Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #26

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 #26

Monday 13 February 2017

EDITORIAL:

It’s that time again! Time for yet another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list packed full of all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find throughout the vast expanse of the Internet.

With this edition Whewell’s Gazette is two and one half years old and when you are only two that half is a big deal. On a personal note, last week saw the demise of the logician, mathematician, philosopher, musician, magician and puzzle book author Raymond Smullyan at the ripe old age of 97. Raymond Smullyan is proof than one can be a serious academic, and you don’t get much more serious that a meta-logician, and still be a very humorous entertainer. A small handful of academic authors have made deep impressions on my own intellectual development over the years and Raymond Smullyan is one of them. As such, I dedicate this edition of Whewell’s Gazette to his memory.

Raymond Smullyan, who died this past week, taught math and philosophy at Lehman College in the Bronx in the 1970s. Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

Raymond Smullyan, who died this past week, taught math and philosophy at Lehman College in the Bronx in the 1970s. Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

Smullyan: “Someone asked me if I believed in astrology. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is because I’m a Gemini”

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 New York Times: Raymond Smullyan, Puzzle-Creating Logician, Dies at 97

International Business Times: Mathematician and puzzle-maker Raymond Smullyan dead at 97

The weekend saw two major STEM celebrations. On Saturday we had Women in Science Day and so we have collected together a small number of #histSTM contributions, as our acknowledgement of this important day, including three birthdays of the week.

Women in Science Day 11 February 2017

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IET: IET Archives: Women in engineering

multiverse.ssi.berkley.edu: Unheard Voice, Part 2: Women in Astronomy

Letters from Gondwana: Mignon Talbot and the Fogotten Women of Paleontology

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Anning, the Carpenter’s Daughter

Letters from Gondwana: Forgotten Women of Paleontology: The Newham Quartet

Margaret Crosfield on a Geologists’ Association field trip to Leith Hill with Professor Lapworth (From Burek and Malpas, 2007).

Margaret Crosfield on a Geologists’ Association field trip to Leith Hill with Professor Lapworth (From Burek and Malpas, 2007).

Letters from Gondwana: Forgotten Women of Paleontology: Emily Dix

Physics Central: Physics Buzz Blog: 75 Years Ago Lise Meitner First Described Nuclear Fission

 

Yale News: Yale to change Calhoun College’s name to honor Grace Hopper

Calhoun College will be renamed in honor of Grace Murray Hopper, a trailblazing computer scientist who also served as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. (Image of Hopper from the public domain)

Calhoun College will be renamed in honor of Grace Murray Hopper, a trailblazing computer scientist who also served as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. (Image of Hopper from the public domain)

Clara Barton: Missing Soldiers Office Museum: Cornelia Hancock

Cornelia Hancock was one of the best known and beloved nurses of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War

Cornelia Hancock was one of the best known and beloved nurses of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War

Mary Leakey born 6 February 1913

Mary and Louis excavating, Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary and Louis excavating, Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Mary Leakey’s Husband (Sort of) Took Credit For Her Groundbreaking Work On Humanity’s Origins

Paige Fossil History: Mary Leakey & Zinjanthropus

Agnes Clerke 10 February 1842

Photograph of Agnes Mary Clerke, the astronomer Credit: Public domain

Photograph of Agnes Mary Clerke, the astronomer
Credit: Public domain

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Agnes Clerke

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Lady of Science

The Royal Institution: Agnes Clerke – an intense light on Victorian astronomy

Herstory: Agnes Mary Clerke

Finding Ada: Agnes Mary Clerke: Trailblazing science writer

Oxford Academic: Astronomy & Geophysics: Agnes Mary Clerke: stars, systems, problems

Edith Clarke born 10 February 1883

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Edith Clarke

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Edith Clarke Biography

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Sunday was, as every year on 12 February, Darwin Day and we have also made a small collection of Darwin related links in acknowledgement.

