Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #20

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 #20

Monday 02 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 2017 has arrived and so has its first edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links lists bringing all the histories of science, technology and medicine scooped up throughout the Internet over the last days of 2016.

The American astronomer Vera Rubin died at the age of 88 on 25 December 2016. Rubin played a central role in establishing an anomaly between the observed and the predicted rotational motions of spiral galaxies, which provide the strongest evidence to date of the dark matter hypothesis.

Vera Rubin mapped the motion of stars in spiral galaxies. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Vera Rubin mapped the motion of stars in spiral galaxies. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

“The first thing Vera Rubin said to me: “How do you think we solve the dark matter problem?” No one had ever asked what I thought before” – Dr. Chandra (@IBJIYONGI)

“So, besides scientific excellence, one key lesson of Vera Rubin’s life is the profound impact of treating ppl with respect & kindness” – Julianne Dalcanton (@dalcantonJD)

Her death raised, once again, the question as to why she had never been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, for her, by any definition, groundbreaking work in astrophysics. Some argue that although her work strongly supports a dark matter hypothesis, dark matter has never actually been detected and therefore it would be premature to have awarded her a Nobel for her work. Although there is a certain logic to this argument, as astrophysicist Katie Mack (@astrokatie) has pointed out, the 2011 Physics Nobel Prize was awarded for the evidence that suggests the presence of dark energy, which has also not yet been directly detected.

Vera Rubin on dark matter, “I’m sorry I know so little. I’m sorry we all know so little. But that’s kind of the fun, isn’t it?” h/t @overbye

Even stronger has been the suggestion that she has not been awarded the Nobel because of sexuel discrimination on the part of the Nobel committee. This accusation is underlined by the fact that in the one hundred and fifteen years that the Physics Nobel has been awarded only two women, Marie Curie and Maria Goeppart, have been so honoured as opposed to more than two hundred men.

(Only) 2 times has a woman been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie 1903 & Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963

(Only) 2 times has a woman been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie 1903 & Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963

The claim of sexism is underlined by the fact that until Pierre Curie protested, only he and not Marie was going to be awarded the then still young award.

All of this raises the more general question of the number of more than deserving scientists who have never been awarded a Nobel, which in turn raise the question of the whole veneration of the Nobel and its recipients. Do we give too much weight to the award of Nobel prizes in our assessment of the significance of a scientist’s work? Should we have a more equitable award system with a whole series of equally valued prizes being awarded every year instead of the singular Nobel? Should we scrap such prestige awards altogether? All that can be said for certain is that the system as it exists today is anything but satisfactory with more injustice than justice being done.

abc News: Female Astronomer Who Pioneered Research on Dark Matter Dies

BBC News: Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

The Washington Post: It’s been 53 years since a woman won the Nobel Prize in physics. What’s the holdup?

The Sydney Morning Herald: Vale Vera Rubin, the greatest astronomer you never heard of

Scientific American: Vera Rubin: 1928–2016

Slate: Vera Rubin, Discoverer of Dark Matter, Has Died

Washington Post: How Vera Rubin changed science

skepchic: RIP Vera Rubin, Who Should Have Won a Nobel Prize

New York Times: Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

The Guardian: Vera Rubin obituary

Michael Brooks: Meeting Vera Rubin

JSTOR Daily: From the Horse’s Mouth: Vera Rubin

Astronomy Magazine: How Vera Rubin confirmed dark matter

Discover: Astronomer Vera Rubin – The Doyenne of Dark Matter

The Astrophysical Journal, 238:471–487, 1980 June 1: Rotational Properties of 21 Sc Galaxies with a Large Range of Luminosities and Radii, From NGC 4605 (R=4 kpc) to UGC 2885 (R=122 kpc) Vera C. Rubin, W. Kent Ford, Jr., and Norbert Thonnard

“The conclusion is inescapable that nonluminous matter exists beyond the optical galaxy”

BBC: Vera Rubin

The Sydney Morning Herald: The women in science who never got the credit they deserved

Quotes of the week:

 “Thoughts to improve 2017: stop giving roles like science outreach and political communication strictly to comedians. Thoroughly sick of the notion everything must be constantly entertaining and have a punchline in order to teach. If you are one of these and think I’m subtweeting you YES I absolutely am. Smug end of year podcasts give the illusion of knowledge without any transfer of understanding, and it’s pushing out basic info. Distrust of experts is not a problem only of the right; happens when we habitually & preferentially raise entertainers above practitioners.” – Dr Brooke Magnanti (@belledejour)

“Die Hard was actually originally a pagan festival” – Andrew O’Neill (@destructo9000)

“If we ground ourselves in history, and carve out space for us in the present, we become free to imagine any future and make it possible” – medievalpoc (@medievalpoc)

“Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, clean Brexit?

Nah, it will probably be a Baldrick Brexit based on someone’s cunning plan” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Top tip: place a damp cloth over stale trends, and microwave them for 30 second to refresh” – Scott Smith (@changeist)

William Gilbert sums up intellectual life (Wootton. The Invention of Science p304) h/t @KateMorant

William Gilbert sums up intellectual life (Wootton. The Invention of Science p304) h/t @KateMorant

“Vermehren sich Mönche auch durch Zellteilung?” ­ – DerBuddler (@DerBuddler)

“Brot statt Böller”? Hab ich im letzten Jahr versucht. Nie wieder!

Wisst Ihr eigentlich, wie schwer sich so ein Baguette anzünden lässt? – DerBuddler (@DerBuddler)

“Mathematicians often like to point out the obvious, such as “Anagram is an anagram of anagram.” It gives them a sense of group identity” – Martin Gardner tweet (@WWMGT)

“What makes you think we have a civilization? We only have *pockets* of civilization.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., NIGHTLINE, 2001 h/t @austinkleon

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“The reason we can’t have a sensible debate about history’s role in our national identity is that “national identity” is a toxic myth” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

“There was a Jesuit at my college who began his course, “The Church and the Poor,” each semester by shouting “IT NEVER TRICKLES DOWN!”” – Liam Stack (@liamstack)

“The official Austrian Word of 2016 is BUNDESPRÄSIDENTENSTICHWAHLWIEDERHOLUNGSVERSCHIEBUNG” – Haggard Hawk Words (@HaggardHawks)

Jonathan Swift, on self-proclaimed "free thinkers" who abhor experts (1721) h/t @JolyonMaugham

Jonathan Swift, on self-proclaimed “free thinkers” who abhor experts (1721) h/t @JolyonMaugham

“Twitter is a place where you can watch ppl who don’t read books argue with ppl who write them” – Mark Safronski (@zenpundit)

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The Beagle set sail 27 December 1831

AboutDarwin.com: HMS Beagle Voyage

Yovisto: The second Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle

American Museum of Natural History: A Trip around the World

Youtube: Royal Society: Darwin and the Beagle – Objectivity #86

BBC: A History of the World: Ship’s chronometer from HMS Beagle

History of Geology: Charles Darwin in Rio de Janeiro and the Geology of Sugarloaf Mountain

Forbes: How Charles Darwin Classified His Mineral Collection

Letters from Gondwana: Darwin and the Strangest Animal, Ever Discovered

Johannes Kepler born 27 December 1571

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christmas Trilogy 2016 Part 3: The English Keplerians

NASA Earth Observatory: The Science: Orbital Mechanics

University of Oklahoma: University Libraries: Sacred Mystery of the Structure of the Cosmos

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Christian Jürgensen Thomsen born 29 December 1788

Christian Jurgensen Thomsen Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christian Jurgensen Thomsen
Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christian Thomsen

Yovisto: Christian Jürgensen Thomsen and the Three-Age System

Charles Macintosh born 29 December 1766

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Google Doodles Archive: Charles Macintosh’s 250th Birthday

Georgian Gentleman: Happy Birthday to the Rain(coat) Man – Charles Macintosh

“250th birthday of raincoat mogul Charles Macintosh, who is confused with Charles Rennie Mackintosh in EVERYTHING I EVER GET SENT TO EDIT” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

Andreas Vesalius born 31 December 1514

Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Vesalius

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Medical Brackets

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: De humani corporis fabrica libri septem

Marcellin Boule born 1 January 1861

Marcellin Boule Boyer/H. Roger-Viollet

Marcellin Boule
Boyer/H. Roger-Viollet

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Marcellin Boule

Paige Fossil History: Marcellin Boule’s Old Man: A Neanderthal Tale

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: The Old Man of La Chapelle-Aux-Saints, 1911

The Public Domain Review: Neanderthals in 3D: L’Homme de La Chapelle

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Atomic secrets 1 h/t @AtomicAnalyst

Atomic secrets 1 h/t @AtomicAnalyst

 

Atomic secrets 2 h/t @AtomicHeritage

Atomic secrets 2 h/t @AtomicHeritage

Atomic secrets 3 h/t @wellerstein

Atomic secrets 3 h/t @wellerstein

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Carl D. Anderson’s Interview

Yovisto: CoRoT Space Observatory

AHF: John von Neumann

The Bruce Medalists: Arthur Stanley Eddington

Nature: Arthur Eddington was innocent!

Yovisto: The Case of Klaus Fuchs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maarten Schmidt

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The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright: What Galileo Almost Saw

The New York Times: Edwin Goldwasser, Physicist Who Co-Founded Fermilab, Dies at 97

National Geographic: Why Newton Believed a Comet Caused Noah’s Flood

AHF: Eugene Wigner

NASA: SP-404 Skylab’s Astronomy and Space Sciences: 4. Observations of Comet Kohoutek

Comet Kohoutek photographed from the Joint Observatory for Cometary Research, South Baldy Mountain, New Mexico, on December 7, 1973, about 3 weeks before perihelion.

Comet Kohoutek photographed from the Joint Observatory for Cometary Research, South Baldy Mountain, New Mexico, on December 7, 1973, about 3 weeks before perihelion.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collection

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Otto von Kotzebue

Linda Hall Library: Voyages: Kotzebue’s Expedition 1815–1818

Portrait of the Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound from Entdeckungs-Reise in de Süd See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt: Weimar: Hoffmann, 1821.

Portrait of the Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound
from Entdeckungs-Reise in de Süd See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt:
Weimar: Hoffmann, 1821.

Hyperallergic: Tracking the 19th-Century Explorer Who Scaled Java’s Volcanoes

Ordnance Survey: A history of the trig pillar

CNN: Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda believed to have been found

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: William H. Masters – Master of Sex

Yovisto: Louis Pasteur – the Father of Medical Microbiology

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of America’s Most Outrageous Dentist

The Recipes Project: From the Dry Sands of Egypt… Greek Medicine Labels on Papyrus

The New York Times: The Woman’s Heart Attack

Yovisto: Thomas Sydenham – The English Hipocrates (sic)

Cabinet: Bringing the Drugstore Home: An Interview with Deanna Day

 

1923 advertisement for Squibb's medical and hygiene products.

1923 advertisement for Squibb’s medical and hygiene products.

Thomas Morris: The forty-foot tapeworm

Nautilus: My Personal Hero: Robert Sapolsky on Rudolf Virchow

Remedia: Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

THE: The small scientist

Thomas Morris: The spider’s web cure

CHF: Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school. Courtesy Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school.
Courtesy Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

The New York Times: What Doctors Can Learn From Looking at Art

indy100: Dr Donald Henderson: The most significant death of 2016 you didn’t hear about

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Neri’s Travels

Conciatore: Neri’s Aleppo Connection

Yovisto: George Cayley and the Science of Aeronautics

The Victorian Web: William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Cragside (1810–1900)

mental_floss: August Musger: The Priest and Physicist Who Invented Slow Motion

The Economist: The curious history of the clothespeg

Laura Mitchison

Laura Mitchison

Yovisto: There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Old Tokyo: Tokyo’s first subway, c. 1930

Yovisto: Samuel Morland and his Calculator Machine

Yovisto: Henri Gaston Busignies and the HuffDuff System

BT: December 29, 1940: Central Telegraph Office targeted by Luftwaffe bombers

The Central Telegraph Office in London 1940

The Central Telegraph Office in London 1940

Ptak Science Books: The Phonograph as a “Philosophical Toy” in April 1878, and then not so in May

120years.net: 120 Years of Electronic Music

BT: How telecoms helped police catch a murderer for the very first time – in 1845

Contempory Physics: Richard Feynman and computation

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Smithsonian.com: The Northwest’s Earliest “Garden” Discovered in British Columbia

99% Invisible: America’s Last Top Model

Yovisto: Alfred Romer and the Evolution of Vertebrae

UW–Milwaukee: Special Collections: Falconry

Smithsonian.com: What Have the World’s Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps?

