Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #37

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 #37

Monday 01 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

It is May Day the International Day of Labour and our labour is to bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we have laboured to discover in the Internet, for your delectation, over the last seven days.

Robert M Pirsig the author of the quite extraordinary, intellectual bestseller, quasi-autobiographical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance died on 24 April at the age of 88. The book is a multi-layered odyssey. It documents a motorcycle journey across part of the USA, the narrator’s journey into and back out of serious mental illness and also the narrator’s intellectual journey in his attempt to find a middle ground between the rational and the romantic approaches to life. It is a big, brawling, intellectual challenge to the reader that sucks you in and leaves you pondering a thousand different things, both during reading and after you have read the final page.

It is in the strict sense not a book about #histSTM, but it is a book that had a major influence on my becoming a historian of science and as I discovered when Robert Pirsig’s death was announced on quite a lot of my #histSTM colleagues. This being the case I have decided to dedicate this edition of Whewell’s Gazette his memory.

Robert M Pirsig
6 September 1928 – 24 April 2017

 

The New York Times: Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

npr: ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies at 88

continent: Maintenance as Romance: Recuperating Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Open Culture: Robert Pirsig Reveals the Personal Journey That Led Him to write His Counterculture Classic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

TLS: On the road with Aristotle

Robert Pirsig on the academic pursuit of gumptionology (from “Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance”) – h/t @michael_nielson

Quotes of the week:

 “Good philosophers draw on science to answer their questions.

Good scientists draw on philosophy to question their answers” – Jack Chew (@Chews_Health)

 

 

“Try not to become a (person) of success, but rather try to become a (person) of value” – Albert Einstein

“Coal tar is the junk pile of the chemical manufacturer” c. 1917 – John F. Queeny Founder, Monsanto Company

“I seldom consult physicians about the changes in my health,for these men take advantage of you when they have you at their mercy” – Montaigne h/t @hekint

“Your password must contain upper-case letters, a T.S. Eliot allusion, and a Fibonacci sequence. No special characters” – Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan)

Man from Wakefield on Brexit: “They voted for a Unicorn, but what they are actually going to get is a donkey with a carrot on its head” h/t @MikeABeevers

“A hard BrexShit is inevitable if the General Election is won by the Constipative Party” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“A DENTILOQUIST is someone who speaks through gritted teeth” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

Sooooo… not someone who throws their voice to speak through a puppet of @susie_dent? – Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner)

“Ha! No no, that would be a sousaphomne…” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“There is perhaps no greater evidence of the existence of a patriarchy than the wilful collective amnesia of women’s contributions to science” – Peter Campbell (@petercampbell)

“London is dirty, the English are rude, and Oxford scholars are rudely ignorant – Shorter The Ash Wednesday Supper” – Zachary Fisher (@senseshaper)

“England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality” – A timeless Orwell observation – h/t @_paullay

“It’s a scientifically proven fact that women think about Kant’s​ “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals” every seven seconds” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Q.: How many British people does it take to change a lightbulb?

A.: Under strong and stable government British people won’t need lightbulbs – Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson)

Why you should not use pie charts – Max Roser (@MaxCRoser)

Birthday of the Week:

The Royal Opening of the National Maritime Museum, 1937. King George VI speaking in Neptune Hall @NMMGrenwich 27 April 1937

 30 April 1897: Physicist Joseph John Thomson announced the discovery of the electron during a lecture at the Royal Institution

On this day inn Chemistry: April 30th: Sir Joseph J. Thomson announced the discovery of the electron on this day in 1897

cambridgephysics.org: The Electron, Thomson, 1877

nobelprize.org: Documentary about J.J. Thomson (7 minutes)

CHF: Joseph John “J.J.” Thomson

Hertha Ayrton born 29 April 1854

Helena Arsène Darmesteter Portrait of Hertha Ayrton
(c) Girton College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

IET: Archives Biographies: Hertha Ayrton

Claude Shannon born 30 April 1916

Claude Shannon
Photo by Konrad Jacobs
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Boole, Shannon and the Electronic Computer

brainpickings: How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information

Guglielmo Marconi born 25 April 1874

Marconi demonstrating apparatus he used in his first long distance radio transmissions in the 1890s. The transmitter is at right, the receiver with paper tape recorder at left.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SCiHi Blog: Guglielmo Marconi and his Magic Machine

