Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #38

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 #38

Monday 08 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

The wheel of time roles on and it is time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up out of the nooks and crannies of the Internet over the last seven days.

Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa) posted the following question on twitter recently:

“hey #twitterstorians did we ever decide at what point a history can be legit. called a ‘forgotten history’? b/c I am having some issues”

This provoked an exchange amongst several historians of science who basically all agreed with the implied message of Vanessa’s tweet. People have become all too fond of announcing #histSTM articles and books with one of the following: “the forgotten story”, “ the most important X you’ve never heard of”, “written out of history”… all of which suggest or imply that the person or group of people that the writer is promoting has been unfairly ignored by history and deserves to be better known.

All of these claims are basically true but the sentiment expressed is, in my opinion, based on a false premise. Almost all of the people who were in anyway involved in the histories of science, technology and medicine over the last four thousand years is basically unknown to everyone except for the small handful of experts who deal with their particular aspect of #histSTM. This is largely the result of two factors. On the one hand #histSTM has been dominated by the big man, big moment model of history, which means that popular accounts of the history of the disciplines consist mostly of the reciting of a fairly short list of the names of the lone geniuses who according to this model created science. Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein etc. etc.…

The second factor is one that historians of science, technology and medicine tend to ignore, the vast majority of people don’t really care much about a #histSTM that goes beyond that clichéd list of the great and glorious. They also don’t care about the histories of the arts, politics, or whatever that goes beyond similar lists in those areas. Show the people a good but largely mythological historical drama on TV about almost anything and they will lap it up but don’t expect them to show any great interest in the boring minutiae of real history.

Yes, the wide vista of #histSTM deserves to be better known than it is but this is not going to happen overnight. We just need to keep chipping away, spreading the gospel and expanding the public’s knowledge of the real #histSTM but be prepared for the life of Sisyphus.

“We can sell Science’s Forgotten Man. Is it Turing?”

“No”

“Tesla?”

“No”

“Wallace?”

“It’s Charles Blagden”

“Sod off, nobody knows who he is!” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

Quotes of the week:

“The “dilemma” facing historians, scientists, social scientists isn’t discipline specific. It’s about expertise’s claims to objectivity” Audra J. Wolfe (@ColdWarScience)

“Getting mad at Žižek for saying stupid contrarian shit is like getting mad at the raccoons for tearing up the trash.”

“That’s what they do” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something” – Thomas Huxley

Jesus said unto his disciples, “No, I will not cure him. Don’t be stupid. That’s a pre-existing condition” – holly wood (@girlziplocked)

“Professor Flinders Petrie has expressed the view that the average man cannot receive much more knowledge than his immediate ancestors” ­– Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“When mathematicians graduate, do they get degrees or radians?” – Murray Bourne (@intmath)

From “Nursery Rhymes” in “The Pearl” (1779) h/t @WhoresofYore

Birthday of the Week:

 The Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace opened by Queen Victoria 1 May 1851

SciHi Blog: The Great Exhibition and the Crystal Palace

Euston Grove Press: Crystal Palace Guides, 1854

West Midlands History: The Great Exhibition of 1851

British Library: Victorian Britain: The Great Exhibition

Medium: Steven Lubar: Catalog as Book, File, and Database

The Hindenburg exploded 6 May 1937

The Hindenburg crashed on 6 May 1937. Photograph: Murray Becker/AP

Smithsonian.com: What Really Sparked the Hindenburg Disaster?

The Guardian: The Hindenburg disaster, 80 years on: a ‘perfect storm of circumstances’

Smithsonian.com: What Really Felled the Hindenburg

Henry DeWolf Smyth born 1 May 1898

Henry DeWolf Smyth
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Henry DeWolf Smyth

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry DeWolf Smyth

Athanasius Kircher born 2 May 1601 or 1602

Athanasius Kircher
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Athanasius Kircher – A Man in Search of Universal Knowledge

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Athanasius Kircher

Antonio Vallisneri born 3 May 1661

Antonio Vallisnieri
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Antonio Vallisneri

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers born 4 May 1900

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers

Andrew Meikle born 5 May 1719

Andrew Meikle, Portrait by A. Reddock, c.1790-1800
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Andrew Meikle and the Threshing Machine

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

NASA: Chandra X-Ray Observatory: SN 1006: X-Ray View of a Thousand-Year-Old Cosmic Tapestry

New Atlas: World’s first physics Textbook sells for $790,000

Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum: From “Computer” to Astronomer: The Role of Women in Astronomy

