Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #46

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 #46

Monday 03 July 2017


Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dredge up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Popular myth implies that Charles Darwin somehow came up with his theory of evolution by natural selection in splendid isolation, the classic lone genius. As with all lone genius narratives this is of course rubbish. Even before his voyage on the Beagle, as a young man, he was already well known in nineteenth-century natural history circles, which is why he was recommended for the post at all. Following his return, despite his withdrawal to Down House, he became a leading in the natural history community, corresponding widely with other experts in the field.

One of Darwin’s closest friends and collaborators was the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was born two hundred years ago on 30 June 1817. In his own way Dalton deserves to be as well known, as Darwin but isn’t.

An 1854 illustration showing Hooker with his Lepcha collectors in Sikkim (Mezzotint by William Walker after a painting by Frank Stone)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The son of Sir William Hooker, who was also a famous botanist, he undertook expeditions to the Antarctic between 1839 and 1843, was botanist on the Geological Survey of Great Britain 1846/47. He undertook voyages to the Himalayas and India from 1847 to 1851, Palestine 1860, Morocco 1871 and the US in 1877. He became an assistant director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew and succeeded his father as director 1865. He was awarded the Royal Medal in 1854, the Copley Medal in 1887 and the Darwin Medal in 1892 was President of the Royal Society and received numerous other awards and honours. His publications were extensive and genre defining.

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Dalton Hooker

Nature: Botany: He made plants a profession

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker Collection

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Botany on Ice: Joseph Dalton Hooker’s Antarctic Journal

Cambridge Digital Library: Darwin-Hooker Letters

botanicus: Hooker, Joseph Dalton (1817–1911)

Hooker on exploring Himalayas “The cliffs were impracticable, the snow beds too slippery, & the icy torrents we crossed bitterly cold”

Herbert Spencer gave J.D. Hooker a cutthroat razor. A Hooker family heirloom

Quotes of the week:

 “In London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in” – Paddington Bear

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water” – Galileo Galilei

“I hate when people say “you’ll be on the wrong side of history.” As though the goal of our lives is to be judged well by future strangers” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“”Champagne Socialist” = “Person who supports policies that will in no way benefit them because they’re the right thing to do”. Odd insult” – Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew)

“Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work worthy the interposition of a Deity. More humble and I believe truer to consider him created from animals” – Charles Darwin, 1838

“In what manner the mental powers were first developed is as hopeless an enquiry as how life itself first originated. These are problems for the distant future if ever they are to be solved by man” – Charles Darwin 1871

“The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable” – John Tyndall 1868

“A book index that misidentifies pages is like a lover who lies about an assignation” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“If history teaches us anything, it is that no matter how evil a state is, once it has been reformed, a sizable proportion will later idolise it the way it was” – John S. Wilkins (@john_s_wilkins)

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine” – Benjamin Franklin

“Geography is the eye of history”- Hakluyt’s dedication to Sir Walter Raleigh in his English trans. of “De orbe novo decades” in 1612

“I come from the school of thought that believes that the universe was formed in Zagreb. I’m a Croatianist” – Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy)

“One should never mistake pattern for meaning”– Iain M. Banks

“I have spent a lot of this year trying to convince taxi drivers that being an academic is extremely glamorous…” – Sara Barker (@DrSKBarker)

Birthday of the Week:

 999 – The World’s first telephone emergency service born 30 June 1937

Rotary phone dial
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC Radio 4: Archive on 4: 999 – Which Service Do You Require?

iPhone first went on sale 29 June 2007

Original iPhone
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: iPhone at 10: how it changed everything

Sky News: iPhones celebrates its 10th anniversary with over a billion sold

New York Times: The iPhones Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth

WSJ: How the iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories od Missteps and Triumphs

WNYC: From Cupertino to Kenya: How the iPhone Changed the World

The Guardian: Ten years after its launch, the iPhone is both a miracle and a menace

The theory of evolution by natural selection first presented to the public 1 July 1858

The Writers Almanac: July 1, 2017: on this day: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution first presented to a public audience

Amy Johnson born 1 July 1903

Google Doodle: Amy Johnson’s 114th Birthday

Science Museum: Amy Johnson’s Birthday

IET: Archives biographies: Amy Johnson 1903–1941

Maria Goeppert Mayer born 28 June 1906

Maria Goeppert Mayer walking into the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maria Goeppert Mayer

