Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #52

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 #52

Monday 14 July 2017


We have the final edition of the third year of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list brining you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dig up in the furthest reaches of the Internet.

There is a stupid saying in German that everything has an end and only the sausage has two. It is with a feeling of sadness but also one of relief that I am announcing that this is not just the final edition of year three of Whewell’s Gazette but the final edition; Whewell’s Gazette is no more.

I am sad because Whewell’s Gazette is one hundred per cent my baby. I conceived it, I birthed it, I nurtured it and I have watched it grow and mature over one hundred and fifty six information packed issues; now I have taken the decision to kill it off.

I actually took this decision many months ago but decided then to complete three full years before I pulled the plug and let my baby sink into cyber oblivion. Producing Whewell’s Gazette has come to consume much, in fact too much, of my life in terms of both time and effort and that is why I have a feeling of relief in letting it go.

The personal satisfaction that I have garnered through producing this gazette has for a long time not been enough to compensate for the number of unpaid hours that I have devoted to its production every week. I’m not even sure that if those hours had been adequately remunerated that I would have found enough satisfaction to keep going; I actually seriously doubt it.

Editing Whewell’s Gazette for three years has been a learning process. I have discovered just how much #histSTM material is being put out every week on the Internet and I’m sure there is even more that I didn’t succeed in gathering up in my sweeps of cyberspace. The Internet #histSTM community is healthy and productive and it is to be hoped that it will long remain so. On a personal trivial level my weekly endeavours have improved both my highly deficient typing and spelling skills and that at least is something that I will take with me into my own personal #histSTM future.

For the foreseeable future I shall continue to write my Renaissance Mathematicus blog, which does give me the personal satisfaction that I miss here. Over the last three years I have used my Twitter stream to collect the links that I have then published here and I intend to continue doing so. This means that if you follow me on Twitter (@rmathematicus) you can find all of this links that would have appeared here if I had continued to collate them for Whewell’s Gazette. You will of course have to filter the #histSTM tweets and retweets out from the jazz and jam rock, political and humorous tweets and retweets that I also send into cyberspace daily.

When I decided to end Whewell’s Gazette I also decided not to produce any form of special final edition but to leave the same mundane way as I started with just the regular links list, so to misuse T S Elliot’s infamous line Whewell’s Gazette ends not with a bang but a whimper.

Quotes of the week:

 “Philip Melanchthon, Luther’s right-hand man and perhaps the Reformation’s most effective spokesman, was a revolutionary educational reformer, father of one of the movement’s many lasting legacies. Without knowledge of history, he wrote, we are condemned to perpetual childhood, endless darkness, collective blindness. There are none so blind as those who will not look at history, and it is time to open our eyes to the past, in order to face the future” – Christopher Kissane

Q: How do you celebrate an AI reaching maturity?

A: A bot mitzvah – Amanda Levendowski (@levendowski)

“It should be obvious that “medieval Europe” is neither temporally nor spatially distinct from the rest of Afro-Eurasian history” – Medieval Indonesia (@siwaratrikalpa)

“The world has to reacquaint itself with the value of expertise, diplomacy, and experience. And the basic adherence to facts. Quite quickly” – Stephan McGann (@StephanMcGann)

“If you write Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem on a Möbius strip the universe will implode.

Modern magic spells” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Two antennae met, fell in love and were married. The wedding ceremony wasn’t much but the reception was excellent” – Swedish Canary (@SwedishCanary)

“Math poem:

Counting to infinity will drive you to divinity

But counting PAST infinity will drive you to insanity” – Math Prof (@mathematicsprof)

“”History is too important to be antiquarian window-dressing”

or mythology or propaganda

Please note for hist of sci

Historians of science know this already but scientists telling stories of the olden days may not” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people” –Thomas Mann

“The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to misunderstand at a deeper level” – Wolfgang Pauli

“Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge…The ego or its separation is an illusion” – Erwin Schrödinger

“This isn’t right, this isn’t even wrong” – Wolfgang Pauli

“One of television’s great contributions is that it brought murder back into the home, where it belongs” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet” – Maya Angelou

“A Nazi isn’t a ‘controversialist’, an edgy guest in a political debate show, or a tabloid ‘contrarian’. They’re your enemy. Always” – Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann)

