Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #51

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 #51

Monday 07 July 2017


 It’s time for the penultimate edition of the third year of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM weekly links list delivering all of the histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

In my alter ego at the Renaissance Mathematicus I have often had occasion to comment on phrases and terms that I don’t think should be used when writing about #histSTM, ‘the first’, ‘the greatest’ etc, etc. Recently another such turn of phrase has pushed its way into my awareness that I think should be banned from articles on #histSTM.

The offending phrase takes the form of ‘if it wasn’t for X we wouldn’t have Y’. The implication being if a particular individual hadn’t been born/existed/lived then the particular piece of science, technology or whatever that they discovered/proved/invented would not have been discovered/proved/invented. The logical consequence of this piece of sloppy thinking is that X had something unique about themselves making it possible for them and only them to make that particular discovery/proof/invention. This is patent rubbish, as any brief survey of #histSTM would show.

When I first started getting interested in the history of science cases of dual discovery/invention were regarded as something very special even sensational – Newton/Leibniz and the calculus, Darwin/Wallace and evolution by natural selection etc. Deeper and wider investigation into the various areas of #histSTM have shown that far from being rare dual or multiple discovery/invention are almost the norm. This phenomenon is easily explained by the cliché ‘the time was ripe’. No discovery/proof/invention is ever unique to an individual and if X didn’t discover/prove/invent Y then Z would have done and very often already had but nobody had noticed yet.

So if you are writing about some figure in #histSTM please don’t say that if they hadn’t been born/existed/lived then some major discovery/proof/invention wouldn’t have been made because that claim is, with certainty, rubbish

 Quotes of the week:

Signpost dedicated to the memory of historian of science John V Pickstone below Win Hill, Derbyshire h/t Jack Kirby (@jdk653)

.“I served a slow cooked female deer with herbs to my family at my most recent dinner party.

Calling it “Roasted Dill Doe” was maybe unwise” – Bob Kostic (@causticbob)

“In the future, everybody will work in the White House for 15 minutes” – Andy Warhol Richard Littler (@richard_littler)

‘There exists a passion for comprehension [that is] rather common in children, but it gets lost in most people later on’ – Albert Einstein

“We in Britain could learn a lot from the Germans’ balanced, grown-up attitude to their own history (& thence their/our place in world today)” – Seb Falk (@Seb_Falk)

“”What if I’m a brain in a jar?” You are. It’s just that the jar is made of bone and muscle and you have nerve interfaces with it” – Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian” – Herman Melville

“The test of any axiom system lies in the theorems it produces” – Oswald Veblen

“Once wrote wryly on an exam, prove or disprove the following (but not necessary to do both). Student asked if I gave extra credit for both” – Math Prof (@mathematicsprof)

“Working definition of ‘mathematician’: someone who has received a crank communication about the value of π” – Colin Beveridge (@icecolbeveridge)

“Curious fact: William Rowan Hamilton was born midnight 3rd/4th August. History records his birthday as 4th, but he celebrated it on 3rd” – Irish Maths Archive (@IrishMathsFacts)

“You describe science as if it were a big organism which falls asleep when it drinks too much alcohol” – Feyerabend to Kuhn h/t Patrick McCray (@LeapingRobot)

Writing a lecture on argumentation and rhetoric. Found my all-time favourite request from an overzealous technical editor – Trisha Greenhaigh (@trishgreenhaigh)

 Anniversaries of the Week:

Marie Tharp born 30 July 1920

AGO: A Famous Ocean Floor Map

Primo Levi born 31 July 1919

 “…man is a centaur, a tangle of flesh and mind, divine inspiration and dust” – Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

Primo Levi ca. 1950s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Primo Levi and The Periodic Table

“More dangerous are the common men… ready to believe and to act without asking questions” – Primo Levi

Stephanie Kwolek born 31 July 1923

Stephanie Kwolek 1986
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Stephanie L. Kwolek

Helen Hogg born 1 August 1905

Helen Sawyer Hogg

SciHi Blog: Helen Hogg and the Globular Clusters

Maria Mitchell born 1 August 1814

Maria Mitchell (seated) inside the dome of the Vassar College Observatory, with her student Mary Watson Whitney (standing), ca. 1877
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maria Mitchell

SciHi Blog: Maria Mitchell and the Comets

brainpickings: How to Watch the Un-sunlike Sun: Solar Eclipse Tips from pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell

Vassar Observatory

John Tyndall born 2 August 1820

This is a cropped copy of an engraving of physicist John Tyndall (1820-1893). At the foot of the uncropped copy is the words: “Etch by H.B. Hall N.Y. 1878”.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Tyndall

The Royal Institution: Interactive Timeline: John Tyndall

The Royal Institution: John Tyndall resurrected

The Victorian Web: John Tyndall: Address Delivered Before the British Association Assembled at Belfast, With Additions, 1874

NASA: Earth Observatory: John Tyndall (1820–1893)

RSC: John Tyndall’s discovery of the ‘greenhouse effect’

SciHi Blog: John Tyndall and the Physics of Air

John Scopes born 3 August 1900

Photograph of John Scopes taken one month before the Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial. From the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Scopes


A memory of the great, formidable Hans Bethe, by physicist David Wark.