Yovisto: John Milne and the History of Seismology

Lemelson-MIT: John Milne

flickr: BHL: The moth book

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Canary in a Coal Mine

Ptak Science Books: A Singular Cloud of 1817

Letters from Gondwana: From Argentina with Love: Top Fossils of 2016

CHEMISTRY:

CHF: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver seated (front row, center) on steps at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, with staff, ca. 1902. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633.

George Washington Carver seated (front row, center) on steps at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, with staff, ca. 1902.
Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Landscapes: Themed Issue: Landscapes of Disease Table of Contents

Facebook: Michael Nielsen: Mini-essay on what the intellectual elite know, ignorance, and the inventions driving human progress

Scientific American: Gone in 2016: 10 Notable Women in Science and Technology

Deborah Jin Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler National Institute of Standards and Technology Flickr

Deborah Jin
Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler National Institute of Standards and Technology Flickr

Making Science Public: Science communication: Mary Somerville

The #EnvHist Weekly

Science Museum: Medicine galleries

JSTOR Daily: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lesbians Who Founded The Field of Home EC

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at a meeting of the League of Women Voters at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park in the 1920s via Wikimedia Commons

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at a meeting of the League of Women Voters at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park in the 1920s
via Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: From Dificio di Ricette to Bâtiment des Recettes: The Afterlife of Italian Secrets in France

Medium: Can we build a science of human evolution that people can trust?

AEON: What say you, dinosaur?

Early Modern Typography

ESOTERIC:

Academis: Unexpected in the Octagon: Heinrich Khunrath’s Presentation Copy

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The New York Times: Ladies Who Launch: Women Who Opened the Door to Space Exploration

Skyweek Zwei Punkt Null: Ein Monument für den „fränkischen Galilei“

Nursing Clio: Clio Talk: Kids and Science: An Interview with Rebecca Onion

Skeptic: Back to the Future and Forward to the Past

LSE: Electronic Dreams. How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer by Tom Lean

The Guardian: The Nine Lives of John Ogilby review – a cunning cartographer

John Oliver’s Map of London – circa 1680. Photograph: The London Map Fair

John Oliver’s Map of London – circa 1680. Photograph: The London Map Fair

Academia: Recension: “Daniel Burston, A Forgotton Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern”

The Guardian: Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings review – a scientific state?

NEW BOOKS:

Penguin Random House: Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils

9780525429852ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

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

Morell Mackenzie

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

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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.

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

Gallica Rose

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 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 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

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 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

EVENTS:

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

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:

Jan Vermeer The Geographer (1669) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jan Vermeer The Geographer (1669)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Map of the Galaxy – Objectivity #99

RADIO & PODCASTS:

University of Oklahoma: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art: Podcasts: Beyond Galileo

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Johannes Kepler

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 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

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

‘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

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

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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

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 Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

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

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

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

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

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

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 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

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

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

‘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

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

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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

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #19

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 #19

Monday 26 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 This is the final edition for 2016 of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list, somewhat delayed by the Christmas holidays we bring you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that our editorial team could find in the deep recesses of cyberspace.

It will be 2017 before we once again gather up all the #histSTM goodies for you, so in place of an editorial we just hope that you had a good Christmas holiday and wish you all the best for a #HistSTM New Year.

The annual end of year Whewell's Gazette Editorial Board photo. Wishing you a Happy #histSTM New Year

The annual end of year Whewell’s Gazette Editorial Board photo. Wishing you a Happy #histSTM New Year

Quotes of the week:

 WOW 2016 IS NEARLY OVER THANK GOD YEARS ARE NOT AN ARBITRARY MARKER OF TIME IN AN UNCARING UNIVERSE THAT EXISTS IN CONSTANT CHAOS – NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES)

Two wrongs do not make a right But two Wrights did make an aeroplane – Prof Saiful Islam (@SaifulChemistry)

Two wrongs do not make a right
But two Wrights did make an aeroplane – Prof Saiful Islam (@SaifulChemistry)

 

“The idea that Jan 1st 2017 will somehow relieve us of all bad news requires a level of superstition that I wish I could access, but can’t” – Rhodri Marsden (@rhodri)

“Passive voice should be banned” – Carsten Timmermann (@ctimmermann)

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future.” – Dian Fossey (murdered 26 December 1985)

I respect your opinion.

-Then why are you criticizing me?

I said I respect it, not that I agreed with it – Massimo Pigliucci (@mpigliucci)

Dogs & Cats MJones (@pinkbagels)

Dogs & Cats MJones (@pinkbagels)

“All right,” said Deep Thought.

“The Answer to the Great Question of Brexit”

“Yes”

“Is”

“Yes”

“Brexit,” said Deep Thought – David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen)

“All I want for Christmas is a world where the media doesn’t go to Nigel Farage for comment” – Michael Brooks (@DrMichaelBrooks)

“We are all born mad. Some remain so“ – Samuel Beckett

“All cold callers. I never want to talk to you. Ever. Fek off” – Thomas Levenson (@TomLevenson)

Great story about the creation of Sweden & Denmark in 17th century text by Lorenzo Magalotti ¬ h/t @DollyJorgensen

Great story about the creation of Sweden & Denmark in 17th century text by Lorenzo Magalotti ¬ h/t @DollyJorgensen

 

“It took six weeks for “fake news” to go from unknown phrase to common media-niche phrase to completely useless phrase” – Daniel Dale (@ddale8)

“Using a calculator is like ”relying on a crutch when one doesn’t have a bad leg”” – Nalini Joshi (@monsoon0)

“History is a navigational tool. Historians have a responsibility to protect the past & its record from being co-opted to serve any kind of ideological platform. In so doing, historians protect the future from decisions made of false premises and pretences” – Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

“Who corrects Santa’s grammar…a subordinate clause” … Anna Marie Roos (@roos_annamarie)

“Grammar got run over by a reindeer…” – Ben Gross (@bhgross144) 

Clausiality Joke Sigma Network (@sigmahubs)

Clausiality Joke Sigma Network (@sigmahubs)

Birthday of the Week:

 Scientists born on Christmas Day

Isaac Newton 1642 (os)

This a copy of a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller(1689). This copy was painted by Barrington Bramley. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This a copy of a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller(1689). This copy was painted by Barrington Bramley.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Geologist John Phillips 1800

John Phillips (1800 - 1874), the geologist Horace Bolingbroke Woodward - Opposite page 112 of The History of the Geological Society of London Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Phillips (1800 – 1874), the geologist
Horace Bolingbroke Woodward – Opposite page 112 of The History of the Geological Society of London
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Physicist James Prescott Joule 1818

James Prescott Joule Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Prescott Joule
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Botanist Isabel Clifton Cookson 1893

Isabel Clifton Cookson Source: Wikimedia Commons

Isabel Clifton Cookson
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Albert Michelson born 19 December 1859

Lt. Cmdr. Albert A. Michelson while serving in the U.S. Navy. He rejoined the U.S. Navy in World War I, when this portrait was taken. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lt. Cmdr. Albert A. Michelson while serving in the U.S. Navy. He rejoined the U.S. Navy in World War I, when this portrait was taken.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yopvisto: Albert Abraham Michelson and the Famous Experiment that lead to Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory

Andreas Osiander born 19 December 1496 or 1498

Andreas Osiander Portrait by Georg Penz Source: Wikimedia Commons

Andreas Osiander Portrait by Georg Penz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Osiander

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The greatest villain in the history of science?

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Osiander (in black) being mocked at the 1539 Schembart festival in Nuremberg Both pics from late-16C Schembart memorial books in Nürnberg Stadtbibliothek; Osiander protested to council & future festivals were banned – h/t Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Osiander (in black) being mocked at the 1539 Schembart festival in Nuremberg Both pics from late-16C Schembart memorial books in Nürnberg Stadtbibliothek; Osiander protested to council & future festivals were banned – h/t Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Mary Somerville born 26 December 1780

Thomas Phillips - Mary Fairfax, Mrs William Somerville, 1780 - 1872. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Phillips – Mary Fairfax, Mrs William Somerville, 1780 – 1872.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Somerville, Queen of Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Queen of Science – The woman who tamed Laplace

Charles Babbage born 26 December 1791

Daguerreotype of Charles Babbage c. 1850. Antoine Claudet - National Portrait Gallery Source: Wikimedia Commons

Daguerreotype of Charles Babbage c. 1850. Antoine Claudet – National Portrait Gallery
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: The French Connection

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christmas Trilogy 2016 Part 2: What a difference an engine makes

Charles Babbage – Difference Engine No. 2 Science Museum

Charles Babbage – Difference Engine No. 2 Science Museum

Science Museum: The Babbage Papers

Bob Kahn born 23 December 1938

Bob Kahn in Geneva, May 2013 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bob Kahn in Geneva, May 2013
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Robert Kahn and the Internet Protocol

Wired: Bob Kahn, The Bread Truck, and The Internet’s First Communion

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE: 

Chicago Pile–1 Participants Left to right, back row: Norman Hilberry, 1899-1986 Samuel Allison, 1900-1965 Thomas Brill, 1920-1998 Robert Nobles, 1917-2007 Warren Nyer, 1922-2016 Marvin Wilkening, 1918-2006 Left to right, middle row: Harold Agnew, 1921-2013 William Sturm, 1918-1999 Harold Lichtenberger, 1920-1993 Leona Woods, 1919-1986 Leo Szilard, 1898-1964 Left to right, front row: Enrico Fermi, 1901-1954 Walter Zinn, 1907-2000 Albert Wattenberg, 1917-2007 Herbert Anderson, 1914-1988

Chicago Pile–1 Participants
Left to right, back row:
Norman Hilberry, 1899-1986
Samuel Allison, 1900-1965
Thomas Brill, 1920-1998
Robert Nobles, 1917-2007
Warren Nyer, 1922-2016
Marvin Wilkening, 1918-2006
Left to right, middle row:
Harold Agnew, 1921-2013
William Sturm, 1918-1999
Harold Lichtenberger, 1920-1993
Leona Woods, 1919-1986
Leo Szilard, 1898-1964
Left to right, front row:
Enrico Fermi, 1901-1954
Walter Zinn, 1907-2000
Albert Wattenberg, 1917-2007
Herbert Anderson, 1914-1988

Smithsonian.com: John Glenn and the Sexism of the Early Space Program

The Guardian: Jim Low obituary

Scientific American: The Forgotten Life of Einstein’s First Wife

Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum: Recovery of Apollo 17

Academia: A Critical Look at the History of Interpreting the Star of Bethlehem in Scientific Literature and Biblical Studies

Forbes: The Astronomy Behind The Star of Bethlehem

Depiction of three magi and the Star of Bethlehem. Credit: Flickr user Waiting For The Word

Depiction of three magi and the Star of Bethlehem. Credit: Flickr user Waiting For The Word

AHF: David Bohm

Yovisto: Robert Millikan and the Millikan experiment

Yovisto: Robert J. Van de Graaff and the Van de Graaff Generator

Yovisto: Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Nucleus

The Curious Wavefunction: Oppenheimer’s folly: On black holes, fundamental laws and pure and applied science

Skulls in the Stars: Dircks and Pepper: A Tale of Two Ghosts

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Elsie McMillan’s Lecture

Smithsonian.com: The Strange Story of the Westinghouse Atom Smasher

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The price of the Manhattan Project

AHF: Otto Hahn

AIP: Ira Sprague Bowen

AHF: Priscilla Duffield

Astrolabes and Stuff: How short is the shortest day?

