Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #25

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 #25

Monday 06 February 2017

EDITORIAL:

It’s time once again for another edition of Whewell’s Ghost the weekly #histSTM links list bring its readers once a week all the histories of science, technology and medicine that our buy editorial team could scoop up out of the far reaches of cyberspace.

Following the, at least public, massive impact of the women’s marches world wide in protest at the political plans of the latest incumbent of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, many American scientist have called for and are already planning a scientists march on Washington to protest against, what they see as, a president and cabinet in office that is openly and strongly pursuing an anti-science agenda, particularly on environmental issues that effect the future of the planet and with it the whole human race.

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Some prominent scientists and philosophers have come out publically against the planned protest march with the argument that it would ‘politicise’ science. The naivety of this argument is both telling and quite honestly more than slightly worrying. One doesn’t have to be a historian of science to know that the practice of science, technology and medicine are all fundamentally deeply imbedded in the structure of society and thus unquestionably political activities.

Of the subjects that regularly produce links here at Whewell’s Gazette the Manhattan Project, the space race, the history of the invention of the computer and almost all of the histories of exploration and cartography are areas that are driven by politics. Research funding of almost all sorts and all areas has a political dimension and our institutes of higher education, responsible for the education of each new generation of scientists and technologists, are and have always been part of the political arena.

Those that think that the practice of science and technology live in some sort of ideal zone separated from the dirty everyday world of politics are delusionary at best and dangerously naïve at worst.

“If you think science is apolitical, go read about Tuskegee, Henrietta Lacks, environmental racism, and critiques of evolutionary psychology. It’s impossible for science to be apolitical while all its disciplines have a persistent diversity problem. Pretending otherwise is harmful. People — including scientists — keep acting as though “Science” (TM) was something that exists outside of people. It doesn’t. Science is a process, a way of knowing, that is described, defined, and conducted by people. Science ≠ natural laws it seeks to understand. Acknowledging the human side of science doesn’t weaken it. Pretending science, and scientists, are inherently objective is what weakens us”– Jacquelyn Gill (@JacquelynGill)

Quotes of the week:

 „Religionskritik ist ein Heidenspaß“ – Der Buddler (@Der Buddler)

 “Did you hear? That noisy blue planet finally stopped spewing EM radiation.”

“Why?”

“Dunno, but they switched to thermal for a bit first.” – A Small Fiction (@ASmallFiction)

 “Well ‘Ale and history’ (‘there is truth in ale and history’) was apparently a toast in early modern England …” – Dr Anders Ingram (@DrAndersIngram)

To paraphrase Gil Scott-Heron, “The coup will be tweeted” – Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman)

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“Every story saying scientists have found the “oldest/earliest human ancestor” is wrong. It’s the oldest deuterostome, a group to which humans, starfish, & several other animal groups, belong to. It’s not a direct ancestor” – Ed Yong (@edyong)

“If you so much as lay a finger on quoted material I expect the full kit of brackets and ellipses (or an author’s note up front)” – Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer)

“Plagiarism is a crime against honesty. Every job or grant awarded to a plagiarist is denied to an honest researcher” – Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

“”God of the gaps” has been replaced by “quantum physics of the gaps”. Whatever we don’t understand is somehow caused by quantum shit” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

E. H. Carr's. What Is History? is old & dated, but it's also so timely – Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

E. H. Carr’s. What Is History? is old & dated, but it’s also so timely – Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

Birthday of the Week:

Conrad Celtis born 1 February 1459

Conrad Celtis: Gedächtnisbild von Hans Burgkmair dem Älteren, 1507 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conrad Celtis: Gedächtnisbild von Hans Burgkmair dem Älteren, 1507
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Konrad Celtes

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Arch-Humanist

Spencer Baird born 3 February 1823

Spencer Fullerton Baird, as photographed by William Bell, 1867

Spencer Fullerton Baird, as photographed by William Bell, 1867

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Spencer Baird

Shackleton’ Nimrod expedition arrive at Cape Royds 3 February 1908

Nimrod held up in the ice Photographer unknown

Nimrod held up in the ice
Photographer unknown

Freeze Frame: British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

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British Library: Asian and African studies blog: The Year of the Rooster, from a Thai perspective

Yovisto: Abdus Salam’s Electroweak Unifying Theory

arXiv.org: Einstein’s 1917 Static Model of the Universe: A Centennial Review

arXiv.org: Ockham’s razor and the interpretation of quantum mechanics

Google Art & Culture: Ancient Star: Understanding the Night Sky

Physics Today: How did a scientific Siberia turn into AstroBoulder?

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AHF: Francis Birch

AHF: Who Built the Atomic Bomb?

Macro-Typography: Astronomer from Merv

AMSUS: HAM, A Space Pioneer

The Catholic Astronomer: Hidden Figures: (Spoiler Alert) Stories That Must Be Told

AHF: Werner Heisenberg

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Astrolabe, the Original Smartphone

Hartman's planispheric astrolabe, which features an inscription indicating that it belonged to Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei. (The National Museum of American History)

Hartman’s planispheric astrolabe, which features an inscription indicating that it belonged to Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei. (The National Museum of American History)

 

Scientific American: Edgar Allan Poe – Cosmologist?

 

Nature: Nature’s astronomical highlights

Astronomy Magazine: How Harvard’s vast collection of glass plates still shape astronomy

Universe Today: What is a Planet?

Planets and other objects in our Solar System.  Credit: NASA.

Planets and other objects in our Solar System.
Credit: NASA.

Wall Street Journal: An Ancient Greek Computer

Springer Link: The Jablonna conference on gravitation: a continuing source of inspiration

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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: The Phantastic Travels of Adelbert von Chamisso

British Library: Maps and views blog: Lillian Lancaster’s hand-drawn maps on display

Map of Italy by Lilian Lancaster published in Geographical Fun, Humorous Outlines of Various Countries, London: Hodder & Staughton, 1868. British Library Maps 12.d.1.

Map of Italy by Lilian Lancaster published in Geographical Fun, Humorous Outlines of Various Countries, London: Hodder & Staughton, 1868. British Library Maps 12.d.1.

Hakai: How to Fund an Expedition

Atlas Obscura: The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s

Hakai: Racism and the Race to the North Pole

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This first-day cover includes an image of Akatingwah carrying Anaukaq, the son she had with Matthew Henson. Image courtesy POST Greenland

City Lab: A Comprehensive Map of American Lynchings

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The Public Domain Review: As a Lute out of Tune: Robert Burton’s Melancholy

Anaesthesiology: Why did British anaesthetist, Joseph Clover (1825–1882), have bank accounts in New Zealand?

Dittrick Museum Blog: A Change of Heart: Cardiology in Cleveland

Early Modern Medicine: Spare Rib

Social History of Medicine: Hyperactive Around the World? The History of ADHD in Global Perspective

Remedia: What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

Figure 1: Seamen’s Hospital for infectious diseases in Jurujuba, Rio de Janeiro. A male plague patient lying on a bed being treated by a member of the medical team. Photograph 1904/1911 Source: Wellcome Library, Rb1192750

Figure 1: Seamen’s Hospital for infectious diseases in Jurujuba, Rio de Janeiro. A male plague patient lying on a bed being treated by a member of the medical team. Photograph 1904/1911 Source: Wellcome Library, Rb1192750

Royal College of Physicians: ‘A beautiful and unbroken marriage of souls’

Thomas Morris: The man with a snake in his heart

Mundie Art: Drawings from the anatomical collection of The Hunterian Museum

The Public Domain Review: When Chocolate Was Medicine: Colmenero, Wadsworth, and Dufour

Nursing Clio: Contraception, Depression, and Who Bears the Burden of Unwelcome Side Effects

The Recipes Project: Burnt Toast, Medicine and Identity in (Early Modern?) England

The Wood Library-Museum: Alexander Resuscitator

 

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Incalmo

Conciatore: Neri, Venini and Color

Conciatore: Fabergé and Purpurine

Waywiser: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Harvard University

Smithsonian.com: A Picture History of One of the World’s Greatest Hot Air Balloons

Mashable: 1963–1980 The Aérotrain

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Prof. Paul N. Edwards: Computers and the Internet: A Global History

TNMOC: Lorenz motor reconstruction to begin

Atlas Obscura: Elsecar Beam Engine

Before Restoration: Vintage Photo Courtesy of Fion Taylor

Before Restoration: Vintage Photo Courtesy of Fion Taylor

Imperial War Museums: How did the B-29 Superfortress become the most advance bomber of the Second World War?

The New York History Blog: Historical Journal Rediscovers Long Island Woman Architect

TNMOC: The Colossus Gallery

Tedium: Disc Rot

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Letter by Charles Darwin to his good friend J. D. Hooker, dated February 1th, 1871, where he discuss the mystery of mysteries h/t @David_Bressan

Letter by Charles Darwin to his good friend J. D. Hooker, dated February 1th, 1871, where he discuss the mystery of mysteries h/t @David_Bressan

NCSE: Debating Darwin: Epilogue

Palaeontology [online]: Perspectives: Fossils and the Law – A Summary

Forbes: How Groundhogs Can Change a Landscape

Under the influence!: Petrification Myths: Saints, Snakes and Ammonites

The Conversation: Friday essay: trace fossils – the silence of Ediacara, the shadow of uranium

Medievalists.net: Ten Strange Medieval Animals You Might Not Have Heard Of

A Bonnacon, from Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 10r

A Bonnacon, from Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 10r

 

Atlas Obscura: World’s Largest Hairball

Smithsonian.com: Rachel Carson Wrote Silent Spring (Partly) Because of the Author of Stuart Little

Making Science Public: Hybrids and chimeras: Mythology, history and science

Paige Fossil History: Announcing the Taung Child to the World

Forbes: Cannibalism Is Much Older Than Drew Barrymore’s ‘Santa Clara Diet’

New York Times: Lennart Nilsson, Photographer Who Unveiled the Invisible, Dies at 94

The photographer Lennart Nilsson with a special lens. Credit Bettmann

The photographer Lennart Nilsson with a special lens. Credit Bettmann

CHEMISTRY:

CHF: Distillations: Carl Djerassi’s Lives in Science

Nobelprize.org: Theodore W. Richards – Biographical

CHF: Roy J. Plunkett

Roy J. Plunkett with a cable insulated with Teflon and a Teflon-coated muffin tin. Gift of Roy Plunkett. Courtesy Hagley Museum and Library.

Roy J. Plunkett with a cable insulated with Teflon and a Teflon-coated muffin tin.
Gift of Roy Plunkett. Courtesy Hagley Museum and Library.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

British Library: Books depicted in art

Past & Present: Volume 230, Issue suppl_11 The Social History of the Archive: Record-Keeping in Early Modern Europe Table of Contents

The Wire: A Historian’s Notes On How To Talk About Ancient Science – Indian or Not

io9: The Islamic Roots of Science Fiction

The Recipes Blog: Cookery, Ancient and Modern

AHF: Newsletter January 2017

The Royal Society: Publishing Blog: Free Access to Biographical Memoirs

IDTC: HPS&ST Note February 2017

Gizmodo: Hidden Figures Reveals Why Politics is an Intrinsic Part of Technological Progress

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The vexed problem of nationality in the history of science

Open Culture: 20,000 Letters, Manuscripts & Artifacts From Sigmund Freud Get Digitized and Made Available Online

AHF: History Article Roundup – January 2017

Physic Today: In referees we trust?

