Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #28

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Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #28

Monday 27 February 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Spring is on its way but it’s taking its time to get here, to help you bridge the wait we bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dig up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

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Students who believe that they are fighting prejudice are apparently demanding that University College London remove the name of Francis Galton from various parts of their institution because he was an overt racist. Whilst one can and should sympathise with their rejection of Galton’s racism there are various reasons that their demand can and perhaps should be opposed.

Francis Galton 1850s Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis Galton 1850s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The first objection to the removal of Galton’s name is the one of the danger of trying to rewrite history. Galton’s name in honoured at UCL because he was one of the great nineteenth century polymaths who made serious and important contributions to a wide field of scientific endeavour. In rejecting his racism, which is of course very correct, need we to reject his massive contributions to the history of science? For me this has a hint of the rewriting of history in totalitarian states. The Communist Party in Russia republishing photos of party conferences with figures, who have fallen into disgrace removed. By removing Galton’s name from UCL you can’t pretend that he no longer exists, his influences on the evolution of various branches of science is too great.

The second objection, as I see it, is where do we draw the line? There are, as far as I can see, very few influential scientists throughout history (ignoring the anachronism of calling anybody before the late 19th century a scientist), who don’t have objectionable sides to their personalities, they are after all humans first and scientists seconds. Of course this open up the whole question of whether we should name institutions or parts of institutions after scientists at all.

Should we perhaps take the situation as a chance to create a teaching moment? Retain Galton’s name but use it to make people aware of the systematic racism that existed in the nineteenth century and the part that Galton, an excellent man of science, played in it. We can’t and shouldn’t pretend that by removing Galton’s name nineteenth-century racism will somehow cease to be relevant or whatever.

I must admit I’m torn by these debates and am not really sure what is the right course of action. Maybe readers, assuming anybody actually bothers to read this, could offer up opinions in the comments.

THE: ‘Father of eugenics’ should not be erased from academic history

UCL: Francis Galton and the History of Eugenics at UCL

Quotes of the week:

“I (God knows) could not get my livelihood by labour, nor would the labourer find any solace or enjoyment in my studies” – William Paley h/t @TryingBiology

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I mean, if *historians* don’t understand that history evolves, new stories get told, new narratives appear, are they actually historians? – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“Breaking News: Using ground & space-based telescopes, astronomers have generated more hype about exoplanets than was previously possible” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

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“ODD, PENIS-LED, TRAMP RUNT is an anagram for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP” – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“No person can give the same software demo twice.” – Heraclitus, probably – Blake Stacey (@blakestacey)

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“Some days you’re the dog and some days you’re the hydrant” – Cat Allman (@catallman)

Darwin wrote to Huxley 26 February 1863, after finishing reading Man’s Place in Nature: “I declare I never in my life read anything grander” – Paige Madison (@FossilHistory)

A London primary school playlet from 2017!

A London primary school playlet from 2017!

Birthday of the Week:

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz Source: Wikimedia Commons

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Heinrich Hertz born 22 February 1857

Newsworks: The history of Heinrich Hertz and the discovery of radio waves

Connected Earth: People & pioneers: Hertz, Heinrich (1857–1894)

Joseph Banks born 24 February 1743

 Portrait of Banks (1773) by Benjamin West Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Banks (1773) by Benjamin West
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Public Domain Review: Joseph Banks Portrait of a Placid Elephant

Jacques de Vaucanson born 25 February 1709

Vaucanson's automata: The Flute Player, The Tambourine Player and Digesting Duck (Wikimedia Commons)

Vaucanson’s automata: The Flute Player, The Tambourine Player and Digesting Duck (Wikimedia Commons)

Smithsonian.com: This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

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Spaceflight Insider: Our Spaceflight Heritage: The Odyssey of Friendship 7

Space.com: Going Bananas: The Real Story of Kepler, Copernicus and the Church

APS Physics: February 1968: The Discovery of Pulsars Announced

Muslim Heritage: The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature

Scientific American: Einstein’s Greatest Blunder?