Clara Barton at the Battle of Cedar Mountain 9 August 1862

Anniversaries of the Week:

 Foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich laid 3:14pm 10 August 1676

Royal Museums Greenwich: History of the Royal Observatory

Heritage Calling: Saving Lives with Clocks and Telescopes

Louis Leakey born 7 August 1903

Louis Leakey examining skulls from Olduvai Gorge
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Louis Leakey and the Human Evolutionary Development in Africa

Leakey: Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey

OUP Blog: Louis Leakey’s quest to discover human origins

Youtube: Dr Leakey and the Dawn of Man (1966)

Ernest Lawrence born 8 August 1901

60-inch cyclotron, c 1930s. This shows the cyclotron at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, sonn after completion in 1939. The key figures in its development and use are shown, standing, left to right: Dr D Cooksey, Dr D Corson, Dr EO Lawrence (1901-58), the inventor of the cyclotron, Dr R Thornton, Dr J Backus, WS Sainsbury, Dr LW Alvarez (1911-88) and Dr EM McMillan (1907- ). Copyright American Institute of Physics (AIP).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ernest O. Lawrence

Youtube: Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Founder Ernest O. Lawrence Demonstrates the Cyclotron Concept

Amedeo Avogadro born 9 August 1776

SciHi Blog: Amadeo Avogadro and Avogadro’s Law

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 9 – Amedeo Avogadro

Paul Dirac born 8 August 1901

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanics

Encyclopaedia Britannica: P.A.M. Dirac

The Curious Wavefunction: The clearest essay on physics I have read: The beauty and clarity of Paul Dirac’s prose

The Guardian: Paul Dirac: The man who conjured laws of nature from pure thought

Dirac’s commemorative marker in Westminster Abbey
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Erwin Schrödinger born 12 August 1887

Erwin Schrödinger as a young scientist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Erwin Schrödinger and his Famous Thought Experiment


SciHI Blog: Victor Franz Hess and the Cosmic Radiation

Gizmodo: Four Incredible Eclipses History Never Forgot

Ptak Science Books: Reporting the Hiroshima Bomb the Day After, 7 August 1945. And The First Map of NYC A-Bombed

ESA: Hipparcos: Ariane-4 V33 on Launch Pad with Hipparcos and TV-Sat on 8 August 1989

SciHi Blog: Sir Roger Penrose and the Singularity

Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections: Professor Elisabeth M. Bardwell looking through a telescope

SciHi Blog: Benjamin Silliman and the 1807 Meteor

The Catholic Astronomer: Benjamin Bannaker and Planet George

The Atlantic: The Moon’s Origin Story Is in Crisis

russianspaceweb.com: Luna-24: Last Moon digger

LROC: Mare Crisium: Failure then Success

SciHi Blog: Wolfgang Paul and the Ion Trap

The New York Times Magazine: Weirdness Makes Sense

NASA: Magellan

Undark: ‘Atomic Bill’ and the Birth of the Bomb

BBC News: RBS to issue polymer £10 banknote in October

Independent: New RBS £10 note featuring Scottish astronomer Mary Somerville to be released in October

Science Notes: Today in Science History – August 14 – Hans Christian Ørsted

ESA: ATV Completes Final Automated Docking

ESA: Europe’s Involvement: Spacelab

BBC Future: The secret lab hidden inside a famous monument

The spiral staircase at the Monument has a secret second use (Credit: Alamy)

OpenMind: Thomas Young and the Wave Nature of Light

The Denver Post: Photos: Partial and total solar eclipses from around the world

Irish Philosophy: Truth above all things: G.G. Stokes


Library of Congress: Map: Da Qing wan nian yi tong tian xia quan tu

The great Qing Dynasty’s complete map of all under heaven

CNN Style: Striking pictorial maps tell the story of 20th-century America

Mary Gillham Archive Project: Cracking the Antarctic

Gis & Beers: 150,000 mapas antiguos para descargar

SciHi Blog: Ferdinand Magellan and the first Trip around the World

Magaellan Map

History Today: The Map: Bering Strait, 1860s

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps: First Modern Topographical Map of Tyrol

Quartz: Eclipse maps of the past show the evolution of science and civilisation

National Geographic: This Enormous 100-Year-Old Map of Rome is Still the City’s Best