Several short, handwritten referee reports submitted to the Royal Society in 1873.

Several short, handwritten referee reports submitted to the Royal Society in 1873.

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

Vesalius: Vol. XXII, No.1, June 2016 Table of Contents

CHF: Archives

Anton Howes: Invention vs Innovation?

British Library: Using our science collections

 

ESOTERIC:

distillatio: The complicated braid of alchemical thought and practice

Public Domain Review: Circulation of Ch’i (1886)

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Old Operating Theatre: Seeing is Believing: Spiritualism in the Victorian Era – Part 2 

Old Operating Theatre: Seeing is Believing: Spiritualism in the Victorian Era – Part 3

The Public Domain Review: A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination

BOOK REVIEWS:

Irish Examiner: The Booles and the Hintons

The Roanoke Times: Feast on ‘Lesser Beasts’

The Chatty Gardener: The Gardener’s Companion to Medicinal Plants

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The Guardian: Embarrassing bodies: what did the Victorians have to hide?

The Guardian: Victorians Undone by Kathryn Hughes review – the naked truth

NEW BOOKS:

Reaktion Books: Eye for Detail

Paul Halpern: Step into the Quantum Labyrinth

Profile Books: Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism

Palgrave Macmillan: Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918

University of Chicago Press: Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Penguin: Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book)

Arcturus: Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind Myths

Historiens de la santé: Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany

The MIT Press: Gravity’s Kiss

Routledge: Transforming the Countryside: The Electrification of Rural Britain

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Nursing Clio: “Witness the ‘Wall of Genitals’”: Anatomical Display at Brooklyn’s House of Wax

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Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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CLOSING SOON: Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

CLOSING SOON: British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

CLOSING SOON: Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

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

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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Air & Space Smithsonian: Before “Hidden Figure,” There Was a Rock Opera About NASA’s Human Computers

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

Humanist Society (Singapore): Darwin Day 2017: In The Footsteps of Wallace 18 February 2017

UCL: Women’s Annual Flagship Lecture: Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier 7 March 2017

Museum of London Docklands: Early Modern Thames Maphackathon 11–12 February 2017

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Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: ‘Lines and Words: The Surprising Role of the Ordnance Survey in Anglo-Irish Literature’ 16 February 2017

 

Royal College of Physicians: Public lecture: Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist – Professor Tom Solomon

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LSE: Lecture: The “Universe” Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind’s View of Itself 22 February 2017

National Library of Scotland: Lecture on the Scottish Map Trade 2 March 2017

OS: Mapping showcase at the British Library 10 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

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The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster 21 February 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

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New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

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 Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

"The Doctor" by Sir Luke Fildes ca. 1890

“The Doctor” by Sir Luke Fildes ca. 1890

TELEVISION:

Raw Story: Ricky Gervais perfectly explains difference between science and religion to Colbert in fascinating exchange

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: The Eclipse Chaser – Objectivity #101

The Royal Institution: Surface chemistry Doctor Irving Langmuir

Youtube: Linnean Society: From Genome Evolution to Animal Diversity: A Tale of Moths and Mammals – Peter Holland

Youtube: BBC: Mechanical Marvels Clockwork Dreams

The Royal Society: Michael Faraday Prize Lecture: Nick Lane: Why is life the way it is?

Youtube: The Leakey Foundation: Survival: Evolution and the Exercise Dilemma – Daniel Lieberman

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

CHF: Distillations: Is Space the Place?

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: CfP: Money and Medicine, Remedia series Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Royal College of Nursing: Workshop: Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health 30 March 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

University of Sydney: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South c.1800-200 18–19 April 2017

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

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

BSHS: Ayrton Prize Best History of Science Web Project Deadline 10 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

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

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 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

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University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 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

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

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

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 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

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

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

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

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

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

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

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

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

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

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 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 Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #24

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 #24

Monday 30 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 A turbulent week in world politics, which robs one of the will to spend time on #histSTM, but we have overcome our depression to bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list covering those still posting in the Internet on the histories of science, technology and medicine over the fraught last seven days.

Both the Brexit in the UK and Trump’s presidency in the US are viewed as threatening to the international science community, a threat that is somehow strengthened by the Trump Whitehouse team’s creation of the concept of ‘alternative facts’, what any rational person would simply call lies.

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This situation has led many (well meaning people) on the Internet to proclaim science to be some form of unvarnished truth to be promoted against the political purveyors of lies. This attitude has brought out the #histSTM people who have been pointing out the science in the contexts ion which it is created is anything but neutral (its sexist, racists, etc., etc.) and that scientific theories are not truth with a capital ‘T’. Below are some of the Twitter exchanges/comments on the subject that caught our eye.

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 “*whispering* Guys, I am all about defending journalistic integrity and opposing clickbaity news, but ‘Truth’ is…a complicated idea. There’s not just a thing, TRUTH, lying on the ground that we can pick up and announce to the world” – Christine (@ChristineDBaker)

“I’m also finding the ‘but science=objective unproblematic truth (bitches)’ vibe unhelpful” – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“I think “striving for accuracy” (rather than claiming definite access to the TRUTH) a great way of putting it. But it is also, always and absolutely, it about about choosing values too” – Rebekah Higgitt (@beckyfh)

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Science is without bias.

Science is without borders.

Science is without color or Creed.

Science is the great equalizer – Isley Resistance (@IsleyResistance)

“This is so hardcore wrong like I’m with y’all STEM folk but this reads as “colorblind” racism, for starters, & is just really not a good look” – Stephanie McKellop (@McKellogs)

sadly, none of those things are true

bias: a whole field exists to address this problem (statistics)

borders: arms race, space race, defense department has largest R&D budget by far

color/creed: over 90% of research on genetics & disease is on white people

minorities are underrepresented in academia

science is not immune to forces like capitalism, sexism, racism, nationalism, etc. It may be more resistant, but not immune

“You are discussing factors that dictate what science may do & how it gets used. NOT the same as science” – Dr Robert Sprackland (@RSprackland)

science as practiced is more relevant than an unrealized ideal – Data Alchemist (@joftius

absolutely. Science aint a Neil Tyson quote. Its real people working in real poli/economic systems Cody Burleson (@Cody Turtleson)

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“It is a shame that so many scientists seem to believe that science is now becoming politicized. Science has always been political” – Kele Cable (@KeleCable)

THIS! Science is a human endeavor – Jeff Schramm (@DrJSchramm)

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 Quotes of the week:

 “*screaming* with laughter at idea that the problem with current world leaders is that they ‘imbibed’ too much po-mo sociology etc at uni” – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“Mystery isn’t something that is gradually evaporating. It grows along with knowledge.” – Flannery O’Conner h/t @JohnDCook

“I have a question – will the walls surrounding the country have rubber padding?” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

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“Climate Change Rule of Thumb: Am I comparing to yesterday? Weather. Am I comparing to long-term records? Climate! Thank you” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” – Theodosius Dobzhansky – Born 25 January 1900

“Don’t say one damn word about ‘snowflakes’ or ‘safe spaces’ while your president is scared to look science in the eye” – Sarcastic Rover (@SarcasticRover)

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“I’m reading Carr’s What is History? with a first-year seminar this term. It’s not lost on us that chapter 1 treats historians & facts” Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

“Piers Morgan and Iain Duncan Smith are both drowning and you only have time to save one. What kind of sandwich would you make?” – Andrew Brooks (@taxbod)

“The belief in historical destiny is sheer superstition” – Karl Popper

Birthday of the Week:

Bessie Coleman born 26 January 1892

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Google Doodle: Bessie Coleman’s 125th Birthday

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Smithsonian.com: The ‘Queen of the Sky’ Is Finally Getting Her Due

Kathleen Lonsdale Born 28 January 1903

Kathleen Lonsdale Credit: Royal Institution

Kathleen Lonsdale
Credit: Royal Institution

175 Faces of Chemistry: Dame Kathleen Lonsdale DBE FRS

The Royal Institution: Spotlight on Kathleen Lonsdale

Ed Roberts born 23 January 1939

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Google Doodle: Ed Roberts’s 78th Birthday

Smithsonian.com: Ed Roberts’ Wheelchair Records a Story of Obstacles Overcome

The (Dwarf) Planet Pluto first photographed 23 January 1930

Clyde Tombaugh

Clyde Tombaugh

Lowell Observatory: The Discovery of Pluto

Robert Boyle born 25 January 1627

Robert Boyle Portrait by Johann Kerseboom Source: Wikimedia Commons

Robert Boyle Portrait by Johann Kerseboom
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Boyle

The Royal Society: The Repository: What scientists want: Robert Boyle’s to-do list

Roy Chapman Andrews born 26 January 1880

Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the Adventuress, 1913 © AMNH Library

Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the Adventuress, 1913 © AMNH Library

American Museum of Natural History: Happy Birthday, Roy Chapman Andrews!

Johannes Hevelius born 28 January 1611 died 28 January 1687

Johannes Hevelius Portrait by Daniel Schultz Source: Wikimedia Commons

Johannes Hevelius Portrait by Daniel Schultz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The last great naked-eye astronomer

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

AHF: Chicago Il

Yovisto: Ernst Abbe – Brilliant Engineer and Courageous Social Reformer

Yovisto: Paul Langevin and the Langevin Dynamics

Skulls in the Stars: Pepper’s last optical illusion: metempsychosis

AHF: Edward C. Creutz

NASA: Glenn Research Center

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Stars in Their Eyes: Art and Medieval Astronomy

Diagram of the harmony of the planets, marked with names of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and the Moon, following a commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses, France, c. 1225-1275, Burney MS 224, f. 191v

Diagram of the harmony of the planets, marked with names of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and the Moon, following a commentary on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, France, c. 1225-1275, Burney MS 224, f. 191v

AHF: Native Americans and the Manhattan Project

AHF: Broken Arrow Accidents

Professor Sarah Peverley: Medieval Depictions of Stonehenge

Stonehenge in a copy of the Scala Mundi in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 194, f. 57

Stonehenge in a copy of the Scala Mundi in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 194, f. 57

AHF: Niels Bohr Announces the Discovery of Fission

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Alexander Langsdorf’s Interview

ars technica: The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single park, and death in 17 seconds

The Aspen Institute: What the Manhattan Project Can Teach Us About Scientific Cooperation

Royal Museums Greenwich: Muslims and the Stars: A medieval Planetarium

Physics Today: What it took to be a NASA Computer

Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a calculating machine and a special globe known as a celestial training device. Credit: NASA

Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a calculating machine and a special globe known as a celestial training device. Credit: NASA

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland

Royal Museums Greenwich: William Baffin North-West Passage expedition 1615–16

Miami Herald: This college donation is truly historic. And it’s not just the artifacts involved

British Library: Maps and views blog: Shattered Maps

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lan Panoramique Expo 1958, Brussels 1958. British Library Maps.CC.6.a.74.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Felix Booth

Brilliant Maps: Byzantine Constantinople Before It Was Istanbul

British Library: Maps and views blog: Cover story

British Library: Untold lives blog: The East India Company and Nootka Sound

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Johannes Honter

Map of Transylvania. Made in 1532 by Johannes Honterus. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Map of Transylvania. Made in 1532 by Johannes Honterus.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Albert Neisser and the Causative Agent of Gonorrhea

Society for the History of Technology: Reproductive Technologies in Modern America

Sevo-Awesome: Harold Griffith and the Curare Connection

The Herald: Unknown gem proves a cut above the rest in city centre

Nursing Clio: Mental Health and Criminal Justice in Civil War Kentucky

Remedia: Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

Nicolaus Rüdinger, Topographisch-chirurgische Anatomie des Menschen (Stuttgart, 1877). National Library of Medicine. Wilhelm His dismissed Rüdinger’s “images…which are half photograph, half painting, [and which] make a rather uncomfortable impression” (1891).

