Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #29

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 #29

Monday 06 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The march of time cannot be stopped and so it is time yet again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM weekly links list bringing you all the histories od science, technology and medicine that washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Apparently James Watson and Francis Crick first announced that they had succeeded in determining the structure of DNA to some friends and acquaintances in a pub in Cambridge on 28 February 1953. 

This #histSTM anniversary was duly noted by various people on Twitter, which provoked a vitriolic shitstorm from the Rosalind Franklin fan club. I’m not going to present you with a long list of their outraged tweets but the tenor can be summed up by the following offering: 

“On this day in 1953, two young men announced Rosalind Franklin’s stunning work on X-ray photography of the DNA Double Helix” – @tilton_raccoon

 The vitriol reached something of a peak in the tweet of Matthew Francis, a professional science writer, who in my opinion should know better:

“Any mention of Crick & Watson should call them “unethical data-thieves who should’ve been fired”, & Watson “a racist misogynist shitguzzler”” – @DrMRFrancis

A more moderate correction of the original tweets was offered up by Imperial College, which comes closer to the truth but succeeds in doing to both Maurice Wilkins and Raymond Gosling, what the Franklin fan club accuses the world of doing to her, namely eradicating them and their contributions from the picture.

On This Day 1953: James Watson & Francis Crick proposed double helix structure of DNA, based on their research & work of Rosalind Franklin – @imperialcollege

 As the outrage expressed by the Franklin fan club is in reference to the “Photo 51” myth I thought I would briefly outline the correct facts, once again, for those prepared to read with an open mind.

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Photo 51, showing x-ray diffraction pattern of DNA Source: Wikimedia Commons

Was Photo 51, the iconic X-ray crystallography picture of DNA, made by Rosalind Franklin?

No, it wasn’t. Photo 51 was actually made by Raymond Gosling who was, at the time it was made, a doctoral student at King’s working under Franklin’s supervision.

Was Photo 51 shown to James Watson behind Franklin’s back without her knowledge and without her permission?

 Yes and no! Photo 51 was shown to James Watson without Franklin’s knowledge but at the time he was shown the photo Franklin’s permission would not have been required. By that time Franklin had already resigned at King’s and was preparing to leave and Gosling’s supervision had been transferred back to Maurice Wilkins, so Wilkins was perfectly within his rights as Gosling’s supervisor to show the photo to Watson. Whether he was acting ethically in doing so is an open question but I agree with Matthew Cobb that he probably wasn’t.

Did Photo 51 play the key role in determining the structure of DNA that James Watson attributes to it in his book The Double Helix?

 No, it didn’t, as Matthew Cobb expressed it in a tweet:

Photo 51 plays role in Watson’s powerful novelised version, not in actual events – @matthewcobb

 Did Rosalind Franklin play a central role in helping to determine the structure of DNA? If so, how and were Watson and Crick ‘unethical data-thieves?

Rosalind Franklin did indeed play an important and central role in determining the structure of DNA, but not through Photo 51. To determine his mathematical model of the structure of DNA, Francis Crick used numerical data acquired by Franklin through measuring various X-ray crystallography images that she and Gosling had made in their work. Crick did not steal this data as Franklin had already made it public.

Was Rosalind Franklin shut out of the formal announcement of the discovery of the structure of DNA in the journal Nature?

 No, the announcement of the discovery in Nature was not in the form of a single paper by Watson and Crick but by a group of papers, one of which was co-authored by Franklin and Gosling outlining their work and its contribution to the discovery.

Should Franklin have been awarded the Nobel Prize for her contribution to the discovery?

I was surprised that this turned up yet again, as it should be clear by now that Franklin had already died by the time the Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of the structure of DNA and one of the stipulations of the Nobel Prize is that the recipients have to be living at the time of the award. This does however raise the hypothetical question but what if she had still been alive?

In that case I think there would have been a very serious case for including her in the award but then we run into another of the Nobel Prize stipulations that the award can only be made to a maximum of three recipients. With Watson, Crick and Wilkins, whose work was also significant to the discovery of the structure, we already have three, so who goes short? And what about Raymond Gosling? I think this is a good example of why the Nobel committee’s rule of three is bullshit.

It will make one final comment. When I pointed out on the Internet that Photo 51 was actually made by Gosling and not Franklin, irrespective of its role or lack of it in the story, I got told that as his supervisor the credit should go to Franklin and not to him. This is all very well but in saying this you are saying that it was correct for the Nobel committee to award the prize for physics to Anthony Hewish for the discovery of pulsars instead of the Jocelyn Bell, his doctoral student who actually discovered them.

