Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #24

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 #24

Monday 30 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 A turbulent week in world politics, which robs one of the will to spend time on #histSTM, but we have overcome our depression to bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list covering those still posting in the Internet on the histories of science, technology and medicine over the fraught last seven days.

Both the Brexit in the UK and Trump’s presidency in the US are viewed as threatening to the international science community, a threat that is somehow strengthened by the Trump Whitehouse team’s creation of the concept of ‘alternative facts’, what any rational person would simply call lies.

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This situation has led many (well meaning people) on the Internet to proclaim science to be some form of unvarnished truth to be promoted against the political purveyors of lies. This attitude has brought out the #histSTM people who have been pointing out the science in the contexts ion which it is created is anything but neutral (its sexist, racists, etc., etc.) and that scientific theories are not truth with a capital ‘T’. Below are some of the Twitter exchanges/comments on the subject that caught our eye.

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 “*whispering* Guys, I am all about defending journalistic integrity and opposing clickbaity news, but ‘Truth’ is…a complicated idea. There’s not just a thing, TRUTH, lying on the ground that we can pick up and announce to the world” – Christine (@ChristineDBaker)

“I’m also finding the ‘but science=objective unproblematic truth (bitches)’ vibe unhelpful” – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“I think “striving for accuracy” (rather than claiming definite access to the TRUTH) a great way of putting it. But it is also, always and absolutely, it about about choosing values too” – Rebekah Higgitt (@beckyfh)

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Science is without bias.

Science is without borders.

Science is without color or Creed.

Science is the great equalizer – Isley Resistance (@IsleyResistance)

“This is so hardcore wrong like I’m with y’all STEM folk but this reads as “colorblind” racism, for starters, & is just really not a good look” – Stephanie McKellop (@McKellogs)

sadly, none of those things are true

bias: a whole field exists to address this problem (statistics)

borders: arms race, space race, defense department has largest R&D budget by far

color/creed: over 90% of research on genetics & disease is on white people

minorities are underrepresented in academia

science is not immune to forces like capitalism, sexism, racism, nationalism, etc. It may be more resistant, but not immune

“You are discussing factors that dictate what science may do & how it gets used. NOT the same as science” – Dr Robert Sprackland (@RSprackland)

science as practiced is more relevant than an unrealized ideal – Data Alchemist (@joftius

absolutely. Science aint a Neil Tyson quote. Its real people working in real poli/economic systems Cody Burleson (@Cody Turtleson)

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“It is a shame that so many scientists seem to believe that science is now becoming politicized. Science has always been political” – Kele Cable (@KeleCable)

THIS! Science is a human endeavor – Jeff Schramm (@DrJSchramm)

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 Quotes of the week:

 “*screaming* with laughter at idea that the problem with current world leaders is that they ‘imbibed’ too much po-mo sociology etc at uni” – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“Mystery isn’t something that is gradually evaporating. It grows along with knowledge.” – Flannery O’Conner h/t @JohnDCook

“I have a question – will the walls surrounding the country have rubber padding?” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

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“Climate Change Rule of Thumb: Am I comparing to yesterday? Weather. Am I comparing to long-term records? Climate! Thank you” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” – Theodosius Dobzhansky – Born 25 January 1900

“Don’t say one damn word about ‘snowflakes’ or ‘safe spaces’ while your president is scared to look science in the eye” – Sarcastic Rover (@SarcasticRover)

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“I’m reading Carr’s What is History? with a first-year seminar this term. It’s not lost on us that chapter 1 treats historians & facts” Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

“Piers Morgan and Iain Duncan Smith are both drowning and you only have time to save one. What kind of sandwich would you make?” – Andrew Brooks (@taxbod)

“The belief in historical destiny is sheer superstition” – Karl Popper

Birthday of the Week:

Bessie Coleman born 26 January 1892

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Google Doodle: Bessie Coleman’s 125th Birthday

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Smithsonian.com: The ‘Queen of the Sky’ Is Finally Getting Her Due

Kathleen Lonsdale Born 28 January 1903

Kathleen Lonsdale Credit: Royal Institution

Kathleen Lonsdale
Credit: Royal Institution

175 Faces of Chemistry: Dame Kathleen Lonsdale DBE FRS

The Royal Institution: Spotlight on Kathleen Lonsdale

Ed Roberts born 23 January 1939

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Google Doodle: Ed Roberts’s 78th Birthday

Smithsonian.com: Ed Roberts’ Wheelchair Records a Story of Obstacles Overcome

The (Dwarf) Planet Pluto first photographed 23 January 1930

Clyde Tombaugh

Clyde Tombaugh

Lowell Observatory: The Discovery of Pluto

Robert Boyle born 25 January 1627

Robert Boyle Portrait by Johann Kerseboom Source: Wikimedia Commons

Robert Boyle Portrait by Johann Kerseboom
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Boyle

The Royal Society: The Repository: What scientists want: Robert Boyle’s to-do list

Roy Chapman Andrews born 26 January 1880

Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the Adventuress, 1913 © AMNH Library

Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the Adventuress, 1913 © AMNH Library

American Museum of Natural History: Happy Birthday, Roy Chapman Andrews!