Ring of Brodgar (from @VisitScotland via @HistoryNeedsYou)

Ring of Brodgar (from @VisitScotland via @HistoryNeedsYou)

Stanford News: Sidney Drell, theoretical physicist and national security expert at Stanford, dies at 90

Sidney Drell, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at SLAC and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who was a staunch opponent of nuclear proliferation, died Wednesday. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Sidney Drell, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at SLAC and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who was a staunch opponent of nuclear proliferation, died Wednesday. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

 

National Geographic: An Astronaut’s Final Mission: Fight Climate Change and Cancer

AHF: George Koval

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Vitus Bering and his Artic Expeditions

Atlas Obscura: From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food

British Library: Collection items: Saxton’s England and Wales proof maps

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The Map Room: More on Escape Maps

Scott Polar Research Institute: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–1916

Royal Museums Greenwich: Vasco de Gama: The first European to reach India by sea

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Anne Anastasi and Psychological Testing

Thomas Morris: Shot by a toasting fork

Nursing Clio: Mary, Did You Know?: An Essay on Christmas Carols, Medical History, and Reproductive Politics

The Guardian: Henry Heimlich obituary

The Wood Library-Museum: Gwathmey Mask

Thomas Morris: A beetroot up the bottom

Yovisto: Amboise Paré – Renaissance Pioneer in Surgical Techniques

Ambroise Paré (1510-1590)

Ambroise Paré (1510-1590)

 

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Library and Archive: Surgeon’s Apprentices: Bodysnatching and other Immoral Behaviour in 18th-Century Edinburgh

Wonders & Marvels: Race and Gender in the Selection of Patients for Lobotomy

Touch History: Valentine Greatrakes

Notches: A Christmas Abortion

Cyprus Mail: Skeleton in well and ancient surgery among Paphos’ archaeology finds

Academia: Alfred Binet et l’Échelle métrique de l’intelligence

NewsWorks: Bodysnatching and the curious case of One-Eyed Joe

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in propria persona: Kara Swanson on blood banks, commodification, and “de-propertization”

Thomas Morris: Pegged out

The Wood Library-Museum: American Meter

Mediebvalists.net: The Middle Ages Contribution to Cardiovascular Medicine

Providentia: The Virtuoso

Atlas Obscura: The First Female Doctor in Britain Spent 56 Years Disguised as a Man

Yovisto: Sir Thomas Lewis – the Father of clinical cardiac electrophysiology

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Edwin Armstrong and Frequency Modulation

The New York Times: The Invention That Shot Rocky Up Those Steps

BT: When a telephone conversation was actually a telegram in the eyes of the law

Yovisto: The World’s First Nuclear Power Plant

Heritage Daily: Late Roman glass kilns discovered at the foot of Mount Carmel

Yovisto: James Rumsey’s Steam Boat

itv News: UK’s first wind farm marks 25th birthday

The turbines are a landmark in the Cornish countryside Credit: ITV West Country

The turbines are a landmark in the Cornish countryside Credit: ITV West Country

IET: Archives Biographies: Hertha Ayrton

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Hal Behl’s Interview

The Royal Institution: A marriage of saltwater and electricity

Conciatore: Glass Beads

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

Forbes: Designing The Death Star: ‘Rogue One’ and the History of Weapons Engineers

Literary Hub: The Last Bookbinder on the Lower East Side

bookbinding-tools

Ptak Science Books: The Mother of All Mothers of Massive Airplanes (1934)

The Open Gazette: A Brief History of Sitting Down

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Transistors

War is Boring: The Supermarine Nighthawk Was a Bizarre, Zeppelin-Hunting Flop

Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum: Rutan Voyager

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Letters From Gondwana: A Brief History of the Climate Science

Popularizing Palaeontology: Historical & Current Perspectives: Mark Witton, The Popularity of Dinosaurs – For Better, For Worse

Natural History Museum: Museum’s oldest natural history book now accessible online

Science Friday: From China, a Flock of Fossils

Forbes: The 10 Most Intriguing Skeletons of 2016

environment 360: The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jean-Henri Fabre

Mantis from Fabre's Book of Insects

Mantis from Fabre’s Book of Insects

Academia: The organism as reality or as fiction: Buffon and beyond

Letters from Gondwana: Christmas Edition: Geologizing with Dickens, Part II

PLOS Biology: A Speculative History of DNA: What If Oswald Avery Had Died in 1934?

Oswald Avery at Xmas 1940

Oswald Avery at Xmas 1940

Yovisto: Gorillas in the Mist

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Carl Wilhelm Scheele and the Discovery of Oxygen

Conciatore: Sal Ammoniac

Chemistry World: A cautionary tale

RSC: On This Day in Chemistry: Raoul-Pierre Pictet made liquid oxygen

Raoul-Pierre Pictet Source: Wikimedia Commons

Raoul-Pierre Pictet
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Science Museum: The RI’s Christmas Lectures remind us of the value of chemistry

Royal College of Physicians: ‘A native of the icy regions’: a historical view of reindeer

Yovisto: Horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Sigma Pi Sigma: Voices from the Past – The Niels Bohr Library & Archives Oral History Collection

tandonline.com: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews Volume 41, 2016 Issue 2-3: Some Significances of the Two Cultures Debate: Table of Contents

Extinct: The Philosophy of Palaeontology Blog: Picturing Data, Narrating History

Morbid Anatomy: Eulogy to The Morbid Anatomy Museum: Guest Post by Scholar in Residence Evan Michelson

WNYC: Gowanus’ Morbid Anatomy Museum Closes

Recipes Project: Notes From a Newly Discovered English Recipe Book

Robert Paston, Earl of Yarmouth, Recipe Book Containing Medical, Chemical and Household Recipes and Formulas. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Robert Paston, Earl of Yarmouth, Recipe Book Containing Medical, Chemical and Household Recipes and Formulas. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Yovisto: Leopold von Ranke and the Science of History

Yovisto: Pjotr Kropotkin and the Theory of Mutual Aid

Contagions: Contagions: The Society for Historic Infectious Disease Study

The Dispersal of Darwin: Origins Card Game

Significant Figures by Peter Gleick: From Scientists to Policymakers: Communicating on Climate, Scientific Integrity, and More

AHF: Los Alamos History Museum to Reopen

Cyborgology: A Historical Lens For Machine Vision

Atlas Obscura: See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century

BBC News: Peter Frankopan: The events of 1498 changed our world

The #EnvHist Weekly

Nautilus: How We Got From Doc Brown to Walter White: The changing image of the TV scientist

Skulls in the Stars: Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 19

ESOTERIC:

Alchemical Musings: Newton and Alchemy

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Physics Today: The year in reviews: Books that stood out in 2016

npr: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘The Glass Universe,’ And Why Science Needs History

Australian Academy of Science: Christmas Reading List 2016

NICHE: Holiday Reading

npr: Portraits Capture Life in Dissecting Class

Students pose with a skeleton at Western Female Seminary in Oxford, Ohio. Miami University Libraries

Students pose with a skeleton at Western Female Seminary in Oxford, Ohio.
Miami University Libraries

NEW BOOKS:

University of Pittsburgh Press: The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics

Lion Hudson: Let There Be Science: Why God loves science, and science needs God

Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas: Book: Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature

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

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The MIT Press: Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Penguin Random House: The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World

alchemy-bookART & EXHIBITIONS

Los Angeles Review of Books: Allegorical Knowledge: The Art of Alchemy

The New York Times: When Art Conservation Means Repairing TVs, Not Canvases

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

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

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

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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.

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

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

Teylers 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

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

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

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

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

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

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 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

EVENTS:

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

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:

Donato Creti - Astronomical Observations - 02 - Moon

Donato Creti – Astronomical Observations – 02 – Moon

TELEVISION:

BBC TV: Zoo Quest: 21 December 1954 David Attenborough’s Zoo Quest began

The Royal Institution: 80th anniversary of a television tradition

iNews: The Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures burn brightly after 80 years on television

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Grace Hopper – Nanoseconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpsKnWZrJ8

Gallica: Elisabeth Badinter parle d’Émilie du Châtelet

http://gallica.bnf.fr/essentiels/video/elisabeth-badinter-parle-emilie-chatelet

Youtube: Nat and LO: A Journey to the Bottom of the Internet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9R4tznCNB0

The Spinning Project: Richard Arkwright goes to Germany

http://spinning-wheel.org/2015/06/richard-arkwright-goes-to-germany/

Youtube: Royal Society: Newton’s Principia Manuscript – Objectivity #100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZwzE2VFCtI&feature=youtu.be

AEON: Karl Popper’s falsification

https://aeon.co/videos/falsification-ruled-20th-century-science-does-it-need-revision-in-the-21st

Youtube: National Gallery: Star Trails 5 Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvb2y26xK6Y4n1XXBXEg-jcCWeUGGgAAB

Youtube: Royal Navy: Launch & Recover (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsE9oCdSEEI&feature=youtu.be

Youtube: Royal Society: Krakatoa – Objectivity #84

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bnvNI-j22E&utm_source=social_media&utm_medium=hootsuite&utm_campaign=standard

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Start the Week: Scientific Discoveries: from the mind to the cosmos

npr: On A ‘Eugenics Registry,’ A Record of California’s Thousands of Sterilizations

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Johannes Kepler 29 December 2017

BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Drama: Mercury 13

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Woman Who Tamed Lightning

BBC Radio 4: A Brief History of TIM

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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 York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 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

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

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

‘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

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

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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

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 Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

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

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

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

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

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

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 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

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

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

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

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

‘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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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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:

Leeds Museums and Galleries: Project Placement (Industrial History)

University of Mainz: Doctoral Fellowships (X3) in Medicine and the Humanities

Oxford Brookes University: PhD Studentship in The Air Disaster in Post-War Britain c. 1940–1990

Linda Hall Library: Just Three Weeks Left to Apply for a Linda Hall Library Fellowship!

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #18

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 #18

Monday 19 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Christmas is coming and with it another fat edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a bargain basement load of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up over the last seven days throughout the Internet.

Last week Google brought out a doodle celebrating Roald Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole.

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Google Doodle: 105th Anniversary of First Expedition to Reach the South Pole

Yovisto: Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition

Royal Museums Greenwich: Roald Amundsen: Who was the man who beat Captain Scott to claim the South Pole?

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Now the British love a great hero and in particular they love heroes who die heroically whilst failing but maintaining that proverbial stiff upper lip. The list is long and includes such notable episodes as General Gordon senseless defence of Khartoum and the thousands sacrificed to stupidity during the Battle of the Somme.

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s I was regaled with detailed accounts of the heroism of the polar expedition of Robert Falcon Scott, who having arrived at the South Pole five weeks after Amundsen then all died on the march back out. I suspect every Brit of my age can quote the famous last words of Captain Oates, “I am going outside now and maybe sometime” uttered as he left the tent to his certain death. A more perfect example of British stiff upper lip is almost unimaginable.

A bizarre side effect of this strange form of hero worship is that in Britain at that time Amundsen almost didn’t get a look in, at most as the dastardly foreigner who had the cheek to beat Scott to the Pole and then to live to tell the tale. Not the done thing.

Map of the Southern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L'Isle, 1739 – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

Map of the Southern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L’Isle, 1739 – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

All of this brings to my mind the problem of presenting history (of science) as a series of stories about heroes. However it is done it automatically leads to, often serious, distortions, not necessarily as bad as the British version of the Scott Amundsen story of my youth but distortions none the less.

