Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #40

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 #40

Monday 22 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

Faster than we can register, it’s once again time to deliver up another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing the latest histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

On the 17 May Google celebrated the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the so-called Antikythera Mechanism with a doodle. As always with a #histSTM Google Doodle this provoked a minor flood of post and reposts on the subject, some of which are collected below.

I an increasing disturbed by the tendency to refer to this piece ancient technology as the ‘world’s first computer’. In my opinion this creates a false image in the mind of the reader, particularly if they are not an expert on ancient astronomy; whatever this device might or might not be its purpose is definitely astronomical.

The word computer comes from the Latin verb computare, which means to calculate or to reckon. One could even translate it as doing arithmetic. It was first coined in English in the seventeenth century and originally referred to a person who did calculations most usually in astronomy. Only in modern times did it come to refer to a machine for doing calculations and that is what the machine on which I am typing this does somewhere deep inside.

The Antikythera Mechanism doesn’t calculate so to refer to it as a computer is a best a stretch and at worst a misnomer. The Antikythera Mechanism is a geared or clockwork device that can be used to determine the position of heavenly bodies over a period of years. Such a device would be more correctly termed a planetarium, an orrery or a mechanical astrolabe.

Calling it a computer leads people to a false impression of its purpose and function and gives it an aura of advanced achievement that it doesn’t possess.

Antikythera Mechanism discovered 17 May 1902

Google Doodle: 115th Anniversary of the Antikythera Discovery

Smithsonian.com: Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism, the First Computer

NDTV: Google Celebrates 115th Anniversary of the Antikythera Mechanism’s Discovery with a Doodle

Independent: What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Five things you didn’t know about the ‘world’s first computer’

Mirror: What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Google Doodle celebrates mysterious artefact hailed as ‘world’s first computer’

Scientific American: Unique Marvel of Ancient Greek Technology Gives Up New Secrets

Search Engine Land: What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Google doodle honors ancient astronomical tool

Squarducation: Antikythera Mechanism revealed as a computer

Medium: Watch: The Antikythera Mechanism – GrrlScientist

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

Quotes of the week:

Wittgenstein invented the emoticon h/t Anita Leirfall (@anitaleirfall)

 “Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life” ― William Blake

“In the stark lightning flashes of these… times, one is able to see human beings and human values in all their nakedness” – Albert Einstein Science & Civilisation Address 1933

“I don’t have any hang ups about living in a multi-cultural society. Better than insular one I grew up in” – Ken Clarke

“Anyone know where Kevin Bacon’s left his car keys? Asking for a friend of a friend of a friend of friend of a friend” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

Mathematics – A Cultural Approach by Morris Kline

“The historian is obligated to understand how people understand their own times, but not obligated to adopt their…point of view” – Patty Limerick h/t @DanielGrant9

Leo Szilard’s “Ten Commandments” for life

Birthday of the Week:

Williamina Fleming born 15 May

Williamina Paton Fleming

Dave Reneke’s World of Space and Astronomer: Miss Universe – Williamina Fleming

mujeres con ciencia: Williamina Fleming, astrónoma

Mary Anning born 21 May 1799

Letter and drawing from Mary Anning announcing the discovery of a fossil animal now known as Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, 26 December 1823 Source Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Anning and the Hunt of Primeval Monsters

TrowelBlazers: It’s Mary Anning’s birthday and we’re celebrating

 Thomas Midgeley Jr. borm 18 May 1889

Thomas Midgley Jr Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Thomas Midgley Jr. and the Development of Leaded Fuel

Smithsonian.com: One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century

Clarence Dutton born 15 May 2017

Clarence Edward Dutton Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Clarence Dutton

Kepler (re)discovered his 3rd Law 15 May 1618

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Oh happy day!

