painting of Caspar Netscher by G. Edelinck, between 1684 and 1687. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christiaan Huygens. Cut from the engraving following the painting of Caspar Netscher by G. Edelinck, between 1684 and 1687.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Under the Microscope – Objectivity #102

Youtube: Royal Society: Halley’s Fish – Objectivity #6

Youtube: Royal Society: Under the Microscope – Objectivity #102

Youtube: Science Museum: Tom Heap looks at the past, present and future of agriculture at the Science Museum

Youtube: 3-hour Discussion on Metaphysics (Sheldrake, Dennett, Dyson, Toulmin, Sacks Gould and Kayser

Atlas Obscura: How Museum Preparators Uncover Fossil Specimens

Youtube: Al Capone’s Grave – Episode 10 – Under the Knife

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Farewell Doctor Finlay

NICHE: Nature’s Past Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

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

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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:

CHSTM: Fellowships

Die Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel: Astronomisch-Physikalischen Kabinett: einer wissenschaftlichen Volontärin oder eines wissenschaftlichen Volontärs ab dem 01.03.2017 für die Dauer von zwei Jahren

University of Manchester: Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health School of Medical Sciences Medical Education: Research Associate in the History of Twentieth-Century Physiology & Genetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About thonyc

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