Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #32

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 #32

Monday 27 March 2017

EDITORIAL:

Anther seven days have passed and it is time once more for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be rounded up from the outer reaches of cyberspace over the last week.

Last Thursday was the birthday of the mathematician Emmy Noether, for whom we have a soft spot, as we live in the town where she was born and grew up. Like many figures in #histSTM Emmy deserves to be better known than she is. However she received a boost in her public recognition in 2015 because as well as being the centenary of the General Theory of Relativity, it was also the centenary of Noether’s theorem, an important theorem in modern physics that is little known by non physicists.

Unfortunately this rise in awareness of Noether’s theorem has led to a more than somewhat paradox situation. On Thursday the physicists were out in force praising Emmy and her achievements for their discipline whilst completely ignoring her achievements as a mathematician. This is more than a little strange because, although it is a very important part of modern physics, Noether’s theorem is quite literally the only contribution that Emmy made to the discipline. She was however principally a mathematician and was a very central figure in the creation of modern abstract algebra and it is for this that she should really attract out admiration. Reducing her reputation to Noether’s theorem does her a disservice.

Perhaps the strangest comment on Thursday came from the world famous string theorist, Brian Greene who tweeted the following:

Emmy Noether’s theorem is so vital to physics that she deserves to be as well known as Einstein. Yet, many have never even heard of her.

Emmy certainly deserves to be well known both for Noether’s theorem and for her massive contributions to abstract algebra, but as well known as Einstein? She made one, albeit very important, contribution to theoretical physics, whereas Einstein was central to the creation of the two largest fields of twentieth century physics, relativity theory and quantum theory. More importantly should we making name recognition ratings for scientists at all? League tables of significance? Popularity contests?

Sunday was the 501st birthday of the Swiss polymath Conrad Gesner, which a group of people and institutions celebrated as #GesnerDay. Normally this would mean a long list of posts here at Whewell’s Gazette but these post were collected on Sunday in a rolling live blog on the Renaissance Mathematicus and so there is just one link blow under birthdays.

Quotes of the week:

Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating it today.   May your daughter grow up to be a Nobel laureate, as did Irene, daughter of Marie Curie! – Paul Halpern (@phalpern)

 “My mother spoils me a lot” is a tongue twister in Spanish: “mi mamá me mima mucho” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

 “Linguistic inflation is quite real, even though it’s unbelievably incredible” – Stan Carey (@StanCarey)

“Vegetables come from the ground. Oddly reassuring that even modern technology cannot get earth off leeks” – Rachel Laudan (@rachellaudan)

 

Mediaeval scribes invented this bizarre Latin sentence as a joke to show just how difficult Gothic text could be to read ­ Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“Think you are depressed about global warming? Bipolar bears have it much worse” – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

“All books are coloring books if you can outrun the librarian” – matt (@biorhythmist)

“Don’t say a blessing on a nut until you open it. It may be wormy or rotten inside and thus the blessing said in vain” – Seder Hasidim, 13thc h/t @PiersatPenn

“My old dad always used to say “the first rule of theatre is to always leave them wanting more.”

Good man, terrible anaesthetist” – Ginger Cat (@nigellacokey)

“History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past” – A. J. P. Taylor h/t @RayBoomhower

In the wild, the historian has but one natural enemy – Jacob Anbinder (@JakeAnbinder)

Birthday of the Week:

Conrad Gesner born 26 March 1516

The Internet community celebrated Gesner’s 501st birthday as #GesnerDay. The contributions are all collated in one blog post on The Renaissance Mathematicus

Happy Birthday Conrad – #GesnerDay 2017

Emmy Noether born 23 March 1882

Medium: Emmy Noether: The Struggles of a Mathematical Genius

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Emmy and the Habilitation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Emmy the student and Emmy the communist!

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The House Where Emmy Lived

Mujeres con ciencia: Emmy Noether, matemática

The Physics Mill: International Women’s Day Spotlight: Emmy Noether

The Irish Times: Emmy Noether and the surprising significance of symmetry

Smithsonian.com: Mathematician Emmy Noether Should Be Your Hero

William Smith born 23 March 1769

William Smith
Artist unknown

Ucmp.berkeley.edu: William Smith (1769–1839) 

William Smith’s Geological Map of England

Forbes: Who Drew The First Geological Map?