SciHi Blog: And Kepler Has His Own Opera – Kepler’s 3rd Planetary Law

Ruđer Josip Bošković Born 18 May 1711

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Croatian Polymath

Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente born 20 May 1537

 Today in Science History: Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Jerry the Builder from the Waterfall

Albrecht Dürer born 21 May 147

The earliest painted Self-Portrait (1493) by Albrecht Dürer, oil, originally on vellum (Louvre, Paris)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Visualoop: Looking at a lion for the first time

The H-Word: The triumph of melancholy: 500 years of Dürer’s most enigmatic print

Youtube: Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch

The British Museum Blog: Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch: a Moving experience

The British Museum Blog: One night at the Museum: moving Dürer’s paper triumph

Geschichte der Geologie: Albrecht Dürer und die Geologie

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Reaching for the stars

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A maths book from a painter

Albrecht Dürer, ‘Eight Studies of Wild Flowers’. Watercolour, ca. 1510-1520

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

SciHi Blog: Francis Baily and the Baily Beads

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

AHF: Pierre Curie

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: Waimea Station Journal

Physics Today: Gathering the human stories of Science

Herstory: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell launch of IYA Paris 2009
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Argonne: Nuclear Engineering Division: Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy

Alex Wellerstein: The Secret Patents for the Atomic Bomb

The Royal Society: The Repository: The lesser-spotted physicist

The High Frontier: Flying Without Wings: The Martin SV-5/X-24 Lifting Bodies

Nautilus: How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat

Greenwich.co.uk Blogs: The Grave of John Flamsteed

Louvre: Roofed spherical sundial

AIP: Abraham Pais

AHF: Gregory Breit

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 1932: Chadwick reports the discovery of the neutron

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Clay Kemper Perkins’ Interview

The New Yorker: The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin

A re-creation of the plutonium core that briefly went critical on May 21, 1946, resulting in the death of the Manhattan Project physicist Louis Slotin.
Photograph courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory

AHF: Atomic Accidents

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Isaac Beeckman

Google Arts & Culture: Astronomical compendium 1593

Google Arts & Culture: Golden Celestial Globe with Pearl Inlays

ESA: 21 May: Nils Christofer Dunér

AHF: James Frank

AHF: Andrei D. Sakharov

 

Sakharov in 1943
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Blaeu’s 1665 Map of Norway

 Quartz: This 6-foot-tall Renaissance book perfectly captures the timeless art of managing up

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations from The Six Voyages of John Baptista Tavernier (1678)

The Record: University of Waterloo interactive maps offer a window into the past

Smithsonian.com: Walt Disney’s Original Map of Disneyland Is Headed to Auction

SciHi Blog: The Jolliet-Marquette Expedition on the Upper Mississippi

Pere Marquette and the Indians [at the Mississippi River], oil painting (1869) by Wilhelm Lamprecht (1838–1906), at Marquette University

Slate: The Vault: Dark Satirical Maps from a Depression-Era Anti-Fascist Magazine

Academia: The Savant and the Engineer: Exploration Personnel in the Narbough and Anson Voyage Accounts

laststandonzombieisland: 30 Years ago today: Tea party at the pole

Brilliant Maps: The First Ordnance Survey Map

The Scotsman: The first map of Gaelic speakers in Scotland

The Bartholomew’s map, published 1895, the first to show the rate of Gaelic speaking in Scotland. PIC: National Library of Scotland.
Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/the-first-map-of-gaelic-speakers-in-scotland-1-4450018

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Hektoen International: Using bacteria in cancer therapy

Thomas Morris: The boy who got his wick stuck in a candlestick

The H-Word: Trump has a theory about exercise that would fit well in Victorian Britain

Lord Thomas Grey’s Regiment of Foote: Sins of the Flesh: Vegetarians in the English Civil War

The Public Domain Review: Sessions for the Blind at Sunderland Museum

Atlas Obscura: The Victorian Belief That a Train Ride Could Cause Instant Insanity

An illustration from the Illustrated Police News, Saturday 11 May 1889. ALL IMAGES: © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/ COURTESY THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE

Mistaking Histories: Theatres of Anatomy

Mistaking Histories: Medical Instruments as bling

Mistaking Histories: The ‘Rapunzel syndrome’