If you want to read the whole DNA discovery story in detail including the correct facts about who did what then I recommend, not for the first time, Matthew Cobb’s excellent Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code, Profile Books, 2015. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, then just chapter 6, The Double Helix. For an even shorter account then I recommend Matthew’s Guardian article:

The Guardian: Sexism in science: did Watson and Crick really steal Rosalind Franklin’s data?

Asked to judge whether I had described the sequence of events correctly Matthew Cobb added the following comment:

More importantly, you might want to unpack “Crick did not steal this data as Franklin had already made it public.” The data had already been published in a semi-official document – the report to the MRC from the King’s College lab. Ironically, virtually identical data had been presented by Franklin in a talk in November 1951. Jim Watson was in the audience, but a) he never took notes and b) by his own frank admission was spending some of his time musing about Franklin’s looks etc. Had he scribbled down the numbers, Crick would have been able to act earlier on them. Second point – had Franklin lived, the simple solution would have been to award two Nobels – one in chemistry, the other in physiology and medicine. Enough space for everyone. Furthermore, Franklin’s discoveries are even greater than her fanclub knows (which shows many don’t actually know much about her): had she lived, she could legitimately have got two Nobels – one for DNA, the other for the structure of RNA viruses, which she worked on afterwards, and which one of her students, Klug, got a Nobel for much later. Finally, worth pointing out that W&C acknowledged in the Nature paper that they had sight of the unpublished work of the Kings’ group, including, explicitly, of Franklin. [my emphasis]

SciHi Blog: Crick and Watson decipher the DNA

JSTOR Daily: How Francis Crick Almost Didn’t Make His Huge DNA Discovery

Quotes of the week:

“The word “normal” has at least 27 different definitions in the mathematical register, none of which really match the everyday register” – Spencer Bagley (@sbagley)

“In Sweden, meteorologists define beginning of Spring as ‘when average daily temp is above 0degC for seven days in a row’” – Sophia Collins (@sophiacol)

“Today’s and Friday’s dates (in ISO format) are a pair of twin primes: 20170301 and 20170303” – Tom Button (@tombutton)

“The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words” – Ursula Le Guin h/t @philipcball

“Grammar Nazis first appeared in days of you’re” – Nigel A. Hammond (@ArthurFooksake)

“PUBLIC RELATIONS is an anagram of ‘crap built on lies’” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“People who reject the importance of environmental History are so ignorant” – Jade (@JadeT_Evans)

Know your grammar ­ Academia Obscura (@AcademiaObscura)

Birthdays of the Week:

 Herman Hollerith born 29 February 1860

Herman Hollerith Photo: Charles Milton Bell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Herman Hollerith and the Mechanical Tabulator

Linus Carl Pauling born 28 February 1901

Pauling’s graduation photo from Oregon State University, 1922
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Linus Carl Pauling

Walter Hood Fitch born 28 February 1817 

Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Walter Hood Fitch

William Oughtred born 5 March 1574

William Oughtred
by Wenceslas Hollar 1646

SciHi Blog: William Oughtred and the Slide Rule

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Sliding to mathematical fame

Joseph Fraunhofer born 6 March 1787

Fraunhofer demonstrating the spectroscope.
Richard Wimmer – “Essays in astronomy” – D. Appleton & company, 1900
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Solar System

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: James Chadwick and the Discovery of the Neutron

chemistry.bd.psu.edu: Chadwick discovers the neutron 1932

Apollo NASA: The Apollo Guidance Computer

AHF: Science Behind the Atomic Bomb

LEGO Ideas: Women of NASA

SciHi: Henri Becquerel and Radioactivity

Voices of the Manhattan Project: John Manley’s Interview (1985) – Part 2

Medium: From Princeton to Prison: The ‘boy Genius’ Who Was Recruited by John Wheeler and Sentenced by Trump’s Sister

EUMETSAT: Meteosat First Generation (MFG) geostationary satellites have provided images of the full Earth disc, and data for weather forecasts for 25 years

ESA: Rosetta

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Eugène Michel Antoniadi

Drawings of Mars by E-M Antoniadi

NASA History: Pearl Young at Langley’s Flight Instrumentation Facility. March 1929

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

 

BSHS: In the Moon a Planet?