John Harrison born 24 March 1693

Portrait of John Harrison (1693-1776), English clockmaker by P. Tassaert
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Harrison

soundcloud: Royal Museums Greenwich: John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

OUP Blog: The historian and the longitude

Christoph Clavius born 25 March 1538

Christoph Clavius
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A loser who was really a winner

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christoph and the calendar

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

March 25, 1945. Einstein letter urged FDR to meet with Leo Szilard to discuss concerns about using atomic bombs – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

Project Muse: Journal of Women’s History: Learned and Loving: Representing Women Astronomers in Enlightenment France

SciHi Blog: Alessandro Volta and the Electricity

APS: This Month in Physics History: March 20, 1800: Volta describes the Electric Battery

The Curious Astronomer: Einstein’s general relativity centenary

AHF: Rudolf Peierls

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Rose Bethe’s Interview

Rose Bethe
Source: AHF

AHF: Roger Hildebrand

APS: This Month in Physics History: March 21, 1768: Birth of Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier

The Catholic Astronomer: Strange Tales of Galileo and Proving: Omitted Data and the Tides

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Stanislaus Ulam’s Interview (1983)

Color System: Colour order systems in art and science

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī

The Astronomical Observatory of Nasir al-Dīn al-Tūsī
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Henry Frisch’s Interview

 

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Peter Vandervoort’s Interview

Tri-City Herald: Manhattan Project National Historical Park: Sharing an important piece of our history

NASA: Meteor 1 26 March 1969

Meteor I

FiveThirtyEight: A Mistranslated Word Led To Some of the Best Fake News of the 20th Century

AHF: Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

Ariane Space

APS: This Month in Physics History: March 1880: The Curie Brother Discover Piezoelectricity

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Scott Polar Research Institute: Who was Robert Lawrie?

Royal Museums Greenwich: Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh by William Segar
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Map Mania: Mapping the History of Latin America

Lexington Herald Leader: Kentucky invasion? Rare spy map shows French plans for Frontier America

The Art Newspaper: Experts restore rare Dutch Golden Age map found stuffed up a chimney

npr: ‘Ghosts’ In The Arctic: How The Long-Lost Franklin Expedition Was Found

This sketch, by Commander May R.N., circa 1853, depicts one the missions to find the Franklin expedition, which vanished in 1845.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

cbc: New maps to depict pre-colonial “Turtle Island” Canada

The Conversation: Five Maps that will change how you see the world

Barron Maps Blog: 20th Century female mapmakers: Cecily Peele [1892–1984]

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hektoen International: Heinz Lehmann and the daw of psychopharmacology

Hektoen International: Alcmaeon of Croton, philosopher physician

Project Muse: Journal of Women’s History: Finding A Space In Schools: Female Doctors and the Reform of Girls’ Physical Education in Weimar Germany

Heart of the Civil War: Agent of Mercy: The Untold Story of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell

Ptak Science Books: Giant Airship as a Floating Tuberculosis Hospital, 1930

Thomas Morris: The snuff-eating nose centipede

Dr Alun Withey: ‘He is gone from his service before his time’: Medical Apprenticeships in Early Modern Britain

NYAM: Syphilis, or the French Disease

Hektoen International: The 8067th: a hospital with marching orders

Thomas Morris: The dentist who made the blind see

Atlas Obscura: The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland

Nuns with children at Sean Ross abbey. MARI STEED

Open Culture: Nick Cave Narrates an Animated Film about the Cat Piano, the Twisted 18th Century Musical Instrument Designed to Treat Mental Illness

The Recipes Project: Exploring CPP 10A214: Close Textual Ties

JSTOR Daily: First Blood Transfusion: A History

The Guardian: Drug scandals and the media – the unresolved case of Primodos

Journal of the Civil War: Caring for Veterans: The Civil War and the Present

Australian Women’s History Network: Australia’s women doctors in the First World War

DR AGNES BENNETT, NEW SOUTH WALES, CIRCA 1929. IMAGE VIA NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA.

Nature Medicine: Oldie but goodie: Repurposing penicillin for tuberculosis

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: A Manual for Medicine: The Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia

The Chirugeons Apprentice: House of Death: Walking the Wards of a Victorian Hospital

History Net: The Shock of War

Australian Women’s History Network: What did abortion look like in 1899?