Mistaking Histories: Death in Vienna and the City of Salt

Mistaking Histories: Le bruit de diable: gunpowder, tops and purring cats

The New York Times: Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98

Dr. Brenda Milner in her office at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital last month. Credit Aaron Vincent Elkaim for The New York Times

The Recipes Project: ‘Thus It Prevails Against Its Time’: Distillation and Cycles of Nature in Early Modern Pharmacy

Thomas Morris: An abnormal secretion

Hekteon International: Sir William Stewart Duke-Elder

Hekteon International: Episteme and translation in an annotated copy of the Canon of Medicine by Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna)

Nursing Clio: The Pre-History of the Paleo Diet

NYAM: The Early Days of the X-Ray

The X-Ray of Eugene Sandow’s foot in process.

Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948–2010: Becoming emotional about public health

OUP Blog: Reflections on Freud, the first “wild analyst”

The Conversation: Five bloodcurdling medical procedures that are no longer performed … thankfully

Hekteon International: Torsten Almén 1931–2016. Inventor of non-ionized contrast media

Smithsonian.com: Good News, Everbody! Someone Once Patented Plans for Keeping a Severed Head Alive

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: The great women of anaesthesia: Mary Alice Blair

The Atlantic: The Dangers of Reading in Bed

Legal History Miscellany: Reading the Legal Record like a Physician

Academia: Psychiatres contre gardes-malades : retour sur l’histoire de la Commission Régnier sur l’administration de l’Institut Albert-Prévost (1962-1964)

Academia: “Antoine Léger, le lycanthrope : une étape dans la généalogie des perversions sexuelles (1824–1903)”, L’Evolution Psychiatrique, 2017;82(3)

npr: shots: Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed with the Curious Case of Phineas Gage

Atlas Obscura: What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years

Beware quacks. ARALLYN!/CC BY 2.0

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Wellcome Collection: Dazzling luxury

Wellcome Collection: Electric Age: the electrified garden

M0014519 The effect of electricity on the growth of plants
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Atlas Obscura: Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain

The New Stack: COBOL Is Everywhere. Who Will Maintain It?

Mistaking Histories: Automata in history

Science Museum: The Dambusters, Barnes Wallis and the Bouncing Bomb

Conciatore: Diligence Among Craftsmen

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir Eric Mensforth

Atlas Obscura: Would You Confess Your Criminal Misdeeds to This Skeleton?

NBCNEWS.com: Roman ship sheds light on defenses

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

The Library of Congress: Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

Scunthorpe Telegraph: Do you use Kedley Bridge? Fascinating video shows how it used to lift in just 40 seconds

TNMoC: The Colossus Gallery

The new look Colossus Gallery 2013.

Ptak Science Books: The Highways of Tomorrow 1937 (and 1938)

Rubrik’s: The History of the Rubriks Cube

Royal Armouries: Brown Bess: Musket or Mistress?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

19 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century: Reading the Body-Object: Nineteenth-Century Taxidermy Manuals and Our Mutual Friend

Nature: Fossil of oldest known baleen-whale relative unearthed in Peru

Smithsonian.com: How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifact

Science: There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European – or anyone else

Forbes: Rock Model Suggests Phlegraean Fields Volcano More Likely to Erupt Than Previously Thought

Annals of Science: Systems and How Linnaeus Looked at Them in Retrospect

Smithsonian.com: A New Kind of Carrot Top

Trade card, C. Ribsam & Sons, Trenton, New Jersey, 1880s
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection

The Public Domain Review: Stuffed Ox, Dummy Tree, Artificial Rock: Deception in the Work of Richard and Cherry Kearton

Atlas Obscura: The Mysterious Death of the Namesake of the Douglas Fir

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading April 2017

The Guardian: Earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australian coast discovered

Lady Science: The New Inquiry: Seducing the ‘Feeble-Minded’

Lady Science: The New Inquiry: Feminism, Fascism, and Frogs: The Case of Bertha Lutz at the United Nations

One New England: The Sunken Forest of Rye

New York Times: A Botanist in Swedish Lapland

Until Darwin: Maps from Cozzens’ Geological History of Manhattan or New York Island… (1843)

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Propranolol hydrochloride

lamonitor.com: Nerses ‘Krik’ Krikorian reflects on his career as a scientist and intelligence analyst

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arnold Beckman

The Beckman G pH meter was produced from 1935 until 1950. At roughly 29 cm (about 11 inches) wide it is large by today’s standards, but measuring pH had required an entire benchtop of equipment before Beckman’s first pH meter was introduced in 1934.
Photograph by Gregory Tobias. CHF Collections.

