Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #35

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 #35

Monday 17 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

Easter rolls around and along with a surfeit of chocolate eggs it brings the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list filled to the brim with all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find on the Internet over the last seven days.

Easter is the major movable feast in the Church calendar, all the others are dependent on the date of Easter, but why does Easter oscillate around the calendar like a drunken weekend? According to the Christian legend, Jesus was crucified when he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Pesach, the Jewish feast celebrating the flight from Egypt and the establishment of Israel. Pesach is celebrated on the 15th of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, so it should be easy to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection on the three days before, during and after 15th Nisan, right? Well its not quite that simple.

The Jewish calendar, which they inherited from the Babylonians, is a lunar-solar calendar. It consists of twelve lunar months and the year is as a result 354 days long; that is 11 days shorter than the solar year. This causes the calendar to slip against the solar year so a leap month is added approximately every three years. In fact the modern Jewish calendar follows the so-called Meton cycle and 7 leap months are added over a period of 19 years, which pretty accurately keeps the lunar and solar years in alignment with each other. The result is that Nisan, which is a spring month, oscillates back and forth over the 19 year cycle. To complicate matters in earlier times the Jewish calendar didn’t use the Meton cycle but just added leap months when ‘necessary’. Also the fist of any month was determined empirically when the Chief Rabbi first observed the new moon.

The early Christian community, who considered themselves superior to the Jews, who had not recognised the Messiah, could hardly go to the Chief Rabbi and ask when 15th Nisan was, so they devised their own Christian Pesach so to speak. It actually took nearly a thousand years before the system that they used was finalised by, in the end, Easter became the first Sunday following the full moon which falls on or after the spring or vernal equinox, which for Church purposes is determined to be 21 March. In reality the equinox can fall on 19, 20 or 21 March. This arrangement means that Easter can fall in a fairly random pattern anywhere between 22 March and 25 April.

Because the lunar and solar cycles do not mesh actually calculating the date of Easter for any given year is quite complex and this mathematical process is know as computos. Computos was taught as a mathematical disciple in the medieval universities. Of interest is the fact that although the Hindu-Arabic place value number system was only introduced into European civil society in the thirteenth century and only really came into use in the fourteenth century with the introduction of double entry bookkeeping, it was already in use in the twelfth century in the universities to facilitate the computos reckoning.

Medieval Computos Manuscript

 

Quotes of the week:

 “The weirdest thing about our universities: how tiny History of Science is. Central to the human story; ought to be a huge, popular subject” – Ted Underwood (@Ted_Underwood)

And Jesus said: “Blessed be the simple-minded for they’ll follow me on twitter” Sabine Hossenfelder (@skdh) #AltJesusQuotes

“2 types of historical research: jigsaw = putting random pieces together to make a whole; pulling threads = out of one solid source” – Katrina Navickas (@katrinanavickas)

Fantasy is probably the oldest literary device for talking about reality – Ursula K. Le Guinn

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, writing an exact man” – Francis Bacon

“You can save billions on military spending simply by having world leaders actually waving their willies at each other” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Smart is about reasoning. Wisdom is about how to live well” – Ruth-Anna Putnam h/t @TomLevenson

“‘The chicken crosses the road’ is an anagram of ‘she checks corn at other side’” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

Birthday of the Week:

 

12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space

Space Race: Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

ESA: the Flight of Vostok 1

Youtube: Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

Samuel Hahnemann born 10 April 1755

Samuel Hahnemann Monument at Scott Circle, Washington, D.C.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Better than Bloodletting

Edward Maunder born 12 April 1851

Photograph of Edward Maunder
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Edward Walter Maunder and the Sunspots

