Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #47

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 #47

Monday 10 July 2017


 Time matches on and brings with it the newest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up by the Internet over the last seven days.

The Great Library of Alexandria is probably the most mythologised institution in the history of western knowledge. Its history has been used to illustrate the glory that was ancient Greece and its demise has been used to vilify the narrator’s adversary of choice.

Over time the destruction of the library was blamed on Islam, blaming it for the decline of scientific knowledge in the West. More recently militant atheists have blamed the destruction on early Christians in their attempts to falsely place the decline of science in late antiquity on the Catholic Church.

Historian Tim O’Neill has written an excellent post on his History for Atheists blog outlining and dismantling many of the historical myths associated with the Library of Alexandria. It’s a great read!

History for Atheists: The Great Myths 5: The Destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria

Bibliotecha Alexandrina Built both as a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented.
Photo: Carsten Whimster via Wikimedia Commons

Quotes of the week:

 “As historians, we have a responsibility for the future, not just the past.” – BSHS President Patricia Fara nails it in her BSHS2017 address

 “I spend almost all my professional life talking about genetics with various publics, and find that myths and misconceptions are universal” – Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford)

“I don’t want to be annale about this, but the pop historical focus on ‘events’ is part of the problem we have as a discipline” – Jonathan Healey (@SocialHistoryOx)

If you can’t say anything nice¹


¹Say it in a footnote – Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay)

“It was the best of Times Roman, it was the worst of Times Roman” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

“Luther apparently insisted his wife always addressed him as ‘Mr Doctor’” – Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

“Voles are still used as a unit of measurement in some timber yards.

1 vole = anything between 2-5 inches, mate” – Vole Facts (@Vole_Facts)

Richard Holmes Quote


“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained” – Marie Curie

“I thought Dr. Dee was a rare fool, talking to a polished black mirror. Then everyone else got an iPhone too” – William Shakespeare (@Shakespeare)

“It is not quite certain that the man who eats cakes rather greedily is acting from passion” – Galen

“My wife’s just asked what ‘mansplaining’ is. Not sure what to do” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Philosophy took a wrong turn when they decided to write it down” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Anniversaries of the Week:

Amelia Earhart disappeared 2 July 1937

Amelia Earhart standing under nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Amelia Earhart: Missing for 80 Years but not Forgotten

BBC News: Amelia Earhart: Does photo show she died a Japanese prisoner?

National Geographic: Top 3 Theories for Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance

Henrietta Swan Leavitt born 4 July 1868

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

SciHI Blog: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the Light of the Cepheids

E. Douglass born 5 July 1867

A. E. Douglass (1867-1962), holding a core for counting tree rings for dendrochronology
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: A. E. Douglass and the Dendrochronology

George Everest born 4 July 1790

SciHi Blog: Sir George Everest and his Trigonometry Survey of India

Robert Fitzroy born 5 July 1805

Robert FitzRoy circa 1855
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Fitzroy

Barometer by the late Admiral Fitzroy On Display in the Science Museum

The Shelf: Robert Fitzroy and the evolution of weather forecasting

Species of dolphin named by Darwin after Robert Fitzroy

Ellis Chesbrough born 6 July 1813

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ellis Chesbrough

ASCE: Ellis Sylvester Chesbrough

Tunnel under Lake Michigan built by Ellis Chesbrough to provide clean water to Chicago

Joseph Marie Jacquard born 7 July 1752

This portrait of Jacquard was woven in silk on a Jacquard loom and required 24,000 punched cards to create (1839). It was only produced to order. One of these portraits in the possession of Charles Babbage inspired him in using perforated cards in his analytical engine. It is in the collection of the Science Museum in London, England. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Marie Jacquard

CHF: Distillations: The French Connection

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Weaving the computer age

SciHi Blog: Joseph Marie Jacquard and the Programmable Loom

John Wheeler born 9 July 1911

John Archibald Wheeler in front of lake in Holstein before the Hermann Weyl-Conference 1985 in Kiel, Germany
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AIP: John Wheeler