CHF: Arnold O. Beckman

Chemistry World: The first chemical database

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

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

Internet Histories: Hagiography, revisionism & blasphemy in Internet Histories

Forbes: Why Do We Invent Ancient Roots for Modern Science?

BMJ Blogs: New Editor for Medical Humanities

The #EnvHist Weekly

AAS – Historical Astronomy Division: Sara J. Schechner recipient of the 2018 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy

Sara J. Schechner

Physics Today: Gathering the human stories of science

Knight Foundation: Museums & Technology: New Avenues for Wonder

CHF: Join Our Mailing List

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Notes for May 2017

BSHS: BJHS Themes: Call for Proposals

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Perpetuating the myths

History for Atheists: Giordano Bruno – Gaspar Schoppe’s Account of his Condemnation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Perpetuating the myths addendum – ‘The Copernican Shock’

Charli Vince Blog: Open Day Graphic Novel – An Excuse for Science!

Blink: The virus in space

Atlas Obscura: It’s Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century

Ordered Universe: Heat, Comets, and Collaboration: a post by Dr Seb Falk

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Basire III

ESOTERIC:

Ptak Science Books: On Brain Light, Clairvoyants, and the Uselessness of X-Ray Photographs

Conciatore: Alchemist’s Assistant

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Cooper Square Review of Science, Medicine, and Technology

New Books Network: Sophia Roosth ­– Synthetic: How Life Got Made

New Books Network: Kate Daloz – We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on a Quest for a New America

The New York Review of Books: Calculating Women

The Atlantic: How Beauty Evolves

L’Oeil de Minerve: Ruwen Ogien, Mes mille et une nuits. La maladie comme drame et comme comédie

New Books Network: Sharrona Pearl: Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Chemistry World: Toxic exposures: mustard gas and the health consequences of world war II in the United States

The Wall Street Journal: Cowboys and Dinosaurs

Popular Science: Out of the Shadow of a Giant – John and Mary Gribbin

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt

Historiens de la santé: From Clinic to Concentration Camp: Reassessing Nazi Medical and Racial Research, 1933–1945

Routledge: Teaching and Learning about Climate Change

Historiens de la santé: Silicosis : A World History

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

Historiens de la santé: Une histoire de l’orthopédie pédiatrique

ART & EXHIBITIONS

New-York Historical Museum: Museum & Library: Big Bird: Looking for Lifesize 7 April–11 June 2017

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit

Cal Welch ’62 and his daughter, Caroline ’01, discuss new exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center – See more at: https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2017/05/maps-hold-key-to-adirondacks-history-in-new-exhibit.php#sthash.U5q1qh7d.dpuf

Harvard Gazette: Reviving the Philosophy Chamber

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Museum Collection: Explore highlights from our collection

WWD: ‘Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style’ at PEM Shows Off How Fashion Enhanced Travel

Nursing Clio: War Art 100 Years Later: The “World War I and American Art” Exhibit and the Centenary of the Great War

The University of Manchester: Manchester Museum: Object Lessons

Le Devoir: Le Musée de la civilisation dévoile toutes les couleurs de la matière grise

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

 

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

Hyperallergic: A 19th-Century Photographer of Scottish Industrialization Gets His First Survey

The Guardian: Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world

Teylers Museum: De Lorentz Formule in Het Lorentz Lab 18 May 2017–18 May 2020

Wollaton Hall Nottingham: Dinosaurs of China 1 July–29 October 2017

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

Captain James Cook and his John Shelton clock – Lisa Reihana, detail in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015–17 Ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64 min, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014.