Nicolaus Rüdinger, Topographisch-chirurgische Anatomie des Menschen (Stuttgart, 1877). National Library of Medicine. Wilhelm His dismissed Rüdinger’s “images…which are half photograph, half painting, [and which] make a rather uncomfortable impression” (1891).

Thomas Morris: A dismal tail

Early Modern Medicine: Calling for Back Up

Atlas Obscura: The Mistaken Case of the Killer Cornbread

Joseph T Clover: Combined gas and ether apparatus, 1876

Thomas Morris: Firearm fires forearm

Wellcome Library: Early modern Ottoman spaces and sites of medical healing and learning

Circumcision of a male infant. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Circumcision of a male infant.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Atlas Obscura: Under the Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum

BBC News: Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

Duke University Libraries: From the History of Medicine Artifacts Collection: Perkins’s Tractors

Royal College of Physicians: Escaping the Holocaust: the stories of three RCP fellows

The History of Modern Biomedicine: Keith Norris

The Discovery of Bioelectricity: Thomas Willis: A Brief Biography

Thomas Willis Pathologiae cerebri et nervosi generis specimen Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Willis
Pathologiae cerebri et nervosi generis specimen
Source: Wikimedia Commons

JRMS: Thomas Willis and the background to Cerebri Anatome

Hektoen International: Stephen Hales

Pen and Pension: A Pair of Famous Quacks

PLOS: Investigation of a Medieval Pilgrim Burial Excavated from the Leprosarium of St Mary Magdalen Winchester, UK

Thomas Morris: The case of the luminous patients

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Rhapsody in Books Weblog: January 24, 1950 – Patent Issued for the Microwave Oven

Don Suber: Exceptional American of the day: Percy Spencer, invented the microwave oven

Museum of Modern Art: Peter Cook Plug-in City: Maximum pressure Area, project, Section 1964

Atlas Obscura: The 19th-Century Iron Balls Still Cleaning the Paris Sewers

BBC News: How Rudolf Diesel’s engine changed the world

Smithsonian.com: Why Did People Think Steam-Powered Cars Were a Good Idea?

Fred Marriott in his modified Stanley Steamer, the Rocket, shortly before he broke the land-speed record. (Wikimedia Commons)

Fred Marriott in his modified Stanley Steamer, the Rocket, shortly before he broke the land-speed record. (Wikimedia Commons)

laststandonzombieisland: The Reich’s diesel-powered floating airport

R.A. MOOG: Moog Archives

Historic England: Mills

Conciatore: Creative Use of Mirrors

Atlas Obscura: In 1969, One Inventor Tried to Sell Police a ‘Net Gun’ for catching Robbers

On Display: Exhibit at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science Cambridge

The question of value: what is a sextant worth?

The question of value: what is a sextant worth?

IEEE USA: Insight: The Long Road to Consumer Virtual Reality, Part 1

Hakai Magazine: No Wool, No Vikings

Geek History: Early television technology frequently asked questions

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Andrija Mohorovičič and the Mohorovičič Discontinuity

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

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CBC News: How one man’s basement collection became ‘a Canadian treasure’

NICHE: Down the Line: Exploring the Environmental History of Pipelines

The New York Times: A Pioneering Woman of Science Re-Emerges After 300-Years

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands, had a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist. CREDITJACOB HOUBRAKEN, AFTER GEORG GSELL, VIA METAMORPHOSIS INSECTORUM SURINAMENSIUM, AMSTERDAM 1705, THE HAGUE, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE NETHERLANDS

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands, had a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist. CREDITJACOB HOUBRAKEN, AFTER GEORG GSELL, VIA METAMORPHOSIS INSECTORUM SURINAMENSIUM, AMSTERDAM 1705, THE HAGUE, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE NETHERLANDS

Early Women in Science: Maria Sibylla Merian (Entomologist, Natural History Illustrator)

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium

The Scotsman: How The Scotsman broke the story of the Ice Age

The Recipes Project: Thinking About 17th C. Potatoes (and Eating Them)

History Today: The TrowelBlazing Women of Archaeology

Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: HPS in 20 Object: Object 11: Astbury Camera

Astbury experiments with his electron microscope

Astbury experiments with his electron microscope

EurekAlert! One of the world largest digital herbaria launched

Oxford Academic: Environmental History: The Early Melon and the Mechanical Gardener: Towards an Environmental History of Timekeeping in the Long Eighteenth Century

Academia: ‘A Regiment of Skeletons and an Army of Bottles’: Reading the Hunterian Museum in Nineteenth-Century Scientific and Popular Culture

The New Yorker: The Atomic Origins of Climate Science

History of Geology: Kangaroos and geologists: The first geological exploration of Australia

TrowelBlazers: Gertrude Bell

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Mark Witton: New paper: when the short-necked, giant azhdarchid pterosaur Hatzegopteryx ruled Late Cretaceous Romania

The Siberian Times: Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Artic from unscrupulous bone hunters

Special Collections at Mizzou: An almanack for the year of our Lord…  calculated for and fitted to the meridian of Boston in New-England …  Boston : Printed by B. Green …, 1721.

Herbology Manchester: The Travelling Botanist: Cinnamon, a spice of many tales

This Day in Water History: January 27, 1907: Colorado River Levee Repaired

Paige Fossil History: How to Find the Missing Link (According to Dubois)

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Deriving Mr Davy

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Verge: Here’s how underground chemist Tim Scully planned to save the world with LSD

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

BSHS: HSTM and REF: An Insider’s Perspective

CBC News: Voices from the past: CBC North to preserve historic Indigenous language programs

the many-headed monster: Imagining the Past

Literacy of the Present: Sci-Comm: What is to be done?

The Philadelphia Tribune: Wagner Institute still a beacon to explore nature, science

UCL: Alchemy – STS Newsletter

Browne initially thought snails did not have eyes - partly because they had four horns which appeared to be similar structures, and he thought it unlikely for any animal to have four eyes. Getty Images. Photograph: Getty Images

Browne initially thought snails did not have eyes – partly because they had four horns which appeared to be similar structures, and he thought it unlikely for any animal to have four eyes. Getty Images. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool University Press: Using Primary Sources: an Open Access teaching and study resource

Recommended Dose: Better together: MOOCs and the ancient world

The Detroit News: New name: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Wonders & Marvels: Divine Fat: Butter in Spiritual Mythology

The H-Word: Do snails have eyes? Seventeenth century ‘mythbuster’ and science communicator, Sir Thomas Browne, investigates

The Guardian: Margaret Pereira obituary

At the Metropolitan police laboratory, Margaret Pereira was involved in investigating the murder of Lord Lucan’s nanny in 1974

At the Metropolitan police laboratory, Margaret Pereira was involved in investigating the murder of Lord Lucan’s nanny in 1974

Wiki Edu: The Roundup: Cold War Science

Lady Science Announcements: 2015–2016 Anthology: Lady Science: Volume 2

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Bentley

The Guardian: Annette Karmiloff-Smith obituary

 Annette Karmiloff-Smith researched Alzheimer’s disease characteristics in people with Down’s syndrome. Photograph: William Marslen-Wilson

Annette Karmiloff-Smith researched Alzheimer’s disease characteristics in people with Down’s syndrome. Photograph: William Marslen-Wilson

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Golden Sun

Conciatore: Transmutation of Iron

The recovery of copper from vitriolated waters, from De Re Metallica, 1556, by Agricola (Georg Bauer).

The recovery of copper from vitriolated waters,
from De Re Metallica, 1556, by Agricola (Georg Bauer).

Old Operating Theatre: Seeing is Believing: Spiritualism in the Victorian Era – Part 1

Heterodoxology: Comparison and the Study of Esotericism

Providentia: The Devil and George Lukins

The History Vault: Spells for Sale: The Grubby Reality of Magic in Early Modern England

BOOK REVIEWS:

Smithsonian.com: Revel in These Wondrous Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience

History Today: The Reinvention of Seeing

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Books!

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brainpickings: Rachel Carson’s Touching Farewell to Her Dearest Friend and Beloved

Nature: Higher Education: The making of US academia

 

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950

Historiens de la santé: Medical Practice, 1600-1900: Physicians and Their Patients

HarperCollins Publishers: Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition

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University of Wales Press: William Robert Grove: Victorian Gentleman of Science

Historiens de la santé: La Faute à Hippocrate ! Autoportrait de Bussy-Rabutin en malade

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Nursing Clio: “Witness the ‘Wall of Genitals’”: Anatomical Display at Brooklyn’s House of Wax

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Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

ILAB: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

The Guardian: The charisma droids: today’s robots and the artists who foresaw them

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)

Journal of Victorian Culture Online: Charlotte Mathieson, ‘Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy’

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

CLOSING SOON: The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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CLOSING SOON: The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

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

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: Public lecture: Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist – Professor Tom Solomon

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The Linnaean Society:

The Linnaean Society: So Many Celestial Animals so Vividly Drawn: Birds and Their Images in Pre-Linnaean Italy 9 February 2017

LSE: Lecture: The “Universe” Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind’s View of Itself 22 February 2017

National Library of Scotland: Lecture on the Scottish Map Trade 2 March 2017

OS: Mapping showcase at the British Library 10 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

University of Birmingham: Lecture: Making Manhood, Making Science: Myths of identity in modern sport and exploration 6 February 2017

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The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster 21 February 2017

UCK School of Pharmacy: BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal 6 February 2017

NYAM: Event Announcement: The Roles of Physicians in 19th Century Polar Exploration 1 February 2017

Surgeon’s Hall Museum: Lecture: Burke and Hare: Dissected 27 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

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The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

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 Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

liverpool-editathonPAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Newton Discovers Refraction of Light (1827) Pelagio Palagi Romanticised & imagined painting of Newton (Palagi Pelagio, 19thC) h/t @beckyfh

Newton Discovers Refraction of Light (1827) Pelagio Palagi
Romanticised & imagined painting of Newton (Palagi Pelagio, 19thC) h/t @beckyfh

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

American Society for Microbiology: Alice Evans – First Woman President of ASM (Formerly SAB) – Slide Show

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: The Eclipse Chaser – Objectivity #101

Youtube: Atomcentral: Ranger Able – First Test at the Nevada Test Site

Youtube: Challenger Disaster Live on CNN

Youtube: Royal Society: Captain Cook Chronometers – Objectivity #104

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 3: The Essay: Taking Aim – Renaissance-Style

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Translation Movement

BBC Radio 4: Inside Science: Crime, volcanoes, ghosts and how we are influenced by genes of unrelated others

Chemistry World: Adamantane

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Workshop: Preparing to Present 11 March 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

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

BSHS: Ayrton Prize Best History of Science Web Project Deadline 10 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

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

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

Conférence de Laurence Monnais (Historienne, Université de Montréal): Médecine et santé : historiciser et « décoloniser » une relation (dis)tendue 26 janvier 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

The Royal Society: Scientific Diaries Workshop 27 January 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 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

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University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 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

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

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

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 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

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 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

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

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

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

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

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

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

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

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

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

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 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 Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

 

Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Nottingham: PhD Studentship – Manuscripts and Special Collections

University of Exeter: Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #23

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 #23

Monday 23 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week and another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

I started my career in history not as a historian but as an archaeologist and although I dropped out of university after only one year, over the next eight years or so I racked up an impressive amount of experience as a freelance field archaeologist or digger as we were known in the dim and distant days of the 1970s.