Roy J. Plunkett born 26 June 1910

SciHI Blog: Roy J. Plunkett and the Discovery of Teflon

Hans Bethe born 2 July 1906

Hans Bethe
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Hans Bethe – Biography

AHF: Hans Bethe

Charles Messier born 26 June 1730

Charles Messier
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Charles Messier


SciHi Blog: Charles Messier and the Nebulae


 Rembert Dodoens born 29 June 1516

Rembert Dodoens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Rembert Dodoens and the Love for Botanical Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Of Herbs and Herbals

Augustus De Morgan born 27 June 1806

Augustus De Morgan
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A lover of paradoxes

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Augustus De Morgan

Student of De Morgan’s drawing of one of his lectures. University College London archives. h/t @mathshistory

William Bragg born 2 July 1862

William Bragg
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Sir William Henry Bragg and his Work with X-Rays

Science Museum: Bragg X-ray spectrometer, England, 1910–1926


Atlas Obscura: Bighorn Medicine Wheel

The New York Times: Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99

Elias Burstein, who died this month in Bryn Mawr, Pa., was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators.

AHF: Maurice Shapiro

SciHi Blog: Sophie Germain and the Chladni Experiment

AHF: Edward C. Creutz

SciHi Blog: George Ellery Hale and the Magnetic Fields in Sunspots

The World of David Darling: Encyclopedia of Science: Secchi, Rev. Pietro Angelo (1818–1878)

Heritage Calling: Saving Lives with Clocks and Telescopes

A view of the newly-constructed Royal Observatory, about 1696. National Maritime Museum | BHC1812

OAR: INAF Astronomical Observatory of Rome: A Short History

Smithsonian.com: The Crazy Story of the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test

New Scientist: Mary Somerville: Queen of 19th-century science


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Briant O’Neill: Our ‘birth document,’ a bargain at $275k

Royal Museums Greenwich: Sea charts and maps

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center: Julianna Carpenter (15) Map of the world

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Grafton Tyler Brown, Trailblazing Cartographer of the American West

Christie’s: Valuable Books and Manuscripts: Gilt Brass Terrestrial Globe – After Demongenet, François

Atlas Obscura: Britain’s Futile Attempt to Keep American Colonists from Taking Tribal Land

National Library of Scotland: Researching the ‘Chimney Map’

The map after conservation


 “My 96yo grandmother’s mother had 16 children who lived to adulthood. Contraception women control was the most important technology of 20th cent” – Alex King (@AlexKing3rd)

 Thomas Morris: Killed by a corkscrew

Cleveland.com: Smallpox epidemic ravaged Cleveland 115 years ago, killed 224

Thomas Morris: She needs a finger

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

Dr Jacob Mende Da Costa

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Irritable Heart and Coping with the Trauma of War

Nursing Clio: Mail-Order Abortion: A History (and a Future?)

Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing: History, Theory and Practices of Nature and Wellbeing

Eastern Daily Press: Medical records, 19th century photographs and original casebooks: An interactive look at Norfolk’s mental health history

Hektoen International: Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery

Early Modern Medicine: Medicinal Marsh Mallows

B0008929 Althaea officinalis
Credit: Dr Henry Oakeley. Wellcome Images

Thomas Morris: The guillotine – life after death

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Harvard Prevention Research Center and Steven L. Gortmaker Collections Open to Research

The Washington Post: A scientist needed help studying Neanderthal teeth – so he asked his dentist

Slate: The Vault: Map Shows the Most Syphilitic States in the Union

Society History Technology: What if Beddoes & Davy Had Attempted Surgical Anesthesia in 1799?

The Historian: Workshop report: The uses of historical medical photography

Some of our workshop pictures.

Sara’s Blog: Birth Figures

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum: Cornelia Hancock

Emerging Civil War: An Elusive Doctor at Gettysburg

Open Culture: Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanlytic Drawings Show How He First Visualized the Ego, Superego, Id & More

Nursing Clio: Disability, Responsibility, and the Veteran Pension Paradox

The H-Word: Blood, Sweat and Ice? During the 60th anniversary of the IGY let’s celebrate Antarctic physiology too.