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

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

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

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 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

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

 

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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:

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 June 2017

University of Exeter: Lecture: Making Old Drugs New Again: Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice

NYAM: GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War 12 June 2017

The British Academy: Lecture: Untangling Academic Publishing 25 vMay 2017

Brightstone, Isle of Wight: Special events celebrate Isle of Wight’s dinosaur pioneer 26 & 27 May 2017

The British Museum: Lecture: The man who collected the world: Hans Sloane and the origins of the British Museum 12 June 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Distorting the line: Globes, Maps and Movement 27 May 2017

The Warburg Institute: Opening Doors – Moving Ideas 31 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Distorting the line: Globes, Maps and Movement: Talks & Courses: 27 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: The 2017 Roy Porter Lecture: Corridor Dread: A History of Institutional Fear 24 May 2017

Oxford Seminars in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Seminars 17 May & 14 June 2017

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

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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

Unusual painting, this title is ‘King Arthur in Eastleigh Works’ we don’t recognise artists signature though – Helen Warlow (@HWarlow)

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: IQIM Caltech: Michelle Feynman – One Entangled Evening

Youtube: Reanimating the 1882 Transit of Venus

Youtube: Omar Kayyám – Documentary (Part 1 0f 5) The Genius of Omar Kayyám

Youtube: Reanimating the 1882 Transit of Venus

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Louis Pasteur

soundcloud: UCD Institute of Discovery: Tom McLeish in conversation with Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Ockham’s Razor

99% Invisible: This is Chance: Anchorwoman of the Great Alaska Earthquake

Gresham College: The Growth of London as a Port from Roman to Medieval Times

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding Bodies and Late Modern Science 30 November–1 December Deadline 15 June 2017

Birkbeck College, London: Workshop: Ancient Wisdom in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy 23 June 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto: Day of Canadian Environmental History at CHA 2017 30 May 2017

Uppsaala University: CfP: Workshop: Vaccines: Values, Present and Past 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 9 June 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science and Society: Science and Art Events in New York City

Johns Hopkins University: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 5 June 2017

Amsterdam: CfP: Materia Medica on the Move II 4–6 October 2017 Deadline 19 June 2017

Edge Effect: CfP: Seeds 2: New Research in Environmental History Deadline 1 June 2017

University of Trondheim: The 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–1 September 2017

Belo Horizonte: International Conference for the History of Cartography Programme 9–14 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: The Goodall Symposium 2017: Safer Surgery – The Lasting Legacy of Joseph Lister 15 June 2017

University of Chicago: Conference: The Philosophy of Howard Stein 9–11 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environmental Conference 2017 29–30 September 2017

Philadelphia Pennsylvania: CfP: Measure, Model, Mix: Computer as Instrument 2017 SIGCIS Conference 29 October 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota: CfP: A Matter of Life and Death: Spaces for Healing in the Premodern Era 18–22 April 2018 Deadline 15 June 2017

IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility: 10 July 2017 Deadline 29 May 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: CfP: Technologies of Frankenstein 1818–­2018 7–9 March 2018

American University in Bulgaria: The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity

University of Greenwich: CfP: The State of Maritime History Research 9 September 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Institut d’histoire de la médecine de l’Université de Berne: Workshop: Des objets sous la loupe : histoire(s) et culture(s) matérielles des professions de la santé 16 juin 2017

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité: Appel à communications: Monde du sport, monde de la santé : quelles relations, quels croisements? 16 et 17 novembre 2017 au plus tard le 3 juillet 2017

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

Uppsala University: Conference: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12–14 April 2018 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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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 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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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

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

 

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

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:

Maastricht University: Postdoctoral Researcher History of Medicine and/or Technology Deadline 27 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Student research internships 2017

University of Bristol: Call for Applications: Research Associate post: Better by Design: Towards a Sensory History of the Modern Hospital

Darmstadt University of Technology: PhD Positions: Global History of 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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