AHF: John Wheeler


SciHi Blog: The Russian Dream to Land a Man on the Moon

SciHi Blog: Hugh L. Dryden and High Speed Aerodynamics

History Today: The Map: The Moon, 1647

SciHi Blog: The Supernova of 1054

Origins: Mariner 9: Opening the Martian Frontier

Nature: Pulsars still dazzle after 50 years

Astronomers Jocelyn Bell and Anthony Hewish saw the first pulsars fifty years ago. Hencoup Enterprises Ltd/SPL

SciHi Blog: Macquorn Rankine and the Laws of Thermodynamics

AHF: Seth Neddermeyer

Wired: How the Large Hadron Collider Almost Didn’t Work

SciHi Blog: Jordan Carson Mark and the Development of Thermonuclear Weapons

HAO: Rudolf Wolf (1816–1893)

The universe in motion: Apian’s Cosmographia

The BPL’s copy of the first edition of Cosmographia contains an extremely rare variant state of the title page and a fascinating 16th-century provenance.

APS: This Month in Physics History: June 1849: Fizeau publishes results of speed of light experiment

Atlas Obscura: The Long, Weird Half-Life of Trinitite

ESA: Tribute to the Space Shuttle

Linda French: Searching for John Goodricke

Portrait of John Goodricke at age 19 or 20.

Linda French: John Goodricke

Forbes: How We Know Copernicus Wasn’t a Priest

A.V. Club: Blast off with the USSR’s failed answer to the Space Shuttle


Map candy! Utterly wonderful 1686 French map of the Kingdom of Siam – Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

 Vintage Visualizations: Geological Map of the U.S.

National Geographic: Charming 19th-Century Atlases Were the Facebook of Their Day

Solomon Harkey of Montgomery County, Illinois, appears to have owned a lovely farm and a very fine horse.

Smithsonian.com: From Ptolemy to GPS; the Brief History of Maps

USGS: Mapping Yorktown


SciHi Blog: The Medical Breakthroughs of Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch

BBC News: Cardiff military medical museum design plan unveiled

The Public Domain Review: A Collection of Very Valuable and Scarce Pieces relating to the Last Plague in the Year 1665 (1721)

Hektoen International: Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard

Academia: Monica H. Green, “Bibliography on Medieval Women, Gender and Medicine, 1980–2009” (2010)

British Naval History: “Convenient in any Exigency”: The Transcendence of the Medicine Chest from the Professional to the Domestic

Medicine chest belonging to Sir Benjamin Outram and reputedly used at the battle of Copenhagen 1801. Photograph courtesy Royal Museums Greenwich.

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Article Roundup

People’s History of the NHS: What can we learn from the (often gruesome) history of food in hospitals and prisons…

Thomas Morris: The amphibious infant

Mistaking Histories: Imaginary body parts

Nursing Clio: Sex, Secrecy, and Abuse in a 19th-Century Workhouse

Hyperallergic: The False Advertising of Sophistically Decorated, 19th-Century Pharmaceutical Trade Cards

Trade card advertising Ayer’s Hair Vigor

SciHi Blog: Rudolf Albert von Kölliker and the Origins of Embryology

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Everyday Heroes: A Story of Self-Sacrifice & Bubonic Plague

Mistaking Histories: Birth and risk: perceiving risk in historical societies

The History of Vaccines: 7/6/1885 Rabies Vaccine Used in Humans

Readers Digest: What did Charles Dickens know about medicine?