Evacuation of Dr. Ronald S. Shemenski from the British Antarctic Survey Rothera Research Station, April 26, 2001. The airlift operation was the riskiest rescue effort ever by a small plane to the South Pole, as the weather makes any flights to the South Pole extremely hazardous from late Februray until November. (AP Photo/British Antarctic Survey) Photograph: AP

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies: Entre secours et guérison: les enfants de la polio à Montréal vus par les philanthropes, 1930-1955

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History: Le mythe des deux solitudes. Des relations entre les psychiatres francophones et anglophones dans le Montréal des années 1950

Map showing the spread of the Black Death in Europe (1346-53)
Source: Wikimedia Commons


IEEE Spectrum: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Atlas Obscura: The 1930s ‘Pedestrian Catcher’ That Promised to End Jaywalking Deaths

Sci Hi Blog: Joshua Slocum and his first single-handed sail around the World

Conciatore: Glass Headhunters

Conciatore: Turquoise Glass

History Extra: Tower Bridge: Uncovering the history of a London landmark

Work on Tower Bridge could be strenuous and dangerous. (Tower Bridge Exhibition)

Tedium: More Dialing, More Weirdness

Open Culture: How Ada Lovelace, Daughter of Lord Byron, Wrote the First Computer Program in 1842 – a Century Before the First Computer

Atlas Obscura: When ‘Broadway’s Greatest Quarter-Snatcher’ Was a Photo Booth

IEEE Spectrum: Chip Hall of Fame

Timeline: Pre-photographic pictures of hot air balloon accidents show the perils of late modernity

The death of Sophie Blanchard in 1819. (Wikimedia)

uCatholic: This Nun Was the First Woman to Earn a PhD in Computer Science

Atlas Obscura: How Green Bay, Wisconsin Became the Toilet Paper Capital of the World


Cambridge Library Collection Blog: Gilbert White of Shelborne

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Geological Society of London: Men, methods and materials: exploring the historical connections between geology and medicine

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Did Eratosthenes really measure the size of the earth?

Prospect: Did Darwin miss something? The 100-year-old book that rivalled “The Origin of Species” – and still shapes science today

The Royal Society: Publishing blog: Fossils in trees

The evolutionary history of the vertebrates as a phylogeny, including many unlabelled extinct lineages from the fossil record, taken from Haeckel’s 1905 Evolution of Man. Source: Wikimedia.

e-Perimetron: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2017) Table of Contents

Forbes: The Tunguska Event: Still a Mystery After 107 Years

Geschichte der Geologie: Ein Geologe im Land der Bestie

Geschichte der Geologie: Das mysteriöse Tunguska – Ereignis

Planetary Science Institute: 1908 Siberia Explosion: Reconstruction an Asteroid Impact from Eyewitness Accounts

The Guardian: How Antarctica became home to a new kind of scientific diplomacy

By the end of the IGY in 1958, Antarctica’s population had risen dramatically thanks to the sudden proliferation of science bases. Illustration: Tom Woolley Illustration/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

BBC News: The rock that records how we all got here

History of Knowledge: Visual Epistemology and a Short History of the Monstrous Races

Common-Place: Early America’s Guide to Sex: Aristotle’s Masterpiece

NICHE: An American in Indigenous Ontario

Historical DeWitticisms: Race Relations in Early Park Films

The Conversation: A map that fills a 500-million year gap in Earth’s history

Modern plate tectonic boundaries. But how do we map the Earth like this in the past? NASA’s Earth Observatory

Fossil History: Darwin’s Worst Nightmare Part III: Conclusion of a Colossal Coincidence

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The Guardian: Jennifer Doudna: ‘I have to be true to who I am as a scientist’

SciHi Blog: Leo Frobenius and German Ethnology

indy100: This is what the world looked like 300 million years ago

Pangea World Map
Picture: (Massimo Pietobon)


SciHi Blog: Mikhail Tsvet – the Father of Chromatography

Smithsonian.com: The Great Uprising: How a Powder Revolutionized Baking

SciHi Blog: Frank Rattray Lillie and the Fertilization Process

Chemistry World: Seaborg’s americium dispute put to bed 60 years later

SciHi Blog: Emil Erlenmayer and the Erlenmayer Flask

Photo of Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn Chemistry: On This Day in Chemistry: June 29th: Norwegian chemist Peter Waage was born on this day 1833