Richard Trevithick born 13 April 1771

Linnell, John; Richard Trevithick (1771-1833); Science Museum, London

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Trevithick

Christiaan Huygens born 14 April 1629

Christiaan Huygens by Caspar Netscher, Museum Hofwijck, Voorburg

“The world is my country, science is my religion” – Christiaan Huygens

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christiaan Huygens

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Huygens Enigma

ESA: Christiaan Huygens: Discoverer of Titan

Plate from Systema Saturnium (1659) by Christiaan Huygens

Abraham Ortelius born 14 April 1527

Abraham Ortelius by Peter Paul Rubens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Art & Culture: Abraham Ortelius: Inventor of the Atlas

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Abraham Ortelius and the 16th century information age

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

static1.squarespace.com: Caring for the Circle: The Maintaenance of the Airy Transit Circle, 1851–1861

NASA: John C. Houbolt

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A birthday amongst the stars

Zeiss Mark II Planetarium Projector

APS: This Month in Physics History: April 10, 1661: Hooke’s pamphlet on capillary action

SciHi Blog: Physicist Sir John Leslie

ianridpath.com: A Brief History of Halley’s Comet

Londonist: Londoners On the Moon

brainpickings: Poems of Space: Pioneering Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell Reads: “Halley’s Comet” by Stanley Kunitz

New York Times: Hans Dehmelt, Nobel Laureate for Isolating Electrons, Dies at 94

Hans Dehmelt with one of his early ion-trapping devices in October 1989. Credit Davis Freeman/University of Washington

Uppsala University: Copernicana

Royal Museums Greenwich: Great Equatorial Telescope

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Esther Virgil’s Interview

Wellcome Collection: Charged Bodies

AHF: John Wheeler

AHF: Britain

Spaceflight History: The Collins Task Force Says Aim for Mars (1987)

Robotic Mars missions would have played significant roles in both the Collins Task Force piloted Mars program and Sally Ride’s robotic Solar System exploration “leadership initiative.” Image credit: NASA

NASA: Touchdown! Landing the First Shuttle Mission

Nature: a view from the bridge: Imagine and imagining black holes

Popular Astronomy: The History of Uranography, or Celestial Cartography

Honeysuckle Creek: Helios 1 & 2

hua.umf.maine.edu: Guo Shoujing

Guo Shoujing – 郭守敬

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Smithsonian.com: Stanford Researchers Map the Feelings Associated With Different Parts of London

Amusing Planet: Inuit Tactile Maps of Greenland

Osher Map Library: New Website

Atlas Obscura: The Intrepid ‘20s Women Who Formed an All-Female Global Exploration Society

Journalist and explorer Marguerite Harrison shares a meal with a group of Bakhtiari men. (From the documentary A Nation’s Battle for Life by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack) BETTMANN/GETTY IMAGES

The British Library: Untold lives blog: English settlements on Madagascar – a tale of disaster

British Library: Maps and views blog: Early Netherlandish T-O Trickery

daijiworld.com: PhD research that blossomed into first organised collection of Dehli’s maps

Ptak Science Books: A True “Severance of the Sea” – the “Perpendicular Barrier of Ice”

Royal Museums Greenwich: Commander James Clark Ross – Discoverer of the North Pole

Portrait of Sir James Clark Ross by John R. Wildman. The object in the bottom righthand corner is a dip circle, designed by Robert Were Fox and used by Ross to discover the magnetic north pole.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

This recipe for ‘snail-water’ was used at St Thomas’s Hospital in London to treat consumption (tuberculosis) in the 18th century – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

Amusingly, a hundred years earlier the physician Gideon Harvey had condemned snail-water as ‘ridiculous’ – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

 Medievalists.net: Medieval Viagra

CHF: Distillations: Auld Medicine

MDR: Wissen: Kommt die erste Cola der Welt aus Wittenberg?