Smithsonian.com: How Albert Einstein Used His Fame to Denounce American Racism

Smithsonian.com: The 17th-Century Lady Astronomer Who Took Measure of the Stars

Title page of the Urania propitia by Maria Cunitz, 1650. (Wikimedia Commons)

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

This is a fantastic map of Great Lakes from @torontolibrary h/t Samuel McLean (@Canadian_Errant)

 History Today: Celebrity, Politics and Francis Drake

Standard–Speaker: Project uncovering the ghosts below

IET: Methodus Geometrica 1598 by Paul Pfintzing

Atlas Obscura: The Mysteries of the First-Ever Map of the North Pole

The second draft of the Septentrionalium Terrarum, released in 1606. GERARDUS MERCATOR/PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Hakluyt Society Blog: The Armada of the Strait, 1581–1584: Disastrous beginnings of an ill-fated enterprise

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women: The Violence of Transnationalism and Indigenous Women’s Resistance

National Geographic: Historical Atlases Rescued from the Trash Could be a Boon to Historians

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

BBC News: The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal

Slate: Worse Than Tuskegee

Remedia: The Nazi Microbiota

SciHi Blog: Sir Peter Medawar – The Father of Transplantation

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: After the Amputation

A. A. Marks advertising card, showing a customer holding and wearing his artificial legs, late 1800s
Courtesy Warshaw Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Guardian: Recipe found in medieval mystic’s writings was probably for ‘dragges’

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Horses for Courses (of vaccination) – the role of animals in the early diphtheria immunisation programme

Wellcome Library: Wellcome MS. 632: heavenly protection during childbirth in late medieval England

Early Modern Medicine: Pancake Plasters

The Atlantic: The Long History of Discrimination in Pain Medicine

Smithsonian.com: The Incredible Legacy of Susan La Flesche, the First Native American to Earn a Medical Degree

Susan, far left, with her husband (seated with puppy) at their Bancroft, Nebraska, home. (Courtesy of the Hampton University Archives.)

The Guardian: Penicillin mould created by Alexander Fleming sells for over $14,000

Emory Libraries & Information Technology: All Americans Will Pull Together…The Federal Government’s Evolving Role in Dealing with Disaster: Thalidomide Drug Crisis 1960s

The Atlantic: The Girls With Radioactive Bones

The Public Domain Reviews: Plates from Spiegel’s De formato foetu liber singularis (1626)

Alabama Yesterday: Alabama Medical Journal 1906: What the People & the Doctors Should Know

SciHi Blog: Fritz Schaudinn and the ‘French Disease’

Fritz Schaudern

Royal College of Physicians: The Bern theses: pioneering medical women

The H-Word: What drives the demand for rhino horns?

Storia Della Medicina. Sito & Blog: The Lancet

Whipple Library Books Blog: Fluddean Philosophy and the Weapon-Salve

Old Operating Theatre: Unicorns and Disingenuous Apothecaries

A Network of Lines: Saving the Mona Lisa: Misdiagnosis and Historical Malpractice

Grover Lab: All the easy experiments: A Berkley professor, dirty bombs, and the birth of informed consent

Thomas Morris: The turpentine vapour bath

The Journal: Irish giant’s bones will stay at London museum but he wanted to be buried at sea

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

York station in 1887. Designed by the North Eastern Rly architects Prosser and Peachey, it opened in 1877. The footbridge was added in 1938 – h/t David Turner (@TurnipRail)

SciHi Blog: James Sadler – the First English Aeronaut

SciHi Blog: Samuel Pierpont Langley and his Aviation Work

SciHi Blog: Steve Jobs – American Businessman, Inventor, and Industrial Designer

Atlas Obscura: Found: Internal Apple Computer Memos from 1979, Left at a Seattle Goodwill

Conciatore: Antonio Neri’s Birthday

Conciatore: Sara Vincx

Geek History: Nikola Tesla versus Thomas Edison and the search for the truth

Nikola Tesla The search for the truth
GeekHistory.com The search for the truth

 

The Public Domain Review: Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday

Smithsonian.com: Byron Was One of the Few Prominent Defenders of the Luddites

JSTOR Daily: Why People Once Loved Linoleum

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – David Sarnoff

ICE: Bridges over the Tees

Atlas Obscura: Making Fun of Thomas Edison

Edison poses by his phonograph in a photograph from 1878. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-CWPBH-04044

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Samuel Pierpont Langley

Academia: ‘Of Patents, Principles, and the Construction of Heroic Invention: The Case of Neilson’s Hot Blast in Iron Production’

Geek History: Was the internet invented and who invented the internet?