I am also for my sins the son of a professional archaeologists and although my father’s area of study was South East Asia, he got his excavation experience in the UK in the 1950’s, including being part of the team under the leadership of Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson (under whom I studied twenty years later), which carried out the first modern excavation of Stonehenge. My father’s work involved investigating the so-called Avenue, the circa 3 kilometre path leading from Stonehenge to the River Avon.

The Avenue at Stonehenge looking NEE towards Old and New King Barrows Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Avenue at Stonehenge looking NEE towards Old and New King Barrows
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Avenue is just one of the features of the Stonehenge landscape whose archaeological integrity is severely threatened by the British governments plans to modernise the A303 by constructing a massive tunnel where it passes Stonehenge.

Boundary and key sites on the Avebury section of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site Source: Wikimedia Commons

Boundary and key sites on the Avebury section of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site
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For a historian I have a surprisingly ambivalent attitude to historical conservation. I think some authorities are over eager in slapping conservation orders and listed building status on every heap of rubble that is more than fifty years old but Stonehenge is in the true meaning of the word unique. It is one of the most important archaeoastronomical sites on the entire planet and, although severely battered, it has survived nearly 4000 years of human abuse. I think we should do everything within our power to see that it survives another 4000.

Sign petitions! Raise a ruckus! Write to your MP! Do what ever is necessary to stop this barbaric plan to drive a massive motorway tunnel through one of the most precious archaeological landscapes in the world!

Youtube: Tom Holland: No Tunnel! Save Stonehenge!

The Conversation: Archaeologists: the A303 is a crucial part of Stonehenge’s setting

Quotes of the week:

“People don´t love science, they just love a pornographic caricature of it” – David Bressan (@David_Bressan)

“They wanted a plutocracy – government by dwarf planets” – John Wilkins (@john_s_wilkins)

“I’d love to hear a musical arrangement of a blackbird’s song”

“Orchestral?”

“No, just a blackbird” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, born 18 January 1882

A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, born 18 January 1882

“Narnia, Westeros and Middle Earth are queuing up for a trade deal with the UK, says Boris Johnson” – Marcus Chown (@marcuschown)

“Word of the day: kakistrocracy—government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens (from the Greek for worst, kakistos)” – Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo)

“Psych: I’ve got good news for you: you don’t have an inferiority complex; you *are* inferior” – CHOTS (@KentCHOTS)

“The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook: a superposition of Jerome Cardano and quantum theory” – Michael Brooks (@DrMichaelBrooks)

“History is nothing but a legacy of unintended consequences” – Patrick McCray (@LeapingRobot)

Joseph Addison describes himself as a "citizen of the world" in London in 1711 h/t @sally_holloway

Joseph Addison describes himself as a “citizen of the world” in London in 1711 h/t @sally_holloway

“A ‘foible’ is something coughed up by cats in New York” – Jason (@NickMotown)

“How did you know so much about computers?”

Grace Hopper – “I didn’t, it was the first one” – Interviewed by David Letterman

“Let the Dark Ages begin. Raise the sorcerers from their mountain caves. Weaponise everything!!

Make Alchemy Great Again” – Rohit Gupta (@fadesingh)

“There really is nothing like a good book. Well, except for an average book. That’s pretty similar, just not quite as good” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“A historian is crying. His tears are clocks” – Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot)

Stolen from Marty Mouse House on Facebook

Stolen from Marty Mouse House on Facebook

Birthday of the Week:

 Marie-Anne Paulze born 20 January 1758

Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze with her husband Antoine Lavoisier Source: Wikimedia Commons

Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze with her husband Antoine Lavoisier
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Linday Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Marie-Anne Paulze

Johannes Schöner born 16 January 1477 died 16 January 1547

Joan Schöner Mathematicus Source: Wikimedia Commons

Joan Schöner Mathematicus
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Circumnavigating the Globe

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Dying to make life easier for historians

Youtube: John Hessler, author of A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox

Youtube: Library of Congress: A Globemaker’s Toolbox: Johannes Schöner & the Revolution of Modern Science 1475­–1550

Benjamin Franklin born 17 January 1706

Franklin in London, 1767, wearing a blue suit with elaborate gold braid and buttons, a far cry from the simple dress he affected at the French court in later years. Painting by David Martin, displayed in the White House. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Franklin in London, 1767, wearing a blue suit with elaborate gold braid and buttons, a far cry from the simple dress he affected at the French court in later years. Painting by David Martin, displayed in the White House.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Benjamin Franklin

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Benjamin Franklin

The New York Times: For Ben Franklin’s Birthday, His First Piece of Printing Reappears

Smithsonian.com: Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women)

 

Edward Tyson born 20 January 1651

Edward Tyson Portrait by Edmund Lilly (c. 1695) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edward Tyson Portrait by Edmund Lilly (c. 1695)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

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Horace Wells born 21 January 1815

Dr. Horace Wells Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Horace Wells
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Connecticut History: Horace Wells Discovers Pain-free Dentistry

Anesthesiology: Horace Wells’ Demonstration of Nitrous Oxide in Boston

Francis Bacon born 22 January 1561

The 18-year-old Francis Bacon. Inscription around his head reads: Si tabula daretur digna animum mallem, Latin for "If one could but paint his mind". National Portrait Gallery, Londonby Nicholas Hilliard, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578 Source: Wikimedia Commons

The 18-year-old Francis Bacon. Inscription around his head reads: Si tabula daretur digna animum mallem, Latin for “If one could but paint his mind”. National Portrait Gallery, London by Nicholas Hilliard, watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Baconian Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Lisa commits the ‘father of’ sin

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Songs from the History of Science: The Astronomer’s Drinking Song

Yovisto: Lunokhod 2 and the Soviet Moon Progamme

AHF: Robert R. Wilson

NASA: Biographical Data: Eugene A. Cernan

In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus–Littrow valley. Near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface, Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover's umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt's reflection can just be made out in Cernan's helmet. NASA / Harrison H. Schmitt Source: Wikimedia Commons

In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus–Littrow valley. Near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface, Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover’s umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt’s reflection can just be made out in Cernan’s helmet.
NASA / Harrison H. Schmitt
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gizmodo: These Are The Last Words That Were Said On The Moon

AHF: Irene Joliot-Curie

WMOT Roots Radio: Modern Cosmology Turns 100

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Gazette: This month in history: Terra Nova Expedition 1910–13

Yovisto: The Nimrod Expedition

Scott Polar Research Institute Ceiling Arctic

Scott Polar Research Institute: Ceiling Arctic

Scott Polar Research Institute: Picture Library catalogue: Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921–22

Scott Polar Research Institute: Ceiling Antarctic

Scott Polar Research Institute: Ceiling Antarctic

The European Library: Manuscript Maps of Switzerland and Abroad

Daily News: Turkey’s cartographic history is on display at museum

BBC Culture: The provocative maps that tell Britain’s history

staugustine.com: St. Augustine Historical Society works to save ‘precious historical documents

The Journal of the Hakluyt Society: Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Robert Bartlett, and the Karluk Disaster: A Reassessment

Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

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Medievalists.net: A 16th century view of North America in the Vallard Atlas

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Medicine, Ancient and Modern Blog: The Real Stuff: Galen and the Middle East

Ciara Meehan: Sex Education Without the Sex

Thomas Morris: The boy who vomited his own twin

Thomas Morris: The soldier operated on himself

The Public Domain Review: A Treatise on Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820)

Atlas Obscura: Romans Used to Ward Off Sickness with Flying Penis Amulets

A winged phallus at the British Museum in London ASHLEY VAN HAEFTEN

A winged phallus at the British Museum in London ASHLEY VAN HAEFTEN

Notches: Church Ladies for Choice: Queer Responses to Anti-Abortion Politics in the 1990s

Medium: A Handy Guide to Death by Masturbation

The Public Domain Review: Nekrokedeia or The Art of Embalming (1705)

The Globe and Mail: How the discovery of stem cells revolutionized medicine

The Guardian: Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

Remedia: The Backstage of Hysteria: Medicine in the Photographic Studio

Figure 5: “Faradisation progressive du muscle frontal chez une hystérique dans la catalepsie”, Albert Londe, La Photographie Médicale, 1893, p.93.

Figure 5: “Faradisation progressive du muscle frontal chez une hystérique dans la catalepsie”, Albert Londe, La Photographie Médicale, 1893, p.93.