Thomas Morris: The man who peed a bullet

NYAM: Robert L. Dickinson: Doctor and Artist

National Geographic: Call the Aztec Midwife: Childbirth in the 16th Century

A tlamatlquiticitl washes a newborn in cold water in an illustration adapted from the 16th-century compendium on Aztec customs, the General History of the Things of New Spain.
ARTWORK: SANTI PÉREZ

Nursing Clio: Eyes of the Beholder: The Public Health Service Reports on Trachoma in White Appalachia and Indian Country

The Wood Library-Museum: Minnitt Apparatus

Thomas Morris: The eye fungus

ncbi.nim.nih.gov: John Bostock’s first description of hayfever

Nursing Clio: Elimination Diets: Medical & Dietary Detective Work

SciHi Blog: Sir James Mackenzie and the Study of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Portrait of Sir James Mackenzie [1853 – 1925], Scottish cardiologist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

National Museum of American History: Salk Polio Vaccine, Mahoney Strain

Historiens de la santé: Harmonia universalis: Base de données prosopographique: Prosopographie du mesmérisme

Dr. Alun Withey: The Hand of History: Hands, fingers and nails in the eighteenth century

Clara Barton Museum: Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Thomas Morris: The man who coughed up a knife

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Online Exhibition: Glasgow’s Lost Hospitals

Hyperallergic: Peruse 1,000-Year-Old Medical Remedies, from Ox Bile to Mandrake Root

f.36v and f.37r of Cotton MS Vitellius C III (all images via the British Library and used under Public Domain)

Social History of Medicine: Gilding the Pill: The Sensuous Consumption of Patent Medicines, 1815–1841

Mistaking Histories: The history of tampons – in ancient Greece?

Thomas Morris: Broken glass and boiled cabbage

The Recipes Project: Dying to Be Cured

Mistaking Histories: Period Pains – have women always suffered from menstrual cramps?

Bentley University: Bentley Professor Awarded NEH Grant to Study Women Doctors of the 1800s

STAT: 5 important ways Henrietta Lacks changed medical science

KQED: S2 Episode 4: The Elementary Kool-Aid Acid Test

thestar.com: Inhuman experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

Peter McCandless, History and Stuff: Bedlam: the hospital and the word it gave us

Mercy Street: Behind the Lens: A History in Pictures: Surgery in the Civil War

Mistaking histories: Vicarious menstruation

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Once upon a time (1883) there was an incredible network in London. It was the London Hydraulic Power Company. It powered incredible things – Tim Dunn (@MrTimDunn)

 ars technica: Formula 1: A technical deep drive into building the world’s fastest cars

Conciatore: Washing Molten Glass

Conciatore: Carries the Palm

SciHi Blog: Frank Stephen Baldwin and the Pinwheel Calculator

Ptak Science Books: A Technical Report on the V-1, January 1945

Cornell Chronicle: NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Provided

Atlas Obscura: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of an Unplanned Meltdown at America’s First Nuclear Power Reactor

NASA: NASA Armstrong Fact Sheet: D-558-I Skystreak

Today I Found Out: Hobbs and his Lock Picks: The Great Lock Controversy of 1851

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Titanic in our collection

Geek History: You don’t need to be a genius to know why Thomas Edison was popular

Canada Science and Technology Museums: Collection Online: Recorder-player, tape

TV Technology: The Videotape Recorder Turns 50

he VTR design team: (L to R) Fred Pfost, Shelby Henderson, Ray Dolby, Alex Maxey, Charles Ginsburg, and Charles Anderson

Geek History: In the 1960s Paul Baran developed packet switching

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Teleskopos: How the telescope got its name

The New York Times: What’s in Your Microwave Oven?

Davison: Make Mistakes! The Eraser is Here to Stay!