Johannes Hevelius born 28 January 1611 died 28 January 1687

Johannes Hevelius Portrait by Daniel Schultz Source: Wikimedia Commons

Johannes Hevelius Portrait by Daniel Schultz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The last great naked-eye astronomer

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

AHF: Chicago Il

Yovisto: Ernst Abbe – Brilliant Engineer and Courageous Social Reformer

Yovisto: Paul Langevin and the Langevin Dynamics

Skulls in the Stars: Pepper’s last optical illusion: metempsychosis

AHF: Edward C. Creutz

NASA: Glenn Research Center

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Stars in Their Eyes: Art and Medieval Astronomy

Diagram of the harmony of the planets, marked with names of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and the Moon, following a commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses, France, c. 1225-1275, Burney MS 224, f. 191v

Diagram of the harmony of the planets, marked with names of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and the Moon, following a commentary on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, France, c. 1225-1275, Burney MS 224, f. 191v

AHF: Native Americans and the Manhattan Project

AHF: Broken Arrow Accidents

Professor Sarah Peverley: Medieval Depictions of Stonehenge

Stonehenge in a copy of the Scala Mundi in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 194, f. 57

Stonehenge in a copy of the Scala Mundi in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 194, f. 57

AHF: Niels Bohr Announces the Discovery of Fission

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Alexander Langsdorf’s Interview

ars technica: The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single park, and death in 17 seconds

The Aspen Institute: What the Manhattan Project Can Teach Us About Scientific Cooperation

Royal Museums Greenwich: Muslims and the Stars: A medieval Planetarium

Physics Today: What it took to be a NASA Computer

Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a calculating machine and a special globe known as a celestial training device. Credit: NASA

Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a calculating machine and a special globe known as a celestial training device. Credit: NASA

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland

Royal Museums Greenwich: William Baffin North-West Passage expedition 1615–16

Miami Herald: This college donation is truly historic. And it’s not just the artifacts involved

British Library: Maps and views blog: Shattered Maps

lan Panoramique Expo 1958, Brussels 1958. British Library Maps.CC.6.a.74.

lan Panoramique Expo 1958, Brussels 1958. British Library Maps.CC.6.a.74.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Felix Booth

Brilliant Maps: Byzantine Constantinople Before It Was Istanbul

British Library: Maps and views blog: Cover story

British Library: Untold lives blog: The East India Company and Nootka Sound

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Johannes Honter

Map of Transylvania. Made in 1532 by Johannes Honterus. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Map of Transylvania. Made in 1532 by Johannes Honterus.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Albert Neisser and the Causative Agent of Gonorrhea

Society for the History of Technology: Reproductive Technologies in Modern America

Sevo-Awesome: Harold Griffith and the Curare Connection

The Herald: Unknown gem proves a cut above the rest in city centre

Nursing Clio: Mental Health and Criminal Justice in Civil War Kentucky

Remedia: Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

Nicolaus Rüdinger, Topographisch-chirurgische Anatomie des Menschen (Stuttgart, 1877). National Library of Medicine. Wilhelm His dismissed Rüdinger’s “images…which are half photograph, half painting, [and which] make a rather uncomfortable impression” (1891).

Nicolaus Rüdinger, Topographisch-chirurgische Anatomie des Menschen (Stuttgart, 1877). National Library of Medicine. Wilhelm His dismissed Rüdinger’s “images…which are half photograph, half painting, [and which] make a rather uncomfortable impression” (1891).

Thomas Morris: A dismal tail

Early Modern Medicine: Calling for Back Up

Atlas Obscura: The Mistaken Case of the Killer Cornbread

Joseph T Clover: Combined gas and ether apparatus, 1876

Thomas Morris: Firearm fires forearm

Wellcome Library: Early modern Ottoman spaces and sites of medical healing and learning

Circumcision of a male infant. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Circumcision of a male infant.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Atlas Obscura: Under the Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum

BBC News: Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

Duke University Libraries: From the History of Medicine Artifacts Collection: Perkins’s Tractors

Royal College of Physicians: Escaping the Holocaust: the stories of three RCP fellows