Learn Chemistry: On This Day in Chemistry: June 30th: Sir Humphrey Davy announced the discovery of magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr) and barium (Ba) on this day in 1808

SciHi Blog: Stephen Mouton Babcock and the Babcock Test


The Guardian: Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Revelatory Evolution and Cosmological Creation Tales: when science is presented like a religion

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 3 – July 2017 Table of Content

Whipple Library Books Blog: Benchara Branford: Philosophy, Geometry, and the Education of the Individual

SciHi Blog: James Smithson’s Last Will

A young James Smithson, dressed in Oxford regalia, by James Roberts, ca. 1786

Nature: Intuition harnessed in the name of particle packing

AEON: New tech only benefits the elite until the people demand more 

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Washington Post: Grass roots activists won the war on smoking. Can they win the war on climate change?

reddit Ask Historians: How to learn History of Science without being Whiggish?

Popular Science: Where are the chemistry popular science books?

Annals of Science: Artisanal-scientific Experts in Eighteenth-century France and Germany

Voices of the Manhattan Project: John Coster-Mullen’s Interview

Rachel Hammersley: Intellectual Biography as Memorialisation

Physics Today: What it was like to be peer reviewed in the 1860s

AEON: Everyone fails, but only the wise find humility


History Extra: A brief history of medieval magicBOOK REVIEWS:

Hannah’s Bookshelf: Special Guests Sara Read and Jennifer Evans – 24/06/2017

Dynamic Ecology: Brief book reviews: four popular science and history of science books

Contagions: Roundtable on Campbell’s Climate, Disease, and Society in the Late Medieval World

New Book Network: Islamophobia and Racism in America

fivebooks.com: Jim Baggott on Where Physics Meets Philosophy

The Junto: Guest Post: Review of Bassi, An Aqueous Territory

Popular Science: Inferior – Angela Saini

Physics Today: Five summer reading picks

New Books Network: Brian Clegg – The Reality Frame: Relativity and Our Place in the Universe

the Net economy: Forget the Insight of a Lone Genius – Innovation Is an Evolving Process of Trial and Error

New Books Network: Thomas Hazlett – The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone

The New York Times: How an Agency of Oddballs Transformed Modern War and Modern Life


University of Chicago Press: Orchid: A Cultural History

NIH: U.S. National Library of Medicine: New Illustrated History of the National Library of Medicine

Bloomsbury Publishing: Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Historien de la santé: La guerre biologique. Aventures françaises

Routledge: Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

Historien de la santé: La saison des apparences. Naissance des corps d’été


Philly.com: Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Environment & Society Portal: Virtual Exhibitions: The Northwest Passage: Myth Environment, and Resources

Circumpolar routes. The map shows the different shipping routes across the Arctic. Source: Arctic Council, “Circumpolar Routes,” Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, available at arcticdata.is.

Tampa Bay History Center: The Florida-Cuba Connection 4 July 2017–28 January 2018

Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland Maine

Musée « La Boverie » de Liège: La leçon d’Anatomie – 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine 21 Juni 2017–17 Septembre 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker – Trailblazing global botanist and explorer

BBC News: Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ legacy

University of Otago Library: Special Collections Exhibitions: Intrepid Journeys: Travelling with the Hakluyt Society 16 June–8 September 2017

Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc: Inventer pour guérir. François Humbert (1776-1850), une aventure médicale meusienne 27 Mai–23 Septembre

Wellcome Collection: A museum of modern nature 22 June–8 October 2017

BBC News: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens after revamp

Royal Museums Greenwich: Maritime Memories Machine Tour 8 June–27 August 2017

Bletchley Park: Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker 15 May 2017–15 May 2019

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

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

Union College, NY: Maps hold key to Adirondacks history in new exhibit runs till 29 September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 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

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science


Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: – 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


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


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

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

Gallica Rose

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

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 


Variety: Paramount, Lorne Michaels Developing Autism Book ‘Neurotribes’ as Movie

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


Royal Museums Greenwich: One-day course: Sir John Franklin’s Artic exploration 25 July and 21 October 2017

Cardiff Naturalist Society: Cardiff Naturalist Society marks 150th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events

CHF: History Lab: Fiction and the Future 12 August 2017

University of Glasgow: Talk: Tapeworms in/as Body in Early Modern Europe – Lianne McTavish 7 July 2017