This week threw up two interesting blog post on heroes and historiography. At Extinct: The Philosophy of Palaeontology Blog, Daniel Nolan discusses Historical Sciences and “Great Man” Approaches to History, an interesting essay with much food for thought. On Nautilus, Philip Ball takes the discussion in to the counterfactual, If Not Darwin, Who? He suggests that if historians of science are right in saying that great discoveries would have been made even if heroic scientist discoverer, who is credited with it, had never lived then it would be credited to a different heroic scientist discoverer. Having presented his hypothesis he then asks who is the most likely candidate as substitute heroic scientist discoverer in a series of well-known cases of scientific discovery. He even adds a couple more in a second blog post on his own homunculus blog, More alternative heroes.

The #histSTM and STS communities are saddened today by the loss of Ann Johnson, a fantastic scholar and a fantastic person ­ APS History (@APSHistory)

Cornell University: The College of Arts & Sciences: Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson, associate professor of science and technology studies (STS).

Ann Johnson, associate professor of science and technology studies (STS).

IEEE Spectrum: How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID – Ann Johnson

Quotes of the week:

Sign on a Copenhagen street. – Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)

Sign on a Copenhagen street. – Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)

 “Dear media: stop using the Middle Ages as a comparison if your sole point of reference is the Vikings tv show” – Colleen Curran (@cmcurran21)

“But yeah if your Medieval Fantasy game has potatoes, corn, tomatoes, chocolate, etc. and a stunning lack of people of color? It’s wrong” – Díacolleté (@dialacina)

 “Do you think Amazon drone shooting could replace clay pigeon shooting as an Olympic sport?” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

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“A doctoral student walks into a bar. Bartender asks: “Draft?” Student replies: “I’ll have one by the end of the month”” – William Morgan, PhD (@willmorgan66)

“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex” – Edgar Wallace h/t @JFDerry

“Like God science moves in mysterious ways.

Take credit for the good things and blame others for the bad” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

"balls to the wall" and "balls out" (meaning top speed) refer to the centrifugal governor – Toby Jaffey (@tobyjaffy)

“balls to the wall” and “balls out” (meaning top speed) refer to the centrifugal governor – Toby Jaffey (@tobyjaffy)

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” – Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

“Looking for the perfect vocabulary to describe the tenuousness of your reality? Time to crack open the Philip K. Dicktionary!” – Ben Gross (@bhgross144)

“Did Vivaldi write music about any kind of pizza other than the Four Seasons?” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

education-quote

“Charles-François Dufay, a French electricity pioneer: if you rub a dead cat it will ‘sparkle’ but will not produce any light” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

What are we?

“BOOKWORMS!”

What do we want?!

“BOOKS!”

When will we read them?!

[INDISTINCT MUMBLING ABOUT HUGE TBR PILES AND MAYBE NEXT YEAR] – Cait (@PaperFury)

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers – Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers – Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

Birthday of the Week:

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) Source: Wikimedia Commons

 The Renaissance Mathematicus: A feminist Newtonian

Yovisto: A great man whose only fault was being a woman – Émile du Châtelet

APS: This Month in Physics History: December 1706: Birth of Émilie du Châtelet

brainpickings: The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician

Cosmos: Émilie du Châtelet, pioneering mathematician and feminist

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 1

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 2

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: Principes mathématiques del la philosophie naturelle, vol. 1.

Werner von Siemens born 13 December 1816

Werner von Siemens (Portrait by Giacomo Brogi) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Werner von Siemens (Portrait by Giacomo Brogi)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Werner von Siemens – Inventor and International Entrepreneur

Siemens: Happy Birthday Werner

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Werner von Siemens and Erlangen

Robert Plot born 13 December 1640

Portrait of Robert Plot, D.D. by Sylvester Harding Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Robert Plot, D.D. by Sylvester Harding
Source: Wikimedia Commons

oum.ox.ac.uk: Robert Plot

Tycho Brahe born 14 December 1546

1586 portrait of Tycho Brahe framed by the family shields of his noble ancestors, by Jacques de Gheyn. Source: Wikimedia Commons

1586 portrait of Tycho Brahe framed by the family shields of his noble ancestors, by Jacques de Gheyn.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Tycho Brahe – The Man with the Golden Nose

Smthsonian.com: Astronomer and Alchemist Tycho Brahe Died Full of Gold

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Tycho Brahe

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Financing Tycho’s little piece of heaven

The History Blog: Tycho Brahe was gilded

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Newton's First Law Of Motion, Post-Truth Edition – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

Newton’s First Law Of Motion, Post-Truth Edition – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

 Yovisto: Max Born and the statistical interpretation of the Wave Function

arXiv: Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

Nautilus: My Life with the Physics Dream Team

Smithsonian.com: For a Larger-Than-Life Space Icon, John Glenn Was Remarkably Down-to-Earth

Pasadena Now: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Remembers John Glenn

The IRM Quarterly: Johann von Lamont (1805–1879): A pioneer in geomagnetism

BBC News: The women scientists who took India into space

India's 'space women' (from left) Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath Photo: ASIF SAUD

India’s ‘space women’ (from left) Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath
Photo: ASIF SAUD

Library of Congress: Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes

AHF: Rotblat Account

Amy’s Smart Girls: Katherine G. Johnson: NASA Trailblazer, STEM Icon

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edward Purcell’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Geoffrey Chew’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Baldwin Swayer’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edwin McMillan’s Lecture

Smithsonian.com: The Hidden Connections Between Darwin and the Physicist Who Championed Entropy

Besides exceptional facial hair, what could these two gentlemen have in common? (GL Archive / bilwissedition / Alamy)

Besides exceptional facial hair, what could these two gentlemen have in common? (GL Archive / bilwissedition / Alamy)

Yovisto: Nikolay Basov and the Development of the Maser and Laser

Scientific American: It’s Time for Particle Physics to go Back to the Future

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henri Becquerel

Yovisto: Lord Kelvin and the Analysis of Thermodynamics

Yovisto: Edward Emerson Barnard and Celestial Photography

Ptak Science Books: Antique Circles – Astronomical Prints

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AHF: Dorothy McKibben

insanfazlioglu.net: The Samarqand Mathematical-Astronomical School: A Basis for Ottoman Philosophy and Science

Muslim Heritage: Al-Khalili and the Culmination of Spherical Astronomy in 14th-Century Damascus

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Map History: Understanding Engraved Maps

GIS Lounge: The Map Myth of Here Be Dragons

THE HUNT-LENOX GLOBE IS THE ONLY DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE OF THE PHRASE “HERE BE DRAGONS” (RED ARROW) ON A MAP.

THE HUNT-LENOX GLOBE IS THE ONLY DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE OF THE PHRASE “HERE BE DRAGONS” (RED ARROW) ON A MAP.

The Map Room: Miscellaneous Globes

British Library: Maps and views blog: Maps & scrap metal

Smithsonian.com: The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map

Atlas Obscura: In 1562 Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants, and Dragons

Mail Online: What the first map-makers REALLY thought of the Americas: Stunning map made for King Philip II to show off ‘The Spanish Empire’ in 1562 reveals a landscape full of mermaids, giants, sea serpents, and cannibals

Map History: Martin Llewellyn’s Atlas of the East (c. 1598)

A selection from Llewellyn's many different compass rose centres

A selection from Llewellyn’s many different compass rose centres

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Perceptions of Pregnancy: Risky hormones, birth defects and the business of pregnancy testing, Part II

Thomas Morris: A high pain threshold

The Guardian: The German doctor’s surgery left untouched for 30 years – in pictures

The Telegraph: Haunting photos capture inside Doctor’s surgery left abandoned for 30 years

Siemens: The first Siemens X-ray tube

Messy Nessy: The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste

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Nursing Clio: On Feeding My Husband with Cancer

Smithsonian.com: People Have Spent Years Trying to Diagnose Mary Todd Lincoln From Beyond the Grave

brainpickings: Marie Curie, Ambulance Driver: The Trailblazing Scientist’s Little-Known Humanitarian Heroism and Her Life-Saving Mobile X-Ray Machines

The Guardian: Heimlich maneuver inventor Dr Henry Heimlich dies at 96

Radiolab: The Man Behind the Maneuver

New York Times: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, Famous for Antichoking Technique, Dies at 96

Dr. Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver on Johnny Carson in 1979. Credit Gene Arias/NBC, via Getty Images

Dr. Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver on Johnny Carson in 1979. Credit Gene Arias/NBC, via Getty Images

histmodbiomed.org: Technology, Techniques, and Technicians at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) c.1960–c.2000

Thomas Morris: A bayonet through the head

Medium: America’s first pop psychologist

eidolon.pub: Midwifery, Then and Now

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Acriflavine: Why is it in an anaesthetic museum?

Remedia: The Artificial Kidney

The JAMA Network: Heart Transplantation in Man

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Guglielmo Marconi and his Magic Machine

Yovisto: My Hovercraft is full of Eels

Yovisto: Maria Telkes and the Power of the Sun

Atlas Obscura: The Creative and Forgotten Fire Escape Designs of the 1800s

Atlas Obscura: The Obsessed, Feuding Searchers Still Looking for Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, 1936. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-HEC-40747

Amelia Earhart, 1936. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-HEC-40747

The Telegraph: The first electric telegraph in 1837 revolutionised communications

Conciatore: Neri the Scholar

Yovisto: Hans von Ohain and the Jet Engine

Smithsonian.com. The Oldest Structure on the National Mall Is on the Move

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Jervis

AHF: Walter Goodman

Womanthology: Celebrating the achievements of Amy Johnson by re-imaging her world through a new lens of art and engineering

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Londonist: London’s Hidden Tunnels Revealed In Amazing Cutaways

The Scotsman: On this day in 1896: The Glasgow Subway opens

mental_floss: Makin’ Copies: the Complete History

Smithsonian.com: After Nearly 500 Years in Business, the Company that Cast the Liberty Bell Is Ceasing All Operations

Smithsonian.com: Ever Wondered Who Invented The Tea Bag? 

Conciatore: Rise and Fall

Yovisto: The Wright Brothers Invented the Aviation Age

The first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903

The first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903

Smithsonian.com: On This Day, The Black Box Proved Its Worth

EarthSky: Today in science: Wright brothers succeed

The New York Times: The Executive Computer December 8 1985

Yovisto: Christopher Polhem anticipating the Industrial Revolution

Past Horizons: Craggie Bloomery: iron working in late medieval Sutherland

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Edwin H. Armstrong

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Milutin Milanković and the Cause of Ice Ages

Scientific American: Jaw on the Floor: Entire Chunk of Feathered Dinosaur Discovered in Amber

New York Times: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

The Guardian: Why palaeontologists are aflutter over new fossil find

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon

Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon Britannica-4th ed, 1824

Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon Britannica-4th ed, 1824

TrowelBlazers: Leslie Aiello

NICHE: New Articles in Canadian Environmental History: From Adventurous Tourists to Experimental Farms

The Atlantic: A Possible Break in One of Evolution’s Biggest Mysteries

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Sir William Hamilton

In the Company of Volcanoes: Interpreting historic eruptions with old dusty hidden treasures: Introduction to historical and social volcanology

The Guardian: Why don’t humans have a penis bone? Scientists may now know

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/14/why-dont-humans-have-a-penis-bone-scientists-may-now-know-baculum

Paige Fossil History: Dinosaurs, Gorillas, & More: Re-remembering Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen. Photograph by Maull & Polyblank. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Sir Richard Owen. Photograph by Maull & Polyblank.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

NCSE Blog: “Why Are There Still Monkeys?” in Lyell

Textbook History: What Piltdown Taught

Live Science: Giant Megalodon Shark Teeth May Have Inspired Mayan Monster Myths

Colonising Animals: When Gorillas Smoke Cigars…

Dr Clare Hickman: Experiencing Arcadia

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2016

Yovisto: Margaret Mead and Modern Anthropology

Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978) Image by Library of Congress

Margaret Mead
(1901 – 1978)
Image by Library of Congress

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: The Ascent of Man and the Politics of Humanity’s Evolutionary Future

undark.org: The Slow Death of Ecology’s Birthplace

Smithsonian.com: How the Potato Changed the World

Forbes: How Maps and Mountain Fossils Led to Plate Tectonics

Forbes: Rockin’ Around The Tree – Geological Applications of Tree Ring Research

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: The Creativity of Natural Selection? Part I: Darwin. Darwinism, and the Mutationists

CHEMISTRY:

chem.ucla.edu: The Role of Triads in the Evolution of the Periodic Table: Past and Present

CHF: Distillations: Positive Effect

Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus. Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF

Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus.
Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF

Yovisto: Charles Coulson and the Molecular Orbital Theory

Yovisto: Willard Frank Libby and the Radio Carbon Dating

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

L’archive psychiatrique: Santé mentale au Québec – Volume XLI, numéro 2 Table of Contents

The Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog: Mummy Printing in the Rare Book Collection

AHF: Newsletter

Auxiliary Hypotheses: Scientific explanation from the history and philosophy of science to general philosophy of science (and back again… and again… and again) | Lina Jansson

History of Psychiatry: December 2016: 27(4) Table of Contents

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: The 200th Anniversary of Wallace’s birth is ONLY 6 years away!