SciHi Blog: Heinrich Gustav Magnus and the Magnus Effect

Quanta Magazine: The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

ESA: Space in Images: Ariane 3 V13 Launch at Night, 1985

NIST: NIST and the Nobel

AHF: Bohr Letter to UN

The Catholic Astronomer: Johannes Kepler’s Harmonies of the World

Popular Science: Survivors of America’s first atomic bomb test want their place in history

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 5, 1933: The New York Times Covers Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves

Atlas Obscura: The 17th-Century Moon Mission That Never Got Off the Ground

The frontispiece to John Wilkins’ A Discovery of a New World; or, A Discourse tending to Prove that ‘tis probable there may be another habitable World in the Moon. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

philly.com: Lessons on resilience from a Nobel physicist

ESA: Space Transportation

National Library of Scotland: Astronomicum Caesareum

Volvelle with map of the sky featuring the signs of the zodiac

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Hyperallergic: Watch the British Library Digitise One of the World’s Largest Books

British Library: Maps and views blog: Picturing Places launched!

SciHi Blog: How the Pope divided the New World among Spain and the Rest of the World

The Cantino planisphere of 1502 shows the line of the Treaty of Tordesillas.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chinchilla News: Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Rare, 17th-Century Map of Australia

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Imaginary Maps in Literature and Beyond: Map Monsters

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: The history of the Globe Museum

Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Neurons

Smithsonian.com: Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Troops Tried to Self-Vaccinate

Hektoen International: Dr. Monro, Mr. Turner, and his mother

Hektoen International: The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, a testament to the health benefits of religious charity and vineyards

Hektoen International: Cultural warfare: investigating childbirth practices in “Doctor Zhivago”

Mistaking History: Julia Pastrana, ‘bearded lady’

Mistaking History: Agnodice: down and dirty

Mistaking History: When Agnodice became a handbag…

Mistaking History: Stone Babies: The Lithopedion of Sens

Mistaking History: What is this thing called lovesickness

Mistaking History: Diana Callisto and Philip II

Mistaking History: Bed, Bread and Dead: The Dummies’ Guide to Herodotus

Mistaking History: Roman Medicine: Those Cabbages…

Mistaking History: Hippocrates – and watercress?

Mistaking History: Hairs of Hippocrates?

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Articles: Washburn’s Cognitivism and Boring in the AJP

Smithsonian.com: How Shaving Brushes Gave World War I Soldiers Anthrax

Early Modern Medicine: A Famous Fistula

El conde de Gondomar, by José María Galván y Candela

Nursing Clio: Helen Atwater: The First Lady of American Nutrition You’ve Never Heard Of

Hektoen International: Ludwik Fleck, physician in Lwow Ghetto

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: The Science behind Murder: The Sydney Smith Collection

Thomas Morris: An unwanted buzz cut

The Frederick News-Post: Irritable heart and the Civil War: One diagnosis became a domino effect

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: William Smellie, Man-midwife

Plate from Smellie’s Anatomical Tables.

The Guardian: A matter of life and death: William Boyd on the rise of the surgeon-memoir

Thomas Morris: A large portion of chin

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1 May 1993: World Wide Web is made free to everyone by CERN

1 May 1993: World Wide Web is made free to everyone by CERN

IEEE Spectrum: The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence

laststandonzombieisland: The Winchester M1 Garand ‘SAW’

CHF: Distillations: The Electrical Wizard

AHF: Lawrence O’Rourke

Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Music of Bell Labs

Atlas Obscura: The Zimmer Clock Tower and Museum

Smithsonian.com: Model Looms Are missing Link in Chin’s Textile History

IET Archives Blog: A brief history of the Society of Engineers

Atlas Obscura: Atomic Bomb Loading Pits

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Legend of the Rhythmicon, the World’s First Drum Machine

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation: 1943: GC & CS activated Heath Robinson Machine (predecessor to Colossus)

Medium: Were more troops sent to quash the Luddites than to fight Napoleon?