Darwin Day 12 February 2017

Portrait of Charles Darwin by Mabel Beatrice Messer 1912 After John Collier Source: Royal Society

Portrait of Charles Darwin by Mabel Beatrice Messer 1912 After John Collier Source: Royal Society

 Forbes: This 1831 Geological Journey Was Decisive For Darwin’s Scientific Career

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Darwin: On the Origins of Charles Darwin Episode 1 of 4

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle Episode 2 of 4

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Darwin: On the Origins of Species Episode 3 of 4

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Darwin: Life After Origins Episode 4 of 4

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

The Friends of Charles Darwin: 12th February, 1834: Darwin’s 25th birthday, Patagonia

Patagonian Indians, Gregory Bay by Conrad Martens. Cambridge University Library

Patagonian Indians, Gregory Bay by Conrad Martens.
Cambridge University Library

The Victorian Commons: Robert Fitzroy MP and the Weather Forecast

Forbes: Darwin The Geologist In Galápagos

Primate’s Progress: Even on his birthday, don’t say Darwin unless you mean it

NCSE Blog: February 12 is Darwin Day: There’ll be Cake!

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Darwin Correspondence Project: The geology of the Beagle voyage

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

Darwin Correspondence Project: Six things Darwin never said – and one he did

Letters from Gondwana: Darwin and the Flowering Plant Evolution in South America

Ship’s Chronometer from HMS Beagle

Ship’s Chronometer from HMS Beagle

Letters from Gondwana: Darwin’s Fossil Mammals

Letters from Gondwana: Darwin, Owen and the ‘London Specimen’

Forbes: How Charles Darwin Classified His Mineral Collection

Darwin200: Charles Darwin & Evolution

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Paige Fossil History: Why Does Darwin Matter Today? 3 Lessons He Continues to Teach Us

KEW: Kew’s connection with Charles Darwin: an evolutionary relationship

Explore Whipple Collections: Charles Darwin’s microscopes

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Quotes of the week:

 “Inattention is a highly effective logical force; hence, presumably, the absent-mindedness of scholars” – Frege h/t @GuyLongworth

“How terribly sad to be Piers Morgan” – Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer)

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“Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it’s yourself” – Sylvia Plath

“Arsle: a 150-year-old verb for making absolutely no progress on the job in hand (literally, ‘to shuffle backwards’)” – Susie Dent (@susie_dent)

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“For those keeping track at home, it takes 1 trillion microphones to make 1 megaphone!” Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“DAYLIGHT-GATE is a 17th century word for the time in the evening when the daylight begins to fade” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

This is a very ominous first paragraph of a textbook (States of Matter, by David Goodstein) h/t @juliagalef

This is a very ominous first paragraph of a textbook (States of Matter, by David Goodstein) h/t @juliagalef

Birthday of the Week:

Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins born 8 February 1807

Dinosaurs produced for the Crystal Palace Exhibition by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Dinosaurs produced for the Crystal Palace Exhibition by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Linda Hall Library: Scientists of the Day – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Academy of Natural Sciences: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Album Images 1872–1878?Forbes: From Scaly Mammals To Feathered Birds – How Views Of Dinosaurs Changed Over 150 Years

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

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ESA: Rosetta: Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe: Rosetta Lander Named Philae

Physics Today: Albert Einstein and the origins of modern cosmology

In The Dark: One Hundred Years of the Cosmological Constants

National Geographic: Einstein’s Evolving Universe: Beyond the Big Bang

Albert Einstein in Vienna 1921, Credit: Ferdinand Schmutzer

Albert Einstein in Vienna 1921, Credit: Ferdinand Schmutzer

AHF: J. Ernest Wilkins Jr.

AHF: Groves-Conant Letter to Oppenheimer

AHF: Igor Kurchatov

AHF: Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

Voices of the Manhattan Project: John Wheeler’s Interview (1965)

ESA: launch vehicles: VV04 – IXV Spaceplane

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Georg Hartmann

Georg Hartmann Source: Astronomie in Nürnberg

Georg Hartmann
Source: Astronomie in Nürnberg

 

Astronomy Magazine: Who really discovered Jupiter’s four large moons?