The Recipes Project: Searching for Syphilis in Recipe Books

general-anaesthesia.com: Professor James Young Simpson (1811–1870)

Southern Spaces: DDT Disbelievers: Health and the New Economic Poisons in Georgia after World War II

The New Inquiry: Lady Science: Healing History

Northumberland Archives: The travels of TB patients – other sanatoria from the Stannington patient files

Medievalists.net: Toxicology and Treatment: Medical Authorities and Snake-bite in the Middle Ages

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Atlas Obscura: Poveglia Plague Island

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: Contagion Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Storia Della Medicina. Il Blog: Il Galvanometro A Corda

Nursing Clio: Coat Hangers and Knitting Needles: A Brief History of Self-Induced Abortion

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

wnpr: Hartford Was the Typewriter Capital of the Country

Lemelson Center: Yankee Ingenuity: Hartford, CT

Conciatore: Reflections on the Mirror

Conciatore: Like Snow from Heaven

Atlas Obscura: The Voder, the First Machine to Create Human Speech

Yovisto: Thomas Sopwith and his legendary aircrafts

Thomas Sopwith around 1911. Image: Library of Congress

Thomas Sopwith around 1911. Image: Library of Congress

boston.com: It’s been exactly 98 years since a giant wave of molasses killed 21 people in Boston

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Federico Faggin Biography

BT: Captain Scott’s British Antarctic Exhibition (sic): The role BT’s ancestor played in designing his phone system

Yovisto: Thomas Augustus Watson – Recipient of the Very First Phone Call

Yovisto: Ray Dolby and the Noise Reduction System

Atlas Obscura: In the 1960s, Telegraph Poles Were Equipped With Nuclear Bomb Alarms

Strategic Air Command headquarters, c. 1961. NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Strategic Air Command headquarters, c. 1961. NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

BBC News: Alan Turing’s notebook goes on display at Bletchley Park

Mail Online: Cracking the Enigma code was diversion for Alan Turing

Othmeralia: Electrical Heating by Edwin J. Houston 1895

Scottish Science Hall of Fame: James Watt (1736–1819)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – David Steel

Interesting Engineering: The 20 Greatest Engineers of All Time

Atlas Obscura: C-97 Stratofreighter at the Don Q Inn

Engineering-Timelines: Mersey Railway

The New York Times: Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

 

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Colonel Unthank’s Norwich: When Norwich was the centre of the world

NICHE: Environmental History, Conservation, and the Social Sciences

Mapping Ignorance: Columbus and the shape of the Earth, a “Hollywood” story

Yovisto: August Weismann – the Founder of Neo-Darwinism

Yovisto: Gaspard Bauhin and the Classification of Plants

Twilight Beasts: Time capsules from the Ice Age

A mummified Arctic Ground Squirrel from Alaska. 20,000 years ago this squirrel curled up and went to sleep. But never woke up. (Image by Ryan Somma, Public Domain)

A mummified Arctic Ground Squirrel from Alaska. 20,000 years ago this squirrel curled up and went to sleep. But never woke up. (Image by Ryan Somma, Public Domain)

Yovisto: François Lenormant and the Akkadian Language

Yovisto: Caspar Friedrich Wolff – the Founder of Embryology

A short history of climate change: Story two. Dr Keeling and his curve

3 Languedoc-Roussillon: L’herbier géant de l’Institut de botanique de Montpellier bientôt numérisé

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Specimen of the Week 275: Mystery wax models

Forbes: From Art to Myth, the Relationship of Our Ancestors with Volcanoes

The remains of the volcano of Thera in a print from 1866. Photo by David Bressan.

The remains of the volcano of Thera in a print from 1866. Photo by David Bressan.

 

Scientific Chamber of Horrors: Frank versus the volcano (1929)

The Royal Institution: Ten Journals of John Tyndall newly identified at the Royal Institution

Letters from Gondwana: Forgotten Women of Paleontology: Emily Dix

Natural History Museum: The whale story: Richard Owen

Staff stand in front of a blue whale model. In this photo, taken in the 1930s, the Whale Hall had only just opened.

Staff stand in front of a blue whale model. In this photo, taken in the 1930s, the Whale Hall had only just opened.

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Artturi Ilmari Virtanen and the AIV Silage

Nature: Chemistry: The hidden war

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Franklin

Edward Frankland 1894 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edward Frankland 1894
Source: Wikimedia Commons

APS News: This Month in Physics History: January 19, 1894: James Dewar produces solid air

CHF: Marie Maynard Daily

Marie Maynard Daly. Queens College Silhouette Yearbook, 1942. Courtesy Queens College.

Marie Maynard Daly. Queens College Silhouette Yearbook, 1942.
Courtesy Queens College.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

npr: Passions Flare Over Memory of the Manhattan Project

The National Bureau of Economic Research: Prestige and Profit: The Royal Society of Arts and Incentives for Innovation, 1750­–1850

Cognitive Medium: Thought as a Technology

The Recipes Project: Tales from the Archives: A New Year’s Recipe from Old Prussia

The National Archives: Science and Technology Archives Group

The Irish Times: Unthinkable: The Islamic thinker who ‘proved’ God exists

Auxiliary Hypothesis: Scientific explanation from the history and philosophy of science to general philosophy of science (and back again… and again… and again) | Lina Jansson

Conciatore: Montaigne in Florence

University of Leiden: Personal archive of Christiaan Huygens online

Christiaan Huygens, relief by Jean-Jacques Clérion, around 1670? Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christiaan Huygens, relief by Jean-Jacques Clérion, around 1670?
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Royal Society: The Repository: Hats off to 2017!

The #EnvHist Weekly

Archaeology: Recovering Hidden Texts

Bulletin of the History of Medicine: Volume 90, Number 4, Winter 2016 Table of Contents

Journal of the American Revolution: Thomas Jefferson, Scientist

History of Medicine & Medical Humanities: New Research Portal

newsworks: After leading British Museum, scientist in his element at Chemical Heritage Foundation

Chemical Heritage Foundation president Robert Anderson formerly directed the British Musuem. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Chemical Heritage Foundation president Robert Anderson formerly directed the British Musuem. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The New Inquiry: Lady Science: Feminist Anthropology Part II

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Why Mathematicus?

Nautilus Cosmos: Why an Expert on Black Holes Reads the Bhagavad Gita

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Motherboard: The ‘Hidden Figures’ of NASA’s Early Years and the Woman Who Told Their Story

Notches: Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome

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The New York Times: Evolutionary Wars: How Darwin’s Masterwork Shook Up America

Popular Science: The Voynich Manuscript – Raymond Clemens (Ed.)

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The End of Epilepsy? A history of the modern era of epilepsy research 1860-2010

CRNS Editions: Une histoire des empires maritimes

Harvard University Press: Success and Suppression: Arabic Science and Philosophy in the Renaissance

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fmsh: le comptoir des presses d’universités: Les enseignants de la Faculté des sciences de Nancy et de ses instituts Dictionnaire biographique (1854-1918)

Faith and Wisdom in Science: ‘Let There Be Science’ – Publication Day

Historiens de la santé: Women Medical Doctors in the United States Before the Civil War: A Biographical Dictionary

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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)

Journal of Victorian Culture Online: Charlotte Mathieson, ‘Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy’

Science: How a 19th century concoction transformed oil painting

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

CLOSING SOON: Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

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Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

CLOSING SOON: The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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CLOSING SOON: The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

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

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Atlantic: Hidden Figures and the Appeal of Math in an Age of Inequality

Kepler’s Trial: An Opera

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Fusion: A movie about black female mathematicians just beat ‘Star Wars’ to become the top film in America

The Atlantic: What Sets the Smart Heroines of Hidden Figures Apart

Physics Today: Hidden Figures effectively portrays brilliant women making scientific history

New York Times: ‘Hidden Figure’ Ties ‘Rogue One’ at Box Office

Lady Science: ‘Hidden Figures’: Finally a NASA film not about white guys

ars technica: Hidden Figures is the perfect space race movie

The Huffington Post: I Shouldn’t Have to Learn Black History From a Movie

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

EVENTS:

The Royal Society: Workshop: Scientists and their Diaries 27 January 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

Truman State University: Lecture: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

University of Birmingham: Lecture: Making Manhood, Making Science: Myths of identity in modern sport and exploration 6 February 2017

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The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster 21 February 2017

UCK School of Pharmacy: BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal 6 February 2017

NYAM: Event Announcement: The Roles of Physicians in 19th Century Polar Exploration 1 February 2017

Surgeon’s Hall Museum: Lecture: Burke and Hare: Dissected 27 January 2017

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture 31 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

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The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

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 Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

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PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Christiaan Huygens. Cut from the engraving following the painting of Caspar Netscher by G. Edelinck, between 1684 and 1687. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christiaan Huygens. Cut from the engraving following the painting of Caspar Netscher by G. Edelinck, between 1684 and 1687.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Under the Microscope – Objectivity #102

Youtube: Royal Society: Halley’s Fish – Objectivity #6

Youtube: Royal Society: Under the Microscope – Objectivity #102

Youtube: Science Museum: Tom Heap looks at the past, present and future of agriculture at the Science Museum

Youtube: 3-hour Discussion on Metaphysics (Sheldrake, Dennett, Dyson, Toulmin, Sacks Gould and Kayser

Atlas Obscura: How Museum Preparators Uncover Fossil Specimens

Youtube: Al Capone’s Grave – Episode 10 – Under the Knife

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Farewell Doctor Finlay

NICHE: Nature’s Past Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

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

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Power Switch; How Power is Changing in a Networked World 31 March 2017

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

University of Pennsylvania: Conference: The Futures of Medieval Historiography 24–25 February 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

Conférence de Laurence Monnais (Historienne, Université de Montréal): Médecine et santé : historiciser et « décoloniser » une relation (dis)tendue 26 janvier 2017

University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

The Royal Society: Scientific Diaries Workshop 27 January 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 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

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University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 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

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 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

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

notchesUniversity of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 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

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

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

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

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

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

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

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

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

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

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 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 Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

CHSTM: Fellowships

Die Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel: Astronomisch-Physikalischen Kabinett: einer wissenschaftlichen Volontärin oder eines wissenschaftlichen Volontärs ab dem 01.03.2017 für die Dauer von zwei Jahren

University of Manchester: Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health School of Medical Sciences Medical Education: Research Associate in the History of Twentieth-Century Physiology & Genetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #22

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 #22

Monday 16 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another seven days have flowed past and once again it’s time for another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could pull together out of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Wikipedia celebrated its sixteenth birthday on 15 January, I am a Wikipedia editor, which just means that I’m a human being with a computer who takes the time and trouble to edit articles on Wikipedia. Over the years I read comments, again and again, on social media complaining about some aspect of Wikipedia. Usually the complaints in #histSTM are along the lines of there are not enough articles about women, minorities, people of colour etc. etc.

The people who make these complaints don’t seem to realise how Wikipedia functions. If you want something to change then you have to do it yourself. Complaining that the editors of Wikipedia are inherently sexist or whatever is a waste of time and effort. The output of Wikipedia is determined by the input and if you want the input changed don’t expect somebody to do it for you; you have to do it yourself.

People actively involved in promoting women in #histSTM, for example, have organised successful Wikipedia editathons at various times in which at a particular time people group together and make a concentrated effort to improve existing Wikipedia articles or add new ones for women they think should be included.

The Surgeon’s Hall Museum in Edinburgh are organising a history of medicine Wikipedia editathon next month. If you care about the history of medicine and how it is presented on Wikipedia go along and devote an hour or two to improving that presentation.

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

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If you don’t have time, don’t live in Edinburgh or your #histSTM interests are not necessarily in the history of medicine you can always do what I do; sit down at your computer at home, log into Wikipedia and start editing, it’s easier than you think.

“So honored to share a birthday with the British Museum, opened 15 January in 1759. What an inspiration in sharing knowledge” – Wikipedia (@Wikipedia)

Yovisto: All the World’s Knowledge ­ Wikipedia

The British Museum: History of the British Museum

Quotes of the week:

“Was wäre der Mensch ohne Telefon! Ein armes Luder. Was aber ist er mit dem Telefon? Ein armes Luder“ – Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935)

I don’t quite understand the Devil. He punishes evil-doers. So he must be against evil? – Roger Morris (@rnmorris)

“The Laws of Robotics for governments: A government may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Dennis Hopper talking about the Super Mario Bros movie

Dennis Hopper talking about the Super Mario Bros movie

‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme’ – Mark Twain

“I ain’t gonna tell you what to think, because if you get your social conscience from a guitar player you’re pretty fucked” – Carolyne Wonderland

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others” – Pericles

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Nurse: Is this photo of a camel?

