Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #27

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 #27

Monday 20 February 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another week and another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bring its readers all the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be vacuumed up out of the expanses of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The buzzword at the moment in the media both on and off the net is Fake News, with everybody going on about it as if it were the newest negative phenomenon to plague humanity and distort the political discourse. Any historian worth her or his salt will however tell you that fake news has existed since human beings first learnt to lie and when that happened writing, let alone the Internet, had not even been invented. Fascinating is the fact that the gutter press is screaming loudest about fake news on social media on the Internet, whereas they have been peddling a steady diet of fake news since they came into existence in the seventeenth century. It was not called Grubb Street for nothing.

#histSTM has also suffered its own forms of fake news for a long time, a common variant being the trumpeting out of a sensational new historical discovery in popular #histSTM presentations of something that is neither new nor a discovery but has been known about and commented on for a substantial period of time. A classic example of this is the ‘sensational discovery’ that Isaac Newton was an alchemist, a story that does the rounds every couple of years. Becky Higgitt wrote a good blog post about this particular phenomenon.

This week has seen another example of this type of #histSTM fake news with the journal Nature shouting from the rooftops that Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found [my emphasis]. This particular sensational discovery was echoed by the BBC News, Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay and by the Smithsonian Institute, “Are We Alone in the Universe?” Winston Churchill’s Lost Extraterrestrial Essay Says No.

There is only one small problem to this story, it hasn’t been found because it was never lost! This was pointed out by Graham Farmelo, a real Churchill expert, in a short piece entitled, The Churchill-Science Discovery That Wasn’t, which contains links to a full account on The Churchill Project: Articles: “Are There Men on the Moon?”: Churchill on Alien Life, 1942 and his own account on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science: Winston Churchill ( from 12 mins to 22 mins). Graham also has an essay in The Guardian, Churchill’s scientific papers reveal an even greater politician than we thought.

I think popular history of science would be far better served if we all followed Rachel Souhami’s advice (see at the end of the quotes section) and – Stop thinking science must be presented as fun, amazing or mysterious.

Quotes of the week:

 “Trust me, I’m an historian” – Stuart Mitchell (@SBTMitchell)

“If there aren’t T shirts already, we should get some made up” Sarah Barker (@DrSKBarker)

“There is a drug dealer in Paris who can get you high on constellations” – Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot)

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“Addressing its endless stream of awkward spelling and syntax errors, the White House has issued an Executive Order on “Alternative Grammer”” – George Takei (@GeorgeTakei)

“Best injury ever? Charles Hutton, son of a Newcastle miner, dislocated his arm in a street fight. Made him unfit for mine, so got schooling!” – Anton Howes (@antonhowes)

“Your dog is allowed to be your valentine I checked” – WeRateDogsTM (@dog_rates)

“’I’d like to borrow the biography of the man who discovered electromagnetic induction.’

‘Faraday?’

‘I was thinking more like a fortnight?’” – Paul Eggleston (@pauleggleston)

“Dear American Dream,

now that you have proved any idiot can be president can we get back to accepting tired, huddled, masses etc

Thanks” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Warhol said in the future we’d all get 15 minutes of fame. In the Trump administration, we all get 15 min as National Security Advisor” – Chad Orzel (@orzelc)

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“Tried to explain Paley’s pocket watch analogy. Student asked, “what’s a pocket watch?”” – Brian Regal (@tarbosaur)

“Becker: If anyone shows you a chart or graph, read the footnotes! Don’t just take the facts on faith. (Preach!)” h/t @bhgross

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” –Voltaire

“When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. (It’s not.)” – Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard)

“In 1845, the Cambridge geologist, the Reverend Adam Sedgwick, described phrenology as ‘that sinkhole of human folly and prating coxcombry’” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” – Marcus Tulles Cicero (Fake Quote!?)

“Why should I worry about dying? It’s not going to happen in my lifetime!” – Raymond Smullyan

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I would like museums to:

 – Talk more to science historians and policy experts: science does not occur in isolation from society, so make sure there is historical, social and political context.

