Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #42

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 #42

Monday 05 June 2017

EDITORIAL:

 It’s time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list delivering up all of the histories of science, technology and medicine we could scoop up out of cyberspace over the last seven days.

One of the great pillars of Early Modern science was Newton’s theory of universal gravity first published in his Principia Mathematica in 1687. After some initial resistance it became established and accepted as the greatest ever achievement in the evolution of science, so it was almost regarded as scientific blasphemy when Albert Einstein not only said that Newton’s theory was wrong but that he had a better theory to explain the facts of gravity; his General Theory of Relativity published in 1915.

When science produces two powerful theories to explain an observed phenomenon then someone has to come up with a so called crucial experiment to demonstrate, which of the two theories better explains the phenomenon. In this case it was Einstein who delivered the goods. Einstein showed that the force of gravity would bend light beams and the predicted level of bending was different in his and Newton’s theories.

The English physicist Arthur Eddington accepted the challenge of making the necessary measurements during an eclipse of the Sun on 29 May 1919. The photographic measurements made by his teams in Sobral in Northern Brazil and the West African island of Principe confirmed Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and refuted Newton’s Theory of Universal Gravity ushering in a new age in astronomy and physics, as Newton had ushered in a new age almost two and a half centuries earlier.

Eddington’s photograph of a solar eclipse, which confirmed Einstein’s theory and refuted Newton’s. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This important episode in the history of physics demonstrates that no scientific theory is carved in stone and that all theories can potentially be replaced by a new theory that explains the observed phenomena more fully. A point that no science communicator should ever forget.

Motherboard: The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: A solar eclipse shed light on physics

Quotes of the week:

“No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful” – Georg Boole

“Trigonometry is a sine of the times” – Murray Bourne (@intmath)

“Come with me if you want to remain discrete.”

“You mean discreet?”

“No, I mean in a single piece” – Django Wexler (@DjangoWexler)

“5500 years ago today first Mesopotamian writer wrote the first sentence; later that day the first editor created a pictogram for “awkward..”” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Gombrich compares time to a river. We are all carried along by its force, each one of us a tiny evanescent bubble of foam lifted momentarily on the crest of a wave, only to vanish forever. ‘But we must make use of that moment. It is worth the effort.’ Gombrich opens with the most magical definition of history I have ever read. The past is a bottomless well. Throw a burning scrap of paper down that well ‘and as it burns it will light up the sides of the well. Can you see it? It’s going down down. Now it’s like a tiny star in the dark depths. It’s getting smaller and smaller… and now it’s gone.’ History is the burning scrap of paper we use to illuminate the past, deploying our own memories then the memories of old people, then the letters of people already dead. ‘And in this way we light our way back’” – Amanda Vickery (@AmandaVickery)

“science has been no better than any other field of human endeavour in freeing itself from … historical and cultural baggage” – Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini)

“One question for my students used to be: “Popular science is neither popular nor science. Discuss”” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value” – Albert Einstein

Institutions of learning in Latin Christendom, al-Andalus & North Africa in the 14th century h/t @Ballandalus

“”It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” – Shakespeare, accurately predicting Donald Trump” – Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich)

“Congressman: god will take care of climate change.

God: bitch I sent you scientists” – Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf)

“Scientists: We built a machine that can measure the warping of space to 1/1000th the width of a proton

Politicians: Let’s go with our guts” – Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)

“That ‘series’ is the plural of ‘series’

Exhausts, anguishes, wearies!

That no better word

Exists is absurd!

I checked w alarums and queries” – Guy Gavriel Kay (@guygavrielkay)

“Martina also owner of greatest sports burn ever:

Male sportswriter: “Are you still a lesbian?”

Navratilova: “Are you still the alternative?”” – Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen)

“So long as a man is Prime Minister I have no problems if they want to “press the button”

They would never be able to find it” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Birthday of the Week:

Georg von Peuerbach born 30 May 1423

 

Georg von Peuerbach, Theoricae novae planetarum, Ausgabe Paris 1515
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The astronomical revolution didn’t start here!