My friend’s nanna (being tested for post-op awareness): No.

Nurse (concerned): No?

Nanna: It’s a dromedary – Miranda Keeling (@MirandaKeeling)

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“Obviously writing a Ladybird book on Quantum Mechanics has to be the pinnacle of my career” – Jim Al-Khalili (@jimkhalili)

“Every age has the Stonehenge it deserves—or desires” – Jacquetta Hawkes h/t @ProfDanHicks

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“I think that the interment of the remains of Mr Darwin in Westminster Abbey is in accordance with the judgment of the wisest of his countrymen…It would have been unfortunate if anything had occurred to give weight and currency to the foolish notion which some have diligently propagated, but for which Mr Darwin was not responsible, that there is a necessary conflict between a knowledge of Nature and a belief in God…”. A later, widely believed, rumour of a “deathbed conversion” to Christianity was denied by his daughter, who was actually present at his death. – Harvey Goodwin Bishop of Carlisle Memorial Sermon for Darwin preached at Westminster Abbey on the Sunday following Darwin’s funeral.

Birthday of the Week:

Simon Marius born 10 January 1573

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: One Day Later

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Goddess, her husband and his lovers

Marius Prognosticon Moons of Jupiter orbits

Marius Prognosticon Moons of Jupiter orbits

The Marius Portal

Nicolas Steno born 11 January 1638

Google Doodle celebrating Steno's birthday

Google Doodle celebrating Steno’s birthday

Google Doodles Archive: Nicolas Steno

Yovisto: Nicolas Steno and the Principles of Modern Geology

Geschichte der Geologie: Steno und die Anfänge der Stratigraphie

William Spottiswoode born 11 January 1825

William Spottiswoode Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Spottiswoode
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Spottiswoode

William Spottiswoode’s Induction Coil

William Spottiswoode’s Induction Coil

Igor Kurchatov born 12 January 1903

Igor Kurchatov – employee of the Radium Institute. Mid-1930s Source: Wikimedia Commons

Igor Kurchatov – employee of the Radium Institute. Mid-1930s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Igor Kurchatov

Yovisto: Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov – Father of the Soviet Atom Bomb

Huygens Landed on Titan 13 January 2005

Cutaway image of Huygens Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cutaway image of Huygens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Discover: News From Earth’s Wayward Twin

Astronomy Magazine: This video recaps the stellar landing of Huygens on Titan

ESA: Cassini-Huygens: Science Highlights from Huygens: #7. Titans Tiny Aerosols

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Scientist William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania, two moons of Uranus, 11 January1787 image NASA

Scientist William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania, two moons of Uranus, 11 January1787 image NASA

Royal Museums Greenwich: What is Greenwich Mean Time?

Astronomy: Fighting for Visibility

Yovisto: Carl David Anderson and the Positron

Yovisto: Project Diana hits the Moon

bbastrodesigns.com: Think you know who invented the reflecting telescope?

Yovisto: Joseph Jackson Lister and the Microscope

Achromatic microscope (1830): These used the more accurate achromatic lens developed by Joseph Jackson Lister

Achromatic microscope (1830): These used the more accurate achromatic lens developed by Joseph Jackson Lister

AHF: Edward Teller

Yovisto: Edward Teller

AHF: Isidor I. Rabi

FNA: Schrödinger’s cat & other physics tales

AHF: Robert F. Stone

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Newton shows the light: a commentary on Newton (1972) ‘A letter…containing his new theory about light and colours…’

The Logical Indian: Three Women Scientists Who Helped India Reach Mars In The Very First Attempt

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Making Science Public: The mystery of the missing Martians

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Paul Villard

Royal Museums Greenwich: Astronomy in the 19th century

The Atlantic: What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator?

Open Culture: How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked: Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

Yovisto: Edward Teller and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The ‘Balloon Maps’ That Aided Exploration, War, and Tourism

British Library: Maps and views blog: ‘Lhasa Englishman First’

OUP Blog: How has map reading changed since the 1600s?

Yovisto: Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole Expeditions

Royal Museums Greenwich: Shackleton’s search for the South Pole

Nimrod Expedition South Pole Party (left to right): Wild, Shackleton, Marshall and Adams.

Nimrod Expedition South Pole Party (left to right): Wild, Shackleton, Marshall and Adams.

 

Digital Journal: Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition’s crew

British Library: Asian and African Studies Blog. The Wise Collection: Acquiring Knowledge on Tibet in the late 1850s

British Library: Maps: The map of the world in the 20th century

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 

Beastly Histories: Popular Representations of the Victorian Vivisection Debate in Punch Magazine

Thomas Morris: The ear maggots

 

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 1. – Beginnings and the Way to London

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 2. – Medical School Days

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 3: A medical living and the arrival of ether

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: The great women of anaesthesia: Janet Lindsay Greig

Janet Lindsay Greig

Janet Lindsay Greig

Yovisto: Alec Jeffreys and the Genetic Fingerprint

Science Museum: Brought to Life: Nicholas Culpeper (1616–54)

The Recipes Project: How to Cure a ‘Headache’ in a Mesopotamian Way?

h-madness: Bulletin of the History of Medicine

BBC Culture: How Bedlam became ‘a palace for lunatics’

Dr Alum Withey: Sick Servants in Early Modern Britain

Nicholas Maes, the Idle Servant – image from Wikimedia Commons

Nicholas Maes, the Idle Servant – image from Wikimedia Commons

The JAMA Network: Electromagnetic Foreign Body Locator in Otolaryngology

Thomas Morris: She cut off his nose with a carving knife

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Physical Examination and Diagnosis in the College Collections

NYAM: Dr David Hosack, Physician to Hamilton and Burr

The Atlantic: How Ancient Cure-Alls Paved the Way for Drug Regulation

JSTOR Daily: When Russia Conquered the World with White Oil

Nursing Clio: Faith, Reproductive Politics and Resistance: A Conversation with the Reverend Joan Bates Forsberg

Joan Forsberg. (Courtesy of Yale Divinity School Memorabilia, RG 53, Series 5: Faculty Photos.)

Joan Forsberg. (Courtesy of Yale Divinity School Memorabilia, RG 53, Series 5: Faculty Photos.)

DNA Science Blog: A Necessary Retelling of the Smallpox Vaccine Story

Smithsonian.com: The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today

Medievalists.net: Make-Up and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Slate: John Bailar’s Righteous Attack on the ‘war on Cancer’

Bizarre Victoria: The No Nose Club

Thomas Morris: Evacuated with a spoon

Academia: Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist and Plague in London

Medievalists.net: 10 Tips on Surviving a Poisoning from Maimonides

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Nottingham Post: Tributes paid to one of the heroes of Bletchley Park

CNN Money: Apple: Hello, iPhone

Smithsonian.com: Escape Artist harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn’t Want Anybody to Know

Cincinnati.com: How the suspension bridge became an icon

Yovisto: Donald Knuth and the Art of Programming

Yovisto: The Watches of Abraham-Louis Bréguet

Yovisto: William Hedley and his Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy 1862 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Puffing Billy 1862
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Valentin Glushko and the Space Race

The Royal Society: Forms of miners’ safety lamp

Yovisto: Baron Haussmann’s Renovation of Paris

Yovisto: Amelia Earhart – Record-Breaking Aviation Pioneer

Atlas Obscura: The Bird-Like Soviet Flying Machine That Never Quite Took Off

Bizarre Victoria: The Newark Steam Man

boingboing: My first Enigma machine: Mattel once sold a Barbie typewriter with built-in crypto capabilities

 

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Dittrick Museum Blog: Seeing Small: How the Microscope Changed Everything

Atlas Obscura: The Best kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was a Small, Short-legged Dog

MK Pulse Magazine: The fascinating story behind Colossus

Conciatore: Enamels in the 17th Century

The Spectator: The greatest hackers of the first world war

Tedium: Streaming Before Netflix

BBC News: Programming in the early days of the computer age

Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night Photo: G R Harvey

Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night
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Medievalists.net: River navigation in Medieval England

Smithsonian.com: This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Kyanite

Yovisto: How a Cobbler became the ‘Princeps Botanicorum’ – Carl Linnaeus

The New York Times: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

The New York Times Magazine: Neanderthals Were People, too

Yovisto: Elizabeth Gertrude Britton Knight and the Study of Mosses

Elizabeth Gertrude Knight (Later Britton) (1858-1934) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Elizabeth Gertrude Knight (Later Britton) (1858-1934)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

OUP Blog: Aldo Leopold at 130

CHF: Distillations: Man Made: A History of Synthetic Life

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Pengelly

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: Brixham Cave, 1859

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading December 2016

The Pleistocene Scene: Moving Beyond Trees: Metaphors for Evolution

TrowelBlazers: Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray, front centre, with Miss Hart-Davies, Mr Standen and Mr. Wilfred Jackson (May 1908). Murray supervised the public unwrapping - in front of an audience of 500 people – of a mummy from the Tomb of the Two Brothers at the Manchester Museum. Copyright Manchester Museum, all right reserved.

Margaret Murray, front centre, with Miss Hart-Davies, Mr Standen and Mr. Wilfred Jackson (May 1908). Murray supervised the public unwrapping – in front of an audience of 500 people – of a mummy from the Tomb of the Two Brothers at the Manchester Museum. Copyright Manchester Museum, all right reserved.

OZY.com: How Darwin’s Social Anxiety Nearly Prevented the Discovery of Evolution

Hakai Magazine: Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

International Business Times: It became cold. I mean, really cold: Global temperatures in the aftermath of the dinosaur-killing asteroid

This Day in Water History: January 13, 1916: Los Angeles Water Supply Purity

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Economic Botany Collection

Atlas Obscura: The Meatless, Wheatless Meals of World War I America

Yovisto: Matthew Fountaine Maury and the Oceanography

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Jan Baptiste Helmont and the Gases

Posthumous portrait of Jan Baptist van Helmont Source: Wikimedia Commons

Posthumous portrait of Jan Baptist van Helmont
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: Revolutionary Instruments: Lavoisier’s Tool’s as Objets d’Art

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Conciatore: Glass: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft

Advances in the History of Psychology: Winter 2017 Issue of JHBS Contents

Cambridge Core Blog: Deceived by Orchids

AEON: Child’s play

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 1 – January 2017 Table of Contents

Making Visible: The Graphic and Visual Practices of the Early Royal Society: An Image Interview with Alice Marples

Dr Charlotte Mathieson: New Research: Sunburn and Tanning in Victorian Medicine and Culture

Past & Present: History from Oxford: Volume 230 suppl 11 2016: The Social History of Archive Record Keeping in Early Modern Europe: Table of Contents (oa)

The Atlantic: All of Human Knowledge Buried in a Salt Mine

Hallstatt, Austria, is home to the world's largest salt mine—and a growing collection of information-storing ceramic plates.

Hallstatt, Austria, is home to the world’s largest salt mine—and a growing collection of information-storing ceramic plates.