– Show the complexities of doing science: museums so often present narratives of a lone genius who has a breakthrough, which is misleading.

– Reflect on representation: scientists aren’t only white, male and from the European Union or North America.

– Think about perspective: consider using a range of views, but avoid tokenistic vox pops.

– Stop thinking science must be presented as fun, amazing or mysterious.”

Rachel Souhami – museum academic and exhibitions consultant h/t @ReevesNicky

 

Birthday of the Week:

 Pluto discovered 18 February 1930 

IMAGE CREDIT: PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

IMAGE CREDIT:
PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

mental_floss: On This Day in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Pluto

Medium: The Quest for Planet X: Exclusive Interview with Clyde Tombaugh, Discoverer of Pluto

BBC: The Sky at Night: The Man Who Discovered a Planet

Discover: The Man Who (Almost) Discovered Pluto…and Also (almost) Discovered the Expanding Universe

John Hunter born 13 February 1728

John Hunter

John Hunter

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Scots abroad: medical influences in the 18th century

NYAM: An Eye for Conservation: William Clift, Fenwick Beekman, and John Hunter

 

Walter Charleton born 13 February 1619

Walter Charleton Source: Wikimedia Commons

Walter Charleton
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hal Library: Scientist of the Day – Walter Charleton

This hoopoe brought to you by English natural philosopher Walter Charleton

This hoopoe brought to you by English natural philosopher Walter Charleton

John Wilkins born 14 February 1614

Greenhill, John; John Wilkins (1614-1672), Warden (1648-1659); Wadham College, University of Oxford;

Greenhill, John; John Wilkins (1614-1672), Warden (1648-1659); Wadham College, University of Oxford;

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Wilkins

The Renaissance Mathematicus: John Wilkins Day

Nicolas Copernicus born 19 February 1476

Nicolaus Copernicus portrait from Town Hall in Toruń – 1580 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nicolaus Copernicus portrait from Town Hall in Toruń – 1580
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Vimeo: The Linda Hall Library: The Unknown Copernicus: Spies, Printers, Amazons, and Body-Snatchers in an Age of Astronomical Revolution

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not German but also not Polish

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

ESA: ESA’s New Vaga Launcher Scores Success on Maiden Flight

NASA: Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Lawrence Bartell’s Interview

Yovisto: Julian Schwinger and Quantum Electrodynamics

In The Dark: Haydn and the Herschels

New Scientist: Glass from nuclear test site shows the moon was born dry

Echoes of the moon’s formation Corbis via Getty Images

Echoes of the moon’s formation
Corbis via Getty Images

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Julie Melton’s Interview

AHF: James Forde

AHF: Manhattan Project Spotlight: Philip Abelson

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Roth Howes’s Interview

Atlas Obscura: See the World the Old-Fashioned Way at These 7 Cameras Obscura

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

 

AHF: Gregory Breit

NASA: Themis and Artemis

New Scientist: Connecting us all: How satellites remade the world

 

Euronews: Legends of Space, episode 2: Yuri Gagarin

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Vivian Fuchs and the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Map History: Celebrates its 20th Birthday

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Crucial Map of Tokyo’s Ancient Edo Castle, Which Was Ready for War

Atlas Obscura: Roald Amundsen Monument

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British Library: Maps and views blog: How Maps Got into the Movies

Atlas Obscura: The Enduring Mystery of the ‘Fool’s Cap Map of the World’

Mail Online: Torresia, Cooksland and Carpentaria: Historic map of proposed states for Australia shows how the country could have been VERY different

Tom Crean: Edgar Evans Dies On Scott’s Return March

Edgar Evans – Terra Nova Expedition

Edgar Evans – Terra Nova Expedition

The Tribune: Making Hole – Oil Town “Aero Views”

All Over Albany: Examining the forces and maps that redlined the city of Albany

Business Insider: This fascinating map is the Ottoman Empire’s take on the United States in 1803

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Bled dry

Wonders & Marvels: What is thing called lovesickness?