The Atlantic: The Lost Stories of NASA’s ‘Pink-Collar’ Workforce

Rita Rapp (NASA)

Rita Rapp
(NASA)

 

 

The Conversation: La théorie d’un évêque médiéval évoque les univers multiples de la physique

Smithsonian.com: Apollo 11 Command Module Makes Another Journey

Insight: IEEE–USA: Your Engineering Heritage: Magnetism in the Greco-Roman World

Wired: A Look Inside Britain’s Plucky (and Criminally Overlooked) Space Program

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Robert Howes Jr.’s Interview

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Camille Flammarion

MIT News: Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in the electronic properties of materials, dies at 86

Mildred S. Dresselhaus Photo: Dominick Reuter

Mildred S. Dresselhaus
Photo: Dominick Reuter

The Boston Globe: Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, 86, much-honoured MIT physicist, mentor to female scientists

 

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Hakei: The Unforgettable Pia Arke

The Unwritten Record: Recently Opened Series: German World War II Maps

Osher Map Library: Women in Cartography

Coletta (née Kaerius [van der Keere]) Hondius, engraver [Portrait of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius] Frontispiece in Gerhard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas ou, Representation du monde universel, et des parties d’icelui faicte en tables et descriptions tresamples, et exactes (Amsterdam, 1633) Facsimile of hand-colored copper engraving, 46 x 53 cm Smith Collection

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[Portrait of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius]
Frontispiece in Gerhard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas ou, Representation du monde universel, et des parties d’icelui faicte en tables et descriptions tresamples, et exactes (Amsterdam, 1633)
Facsimile of hand-colored copper engraving, 46 x 53 cm
Smith Collection

Atlas Obscura: George Washington’s Own 1793 Map of Mount Vernon

mental_floss: The Disastrous North Pole Balloon Mission of 1897

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hanger: The J.E. Hanger Story

Harvard Magazine: Henry Knowles Beecher: Brief life of a late-blooming ethicist: 1904–1976

Medical History: Bruised Witness: Bernard Spilsbury and the Performance of Early Twentieth-Century English Forensic Pathology

Yovisto: Harry Stack Sullivan and His Study of Interpersonal Relationships

Yovisto: René Dubos and the Antibiotics

Psychiatry and History: Johann Christian Reil

Reil the anatomist: a portrait from 1811 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Reil the anatomist: a portrait from 1811
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: English Speaking Medical Students on the Continent

Two Nerdy History Girls: Care of Infants in 1837

Thomas Morris: The punctured bowel

The New York Times: Andy Warhol’s Death: Not So Simple After All

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society: The illnesses of Charles Darwin and his children: a lesson in consanguinity

NYAM: Charles Bell: Artistry and Anatomy

Plate 3, showing the carotid artery, the lower thyroid artery and the upper thyroid artery in Charles Bell’s Engravings of the Arteries, 1801.

Plate 3, showing the carotid artery, the lower thyroid artery and the upper thyroid artery in Charles Bell’s Engravings of the Arteries, 1801.

Atlas Obscura: In 1914, Feminists Fought for the Right to Forget Childbirth

Thomas Morris: The self-opening coffin

Thomas Morris: Toast and herbs

Thomas Morris: The dislocated eyeball

Dental History Magazine: A Monstrous Regiment of Women? Attitudes to the Vanguard of Female Dentists

Broadly: ‘Not Just a Series of Genital Acts’: The Woman Who Revolutionized Sex Education

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Quartz: An Italian Doctor explains “Syndrome K,” the fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: William Grey Walter and his Machina speculatrix

Yovisto: Edwin Land – Father of the Polaroid Instant Camera

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir Francis Ronalds 1788–1873

Smithsonian.com: The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers

The Recipes Project: Tales from the Archives: Keeping Time in the Victorian Kitchen

Prepressure.com: The history of printing

IEEE Spectrum: SRI’s Pioneering Mobile Robot Shakey Honored as IEEE Milestone

SRI researchers Nils Nilsson (right) and Sven Wahlstrom with Shakey the Robot in the late 1960s. Photo: SRI International

SRI researchers Nils Nilsson (right) and Sven Wahlstrom with Shakey the Robot in the late 1960s.
Photo: SRI International

The National Museum of American History: E. Howard and Company Astronomical Regulator

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Wise

Smithsonian.com: These Fake Trees Were Used as Spy Posts on the Front Lines of World War I

IEEE Spectrum: When Lasers took to the Air to Measure the Earth

ASME: Samuel Colt

The MIT Press: Programmed Inequality

Early Modern Women: Lives, Texts, Objects: The Delicate Hand: Female Engravers

Anna Maria van Schurman, Self-Portrait (1633). Rijksmuseum. Object number RP-P-OB-59.344.

Anna Maria van Schurman, Self-Portrait (1633). Rijksmuseum. Object number RP-P-OB-59.344.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Who Were Wilbur & Orville?