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

historypoints.org: Former Mechanics’ Institute, Neath

BSHS Travel Guide: Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Kent

The New York Times: Thomas C. Schelling, Master Theorist of Nuclear Strategy, Dies at 95

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Looking back on Hakluyt@400

ISIS: A Journal of the History of Science Society: Volume 107, Number 4 – December 2016 Table of Contents

ISIS: Viewpoint: Clocks to Computers oa

The Guardian: Isaac Newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book sold

 A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition has sold for £3m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition has sold for £3m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

Smithsonian.com: Most Expensive Science Book Sells for $3.7 Million

The Recipes Project: Research From the Kitchen: Emma Schreiber’s “Apple Jelly for a Corner Dish”

The Irish Times: The Edward Worth Library: a treasure trove of maths

The Dispersal of Darwin: Journal special issue on “Replaying the Tape of Life: Evolution and Historical Explanation” Table of Contents

AEON: Why is simpler better?

on display: The Prince of Wales, the rhino leg waste-paper basket, and the Museum Association’s Disposal Toolkit

Long Island Press: Nikola Tesla Wardenclyffe Lab to Receive World Historical Site Designation

Tesla's Wardenclyffe plant on Long Island in 1904.  Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tesla’s Wardenclyffe plant on Long Island in 1904.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ESOTERIC:

The Thinkers Garden: Odd Truths: The Alchemical Life of Glassmaker Antonio Neri

Česky Krumlov: Alchemy in Česky Krumlov

Temporal display of workshop, where precious metals were processed and their quality tested, reproduction of woodcut from 1574

Temporal display of workshop, where precious metals were processed and their quality tested, reproduction of woodcut from 1574

Circulating Now: A Book Unfinished: Paracelsus in Hand-Press Sheets

Yovisto: The Prophecies of Nostradamus

The Iris: Your Questions About Alchemy – From Its Origins to the Philosopher’s Stone – Answered

BOOK REVIEWS:

Confessions of a Science Librarian: Best Science Books 2016: Goodreads Choice Awards

Nature: A View From the Bridge: Top 20 books: a year that made waves

Popular Science: A Tale of Seven Scientists – Eric Scerri

Les Livres de Philosophie: Ludwig Binswanger : Le Cas Ellen West. Schizophrénie. Deuxième étude

Popular Science: Reality Is Not What It Seems – Carlo Rovelli

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Psychopath Machine: A Story of Resistance and Survival

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The Roanoke Time: Roots of today lie in the ‘Ancient Worlds’

NICHE: Review of Van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos

SpaceWatchtower: Einstein for Everyone: A Quick Read

NEW BOOKS:

Hermann: Le corps en crise: Dans la pratique psychanalytique et médicale

h-madness: Book announcement – Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

Palgrave Macmillan: Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886–1916

University of Chicago Press: The Technical Image: A History of Styles in Scientific Imagery

Science Museum: Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World

Palgrave Macmillan: Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

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Penn State University Press: A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts

Cambridgeshire Records Office: Jonas Moore’s Mapp of the Great Levell of the Fens 1658

Historiens de la santé: Le concept de pathocénose de M. D. Grmek. Une conceptualisation novatrice de l’histoire des maladies

Historiens de la santé: The Proceedings of the 21st Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2012

Yale University Press: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

Wallpaper: Maths rebranded: London’s Science Museum opens Zaha Hadid-designed gallery

The Telegraph: Thanks to Zaha Hadid, mathematics gets a home to do it proud – The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, review

LSE: Phillips Machine finds new home at London’s Science Museum

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

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

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

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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.

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

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

Teylers 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

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

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

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

Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

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

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

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

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

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The BMJ: Doctors on Film

npr: ‘Hidden Figures No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

According to NASA, Mary Jackson "may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field" in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures. Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley

According to NASA, Mary Jackson “may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field” in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures.
Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley

WGNO: They did the math: How NASA’s black mathematicians multiplied success

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 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

EVENTS:

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

National Museum of Scotland: Stereoscopy an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography 5–18 December 2016

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:

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TELEVISION:

The Royal Institution: BBC Four: Supercharged: Fuelling the future 2016 Christmas Lectures

Image of the final RI Christmas Lecture

Image of the final RI Christmas Lecture

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: National Gallery: Myth-Making Stars – Star Trail

Youtube: Under The Knife: Episode 9: The Barber’s Pole

Youtube: Canada Science and Technology Museum: 1890 Coin Operated Polyphon Music Box – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Youtube: Science Museum: Collider: JJ Thomson’s Cathode-ray Tube

Youtube: Albert Einstein speaks at the Royal Albert Hall 1933

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The man who predicted deforestation and climate change 200 years ago

Research in English At Durham: New Podcast: Alchemy, The Philosopher’s Stone, and the Holy Grail

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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 York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 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

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

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

‘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

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

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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

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 Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

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

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

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

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

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

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 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

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

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

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

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

‘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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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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:

University of Kent: History: Post Graduate Funding

Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey: Assistant Professor of STS

The Linnean Society: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

British Library: News: Call for Application: AHRC PhD studentship on Hans Sloane’s Books

The Hakluyt Society: Research Funding

University of Kent: Postdoctoral Research Associates x 2: Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice of Knowledge in London 1600–1800

AIP: Center History of Physics: Associate Historian

Brown University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on Race in Science and Medicine

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln: Robert Grosseteste PhD Studentship 2016–17

Lichtenberg-Kolleg – The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study: Early Career Fellowships 2017–2019

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #17

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 #17

Monday 12 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

Rolling on towards Christmas we bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all the histories of science, technology and medicine we could round up from the Internet over the last seven days.

On 7 December Google celebrated Ole Rømer’s determination of the speed of light with a Doodle.

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Rather strange was the abysmal level of the reporting on the reasons for this Google Doodle this is typified by this tweet from the Royal Society:

 It was on this day 340 years ago, Danish astronomer, Ole Rømer, first successfully measured the speed of light.

Ole Rømer didn’t measure the speed of light and thus the 7 December was not the 340th anniversary of this feat. As you can read in one or other of the accounts linked below, he determined the speed of light after he had noticed discrepancies in the timings of the eclipses of the Jupiter moon Io. Rømer hypothesised that the discrepancies were caused by the time difference that the light took to reach the earth depending on whether the earth was closer or further away from Jupiter. To test his hypothesis he spent eight years observing the moons of Jupiter and timing their eclipses by the planet.

As he reported to French Royal Academy of Science on 22 August 1676 he was changing the basis of his calculation for the table of eclipses of Io, probably stating as his reason:

This second inequality appears to be due to light taking some time to reach us from the satellite; light seems to take about ten to eleven minutes [to cross] a distance equal to the half-diameter of the terrestrial orbit. [source: Wikipedia]

The original Academy record of his announcement has been lost but there was an anonymous report of his talk published in the Journal des sçavans on 7 December 1676 and it is this anniversary that Google was celebrating.

Ole Rømer at work in his home observatory at t. Kannikestræde in Copenhagen. Cipperplate engraving intended for a never published work by Rømer. After his death it was published in Peder Nielsen Horrebow's Basis Astronomiæ (1735). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ole Rømer at work in his home observatory at t. Kannikestræde in Copenhagen. Cipperplate engraving intended for a never published work by Rømer. After his death it was published in Peder Nielsen Horrebow’s Basis Astronomiæ (1735).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Doodle Archive: 340th Anniversary of the Determination of the Speed of Light

C–Net: Determine the speed of light, and be honoured with a Google Doodle

Why Evolution Is True: Google Doodle honors first measurement of the speed of light

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The speed of light, a spin off from longitude research

Independent: Determination of the speed of light: Who is Ole Roemer and how did he make his discovery?

Google Doodles are not displayed overall in the World but according to a logic, which nobody appears to be able to fathom only in selected countries. The Ole Rømer Doodle was not displayed in Egypt, where instead there was a Google Doodle celebrating the 1113th birthday of the Islamic astronomer Ibn al-Sufi

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Google Doodle Archive: Abd al-Rahman Al-Sufi’s (Azophi) 1113th Birthday

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I wasn’t planning on doing a history of science advent calendar link this year but for those who wish for one, Darin Hayton has an excellent one on his blog. Just click on the Archives for December 2016 and you can read the whole series.

Johannes Stabius’s triangle-shaped labyrinth, one of three labyrinths in his “Figura Labyrinthi” published in 1504. This hand-colored version is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 786#Beibd.2

Johannes Stabius’s triangle-shaped labyrinth, one of three labyrinths in his “Figura Labyrinthi” published in 1504. This hand-colored version is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 786#Beibd.2

Quotes of the week:

 “Nature News challenge the history of science falsehoods, too. History of science falsehoods set unscientific expectations of science” – Alistair Kwan (@libroraaptor)

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them” – Werner Heisenberg

 “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan h/t @SteveMcCluskey

Croucher’s Law – Mike Crocher (@walkingrandomly)

Croucher’s Law – Mike Crocher (@walkingrandomly)

“Who would not shudder in horror and choose to die if offered the choice between…death or undergoing childhood all over again?”– Augustine h/t @GuyLongworth

“If you’re worried about immigrants changing British culture remember not to put up a Christmas tree” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Anyone who thinks puppies solve all problems clearly isn’t in the process of trying to train one” – Professor Snarky (@ProfSnarky)

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“Note to self: Do not agree to do things w deadline in distant future – deadline always pounces upon you unexpectedly like a lion on prey” – Dolly Jørgensen (@DollyJorgensen)

Marx was very clear about the repetitive nature of historical events: first as tragedy, then as farce, then as “WTF is Trump tweeting now?!” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

“History is NOT a matter of opinion. Fine to be a revisionist but only on the basis of evidence and analysis – not whose side you are on” – Lawrence Freedmsan (@LawDavF)

“Entirely bemused by the idea that people who know nothing slinging nonsense at experts is somehow Debate and that this is A Good Thing” – John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn)

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“Science has ALWAYS been political. Idealizing science as pure objectivity is a political position” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“I remember when Pisa was about everyone gathering together around the fire to unwrap the data. We’ve lost the true meaning of the holiday” – Sarah Cunnane (@Sarah_Cunnane)

“Philosophy is important because without it we could never know whether or not it was possible to know if you really know anything. And the worst part is, you wouldn’t even know that you didn’t know!”

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“When atheist Voltaire on his deathbed was urged by a priest to denounce the devil, he refused, saying he didn’t want to make new enemies” – Kaushik Basu (@kaushikcbasu)

“Of course the world is flat. How else would it fit on a turtle?”