The Conversation: Being lovesick was a real disease in the Middle Ages

Emory University: eScience Commons: Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A River Divided: “Altogether filthy in the extreme”

Atlas Obscura: When Heart Transplant Patients Were Celebrities

Frederick West, Britain's first heart transplant patient. GETTY IMAGES - ROLLS PRESS/POPPERFOTO

Frederick West, Britain’s first heart transplant patient. GETTY IMAGES – ROLLS PRESS/POPPERFOTO

Popular Mechanics: New Mexico Families Say First Bomb Test Caused Cancer for Generations

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 4: 1847, Ether and Chloroform

Conceiving Histories: The Experimental Conception Hospital – No 1

Motherboard: L’histoire singulière du garçon qui vomit son propre jumeau

Perceptions of Pregnancy: What about fathers?

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Syphilis: A Little Valentine’s Day Love Story

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The Baltimore Sun: Henrietta Lacks’ family wants compensation for her cells

NYAM: The Marrow of Tragedy: Disease and Diversity in Civil War Medicine

Independent: Polio then and now: the story of a crippling disease on the verge of worldwide eradication

The Recipes Project: Mucus Cure-Alls: Snail Waters and Spa Treatments

Thomas Morris: Glass half-empty

Early Modern Medicine: Poking fun at Physicians

 A group of physicians wrongly diagnosing the case of a pregnant woman Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

A group of physicians wrongly diagnosing the case of a pregnant woman
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

 

Nature: Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

Lady Science: Why are we still talking about the “naughty nurse”?

Lady Science: Florence Nightingale: Of Myths and Maths

Chemistry World: The Roosevelt Tree Army poisoning

Royal College of Surgeons: The dangers of tight lacing: the effects of the corset

The New York Times: Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

Thomas Morris: The tooth ant

Springer Link: Construction of Cancer in Early Modern England (oa)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The original signal box at Charing Cross Station, 1864 – h/t David Turner (@TurnipRail)

The original signal box at Charing Cross Station, 1864 – h/t David Turner (@TurnipRail)

Yovisto: ENIAC – The First Computer Introduced Into Public

Public Domain Review: Dazzle Ships

Conciatore: Early Modern Glass Furnace

History’s Dumpster: The History of Car Audio

University of Toronto: Scientific Instruments Collection

Engineering.com: U.S. Navy Bids Farewell to the First Nuclear Carrier

Task Force 1, the world's first nuclear-powered task force. Enterprise, Long Beach and Bainbridge in formation in the Mediterranean, 18 June 1964. Enterprise has Einstein's mass–energy equivalence formula E=mc² spelled out on its flight deck. Note the distinctive phased array radars in the superstructures of Enterprise and Long Beach.

Task Force 1, the world’s first nuclear-powered task force. Enterprise, Long Beach and Bainbridge in formation in the Mediterranean, 18 June 1964. Enterprise has Einstein’s mass–energy equivalence formula E=mc² spelled out on its flight deck. Note the distinctive phased array radars in the superstructures of Enterprise and Long Beach.

The Geek in 9F: Unlocking the mystery of CQD

The Recipes Project: Making Ink

The Telegraph: A bird’s-eye view of the battlefield: aerial photography

The Conversation: America’s always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them

Early Computer at M.I.T. – 1927 New York Times

Early Computer at M.I.T. – 1927 New York Times

The Song Dynasty in China: Technological Advances during the Song: Printing

Smithsonian.com: This Wooden Running Machine Was Your Fixie’s Great-Great Grandpa

Atlas Obscura: The Improbable Life of the Inventor of the Modern Bra

thetubestore.com: Getting a Closer Look – X-Rays of Vacuum Tubes

Hyperallergic: A Metal Prefab House from the 1930s Finds a Home in Palm Springs

Smithsonian: Albert H. Small Documents Gallery: “Hear My Voice” Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound

An 1843 patent drawing of a horse-drawn machine for sweeping streets, from a pamphlet in Royal Institution collections

An 1843 patent drawing of a horse-drawn machine for sweeping streets, from a pamphlet in Royal Institution collections

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Robert Malthus and the Principle of Population

Medium: How much evidence have scientists found for human evolution?