 Skulls in the Stars: The gallery of failed atomic models, 1903–1913

Voices of the Manhattan Project: George Kistiakowsky’s Interview

The New York Times: The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe

C–net: Apollo Mission Control team seeks to restore NASA site

AHF: Philip Abelson

The Guardian: Jodrell Bank’s heritage celebrated with listed status for telescope and buildings

A 1957 photograph of Professor Bernard Lovell (right) with structural engineer Charles Husband. Photograph: PA

SciHi Blog: Georges Charpak and the Multiwire Proportional Chamber

Dannen.com: Einstein to Roosevelt, August 2, 1939

The Catholic Astronomer: Benjamin Bannaker and the Practical Why of Astronomy

Nature Physics: The invention of dimension

AIP: This Month in Physics History: August 1932: Discovery of the Positron

Hyperallergic: The First Photographs of a Solar Eclipse

William and Frederick Langenheim, “Eclipse of the Sun” series of daguerreotypes (1854) (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Atlas Obscura: A Century of Eclipse Watching, in Photos

SciHi Blog: William Hamilton and the Quaternions

France Voyage: Sundials of the Hautes-Alpes

Wikiwand: Sine quadrant

Sinecal Quadrant or as it is known in Arabic: Rub‘ul mujayyab

ESA: rosetta blog: Cometwatch – 4 August

SciHi Blog: Neil Armstrong – the First Man of the Moon

The Inverse Square Blog: Eclipses Make People Crazy, Daniel Defoe Edition

NASA: Five Famous Pulsars from the Past 50 Years


Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Paul du Chaillu

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Navigation: An Even Shorter Introduction

SciHi Blog: Jean-François de La Pérouse and his Voyage around the World

The National Museum of American History: Lewis and Clark Expedition Pocket Compass

SciHi Blog: On the Road with Alexander von Humboldt

mapmania: Korean world map centered on the legendary Mount Meru in Central Asia – mid 4th century

SciHi Blog: Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and the Mont Blanc

Library of Congress: The geography of the great solar eclipse of July 14 MDCCXLVIII : exhibiting an accurate map of all parts of the Earth in which it will be visible, with the North Pole, according to the latest discoveries

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The House of Blaeu vs. The House of Hondius – The Battle of the Globes and Atlases

Portrait of Willem Janszoon Blaeu Artist unknown

The Public Domain Review: Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

SciHi Blog: Juan Sebastián Elcano and the First Circumnavigation of the Earth

Medievalists.net: The Osma Beatus Map: A Medieval and Christian View of the World

Osma Beatus Map

The Map House: Maps of the Month

Ptak Science Books: On Not-Missing the Not-Unhidden Darwin and his “Masterpiece” Map (1845)


Thomas Morris: The extra jaw

Remedia: Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

Exploring the history of prisoner health: Mentally Disordered Prisoners: Drawing on History

Hektoen International: The emperor and his physicians

Dr Alun Withey: Thomas Ribright: The Electrifying Optician of 18th-century London

The Washington Post: Marian Diamond, neuroscientist who gave new meaning to ‘use it or lose it,’ dies at 90

Marian Diamond

Effaced From History?: Tooth Worms

Thomas Morris: The other Horatio Nelson

JSTOR Daily: When Forced Sterilization Was Legal in the U.S.

SciHi Blog: Neal Elgar Miller and Biofeedback

Nursing Clio: Almost Fourteen: The Book That Stopped Me in My Research Tracks

Royal College of Surgeons: Anatomy a hymn in praise of the wisdom of God

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Understanding the Liver in the College Collections

Thomas Morris: The 43-year pregnancy

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: That Time of the Month in Victorian America

Pacific Standard: Charting the Rich History of Dyslexia Advocacy

CHF: Distillations: The Appeal of Hot Air

An illustration of ozone inhalation from “Principles of electro-medicine, electro-surgery and radiology: a practical treatise for students and practioners, with chapters on mechanical vibration and blood pressure technique,” ca. 1917.
flickr/International Archive Book Images