Caltech: Neil Gehrels (PhD ’82), 1952–2017

The Curious Wavefunction: Why the world needs more Leo Szilards

ars technica: A history of dark matter

AHF: Julian Schwinger

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: James Clark Ross and the Ross Expedition

USGS: The National Geological Map Database

Atlas Obscura: The Powerful 1940 Map That Depicts America as a Nation of Immigrants

"America—A Nation of One People From Many Countries," by Emma Bourne published in 1940 by the Council Against Intolerance in America. FROM THE COLLECTION OF STEPHEN J. HORNSBY/COURTESY THE OSHER MAP LIBRARY AND SMITH CENTER FOR CARTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

“America—A Nation of One People From Many Countries,” by Emma Bourne published in 1940 by the Council Against Intolerance in America. FROM THE COLLECTION OF STEPHEN J. HORNSBY/COURTESY THE OSHER MAP LIBRARY AND SMITH CENTER FOR CARTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

British Library: Collection items: Anglo-Saxon world map

Yovisto: Erich von Drygalski’s Antarctic Expeditions

Atlas Obscura: When Land Surveys Were a Modern Marvel

Sanderus Antiquariaat: Old antique map of America by Nicolas de Fer

Londonist: A Luftwaffe Map of London

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MEDICINE & HEALTH:

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Maryland: PBS LearningMedia: Civil War Disease and Wound Infection

The Police Magistrate: When drugs were considered a lesser evil than alcohol; opium dealers in late 19th century Lambeth

Thomas Morris: Better late than never

Huffington Entertainment: Five Things From the Mary Rose That’ll Make You Go ‘Oooh’!

Yovisto: Alfred Adler and the Individual Psychology

Yovisto: Edwin Klebs and the Bacterial Theory of Infection

Nursing Clio: “Buried with Doctor’s Certificate”: Reading the Uses and Abuses of Bodies in a Medical School Thesis

The New York Illustrated Times reporting the arrest of “Madame Restell,” an accused “abortionist,” in 1878. (Public domain)

The New York Illustrated Times reporting the arrest of “Madame Restell,” an accused “abortionist,” in 1878. (Public domain)

Yovisto: Sir Alan Hodkin and the Giant Axon of the Atlantic Squid

Notches: Local Sexual Cultures and the Response to HIV/AIDS Along the Uganda-Tanzania Border

Atlas Obscura: Broken Hearts and Broken Bones

History Extra: A brief history of human filth

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

The Recipes Project: What Lies Behind The Name? Rest-Harrow – A Medieval Herbal Enigma

The Public Domain Review: Miniatures from a 12th-Century Medical and Herbal Collection

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine: A Brief History of American Anatomy Riots

Thomas Morris: Occupation: glass and nail eater

Thomas Morris: Quails and beer

CHF: Distillations: The Joy of Cooking

Quartz: The famous fungus that led to the discovery of penicillin is going up for auction

BBC News: MRI Pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

Professor Sir Peter Mansfield pioneered MRI technology University Of Nottingham

Professor Sir Peter Mansfield pioneered MRI technology
University Of Nottingham

Chemistry World: MRI pioneer Peter Mansfield dies

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

A 1653 semi-submarine (?) (BM) done by Hollar h/t @jdmccafferty

A 1653 semi-submarine (?) (BM) done by Hollar h/t @jdmccafferty

Londonist: How The Northern Line Was Built

Chronicle Live: Hopes high for Dunston Staiths’ future as further restoration work set to begin

Yovisto: Robert Maillart and Structural Reinforced Concrete

Atlas Obscura: How an Antiquarian Horologist Brings Tiny Machines Back to Life

Sotheby’s: The Siberian Mouse. A pearl, gold and enamel automaton mouse, attributed to Henri Maillardet, circa 1805

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Conciatore: Filgrana

Conciatore: Reticello

Conciatore: Gold Ruby Glass

IET Archives Blog: Victorian Instrument Pamphlets (Not Electrical)