SciHi Blog: The Life and Work of Georg von Peuerbach

MacTutor: Georg Peuerbach

George Corliss born 2 June 1817

George Henry Corliss
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – George Corliss

James Hutton born 3 June 1726

James Hutton
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 SciHi Blog: James Hutton – the Father of Modern Geology

Youtube: Siccar Point – the birthplace of modern geology

Charles Drew born 3 June 1904

NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine: The Charles R. Drew Papers

 PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Telling the time at night

Girolamo della Volpaia (ca. 1530-1614)
Nocturnal and horary quadrant, 1568
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2503
The horary quadrant is used to determine the time during daylight

Smithsonian.com: New Photos Reveal What’s Left Behind When a Rocket Travels to Space

3 Quarks Daily: The Galileo Trial: Faux News from the 17th Century

Brown Ladd Observatory Blog: “The pendulum of eternity”

AHF: Louis Slotin

AHF: Alexander Langsdorf

NASA: This Month in NASA History: A Flying Bathtub Set the Stage for Shuttle

The M2-F1, NASA’s “flying bathtub,” being pulled behind a C-47 tow plane high above Rogers Dry Lake.
Photo Credit: NASA

AHF: Oak Ridge, TN

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Floy Agnes Lee’s Interview

AHF: Hans Bethe

AHF: Augusta “Mici” Teller

upm.ro: Representations of the Zodiacal Signs in the Western and Romanian Iconography (2)

Physics Today: Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus at the White House in 2012 to receive Fermi Award from Barack Obama
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The first printed map of London that survives! (Braun & Hogenberg, 1572)

 National Geographic: He Risked Death to Explore Wild Heart of Africa

The H-Word: Everest: an international scientific collaboration

Library of Congress: Collection: Sanborn Maps

Bodleian Map Room Blog: From the Thames to the Indian Ocean

SciHi Blog: Hernan de Soto’s American Expedition

Government of Canada: 30. Maps in 19th Century Canada (1870s)

Library of Congress: The empire of the Great Turke in Europe, Asia, & Africa : divided into all its beglerbeglicz or governments in which are also distinguished the states that are tributary to him

Hakai Magazine: Here Be White Bears

A 1590 map of Iceland by the Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 The word apothecary comes from ‘apotheca’-a store for herbs & spices. Apothecaries needed plant ID skills to avoid poisoning & mistreating – Chelsea Physic Garden (@ChelsPhysicGdn)

 

 Thomas Morris: The golden padlock

Academia: Pharmacy, Testing and the Language of Truth in Renaissance Italy

Remedia: School Meals, Re-accommodated

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: “Don’t Be Afraid Boys”: Evacuating the Wounded

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Painful Operations: Removing Bladder Stones before Anesthesia

Hektoen International: Aequanimitas and apathy

SciHi Blog: Sir David Bruce and the Malta Fever

Thomas Morris: Pins and needles

Hektoen International: John Chamber, physician to Henry VIII

Nottingham Post: You can now take a trip back through time with Boot’s history timeline

The old Boots Island Street printing factory in 1892

The Guardian: ‘We have been poisoning ourselves’: has ice analysis revealed the truth about lead?

Hektoen International: Paul Wood on history-taking

Hektoen International: Echocardiogram: the first ultrasound picture of the moving heart

Hektoen International: Dominique-Jean Larrey, Napoleon’s army surgeon (1766–1842)

Nursing Clio: Lady Mellanby’s Dental Utopia

Welcome Collection: Electric Age: Cornelius B Harness and his electropathic belt

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist, Part 6: John Snow and the Pump Handle

RIA: Astronomical and Medical Tract

Royal College of Physicians: Two famous names: Darwin and Carroll in the RCP archives

Hektoen International: Frantisek Chvostek, a notable physician

Wax models at the Josephinum
Vienna, Austria

Daily Beast: Eunuchs, Garlic, and Vaginal Oil: History Had a Million Infertility ‘Cures’ …But Only One Actually Works

CBC News: Ottawa doctor who sounded alarm on residential schools remembered with exhibit

Emerging Civil War: Broken in Battle, Part 1: A Most Singular Death

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

William Heath Robinson

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: The Invention of the Davy Lamp