AHF: Robert W. Henderson

Computer History Museum: Computer History Museum Leads Software Research and Preservation with New Center Launch

Air & Space Smithsonian: Berry’s Leap

Jannus (left) and Berry get ready for takeoff. (NASM)

Scottish Science Hall of Fame: Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Poulter

Textilis: Textile Production & Traditions in a Costal Town – 1525–1650

Wonders & Marvels: Automata in history

Daily Kos: The Supersonics

Atlas Obscura: Meet Bessie Coleman, the First Black Woman to Get a Pilot’s License

Bessie Coleman and her biplane in 1922. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Tedium: Are You Not Entertained?

The History Press: The Spitfire: R.J. Mitchell’s radical design development

Atlas Obscura: Arion Press and M&H Type

“Do You Know Who Invented the Computer?” – 1991 ad in Scientific American h/t @LeapingRobot

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Labiotech: Microorganisms in the Library: Bringing Centuries-Old Books to Life

Notches: Remembrance of Things Past: A Novelist Reflects on the Politics of Intergenerational Sex

Letters from Gondwana: Introducing Isaberrysaura

Geschichte der Geologie: Star Trek und die Geologie: Leben, Jim. Aber nicht wie wir es kennen

npr: Prehistoric Aurochs Image Opens Up a New View of Human Evolution

Edge Effects: What Eight Waves of Migration Can Tell Us About Human-Environmental Relationships

Academia: Exotica on the Move: Birds of Paradise in Early Modern Holland

Anonymous Nuremberg artist,
Bird of Paradise (two views) c. 1550. Watercolour and gouache on paper

Academia: “Fair Necropolis: The Peruvian Dead, the First American Ph.D. in Anthropology, and the World’s Columbian Exposition of Chicago, 1893”

Darwin Online: ‘300 thousand cattle’: An introduction to the Falkland Notebook

A short history of climate change: Joseph Fourier’s political science

Gresham College: Chelsea Physic Garden Through the Ages

Notches: Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: A Roundtable on the Politics of Sexual Reproduction in the 1970s – Part 1

The Guardian: Galápagos giant tortoises show that in evolution, slow and steady gets you places

A drawing of Testudo abingdonii (now Chelonoidis abingdonii) from Darwin’s 1890’s book on his Beagle adventure. Illustration: C. Darwin, 1890.

Forbes: Human Activity on Earth Triggered a New Age of Minerals Formation

Smithsonian.com: The Remarkable Comeback of Przewalski’s Horse

Ancient Origins: Skull Analysis Concludes the Americas Were Settled by More than One Wave of Migrants

ZME Science: Celebrating women scientists – Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneer in both art and science

New York Times: How the Amazon’s Cashews and Cacao Point to Cultivation by the Ancients

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Disentangling life: Darwin, selectionism, and the postgenomic return of the environment

Tyndall Correspondence Project: Website

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Herbert Henry Dow – Chemist and Industrialist

ACE: Wallace Carothers and the Development of Nylon

CHF: Kathryn C. “Kitty” Hach-Darrow

Kitty Hach-Darrow next to her plane.
Courtesy Kathryn Hach-Darrow.

Chemistry World: Marsh’s mirror: How a poisoner’s acquittal led to the iconic test of forensic science

mental_floss: The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Reading Euclid: Project Milestone

In The Library With The Lead Pipe: Sparking Curiosity – Librarians’ Role in Encouraging Exploration

The Heritage Journal: Wrecking the Stonehenge landscape: Julian Richards nails it – again!

Apollo: Why are England’s heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?

SciHi Blog: At the Beginning was a bet – Georg Friedrich Grotefend and the Cuneiform

PLOS One: Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects

The Atlantic: Do Scientists Lose Credibility When They Become Political?

Smithsonian.com: Why Nobody Remembers the Forefather of Forensic Science

The Guardian: A century of National Geographic infographics – in pictures

The New York Times: Mostafa el-Abbadi, 88, Champion of Alexandria’s Resurrected Library, Dies

Slate: Lessons to Learn From the “Fugitive Scientists”

The Conversation: The next scientific breakthrough could come from the history books

SciHi Blog: Thomas Bodley and the Bodleian Library

Kickstarter: The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Women in Science

Kickstarter: She Found Fossils: A Kid’s Book About Women in Paleo

The Recipes Project: Herbal History Research Network: A Recipe for Collaboration

NYAM: “Feminist Futures” Class Review

The #EnvHist Weekly

CHF: Distillations: Waging War on Immigration and Science

Ancient Origins: The Library of Pergamum: A Contender for the Greatest Library of the Ancient World

ESOTERIC:

Atlas Obscura: Where to Find the World’s Best Hometown Monsters

A “sea devil” from Icones animalium (1553). CONRAD GESSNER/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Conciatore: Women in Alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Books in Brief

The Guardian: Time Travel: A History by James Gleick review – why haven’t we realised the dream?