Nursing Clio: Elizabeth Blackwell in the Digital World

Thomas Morris: The slugs and the porcupine

Civil War Women: Matrons in Civil War Hospitals


SciHi Blog: Nicolas-Jacques Conté and the Pencil

SciHi Blog: George Baxter and the Color Printing Process

Conciatore: Alberico Barbini

MPR News: ‘The Hello Girls’ highlights the women who ran the WWI switchboards

Chasing Earhart: Amelia Earhart Was the First Millennial Hustler

Military.com: Chut, J’ecoute: US Army’s Use of Radio Intelligence in World War I


Smithsonian.com: Telegraph Recovered from the Wreck of the ‘Lusitania’

SciHi Blog: The Inventions of John Ericsson

Science Museum: John Smeaton and his whirling speculum

laststandonzombieisland: The story of how Remington helped win the air war

Smithsonian.com: The World Wide Web Was Almost Known as ‘The Mesh’

SciHI Blog: The Tower Subway the World’s First Tube Railway

London Tower Subway in 1870

AHF: Atomic Energy Commission

Mistaking histories: Catch! Attacking your enemy with words as well as weapons

Undiscovered Scotland: Wanlockhead Beam Engine

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications: 1915: How submarine cables are made, laid, operated and repaired

Tedium: Booting Up the Cash Register

BBC News: First plane landing on moving ship in Scapa Flow remembered

Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning’s feat was achieved in 1917
Crown Copyright

SciHi Blog: On the Road with Bertha Benz

SciHi Blog: Richard Leach Maddox revolutionized Photography

Atlas Obscura: Telegraph Field Valentia Island


The Appendix: Hunting Gorillas in the Land of Cannibals: Making Victorian Field Knowledge in Western Equatorial Africa

NICHE: Mapping Supply Chains for 19th Century Leather

SciHi Blog: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and the Evolution

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829)

The Press: Project launched to restore wildlife ponds

The Atlantic: The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes

SciHi Blog: Joseph Paxton – from Gardens to Architecture

Great Conservatory at Chatsworth, built from 1836 to 1841 and demolished in the 1920s

Smithsonian.com: This Renaissance Painting of Fruit Holds a Modern-Day Science Lesson

The #EnvHist Weekly

Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage: Myth and Matricide: How the Narwhal Got Its Tusk

History of Anthropology Newsletter: Web Roundup 7/21–8/4

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: Darwin’s Boulders

ZSL Let’s Work for Wildlife: Happy Birthday, Joan Procter

This marble bust of Joan Beauchamp Procter was sculpted by George Alexander and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1931. It was subsequently presented to the Zoological Society of London and is now permanently displayed with a commemorative bronze plaque at the entrance to the Reptile House at London Zoo
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BISH: The History of Penis in Vagina as Default Sex

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

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Smithsonian.com: Are Humans to Blame for the Disappearance of Earth’s Fantastic Beasts


Imperial War Museums: Mustard Gas and the Third Battle of Ypres

The National Archives: The problems with mustard gas

Université Catholique de Louvain: Prof. Istvan Marko (1956–2017)

Prof. Istvan Marko (1956-2017)

Contrepoints: Qui est István Markó, directeur scientifique de “Climat, 15 vérités qui dérangent”?

On this day in Chemistry: August 1 Joseph Priestly first prepared oxygen

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 2 – Friedrich Stromeyer

SciHi Blog: Leopold Gmelin and the Chemistry of Digestion

Leopold Gmelin (1788-1853)

AHF: Harold Delaney

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 3 – Richard Willstätter

Conciatore: Vitriol of Venus

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 2 – Germain Henri Hess


The Washington Post: David Jones, British chemist and ‘court jester in the palace of science,’ dies at 79

The New York Times: David E.H. Jones, Scientist Whose Alter Ego Challenged Conventions, Dies at 79

Linnean News: A Forum for Natural History – August 2017

Medievalists.net: Aristotle and the Medieval University: The Birth of a New Book Format

Making Science Public: Designer babies? Not again!

British Library: Collection Care blog: Do more together than we can ourselves: The unique partnership between curator and conservator

Atlas Obscura: Michael Faraday’s Laboratory

Edible Manhattan: On the Upper East Side, a Rare Book Library With 10,000 Titles on Food, Cooking and Nutrition

Mental Floss: 6 Famous Scientists and Inventors Who Struggled With Math

SciHi Blog: John Venn and the Venn Diagram

Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities: Volume 9, Issue 3 – Summer 2017

The BMJ Opinion: Richard Smith: What is science for?

f of Q: dispatches from a grad student: The documentarian becomes the documented

Ptak Science Books: Early Data Visualization (1817)



Science Book a Day: The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

The Washington Post: This is what happened when a man found a tiny meteorite

Legal History Blog: Sunday Book Review Roundup

History of the Human Sciences: ‘The life and times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest to California’

Boney Abroad: The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley

Matthew Lyons: Emigrants by James Evans

Contagions: Disease and Discrimination in Colonial Atlantic America

New Books Network: David Beer – Metric Power

New Books Network: Eric Ash – The Draining of the Fens… Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England

New Scientist: Wild tales of stuffy sharks, intimate otters and unloved horses

The Guardian: The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness review – England’s sheepish secrets

Royal Society Science Book Prize Shortlist

The Guardian: Royal Society science book prize shortlist tackles ‘the big questions’

Popular Science: Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017


Routledge: Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

Pen & Sword Books: Nurses of Passchendaele: Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns 1914–1918

University of Chicago Press: Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854–1921

Now Appearing: Big Data? So What?