Geek History: George Westinghouse used Tesla power to defeat Edison in Currents War

The New York Times: Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Mr. Taylor at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California in an undated photo.
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER

SciHi Blog: Aviation Pioneer Harriet Quimby

Geek History: Pittsburgh at the forefront of technology inventions and innovations

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Oxford Academic: Environmental History: 40th Anniversary Virtual Edition (open access)

Forbes: How Mendel Channeled Darwin

Skulls in the Stars: April 10, 1825: Mount Tambora blows up

Notches: Egyptology, sexual science and modern gender identity

Science News: The giraffes that sailed to medieval China

A Short History of Climate Change: No one told Gilbert Plass to study global warming. But no one told him no to either

TrowelBlazers: Margarete Gütschow

 

The Guardian: Painting a new picture of the ‘little ice age’

Forbes: The Climate Science Behind the Sinking of the Titanic

NICHE: The Past Comes Flooding Back: The War That Almost Sank Holland

Smithsonian.com: Before There Were Dinosaurs, There Was This Weird Crocodile-Looking Thing

Darwin Online: Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library

A scale diagram of the poop cabin, probably drawn by one of the officers, with Darwin’s annotations, including on the right and bottom, “Book Cases”. (Cambridge University Library, DAR 44.16)

Thomas Morris: The glow-in-the-dark Easter feast

Conciatore: Primordial Matter

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Western Dig: N. America’s Oldest Bison Fossil Found, Revealing ‘Mother of All Bison’

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Leopold Gmelin and the Chemistry of Digestion

Leopold Gmelin (1788-1853)

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Milton Levenson’s Interview

The Psychedelic Library: The Discovery of LSD and Subsequent Investigations on Naturally Occurring Hallucinogens

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Rosalind Franklin in a letter to her father h/t Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote)

U.S. Intellectual History Blog: Ideas and Social Welfare Policy

Medieval Science and Philosophy: A Brief History of Popular Science: Explaining the World Through the Ages

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On: A Recipe for Happiness

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Note April 2017

Hyperallergic: Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York’s Most Valuable Resources

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Iris Millis

Birmingham Mail: Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

NLM in Focus: Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John Shaw Billings

Startnext: Buchprojekt zur Reichshebammenführerin: Nanna Conti (1881-1951) Eine Biographie der Reichshebammenführerin

Bulletin: History of Medicine: Volume 91. Number 1, Spring 2017 Table of Contents

JSTOR Daily: Scientists Have Always Been Political

Geek History: Explore who invented the internet and origins of all things geek

The #EnvHist Weekly

AEON: Machine envy

Providentia: Shy Henry

Art of Travel 1500–1850: Database of European Travel

Sapping Attention: The history of looking at data visualisation

Smithsonian.com: Why Are We So Obsessed With Dead Bodies?

Medieval Science and Philosophy: Medieval Science in Medieval Fiction

Blink: The centrifuge and the sun

Entitle Blog: The Banality of the Anthropocene

ESOTERIC:

The Public Domain Review: Giambattista della Porta’s De humana physiognomonia libri IIII (1586)

From De humana physiognomonia, 1586
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Physics: Revelations of fundamental science

TLS: Who was the first modern philosopher?

New Books Network: Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic

Harvard Gazette: Light years ahead

Science: Books, Et Al: Harry Collins, a sociologist embedded in the LIGO project, recounts the discovery of a lifetime

Edinburgh UP: Archives of Natural History: Volume 44, Issue 1, April 2017 Book Reviews Open Access

Notches: Denounced: How Modernizing Mexico Criminalized Infanticide and Abortion

Academia: Review of Elizabeth Yale, Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain

THE: Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection, by Evelleen Richards

New Books Network: Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France, 1921–1939

Popular Science: What Algorithms Want – Ed Finn

Advances in the History od psychology: No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s

The Aperiodical: The Mathematics of Secrets by Joshua Holden

The Wall Street Journal: A Zoo in Dickensian London

Popular Science: Common Sense, The Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI – Hector Levesque

The Washington Post: An insider’s tale of how biography works: ‘this Long Pursuit’, by Richard Holmes

National Geographic: How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Artic Mystery

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens e la santé: Medicine in First World War Europe: Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists

W.W. Norton: Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Historiens de la santé: Transcending Borders: Abortion in the Past and Present

Historiens de la santé: The Late Sigmund Freud. Or, The Last Word on Psychoanalysis, Society, and All the Riddles of Life