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

SciHi Blog: Frederick W. Taylor – the first Management Consultant

Conciatore: Armina Vivarini

Conciatore: Aventurine

Conciatore: Glass: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft

Atlantic Cable: The French Atlantic Cable: Brest –Duxbury, 1869

Collectors Weekly: Royalty, Espionage, and Erotica: Secrets of the World’s Tiniest Photographs

The National Museum of American History: B.F. Skinners Nose Cone of a Pigeon-Guided Missile

Reverb: Repeat That? A Brief History of Tape Echo

NASA: Project ABLE – Apollo/Saturn goes to war

The Society for Nautical Research: Lusitania Telegraph Machine “Lost” During Unsupervised Recovery

The Society for Nautical Research: Early Yachts

Smithsonian.com: This Ace Aviatrix Learned to Fly Even Though Orville Wright Refused to Teach Her

Ruth Law, (circa 1915, at the controls of her Curtiss Model D Headless biplane) once said that wearing a seatbelt “was a bit cowardly.” (NASM, Archives Division)

BBC News: ‘Oldest photo studio’ shows rediscovered images

Scripts & Grooves: Content sharing in the ‘30s

Smithsonian.com: This Innovator Thought Elevators Should Be Round

The Black Vault: Nuclear Weapon Characteristics Handbook, September 1990

The Guardian: A room with a loo – a potted history of the British bathroom

The Franklin Institute: Maillardet’s Automaton

 

 

Popular Mechanics: When Robots Are Indistinguishable From Humans, Why Will Be Inside Them?

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Aviation Parts Supply Catalog (1946)

War is Boring: A Soviet Film Predicted Our Robot Apocalypse – In 1977

Science Museum: The watch that helped change lives

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

SciHi Blog: B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism

ars technica: There was an outbreak of cannibalism 10,000 years ago in Spain

Smithsonian .com: From “T. Rex” to “Pantydraco”: How Dinosaurs Get Their Names

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Staurolite

flickr: BHL: Women Illustrators in Natural History

SciHi Blog: Entomologist and Myrmecologist William Morton Wheeler

William Morton Wheeler

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Wagner

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Delve Into Neanderthal Dental Plaque to Understand How They Lived and Ate

HillRag.com: Botanical Illustrator Alice Tangerini

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Agate

BBC Future: The invention of “heterosexuality”

Historical SciArt: SciArt Methodology: Mark Catesby

The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1729-1771) by Mark Catesby

Geschichte der Geologie: Kunst & Geologie: Der Kunst im Stein

The Guardian: Walking in the footsteps of giants – and gerbils

British Library: Science blog: Local Heroes: John Maynard Smith: (1920–2004): A good “puzzle-solver” with an “accidental career”

Scientific American: How Colors Revolutionized Geological Mapmaking

Sedgwick Museum: Brian Harland 100

Historical SciArt: Janet Harvey Kelman

The Atlantic: A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong

flickr: BHL: The Animals of the Netherlands: Vertebrates, Volume I – Birds

Smithsonian.com: New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree

The Guardian: Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins

SciHi Blog: Ernst Engel and Engel’s Law

Journal of the American Revolution: A Republican of Wool: Founding Era America’s Grand Plans for Sheep

Paleobiology Diversity Blog: Interactive map of all fossil collections (by age, location, type) is hardcore geek fun. Brilliant science, too.

CHEMISTRY:

Yorkshire Evening Post: How fizzy drinks were invented in Leeds on this day 250 years ago

SciHi Blog: Peter Debye – Physical Chemist

Hektoen International: The discovery of oxygen

Michael Sendivogius

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Washington Post: Whose scientific theories are permitted into the mainstream?

Reciprocal Space: Science, art and Art

Association francophone pour le savoir: L’image du dossier: visite du laboratoire

The Recipes Project: Early Modern Euro-Indigenous Culinary Connections: Chocolate

History of Humanities: Volume 2, Number 1– Spring 207 Table of Contents

BuzzFeed: 23 Black Female Scientists Who Changed the Damn World

 

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics: Cosmology and convention

Journal of Victorian Culture: The Victorian Railways: A Pop-Up Anthology

Faith and Wisdom in Science: The next scientific breakthrough could come from the history book

pbs: First-ever Rosie the Riveter Day honors women who broke WWII’s workplace gender barrier

The #EnvHist Weekly

Islamic Art & Architecture: Science in Al-Andalus

The American Presidency Project: Richard Nixon: Remarks on Presenting the National Medal of Scientific Awards for 1970

Timeline: Men always get credit for women’s inventions – and there’s a term for it

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Rumford’s Soup

ESOTERIC:

storify: #MuseumMonday: Women in Early Modern Alchemical Art

Conciatore: Isaac Hollandus

CHF: Distillations: Isaac Newton and the American Alchemist

Indiana University, Bloomington: The Chymistry of Isaac Newton

BOOK REVIEWS:

Five Books: Simon Blackburn recommends the best books on David Hume

Progressive Geographies: Lorraine Daston ed. Science in the Archives

H-Net Reviews: Zeb Tortorici ed. Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America

Smithsonian.com: How Humans Invented Numbers – And How Numbers Reshaped Our World