Evolving Thoughts: Species: The evolution of the idea

Palgrave Macmillan: Executing Magic in the Modern Era


Imperial War Museum: Secret War

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

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


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 


archive.bridgesmathart.org: Émilie, an Opera about Love, Death, and Mathematics

The Guardian: ‘Nobody has one button’: Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder’s praises – and flaws

The Catholic Astronomer: The Heart of an Explorer: A reflection on the Futore Exploration of Mars In Light of the Lost City of Z

V&A: Ocean Liners: Speed & Style Opening 3 February 2018

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


National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Joseph Banks Lecture Series Wednesdays 13 September–4 October 2017

RSC: Women in Chemistry Wikithon 17 August 2017

The National Archives: PAST Introduction to Archival Research 12 October 2017

NYAM: Lecture Series: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle 22 August, 12 September, 5 October 2017

BSHS: Events at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford July–September 2017

NYAM: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

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


Blake’s Newton (1795) demonstrates his opposition to the “single-vision” of scientific materialism: Newton fixes his eye on a compass (recalling Proverbs 8:27, an important passage for Milton)[99] to write upon a scroll that seems to project from his own head. Source Wikimedia Commons

Newton after William Blake by Eduardo Paolozzi 1995 at the British Library Source: Wikimedia Commons




Youtube: Natural History Museum: Bill Bailey on Alfred Russel Wallace

Youtube: Hand Made Vacuum Tubes by Claude Paillard

Aerodynamic Media: B-29s “Fifi” and “Doc” Return to the Air for Formation Flight

Youtube: OUP: The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

BBC News: NASA Videos

Youtube: Swarthmore College: 1938: Einstein

Youtube: British Pathé: Herr Einstein Homeward Bound (1933)


npr: Tiffany Is Known for Lamps and Stained Glass, but He Made Magical Mosaics, Too

Bletchley Park: Podcast 49: Enigma from the other side

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 48. Taking Perspective: the Jain Theory of Standpoints

npr: Lessons From 2 War Zones Make a Difference in Medical Training


University of St Andrews: CfP: The St Andrews Book Conference: Print and Power 21–23 June 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

Art Hist: CfP: ART@S Bulletin vol. 7, no 2 (Fall 2018) Cartographic Styles and Discourse Deadline 22 September 2017

Swansee University: CfP: ‘The All-Seeing Eye’: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop 11 April 2018 Deadline 1 December 2017

The Foundling Museum: Symposium: Art, Charity & the Navy: The Greenwich & Foundling Hospitals 30 October 2017

Royal Holloway, University of London: CfP: Workshop: Animals and Emotions in History 17 November 2017

Contagions: CfP: Contagions sessions at the International Congress for Medieval Studies 2018

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; Oxford University: Knowledge in Context: Colloquium in Honour of Laurence Brockliss and Colin Jones 22–23 September 2017

The Royal Society: Conference: Joseph Banks: Science, Culture and Exploration, 1743–1820 14–15 September 2017

University of Oxford: Workshop: Digital Approaches to the History of Science 28 September 2017

Western University London, Ontario: Women Intellectuals in 18th Century Germany 20-21 October 2017

BSHS: Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neuman Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Actualités et appels à contribution: Actualités et appels à contribution: Journées d’études – Éditer l’histoire des sciences (France, XXème siècle) 14 et 15 septembre 2017

The Open University: CfP: Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 23 February 2018

University of Leeds: CfP: Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS 19–20 September 2017

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical da Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Abertas as inscrições para o workshop ‘História da Medicina Tropical’ 14 e 15 de dezembro de 2017

The Science Museum: Workshop: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era 31 August 2017

Le premier numéro de la revue Doc.Eu: Appel à contributions: Représentations du corps dans les sciences humaines et sociales Réception de l’article : 14 août 2017 au plus tard

Intellect Journals: CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Ordered Universe: Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

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

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

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

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

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)

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

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


St John’s College, Oxford: Research Assistant: History of Dyslexia Deadline 18 August 2017

UCL: STS: Teaching Fellow in History of Medicine and Science Deadline 25 August 2017

SIS: Grants

University of Bern: CSH Fellow in Philosophy of Science Deadline 1 November 2017

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