E&T: Marconi’s life and times laid bare in landmark biography

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Invention of Radio

Leopold von Buch born 25 April 1774

Christian Leopold von Buch, by Carl Joseph Begas (1850)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Leopold von Buch

Harold Urey born 29 April 1893

Harold Clayton Urey
Nobel Foundation
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Harold Urey

CHF: Distillations: Harold C-. Urey: Science, Religion, and Cold War Chemistry

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The birth of the Universe «God creating the sun and moon» Bible historiale, c. 1420, Add. 18856, f. 5v

 SciHi Blog: The Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings: Lise Meitner – Fame without a Nobel Prize

SciHI Blog: Siméon Denis Poisson’s Contributions to Mathematics

NASA: Space Shuttle Overview: Endeavour (OV-105)

Scientific American: How 2 Pro-Nazi Nobelists Attacked Einstein’s “Jewish Science”

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arno Penzias

Penzias and Wilson stand at the 15 meter Holmdel Horn Antenna that brought their most notable discovery.
NASA
Source: Wikimedia Commons

NASA: Cassini The Grand Finale

The H-Word: Cassini: the 17th-century astronomer who shrank France

Making Science Public: Cassini: Space probes, history and women

Quora: How much more computing power does an iPhone 6 have than Apollo 11? What is another modern object I can relate the same computing power to?

The Catholic Astronomer: Strange Tales of Galileo and Proving: Splitting the Stars

Muslim Heritage: Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History

IAS: Emmy Noether’s Paradise

Left: Mathematician Emmy Noether, who had been forced to flee Göttingen, began giving weekly lectures at IAS as a Visitor in the School of Mathematics. Right: Letter from Oswald Veblen to Abraham Flexner, dated February 28, 1935, regarding a $1,500 grant for Noether
Left: American Institute for Physics; Right: Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study

NASA: John O. Creighton

AHF: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

 

ESA: Herschel Closes it’s Eyes on the Universe

AHF: Hydrogen Bomb – 1950

OSTA: The Life of Marietta Blau – Austrian Physicist and Pioneer of Particle Physics

Marietta Blau
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Wolfgang Pauli and the Pauli Principle

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Sotheby’s: Blaeu, Joan: ARCHIPELAGUS ORIENTALIS SIVE ASIATICUS. AMSTERDAM: JOAN BLAEU, [1659]

British Library: Picturing Places Website

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Whymper

Smithsonian.com: The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn

Maps of Early Modern London: The Agas Map

Dr Caitlin R. Green: Some interesting early maps of Lincolnshire

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

From the Lancet, 1863 – anaesthesia not as novel as most had presumed h/t @thomasngmorris

SchHi Blog: Sigmund Freud’s Structural Model of the Human Psyche

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Military Medical Illustration: A Civil War Invention?

“Re-amputation at hip joint,” watercolor by Peter Baumgras. Subject is Private Eben Smith, Co. A, 11th Maine Volunteers, wounded 16 August 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

Mistaking History: Pregnancy between East and West

Mistaking History: Women have ways? Seeds, wombs and ‘legitimate rape’

Mistaking History: What women know about sex (and eggs)

Mistaking History: One-sex and two-sex bodies?

Le Monde: Les tampons hygiéniques sont-ils dangereux pour la santé?

Hekteon International: Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery

Joseph Lister

The Conversation: Discovered in WWI, bacterial viruses may be our allies in a post-antibiotic age

Thomas Morris: Death by barley

Remedia: Selling Bed Nets and Malaria Control as Good Investments in the Late Twentieth Century

The New York Times: William Hammond and the End of the Medical Middle

History Today: Thou Simple Tube

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Visual Medical Collections

Advances in the History of Psychology: Publish & Perish: Psychology’s Most Prolific Authors Are Not Always the Ones We Remember

Medievalists.net: Getting High in the Middle Ages: Hashish in Medieval Egypt

British Library: Untold lives blog: William Close – “one deserving of remembrance”

Thomas Morris: The eye fungus

NYAM: Preservation Week: Health Pamphlet Rehousing Project Moves Forward with Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Torontoist: Historicist: Uncomfortably Numb

Devices for administering chloroform. Arthur Ernest Sansom, Chloroform: Its Action and Administration (John Churchill and Sons, 1865: London).