SciHi Blog: Ewald Hering’s Oponent Colour-Vision Theory

iNews: As polio is soon to be officially eradicated, here are five gruesome illnesses no longer with us

Hetoen International: Mixing Medicine – religion and science

SciHi Blog: Jean Piaget and Genetic Epistemology

SciHi Blog: William Morton and the Ether Anesthesia

Undark: Unsung: Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Effaced from History: Disrupting Our Sense of the Past: Medical Photographs that Push Interpreters to the Limits of Historical Analysis

Mirror: Nuclear test veterans bid for £1million to prove blasts caused cancer and birth defects

Thomas Morris: Death of an earl

Thomas Morris: The other Horatio Nelson

The Conversation: In Victorian Britain the crowds approved of sports doping – with cocaine

BBC News: Passchendaele’s untold army of women nurses

Nurses like Nellie Spindler worked alongside doctors in makeshift hospitals a hair’s breadth from the front line

Nursing Clio: Care Gone Wrong: Bad Moms, Fake Disabilities, and Imagined Illnesses

Nursing Clio: The Magic Liquid that Guarantees the Life of the Infant: Breast Milk as a Superfood

Smithsonian.com: Aspirin’s Four-Thousand-Year History

SciHi Blog: Christiaan Eijkman and the Cause of Beriberi

SciHi Blog: Richard Mead and the Understanding of Transmissible Diseases

Richard Mead

Thomas Morris: The healing power of nature

Hektoen International: Unlocking the secrets of a bohemian painting

CHF: Distillations: A Killer of a Cure

Thomas Morris: The woman who could read with her stomach


Telephone and telecoms networks in New York, prior to the establishment of natural monopolies – h/t Mark Carrington (@mark_carrington)

ars technica: IBM PC: The complete history, part 1

ars technica: IBM PC: The complete history, part 2

British Library: European studies blog: Belarus Celebrates 500 Years of Printing

The Telegraph: Discovery of lost WW2 Mosquito plans will allow ‘Wooden Wonder’ to fly again

Tedium: CMYK all the Way

SciHI Blog: Road Trippin’ with Alice Ramsey

Conciatore: Tatar Salt

Conciatore: Benjamin Franklin and Glass

Mistaking Histories: Cleopatra and the vibrator powered by bees

SciHi Blog: The Man Who Shrank the Globe – Frank Whittle

SciHi Blog: Marvin Minsky and Artificial Neural Networks

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Journalists getting the facts wrong in the 19th century

The third Difference engine (Scheutz No. 2) built by Per Georg Scheutz, Edvard Scheutz and Bryan Donkin
Source: Science Museum London

Engineering Timelines: Wearmouth Bridge (1796), site of

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017: The King’s most curious battlecruiser

Mashable: c.1942–1945 V-Mail

The Institute: Timeline: Advances in Audio

SciHi Blog: The Salvage of the Vasa

SciHi Blog: Otto Lilienthal, the Glider King


The New York Times: An Inside Look at the Germans’ Deadly Bomber

NASA: Armstrong Fact Sheet: HL-10 Lifting Body

Medievalists.net: How did medieval seafarers turn trees into boat parts?

SciHi Blog: Tom Kilburn and the First Sored-Program Computer

blogTO: Inside the Film Reference Library at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Chasewater Stuff: Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era – LSWR Drummond’s ‘Bug’

The Conversation: The heartbreaking story of the flying mathematicians of World War I

Kottke.org: Yes, barbed wire fenced cows but also provided telecommunications

Londonist: The Pilot Whose Act of Bravery Was an Aviation First

Open Culture: Soviet Inventor Léon Theremin Shows Off the Theremin, the Early Electronic Instrument That Could Be Played Without Being Touched (1954)

Lew Termen demonstrating Termenvox
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Felix Wankel and the Rotary Engine

SciHi Blog: IBM and the Personal Computer

Baird Television


 SciHi Blog: The Venus of Willendorf

Parks Blog: Timber Tales: Marten River’s “Winter Camp”

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The New York Times: Lenin’s Eco-Warriors

Wales Online: Celebrated Welsh fossil hunter to get blue plaque in her home town

Vox: Nettie Stevens discovered XY sex chromosomes. She didn’t get credit because she had two Xs