Eyes of a Generation…Television’s Living History: February 25, 1928…Television’s “First License” Issued: Sort Of

Atlas Obscura: KVLY-TV Mast

Smithsonian.com: When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared

IEEE Spectrum: The Diesel Engine at 120

mental_floss: 10 Obscure Electronic Musical Instruments

Bloomberg View: Why It Took the Washing Machine So Long to Catch On

Social History Blog: From an ‘Infant Hercules’ to the death of Teesside Steelmaking: History and heritage along the ‘Steel River’

IET Archives Blog: The Remarkable William Kingsland (1855–1936)

 

Earls Court Station's new signal box controlling the District's widened approaches and tunnels, 1914. Capacity increase was 40-50 trains per day h/t @TurnipRail

Earls Court Station’s new signal box controlling the District’s widened approaches and tunnels, 1914. Capacity increase was 40-50 trains per day h/t @TurnipRail

 EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Hakai: Hark! A Sea Monster! (Oh, No, Just a Dying Whale)

Geschichte der Geologie: 20. Februar 1943 – Der Tag an dem ein Mensch der Geburt eines Vulkans beiwohnte

Yovisto: Heinrich Karl Brugsch and the Decipherment of Demotic Script

Nursing Clio: Gender-Bending in Thirteenth-Century Literature: The Roman de Silence

The 1640s Picturebook: Anthropometamorphosis

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Hieronymus Bock

Hieronymus Bock HIERONYMUS BOCK KREUTTERBUCH HERBAL BOOK 1577

Hieronymus Bock HIERONYMUS BOCK KREUTTERBUCH HERBAL BOOK 1577

Atlas Obscura: The Shy Edwardian Filmmaker Who Showed Nature’s Secrets to the World

The Guardian: A tale of four skulls: what human bones reveal about cities

Wellcome Collection: Varieties of Love

Wellcome Library: A medieval medical bestseller: the ‘Circa instans’

Colonizing Animals: Proliferating Elephants

The #EnvHist Weekly

Conciatore: Botanical Gardens

Orto botanico di Pisa operated by the University of Pisa: The first botanic garden, established in 1544 under botanist Luca Ghini, it was relocated in 1563 and again in 1591 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Orto botanico di Pisa operated by the University of Pisa: The first botanic garden, established in 1544 under botanist Luca Ghini, it was relocated in 1563 and again in 1591
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Walter Hood Fitch – ‘an incomparable botanical artist’

Roslin: The University of Edinburgh: Dolly the sheep continues to inspire 20 years after media storm

Archaeologist Ticia Verveer: The Ancient Egyptian Royal Guard Dog Abutiu

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

NICHE: Rethinking the State through the Environmental Politics of the 1970s

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: John Mercer and the Cotton Mercerisation

Chemistry World: Arsenic trioxide

CHF: Distillations: High Times

Party like it’s 1799. Georgian England’s upper crust partake of the party drug of the day: nitrous oxide Wellcome Library London

Party like it’s 1799. Georgian England’s upper crust partake of the party drug of the day: nitrous oxide
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AHF: Ralph Gardner-Chavis

Chemistry World: Why I mummified a taxi driver: Stephen Buckley explains how chemistry has rewritten ancient history

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

American Scientist: News Flash: Science Has Always Been Political

Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos: vol.23  supl.1 Rio de Janeiro Dec. 2016 Special Issue: Eugenics Table of Contents

 

What the Victorians Threw Away: The Database

Medium: Anton Howes: Macroinvention vs Microinvention

Brill Online: The Role of Science in the History of Portuguese Anti-Jesuitism

UWE Bristol: Kick-starter: The Lady of the Lakes: Nature Themed Drama-Doc Reflecting the Scientific and Conservation Accomplishments of Beatrix Potter

IET: Virtual library frequently asked questions

IEEE Spectrum: What Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Can Teach Engineers

The Recipes Project: The Order of Things (2)

Advances in the History of Psychology: New era over at Theory & Psychology

ESOTERIC:

Notches: Disembodied Desire

Academia: The First Psychonaut? Louis-Alphonse Cahanet’s Experiments with Narcotics

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The Well-read Naturalist: Books for Every Naturalist

The Guardian: Sexism in science has roots in Victorian whispering campaigns, claims new book

The New York Review of Books: The Very Drugged Nazis

sehepunkte: Spencer E. Young: Scholarly Community at the Early University of Paris

THE: Popularizing Science: The Life and Work of JBS Haldane, by Krishna Dronamraju

Under pressure: Haldane conducted experiments on the physiological effects of diving Source: Getty

Under pressure: Haldane conducted experiments on the physiological effects of diving
Source: Getty