Physics Today: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

The Guardian: Cold War Freud and Freud: An Intellectual Biography review – the politics of psychoanalysis

Hakai Magazine: Ice Bear

The Spenser Review: Matthew McLean and Sara Barker, eds. International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World

BJPS: Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher // Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

The New York Times: A Physicist’s Crash Course in Unpeeling the Universe

Popular Science: Beyond Infinity – Eugenia Cheng

Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas: Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48

The MIT Press: Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny

OUP: Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Historiens de la santé: Le médecin qui voulut être roi : Sur les traces d’une utopie coloniale

Heterodoxology: Problem of Disenchantment in paperback

Historiens de la santé: Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Historiens de la santé: Demons and Illness from Antiquity to the Early-Modern Period

Routledge: Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

Enfilade: The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

OUP: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire

CUP: Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Thomas Morris: The Matter of the Heart

University of Chicago Press: Interaction with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Princeton Architectural Press: The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Historiens de la santé: Diététicienne de pédiatrie. Naissance et évolution d’une profession passionnante

ART & EXHIBITIONS 

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

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

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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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: 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:

Jack El-Hai: The Black Stork: A physician’s cinematic argument for eugenics

Aerodynamic Media: Documentary Film to Chronicle Discovery, Restoration and Flight of the C-47 That Led the D-Day Invasion [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 Royal Society: Prize lecture: The curious history of curiosity-driven research 4 April 2017

UCL: UCL/BPS talks: Henri Bergson’s Cinematographs 13 March 2017 Jung’s Dream Analysis 20 March 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Charles Arthur: Has the Public Been Well Served by Technology Journalism? 9 March 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Women Making Waves at the National Maritime Museum 11 March 2017

Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Translation and Treason: The Luso Castilian Demarcation Controversy and Abraham Ortelius’ Map of China from 1584’ 16 March 2017

All Souls College, Oxford: Talk: Communicating Longitude after Harrison: the Board of Longitude in the late eighteenth century

Royal College of Physicians: Lecture: Cracking the DNA code: can human genome sequencing help save lives in the NHS? With Dr Richard Scott 28 March 2017

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

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

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

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: How small are we in the scale of the universe?

Youtube: One Town, Four Elements: Ytterby

AEON: Animated life: Mary Leaky

Facebook: KJ Vids: Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry

Youtube: Royal Society: Why is life the way it is? Michael Faraday Prize Lecture – Dr Nick Lane

Open Culture: Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

Fermilab: The Wilson Story, Robert Wilson: A life of Courage and Creativity, Water to the Ropes

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: SCIFRI: Interview with Mildred Dresselhaus, the ‘queen of carbon.’

npr: Naomi Oreskes: Why Should We Believe In Science?

soundclouds: The Walkman

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: The Theatre of Anatomy

soundcloud: Hagley Museum and Library: The Marketing Evolution of Deodorant

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Renaissance Astrology

PRI: War elephants still exist. But only in one forbidding place

brainpickings: The Beauty of Uncertainty: How Heisenberg Invented Quantum Mechanics, Told in Jazz

soundcloud: PessimistsArc: Horseless Carriage

The Iris: Audio: David Brafman on Alchemy

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

BSHS: Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus Deadline 15 March 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Jagiellonian University Krakow: CfP. Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities 19–21 April 2017 Deadline 14 March 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

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

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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

 

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

APA

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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 Edinburgh: Collaborative PhD Studentship: Engineering ‘Modern’ Scotland: The Stevenson Maps and Plans and Scotland’s Built Infrastructure, c.1800–c.1900

BSHS: Wellcome Hub Award: Call for Applications 2018–2020

University of Manchester: Williamson graduate studentship in the history of biology or medicine Application Deadline 26 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Creative Practitioner

BSHS: Postgraduate Opportunities at CHSTM Manchester

BSHS: Two AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentships: histSTM @ Leeds

BSHS: AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award: BT Archives

University of Manchester: CHSTM: Power-assisted learning? Exhibiting, interpreting and teaching on technology in the twentieth-century industrial city

University of Strathclyde: Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2017/8

AHS: Post doc Research Proposal: ‘Was There a Large Clockmaking Workshop Supplying the Trade in Post-Restoration London?’ £4,500 Bursary

University of Manchester: Special Collections Library (Wellcome Project)

King’s College London: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Renaissance Skin

 

 

 

 

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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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