Nettie Stevens

EurekAlert! New look at archaic DNA rewrite human evolution story

SciHi Blog: William Bateson and the Study of Heredity

The Leakey Foundation: New 13 million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry

UCL: Fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestry

Smithsonian.com: This Obscure Fishing Book is One of the Most Reprinted English Books Ever

Harvard Magazine: Blanche Ames: Brief life of an intrepid botanical illustrator: 1878–1969

Blanche Ames
Photograph courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

SciHi Blog: Thomas Telford – the Colossus of Roads

The Telegraph: Prehistoric Britons ate their dead and carved mysterious markings on their bones

Smithsonian.com: The Founder of the Smithsonian Institution Figured Out How to Brew a Better Cup of Coffee

New Scientist: early humans may have seen a supervolcano explosion up close

Letters from Gondwana: Patagotitan and the Problem of Body Mass Estimation

TrowelBlazers: Dianne Edwards: Hidden Beauty in Plain Sight

Dianne Edwards
Source: The Royal Society

The Guardian: the bone collector: eccentric archaeological treasury to be digitised

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gifford Pinchot

The #EnvHist Weekly

Forbes: America’s Most Famous (And Most Expensive) Dinosaur Turns 25 Today

Tech Crunch: Deep learning could discover new plant species hidden in centuries of herbarium data


SciHi Blog: Henry Moseley and the Atomic Number

APS News: This Month in Physics History: August 10, 1915: Henry G.J. Moseley Killed in Action

Henry G. J. Moseley in the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford University (1910).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Felix Hoffmann and Aspirin

RSC: On this day in Chemistry: August 10 Felix Hoffmann synthesises Aspirin

Chemistry World: August Hofmann and the chemists factory

RSC: On this day in Chemistry: August 13 Discovery of Argon


Collectors Weekly: From Boy Geniuses to Mad Scientists: How America Got So Weird About Science

The Mission: Claude Shannon’s “Creative Thinking” Speech: A Genius Reveals How to Be Creative

Commission on Bibliography and Documentation: Second Neu-Whitrow Prize awarded to Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel and his Stuttgart Team for online resource “Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450-1950.”

OUP Blog: Philosopher of the month: Sir Karl Raimund Popper [timeline]

JSTOR Daily: Seven Beautiful Illustrations of Women Scientists You Should Know

Deep Time Chicago: Time (and time again) Temporality, criticality, and the historical imagination: a conversation with historian of science Lorraine Daston

The Guardian: Sorry, Google memo man: women were in tech long before you

Future Learn: Onlne Course: Humphry Davy: Laughing Gas, Literature and the Lamp

Slate: Stop Equating “Science” With Truth

Big Questions Online: Science and Religion: Conflict or Consonance?

Advances in the History of Psychology: History of Psychiatry September 2017 Content

Museum Careers: How to Emerge as a Museum Professional: A Guide

Whipple Library Books Blog: Descartes at the Whipple

Advances in the History of Psychology: History of Psychology August 2017 Content

Reading Euclid: Augustus De Morgan and Euclid

ExtraNewsfeed: The Counterfactual and the Factual

SciHi Blog: Nikolaus of Cusa and the Learned Ignorance

Geometry History Home

The New York Times: Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

Atlas Obscura: Vintage Photos of Travelling Libraries


Atlas Obscura: 5 Mythical Eclipse Monsters Who Mess With the Sun and Moon

App the moon serpent displayed in a tomb in Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt. HAJOR/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Atlas Obscura: When Physicians Used Lunar Signs to Diagnose Patients

SciHi Blog: Abu Ma’shar al-Balkhi – The Prince of Astrologers

SciHi Blog: Abu Ma’shar – the Greatest Astronomer of Baghdad

Smithsonian.com: Benjamin Franklin Mocked Eclipse Astrology to Elevate Science


H-Histsex: Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn: The Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots

Undark: Egg, Meet Sperm: The Stubborn Secrets of Sex

Annenberg Public Policy Center: What Are the Challenges Facing Science Communication?