Civil War Women: Diaries of Civil War Nurses

Thomas Morris: Hook, line and Liston

News Network Archaeology: Sixth Century ‘Medical Recipe’ of Greek Physician Hippocrates Found in St Catherine’s Monastery

npr: ‘Nurse, Spy, Cook:’ How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

Remedia: Crafting a (Written) Science of Surgery: The First European Surgical Texts

Geri Walton: Battlefield Medicine and Triage Innovator Dominique Jean Larrey


SciHi Blog: Ottmar Mergenthaler – a Second Gutenberg

timesunion: Black GE worker left lasting legacy

Smithsonian.com: Predictions for Educational TV in the 1930s

SciHi Blog: The RMS Britannia and the Transatlantic Postal Service

Science Daily: Ancient concrete: Learning to do as the Romans did

The Guardian: Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays

Samples from this Ancient Roman pier, Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy, were studied with X-rays at Berkeley Lab.
Credit: J.P. Oleson

AHF: Los Alamos Innovations: High-Speed Photography

Conciatore: Olearius on Glass

Conciatore: An Art of Fire

Bell Founders Database

Heritage Calling: 10 Winning Facts about Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit

The Public Domain Review: Manuscript Handbook of Firework Design (1785)

Smithsonian.com: Take a Look at the Patents Behind Sliced Bread

Tedium: When Time Became Money


History on the buses in Monmouthshire – and beyond: Usk: birthplace of Alfred Russel Wallace

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Smithsonian.com: When Diplodocus Invaded Europe

SciHi Blog: Vincent Joseph Schaefer and the Cloud Seeding

The Guardian: Dinosaur skeleton discovered under Surrey brick factory

Cabinet: Sparks of Life

C. H. Fritsche, Firework on the Elbe on the Occasion of the Visit of the King of De­nmark, 6 June 1709, ca. 1709. King Frederik IV of Denmark’s initials—F.4.R.D.—can be seen on the fireworks cas­tle in the middle of the river. Courtesy Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

J R Coll Physicians Edinb: Rhubarb (Rheum species): the role of Edinburgh in its cultivation and development

The New York Times: In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration

Londonist: In Search of the Lost Mosque of Kew Gardens

Nature: Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

The Telegraph: The remarkable life of archaeologist and adventurer Arthur Evans

lehmann.ny-carlsbergfondet.dk: The woman who discovered the Earth’s solid inner core

Atlas Obscura: Whale Jaw of Schiermonnikoog

SciHI Blog: Camillo Golgi and the Golgi Aparatus

British Geological Survey: J D Hooker slide collection

Tetrapod Zoology: The Microsaurs of Yore

The New York Times: In a Lost Baby Tooth, Scientists Find Ancient Denisovan DNA

BSHS: Florence Bell: The Other ‘Dark Lady of DNA’?

Atlas Obscura: Boole House: An important landmark in the history of algebraic logic

Abroad in the Yard: If Doggerland Had Not Drowned

The Hill: Why removing Yellowstone grizzlies from endangered species list is wrong

Science News: DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories


SciHi Blog: Marie Curie – Truly an Extraordinary Woman

AHF: Marie Curie

New Scientist: Up and atom: The fights to put people into the periodic table

Chemistry World: The Weizmann contribution

ACS Publications: Celebrating the Life and Career of Mildred S. Dresselhaus – The Queen of Carbon


Will Pooley: Asking the Wrong Questions

BSHS: Viewpoint

Irish Philosophy: Saving Science from Pseudo-facts

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

Metropolitan Science: London 1600-1800 workshop: Day1

Metropolitan Science: London 1600-1800 workshop: Day2

The MIT Press: Internet Archive collaboration with the MIT Press and Arcadia to digitize and provide access to hundreds of MIT Press backlist titles

ASU: ASU alumnus lands gig at the Smithsonian

University of Oxford: New Website: The History of Dyslexia

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jim Walther’s Interview

Financial Times: Science communication: a graduate’s guide to a growth industry

The Hindu Business Line: The flower in the bullet

History of Anthropology: Newsletter

University of Manchester: In Conversation With: Professor Matthew Cobb

Nautilus: Monsters, Marvels, and the Birth of Science



Popular Science: A Mind at Play – Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman

Routledge: Author Q&A Session with Alain Touwaide

New Scientist: How the living world has changed, by the woman who changed it

Popular Science: Is the Universe a Hologram? – Adolfo Plasencia

The New York Times: Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond

The Renaissance Mathematicus: All at sea


Mongols China and the Silk Road: Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World