Othmeralia: Hand-Book of The Useful Arts

Eyes on Spain: Spain & Trains

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BBC News: How the British and Americans started listening in

laststandonzombieisland: Victoria’s very busy Vulture

Innovation 150: How to fall off a mountain in a Helicopter

Smithsonian.com: Watch the Original 1959 Ad for the First Office-Ready Xerox Machine

Open Culture: Why Violins Have F-Holes: The Science & History of a Remarkable Renaissance Design

Smithsonian.com: These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home

Mariam E. Benjamin's gong and signal chair. ( Credit: U.S. Patent Office / Google Patents)

Mariam E. Benjamin’s gong and signal chair. ( Credit: U.S. Patent Office / Google Patents)

Yovisto: Auto Pioneer Wilhelm Maybach

Tedium: We Nailed It

O Say Can You See?: A curator goes to the movies: The stuff of “Hidden Figures”

War is Boring: Big Guns Named ‘Winnie’ and ‘Pooh’ Dueled Nazi Cannons Across the English Channel

The New York Times: How New York City Gets Its Electricity

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The Conversation: Alan Blumlein: the prolific British inventor who gave the world stereophonic sound

Why Magazine: Tech Support

usnwc.edu: Four Lessons That the U.S. Navy Must Learn From the Dreadnought Revolution

The National Interest: Great Britain’s Last Super Battleship Was a True Monster Warship

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The Friends of Charles Darwin: John Stevens Henslow b. 6 Feb 1796

Hakai: The Mystery of the 19th-Century Maine Marine Monster

Laelaps: Paleo Profile: Keilhau’s Ichthyosaur

ASBMB Today: A Career in Fertilization and Development

New Scientist: The pioneering snowflake photographs of a young obsessive

Harvard Gazette: What’s in a (scientific) name

"Whats in a name" kiosks have debuted at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

“Whats in a name” kiosks have debuted at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Wonders & Marvels: Blindfolding Babies in the Name of Social Good

The Atlantic: What Good Is a Library Full of Dead Plants?

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Shelf Life: Research, Repeat

Sustainable Cities Collective: The Evolution of Green Urbanism

Maritime Archaeology: Women in Maritime Archaeology

Honor Frost 1917-2010

Honor Frost
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Washington Post: This is how you photograph a million dead plants without losing your mind

Letters from Gondwana: The Legacy of Ernst Haeckel

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations of Snowflakes (1863)

NICHE: Exploring the Geography of Urban Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto

Wired: Farewell Dippy! Timelapse shows London’s iconic diplodocus being dismantled

History of Geology: Geology History in Caricatures: Exploring and Educating Geohistory

Spooky Geology: Death scenes, geologically preserved

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Joseph Priestley and the Discovery of Oxygen

Equipment used by Joseph Priestley in his experiments on gases

Equipment used by Joseph Priestley in his experiments on gases

CHF: Distillations: An Element of Order

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On

The Public Domain Review: W.E.B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900)

History of the Human Sciences: What is philosophy of medicine good for?

Whipple Library Books Blog: Exhibiting science books: The 1951 Festival of Britain

Medievalist.net: Why Archaeologists, Historians and Geneticists Should Work Together – and How

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: The Experimental-Speculative debate in early modern Spain 3

the many-headed monster: Understanding Sources: the source of it all

Hyperallergic: Metropolitan Museum Gives Unrestricted Access to 375,000 Images

University of Glasgow Library: Picturing Knowledge and Curiosities: Venetian Renaissance Illustrated Books in Special Collections

Stoneman’s Corner: History of Knowledge and Contemporary Discourse on Science

STOLEN-BOOK.org: Warehouse Theft London January 2017

Sky News: Man loses £1m books in ‘Mission: Impossible heist’ near Heathrow

The Atlantic: How Immigrants Have Contributed to American Inventiveness

ESOTERIC:

distillatio: The Alchemical testament of John Gibbs of Exeter, and other 16th century English alchemists

Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Spiritualism, religion and mathematics in the Victorian period

Advertisement for a “Mysterious Planchette” talking board, c. 1870s [Photo credit: http://mysteriousplanchette.blogspot.ca/2013/12/george-blackie-companys-mysterious.html]

Advertisement for a “Mysterious Planchette” talking board, c. 1870s [Photo credit: http://mysteriousplanchette.blogspot.ca/2013/12/george-blackie-companys-mysterious.html%5D

Ptak Science Books: A Big Head of Nothing (1865)

Blink: The flight of tantrics

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: Quantum Mechanics: A Ladybird Expert Book by Jim Al-Khalili – digested read

The Guardian: Do Charles Darwin’s private letters contradict his public sexism?