The Royal Institution: Reflections on a farm gate

Conciatore: Travels to the East

AHF: Robert Serber

Atlas Obscura: The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

The Atlantic: Historical Rejection Letters to Woman Engineers

An excerpt of a response to the engineer Lou Alta Melton’s request for information about fellow women in the field

Rutgers: Thomas A. Edison Papers: Vote Recorder

Spitalfields Life: Pumps of Old London

Tedium: You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

Scientific American: 20 Years after Deep Blue: How AI Has Advanced Since Conquering Chess

Gulf Times: Historians hope to gain insight into Romans with ship replica

Researchers in the southern German city of Erlangen are lovingly building a replica of a Roman boat based on local archaeological finds.
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Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of the GIF, From Early Internet Innovation to Ubiquitous Relic

IMA: Zauberhafte Klangmaschinen

The Science of Dating: Meet Bertha, The Woman Behind Mercedes-Benz

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

TrowelBlazers: Christian Maclagen

The Leakey Foundation: 3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine

British Geological Survey: John Horne

Nursing Clio: The Black Politics of Eugenics

The Washington Post: Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists document an ancient Artic methane explosion

Hakai Magazine: God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge

An army of monkey warriors helps construct a bridge from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka in the “Ramayana.” Photo by Dinodia Photos/Alamy Stock Photo

The Royal Society:Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society: Francis Harry Compton Crick OM: 8 June 1916–28 July 2004

Letters from Gondwana: The American Incognitum and the History of Extinction Studies

Smithsonian.com: Ancient Mummies Finally Give Up Their Genetic Secrets

LA Times: Bone fragment from ancient 1,500-pound ground sloth unearthed beneath Crenshaw Boulevard

SciHi Blog: Archaeologist Flinders Petrie

SciHi Blog: Clair Cameron Patterson and the exact Age of the Earth

Forbes: This Gorgeous Himalayan Lake Reveals Human Bones When Ice Melts

CHEMISTRY:

AHF: Joseph W. Kennedy

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Oriens: Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Science in Islamic Societies: Oriens, 45 (1–2), 2017 The Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Clement Stubbs

Springer Link: Gonzo History

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Introducing: Six Degrees on Wikidata

Independent: World-renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leaky commissions new museum in Kenyan desert

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Contact Us!

Say hello to (most of) our friendly EC! If you want to get in touch with any questions, just drop us a line

The Vatican Observatory: Faith and Science

History of Technology: Making science at home: visual displays of space science and nuclear physics at the Science Museum and on television in postwar Britain

Zenodo: Untangling Academic Publishing: A history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research

Veruscript: Untangling Academic Publishing – How to take back control

The Bookhunter on Safari: The Most Successful Book-Huntress in the World

The Sunday Times: Museum visitors seek refuge from digital world

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Recipes in the Wild by Paul Engle

TLS: Is philosophy simply harder than science?

Daily Nous: Why Progress Is Slower in Philosophy than in Science

The MIT Press: MIT Press Announces a New Collaboration: Internet Archive collaborates with the MIT Press and Arcadia to digitize and provide access to hundreds of MIT Press backlist titles

The #EnvHist Weekly

Spoons on Trays: Making history of science

Future Learn: Online Course: Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

LMU: 2017 Turku Book Award Shortlist Announced

AEON: Extinction is forever: de-extinction can’t save what we had

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: We Were Trojans

British Library: Medieval manuscript blog: Alchemy: The Great Art

Page from the Splendor Solis, Germany, 1582, Harley MS 3469, f. 18r
Alchemy: The Great Art is on at the Berlin Kulturforum until 23 July 2017.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Five Books: Peter Adamson recommends the best books on Philosophy in the Islamic World

New Books Network: Beau Lotto Deviate–The Science of Seeing Differently

The Recipes Project: Ill Composed: Sickness, Writing, and Recipes in Early Modern England

Hyperallergic: A Book Highlights the Oddities of the Woodcut World

brainpickings: The Ethics of Belief: The Great English Mathematician and Philosopher William Kingdon Clifford on the Discipline of Doubt and How We Can Trust a Truth

The Guardian: Inferior by Angela Saina – a powerful exploration of women’s ‘inferiority’

npr: In ‘Beyond Respectability,’ A History of Black Women as Public Intellectuals