The History of Modern Biomedicine: Keith Norris

The Discovery of Bioelectricity: Thomas Willis: A Brief Biography

Thomas Willis Pathologiae cerebri et nervosi generis specimen Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Willis
Pathologiae cerebri et nervosi generis specimen
Source: Wikimedia Commons

JRMS: Thomas Willis and the background to Cerebri Anatome

Hektoen International: Stephen Hales

Pen and Pension: A Pair of Famous Quacks

PLOS: Investigation of a Medieval Pilgrim Burial Excavated from the Leprosarium of St Mary Magdalen Winchester, UK

Thomas Morris: The case of the luminous patients

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Rhapsody in Books Weblog: January 24, 1950 – Patent Issued for the Microwave Oven

Don Suber: Exceptional American of the day: Percy Spencer, invented the microwave oven

Museum of Modern Art: Peter Cook Plug-in City: Maximum pressure Area, project, Section 1964

Atlas Obscura: The 19th-Century Iron Balls Still Cleaning the Paris Sewers

BBC News: How Rudolf Diesel’s engine changed the world

Smithsonian.com: Why Did People Think Steam-Powered Cars Were a Good Idea?

Fred Marriott in his modified Stanley Steamer, the Rocket, shortly before he broke the land-speed record. (Wikimedia Commons)

Fred Marriott in his modified Stanley Steamer, the Rocket, shortly before he broke the land-speed record. (Wikimedia Commons)

laststandonzombieisland: The Reich’s diesel-powered floating airport

R.A. MOOG: Moog Archives

Historic England: Mills

Conciatore: Creative Use of Mirrors

Atlas Obscura: In 1969, One Inventor Tried to Sell Police a ‘Net Gun’ for catching Robbers

On Display: Exhibit at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science Cambridge

The question of value: what is a sextant worth?

The question of value: what is a sextant worth?

IEEE USA: Insight: The Long Road to Consumer Virtual Reality, Part 1

Hakai Magazine: No Wool, No Vikings

Geek History: Early television technology frequently asked questions

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Andrija Mohorovičič and the Mohorovičič Discontinuity

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

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CBC News: How one man’s basement collection became ‘a Canadian treasure’

NICHE: Down the Line: Exploring the Environmental History of Pipelines

The New York Times: A Pioneering Woman of Science Re-Emerges After 300-Years

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands, had a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist. CREDITJACOB HOUBRAKEN, AFTER GEORG GSELL, VIA METAMORPHOSIS INSECTORUM SURINAMENSIUM, AMSTERDAM 1705, THE HAGUE, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE NETHERLANDS

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands, had a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist. CREDITJACOB HOUBRAKEN, AFTER GEORG GSELL, VIA METAMORPHOSIS INSECTORUM SURINAMENSIUM, AMSTERDAM 1705, THE HAGUE, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE NETHERLANDS

Early Women in Science: Maria Sibylla Merian (Entomologist, Natural History Illustrator)

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium

The Scotsman: How The Scotsman broke the story of the Ice Age

The Recipes Project: Thinking About 17th C. Potatoes (and Eating Them)

History Today: The TrowelBlazing Women of Archaeology

Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: HPS in 20 Object: Object 11: Astbury Camera

Astbury experiments with his electron microscope

Astbury experiments with his electron microscope

EurekAlert! One of the world largest digital herbaria launched

Oxford Academic: Environmental History: The Early Melon and the Mechanical Gardener: Towards an Environmental History of Timekeeping in the Long Eighteenth Century

Academia: ‘A Regiment of Skeletons and an Army of Bottles’: Reading the Hunterian Museum in Nineteenth-Century Scientific and Popular Culture

The New Yorker: The Atomic Origins of Climate Science

History of Geology: Kangaroos and geologists: The first geological exploration of Australia

TrowelBlazers: Gertrude Bell

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Mark Witton: New paper: when the short-necked, giant azhdarchid pterosaur Hatzegopteryx ruled Late Cretaceous Romania

The Siberian Times: Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Artic from unscrupulous bone hunters

Special Collections at Mizzou: An almanack for the year of our Lord…  calculated for and fitted to the meridian of Boston in New-England …  Boston : Printed by B. Green …, 1721.

Herbology Manchester: The Travelling Botanist: Cinnamon, a spice of many tales

This Day in Water History: January 27, 1907: Colorado River Levee Repaired

Paige Fossil History: How to Find the Missing Link (According to Dubois)

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Deriving Mr Davy

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Verge: Here’s how underground chemist Tim Scully planned to save the world with LSD

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

BSHS: HSTM and REF: An Insider’s Perspective

CBC News: Voices from the past: CBC North to preserve historic Indigenous language programs

the many-headed monster: Imagining the Past

Literacy of the Present: Sci-Comm: What is to be done?