OUP Blog: Spectacular science in the shadows of New York

The Recipes Blog: Illustrated Recipes in Crophill’s Cookery

Paul Graham: The Risk of Discovery

The Freethink Tank: Interview with Professor Jim Al-Khalili

littleBits: 7 women in STEM every kid should know: They changed the world

University of Glasgow Library: William Hunter’s Library: Transcribing the early catalogues

The #EnvHist Weekly

Blink: Raga Bhairavi for a dinosaur

Nautilus: Cosmos: Fine-Tuning Does Not Imply a Fine Tuner

Archivalia: Nachlass Alexander von Humboldts online

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Glassware in Alchemy

Antonio Neri (1598-1600), "Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo" f. 38

Antonio Neri (1598-1600),
“Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo” f. 38

Academia: The Philosopher-Magus: Apuleius in the Mirror of Theurgy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Popular Science: Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction – James Binney

The Renaissance Mathematicus: He fought for his mother

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Physics Today: The Glass Universe illuminates the lives of early female astronomers

Hakai Magazine: The Tide and Tides

Forbes: The 10 Best Popular Science Books of 2016: Biological Section

NEW BOOKS:

University of Chicago Press: Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovations in Twentieth Century America

Royal College of Physicians: In conversation: The curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne

The New York Times: Books: Best Sellers Science

Historiens de la santé: Childbirth, Maternity, and Medical Pluralism in French Colonial Vietnam, 1880–1945

Routledge: The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

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Cornell University Press: The Power of Systems

Boydell & Brewer: Setting Nutritional Standards: Theory, Policies, Practice

Academia: Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century (2 vols.)

Penguin: Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book)

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ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science: How a 19th century concoction transformed oil painting

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

CLOSING SOON: Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

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Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

 

CLOSING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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CLOSING SOON: The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

CLOSING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

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

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Kepler’s Trial: An Opera

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Fusion: A movie about black female mathematicians just beat ‘Star Wars’ to become the top film in America

The Atlantic: What Sets the Smart Heroines of Hidden Figures Apart

Physics Today: Hidden Figures effectively portrays brilliant women making scientific history

New York Times: ‘Hidden Figure’ Ties ‘Rogue One’ at Box Office

Lady Science: ‘Hidden Figures’: Finally a NASA film not about white guys

ars technica: Hidden Figures is the perfect space race movie

The Huffington Post: I Shouldn’t Have to Learn Black History From a Movie

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

EVENTS:

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Talk: Maister Peter Lowe and Glasgow 19 January 2017

The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster

UCK School of Pharmacy: BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal 6 February 2017

NYAM: Event Announcement: The Roles of Physicians in 19th Century Polar Exploration

Surgeon’s Hall Museum: Lecture: Burke and Hare: Dissected 27 January 2017

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture 31 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

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The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

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 Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Painting of John Arbuthnot, the physician and mathematician, by Godfrey Kneller Source: Wikimedia Commons

Painting of John Arbuthnot, the physician and mathematician, by Godfrey Kneller
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

ars technica: PBS’ Containment reflects on the challengers od storing radioactive waste

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Chic Inspector: Black Girls Code Interview The Stars of Hidden Figures

Greece High Definition: The Antikythera mechanism

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Soundcloud: Science Friday: Slow Science: A Look at Long-Lived Experiments

History Hit: Podcasts: January 10: The Wheel

KBPS: ‘Containment’ Envisions Nuclear Waste Storage 10,000 Years in the Future

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Birth of Photography

Book Lab: BookLab 014: The Big Picture; You Belong to the Universe; Time Travel

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

Conférence de Laurence Monnais (Historienne, Université de Montréal): Médecine et santé : historiciser et « décoloniser » une relation (dis)tendue 26 janvier 2017

University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

The Royal Society: Scientific Diaries Workshop 27 January 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 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

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University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 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

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 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

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

notchesUniversity of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

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Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 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

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

Indiana University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

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

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 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

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

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

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

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

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

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

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

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

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

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

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

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 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 Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

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

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

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‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

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

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Birkbeck, University of London: Lecturer A in Early Modern History (any aspect!)

New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology

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University of Manchester: Research Associate in the History of Twentieth-Century Physiology & Genetics

Royal Historical Society: RHS Grants for Postgraduate Research Expenses 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #21

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 #21

Monday 09 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The holiday season is finally over, in many European countries Epiphany on 6 January being the last public holiday, the bank account is empty and the belly too full but it is time to fill up the mind once again with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its smorgasbord of the histories of science, technology and medicine collected from the four corners of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Those who read our Art & Exhibitions subsection will have known for weeks that Dippy the Natural History Museum in London’s iconic diplodocus skeleton model was to be removed from the cavernous central hall of the museum and retired after 112 years of faithful service entertaining and astounding the visitors. Before he gets mothballed Dippy is going on a farewell tour of the UK.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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Although fairly muted there have been some murmurings and mutterings from the off about the removal of this much loved and truly iconic exhibit. Generations of visitors cannot only remember their own first sight of this 32 metre monster from the very distant past but also the joy of introducing their children and even their grandchildren to this symbol of the Jurassic. All of which raises the interesting question of permanence contra change in museums, especially large museums that are major attractions.

People visit these temples to history expecting to see and to marvel at famous and iconic exhibits; if one goes to the Louvre one wants to/must see the Mona Lisa. Museums are expected to fulfil such expectations. On the other hand museums are expected to move with the times offering their visitors new and exciting exhibitions and activities that can compete with the ever growing, ever more spectacular world of amusement offered by their competitors in the entertainment business. Museum of course have an obligation to inform and educate as well as to entertain but in order to do the former they must also, in this day and age, excel at the latter. First you have to bring in the punters before you can educate them.

At what point do the curators of a museum remove and replace an iconic exhibit such as Dippy? Are there exhibits, such perhaps as the Mona Lisa, that are too iconic ever to be replaced? Are those who mourn the passing of Dippy and with him part of their childhood just people who fail to move with the times? Or are they right to say/think that Dippy is the trademark of the Natural History Museum and like the Mona Lisa too iconic to be replaced? These are questions that all curators have to grapple with and in a time when the Natural History Museum’s sister the Science Museum is going through a series of massive renewals, ones that all of those who work in or take an interest in #histSTM should give more than a passing thought to.

Natural History Museum: Hintze Hall

BBC News: London visitors’ last chance to see Dippy ahead of tour

Twitter: UK News: When you have to flatpack a dinosaur and take it on tour

National Museums Northern Ireland: Discovering Diplodocus

The Guardian: Dippy’s last days: diplodocus leaves London after 112 years for farewell UK tour

About 90 million people are estimated to have seen Dippy

About 90 million people are estimated to have seen Dippy

Quotes of the week:

Happy Gnu Year from @LindaHall_org!

Happy Gnu Year from @LindaHall_org!

“Bloggers: this is your random reminder that you should credit artists for images you use” – Moiety Mouse (@moietymouse)

“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men” – Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

“If you want to geek out an historian years after you death, put a note in a file that says “this file should be cremated””Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger)

“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction allow a human being to come to harm” – Isaac Asimov (born 2 January 1920), Three Laws of Robotics, 1942

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“”Two-thousand and seventeen” does not share any letters with “prickly fig”. This will not happen again until 7000” – Matt Parker (@standupmaths)

Definition of a mathematician (c.1385): “he that telleth suche lengthe and brethe be in oon body that man may grope and fele” h/t @PiersatPenn

Not for the faint-hearted. My current reading: Aldini (1803). These are the heads of two unnamed 'brigands', recently beheaded ¬– Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Not for the faint-hearted. My current reading: Aldini (1803). These are the heads of two unnamed ‘brigands’, recently beheaded ¬– Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

„Die armen Historiker, die dereinst mal unsere ganzen Twitternachrichten auswerten müssen“ – Der Buddler (@DerBuddler)

“Unsere Sprache ist auch unsere Geschichte”– Jacob Grimm (1785-1863)

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“It makes more sense to celebrate New Year’s Day, as some cultures do, at the Spring Equinox..” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“We could also do with more _good_ kids books on history” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“Physicist Leo Szilard “Christmastime isn’t a time to work, it is a time to loaf”. Great minds know the need for rest to see a breakthrough” – Monica Owens (@MonicaKonrath)

 

“Philosophy of science that is not scientifically serious is not serious philosophy” – Clark Glymour h/t @bradweslake

“Science means never having to say you’re sorry (BUT DEFINITELY SAYING WHEN YOU’RE WRONG)” – Maggie Ryan Sandford (@Mandford)

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Haggard Hawks: Word of the Year 2016 SNOLLYGOSTER (n.) an unprincipled politician

“I’m German. Over here, we have a word for “angry, low-education, disaffected white nativist voters”.

We call them Nazis. And so should you” – Everyone’s Grudge (@paulengelhard)

“What happens if I push this button?” he said.

“Oh, nothing,” she said.

He pressed it down.”It’s when you let go that things get nasty.” – A Small Fiction (@ASmallFiction)

Birthdays of the Week:

 190th Birthday of Sir Sandford “Timezone” Fleming

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Sandford Fleming’s 190th Birthday

Frederick Hope born 3 January 1797

Frederick Hope  Source: Linda Hall Library

Frederick Hope
Source: Linda Hall Library

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Frederick Hope

Some nondescript insects from Assam"-described by F.W. Hope

Some nondescript insects from Assam”-described by F.W. Hope

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Hope Entomological Collections

 

James Ussher born 4 January 1581

James Ussher Peter Lely - National Portrait Gallery Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Ussher Peter Lely – National Portrait Gallery
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Ussher

Linda Hall Library: Ussher, James: Annales veteris testamenti, a prima mundi origine. London: Ex officina J. Flesher, 1650

The Renaissance Mathematicus: In defence of the indefensible

Alfred Russel Wallace born 8 January 1823

Alfred Russel Wallace Source: Wikimedia Commons

Alfred Russel Wallace
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Johnica P. Morrow: Alfred Russel Wallace’s 134th Birthday

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alfred Russel Wallace

History of Geology: A.R. Wallace on Geology, Great Glaciers and the Speed of Evolution

Paige Fossil History: Murdering Their Child: Wallace, Darwin, and Human Origins

Beetles illustrated in The Malay Archipelago by A.R. Wallace

Beetles illustrated in The Malay Archipelago by A.R. Wallace

Clarence King born 6 January 1842

Clarence King Source: Wikimedia Commons

Clarence King
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Clarence King

Pyramid Lake, Nevada-photograph from geological survey led by Clarence King

Pyramid Lake, Nevada-photograph from geological survey led by Clarence King

The New York Times: Sometimes One Man Can Live Two Lives

Chromolithograph of Shoshone Falls from geological survey led by Clarence King

Chromolithograph of Shoshone Falls from geological survey led by Clarence King

The Internet was possibly born 1 January 1983

Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers Source: Wikimedia Commons

Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: How the ARPANET became the Internet

 

Alfred Wegener held his Continental Drift Lecture 6 January 1912

Snider Pellegrini Wegener Fossil Map Fossil patterns across continents (Gondwana). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Snider Pellegrini Wegener Fossil Map
Fossil patterns across continents (Gondwana).
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Forbes: Alfred Wegener’s Lost Cause for his Continental Drift Theory

Yovisto: Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift

Johns Hopkins University Press: Alfred Wegener

Youtube: Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane HÖRBUCH Deutsch Wegener Full AudioBook German

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Satyendra Nath Bose and the Einstein-Bose Statistic

Yovisto: Urbain Le Verrier and the hypothetical Planet Vulcan

Yovisto: Giuseppe Piazzi and the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Franklin Institute: Celestial Globe

Erhardt Wiegel Celestial Globe

Erhardt Wiegel Celestial Globe

WomanAstronomer’s Blog: Search for a #WomanAstro, Somerville and a Death

Muslim Heritage: Arabic Eclipse Records Bring Light to Scientific Analysis of the Earth’s Rotation

AHF: Ernest Rutherford

AHF: Atomic Accidents

Royal Museums Greenwich: Airy’s Transit Circle telescope and the dawn of the Universal Day

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Vincent and Clare Whitehead’s Interview – Part 2

Journal for the History of Astronomy: On a Newly Discovered Copy of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus 1543 Edition

The New York Times: Why Vera Rubin deserved a Nobel

Physics Central: Buzz Blog: Raising a Glass to Vera Rubin & Dark Matter

bitchmedia: Translating the Universe Remembering Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin

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NASA: Who is Katherine Johnson?