A rare photo of The Flat Earth Society doing maintenance on the Moon. Most likely replacement of the light bulb – djb (@djboptics)

A rare photo of The Flat Earth Society doing maintenance on the Moon. Most likely replacement of the light bulb – djb (@djboptics)

Birthday of the Week:

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz born 5 December 1822

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz – Educator and Naturalist

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

History of American Women: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac born 6 December 1778

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Yovisto: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and his Work on Gases

Youtube: Keeley Hoek: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

J.L. Gay-Lussac & Jean-Baptiste Biot take to the skies in 1804 h/t @bhgross

J.L. Gay-Lussac & Jean-Baptiste Biot take to the skies in 1804 h/t @bhgross

Grace Hopper born 9 December 1908

 Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language). Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)


Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language).
Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Grace Hopper

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Grace Murray Hopper

Yovisto: Grace Hopper and the Programming Languages

Youtube: Grace Hopper on Letterman

Annie Jump Cannon born 11 December 1863

Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Annie Jump Cannon

The Atlantic: This Episode of Neil deGasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ Was for the Ladies

 

Jan Ingenhousz born 8 December 1730

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jan Ingenhousz

Yovisto: Jan Ingenhousz and Photosynthesis

Gemma Frisius born 9 December 1508

Gemma Frisius 17th C woodcut E. de Boulonois Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gemma Frisius 17th C woodcut E. de Boulonois
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Mapping the history of triangulation

Yovisto: The Most Accurate Instruments of Gemma Frisius

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Astronaut John Glenn died 8 December 2016

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch of Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) rocket. Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch of Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) rocket.
Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

The Columbus Dispatch: John Glenn, American Hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95

NYT: On This Day: Glenn Orbits Earth 3 Times

National Geographic: John Glenn, Pioneering Astronaut, Dies at Age 95

Collect Space: Godspeed John Glenn: First American to orbit the Earth dies at 95

Scientific American: John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dis at 95

Air & Space Mag: John Glenn (1921–2016): The passing of an American hero

The Washington Post: John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

The Mercury Seven. Front row, from left: Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn Jr. and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row: Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (NASA)

The Mercury Seven. Front row, from left: Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn Jr. and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row: Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (NASA)

NASA: NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project: John H. Glenn Jr.

Books and Ephemera: Colonel John Glenn…A man in orbit (1963)

Scientific American: My Journey into Space with John Glenn

The Guardian: How three black women helped send John Glenn into orbit

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Werner Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle

AHF: Werner Heisenberg

The Guardian: First edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia set to fetch $1m at auction

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition could sell for up to $1.5m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition could sell for up to $1.5m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

The Guardian: A brief history of Tim Peake’s space capsule to go on display at Science Museum

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Interview

ESA: Space in Images: Unity Docking with Zarya 6 December 1998

Yovisto: George Uhlenbeck and the Electron Spin

Capital Gazette: Seeing stars, again: Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: I wish a certain (tv) star would think before he tweets

AHF: Katherine Way

Katharine "Kay" Way (1903-1995)

Katharine “Kay” Way (1903-1995)

Oakridger: Historically Speaking: Katherine Way and her influence on Oak Ridge

AHF: Japanese Atomic Bomb Project

Yovisto: Astronomer Gerard Kuiper

Bad Astronomy: The Mysterious Case of a Nonexistent Alien Planet Discovered 160 Years Ago

NYT: 9 December 1906: There is Life on the Planet Mars

Yovisto: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – The Father of Diagnostic Radiology

Wikiwand: Adriaan Metius

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Yovisto: Henry Way Kendall and the Scattering of Particles

The Atlantic: Astronomers Are Using Ancient Eclipse Records to Solve a Cosmic Mystery

AHF: James Chadwick

AHF: Walter Zinn

The Royal Institution: Breaking the Laws?

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Transit Orientated: Mini Metro Maps

The metro, subway and underground maps of 220 cities, simplified.

The metro, subway and underground maps of 220 cities, simplified.

arXiv.org: Connecting Harbours. A comparison of traffics networks across ancient and medieval Europe

The Keep: Ordnance Survey maps at The Keep

British Library: Maps and Views blog: MacDonald Gill: original drawing goes on show today

Map History: Cartographic innovations by the early portulan chartmakers

Hakai Magazine: He’s Got the Whole Coast in His Hand

Danish explorer Gustav Holm commissioned this carved map from an Inuit man to gain an understanding of the east coast of Greenland. According to a Danish textbook, this is how the map corresponds to the islands off the coast. Carved map photo courtesy of Greenland National Museum and Archives, illustration by Mark Garrison

Danish explorer Gustav Holm commissioned this carved map from an Inuit man to gain an understanding of the east coast of Greenland. According to a Danish textbook, this is how the map corresponds to the islands off the coast. Carved map photo courtesy of Greenland National Museum and Archives, illustration by Mark Garrison

Hyperallergic: Library of Congress and Digital Public Library of America Launch Partnership with Maps

Olean Times Herald: McElfresh map on national display to remember Perl Harbor

City Lab: A Manufacturing Map of New York, Circa 1919

chartae-antiquae.cz: Virtual Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Thomas Bartholin and the Lymphatic System

Lapham’s Quarterly: Flow Chart: A history of the four humors

Live Science: Black Death ‘Plague Pit’ with 48 Skeletons Is ‘Extremely Rare’ Find

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Phineas Gage 3D Print

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: Trailblazers: Women in Science and Medicine in the Archives

Hilta Ines Christina Pfister (1898-1944)

Hilta Ines Christina Pfister (1898-1944)

Early Modern Medicine: Metaphorical Magnitude

Whipple Library Books Blog: X is for X-ray or just funny bones

The Public Domain Review: The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man

The Guardian: School library book returned more than 120 years late – with no fine

BBC News: History of smallpox called into question

National Geographic: Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus

One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus. PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRIL CACHOVSKIJ, DELFI

One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRIL CACHOVSKIJ, DELFI

Thomas Morris: The venomous boot

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: 16th Century Surgery & Comic Creation

Jack El-Hai: Is There Any Truth to Truth Serum?

Wonders & Marvels: Male Menstruation in Early Modern Medicine

in propia persona: Smallpox inoculation and quarantine in colonial America

Thomas Morris: Killed by his false teeth

general-anaesthesia.com: Horace Wells (1815–1848)

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ozy.com: The Cocaine Addict Who Invented Radical Cancer Surgery

npr: Million-Year-Old ‘Hero Bug’ Emerges From Cave

Providentia: A Spy in Bedlam (Part One)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Photographer Berenice Abbott, 'Woman wiring an early IBM computer' from the Documenting Science series (1938-58)

Photographer Berenice Abbott, ‘Woman wiring an early IBM computer’ from the Documenting Science series (1938-58)

I Programmer: BBC Micro Turns 35

Ptak Science Books: An Early Mechanical-Biological “Interface” – the Perfect Voice, 1878

IEEE Spectrum: Germanium Can Take Transistors Where Silicon Can’t

Ptak Science Books: German Aircraft Losses During WWII

in propria persona: Stepping stone to Internet privacy: the telegraph

Yovisto: The Airplanes of Glenn Luther Martin

Ptak Science Books: Talking Phonographs and Talking Photographs, 1877/8

An early "alternative" use for Edison's newly-invented phonograph ("Punch", London, 1878) h/t John Ptak

An early “alternative” use for Edison’s newly-invented phonograph (“Punch”, London, 1878) h/t John Ptak

The Public Domain Review: Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

New York Times: Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies at 91

laststandonzombieisland: The nicest factory Nagant revolver ever

Yovisto: John Boyd Dunlop and the Inflatable Tire

Conciatore: Roasting the Frit

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Mountain Clamor! Resource Flows and Metal Culture in Early Modern Mining

Yovisto: The Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Yovisto: Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

British Library: Untold lives blog: Anglo-Italian Competition: The sale of military aircraft to Kabul

The Getty: A Brief History of Albumen Silver Prints

Tedium: Lessons From the Video Professor

About Manchester: Did you know the Blackpool Tower came from Newton Heath?

Ptak Science Books: A Submarine Research Platform, 1873

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Whipple Library Books Blog: W is for Ward’s World of Wonder

Ptak Science Books: A Case of Pedestrian Confusion: Adam & Eve, Monkeys, and Darwin (1878)

Smithsonian.com: This Lady Scientist Defined the Greenhouse Effect but Didn’t Get the Credit, Because Sexism

The H-Word: Over 200 years of deadly London air: smogs, fogs, and pea soupers

The Illustrated London News, Volume 10, 1847. The men and boy carrying lighted torches are acting as guides to the carriage and pedestrians: fogs were often so thick it was impossible to see across a street. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

The Illustrated London News, Volume 10, 1847. The men and boy carrying lighted torches are acting as guides to the carriage and pedestrians: fogs were often so thick it was impossible to see across a street. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Academia: Specimen Lists: Artisanal Writing or Natural Historical Paperwork

Notches: The Romantic Concept of Psychological Androgyny

mental_floss: Woolly Mammoth’s Skeleton May Revise Experts’ Timeline of Early America

Atlas Obscura: The Hidden Signs That Mark Britain’s Ghost Forests

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Theodor Schwann

History of Geology: Fantastic Rocks and Where to Find Them – High Pressure Metamorphites

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (ii)

Left—Illustration of how in the Two Spheres Theory water from the watery sphere feeds springs. Right—Illustration of how, even under a more modern view in which the world is mostly earthy material with water in ocean basins on its surface, the ocean is supposed to be higher (at F) than the land, and thus feeds springs (at L). Illustrations from Gaspar Schott’s Anatomia Physico-Hydrostatica Fontium ac Fluminum of 1663

Left—Illustration of how in the Two Spheres Theory water from the watery sphere feeds springs. Right—Illustration of how, even under a more modern view in which the world is mostly earthy material with water in ocean basins on its surface, the ocean is supposed to be higher (at F) than the land, and thus feeds springs (at L). Illustrations from Gaspar Schott’s Anatomia Physico-Hydrostatica Fontium ac Fluminum of 1663

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (iii)

Atlas Obscura: The Popular Victorian Clubs That Yearned To Fill Europe With Hippos

The New York Times: Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change

The Leakey Foundation: The Leakey Family

KEW: About Joseph Hooker

Forbes: Four-Legged 350-Millio-Year-Old Fossils Fill An Evolution Gap

Motherboard: How This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Ended Up in a Burmese Amber Market

National Geographic: First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

The amber specimen containing coelurosaur tail. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

The amber specimen containing coelurosaur tail. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

CNN: ‘Once in a lifetime find’: Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

The Verge: This dinosaur tail in amber reminds birds of their once and future empire

High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

BBC News: ‘Beautiful’ dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

CHEMISTRY:

 Yovisto: Nicolas Leblanc and the Leblanc Process

AHF: Ida Noddack

Conciatore: Fall from Grace

Smithsonian.com: Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

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META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

in propria persona: History and its purpose: the case of the government and the Internet

BSHS: BSHS Engagement Fellowships: Hosts Announced

History of the Human Sciences: “We Should beware anyone who thinks they’ve got an easy application of biology to society” – an interview with Chris Renwick

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet and experimental philosophy 1

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749), French mathematician and physicist Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749), French mathematician and physicist
Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: A 17th-Century Italian’s Encounter with Uzbek Plov

The Society for Nautical Research: The Mariner’s Mirror

The H-Word: Royal Society funds small museums to tell stories of local science “heroes”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: 17th Alma Dea Morani Award Presented to Paula A. Johnson

JHI Blog: Intellectual History and Global Transformations

on risk of: ISO 31000 and Those Who Don’t Know History

Natural History Daily

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Note December 2016

The #EnvHist Weekly

Deutsches Museum: Digital

Planetarium in Armillarsphäre, kopernikanisch, von Desnos, Paris

Planetarium in Armillarsphäre, kopernikanisch, von Desnos, Paris

 

Auxiliary Hypothesis: Popper Prize 2016

Smithsonian.com: What Does It Take to Win a Nobel Prize? Four Winners, in Their Own Words

Yovisto: Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System

Journal of Social History of Medicine & Health: Call for Papers

Library of Congress: Technology at the Library: Getting the Whole Picture

Institute of Engineering and Technology: IET Archive Blog

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Francesco’s Studiolo

The Studiolo of Francesco de' Medici, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

The Studiolo of Francesco de’ Medici,
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

Othmeralia: Johann Rudolf Glauber’s Pharmacopea Spagyrica

BOOK REVIEWS:

 The Guardian: Robin McKie’s best science books of 2016

QI: QI Book of the Year

brainpickings: The Greatest Science Books of 2016

Quartz: Quartz’s favourite books of 2016, reviewed in 25 words or less

Space.com: ‘The Glass Universe’: How Women ‘Computers’ Measured the Stars

The Atlantic: The Women ‘Computers’ Who Revolutionized Astronomy

Wall Street Journal: The Lady Computers

NICHE: Introducing: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

brainpickings: A Voyage in the Clouds: The Heartening Illustrated Story of the First International Flight in 1785

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Academia: Goulet & Gagnon, Histoire de la médecine au Québec. 1800-2000

Popular Science: Welcome to the Universe

Notches: Sex and the Devil: An Interview with Laura Stokes

Popular Science: Are Numbers Real – Brian Clegg

Slate: “Inexplicable, Terrible, and Capricious”: A history of scurvy, the mysterious disease that haunted the age of exploration

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

CUP: Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Sciences

Bibnum: Méthodes nouvelle pour diagnostiquer l’idiotie, l’imbécillité et la débilité mentale

Routledge: The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

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Brill: The Textual Tradition of Plato’s Timaeus and Critias

Didymos Verlag: Scientia Kircheriana: Die Fabrikation von Wissen bei Athanasius Kircher

Historiens de la santé: Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Birth of the Subject of Psychotherapy

The Map Room: New Biography of 17th-Century Cartographer John Ogilby

John Ogilby, The Road From London to the Lands End, 1675.