Nature: Genome editing: That’s the way the CRISPR crumbles

H-Soz-Kult: W. Rankin: After the Map [Review in German]

The Spectator: Hans Sloane collected everything – from acupuncture kits to zebras

Nature: Art: Under Mona Lisa’s smile

Youtube: Science Museum: In conversation with Geoffrey West

Popular Science: Poisons and Poisonings – Tony Hargreaves

NEW BOOKS:

Manchester University Press: Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820–1939

Historiens de la santé: The History of the Brain and Mind Sciences. Technique, Technology, Therapy

McGill-Queen’s University Press: Before Copernicus: The Cultures and contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century

NYU Press: Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Historiens de la santé: A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn: James DeWolf’s Diary and Letters, 1876

Historiens de la santé: The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maerten van Heemskerck

Marten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) Colossus of Rhodes
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery: Bright Lights in the Borders 3 June–30 September 2017

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henri-Joseph Redouté

National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Death in the ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition 14 July 2017–7 January 2018

Medium: Biggest-ever display of fossil hominins opens

Garden Museum: Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art: May–September 2017

Painting from the Tradescants’ Orchard

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

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:

BBC News: Britain’s great explorations now online

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

The Recipes Project: What Is a Recipe? And So It Begins Various Events 2 June–10 July 2017

King’s College London: Lecture: The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics 29 June 2017

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

Old Abbey Taphouse Manchester: Bringing Steam into Hulme: Chemists, Druggists and Beer Doctors 7 June 2017

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 2017

CHF: History Lab: Bodies and the Future 10 June 2017

Wellcome Library: Women in Engineering Wikithon 15 June 2017

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

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

TELEVISION:

Physics Today: Einstein historians give Genius a chance

Lady Science: The Languages of Violence in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: OSU – School of History, Philosophy, and Religion: Vesalius in Wonderland

France Culture: Quelle médecine pratiquait-on au Moyen Âge?

Youtube: Maladies and Medicines, J Evans & S Read

Youtube: Historical Recipes: Repast and Present: Food History Inside and Outside the Academy

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Clocking On

Science for the People: Built on Bones

Radio Canada: Aujourd’hui l’histoire: L’eugénisme, cette obsession de la pureté ethnique

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 136: Jennifer van Horn, Material Culture and the Making of America

Finding Ada: Ep. 9: Prof Elaine Chew & Dr Helen Scales

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Pavlov and his Dogs

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 279: Quadrivial Pursuits: the Oxford Caculators

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Greenwich: The State of Maritime Research 9 September 2017

University of Turku: CfP: Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-imagining the Christian Body 2-3 November 2017

Freud Museum London: Symposium: Freud in Cambridge: Hidden Histories of Psychoanalysis 1 July 2017

Musée Couvreur, Bruxelles: Conférence du Dr Xavier Riaud: La médecine à l’époque des guerres napoléoniennes 10 Juin 2017

Palgrave Communications: CfP (Special Issue): Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London: CfP: Controlling ‘Unseen’ Contagion: Disease, citizenship and mobility

Christ Church, University of Oxford: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century 19 March 2018

Bodleian Libraries: War, health and humanitarianism 16 June 2017

NICHE: Seed2: Call for Pitches: New Research in Environmental History

Espace Hamelin, Paris: Conférence Benjamin Delessert: La Table, entre santé et art culinaire 21 Juin 2017

Utrecht University: CfP: Funding bodies and late modern science 30 November–1 December 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

HSTM Network Ireland:  6th Robert Boyle Summer School 22–25 June 2017: What is science for?

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

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

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

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

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 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) 5-7 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:Workshop: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation 16-17August 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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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

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

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

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

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

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:

Universités Bordeaux et Bordeaux-Montaigne: Appel à Candidatures: Bourse de recherche doctorale 2017-2021

University of Kent: Project Officer: ‘Oral Health Inequalities, Oral Hygiene Cultures in England, 1870-1970’

The National Archives: Cataloguer – First World War Medical Records x 3

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Diseases of Modern Life. Nineteenth Century Perspectives Deadline 30 June 2017

 

 

 

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