Hektoen International: Muslim women healers of the medieval and early modern Ottoman Empire

Past Medical History: The Mysterious Sweating Sickness

Thomas Morris: Pitched upon a pitchfork

New Scientist: Did Goya get an autoimmune disease before his art went scary?

Science: In surprise, tooth decay afflicts hunter-gatherers

CHF: Distillations: Biting Back: The story of Louis Pasteur and the development of the rabies vaccine

Georgian Gentleman: A trip to the dentist, 18th Century style, and a craze for transplanting “live” teeth

‘The Dentist, or teeth drawn with a touch’ by Robert Sayer from 1790-2

Thomas Morris: The egested intestine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Meet the Hospital Steward

Atlas Obscura: Central State Hospital

Civil Discourse: Mental Stress in the Union Army

Hektoen International: Jeremiah Kenoyer’s cancer cure

BioEdge: Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics? From a textbook

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Cross Polination

SciHI Blog: Anthony Trollope and the Red Postal Box

Executed Today: 1792: Nicolas Pelletier, Madame Guillotine’s first kiss

Fact Mag: The 124 most important synths in electronic music history – and the musicians who use them

SciHi Blog: Laurens Hammond and the Hammond Organ

Hammond Organ model L-112
Image: Jake

The National Royal Navy Museum: ENIGMA

EDN: Inventor Samuel Morse is born, April 27 1791

Dawlish Chronicles: Napoleon’s St. Helena Submarine

Science Museum: The Remarkable Mary Rosse

Mary, Countess Rosse (1813-1885). Credit: Birr Trustee Company

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Science: A famous ‘ancestor’ may be ousted from the human family

HuffPost: The Blog: In Pursuit of Truth: Darwin Day and Alfred Russel Wallace

The Public Domain Review: The Strange Adventures of a Pebble (1921)

New Scientist: Homo naledi is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters

New Scientist: The heretical passion of the man who first described Parkinson’s

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Blooming lovely

Entries for chamomile and ‘hart clover’, from an illustrated Old English Herbal, England (? Christ Church Canterbury or Winchester), early 11th century, Cotton MS Vitellius C III, f. 29v

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Scientific America: Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas

The New York Times: Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims

A side view of groove produced by percussion on a mastodon leg bone. Credit Tom Deméré/San Diego Natural History Museum

The Atlantic: A New Study Says Humans Were in America 130,000 Years Ago

Nature: Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100.000 years earlier than thought

Hakai: From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars

Colonizing Animals: Undead Capitol

SciHi Blog: Charles Francis Richter and the Richter Scale

19C-20C American Seed Catalogs: 1889 Philadelphia Seed Catalog – from lumber company to seed store

 

White Noise: Leaden or Golden? A Short, Fraught History of Urban Silence

Science: Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments

The New York Times: Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators

Smithsonian.com: Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt

A Short History of Climate Change: The man from the Elephant who helped switch on the world

Forbes: Millennia Old Myths Preserve The Memory of Ancient Volcanic Disasters

Hyperallergic: The Early-20th-Century Photographer Who Magnified the Alien Beauty of Plants

Karl Blossfeldt, Acanthus mollis, bear’s breeches, flowering stem with bracts, flowers removed (courtesy D.A.P.)

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Nib: Burden of Proof: Four Cartoonists on Communicating Science in the Current Political Climate

In All Quarters of the Earth: Visit Seven – Burning Ink and 77 Sheep at the CCCC and the Whipple

Smithsonian.com: People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s

The inside cover of John Graunt’s groundbreaking book on life and death in London in the 17th century. (Wikimedia Commons)

AHF: Scientific Refugees and the Manhattan Project

NICHE: An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events

Bloomberg View: How Science Sorts Fact From Alternative Fact

Slate: Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

AEON: Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities

The National Archives: Science and Technology Archives Group

IET: Archives Blog

Institute of Mechanical Engineers: IMechE Virtual Archive

Centre for Scientific Archives

Health Archives and Records Group

Literacy of the Present: Phatic Sci-Com

OUP Blog: Women in the History of Philosophy

History of the Human Sciences: Volume 30, Issue 2, April 2017: Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective: Table of Contents