NASA: Mary Jackson Biography

Smithsonia.com: The Market Crash That Cost Newton a Fortune

The Daily Galaxy: “The Glowing Nebula” – First 1900 Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

Atlas Obscura: Bracewell Radio Sundial

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Two view of the celestial spheres

Greenhill, John; Seth Ward (1617-1689), Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-1660), Bishop of Exeter and Salisbury;

Greenhill, John; Seth Ward (1617-1689), Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-1660), Bishop of Exeter and Salisbury;

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Medievalists.net: The Original Placement of the Hereford Map

NEH: Historical Atlas of Maine Wins Major Awards!

Ptak Science Books: An Exceptional Not-Very-Exceptional Map (1876)

"Carte Physique de l'Amerique dressee par Th. Joly", Avril 1876 Source: Ptak Science Books

“Carte Physique de l’Amerique dressee par Th. Joly”, Avril 1876
Source: Ptak Science Books

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Mother Jones: Dr. Orange: The Scientist Who Insists Agent Orange Isn’t Hurting America’s Veterans

IanVisits: The myth of Medieval Small Beer

Le Figaro: Des outils modernes pour comprendre la médicine préhistorique

Nursing Clio: On Hymens, Strength, and Nationalism

The Atlantic: A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program

Irish Medical Times: Lobotomy in Ireland: the single greatest mistake in the history of psychiatry

Grangegorman Mental Hospital

Grangegorman Mental Hospital

Atlas Obscura: An Adorable Swedish Tradition Has Its Roots in Human Experimentation

Social History of Medicine: ‘Everybody Likes a Drink. Nobody Likes a Drunk’. Alcohol, Health Education and the Public in 1970s Britain

Thomas Morris: The girl whose sweat turned black

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Epilepsy in the College Collections

Wellcome Collection Blog: How cultural contexts can shape mental illness

The Scotsman: How Hebridean island of Mingulay was ‘wiped out’ by plague

Mingulay. Pic: WikiCommons/Paul Store Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/how-hebridean-island-of-mingulay-was-wiped-out-by-plague-1-4331737

Mingulay. Pic: WikiCommons/Paul Store

TLS: The literary glamour of madness

Yovisto: Louis Braille and the Braille System

The Wood Library-Museum: Pitkin Tiltometer

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations of Madness: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom

Royal College of Physicians: Thomas Millington

Social History of Medicine: Russia and the Medical Drug Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Atlas Obscura: How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets

Anatomical fugitive sheets of a skeleton, male figure and a female figure, 1573. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON/CC BY 4.0

Anatomical fugitive sheets of a skeleton, male figure and a female figure, 1573. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON/CC BY 4.0

Robert Koch Institute: RKI-Jubiläum – Briefe von Robert Koch transkribiert und digitalisiert

Past Medical History: Claudius Galen

Spirit of Change: A History of Medicinal Mushrooms

The Recipes Project: What’s in a Name: Plaster of Paris

Yovisto: Sir Percivall Pott and his Cancer Research

Yovisto: The CT Scan of Tutankhamun

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Agner Erlang and the Mathematics of Telecommunication Traffic

Conciatore: Hooke’s Tears

Conciatore: Thomas Hobbes on Glass

Conciatore: Torricelli on Glass

BT: Great Scottish Inventors – How Bain, Bell, Baird and the Watt family changed the world

The Huntarian: Electric Pendulum Clock

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Wisconsin Historical Society: “Tracto” the “Talking” Robot

Smithsonian.com: On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt’s Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday: There is no longer an Escape

History Extra: 60-secod guide to Bletchley Park – the WW2 code-breaking centre that spawned the computer age and made the D-Day landings possible

Ptak Science Books: Beautiful Screws and Nails, 1888

Harvard Magazine: An Orphaned Sewing Machine

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Smithsonian.com: A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the ‘Titanic’

Ptak Science Books: Beautiful Screws and Nails, 1888

Apollo: What will become of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry?

Yovisto: Johann Philipp Reis Demonstrates the first Telephone

AHF: Richard Hamming

Yovisto: Richard Hamming and the Hamming Code

Yovisto: Ulman Stromer and the First Paper Mill North of the Alpes

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How papermaking crossed the Alps

Ulman Stromer’s Paper-mill. (From Schedel’s Buch der Chroniken of 1493.)

Ulman Stromer’s Paper-mill. (From Schedel’s Buch der Chroniken of 1493.)

 

Yovisto: Nikola Tesla – The Master of Lightnings

Yovisto: Jean-Pierre Blanchard crossed the English Channel in a Balloon

Ptak Science books: An Interesting Cutaway for the Graf Zeppelin, 1929

Ptak Science Books: A SteamPunk Torpedo Car of the Possible Future (1925)

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Naval Cross-Section of Superb Detail, 1851

Ptak Science Books: LOST at Sea and Waiting to be Saved (1877)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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International Business Times: Ancient auroch species close to being brought back to life by European scientists

Yovisto: Jule Gregory Charney and the Weather Prediction

Wonders & Marvels: Siegfried and the Dragon Legend Linked to Dinosaur Footprints?

ars technica: Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil

Phys Org: The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

A Short History of Climate Change: Story one: The chemist with a broken heart

Svante Arrhenius, c1910. Source: Wikipedia.

Svante Arrhenius, c1910. Source: Wikipedia.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arthur Hasler

Discover: Meet the Denisovans

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Specimen of the Week 273: The Narwhal Tusk

Yovisto: Johan Christian Fabricius and his Classification System for Insects

Paige Fossil History: On Admitting Error: Arthur Keith & the Taung Child

NASA: Computing the Origin of Life

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Detective work uncovers Perkin’s deep understanding of first synthetic dye

William Henry Perkin (* 12. März 1838 in East End, London; † 14. Juli 1907 in Sudbury) Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Henry Perkin (* 12. März 1838 in East End, London; † 14. Juli 1907 in Sudbury)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chemistry World: Woulfe’s bottle

AHF: Harold Urey

AHF: George Kistiakowsky

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

npr: Reflecting on Some of the Scientists We Lost in 2016

grammarly blog: Historic vs. Historical – Which Should I Use?

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet and Experimental Philosophy II

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Winners of 2016 Hakluyt Society Research Grants Announced

The Recipes Project: Here’s to a New Year!

tes: The history of science is like an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt – this is how we can engage learners

The New York Academy of Sciences: 200 Years of History in Images

Research Beyond Borders: Annotated almanacs in the Huntington Library

From the Grapevine: Einstein started a book club, and here’s the reading list

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Beauty in the Bones: A Night at the Old Operating Theatre!

The Conversation: Andrea Leadsom is wrong about the history of farming – and here’s why it matters

The #EnvHist Weekly

BSHS: The New BSHS translation Series

BHL: BHL Adds Two New European Affiliates

Process: a blog for American history: About NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality

NYAM: Become a Friend of the Rare Books Room

ESOTERIC:

Der Tagesspiegel: Berliner Forscher will die Alchemie rehabilitieren

Glänzende Ergebnisse. Wie „funktionierte“ die Alchemie? Antike Alchemisten glaubten, sie hätten Gold geschaffen, wenn ein von...FOTO: MAURITIUS IMAGES

Glänzende Ergebnisse. Wie „funktionierte“ die Alchemie? Antike Alchemisten glaubten, sie hätten Gold geschaffen, wenn ein von…FOTO: MAURITIUS IMAGES

BOOK REVIEWS:

Physics Today: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race; Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Lit Reactor: The Book as the Most Powerful Object of Our Times

Physics Today: Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

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The Guardian: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel review – the women who measured the stars

Nature: Publishing: A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s blockbuster

brainpickings: 100 Ideas That Changed Photography

NEW BOOKS:

Living Books About History: Histories of the Internet and the Web (oa)

Historiens de la santé: Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women’s Healthcare in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

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CUP: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic

Historiens de la santé: Nature’s Path: A History of Naturopathic Healing in America

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

CLOSING SOON: Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

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Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

CLOSING SOON: Ashmolean Museum: Power and Protection 20 October 2016–15 January 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

CLOSING VERY SOON: Tellers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Foundling Museum: Feeding the 400 23 September 2016–08 January 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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CLOSING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

CLOSING SOON: Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 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

CLOSING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

CLOSING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

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

CLOSING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

CLOSING SOON: Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

EVENTS:

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture 31 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

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Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

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 Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Physics Today: Hidden Figures effectively portrays brilliant women making scientific history

New York Times: ‘Hidden Figure’ Ties ‘Rogue One’ at Box Office

Lady Science: ‘Hidden Figures’: Finally a NASA film not about white guys

ars technica: Hidden Figures is the perfect space race movie

The Huffington Post: I Shouldn’t Have to Learn Black History From a Movie

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The New Yorker: David Attenborough’s Exploration of Nature’s Marvels and Brutality

BBC ONE: Call the Midwife: The Casebook 15 January 2017

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SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Intro to the History of Medicine – JHU Online Program in the History of Medicine

Youtube: The Centre for Computing History

Internet Archive: Hindenburg Explodes

Youtube: The Super-Continents Before Pangea

AEON: Adrift: ‘Space junk’ is a calamity in the making and a threat to anyone venturing off Earth

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BirdNote: The Dodo

BookLab: 014: The Big Picture; You Belong to the Universe; Time Travel

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Jumping Genes

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Birth of Photography

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Mesmerism

BBC Radio 4: Travels with Bob: Episode 4: Tommy Flowers

soundcloud: Light Falls by Brian Greene

BBC Radio 3: Words and Music: Maps

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Genetics

New Books Network: Brian Clegg: Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World

iTunes: Chalke Valley History Hit: Peter Frankopan The Silk Road

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 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

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 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

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the