Conciatore: Pebbles from Pavia

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday, May 3, 2017: The battleship slaying avenger of the Pacific

SciHi Blog: Fritz von Opel and the Rocket Car

Wellcome Collection: Titans in the landscape

Atlas Obscura: One of the Earliest Industrial Spies Was a French Missionary Stationed in China

The 17th-century Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, pictured preaching to and learning from Native Americans on the Mississippi river. WILHELM LAMPRECHT/PUBLIC DOMAIN

philly.com: Repair crews discover 200-year-old wooden water mains in Center City

SciHi Blog: You Press the Button and We Do the Rest – George Eastman revolutionized Photography

Smithsonian.com: The Man Who Invented the First Gas Mask

The Recipes Project: Transcending Seasonality: Preserving in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Recipes

History of Phonephreaking: Secrets of the Little Blue Box

Caroline’s Miscellany: Eiffel’s Edwardian laboratory at work

Drop test machine

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir William Fothergill Cooke 1806–1879

Tedium: Clone Wars

AHF: Japanese Balloon Bombs “Fu-Go”

endgadget: B@d P@assw0rd: The enduring myth of the hacker boy-band

electronics notes: Poulsen Arc Transmitter

IEEE Spectrum: This Giant X-Ray Generator Helped Set Safe Doses for Radiation

Photo: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society: More than Mensing? Revisiting the Question of Fake Scientific Instruments

Atlas Obscura: Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle Ruins

Atlas Obscura: Victorian ‘Coffin Torpedoes’ Blasted Would-Be Body Snatchers

AHF: 100-ton TNT Shot

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ralph Gate’s Interview

Which London Railway Station for Which Region?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

How paleontology works…. h/t @David_Bressan

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Forbes: How Domestication Altered the Horse Genome

Notches: Evidence for Trans Lives in Sumer

Paige Fossil History: Discovering DNA in Dirt, & 4 Other Amazing Things that Happened in Paleoanthropolgy Last Week!

NYAM: Crimson in memory

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Emma Darwin

Water-color of Emma Darwin (1840) by George Richmond (1809-1896)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Didn’t Believe in Meteorites Until 1803

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Explore the correspondence: Joseph Hooker letters in the Kew Archive

SciHi Blog: The Native American studies of Horatio Hale

Unwritten Histories: An Ode: A History of Lilacs in Canada

The Guardian: New fossil mammal was the first ‘King’ of Scotland

Europe Now: The World’s First Meteorological Network (1654-1670) and Experimental Scientific Society (1657-1667), and the Invention of the Little Florentine Thermometer

FIGURE 5: DETAILS OF THE INSTRUMENTS USED WITHIN THE NETWORK. IDENTICAL PAIRS OF LITTLE FLORENTINE THERMOMETERS (LFTS) WERE USED FOR MEASUREMENTS. THE ORIGINAL LFTS USED TO RECORD THE EARLIEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORLD ARE STILL PRESERVED IN VERY GOOD CONDITIONS AT THE GALILEO MUSEUM IN FLORENCE, ITALY. (HTTP://WWW.MUSEOGALILEO.IT/EN/VISIT.HTML). PHOTO BY AUTHORS.

Technology Stories: From “Snow Eagle” to “Ban the Tan:” Aviation and Canadian Climate Identity

SciHi Blog: Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen and the Silk Road

Le Minh Khai’s SEAsian History Blog: “Rice from the Sky”…

Botanics Stories: Original Darwin specimen Tiquilia darwinii

The original Darwin specimen of Tiquilia darwinii collected in the Galapagos Islands

The Plant Press: Botany Digitises its 1,000,000th Herbarium Specimen

The Beauty Hub: The Origins of Quinoa – By Professor Alice Roberts

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Darwin and teleology: Redefinition or historicizing?

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Darwin’s Influence on Mendel: Evidence from a New Translation of Mendel’s Paper

Some Landscape: Chronology

CHEMISTRY:

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Vegetative and mechanical process in Newton’s Chymistry

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

ACS: Edwin Land and Polaroid Photography

Land, shown here with an early instant photograph, first demonstrated Polaroid’s instant photography system to the public in 1947.
Bettman/CORBIS.

SciHi Blog: John William Draper – Chemist and Photo Pioneer

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The New Atlantis: The Scientist and the Poet

Gesnerus: Vol. 73 (2016) No 2: Towards a Contemporary Historiography of Amateurs in Science (18th–20th Century) Table of Contents

BSHS: Aryton Prize Winner: IEEE: REACHRaising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History

Arzanà : n° 18  Langages du corps Table of Contents

AEON: This granular life

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Gareth Miles

University of Glasgow Library: William Hunter’s Library: the Es

The Public Domain Review: Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

BSHS: It’s Time to Rethink International Conferences

Social History of Medicine: Volume 30, Issue 2 May 2017: Table of Contents

History of the Human Sciences: On the unexamined presence of psychotherapeutics – an interview with Sarah Marks

IET: Research and document supply services

Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine: Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2017: L’internationalisation de l’hygiène à l’école

Medievalists.net: Death of a Renaissance Record-Keeper: The Murder of Tomasso da Tortona in Ferrara, 1385

CUP: Happy Birthday – You Don’t Look a Day Over 400!