Advances in the History of Psychology: Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdiciplinary Life in Science

The Irish Times: Time Travel: A Historical review – The whips and scorns of time

Popular Science: A Brief History of Mathematical Thought – Luke Heaton

The Geek in 9F: The many faces of Marconi: a review of “Marconi: the Man Who Networked the World” by Marc Raboy

NEW BOOKS:

Mollat: La greffe de la tête: entre science et fiction

University of Chicago Press: Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Johns Hopkins University Press: Science and Religion 2nd Expanded Edition

University of Pittsburgh Press: When They Hid the Fire: A History of Electricity and Invisible Energy in America

Historiens de la santé: Rebel Genius. Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdisciplinary Life in Science

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: From Frankenstein to feminism: how electricity powered our imaginations

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

It’s Nice That: Wellcome Collection reveals three major commissions in its new show about electricity

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

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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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

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

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

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)

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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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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

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: 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:

The Independent: Hidden Figures takes us back to a place where computers were women and black

The Guardian: Why Hidden Figures should win the best picture Oscar

The Guardian: McLaren trailer: new film tells the story of motor racing icon Bruce McLaren – video

The Mary Sue: Radioactive, a Biopic Based on a Marie Curie Graphic Novel Finds Its Director

NICHE: Guardians of Eternity: Confronting Giant Mine’s Toxic Legacy

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:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Conrad Gesner Day 26 March 2017

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conrad Gessner memorial at the Old Botanical Garden, Zürich
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Joseph Priestley Society: Rachel K. King “Reflections on Building a Biotech Company: The Story (So Far!) of GlycoMimetics.” 16 March 2017

CHF: First Friday: Wikipedia and Women in Science 3 March 2017

TNMOC: Re-imagining Colossus – twice 16 March 2017

Old Operating Theatre: Costume Closure Day: Special Event 18 March 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

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

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:

Youtube: Eruption of Paricutin Volcano Michoacan, Mexico 1943

Youtube: Royal Society: Winning Microscope – Objectivity #108

Youtube: From Paper to Copper: The Engraver’s Process

Youtube: The manufacture of high-precision brass telescope tubes 1780 to 1990

Youtube: Royal Society: Frankenstein: Inspiring the monster

Youtube: Lincoln’s Corpse – Episode 11 – Under The Knife

Youtube: Tupolev SB2 bomber – WW2 Soviet Film

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Rise of the Robots

Innovation Hub: Paging Through History: Why Books Matter

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Royal Institution, London: Magic Lantern and Science Workshop: 17 March 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: 2017 Program Maintainers II 6–9 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

Vanderbilt University, Nashville: 11th Annual Southern History of Science and Technology (SoHoST) Meeting 7–8 April 2017

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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)

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

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:

McGill University: Social Studies of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Technology, and Medicine

British Society for Literature and Science: Where Art and Science Meet: Art and Design at Oxford University Museum of Natural History (AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award)

HSTM Network Ireland: Research Fellowships at the Worth Library, Dublin

Harvard University: Lecturers on the History of Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm: School of Architecture and Built Environment: Ph.D. student in History of Science, Technology and Environment

Chelsea Physic Garden: Head Gardner Vacancy

University of St Andrews: School of History: Typewriters and commerce in Scotland, 1870s–1920s AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD Studentship

 

 

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About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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2 Responses to Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #28

  1. Laurence Cox says:

    Thony, At the top of this week’s Whewell’s Gazette, you raised the interesting question about commemorating scientists from the past whose attitudes woud not be acceptable today. I suggest that we should still commemorate them but also recognise how their attiitudes arose. So, to take the example of Galton, without the idea of natural selection from Darwin/Wallace and the understanding that the development of technology was reducing the effectiveness of natural selection in humans; eugenics, the replacement of natural selection by artificial selection, would never have arisen.

    Darwin himself wrote in The Descent of Man, “We civilised men…. do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick.. .Thus the weak members of society propagate their kind.”

    Now, I do not want to suggest that we simply take the Whig approach that we are all much better now and so can look down on historical figures. No doubt, in a century’s time people will be looking at what we are doing now and saying “however could they have thought that was acceptable”, but we are largely blind to our own failings because we share them with so many others; the same would have been true of eugenics a century ago. Although racism is linked to eugenics, to see it only through the prism of racism is to fail to see other facets such as the class-based aspect. It is the poor, the working classes, whom the the eugenicists were afraid of and wanted to restrict their breeding.

  2. Muy bueno el contenido. Un saludo.

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