Nature: Books in brief

London Review of Books: The Superhuman Upgrade

LSE: Fossil Capital: The Rise of Stem Power and the Roots of Global Warming by Andreas Malm

OUP blog: How to measure social pain


Historiens de la santé: The Nurses of Passchendaele: Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns 1914 – 1918

Enfilade: Empire of the Senses: Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America

Historiens de la santé: La médecine de guerre en Grèce ancienne

Techniques & Culture: Low Tech/High Tech

Historiens de la santé: Plague and Music in the Renaissance

Historiens de la santé: Conserving health in early modern culture. Bodies and environments in Italy and England

University of Washington Press: Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America

Historiens de la santé: Collecting Recipes: Byzantine and Jewish Pharmacology in Dialogue

Natural History Museum: Discovering Dorothea: The Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bates

Historiens de la santé: Reasoning Against Madness: Psychiatry and the State in Rio de Janeiro, 1830-1944

The Medieval Globe Books: TMG 1 (2014): Pandemic Diseases in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death, de. Monica Green (oa)


The Guardian: Museum risks wrath of Inuit with display from tragic Artic voyage

The Times: The Major Tom of the Arctic

IET: Archives online exhibitions

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

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

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 


The Guardian: The Hidden Figures effect: inspiring a new generation of women

The Map Room: A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary is Coming

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


NYAM: Talk: Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC 22 August 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal Plants Lecture: Dangerous Plants 17 July 2017

NYAM: Summer & Fall 2017 Catalog of Events

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

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

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


Beagle being hailed by native Fuegians during the survey of Tierra del Fuego, painted by Conrad Martens who became ship’s artist in 1833
Source: Wikimedia Commons




Youtube: Guinness World Records: First Trans-Atlantic Crossing in a Hot Air Balloon

Youtube: US National Archives: Toxic Propellant Hazards

Youtube: The British National Health Service (1948)

A Room of Our Own: Why Should We Care About the Failure of the British Computing Industry

Youtube: British Movietone: Albert Einstein Interview – Sound

Youtube: Evolution Story in a Minute: Natural Selection and Adaptation | HHMI BioInteractive Video

Youtube: Cosmic Origin of the Chemical Elements: Introduction and Overview (Ep. 1)


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

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Caroline Herschel and the Comets

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Bird Migration

BBC Radio 4: Women’s Hour: Marie Hicks explores the history behind sexist science at 11:03 mins

History Extra: Hans Sloane and the British Museum

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 46 – No Four Ways About It: Nāgārjuna’s Tetralemma


Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

National Maritime Museum: Conference: Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of the Arctic 21–22 July 2017

Ordered Universe: Publications

Toronto, Ontario: Preliminary Program: HSS Annual Meeting 9–12 November 2017

Middlesex University: 2nd CLE Colloquium for Philosophy and History of Formal Sciences: “Logic and Computing” 19–21 July 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Cannabis: Global Histories 19–20 April 2018 Deadline 15 January 2018

Societate și Politică: CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Deadline 15 December 2017

University of Exeter: Symposium: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4–6 September 2017

BPS: A BPS Flagship Event: Women in Psychology: From Invisibility to Influence 19 October 2017

ESA: History of Europe in space: Call for Contributions: ESA History Project Deadline 30 July 2017

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

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

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

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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

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

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

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


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

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


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 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

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

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


Birkbeck, University of London: MA History of Science and Medicine

HSS: Society Associate (Coordinator)

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities: Applied Research Collaborative PhD Studentships: Gender and Mental Health in the West of Scotland c. 1970–­1990

l’Université du Mans: Contrat post-doctoral: Appel à candidatures: Les clubs jungiens en Europe. Histoire de la réception « par le bas » de l’œuvre de Jung et de la constitution du premier réseau européen de patients en psychothérapie (1913-1944)




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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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