The Philadelphia Tribune: Wagner Institute still a beacon to explore nature, science

UCL: Alchemy – STS Newsletter

Browne initially thought snails did not have eyes - partly because they had four horns which appeared to be similar structures, and he thought it unlikely for any animal to have four eyes. Getty Images. Photograph: Getty Images

Browne initially thought snails did not have eyes – partly because they had four horns which appeared to be similar structures, and he thought it unlikely for any animal to have four eyes. Getty Images. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool University Press: Using Primary Sources: an Open Access teaching and study resource

Recommended Dose: Better together: MOOCs and the ancient world

The Detroit News: New name: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Wonders & Marvels: Divine Fat: Butter in Spiritual Mythology

The H-Word: Do snails have eyes? Seventeenth century ‘mythbuster’ and science communicator, Sir Thomas Browne, investigates

The Guardian: Margaret Pereira obituary

At the Metropolitan police laboratory, Margaret Pereira was involved in investigating the murder of Lord Lucan’s nanny in 1974

At the Metropolitan police laboratory, Margaret Pereira was involved in investigating the murder of Lord Lucan’s nanny in 1974

Wiki Edu: The Roundup: Cold War Science

Lady Science Announcements: 2015–2016 Anthology: Lady Science: Volume 2

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Bentley

The Guardian: Annette Karmiloff-Smith obituary

 Annette Karmiloff-Smith researched Alzheimer’s disease characteristics in people with Down’s syndrome. Photograph: William Marslen-Wilson

Annette Karmiloff-Smith researched Alzheimer’s disease characteristics in people with Down’s syndrome. Photograph: William Marslen-Wilson

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Golden Sun

Conciatore: Transmutation of Iron

The recovery of copper from vitriolated waters, from De Re Metallica, 1556, by Agricola (Georg Bauer).

The recovery of copper from vitriolated waters,
from De Re Metallica, 1556, by Agricola (Georg Bauer).

Old Operating Theatre: Seeing is Believing: Spiritualism in the Victorian Era – Part 1

Heterodoxology: Comparison and the Study of Esotericism

Providentia: The Devil and George Lukins

The History Vault: Spells for Sale: The Grubby Reality of Magic in Early Modern England

BOOK REVIEWS:

Smithsonian.com: Revel in These Wondrous Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience

History Today: The Reinvention of Seeing

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Books!

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brainpickings: Rachel Carson’s Touching Farewell to Her Dearest Friend and Beloved

Nature: Higher Education: The making of US academia

 

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950

Historiens de la santé: Medical Practice, 1600-1900: Physicians and Their Patients

HarperCollins Publishers: Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition

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University of Wales Press: William Robert Grove: Victorian Gentleman of Science

Historiens de la santé: La Faute à Hippocrate ! Autoportrait de Bussy-Rabutin en malade

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Nursing Clio: “Witness the ‘Wall of Genitals’”: Anatomical Display at Brooklyn’s House of Wax

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Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

ILAB: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

The Guardian: The charisma droids: today’s robots and the artists who foresaw them

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’

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

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:

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

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

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: Public lecture: Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist – Professor Tom Solomon

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The Linnaean Society:

The Linnaean Society: So Many Celestial Animals so Vividly Drawn: Birds and Their Images in Pre-Linnaean Italy 9 February 2017

LSE: Lecture: The “Universe” Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind’s View of Itself 22 February 2017

National Library of Scotland: Lecture on the Scottish Map Trade 2 March 2017

OS: Mapping showcase at the British Library 10 February 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

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

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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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Newton Discovers Refraction of Light (1827) Pelagio Palagi Romanticised & imagined painting of Newton (Palagi Pelagio, 19thC) h/t @beckyfh

Newton Discovers Refraction of Light (1827) Pelagio Palagi
Romanticised & imagined painting of Newton (Palagi Pelagio, 19thC) h/t @beckyfh

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

American Society for Microbiology: Alice Evans – First Woman President of ASM (Formerly SAB) – Slide Show

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: The Eclipse Chaser – Objectivity #101

Youtube: Atomcentral: Ranger Able – First Test at the Nevada Test Site

Youtube: Challenger Disaster Live on CNN

Youtube: Royal Society: Captain Cook Chronometers – Objectivity #104

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: Taking Aim – Renaissance-Style

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Translation Movement

BBC Radio 4: Inside Science: Crime, volcanoes, ghosts and how we are influenced by genes of unrelated others

Chemistry World: Adamantane

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

BSHS: Ayrton Prize Best History of Science Web Project Deadline 10 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

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

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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)

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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

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

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

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

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

 

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Nottingham: PhD Studentship – Manuscripts and Special Collections

University of Exeter: Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History

 

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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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