Advances in the History of Psychology: Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany

The Renaissance Mathematicus: American eclipse tourism in the nineteenth century

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Author’s Corner with Steve Lubar author of Inside the Lost Museum

Nursing Clio: Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

H-Environment: Rondtable Reviews: Richard S. Newman, Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present

Stanford News: Stanford scholar traces medical experimentation on slaves in 18th-century Caribbean colonies

The Christian Science Monitor: How woolly mammoth bones baffled previous generations

London Review of Books: Back from the Underworld

Futurity: Health and Medicine: Doctor tested vaccines on slaves in colonial Jamaica


Greystone Books: Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Roman & Littlefield: The Kuhnian Image of Science: Time for a Decisive Transformation

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


Osher Map Library: Online Exhibits: Maps and Firsthand Accounts of the Northeast Boundary Dispute

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


Hilary Lappin-Scott – Disruptive STEMinist: Raising the profile of successful women: holding a Wikipedia edit-athon 28 September 2017

Old Operating Theatre & Freud Museum: Three talks: Interiority: An Exploration of the Inward Gaze 15–16 September 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Alienation and Beauty in Medical Photography 10 January 2018

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

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


Portrait of Newton at 46 in 1689 by Godfrey Kneller
Source: Wikimedia Commons



Slide Player: Gunnery Control Computing at the Battle of Jutland, 1916


Youtube: Charting the Galaxy – from Hipparcos to Gaia Pt.1

Youtube: Basic Mechanisms in Fire Control Computers: Solvers, Integrators… 1953 US Navy Training Film

Youtube: CNN, Feynman and the Challenger Disaster

Youtube: The Royal Society: Historical Wearables – Objectivity #127

Science Friday: Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science


npr: Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding

Ada Lovelace Day: Ep 11: Nanotech, the coffee filter, and how computers search

Kulturradio: Das Nullniveau schwankt: Ein Gespräch über die Meereshöhe mit Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Historiker und Geograf

soundcloud: Watching the eclipse with Neil Armstrong and Isaac Asimov


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

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

Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: Edited Volume on the History of Medical Education Deadline 30 October 2017

Bodleian Libraries: Symposium: Enlightening Maps: celebrating 25 years of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography 22 September 2017

The Huntington: Conference: Early Modern Collections in Use 15–16 September 2017

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

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

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


Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich: Environment & Social Portal Research Associate

UCLA: Digital Humanities Academic Administrator




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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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7 Responses to Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #52

  1. Paul Engle says:

    What a privileged it’s been (no, really!) to click on the owl each week and know that however lazy or otherwise occupied I have been, I could be sure to read in Whewell’s anything I’d missed. Me and thousands of others in the historical community, that is. I wonder how many people today using the hashtag #histSTM realize that it was born in one of your own light-bulb moments.

    It seems like a good excuse to say thanks for bringing your passion to bear in everything you do. Your early enthusiasm for my blog was a major influence in letting it grow. It was an experiment that I had originally planned to quietly shut down after a month or two. I won’t forget that, bub 😉

  2. noah says:

    Thanks a bunch! I’ve always looked forward to each week’s post.

  3. Laurence Cox says:

    This has been a blog I have read every week and one that I have often recommended to others. I’m sad that you have had to end it, but I can appreciate the amount of your time that it must have taken up. Many thanks for all your hard work.

  4. noah says:

    Same noah as above here.

    I’ve actually been in the aggregation business myself, though on the philosophy side of things: my site The Practical Ontologist [ http://www.practicalontologist.com/ ] automatically compiles content from hundreds of blogs and websites, creating an always updating digest.

    With the shuttering of Whewell’s Gazette, I’m moving up my plans to reissue versions the site for disciplines other than philosophy: Next up is HistSci.

    Since I’m not a HistSci person (though I am a bit philosophy of science) I may be asking for some help, but mostly I’ll just be scouring old editions of the Gazette for links.

    Thanks again Thony, and hopefully I’ll be able to get your input on my new site.

  5. mitch1945 says:

    Thanks you very much for the incredible amount of time you have spent on this project. It will certainly be missed. I came upon it relatively recently but would certainly like to catch up on the issues from the start. Is this possible?

    Regardless, a much appreciated effort.

    Kind regards

    John Mitchell Gold Coast Queensland Australia

  6. darwinsbulldog says:

    Congrats on the 3 year run, Thony! I’ve always enjoyed perusing these collections and sharing some links with you…

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