The New York Times: ‘The Death of Expertise’ Explores How Ignorance Became a Virtue

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us About Evolution

Medievalists.net: New Medieval Books: From Anarchy to Archaeology

NEW BOOKS:

Scientific American: Evolution vs. Creationism: Inside the Controversy

The Quantum Labyrinth: A New Book by Paul Halpern

Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk and the Reinvention of the Modern World

Palgrave: The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England

Springer: Climate Change and Human Responses: A Zooarchaeological Perspective

The Folio Society: The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise Alfred Russel Wallace

Historiens de la santé: Félix Vicq d’Azyr, créateur révolutionnaire de l’anatomie comparée

Historiens de la santé: Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Ambika P3 
University of Westminster: CASEBOOKS: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive
 17 March–23 April 2017

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gallica Rose

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

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:

Paleofuture: Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to Youtube

Atlas Obscura: Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to Youtube

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:

NYAM: Lecture: Art in the Service of Medical Education: The Robert L. Dickinson-Belskie Birth Series and the Use of Sculpture to Teach the Process of Human Development from Fertilization Through Delivery 13 April 2017

Senate, House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599’ 27 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: The Library of John Dee 20 April 2017

University of Chicago: Religious Origins of Modern Science? 6 April 2017

JIC Conference Centre, Norwich: Lecture: Dr. Patricia Fara – Botanical Boudicas and Scientific Soldiers: Struggles past and Present

National Library of Ireland, Dublin: ICHS Relaunch Symposium: ‘Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography’ 29 March 2017

West End Baptist Church, Halifax: Lecture: Science, Religion & the New Atheism 1 April 2017

The Center for Science & Society Columbia University: Neil Safier – Where Entangled Empires and Early Modern Science Intertwine: An Iberoamerican Perspective 29 March 2017

Whitechapel Gallery: Maps to the Stars 6 April 2017

The Royal Society: Prize lecture: The curious history of curiosity-driven research 4 April 2017

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

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:

L0047061 Benjamin Jesty.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
Jesty is the first person recorded as having inoculated a person with cowpox matter in order to protect against smallpox–the procedure subsequently known as vaccination. He carried out this procedure on his wife and sons in Dorset in 1774, some twenty years before Edward Jenner carried out the same operation independently in Gloucestershire.
1805 By: Michael William SharpPublished: [1805]
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

APS Physics: Thinking in Pictures: John Wheeler, Richard Feynman and the Diagrammatic Approach to Problem Solving

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Who Really Invented the Light Bulb? – Objectivity #75

Vimeo: Polar Museum: Eating in Antarctica

Youtube: The History of Women Philosophers (several videos)

Youtube: Nature’s Past: #EnvHist Worth Reading February 2017

AEON: Scientific instruments of yore

Vimeo: Richard Feynman’s Sense of Patterns

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: Monks, Models and Medieval Time

CHF: Distillations: The Smell of Shame: How Deodorant Became Omnipresent in America

newsworks: Badass Ladies in Labs

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University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

University of Cambridge, Christ’s College: Conference: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400-1750 3–4 April 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Historiens de la santé: Appel à candidatures: Prix Henry-E. Sigerist pour la promotion de la relève en histoire de la médecine et des sciences naturelles avant le 15 Avril 2017

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

University of Birmingham: Symposium: Science & Religion 24 April 2017

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Hôpital Militaire Reine Astrid, Bruxelles: Symposium d’ASKLEPIOS: Transmission de l’information en radiologie hier et aujourd’hui 25 mars 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 18–20 May 2017

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

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

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 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

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

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

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

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

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

 

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

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

conference

‘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

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

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:

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), Pennsylvania: Visiting Research Fellowship Deadline 1 May 2017

Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London: IHR Archivist

University of Manchester: PhD Project: Unlocking the SCAR archive: the sixty-year long consolidation of Antarctic governance through polar research

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Assistant Curator Deadline 11 April 2017

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #32

  1. Laurence Cox says:

    I have some sympathy with the physicists celebrating Emmy Noether because I think that you have understated the importance of Noether’s Theorem, by dismissing it as her only contribution to physics. Even a populariser of physics, Brian Clegg, managed to ignore it completely when writing about the events that transformed our understanding of reality. The value of Noether’s Theorem is that it connects two totally separate areas of physics: conservation laws and symmetries in space and time, that no-one before had realised were connected. Perhaps we should not be comparing Noether to Einstein, but certainly she deserves to be as well known as Maxwell or Dirac for her contribution to physics, even if it is dwarfed by her contribution to mathematics.

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