Historiens de la santé: William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Historiens de la santé: British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860–1918

Historiens de la santé: The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism

New Books Network: Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Historiens de la santé: Arnau de Vilanova, Regiment de sanitat per al rei d’Aragó. Aforismes de la memoria

Historiens de la santé: The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Springer: In the Footsteps of Columbus: European Missions to the International Space Station

Routledge: The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrant

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March September 2017

Linnean Society: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

thestar.com: How London’s Science Museum is making over math

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

hist63.herokuapp.com: There’s An App For That: Student exhibition of historic scientific instruments

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

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

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: 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

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 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

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 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

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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

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

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:

Wellcome Collection: Bill Morrison: Domesticating electricity

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 National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Ancienne Faculté, Paris: Prochaine séance de la Société Française d’Histoire de la Médecine 22 Avril 2017

Salle Léopold-Delisle, Paris: Conférence de Nathalie Sage Pranchère L’école des sages-femmes. Naissance d’un corps professionnel (1786-1917) 2 mai 2017

Queen’s College, Oxford: Steve Silberman – The Rediscovery of Neurodiversity 21 April 2017

University of Milan: Lecture: The controversial polyp: The history of the early modern disease concept 21 April 2017

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and Her Contemporaries 25 April 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 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 and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

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:

Leonhard Fuchs: De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes
It was illustrated by: Albrecht Meyer, who made drawings based on the actual plants; Heinrich Füllmaurer, who transferred the drawings to woodblock; and Vitus Rudolph Speckle, who cut the blocks and printed the drawings
Fuchs called this thistle Chamaeleon albus, it is now known as Carlina acaulis

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Dial “B” for Britain: The Story of the Landline

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: A Sad Story of Pendulums – Objectivity #114

Youtube: University of Arizona: The Evolution of Modern Neurosurgery: A History of Trial and Error, Success and Failure

Youtube: Library and Archives Canada: Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City (1938)

Youtube: Public Land Transfer – Destroying the Myths

Jeremy Millar: Human Form in Art (2008)

Youtube: Recording Archaeology: Introduction-Plague in diachronic and Interdisciplinary perspective

Makers: Katherine G. Johnson

Youtube: Disney ’46 The Story of Menstruation

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Futility Closet: An Audio Ghost: Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice, ca. 1885

Radiolab: Nukes

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Averroes

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Pitt-Rivers

Royal Aeronautical Society: Podcast: The Chuck Yeager Interview

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science & Society: Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty 21–22 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

NYAM: Public Programs

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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 Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

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

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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 Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 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

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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

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 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

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Roehampton: Senior Research Fellow: A Theatre of Emotions: The Affective Landscape of Nineteenth- Century British Surgery

University of Lisbon: Two Special Regime Research Fellowships for Doctorates: MEDEA-CHART: The Medieval and Early-Modern Nautical Chart: Birth, Evolution and Use Deadline 28 April 2017

Deutsches Museum: Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (w/m) als Kurator Leitung der Abteilung Telekommunikation und Mikroelektronik

University of Maine: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Reconstructing ice age food webs from Project 23 fossil deposits at the La Brea Tar Pits

UCL: Unlocking the SCAR archive: the sixty-year long consolidation of Antarctic governance through polar research

University of York: Lecturer in the History of Science, Ideas and Medicine c. 1500 – c. 1750 Deadline 10 May 2017

University of Manchester: Research Associate, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Governance Deadline 2 May 2017

AHA Today: Grant of the Week: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

Nursing Clio: Join the NC team: Social Media Manager Deadline 1 May 2017

University of Strasbourg: Call for Postdoc Applications: The healthy self as body capital in post-1945 Great Britain Deadline 20 May 2017

University of Liverpool: ESRC CASE Doctoral Award: ‘Expectations and Experiences of Lung Cancer in Liverpool since 1948’ Deadline 21 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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