Notches: More than Masturbatory: An Interview with April Haynes

The Culture Vulture: Cure by Jo Marchant

Popular Science: Everything You Know About Science is Wrong – Matt Brown

The Economist: Clock-watching: A sweeping look at mankind’s relationship with time

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SomeBeans: I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

The New York Times: ‘Insomniac City’ Recalls Life With Oliver Sacks

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me,’ by Bill Hayes

The Spectator: Cheating death by time travel

Popular Science: Mega Tech – Ed. Daniel Franklin

THE: The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History, by Juan Pimental

NEW BOOKS:

Radio Station Rugby: The History of Rugby Radio Station

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Enter the Evolution Underground

Routledge: Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources

Manchester University Press: History Through Material Culture

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Historiens de la santé: Eau minérale et médecine thermale. Deux millénaires d’histoire

Historiens de la santé: Psychoanalysis in Britain, 1893–1913: Histories and Historiography

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

The Guardian: Backstage at Science Museum’s Robot Exhibition: ‘You can always unplug them’ – video

The Guardian: Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London – in pictures

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The Guardian: Science Museum’s robotic delights hold a mirror to human society

Space Daily: 500 years of robots go on show in London

Londonist: You HAVE TO SEE Robots At The Science Museum

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

The Guardian: Bright sparks: exhibition traces electricity’s allure for centuries of innovators

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

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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

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

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)

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

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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CLOSING SOON: Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

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

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

CLOSING SOON: 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: 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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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:

mental_floss: ‘Hidden Figures’ Is Now This Year’s Highest-Grossing Best Picture Nominee

Nautilus: Science Is Finally Getting Its Close-up

University of Melbourne: Pursuit: Equality in Science: A Mission Still not Accomplished

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Air & Space Smithsonian: Before “Hidden Figure,” There Was a Rock Opera About NASA’s Human Computers

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

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:

CHF: Curious Minds: A Book Talk and Brunch 4 March 2017

The Royal Institution: A light on Albemarle street: John Tyndall and the magic lantern 17 March 2017

Humanist Society (Singapore): Darwin Day 2017: In The Footsteps of Wallace 18 February 2017

UCL: Women’s Annual Flagship Lecture: Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier 7 March 2017

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Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: ‘Lines and Words: The Surprising Role of the Ordnance Survey in Anglo-Irish Literature’ 16 February 2017

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

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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

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

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

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The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster 21 February 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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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

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Painting by Robert McCall for Pioneering the Space Frontier (1986) From the book Visions of Space by David Hardy (1989)

Painting by Robert McCall for Pioneering the Space Frontier (1986)
From the book Visions of Space by David Hardy (1989)

TELEVISION:

Discover: As Seen on Television: The Dawn of Modern Medicine

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube BBC: Mechanical Marvels Clockwork Dreams

Natural History Museum: A Diplodocus deconstructed

Vimeo: Darwin Correspondence Project: Darwin and Women_extended

Science Channel: How It’s Made: Pigment

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Rise of the Robots

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Maths in the Early Islamic World

WGN Radio: Why Enrico Fermi is considered to be “The Pope of Physics”

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Abbasid Caliphs

BBC Radio 4: Start the Week: ‘The elephant was fed on meat and wine’

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: Conference: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3-4 April 2017

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: CfP: Money and Medicine, Remedia series Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South c.1800-200 18–19 April 2017

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

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

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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

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

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

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:

British Library: New PhD Placements: Greek Papyri in the British Library

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, 2017-2018

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: Molina Curator for the History of Medicine & Early Science

British Academy: Newton International Fellowships

 

 

 

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