Atlas Obscura: The Original Seed Pod That May Have Inspired the Heart Shape

Darwin Project: The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy: In the Footsteps of Charles Darwin

 

The Guardian: The white frontier: Inuit life in 1900s Canada – in pictures

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A Short History of Climate Change: Story two. Dr Keeling and his curve

A Short History of Climate Change: Story three: Coals to Newcastle

A Short History of Climate Change: Story four. The oft-ignored story of Eunice Foote

Patheos: A Democratic Senator Has Filed a Resolution Honoring “Darwin Day”

The Geek in 9F: William Preece on messenger boys vs telephones: worst technological prediction of all time?

William Henry Preece, 1896. From the Bodleian Library Marconi Company archives and made available in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

William Henry Preece, 1896. From the Bodleian Library Marconi Company archives and made available in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

NICHE: Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: The Berger Report at 40, and an Experiment

The Embryo Project: Acid Dissolution of Fossil Dinosaur Eggs

The Scientist: Life on the Ocean Floor, 1977

American Historical association: Perspectives on History: Getting Warmer: Historians on Climate Change and the Anthropocence

EurekAlert!: New life for 19th-century plants

IMAGE: A SPECIMEN OF PLANTAGO RUGELII COLLECTED IN 2015 FOR COMPARISON OF HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION WITH HISTORICAL SPECIMENS FROM THE BROWN UNIVERSITY HERBARIUM COLLECTION. CREDIT: SOFIA M. RUDIN, DAVID W. MURRAY, AND TIMOTHY J. S. WHITFELD. FROM RUDIN, SOFIA M., DAVID W. MURRAY, AND TIMOTHY J. S. WHITFELD. 2016. RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION...

IMAGE: A SPECIMEN OF PLANTAGO RUGELII COLLECTED IN 2015 FOR COMPARISON OF HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION WITH HISTORICAL SPECIMENS FROM THE BROWN UNIVERSITY HERBARIUM COLLECTION.
CREDIT: SOFIA M. RUDIN, DAVID W. MURRAY, AND TIMOTHY J. S. WHITFELD. FROM RUDIN, SOFIA M., DAVID W. MURRAY, AND TIMOTHY J. S. WHITFELD. 2016. RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION…

Seeker: 2,000-Year-Old Seeds Found in Chinese Tomb May Reveal Clues About the Past

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Vancouver Observer: Archaeologists define their role in climate change: Not Just an ecological problem but a social one, new research paper says

CHEMISTRY:

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

Haagen-Smit giving a lecture on smog, ca. 1960s. Courtesy of the Archives, California Institute of Technology

Haagen-Smit giving a lecture on smog, ca. 1960s.
Courtesy of the Archives, California Institute of Technology

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Guardian: Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

The Telegraph: Mission: Impossible-style raiders ‘cut through skylights and abseiled into warehouse to steal antique books worth 2m’

The Verge: Thieves steal $2.5 million worth of rare books by Newton, Da Vinci, Dante, and others

Smithsonian.com: Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist

History Today: A Brief History of Facts

Biological Conservation: Contributions to conservation outcomes by natural history museum-led citizen science: Examining evidence and next steps

NYAM: Recommended Resources

jamesungureanu: Georg Sarton’s Appeal to Andrew D. White

Advances in the History of Psychology: Special Issue History of Psychiatry: Histories of Asylums, Insanity and Psychiatry in Scotland ToC

UCL: Museum in Kathleen Lonsdale Building Nears Completion

Correspondences: Online Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism: Volume 4 (2016) Table of Contents

Environment & Society Portal: Arcadia, a collaboration of the Rachel Carson Center and the European Society for Environmental History, publishes short, peer-reviewed environmental histories

Medium: John Dee and “The Measurers”

The Measurers — Anonymous

The Measurers — Anonymous

BioLogos: Carl Sagan and the Myth of the Medieval Gap

Scientific American: W.E.B. Du Bois, Scientific American and Data Stories of the Early 1900s

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The problem with Jonathan Jones and #histSTM

Medievalists.net: Six Science Questions – Answers from the Sixth Century

ESOTERIC:

Academia: Explaining the Esoteric Imagination: Towards a Theory of Kataphatic Practice

Conciatore: Veins of the Earth

Conciatore: Friar Mauritio

Friar Mauritio, Treasure of the world, f.19v (detail) Antonio Neri, (1598-1600).