The Conversation: Behind closed doors: What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today

EGU Blogs: There’s (volcanic) dust in the archives

RIDPHE_R Rev. Iberoam. Patrim. Histórico-Educativo: v. 2, n. 3 (2016): L´école et les maladies dans le monde (XIXe-XXe siècles) Table of Contents

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 7, 1959: C.P. Snow Gives His “Two Culture” Lecture

ESOTERIC:

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Weltgeheimnis entschlüsselt: Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich im Gespräch mit Anke Schaefer

SciHi Blog: The Prophecies of Nostradamus

Res Obscura: Why Are There So Many 17th Century Paintings of Monkeys Getting Drunk?

One of several “monkeys in a tavern” paintings produced by the Dutch artist David Teniers (1610-1690).

The Public Domain Review: Woodcuts and Witches

BOOK REVIEWS:

brainpickings: Hannah Arendt on Science, the Value of Space Exploration, and How Our Cosmic Aspirations Illuminate the Human Condition

npr: ‘The Radium Girls’ Is Haunted by Glowing Ghost

BuzzFeed: The Forgotten Story of the Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands of Workers Lives

Not Even Past: Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chrorographical Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

The Guardian: In the round: centuries of circular design – in pictures

TLS: Animal magnetism

New Books Network: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

Cultures of Knowledge: At the centre of a troubled world: Elizabeth of Bohemia

The Renaissance Mathematicus: One line to rule them all

SomeBeans: Where the Animals Go by James Chesire and Oliver Uberti

LA Times: An archaeologist looks at our lives in cities, over millenniums

New York Review of Books: Calculating Women

Why Evolution Is True: A new book on CRISPR, gene editing, and their ethical implications

Black Perspectives: Fugitive Science: A New Book on Scientific Racism in America

brainpickings: Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

NEW BOOKS:

Amazon: Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths

University of Chicago Press: About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

NCSE: A Global Warming Primer

The MIT Press: The Chinese Typewriter: A History

The MIT Press: The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

The University of Chicago Press: Make it Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Michigan State University Press: The Thirty-Year War: A History of Detroit’s Streetcars, 1892–1922

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Medium: How to improve Art

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geosciences Past and Present 20 May–4 June 2017

New Scientist: Joseph Hooker: The Travelling man who became Emperor of Botany

 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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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:

The Hollywood Reporter: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: Film Review – Tribeca 2017

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:

Bletchley Park: The Bill Tutte Centenary Symposium 14 May 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Exhibition Launch 20 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL tour of Electricity: The spark of life 20 May 2017

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

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

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

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 Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

pbs: The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

NIST: Katharine Blodgett Gebbie: A Tribute

archive.org: Star Wars: a Step Towards Peace or a March Toward Folly – Hans Bethe

Youtube: Canada Science and Technology Museum: Magnets

Vimeo: The Legend of Mendeleev’s Dream

Youtube: Hakai Magazine: Where do Dead Whales Live?

learninglab.si.edu: Sun, Corn and the Calendar

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: ConSciCom: The Conversationalist – 01 – ‘Conversazione’

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Weltgeheimnis entschlüsselt: Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich im Gespräch mit Anke Schaefer

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 109: John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden

RNZ: James Gleick: ‘Time travel is what makes us human’

WGBH News: The Dark Side of Scientific Progress

soundcloud: History of Psychiatry Podcast Series: 13.1 Historians and Scientists

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Nantes: Journée d’études: Psychiatrie, big data, Médecine de la Personne 15 juin 2017

UQAM Local A-6290: Conférence de Frédéric Chauvaud: Crime et média. Le corps exhibé et morcelé. De la scène de crime au prétoire (1880-1940) 10 mai

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

University of Leeds: Centre for History and Philosophy of Science: Events in May 2017

Science Museum: Open Workshop – Programme: London 1600–1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice 16–17 June 2017

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

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

The Warburg Institute: Conference: Creation and Artifice in Medieval Theories of Causality 1–2 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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 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:

Wellcome: Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

Lady Science: Join the Lady Science Team: Managing Editor, Lady Science also Contributing Editors

Wesleyan University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

Geological Society of America: GSA Science Communication Fellowship Deadline 15 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Lecturer B in History of Science and Medicine Deadline 1 June 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: Adjunct Instructor – History – HHS 130 – History of Science & Technology

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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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