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Juliana Wakefield

Juliana Wakefield

The New Atlantis: Why the Arabic World Turned Away from Science

AHF: Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences

Science Museum Group Journal: 07 Spring 2017: Sound and Vision: Table of Contents

dwc: Dutch Instrument Makers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The problem with superlatives

Union of Concerned Scientists: A Peer Review of the March for Science

The #EnvHist Weekly

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ESOTERIC:

World Digital Library: Divinations by Astrological and Meteorological Phenomena, Issued by Imperial Order

 BOOK REVIEWS:

History News Network: WOW; Auschwitz Had a Pharmacist

The Guardian: Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant

History of the Human Sciences: Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment

New Books Network: Tania Munz The Dancing Bees

The New York Review of Books: Secret Knowledge – or a Hoax?

The Map Room: Maps and Empire

Bristol 24/7: Putting Bristol on the map

Constantly Explore: Collecting Evolution by Matthew J. James

Marginalia: God on the Brain: Cognitive Science and Natural Theology

New Books Network: J. C. McKeown A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

NEW BOOKS:

Manchester University Press: History through material culture

University of Nebraska Lincoln: Six Septembers: Mathematics for the Humanist (free ebook)

Historiens de la santé: A history of case studies: Sexology, psychoanalysis, literature

 

Historiens de la santé: Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture: Medicine, Knowledge and the Spectacle of Victorian Invisibility

BSHS: Free e-book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

Glass-makers working with blow-pipes and furnace. Antonio Neri, Art de la verrerie, Paris, 1752. Image © the Whipple Museum

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

Nursing by motorbike 1931 Great image from @theRCN public health nursing exhibition Launch event @RCNScot 3 May @RCNLibraries

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Reframed: A Celebration of Diversity 19 May 2017

Hektoen International: Art and Medicine

Fildes’s The Doctor

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

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

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

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

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

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington 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

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

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:

Film Journal: Film Review: Amazon Adventures

vivaverve.com: Letters from Baghdad

Hyperallegic: The Complicated Legacy of Gertrude Bell, the Englishwoman Who Helped Colonize the Middle East

The Guardian: Letters from Baghdad review – Gertrude Bell gets the documentary she deserves

Smithsonian.com: How Filmmakers Distill Science for the Big Screen

Finding Ada: Hidden Figures screenwriter Allison Schroeder talks to Helen Keen

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:

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

California Academy of Sciences: Lecture: Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity 9 May 2017

King’s Manor, York: Panel: Representing War Trauma in the Nineteenth Century 5 May 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Public Lecture: Ingenious Failure: Artisanal Languages of Error – Sven Dupré 10 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England 13 May 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Uptown 13 May 2017

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown 20 May 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire 18 May 2017

CHF: First Friday: Alchemical Storytime 5 May 2017

Royal Geographical Society: Icons of exploration 9 May 2017

Monmouthshire Meadows: Biodiversity Day to raise funds for the Alfred Russel Wallace Memorial at Llanllywel (Usk) 7 May 2017

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

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: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The Guardian: Genius review – Geoffrey Rush impresses as an unexpectedly racy Albert Einstein

Reuters: ‘Genius’ TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein’s life

 

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

AEON: Animated life: Pangea, Wegener and the continental drift

Youtube: Royal Society: Pearl of Wisdom – Objectivity #34

Youtube: Royal Society: Return to Scrapbook 131 – Objectivity #109

Youtube: How Do We Know Languages Are Related?

Youtube: British Science Association: Constructing the mad scientist: tackling stereotypes in science – Alice Roberts

Computer History Museum: Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance 18–19 March 2017

The Public Domain Review: The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

Youtube: Netflix: The Crown~ Switchboard Operator: How Telephone Calls Were Connected in the Mid-20th Century

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Broadcasting House: The difference between Lorenz and Enigma signals demonstrated by @bbcpaddy on Radio 4 (37 mins in)

BBC Radio 4: In Their Element

BBC Music: William Herschel Tracks

Colorado Public Radio: A Hideous Past As Prologue? How The Nuremberg Trials Helped Shape Modern Medical Ethics

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Rutherford

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Poincaré Conjecture

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: Colloque: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 mai 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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)

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

‘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:

Society for Renaissance Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships

University of Jena: Chair (W3) of the History of Physics/Science Communication

 

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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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