Friar Mauritio,
Treasure of the world, f.19v (detail)
Antonio Neri, (1598-1600).

Medievalists.net: The Early Development of Astrology in al-Andalus

Supernatural & Natural Worlds in Early Modern Europe: Cursed by mortality: exploring the Pre-modern European attitudes to death

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Scientist: Cannibalism: Not That Weird

Smithsonian.com: Fall in Love With Cannibalism This Valentine’s Day

hsns: History Naturalized

Nature: Physics: Six decades of science advising

Richard Garwin with his equipment for studying solid helium-3 at IBM in the 1960s.

Richard Garwin with his equipment for studying solid helium-3 at IBM in the 1960s.

The Guardian: The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: The Story of Britain Through Its Census

The Churchill Project: Articles: Churchill and the Bomb by Kevin Ruane

Academia: Stanis Perez, Histoire des médecins: Artisans et artistes de la santé de l’Antiquité à nos jours

The Guardian: The Story of Pain by Joanna Bourke review – from prayer to painkillers

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 54 – Brief Lives by John Aubrey (edited by Andrew Clark, 1898)

Popular Science: The Turing Guide – Jack Copeland et al

NEW BOOKS:

Johns Hopkins University Press: Miseducation: A History of Ignorance-Making in America and Abroad

Historiens de la santé: Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States

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Manchester University Press: After 1851: The material and visual cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: A magnificent edition of Wallace’s book “The Maly Archipelago” has just been published

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: Why the sublime violence of volcanoes will never lie dormant

Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

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

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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Gallica Rose

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

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

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:

Pursuit: Equality in Science: A Mission Still Not Accomplished

The Guardian: Hidden Figures is a groundbreaking book. But the film? Not so much.

Wired: Hidden Figures: the true story behind the women who changed Nasa’s place in the Space Race

AMS Blogs: They Answered the Call of Numbers

BBC News: Hidden Figures: How NASA Hired its first black women ‘computers’

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Twentieth Century Fox

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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:

University of Leeds: Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Lecture: Object 12: Stethoscope 28 February 2017

History of Libraries Research Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 8 April 2017

Birkbeck Students Union: The Barry Coward Memorial Lecture: ‘Putting the Sea Back into Charles II: Pepys, the Stuarts, and the Missing Link of Restoration history’ 24 February 2017

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

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

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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

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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:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

The History Vault: 1668 Almanac

Youtube: Astronauts Get Bored in Class – They’re Just Like Us!

Vimeo: Polar Museum: Navigation in Antarctica

Youtube: Julian Richards Stonehenge Tunnel Objection

Youtube: Climate: What did We Know and When Did We Know It?

Youtube: Nasiruddin Tusi (Nasir al-Din al-Tusi) – The Great Persian Scientist

Youtube: Science Museum: Robots: 500 Years in the making

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Life Scientific: Simon Wessely on unexplained medical syndromes

Philosophy Sites: Philip Schofield on Jeremy Bentham’s Auto-Icon

Verso: The Blog of the Huntington Library: Recent Lectures: Jan. 9–Feb. 8, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Center for the History of Emotions: CfP: Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe 10–11 April 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

Science Museum Group: Journal Writing Prize Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

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

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18–19 April 2017

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 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

CFP Early Modern World

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 Leeds: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in the History and Philosophy of Science

UCL: Wellcome University Award: In any field of Early Modern or Modern History of Medicine (1500 to the present) Deadline 15 March 2017

 

 

 

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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One Response to Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #27

  1. The Cicero quote is almost certainly bogus; was your using it a conscious act of irony? http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/10/22/world-end/

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