John Ogilby, The Road From London to the Lands End, 1675.

SAGE Publishing: The SAGE handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

The MIT Press: The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Fourth Edition

Historiens de la santé: Une histoire des plantes médicinales du « Nouveau Monde »

Foucault News: The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science Museum – The Winton Gallery

ngut-credit-0012The exhibition event of the week was without doubt the official opening of the new permanent exhibition space for mathematics at the Science Museum, The Winton Gallery created by the star architect Zaha Hadid. Whewell’s Gazette doesn’t usually do the history of mathematics but this gallery concentrates on the practical applications of mathematics so it is more about physics and engineering than pure mathematics and so falls well within out remit. Judging by the reports it’s well worth a visit if you are in London.

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

BBC News: Inside Dame Zaha Hadid’s ‘womb-like’ Science Museum Gallery

The Aperiodical: “Mathematics: The Winton Gallery” opens at Science Museum

The Guardian: Science Museum’s maths gallery soars with stunning Zaha Hadid design

AM2: Zaha Hadid’s Mathematics Gallery opens at London’s Science Museum

The Guardian: Kazuo Ishiguro: “We’re coming close to the point where we can create people who are superior to others”

The Guardian: Zaha Hadid remembered by Rana Hadi

‘The flow of energy goes on for ever’: the new mathematics gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened on 7 December 2016. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

‘The flow of energy goes on for ever’: the new mathematics gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened on 7 December 2016. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

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

The Huffington Post: Astronomy in Renaissance Art

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

Morell Mackenzie

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

The H-Word: Three free exhibitions for history of science enthusiasts

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

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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.

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

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

Teylers 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 Straits Times: M.C.Escher’s optical illusion art at ArtScience Museum

University of Bangor: The Art of Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms from the Abyss

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

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

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

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

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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: Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Florence Nightingale Museum: Bluebeard the Panto! 14–15 December 2016

Motherboard: Rocket Opera Pays Homage to Women of the Space Race

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 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

EVENTS:

Museum of the History of Science: The Star of Bethlehem m 13 December 2016

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: From Attendants to Nurses: Philanthropy, Psychiatry and American Nursing 1940–1955 15 December 2016

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

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh

University of Greenwich: Carry van Lieshout on London’s Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century 89 December 2016 

National Museum of Scotland: Stereoscopy an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography 5–18 December 2016

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

CHM Live: The Process: Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum in Conversation with Science Fiction Author David Gerrold 14 December 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

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:

"Inge Lehmann and the Earth's Core" - Ele Willoughby

“Inge Lehmann and the Earth’s Core” – Ele Willoughby

TELEVISION:

The Conversation: Planet Earth’s adventure into cities cements its position as a pioneer of environmental film

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Foreign Secretary – Objectivity #95

Youtube: Royal Society: Golden Snuff Box – Objectivity #26

Gresham College: The Curious Case of the Decapitated Frog

RADIO & PODCASTS:

The Royal Institution: How Richard Feynman explained the first law

Cara Santa Maria: Episode 137 – Dava Sobel

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: How Much Testosterone Makes You a Man?

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The man who predicted deforestation and climate change 200 years ago

soundcloud: Being Human: Laura Snyder Interview

Science Friday: The Female Astronomers Who Captured the Stars

TECHistory Saints: Episode 8: Paratrooper Technology

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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!

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 York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 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 York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

Università Delgi Studi di Udine: EmoBookTrade: Kick-off Conference 30 November 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

‘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

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

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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

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: History of Medicine Seminars Michaelmas Term 2016

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

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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Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities: Conference: Philosophy and History of Open Science 30 November–1 December 2016

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

BSHS: The BSHS invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

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

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

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

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

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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

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

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

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

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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

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

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

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

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

 

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

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

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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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

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

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

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

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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

‘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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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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 Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

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

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: History of Medicine Seminars Michaelmas Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Munich Center for Technology in Society: Master’s Program in STS

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Research Fellow in History

Johns Hopkins: Department of The History of Medicine: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History and Ethics of Genomics and Infectious Disease

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #16

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 #16

Monday 05 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Into December and the St Nicholas Eve edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could chase up around the Internet over the last seven days.

We all live in the nuclear age, a period that on the grand scale is surprisingly short. Although the ancient Greek atomists hypothesised fundamental particles of matter sometime around the sixth century BCE the theory, which drifted in and out of fashion, remained purely speculative until John Dalton began to put it on a scientific footing at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Even after Dalton the theory remained controversial until the early twentieth century when various people such as Henry Moseley and Niels Bohr put it onto a more solid footing. Around the same time Henri Becquerel and Pierre and Marie Curie began to investigate and explain radioactivity and radioactive decay.

Things picked up at this point and famously on 12 September 1933 Leó Szilárd discovered the principle of the nuclear chain reaction whilst waiting at a traffic light on the corner of Southampton Row in London. On 2 December 1942 to quote Gene Dannen, “Leo Szilard’s ‘impossible’ vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality” when Enrico Fermi fired up the world’s first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago’s sports arena

From here the physicists and the engineers would go on to develop both nuclear weapons and civil nuclear energy. The former have always been damned but the latter has been both regarded as a blessing and a curse. Today, for example, China is following an aggressive policy of nuclear power expansion, whilst Germany, following the Fukushima disaster, has decided to phase out its nuclear power programme completely replacing it with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.

What of the future?

The world’s first nuclear reactor was initiated 2 December 1942

On December 2, 1942, Leo Szilard's 'impossible' vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality: CP-1 – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

On December 2, 1942, Leo Szilard’s ‘impossible’ vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality: CP-1 – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

Yovisto: The First Self-Sustained Nuclear Chain Reaction

AHF: Chicago Pile-1

AHF: Chicago Pile-1: Ushering in the Atomic Age

Library of Congress: Today in History – December 2 Nuclear Fission

Quotes of the week:

 In a time when lies rule it cant be enough for history just to walk its readers down memory lane; our pages need to fight for truth – Simon Schama (@simon_schama)

This reminds me that Khrushchev said that “historians are dangerous people” – and, for our sakes, we need them to be dangerous – Danny Vincent (@DannyDudlow)

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“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.”– Claude Lévi-Strauss h/t @Yovisto

“A truth that’s told with bad intent

Beats all the lies you can invent.” -William Blake

“I say, George, damned odd play, this. It’s full of quotations!” – a soldier overheard in 1829 seeing Romeo & Juliet for the first time h/t @greg_jenner

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FOOD SCIENTIST: we bred this corn to have less rigid stoma

ME: Stoma?

FS: Pores for breathing essentially

ME: So this is…soft pore corn? – Elle Noël (@ElleOhHell)

“Taxonomy is just our way of making sense of a mess” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t” – Mark Twain h/t @Yovisto

“Academia now produces writing literally faster than any sane person can keep up with reading it, let alone assimilating it to their own work” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

"the Colon and Semicolon are frequently used promiscuously" h/t @SLevelt

“the Colon and Semicolon are frequently used promiscuously” h/t @SLevelt

“The earliest known reference to someone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660” – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

“Plotinus seems like a guy who would have seen the face of Plato in a piece of flatbread, and then eaten it to become more philosophical” – M.A.D: Moore (@Atticist)

“Science is built up of facts as a house is with stones. Collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house” – Poincare h/t @bstorax

“Let’s get on with Brexit. Bring the expats back from Spain and get them picking vegetables in Lincolnshire” – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

Birthday of the Week:

The Royal Society was founded in Gresham College 28 November 1660

Gresham College, engraving by George Vertue, 1740

Gresham College, engraving by George Vertue, 1740

Yovisto: The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge

Royal Museums Greenwich: Spirit of enquiry; Samuel Pepys and the Royal Society

The Royal Society: History

 

The first Pulsar was discovered 28 November 1967

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Cosmic Search: Little Green Men, White Dwarfs or Pulsars?

Yovisto: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the Discovery of Pulsars

Cambridge Physics: Pulsars: Bell and Hewish, 1968

amphilsoc:org: The Discovery of Pulsars and the Aftermath

Jagdish Chandra Bose born 30 November 1858

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C-Net: Google Doodle celebrates scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose

John Ray born 29 November 1627

John Ray, by unknown artist Source NPG via Wikimedia Commons

John Ray, by unknown artist
Source NPG via Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A boy from Essex who made good

 

Yovisto: John Ray and the Classification of Plants

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 

 

Yovisto: Otto von Guericke and the Horror of Vacuum

Engraving by Caspar Schott Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engraving by Caspar Schott
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Oppenheimer the Teacher

Smithsonian.com: Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars

Yovisto: Christian Doppler and the Doppler Effect

Yovisto: Ernst Chladni – The Father of Acoustics

AHF: Philip Abelson

Nobelprize.org: Gustaf Dalén – Biographical

Apparently as a young man, Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén-b. 30 November 1869-was a bit of a hipster – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Apparently as a young man, Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén-b. 30 November 1869-was a bit of a hipster – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Forbes: A History of Cataloging The Heavens: The International Astronomical Union’s New Star Catalog

Whipple Library Books Blog: U is for the Universe

Smithsonian.com: For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later

AHF: Louis Slotin

EurekAlert! Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

Tycho Brahe Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tycho Brahe
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SDU: Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

Scienmag: Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

San Marino Tribune: The Story of Grace Lillian Burke Hubble

Universe Today: Who Was Giovanni Cassini?

National Maritime Museum: Sundials

ibiblio.org: Greek Astronomy: The Revival of an Ancient Science

Atlas Obscura: Discover the Perfect Sundial Motto to Describe Your Mortality

Translated from the Latin, “The hours perish and are reckoned.” NABOKOV/CC BY-SA 3.0

Translated from the Latin, “The hours perish and are reckoned.” NABOKOV/CC BY-SA 3.0

Library of Congress: Tian wen lue (Summary of Astronomy) 1615

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Luigi Galvani: The Man Behind Animal Electricity

AHF: Samuel Goudsmit

Muslim Heritage: Ottoman Contributions to Science and Technology

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Macro-Typography: Vatican Mappamundi

Hearth Tax Online: London Hearth Tax Mapping: A ‘Charles Booth’ for the Seventeenth Century?