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Fashionable Medicine: syphilis, Spas and Melancholy 8-12 August 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL Tour: A head apart from the body 13 July 2017

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

British Library: Keith Houston: The Book 3 July 2017

ICE: Smeaton Lecture 18 July 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

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


Vädersolstavlan (“The Sun Dog Painting”) Jacob Heinrich Elbfas 1636
(the Elbfas painting is a copy of the original, now lost, done in 1535 by Urban målare )
Storkyrkan, Stockholm




Ecology of the Past: Exploring Ancient Cesspits in Deventer (Netherlands) (in Dutch)

Youtube: BBC Teach: Hunting for History

Youtube: The Royal Institution: Why Doesn’t the Earth Fall into the Sun?

Youtube: Why all world maps are wrong

Youtube: Huxley-Wilberforce Debate

Youtube: Under the Knife: Episode 15 – Dead Men’s Teeth

Youtube: UWTV: How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past


BBC Radio 4: Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Man Who Found Physics in Shells, Seeds and Bees

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 140: Tamara Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch: 19th-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 281. Monica Green on Medieval Medicine


University of Düsseldorf: CfP: The Generalized Theory of Evolution 31 January–3 February 2018

BJHP: CfP: Special Issue: Women and the History of Philosophy Deadline 31 January 2018

The American University of Paris: Appel à communications: Conférence internationale pluridisciplinaire d’histoire de la sexologie: Sexologies et théories de la sexualité. Traduction, appropriation, problématisation, médicalisation 30-31 Octobre 2017 Soumission des propositions 15 Juillet 2017

Ecole des Mines Paris Tech: Appel à communications: Techno*Care / Les technologies du « care » en santé 12 décembre 2017 avant le 14 juillet 2017 

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies 8 July 2017

Numéro de la revue Itinéraires 2018-2: Appel à articles: Le merveilleux scientifique en spectacle (1850-1940) Date limite de réception des propositions : 14 juillet 2017

BSHS: Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

King’s University College London, Ontario: CSTHA: Appel à communiquer: Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique 3–5 November 2017 Date limite: 30 juin 2017

Rice University: CfP: Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery 23–24 February 2018 Deadline 15 September 2017

University Paris Diderot: ISPC Paris Conference: Programme 3-6 July 2017

Early Modern Low Countries: Call for Articles: A multidisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries

Royal Museums Greenwich: Talks & Courses: Mapping the past, exploiting the future : cartographies and understandings of the Artic 21-22 July 2017

Pittsburgh, PA: CfP: 2018 NEMLA Conference: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe Deadline 29 September 2017

Unsettling Scientific Stories: Conference: Imagining the History of the Future 27–29 March 2018

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Translating Medicine in the Pre-modern World: Knowledge and Practice 23-24 June 2017 Wellcome Trust & Library, London: Materials, Images, Texts 7-8 July 2017

University of Oxford: CfP: Conference: The Human Body and World War II 23–24 March 2018 Deadline 1 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: ESA History Conference 23–24 November 2017 Deadline 30 July 2017

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Trivent Publishing Series: History and Archaeology: Call for Contributions: Same Bodies, Different Women: Witches, Whores, and Handicapped

University of Kent: History of Medicine and Health – MA

Lady Science: Seeking Writers for Technological Memoir Special Series

University of York: Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World c. 1350–1800: A new collaborative project to be kickstarted with two conferences

International History of Cartography: Future Venues: 27th Conference Belo Horizonte, Brazil 9-14 July 2017 28th Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-19 July 2019

University of Leeds: Call of Participants: Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs 7 September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 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

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

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


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 York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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 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

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 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

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

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


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


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

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

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017


H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 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

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 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

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

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

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


AHRC Partnership Award: PhD: A Paper World: The Collection and Investigation of Plant Materials for Paper Making c.1830–1914

Institute of Advanced Studies: School of Historical Studies: Call for Applications: Opportunities for Scholars 2018–2019

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Curator, Early Modern Collections

Science Museum Group: Registration Manager

Deutsches Museum: Scholar-in-Residence Program

THE WITS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (WiSER) UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Medical Humanities: Re-considering lung disease in South Africa : the politics of data and materiality in a century of mine silicosis




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