Atlas Obscura: Found: An Intricate 17th-Century Map, Stuffed Into a Chimney

BBC News: Rare antique map used as draught excluder is restored

The map has been restored to reveal its "detailed splendour"

The map has been restored to reveal its “detailed splendour”

Smithsonian.com: Rare 17th-Centzury Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored

David Rumsey Map Collection: Andrew’s Schoolroom Chart of Geographical Illustrations

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gerard Mercator

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lewis Rutherford and Cleveland Abbe

Star Tribune: Old real estate maps of the Twin Cities contain details of a forgotten history

Gallery: 1914 Plat Maps of downtown Minneapolis, showing the extensive rail lines. TOM WALLACE – STAR TRIBUNE

Gallery: 1914 Plat Maps of downtown Minneapolis, showing the extensive rail lines.
TOM WALLACE – STAR TRIBUNE

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Who Knows Anything? – Journalism, Caesarean Section, and the Production of Knowledge

Early Modern Medicine: Anne Taylor’s Stones

Yovisto: Sir William Henry Flower on Mammals and the Human Brain

Yovisto: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aids

Yovisto: Christine Ladd-Franklin and the Theory of Colour Vision

Christine Ladd-Franklin Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christine Ladd-Franklin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs in a Museum

The Cullen Project: From: Dr William Cullen to: Addressee Unknown Regarding: Mr Strachan (Patient) 30 November 1772

Mosaic: In pictures: AIDS posters

Thomas Morris: The miller’s tale

Atlas Obscura: Bibliomania, the Dark Desire for Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

 

Medical Heritage Library: Insanity, medicine and the law – The case of President Garfield’s assassin, Charles Guiteau

Conciatore: Royal Apothecary

Fresco, early 16th century speziale, Castello di  Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

Fresco, early 16th century speziale,
Castello di Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

 

Medievalists.net: The rebirth of fertility: the Trotula and her travelling companions c. 1200–1450

Thomas Morris: Bunged up

BBC: The strange, gruesome truth about plague pits and the Tube

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Elizabeth Stern’s Cancer Research Has Had a Lasting Impact on Women’s Health

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Jane C. Wright Revolutionized Cancer Research (1919–2013)

Jane C. Wright  National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine, B026210

Jane C. Wright
National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine, B026210

CHF: Distillations: The Filter of Life

OUP Blog: What Burton’s ‘anatomy of Melancholy’ tells us about modern day mood disorders

Yovisto: António Egas Moniz and the Cerebal Angiography

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The Public Domain Review: The Daddy Long Legs of Brighton

Hyperallergic: A One-of-a-Kind Room Fragrancer from Medieval Europe Finally Gets Its Due

Table Fountain (c. 1320–40), gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, opaque enamel (all photos courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art unless otherwise noted)

Table Fountain (c. 1320–40), gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, opaque enamel (all photos courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art unless otherwise noted)

Mark Hill: Was ‘Internet’ First Used for a Transistor Radio?

MIT Technology Review: Four Lessons for Silicon Valley from Its First Startup

History Matters: Talk Tarp, Not Trump: Why I Decided to Write The Biography of a Fabric

The Telegraph: Letter reveals Bletchley Park code breakers secretly thanked by General Eisenhower for “priceless” work

AHF: Project Silverplate

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Car That Won America’s First Auto Race

J. Frank Duryea, left, and race umpire Arthur W. White, right, in the 1895 Duryea during the Chicago Times-Herald race, the first automobile race in the U.S. (Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/#GdIOslif1eOVXTLA.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

J. Frank Duryea, left, and race umpire Arthur W. White, right, in the 1895 Duryea during the Chicago Times-Herald race, the first automobile race in the U.S. (Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/#GdIOslif1eOVXTLA.99
Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

 

The Public Domain Review: Airopaida (1786) – the Narrative of a Balloon Excursion

@Bcast_Md: NBC Chimes

Atlas Obscura: The Long, Politically Fraught History of Seeds in the U.S.

Hagley: Museum Collection: Patent Model Connections

The Conversation: Ancient Syrian bitumen discovered in Anglo-Saxon boat at Sutton Hoo

TNMoC: Winter 1966 in Computer Weekly

The Atlantic: Searching for Lost Knowledge in the Age of Intelligent Machines

A screenshot of Yewno’s inference hub returning a search for “Antikythera Mechanism.” (Yewno)

A screenshot of Yewno’s inference hub returning a search for “Antikythera Mechanism.” (Yewno)

Longreads: Hidebound: The Grisly Invention of Parchment

Yovisto: Peter Carl Goldmark and the Color Television

Financial Times: Big Ben and Liberty Bell maker to close London Foundry

Spitalfields Life: So Long, Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

laststandonzobieisland: They towed the Cold War mine line: The Agile/Aggressive/Dash-class MSOs

ars technica: Forgotten audio formats: Wire Recording

A.V: Club: Meet the 19th Century’s tuition-waiving, gelatin-inventing Renaissance man

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

entomologists

Yovisto: John Lloyd Stephens and Archaeology of Middle America

Laelaps: The Time 19th Century Paleontologists Punched it Out

Yovisto: The Discovery of the Taung Child

Yovisto: Pierre André Latreille – The Father of modern Entomology

Discovering Necrobia ruficollis while in prison saved Latreille’s life

Discovering Necrobia ruficollis while in prison saved Latreille’s life

Geri Walton: Pierre André Latreille: How a Beetle Saved an Imprisoned Entomologist From the Guillotine

mncn: El arte de conservar las plantas

Atlas Obscura: In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels

The Guardian: The balloonist MP who gave his life foe meteorology

EurekAlert!: The tree of life has its roots in Jena

Pen and Pension: The Greenland Whalers of King’s Lynn

18th Century whaling could be dangerous!

18th Century whaling could be dangerous!

Inverse: Sue the Tyrannosaur Has a Sexual Identity Crises

The Public Domain Review: “Plantscapes” from Kerner von Marilaun’s Pflanzenleben (1887)

Evolving Thoughts: Pritchard on species 2

NOAA History: Giants of Science: Cleveland Abbe

CBC News: Thawing permafrost is altering chemistry of northern rivers, researchers say

 

CHEMISTRY:

Nautilus: Authenticity in the Age of the Fake

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A rose-cut synthetic diamond created using a chemical vapor deposition process. Source: Wikimedia Commons

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A rose-cut synthetic diamond created using a chemical vapor deposition process.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Academic Publishing – Guillem Vidal (@guillemvidal)

Academic Publishing – Guillem Vidal (@guillemvidal)

IEEE History Center Newsletter: Issue 102, November 2016

The Oxford Historian: The Newton Project

The Recipes Project: Moocing About with Ancient Recipes

The Conversation: The absurdity of natural history – or, why humans are ‘fish’

call-for-bloggers

JSTOR: Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

Talking News Media: Library of Congress to become ‘content hub partner’ with the Digital Public Library of America: The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major Library of Congress maps collections

Reading Euclid: Website: ‘Reading Euclid: Euclid’s Elements of Geometry in Early Modern Britain’, an AHRC-funded research project

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Whipple Library Books Blog: R is for the Royal Society and the History of Thomas Sprat

Science Museum: Museum History

ISIS: Volume 107, Number 4 – December 2016 Table of Contents OA: Viewpoint: Clocks to Computers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: History (of Science) Books by Women

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The #EnvHist Weekly

Making Science Public: Making sense of plasticity

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Veins of the Earth

Notches: Maleficent Favourites: Seductive Bewitchment at the English Court

The bewitching George Villiers to whom James VI and I became attached. Michiel van Mierevelt, George Villiers, 1625-6. (Wikimedia Commons)

The bewitching George Villiers to whom James VI and I became attached. Michiel van Mierevelt, George Villiers, 1625-6. (Wikimedia Commons)

Notches: Witchcraft Confessions and Sexual Fantasies during the English Civil War

Routledge: Witchcraft and the Supernatural FreeBook!

NYAM: Found in the Eyes of Rams: The Bezoar and its Powers

BOOK REVIEWS:

New Republic: Who Gets to Be a Science Nerd? The troubling history of popular science

The History of Emotions Blog: The Kingering of the Lost Self. Review: Deborah Lutz ‘Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture’

Journal of the American Revolution: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

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Stanfords: 13 Journeys Through Space and Time

teleskopos: Scientific instruments on display

Chemistry World: The water kingdom

The Dispersal of Darwin: The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre: John Aubrey – Wiltshire’s 17th Century Pioneer

Science Friday: The Best Science Books of 2016

Smithsonian.com: The Best “Art Meets Science” Books of 2016

Financial Times: Best books of 2016: Science

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Waldemar  Mordekhaï Haffjine (1860-1930). Biographie intellectuelle

Historiens de la santé: De la naissance et des pères

W. W. Norton: The Species Seekers

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Historiens de la santé: Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland

Historiens de la santé: Lettres 1904–1937

OUP: Phenomenology of Illness

Historiens de la santé: La grammaire intérieure. Une sociologie historique de la psychanalyse

ART & EXHIBITIONS

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

Morell Mackenzie

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

The H-Word: Three free exhibitions for history of science enthusiasts

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

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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.

BBC News: Dippy dinosaur’s national tour stops announced

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

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

Teylers 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

CLOSING SOON: University of Kent: Studio 3 Gallery: Curio: Sites of Wonder 30 September–2 December 2016

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

The Straits Times: M.C.Escher’s optical illusion art at ArtScience Museum

University of Bangor: The Art of Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms from the Abyss

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

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

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

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

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

CLOSING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

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Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Motherboard: Rocket Opera Pays Homage to Women of the Space Race

Perisphere Theater: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 30 November–11 December 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 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

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh

University of Greenwich: Carry van Lieshout on London’s Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century 89 December 2016 

National Museum of Scotland: Stereoscopy an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography 5–18 December 2016

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

University of Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies Annual Lecture: After the Silk Roads: Asia, Europe, and the Discovery of the Americas 8 December 2016

The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret: Talk: The Artist and the Anatomist 8 December 2016

Events at Central Library Manchester: Healing Histories – An Exhibition of Medical Marvels 12 December 2016

CHM Live: The Process: Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum in Conversation with Science Fiction Author David Gerrold 14 December 2016

Paderborn University: Round-table: Émilie du Châtelet – 310 Anniversary 13 December 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh 7 December 2016

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

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

 

University of Manchester: Events at Central Library: Healing Histories – An Exhibition of Medical Marvels 12 December 2016

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

Wellcome Collection: Glimpses of life inside the asylum 7 December 2016

 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Robert Walter Weir The Microscope Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Walter Weir The Microscope
Yale University Art Gallery

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Electrical Furniture – Objectivity #25

Youtube: HHMI BioInteractive Video: The Making of a Theory: Darwin, Wallace, and Natural Selection

Youtube: The National Gallery: Painting Stars – Star Trail

Youtube: The National Gallery: Stargazing – Star Trail

Youtube: Loughborough University: Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data

Youtube: Al-Massir – Water Telescope

Youtube: NICHE: Nature’s Past Episode 55: Asbestos Mining and Environmental Health

Youtube: Alliterative: Etymology: Word History Connections

The Public Domain Review: Opium Destruction, San Francisco (1914)

Youtube: Harvard University: The Place of the Mechanical in Liberal Studies By Ann Blair

Youtube: Minerva Scientifica The Franklin Effect CD launch

Youtube: Helen Arney: THE ELEMENTS – with new elements nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson!

AEON: Marie Tharp: uncovering the secrets of the ocean floor

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Day the Earth Stopped Standing Still

RTÉ Radio 1: Then There Was Light

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: Carlo Rovelli: Reality Is Not What It Seems

BBC Radio 4: The Tarpaulin – A Biography

Institute of Historical Research: Historical Geographies of he Prime Meridian: the Case of France and Britain in the Eighteenth Century

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

Futility Closet: Podcast Episode 129: The Voynich Manuscript

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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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Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 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 York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 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 York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

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

Università Delgi Studi di Udine: EmoBookTrade: Kick-off Conference 30 November 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

‘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

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

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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 Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Conference: Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects 2121 November 2016

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: History of Medicine Seminars Michaelmas Term 2016